While there are a lot of cars on the market today that are overhyped and fail to deliver on their promise, there are an equal number of vehicles that are tragically underrated — cars, trucks, and SUVs that would be loved by their owners, if only people would buy them. Sadly though, many of the best cars on the market today fly under the radar – whether it is because of a lack of marketing, a poorly planned price point, or lack of sex appeal. And it’s too bad, as there are many vehicles out there that people would be happy to own for years of trouble free driving, if only they knew about them. Here is a list of the 10 most underrated cars on the market today. Check them out.
10. Mazda 6
The Mazda 6 has long been an underdog in the automotive world. For a variety of reasons, the Mazda 6 has never gotten the love and respect that it deserves. While Mazda struggles to sell the volume of vehicles that their competitors Honda or Toyota unload, the Mazda 6 is still a worthy car and more than capable of competing against the rival Honda Accord and Toyota Camry sedans. We could argue that the Mazda 6 is a sexier vehicle. It also has a 184 horsepower, four cylinder engine that provides plenty of punch, and an Environmental Protection Agency estimated highway mileage of 35 miles per gallon, which is great for consumers’ wallets. And, of course, this car drives like a true Mazda, meaning it has exceptional handling. As many reviewers have pointed out, the Mazda 6 is a sport sedan disguised as a sensible suburban car.
9. Chevy Cruze Hatchback
Speaking of a lack of respect, how about the Chevy Cruze Hatchback, which is woefully underrated? New for 2017, the five-door Chevy Cruze Hatchback has the same front-wheel-drive, four cylinder powered engine as the more traditional Chevrolet Cruze sedan. Except that the Hatchback version appears to be more elegant and refined with its European cut angles. Plus, the cargo hold accommodates a massive amount of space and gear. Fold the rear seats down and you’ve got ample room to carry any items you want in this vehicle. Chevy continues to prove with this hatchback that it is the maestro of smart, budget-friendly cars. The only question is: Will the car buying public notice?