Not every new car is an ugly car, but it seems like every ugly car is a new car. I get that right? Aristotle loses me when he starts with the logical arguments and syllogisms. Carmakers would benefit from revisiting the classics — Greek or otherwise. They ought to look at designs that worked in the past and stop trying so hard to convince us that good design is necessarily disruptive. It’s not.
The modern design trend towards the aggressively “new” and distinct (mostly for the sake of telling EVs apart from their predecessors) has resulted in some pretty ugly cars. And we asked readers to tell us which are ugliest.
This is the only answer, we’re done here:
Submitted by: savethemanualsbmw335ix
Wow. It looks like a shaved rat.
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That is a special shade of Ugly
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This is Elon World
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I forgot about this abomination.
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Jeep Grand Wagoneer
It really depends on how you define ugly. Some cars are boring and generic like every Tesla available today except for the Model S and the Mercedes electric jellybean sedans. And then you have vehicles that are overwrought messes like the Cybertruck, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, and, as others have mentioned the XM and iX (I say this even as a BMW fan).
I guess my top choice is the Grand Wagoneer since it looks like five different vehicles were crammed into one terrible design. The car looks terrible from every angle. Teslas are boring but at least they are non-polarizing (outside of the Cybertruck) and I will give BMW credit for at least trying to keep things interesting.
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Chevrolet Silverado HD
Almost always driven by a nervous-looking short guy, btw.
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Funny thing is, they are so enormous, that they look different in person. See that big bar with “Chevrolet” written in it? When you are standing right in front of it, the bottom half looks like a separate car, independent of the top half, and it kind of looks good-ish - in an architectural way. Feels like you are looking at a building called “evrol”, since this is all that fits in my field of view.
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BMW i7 M70
Hopping on the band wagon. My god this this is so ugly even black can’t hide it. Some consumer looked at this and said “I don’t want an S-class, I’ll take this”! It looks like if predator and Velma from scooby doo had a kid, and that kid can never find his glasses.
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Since the obvious answer of “nearly every BMW” is taken, I’ll submit Chevy’s trucks:
Submitted by: Bags
Why we equate “aerodynamic as a brick” with masculinity is both weird and fascinating. Round is feminine, square is masculine, must make truck square! Form following ancient arbitrary psychologic shorthand.
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Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Solterra
Agree with the comments on most of the current BMW’s, they are just bad. They are ugly now, but will look even worse when BMW does a drastic design update and then not only will they still be ugly but will quickly look dated. I hope anyone that gets one leases it, as their values will drop fast.
But the Toyota bZ4X is my pick. Every time I see one at a glance it looks like something that is being repaired by the body shop but hasn’t been re-painted yet. Just looks bad from every angle.
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Ram Promaster Van
I know it’s a work truck. and the front end is designed to minimize damage from front impacts, but does it have to resemble a deep-sea creature?
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because underneath the badge, this is originally a Fiat and you’d have to understand a bit that people who designed Multipla still may work there ;)
Submitted by: rallymaniac5555
$300,000 for this hideous, disjointed mess is absurd. This thing is the madlibs of cars. Flat surfaces, hard angles, rounded rear hatch, the engine hood from a Hyundai Sonata... the Celestique is a team of eight-year-olds fever dream of design.
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Lexus LM350 and Toyota Alphard
I give you the Lexus LM350/ Toyota Alphard.
It’s got the predator grille combined with a jacked up El-Camino-ish side profile with a floating roof.
And it pains me, because in many ways the Alphard is a freaking awesome vehicle. The older model was boring, but at least it wasn’t hideous.
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They’re not even that bad compared to the new one:
‘Floating’ A-Pillar and D-pillar! And that grille texture is giving trypophobia.
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Tesla Model Y
White Tesla Model Y. The darker colors are only homely. But the white is hideous.
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Toyota GR Supra
Not even close. The Supra skinned BMW. And before you ask, yes, I’ve seen it in person many times. It’s even worse.
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And a counterpoint...
Going to disagree with you. The Supra is by far the better looking of the cousins. The BMW is boring. The Supra looks like a Hot Wheels car brought to life, in the best possible way.
Submitted by: JohhnyWasASchoolboy
I’ll see your BMW hate, and raise you:
Submitted by: BrownDieselWagon
The EV6 is close to being OK, it’s that line from sill to spoiler that kills it for me, and too much wheel and not enough greenhouse by a bit. The Ioniq 5 just looks like a goofy modern version of a Dodge Omni. And that is NOT something to aspire too.
All coupe SUVs need to die in a fire, along with the douches who buy them.
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Mercedes-Benz GLE 63 S
GLE63 - this goofy jellybean clown car on oversized wheels. There are two in my neighborhood and I want to pour bleach in my eyes every time I see them. There is also an X6M that looks good by comparison, which speaks volumes by itself.
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BMW M3 and M4
I’ll pile on to the BMW hate, with the 4 series / i4 / M3 & M4. They are so intensely ugly that an M3 went from being a next-promotion buy for me to a never-happening car.
Same for the i4, which could have been a home-run against the Tesla model 3, but instead it looks like this.
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Mansory Venatus and Lamborghini Urus It’s Based On
This Mansory Urus is pretty awful, but I guess that’s low hanging fruit.
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