Making the decision to buy a new vehicle can be tough, and it can be made much worse when you end up regretting it.
Consumer Reports has released its list of the top seven cars that owners most regret buying based on the responses to more than 300,000 surveys asking new car owners about how satisfied they are with their cars.
The survey focused on the 2014 to 2017 model years and asked if the owner would buy the same car again, with 70 percent of respondents saying they were happy with their choice. But not everyone loved the car they chose to buy, unfortunately, and seven models in particular stand out as particularly bad.
Keep reading to the find out which seven vehicles owners regretted buying the most in 2016.
Small SUV: Jeep Compass
The Jeep Compass was called out in the small SUV category based on its uncomfortable seats, poor rearward visibility, and basic cabin. Just 42 percent of respondents said that they would buy one again while other complaints include slow acceleration and too much road noise.
Midsized SUV: Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan’s Pathfinder was a regret for half of its buyers, with 50 percent of respondents saying they would not buy one again. Owners called it out for being boring to drive, lacking the off-road prowess of its predecessors, poor fuel economy and reliability issues.
Small Car: Dodge Dart
Midsized Sedan: Chrysler 200
Like the Dodge Dart, the Chrysler 200 is also being discontinued, saving future buyers from regret. Current 200 owners complain of poor handling, an underwhelming four-cylinder engine, a rough ride, a lot of road noise and a cramped rear seat.
Minivan: Dodge Grand Caravan
Despite the Dodge Grand Caravan offering a low entry price for a family hauler, it seems that many respondents are not happy with it. A rough shifting transmission, uncomfortable second-row seats, a cheap interior and bad sound system made up many of the complaints.
Pickup Truck: Nissan Frontier
Regardless of size, the Nissan Frontier was the lowest rated pickup truck, criticized quite a bit for its age, not surprising considering it has remained mostly unchanged since 2005. High levels of road noise, clumsy steering, a poor turning radius and unsupportive, stiff seats were all the reasons owners regretted buying a Frontier.
Least-Satisfying Overall: Acura ILX
Of every single car out there, owners were most upset with the Acura ILX, though the Dodge Dart and Jeep Compass aren’t far behind. Still, the ILX ranks worst and is criticized for being a dressed up Honda Civic with poor quality paint, having a shaky ride, sluggish accelerating, lots of road noise and being very expensive for what you get.