The Consumer Reports Worst Value Cars
December 31, 2012
The BMW 750Li is the worst value for your dollar, Consumer Reports said recently.
The magazine, which recently ranked the Toyota Prius as the best value for your money, said the 705Li costs $1.80 a mile to drive. "With frustrating controls and a below-par ride, the 750Li didn’t score well enough to be recommended and racked up one of the worst predicted-reliability scores," the magazine wrote in its roundup.
Consumer Reports measures value by weighing five-year ownership costs, predicted-reliability scores and road test scores and coming up with a cost-per-mile figure. The biggest factor in five-year ownership costs is depreciation – how much owners can sell their car as used.
The winner, the Prius, costs just 49 cents per mile to own, compared to the BMW750Li's $1.80 a mile to own.
- Upscale Sedan - Dodge Charger
- Luxury Sedan - BMW 750Li
- Sporty Car - Volvo C70
- Small SUV - MINI Countryman
- Midsize SUV - Jeep Wrangler Sahara
- Large/Luxury SUV - Nissan Armada
- Minivan/Wagon - Chrysler Town & Country L
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