Top 10 Best and Worst Cars For Rust


For most of us, selecting a new or used vehicle is no easy task. The process usually involves spending countless hours online and in showrooms comparing specs, features, and pricing of different brands and models.

Long after a decision is finally made, the majority of car owners devote large amounts of time and money to their vehicles – ensuring they look and perform the same way they did the day they bought them.

But just like any other metal object that spends the majority of its life outside exposed to the sun, rain, and if you’re lucky enough, snow, cars rust and corrode over time.

Of course, rustproofing and normal washing and waxing can help make your car last longer and keep its value.

But according to a recent report published by Protegez-Vous magazine and the Automobile Protection Association (APA), some vehicles simply age better than others.

While four Mazda vehicles take the crown for cars most likely to rust, GM takes an equal blow landing 5 of the 10 total spots in the top 10 worst.

Here is the entire list:


  1. Audi A3, A4, S4;
  2. Volkswagen Golf, GTI, Jetta, Beetle, Rabbit, Passat, Passat CC;
  3. Volvo S40, V50, V70, XC70, S60;
  4. BMW 3 Series;
  5. MINI Cooper, Countryman;
  6. Honda Civic, Accord, Fit, CR-V, Odyssey, as well as Acura CSX and TL;
  7. Toyota Camry, Corolla, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, Matrix, Prius, RAV4, 4Runner, Sienna, Solara, Venza, Yaris;
  8. Mercedes-Benz B-Class, C-Class;
  9. Hyundai Accent, Elantra, Entourage, Santa Fe, Sonata, Tuscon;
  10. Kia Forte, Magentis, Optima, Rondo, Sedona, Spectra, Sportage.


  1. Mazda3, Mazda5, Tribute, MPV;
  2. Jeep TJ, Wrangler;
  3. Ford Focus, Escape, Explorer;
  4. Saturn Relay, Vue;
  5. Buick RendezVous, Terraza;
  6. Suzuki Swift, XL7;
  7. Nissan Altima, Maxima, Sentra;
  8. GMC Terrain;
  9. Pontiac G5, Montana, Torrent, Wave;
  10. Chevrolet Cobalt, Equinox, Uplander, Aveo.
News Source: Auto 123
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