2016 Cars That Are Absolute Lemons

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Every year, new car models hit the showroom and the advertising makes each one of them sound like the best ever made. But, that can’t be true of them all. Luckily, Consumer Reports has a reputation for telling the brutal, honest truth. Here are their top clunkers in every category. And, the reasons why…
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Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Lowest-rated green car: A half-step up from a golf cart, slow and clumsy.
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Chrysler Town & Country

Lowest-rated minivan: Poor gas mileage and didn’t fare well in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small overlap crash tests.
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Cadillac Escalade

Lowest-rated large luxury SUV: Stiff ride, not that roomy and the Cue infotainment system is confounding.
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Land Rover Discovery Sport

Lowest-rated luxury compact SUV: Too little or too much acceleration, and a balky transmission.
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Dodge Journey

Lowest-rated family SUV: V-6 engine had poor gas mileage.
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Lincoln MKS

Lowest-rated midsize luxury car: Outdated and outclassed.
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Mercedes-Benz CLA250

Lowest-rated compact luxury car: Stiff ride, noisy, cramped.
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Chrysler 200

Lowest-rated midsize sedan: Mediocre with clumsy handling and poor road performance.
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Mitsubishi Mirage

Lowest-rated subcompact: Cheap to buy and good gas mileage, but it’s tiny, tinny and the three-cylinder engine vibrates.
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Fiat 500L

Lowest-rated compact: Worst reliability of any new car with a dismal road-test score.
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