7 OF THE MOST IMPRACTICAL AND TOTALLY UNRELIABLE SUVS AND PICKUPS MONEY CAN BUY

4. NISSAN PATHFINDER

This is an impressive looking Nissan model which counts as a crossover SUV model. What it doesn’t do, is score well for powertrain, getting below average from JD Power in this aspect. It also scored below average for its body/interior – harsh, we feel – and overall – probably fair enough. Again, scoring higher for its features and accessories isn’t going to cut the mustard, in our book.
Consumer Reports gave this red beauty a one out of five score for it’s historical reliability. They named the biggest problems again being its transmission.

3. JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE

JD Power gave this one really low marks for its powertrain dependability. It also ranked poorly in the overall category, and because it didn’t even have the saving grace of scoring well in it’s features and accessories, this one comes in at number three. The one thing the Grand Cherokee did do well at was its body/interior durability. Big whoop.
 
Consumer Reports gave the GC its absolute lowest ranking for its reliability. Nuf said.

2. JEEP CHEROKEE

Continuing the trend, another Jeep, and another Cherokee. This compact crossover SUV scored awfully in JD’s powertrain, feature/accessory dependability (a big red flag from us – even the failures above scored OK in this!) and overall. Even its body was rated at only average. Oh dear, oh dear.
 
Consumer Reports gave this 2014 automobile its lowest possible rating in terms of its reliability. It did get a little saving grave in the 2017 version, where it at least bumped up to two out of five in that area. Hardly game changing, though, and justifiably sitting at number two on the list.

1. CHEVROLET SUBURBAN/GMC YUKON XL

It looks nice, but it scores terribly. In fact, if we think about it, does it even look nice? It’s got a big ol’ fat arse that hangs in an ungainly manner over the back wheel. It looks a bit like a box on wheels. We take it back. It looks ugly, and it scores terribly too.

The XXL Chevrolet Suburban SUV got JD Power’s absolute lowest rating across the board for its dependability. In terms of Consumer Reports, both the Suburban and Yukon XL versions achieved a dismal one out of five score for its predicted reliability. In case you were wondering, one out of five is the worst score they could give it.
 
We feel this justifies putting the Chevrolet at number one in our top 7, whichever version you’re talking about. It’s just plain bad. Steer well clear – especially if one is coming towards you.

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