They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That is never more true than when looking at the current cars on sale today. There are many attractive cars, and there are many bland looking ones. We’re going to count down the 5 ugliest up for sale right now. These cars truly have a face that only a mother could love!

5. Kia Soul

Kia’s Soul is a big SUV-looking small car. They are attempting what Dodge did with the Caliber, but make it actually sit taller.

Kia Soul

Kia Soul in ugly creme.

The Soul just does not look right from any angle, and with available color options like Alien and Dune, it is easy to spec this vehicle in an even more hideous color. It truly does look like a vehicle that would be used on Mars.

4. Volkswagen Beetle

For 2013, the Volkswagen Beetle was redesigned. Overall, we like the look of the vehicle, but the ones with the flying saucer-styled wheels just look terrible.

VW New Beetle

VW’s ugly wheels.

Also, they have what appear to be Bentley-style wheels available.

VW New Beetle

Bentley-style wheels on the Beetle (Image Courtesy of Motor Trend)

Avoid those two wheel options and stick with a reasonable color and the Beetle looks good.

3. Smart ForTwo

We were a little reluctant to include the super-mini from Smart on the ugly car list. To make a vehicle as small as the ForTwo and still be able to haul people means its proportions end up being all wrong. In profile it does not look bad.

Smart ForTwo

Smart ForTwo in profile.

The view from the front is where it goes wrong. It is extremely narrow, and has a weird wheel-arch front bumper protrusion going on. It makes it look like it has chubby cheeks or a fat bottom.

Smart ForTwo

ForTwo from the front.

2. Porsche Panamera

It is a Porsche and they all look the same, right? WRONG! The Panamera is Porsche’s first entry into the four-door sedan market, and exists to help boost overall sales. When someone buys a Panamera, they are helping to fund future 911s and Caymans.

Porsche Panamera

The Porsche Panamera from the two ugliest views; side and rear.

Around front, the vehicle is not that bad. It shares the familiar family face. However, the side and the rear is where it all goes wrong. There is a long list of vehicles we’d rather drive than a Panamera. On the flip side, an example of a good super sports car that has four doors, check out the Aston Martin Rapide.

1. Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

The Murano CrossCabriolet takes the trophy in ugliest vehicle dealers are pushing.

Yes, it is a Nissan Murano. Normally, that is not a bad thing. However, the blokes at Nissan decided that it would be a good idea to chop the roof of the Murano and put it on sale. The results are appalling. The rear end looks like a 370Z that has spent too much time at the Heart Attack Grill. It’s way too tall. The front end looks like it belongs on an extra-terrestrial fish. Lastly, it looks even worse with the convertible top up.

Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

The CrossCabriolet looks worse with the top up, and in green.

Yes, it is a Nissan. Yes, it will be reliable and come with great technology features. We’d rather walk than drive one of these, though.

Agree or disagree with our list? Let us know in the comments!