All the Cars You Nominated for Ten Best and Worst of 2016

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson

After cleaning up the data as much as I could considering this smashing headache I’m managing today, I’ve crunched the numbers and come out with a magic number: 242. That’s the total number of vehicles you nominated that were eligible for this year’s Ten Best and Ten Worst.

Here they are, in order of Best to Worst, for your reading pleasure.

Before we begin, it’s important to understand what the “Net Nomination Score” actually is. We took the number of Best nominations and subtracted the number of Worst nominations. The further down the list a vehicle lives, the worse it is, according to you.

Also, this is how the candidates were presented to writers, more or less. The more extreme the score in nominations, the further up the vehicles were on the Best/Worst voting sheets. That means you have mucha influencia in the final Tens.

So, without further ado …

ModelNet Nomination ScoreMazda MX-5 Miata39Ford Mustang33Volkswagen Golf22Tesla Model S21Chevrolet Corvette17Honda Accord17Mazda616Ford F-15015Chevrolet Impala13Mazda313Honda Civic11Porsche Boxster/Cayman11Mercedes-Benz C-Class10Dodge Charger9Jeep Wrangler9Porsche 9119Ford Focus8Acura MDX7Alfa Romeo 4C7Chevrolet SS7Jeep Grand Cherokee7Toyota Camry7Ford Flex6Mazda CX-56Toyota Tacoma6Volvo XC906BMW 2 Series5Mercedes-Benz E-Class5Subaru WRX5BMW M24Chevrolet Volt4Ford Fusion4Honda Fit4Hyundai Genesis4Jaguar F-Type4Kia Soul4Lexus LS4Subaru Outback4Toyota 4Runner4Audi A43Audi A83BMW i33BMW i83Chevrolet Colorado3Chevrolet Suburban3Chrysler 3003Kia Sorento3Lexus GS3Mercedes-AMG GT3Subaru Crosstrek3Subaru Forester3Toyota Land Cruiser3Audi A72Cadillac CTS2Chevrolet Bolt2Dodge Challenger2Ferrari 4882Ferrari F12 berlinetta2Fiat 500 Abarth2Ford Escape2Ford Fiesta2Ford Transit2GMC Yukon2Honda CR-V2Honda Odyssey2Jaguar XE2Kia Optima2Lincoln MKX2Lincoln MKZ2McLaren 570S2Mercedes-Benz S-Class2Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe2Ram 25002Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ0Scion tC2Toyota Avalon2Toyota Sienna2Volvo V60 Polestar2Volvo XC602Acura RDX1Ariel Atom1Audi A31Audi A61Audi Q51Audi Q71BMW 7 Series1BMW M41BMW M51Buick Cascada1Buick Lacrosse1Dodge Durango1Ford C-Max1Ford Edge1Ford Transit Connect1Honda Ridgeline1Hyundai Genesis Coupe1ICON FJ-441Infiniti Q501Infiniti QX501Jaguar XJ1Lamborghini Aventador1Lamborghini Huracan LP610-41Land Rover Range Rover1Lexus IS1Lincoln MKC1McLaren 650S1McLaren 675LT1Mercedes Sprinter1Morgan 3-Wheeler1Nissan Versa Note1Porsche Macan1Scion iA1Toyota Corolla1Volvo S601Volvo XC701Acura TLX0Audi TT0BMW 3 Series0Cadillac SRX0Chevrolet Camaro0Chevrolet Malibu0Chevrolet Sonic0Dodge Viper0Honda Pilot0Kia K9000Lexus GX0Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class0Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class0Mini Clubman0Nissan Juke0Nissan Leaf0Ram ProMaster City0Subaru Impreza0Toyota Highlander0Volkswagen Passat0Audi Q3-1BMW 4 Series-1Buick Enclave-1Buick Envision-1Buick Regal-1Ford Expedition-1Hyundai Elantra-1Infiniti QX60-1Infiniti QX80-1Land Rover Discovery Sport-1Lexus NX-1Lexus RX-1Lincoln MKS-1Lincoln Navigator-1Mitsubishi RVR-1Nissan Armada-1Nissan Cube-1Nissan GT-R-1Nissan NV Full-size-1Nissan Quest-1Porsche Panamera-1Ram 1500-1Ram ProMaster-1Rolls Royce Grand Shadow Gazoonie-1Toyota Prius-1Toyota RAV4-1Toyota Sequoia-1Volkswagen Jetta-1Acura RLX-2BMW 5 Series-2Cadillac ATS-2Cadillac ELR-2Chevrolet City Express-2Chevrolet Cruze-2Chevrolet Equinox-2Chevrolet Express-2Chevrolet Tahoe-2Fiat 500X-2Ford Explorer-2Ford Taurus-2GMC Terrain-2Kia Rio-2Lexus CT-2Lexus ES-2Lexus RC-2Maserati Ghibli-2Mercedes-Benz G-Class-2Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class-2Mini Paceman-2Nissan Rogue Select-2Nissan Sentra-2Porsche Cayenne-2Scion iM-2Subaru Legacy-2Volkswagen Tiguan-2Acura ILX-3BMW X4-3Dodge Grand Caravan-3Hyundai Sonata-3Jeep Cherokee-3Mazda CX-3-3Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe-3Nissan 370Z-3Nissan Frontier-3Nissan Murano-3Nissan Pathfinder-3Nissan Rogue-3Toyota Mirai-3Toyota Prius c-3Volkswagen Touareg-3Chevrolet Silverado-4Chevrolet Traverse-4Land Rover Range Rover Evoque-4Mini Cooper-4Nissan Maxima-4Nissan Titan XD-4Volkswagen Beetle-4Volkswagen Eos-4BMW X1-5Chevrolet Spark-5Chevrolet Trax-5Lincoln MKT-5Cadillac Escalade-6Mitsubishi Outlander-6Tesla Model X-6Dodge Dart-7Chrysler 200-8Fiat 500-8Jeep Renegade-8BMW X6-9Buick Encore-9Mitsubishi Lancer-9Honda CR-Z-10Hyundai Veloster-10Mitsubishi Mirage-11Nissan Versa-11Toyota Yaris-11Mitsubishi i-MiEV-12Honda HR-V-13Nissan Altima-13Jeep Patriot-14Dodge Journey-19Smart ForTwo-19Fiat 500L-26Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class-26

