The 10 Ugliest Cars in Modern America

2001 Pontiac Aztec

Look at any other list of ugly cars and you’ll see a host of the usual Gremlins, Pintos, Pacers and Corvairs. Not here! Oh no friends, those cars could even be classified by today’s standards as trendy and retro-cool.

So what are the 10 absolute ugliest cars America has seen since the days of the Gremlin?

Feast on these horrors of auto design:

2001 Pontiac Aztec:

Before this list is over, Pontiac will own 30% of the mentions. Don’t you love U.S. auto design? Go team! The homegrown Aztec looks like a lunar lander. And a poorly designed one at that.

1999-2001 Isuzu VehiCross:

2001 Isuzu VehiCross

I’m pretty sure something went wrong at the assembly plant, because it looks like this car missed a few steps and shipped out before it was finished.

2003-2006 Subaru Baja:

2006 Subaru Baja

What happened? The team at Subaru must’ve taken a company retreat into the ’70s and emerged thinking a cross between a car and a pickup would be a good idea. It never was. It never will be.

2007-2008 Jeep Compass:

2007 Jeep Compass

It looks like Benjamin Franklin: a round spectacled face and odd proportions all around.

1985-1994 Chevy Astro:

1994 Chevrolet Astro

Unless you think driving a tool box is cool. Then the Astro belongs on the 10 coolest cars of all time list.

2005-2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible:

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

I’m reminded of an amusement park ride where you sit in the log and go over a waterfall. The PT Cruiser convertible is the log.

2005-2007 Buick Terraza / Chevy Uplander / Pontiac Montana:

2007 Buick Terraza

The snout! Look at the snout! GM didn’t just treat us to one of these piggy little things, they brought the design across 3 brands! I don’t wonder why GM is losing money. Weird.

1990-1996 Pontiac Trans Sport:

1996 Pontiac Trans Sport

Not only does the absurdly long nose make it look like a door stop, I’ve personally known two of these vans that have spontaneously combusted. And looked BETTER after the flames were extinguished.

2006-2009 Mercedes R-Class:

2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

What is it? A minivan? An SUV? Oh wait, I know: It’s for old folks who want Mercedes’ version of a Transport but with less chance of fire.

2002-2007 Bentley Arnage:

2007 Bentley Arnage

Yeah, I’m saying it. This Bentley is proof that even a $350,000 car can’t outrun the ugly stick.

Think I missed something? Think there’s a car on this list that shouldn’t be? Let me hear it!


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  1. I don’t think I’d say the Bentley is ugly. Maybe it’s not as bold as some would expect a Bentley to be, but it was still quite pretty.

  2. Nissan juke
    Buick Enclave
    Chevy HHR and SSR
    Subary Tribeca and Impreza
    GMC Terrain and Acadia
    any Scion
    Prius C
    Mazda 3

  3. The ugliest car is sadly enough my 2001 Nissan Pathfinder after my boyfriend was done with it!

  4. Pfft. I agree on the vehicross, and the aztec, and MAYBE the uplander/montana/terraza, but you’re smoking something on the rest of them.

  5. What the XXXX? Who exactly are you to diss these rides… I’ve come across much worse… thumbs down

  6. Does Mercedes R Class look ugly?? Start a poll or something in Facebook and you’ll realize that it is infact pretty….or rather, a bit professional looking. But it ain’t ugly in any way!

  7. The Dodge Magnum has “dork who wanted a muscle car but his wife wanted a wagon” written all over it. It got an extra dose of the in-your-face-phallic Dodge styling.

  8. “I’m reminded of an amusement park ride where you sit in the log and go over a waterfall. The PT Cruiser convertible is the log.”

  9. Subaru B9 Tribeca
    Subaru Forester (1st generation)
    Toyota RAV4 (1st generation)
    Fiat Multipla (not sold in america)
    Subaru Impreza Hatchback (newest gen)

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