Here Were The Worst Cars Of 2018

Posted: Dec 28 2018, 2:18pm CST | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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Here Were the Worst Cars of 2018
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2018 had some amazing cars. The ones on this list are the ones that you'll want to forget ever existed, or at least try and improve.

The year 2018 was a fantastic year for some car manufacturers. We saw the birth of the limited run Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. BMW launched a handful of new and reworked cars for this year and the next three model years. Lamborghini announced their new Huracan — the Performante Spyder — for release in 2019. This doesn't even mention all of the fantastic announcements made by domestic, non-luxury brands.

While 2018 was great for some cars, it wasn't great for everyone. As 2018 comes to a close, let's take a look at the worst cars of the previous calendar year.

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi has made some pretty amazing vehicles in the past, but the 2018 Mirage is not one of them. This compact sedan is equipped with a 3-cylinder engine that is severely lacking in the power department, and it vibrates like a car from a decade ago. The cabin is cheap — obviously cheap — and makes no attempts to hide it, and it handles like a car three times its size.

The only thing it has going for it is the manufacturer warranty, which you might need when the low-quality parts start to fail on you.

2018 Nissan Armada

You don't generally expect an SUV to have the best gas mileage — especially when there are plug-in hybrids on the road — but you definitely wouldn't expect an SUV from a car giant like Nissan to have a fuel economy in the teens. But that's precisely what you'll get with the 2018 Armada. Consumer Reports gave it the "Worst Fuel Economy" award for 2018 because it reportedly gets 14 miles per gallon overall. It's got a powerful V8 engine with good towing capacity, but for the price, you can get a pickup that gets better gas mileage — and that's saying something.

2018 Dodge Ram 3500

Dodge is usually on the best-of-the-best lists at the end of the year, but the Ram 3500 truck fell short of the mark for 2018. Sure, it's powerful — but it falls short in a lot of categories. The steering is sluggish, even for a truck of this size, the suspension is stiff, and it has problems with engine cooling and leaks. Of course, you can fix most of these problems with an aftermarket upgrade, like replacing the suspension with a softer system to make it ride smoother, but if you're expecting to get these benefits from a stock Ram 3500, you should be prepared for disappointment.

2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante

Not even luxury cars are safe from our mighty list. Aston Martin is usually known for manufacturing powerful and comfortable luxury cars, but the DB11 Volante falls short. It's powerful enough, with a top speed of 187 mph, but the interior is cramped and uncomfortable — even bordering on claustrophobic when the top is up. The top is wide and looks almost threadbare from the outside, and the rear seats are so small that no one is going to be able to ride in the back comfortably.

If you're looking for a new car for the end of 2018, make sure you avoid these four. They're not quite lemons, but they're definitely not the best that their respective manufacturers have to offer.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/56" rel="author">Scott Huntington</a>
Scott Huntington is a writer and journalist from Harrisburg PA who covered movies, tech, cars, and more. Check out his blog Off The Throttle or follow him on Twitter @SMHuntington.




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