Feel free to let us know what you nominated in the comments.

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  • Zip89123 Zip89123 on Apr 27, 2016

    Interesting list, of which I didn't participate. I'd bet if TTAC tried this again many commenters, myself included, would happily participate. What stopped me originally is there wasn't 10 vehicles best &/or worst that I've driven or ridden in to comment about, and if I commented now I'd only have 5 vehicles to rate.

  • Sjalabais Sjalabais on Apr 29, 2016

    Why did the Volkswagen Golf score so well?

    • Mopar4wd Mopar4wd on Apr 29, 2016

      I assume the Golf is almost purely due to GTI and R votes. I'm a former VW fan turned to a hater and even I put the GTI up for a nomination.

  • Dave M. IMO this was the last of the solidly built MBs. Yes, they had the environmentally friendly disintegrating wiring harness, but besides that the mechanicals are pretty solid. I just bought my "forever" car (last new daily driver that'll ease me into retirement), but a 2015-16 E Class sedan is on my bucket list for future purchase. Beautiful design....
  • Rochester After years of self-driving being in the news, I still don't understand the psychology behind it. Not only don't I want this, but I find the idea absurd.
  • Douglas This timeframe of Mercedes has the self-disintegrating engine wiring harness. Not just the W124, but all of them from the early 90's. Only way to properly fix it is to replace it, which I understand to be difficult to find a new one/do it/pay for. Maybe others have actual experience with doing so and can give better hope. On top of that, it's a NH car with "a little bit of rust", which means to about anyone else in the USA it is probably the rustiest W124 they have ever seen. This is probably a $3000 car on a good day.
  • Formula m How many Hyundai and Kia’s do not have the original engine block it left the factory with 10yrs prior?
  • 1995 SC I will say that year 29 has been a little spendy on my car (Motor Mounts, Injectors and a Supercharger Service since it had to come off for the injectors, ABS Pump and the tool to cycle the valves to bleed the system, Front Calipers, rear pinion seal, transmission service with a new pan that has a drain, a gaggle of capacitors to fix the ride control module and a replacement amplifier for the stereo. Still needs an exhaust manifold gasket. The front end got serviced in year 28. On the plus side blank cassettes are increasingly easy to find so I have a solid collection of 90 minute playlists.