3: Volkswagen Passat
The current generation of the Passat has grown long in the tooth and the lineup will be discontinued after 2022. The Passat has always been a sort of unique entry, because it is sold alongside the smaller Jetta model. But when you compare it to what else is on the market right now, the Passat seems outdated (via Car & Driver).
The reliability of the Passat has always been a problem, and repairs on a Volkswagen vehicle are always much costlier than other makes. The Passat offers a great driving experience with the German quality that you’d expect. But a comfortable ride isn’t always the most important thing to consumers in this segment.