Gallery - the world's ugliest SUVs

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Jeep got the world's self-appointed style critics into a frenzy when it released the first images of its new Cherokee three weeks back.

Some liked it, many didn't. In fact one of our readers - as well as a lady in the office - described it as something out of a horror movie.

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New Jeep Cherokee. Will it star in a Wes Craven movie?2001 Pontiac Aztek. We have no words.Bentley EXP 9 Concept: Bentley grafted the front of an old London bus onto an SUV body. We thought it was a joke, but we hear they are actually building it for those that think a Porsche Cayenne is too pretty.First-generation BMW X1: Maybe BMW thought they were impressing people by squeezing as many disjointed lines and angles as possible into a small space. We call it plain ugly.Gonow GX6. Yes, please do.Mahindra Bolero. Tough as nails, pretty as a rusty toolbox.The 2005 Ssangyong Kyron was not too bad from the front or side, but that butt? Unsurprisingly, its rump was the main subject of the first facelift.Ford Everest: How to convert a bakkie into an SUV during a lunch break.First-generation Porsche Cayenne. Does it prove that money cannot buy taste?The 2009 Aston Martin Lagonda Concept never saw the light of day. They came to their senses, in other words.Second-generation Dodge Durango. Did the designer realise that Dinosaurs are extinct?

Yet it wasn't completely lambasted in our reader poll. While 59 percent of respondents described it as ugly, 28 percent actually liked it and 13 percent said they didn't really mind it.

It has yet to be seen whether Jeep's bold and courageous design effort on the Cherokee will see a surge or flop on the sales charts. But one thing we do believe is that this Jeep is far from being the ugliest SUV of all time.

Just for a good laugh, we've compiled a picture set of what we reckon are the Freddy Krugers of the SUV world. Vehicles whose proportions are just so inharmonious that we're forced to ask what their designers were smoking or ingesting.

Some will inevitably ask why the Nissan Juke is missing - that's a debatable one, but there are just too many people out there that actually do like the plucky little crossover.

But what is the ugliest of the ugly? The ogre of the mutant ball? In our book, it can be no other than the Pontiac Aztec. It baffles us how a design team could have gotten it so wrong, unless they were on a rival carmaker's payroll.

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