These Are The Cars That Shouldn’t Make It Into 2023

These Are The Cars That Shouldn’t Make It Into 2023

Whether it's an aging design, poor performance, or lackluster sales, these are the cars you think should die at the end of this year.

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A photo of a white Toyota C-HR SUV parked next to a blue building.
Should the C-HR be shown the door soon?
Photo: Toyota

There are some great cars out there right now. Things like the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the Porsche Cayman GT4 RS, and even the Toyota GR Corolla are all fantastic and deserve their rule of the roost. But not everything can be this great, so we thought it might be time to start sorting the wheat from the chaff.

With this in mind, we turned to you and asked what cars on sale today shouldn’t make it into 2023? From EVs to SUVs, these are some of the best responses we received.

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GMC

GMC

a photo of a white GMC Hummer EV driving on the highway.
Photo: GMC

“All of the GMC brand.

“Just Chevrolet’s with slightly different styling. And that godawful EV Hummer.”

The GMC Hummer EV is a wholly ridiculous car, as too is its sibling the Silverado EV. That same rule of thumb applies to the GMC Canyon, a re-badged Chevy Colorado, and the GMC Yukon, which is just a Chevrolet Tahoe.

Suggested by: hangovergrenade

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Infiniti Q50

Infiniti Q50

A photo of a red Infiniti Q50 sedan.
Photo: Infiniti

“I don’t understand how Infiniti can continue to sell the same car over and over, especially when your rivals have either redesign over time or newcomers have come by to take your lunch.”

The Infiniti Q50 launched in 2013 based on designs that were premiered back in 2009. That makes it old enough to start a career as a gardener or babysitter, apparently.

Suggested by: thedriveress

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Lancia Ypsilon

Lancia Ypsilon

A photo of a blue Lancia Ypsilon hatchback.
Photo: Lancia

“The Lancia Ypsilon. It’s an ugly warmed-over pile of meh. This is not the Lancia I loved or respected. Bring back the company that used to build pretty, innovative cars that people actually wanted to drive like the Flavia, Fulvia, Stratos and Delta Integrale.”

If you go for a browse on the Lancia site, they list this as a new car – despite the fact that this third-generation Ypsilon went on sale for the first time way back in 2011. Ridiculous.

Suggested by: gtbeam

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Toyota C-HR

Toyota C-HR

A photo of two Toyota C-HR crossovers parked by a warehouse.
Photo: Toyota

“Toyota C-HR in the U.S., it is unique looking but slow with the only powertrain offered here nor is it overly efficient. If threw some motor in it to make it sporty or hybridize for efficiency maybe keep around.

“With the more practical (and with AWD available on it as well) Corolla Cross in the same showrooms and the upcoming nearly 200hp hybrid version the C-HR is like if Nissan had the 1st gen Juke and Kicks on the market in the U.S., but the Juke only got the basic Versa powertrain, a lot of compromise for style and sport with no sport.

“I appreciate the effort to be different but there is nothing to gain here.”

You say “unique lookin,” I say ugly. The C-HR needs to go, and every one out on the road should be destroyed. It’s gross.

Suggested by: citronc

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Ford Edge

Ford Edge

A photo of a burgundy Ford Edge SUV.
Photo: Ford

“The Ford Edge. The current one will be nearing eight years old but I can’t recall the last time I’ve seen one past a lot. All of Ford’s other SUV/Crossover options got this thing beat one way or another – it’s just not that appealing anymore, not even the ST version (is that around?).”

The second-generation Ford Edge was kinda neat when it launched back in 2015 but now, basically every SUV in Ford’s lineup looks and performs better.

Suggested by: @El_Grump0 (Twitter)

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Mazda MX-30

Mazda MX-30

A photo of a white Mazda MX-30 electric SUV.
Photo: Mazda

“Mazda MX-30 EV. Might be the only EV that feels like more of a phone-in than the Toyobaru EV twins. Plus, it’s pretty pricey for the paltry 100 mi range it delivers.”

