Last year, the Ford EcoSport ranked as the least liked vehicle among Consumer Reports members and later drew the ire of the consumer organization itself for its poor rear visibility. Now, the subcompact crossover has made that list for the second year in a row, this time ranking second on the 10 Least Satisfying Cars Survey based on the latest data from CR‘s members.
Consumer Reports ranks its least satisfying cars based on owner satisfaction scores, which are based on whether or not owners say they would definitely buy the same car again if given the choice. In that regard, the Toyota C-HR tops the list, as just 29 percent of surveyed owners said they would purchase it again. The Ford EcoSport ranked right behind it with a score of 30 percent, followed by the Chevrolet Trax at 37 percent, the Infiniti Q50 at 40 percent, and the Nissan Rogue Sport at 42 percent.
The EcoSport has an overall CR score of just 45 due to its below-average predicted reliability and well below-average owner satisfaction score. The crossover also scored poorly in virtually every measurable category, including driving experience, comfort, value, and styling, all of which help rank it at the bottom of its class in terms of owner satisfaction.
At the very least, the EcoSport won’t be appearing on this list much longer, as Ford will discontinue the model in mid-2022 after its decision to FoMoCo’s decision to shutter production at the Ford Chennai Assembly Plant and cease production in India altogether. In the meantime, 2022 model year EcoSports will drop Ford’s 1.0L EcoBoost I-3 from the lineup, making the 2.0L I-4 the crossover’s sole engine option, while all-wheel drive will also become standard, though destination charges are increasing as well.