Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? Or are these cars just hideous, no matter which way you look at them? Our money is on the latter.
From ugly to ugliest, here are Bankrate’s picks for the 10 ugliest cars of 2013. Price stats belong to TotalCarScore.com, and mpg estimages from from FuelEconomy.gov. For those makes with more than one model option, we chose the base model to feature.
All text by Crissinda Ponder, Bankrate.com contributing writer
Price range: $17,895-$29,295
Mileage: 27 miles per gallon city/36 miles per gallon highway
If roads could talk, they would yell to drivers of these cars to never leave the house without a paper bag over their heads.
Price range: $14,400-$19,000
Mileage: 27 miles per gallon city/30 miles per gallon highway
There’s a reason hamsters star in the Soul’s TV commercials. No human being should ever be seen operating these eyesores.
Price range: $35,925-$39,045
Mileage: 22 miles per gallon city/31 miles per gallon highway
What’s up with this car’s grille? It looks like Lincoln wanted to appeal more to Harvey Birdman than everyday drivers.
Price range: $17,450-$22,950
Mileage: 28 miles per gallon city/37 miles per gallon highway
Sorry, Hyundai, you lost several cool points for this one. Next time, finish designing the back of a vehicle before placing it in a dealer’s showroom.
Price range: $16,000-$22,500
Mileage: 27 miles per gallon city/34 miles per gallon highway
“Small’’ is not synonymous with “cute.’’ The Fiat 500 looks like a bug that someone tried to squish but didn’t finish the job.
Ford C-Max Hybrid
Price range: $25,200-32,950
Mileage: 45 miles per gallon city/40 miles per gallon highway
The only thing sexy about this car is its fuel economy. Otherwise, hang your head in shame if it was ever on your list of possible purchases.
Smart ForTwo Coupe
Price range: $12,490-14,890 (FuelEconomy.gov)
Mileage: 34 miles per gallon city/38 miles per gallon highway
Why would you want to buy a car that looks like it will topple over if you sneeze in its direction?
Toyota Prius Hybrid
Price range: $24,200-39,525
Mileage: 51 miles per gallon city/48 miles per gallon highway
When you decide to become an eco-friendly driver, keep in mind you give up style in the process.
Price range: $16,760-18,860
Mileage: 27 miles per gallon city/31 miles per gallon highway
If the Kia Soul is the car of the hamsters, guinea pigs can definitely claim this one.
Honda CR-Z Hybrid
Price range: $19,975-23,805 (FuelEconomy.gov)
Mileage: 36 miles per gallon city/39 miles per gallon highway
Honda was clearly going for an aardvark look with this car’s design. There’s no other explanation for its disfigurement.