Automotive Eyesores: The Search for the Ugliest Grille on Cars

by AutoExpert   |  22 February, 2024

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Car design is a funny thing. One year, something looks fresh and cool, and the next, it makes you want to gouge your eyes out. Lately, it seems like car companies have forgotten that grilles are supposed to be, well... attractive. So, let's get down and dirty: which current car has the absolute WORST grille, the one that makes you want to switch to public transport forever?

Remember, it's gotta be a model you could buy today or in the very near future. Cars, trucks, SUVs, even those weird minivans – nothing is safe from our judgment.

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BMW, we're looking at you. Those double kidney bean grilles have gone from kinda quirky to full-blown cartoon villain. But GMC isn't winning any awards either – their trucks look like they swallowed a billboard, and it's all chrome and plastic in your face. Seriously, who thought that was a good look?

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And don't even get us STARTED on Chevy's Silverado HD. That split grille with the angry LED eyebrows is just... a whole mess. It's like they couldn't decide between sporty and aggressive, so they crammed both in and hoped for the best. Spoiler alert: it didn't work.

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Mercedes, honey, we need to chat about the EQ series. We get that electric cars don't need traditional grilles, but that weird, squished-bug look on the front isn't doing you any favors. It just screams, "I'm trying way too hard to be futuristic!"

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But the undisputed KING of hideousness, in our humble opinion, has to be the Lexus LM minivan. This thing gives us chills down the spine. The spindle grille is so outrageously huge, it's like a chrome waterfall of bad taste. And the headlights! It looks like some kind of angry insect from a sci-fi horror movie. We're half-expecting it to transform into a robot and start terrorizing the city.

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So, there's our rant. Now it's YOUR turn! What current car makes you want to avert your eyes? Get specific – let's dissect those grilles, those headlights, the whole disastrously ugly package. Don't hold back!

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