Italian Car Brands List Ranked from the Worst to Best

Italian Car Brands List Ranked from the Worst to Best
 
 
 
 

We all know the last name on the list of Italian car brands ranked from worst to best, but which one's the worst. Unfortunately, quite a few Italian brands are known for lack of reliability – Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo are just some of the names that come to mind when you think about Italian car brands and poor reliability. Style over content is a phrase that also comes to mind. By the way, the top brand sells their cars in red.

Fiat, Maybe the Worst Italian Car Brand?

Fiat has made a lot of great cars, including the Barchetta, the Coupe, and the X1/9. They're all very attractive cars. The Fiat 500's a great car. Even the current model has something to add to the road. They're also responsible for every generation of the Panda and the unforgivably ugly Multipla people carrier. We're not talking about the microvan from the 1950s and 60s. The 1990s version was an odd bulbous-shaped eyesore. It's difficult to say that Fiat is the worst Italian carmaker, but anyone familiar with the 90's Multipla can argue their case.

Lancia

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Lancia gave us the Delta. That was a good car. It won the World Rally Championship for manufacturers six consecutive years between 1987 and 1992. It looked great and performed well. Let's look at the other side of the coin now. Some long-forgotten cars like the Lancia Ypsilon helped secure Lancia a lousy reputation. This model got worst with age. The first generation from 1995 was okay. It was a luxury supermini that people liked. The second generation from 2003 was based on the Lancia Ardea, and it was also okay. However, the third generation wasn't much more than a Chrysler with a Lancia badge. It had Fiat Panda and 500 underpinnings. It wasn't okay.

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo is the sort of brand that's hard to define. Cars like the Giulia, Alfasud, and GTV were great handling cars with superlative engines. The latest Alfa Romeo Giulia is a bit of a return to form for those who remember Alfa from the 1960s and 70s. Still, anyone who remembers the Alfa Romeo Arna will probably consider Alfa about the same level as Nissan, with who they developed that square-shaped hatchback. Anyone who first came across the brand after 2013 might wonder why they're so low on the list when they make cars like the Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe. It's that mixture of the good and bad and, let's be honest, the ugly, that means Alfa can't be ranked any higher.

Maserati

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We're now into the heavy hitters—the

. You could swap any of these top three around, but Maserati's chequered history put them third in most people's eyes. They've been through liquidation and nearly as many owners as Lotus, but now they're part of the Fiat through the Stellantis Group, so they have the stability any brand needs to grow. Their purpose is to be different from Ferrari. That's pretty clear since they make cars like the Quattroporte and the SUV Levante, model types you'll never see a prancing horse on.

Lamborghini

In the 1980s, Lamborghini challenged Ferrari thanks to the Countach, and they kept pace with their rivals through the 1990s with the Diablo. The Murciélago picked up the mantel during the next decade, and then they struggled to create an era-defining model during the next decade. The Centenario was impressive, and the Essenza SCV12 was plain mad. Their upcoming model is the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4, so they've decided to head down the retro route to find their form again.

Ferrari

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Some people hate the current cars. There was something soulless about the LaFerrari from 2013, but the current models are better at evoking the passion we all associate with the brand. The aptly named Ferrari 812 Superfast is capable of 211 mph, and that's from a front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive grand tourer. For a more classic Ferrari mid-engine car, check out the Ferrari SF90 Stradale. Its 4-liter turbocharged V-8 produces 986 hp. That's the sort of car that keeps Ferrari at the top.

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