2020 Vehicles You Should Never Purchase


It may not be 2020 anymore, but all those vehicles are still out on the road — and on car lots.  Unfortunately, not all vehicles are created equally and there are some models that don’t quite live up to their usual standards. Before you make a purchase or choose to upgrade this year, there are a few shortcomings you should be aware of before ever getting behind the wheel of just any vehicle.

Consumers choose to buy particular cars for a wide variety of reasons, whether it be brand loyalty, fuel economy, or purchase price – but there are some things that simply can’t be ignored.

Check out which 2020 models you should avoid purchasing at all costs.

Acura MDX

2020 Acura MDX

MSRP: FROM $44,300

If you want a car known for brand reliability, you’ll want to steer clear of the Acura MDX.  Acura is only ranked 28 out of 30 for brand reliability according to Consumer Reports, which says a lot.  Ironically, the MDX is actually one of the better Acura models you can buy, if you must have an Acura.

This model touts a roomy third row of seats and provides for a sleek-looking family wagon.  It also rates highly for its appearance and interior comfort – but is having a pretty car worth it, if the reliability is so low? This model just isn’t very exciting, overall.

Chrysler Pacifica

2020 Chrysler Pacifica

MSRP: FROM $33,745

Well, if you’re in the market for a family minivan, the Chrysler Pacifica can certainly do the job – but it isn’t the best option available, considering it doesn’t rank within the top 10 best-selling minivans in the country.

That isn’t surprising, considering the poor resale value, and lack of enticing features to make up for the starting price.  Not only that, the reliability rating for the Chrysler Pacifica continues to have problems climbing over the past few years.

Buick Regal

2020 Buick Regal

MSRP: FROM $25,370

The 2020 Buick Regal is a fantastic purchase, as long as you don’t care about comfort, antiquated technology, or a boring interior.  Who cares if you’re taller than average passengers are cramped, or that this version has already suffered its first recall?

Not only that, the fact that this model is a hatchback kind of takes away from the appeal that the earlier, sportier versions touted.

Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi Mirage 2020

MSRP: FROM $13,995

The very low $13,995 price tag for the Mitsubishi Mirage is certainly enticing, but you truly do get what you pay for.  Considering that this model has clumsy handling that doesn’t fare well with its three-cylinder engine, you’d probably be far better off finding a decent used car in the same price range.

Consumer Reports was especially harsh when describing the “laughably low” road test results for this car, and they also said the “depressing cabin” was “drag, cheap and insubstantial.”

Ford F-350

2020 Ford F-350

MSRP: FROM $34,600

Sorry, Ford truck lovers – the new 2020 Ford F-350 model has already had a recall, which isn’t a good sign – especially from a long-term maintenance perspective.  Owners of this model find it to be rather bulky when compared to the sleeker F-150 model, and it can feel a little bland.  To really get the full experience of what this model offers, be prepared to spend more than $44,000 since it doesn’t offer much at the starting price range.

That said, while this truck does have a better resale value than most and it isn’t the worst option available on this list, the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado might be a smarter choice if you’re in the market for a full-size truck.