Small SUVs: Ford Escape SE 1.6T
The worst value small SUV honors go to the Ford Escape SE equipped with a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. Though it gets a respectable 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, the Escape lacks value due to its depreciation, which is estimated to be 40 percent of its overall cost-to-own over five years. The Ford Escape SE is priced from $26,445 and is expected to lose nearly half its value over five years. The 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine provides 178 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque and comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission.