5. Ford Explorer V6, 2WD
Uh oh, this is not good. Someone in Dearborn is going lose their job… scratch that, an entire department at Ford is going to get sacked. Another Blue-Oval vehicle is on this list, how embarrassing. Coming in at No. 5 is the V6-powered, two-wheel-drive version of the company’s Explorer SUV. This formerly truck-based utility gets a black eye from you-know-who, or rather a series of black dots on its reliability report card. The editors enjoy its interior calling it “well-finished and relatively quiet.” The usable third-row seat is also worthy of praise, but the 3.5-liter V6 comes under fire for its coarseness, though it is powerful and efficient. Not surprisingly, the Explorer shares an underlying architecture with the Ford Flex, which is apparently the kiss of death when it comes to quality.