QOTD: What's the Most Overpriced Non-luxury Vehicle in 2019?
Though much of the luxury vehicle segment is immune from the depressingly practical concept of “good value,” the less aspirational vehicles of the proletariat are not so fortunate.
Today we discuss overpriced non-luxury vehicles for sale in 2019.
We’re only concerned with brand new vehicles; those offered for the 2019 model year. Perhaps another day we can consider overpriced vehicles of the Seventies or Eighties and have a couple of time warp editions of this question.
Think about value, entry-level pricing, features and equipment, and quality for the money. How does your selection hold up against its competitors in the segment? Today’s suggestions should be lacking in some pretty key areas. I can tell you’re ready for an example.
Here it is, the Ford Ranger. This new (to North America) midsize truck starts at $24,000, and asks over $38,000 for a fully loaded example. All Rangers have the same 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine, with varying levels of gingerbread on top. Adding options to the base model raises the stakes rather quickly, and you’ll spend over $28,000 for four-wheel drive in the smaller Super Cab style. For the price, the interior does not impress — which makes more sense when one considers the T6 Ranger has been on sale around the world since 2011. Talk around the TTAC Slack room regularly brings the Ranger to the surface as one of the worst values in the pickup segment. The comparative lack of incentives on the Ranger means it’s into full-size truck pricing pretty quickly. The rent is too damn high.
Let’s hear your selections for overpriced vehicles hailing from basic brands. Are any other new offerings priced like the Ranger?
[Images: VW, Ford]
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