Topping the list was the Acura ZDX, a bizarre crossover hatchback that has found just 3000 homes since going on sale in the US earlier this year.
The ZDX doesn’t quite pull off the low-riding coupe-wagon look like an Aston Martin Rapide, but apparently it drives and handles rather well.
The Honda Accord Crosstour is a similar beast, although at a lower price. Fortunately the hatchback wagon fad hasn’t caught on in Australia yet. Personally, I think it’s about as attractive as syphilis.
It wasn’t just an angle-hating fest though. Some of the curvier models also copped a whack from Forbes.
There was the Nissan Cube, which, despite the square name, is full of bubbly windows and lights.
The retro-style Chevrolet HHR wagon also got the nod, as did the Scion xB (sold locally as the Toyota Rukus).
And despite featuring a more traditional US design, the boxy Ford Flex and Honda Element both missed the mark with the judges.
One that took us by surprise, however, was the Mazda RX-8. The judges said Mazda went “a little bit far in their styling”, and believed the public had failed to connect with the car’s swoopy lines.
What do you think of the list? Can you think of any yank tanks that were let off the hook?