These are the most disappointing cars in 2021, accd’g to US study

Updated Jan 13, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Interestingly, Toyota tops the list.

Buying a car is one of the most expensive investments or purchases people will make in their lifetime. This is exactly the reason why choosing a car should involve rigorous research before making a purchase. By doing so, car buyers will be satisfied with the brand-new cars that they use for their daily mobility needs.

Toyota C-HR front view

Toyota C-HR

However, not all expectations are met every time, which can be disappointing considering how much these machines cost. As such, Consumer Reports (CR) wants to make sure that car buyers get their money’s worth with its latest ‘10 Least Satisfying Cars Survey’ conducted among customers in the United States.

Here is the data gauging owner satisfaction by determining whether they would buy the same car again if given a choice. To note, a low satisfaction score doesn’t specifically mean the vehicle has poor reliability or performance. CR explained that the survey shows whether a car has lived up to expectations, so here is the percentage of owners surveyed who are likely to buy the same car again:

  1. Toyota C-HR – 29 percent
  2. Ford EcoSport – 30 percent
  3. Chevrolet Trax – 37 percent
  4. Infiniti Q50 – 40 percent
  5. Nissan Rogue Sport – 42 percent
  6. Infiniti QX50 – 46 percent
  7. Jeep Compass – 46 percent
  8. Jeep Renegade – 46 percent
  9. Cadillac XT4 – 47 percent
  10. Kia Forte – 47 percent

Surprisingly, a Toyota vehicle is the least satisfying car in the U.S. market, specifically the C-HR. This is followed by the Ford EcoSport and Chevrolet Trax, respectively. If we trace the pattern, one can assume that a number of car buyers find the space and performance on these three list-topping subcompact crossovers underwhelming. Understandably disappointing for models marketed as SUVs.

Ford EcoSport front view

Ford EcoSport

The ‘10 Least Satisfying Cars Survey’ list carries on with entries from Japanese and American car brands including Infiniti, Nissan, Jeep, and Cadillac. One Korean model, the Kia Forte, also made the list at the tenth spot. CR provides the full analysis of the survey for members on its website.

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Know more about Toyota


For the local market, Toyota Philippines offers 22 car models. The most affordable of these is the Toyota Wigo hatchback. Toyota also has three sedan models namely the Vios, the Corolla Altis, and the Camry. It then has one entry to the pickup truck segment, the Hilux. For coupes, Toyota Philippines offers two models: the GT 86 and the Supra. The Toyota local SUV segment has four models. These include the Fortuner, Land Cruiser, Land Cruiser Prado, and FJ Cruiser. The Toyota MPV segment for the Philippines has three models: the Avanza, Rush, and the Innova. Then there are two Toyota vans in the Philippine market: the Hiace and the Hiace Super Grandia. For hatchbacks, there's the Wigo, the GR Yaris, Prius, and the Yaris, while the minivan segment then has the Alphard. And lastly, the crossovers sold by Toyota include the Corolla Cross, and the RAV4.

Here at, we provide the complete Toyota Philippines Price list for 2023, which we update on a monthly basis. Besides that, we also list the latest and hottest car promos ranging from low monthly amortizations, cash discounts, and low downpayments. 

For more information about the Toyota Philippines price list for 2023, as well other details regarding the brand, continue below.

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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