#4: SsangYong Rodius
The SsangYong Rodius had everything wrong right from the beginning. The name “Rodius” was the Korean automaker SsangYong’s attempt to create a portmanteau of “Road Zeus” to appeal to English-speaking customers, and needless to say, they failed pretty miserably. However, SsangYong’s inability to grasp the English language was not the greatest failure of the Rodius. The worst sin of this vehicle is how utterly and completely ugly it is.
The SsangYong Rodius first debuted in 2004, and was instantly hailed as one of the most unsightly creations an auto company had put out in quite some time. The minivan-SUV amalgamation looks exactly like that – a minivan and an SUV forced to breed, producing a very deformed, hideous child.
The Rodius was marketed as an ultra-efficient people mover, as the enormous, clunky beast can fit upwards of 11 human beings at a time. The initial design stated that the company stylized the car after a luxury yacht, but in our opinion, it looks a whole lot more like a shipwreck.
Fortunately, this ugly car is not sold in America at present, so you will likely never have to witness the horror of the SsangYong Rodius in person.
#3: Pontiac Aztek
The Pontiac Aztek may be a cult favorite after it was used as the car of Walter White in the hit television drama Breaking Bad, but pop culture fame alone does not serve to make the Pontiac Aztek any less ugly.
Debuting in 2001, the Pontiac Aztek was completely discontinued by 2005, as this ugly car just could not cut it with consumers. With bulky, misshapen sides, tiny wheels, a hideous rear end, and numerous other design sins, the Aztek is one of the ugliest cars you’ll find on the roads of America. And with the popularity of Breaking Bad, the Aztek has seen a resurgence on the roads, making it the most popular ugly car on this list by a significant margin.
Before its Breaking Bad stardom, the Aztek was widely regarded as one of the worst cars ever produced, and not only for its ugliness. In fact, many experts blame the Aztek as part of the reason for Pontiac’s demise in 2010.
If only Breaking Bad had been such a hit a few years earlier, who knows what would have happened, but as things played out, the Aztek was a commercial flop, and continues to be regarded as one of the ugliest cars to ever drive out of a production factory.