This might be the youngest car on our list, but the MX-30 felt outdated as soon as it launched. With just 100 miles of all-electric range, the plug-in SUV is lacking in several departments.

Suggested by: regnis78

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Toyota 4Runner

Toyota 4Runner

A photo of an orange Toyota 4Runner SUV.
Photo: Toyota

“The current gen 4Runner needs to be replaced. It’s had some upgrades, but it’s been 2010 since it came out and Toyota needs to put the hammer down and get Gen6 out. Please.”

Don’t shoot the messenger on this one, but you must agree it’s in need of an update?

Suggested by: damonb129

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Chevrolet Trailblazer

Chevrolet Trailblazer

A photo of a yellow Chevrolet Trailblazer parked in the desert.
Photo: Chevrolet

“Let’s see… The Chevy Trailblazer is garbage and they always clog up the on-ramp with their inability to reach highway speeds, so that gets my first vote.

“Next up to the chopping block should be the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe. It is worse looking than the CLS, its name is too damn long, and it should probably never have existed because the CLS exists. M-B should instead make the CLS available with the AMG goodies (again).

“The Infiniti brand could be disbanded and I’m not sure anybody who really knows cars would miss its presence.”

Some good choices here from this poster, but I’ll agree that the Trailblazer is particularly uninspiring.

Suggested by: pmb2012

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Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac Escalade

a photo of a black Cadillac Escalade at sunset.
Photo: Cadillac

“Escalade. All trims. I know they sell great. I know people love them.

“I live in the land of ‘Shitty people who drive Escalades.’ I loathe them.”

Before moving to the U.S., I honestly thought this was only driven by secret service agents. Maybe it really should be that way?

Suggested by: JohnnyWasASchoolBoy

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Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

A photo of a beige Toyota Tacoma pickup truck in the desert.
Photo: Toyota

“Toyota Tacoma and Tundra. Call it the end and bring in something from this century.”

Again, please don’t shoot the messenger. At least it sounds like a new Taco is in the pipeline, right?

Suggested by: Gary Lane Brooks (Facebook)

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Mercedes W13

Mercedes W13

A photo of the Mercedes W13 F1 car.
Photo: Gongora/NurPhoto (Getty Images)

“Mercedes W13. Obviously won’t make it into 2023 but to ensure no traces of it surface in 2023 on the W14, it should be burned, chopped up in little bitty pieces, burned again, jumped up and down upon, shoveled up and buried in a peat bog for a thousand years.

“Then dig the whole mess up and repeat every other millennia.”

I think we found Lewis Hamilton’s burner account.

Suggested by: 900turbo

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Jeep Gladiator

Jeep Gladiator

A photo of a red Jeep Gladiator parked on a hill.
Photo: Jeep

“Jeep Gladiator. Sucks on road, sucks off-road because of the long wheelbase, sucks as a pickup because of the small bed. Just sucks.”

I feel like deep down, there’s a good Jeep pickup somewhere in the Gladiator. Sadly, its current guise just ain’t quite that.

Suggested by: neverspeakawordagain

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Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5

A photo of a red Mazda SUV driving on a dark road.
Photo: Mazda

“Hot take, the Mazda CX-5. It was great when it came out but is getting less and less competitive as Mazda has kept it pretty stale.

“Also, with Mazda pushing out the CX-50 out that directly competes with the CX-5 it is obvious they are just going to let it wither on the vine then axe it. Why not just go ahead and kill it while it will still be remembered fondly.”

Is the CX-5 being pushed out in favor of the CX-50? Keep your eyes on Jalopnik to find out if the Japanese automaker will one day kill it off.

Suggested by: paradox127

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Dodge Charger

Dodge Charger

A photo of a red Dodge Charger muscle car.
Photo: Dodge

“That awful looking Dodge Charger should’ve gotten the axe years ago. But since it’s been ‘last calling’ itself to the execution for a year now, not an unexpected choice.”

Another ancient car that’s still being flogged. At least we know it’s going to be on the way out in 2024.

Suggested by: twododgesinthegarage

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