(USA TODAY) -- The Nissan Armada gets only 13 miles a gallon, has terrible scores on the reliability survey and costs $1.20 a mile to operate.
It's that record that earned the big SUV and nine other vehicles spots on Consumer Reports' list of worst automotive values. While the magazine combed through its reviews and surveys to pick the nation's best, it also reserved a special place at the bottom for the worst in each automotive category.
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Besides Armada, Nissan also gets another worst with the Altima sedan with a 3.5-liter engine in the midsize car category. All of the lowest of the low were culled from among 200 different models.
Consumer Reports' point is that a cheap car isn't necessarily a good value. It notes that a Nissan Versa costs about $1,500 less than rival subcompact Honda Fit. But the Fit "fun to drive, cheaper to own, more reliable and provides almost twice the value," says Automotive Editor Rik Paul in a statement.
And Versa is not even the worst value for a subcompact car. That (dis)honor goes to the Volkswagen Beetle with a 2.5-liter engine.
Here's the list of the worst by category:
* Compact/Subcompact Cars: Volkswagen Beetle with a 2.5-liter engine
* Midsized Cars: Nissan Altima 3.5 SL
* Large Cars: Ford Taurus Limited
* Luxury Cars: BMW 750Li
* Sports Cars/Convertibles: Chevrolet Camaro convertible 2SS with a V-8
* Wagons/Minivans: Chrysler Town & Country Touring-L
* Small SUVs: Ford Escape SE with a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine
* Midsized SUVs: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
* Luxury/Large SUVs: Nissan Armada Platinum
* Pickups: Ford F-250 Lariat with a 6.7-liter V-8