14: Dodge Intrepid
In the early 1990s, Chrysler was experimenting with a new type of automotive design. Known as “cab-forward design”, the Intrepid was the first in a line of new sedans. These sedans pushed the wheels to the furthest corners of the car, increasing interior volume and creating a new aerodynamic look that was unlike anything else on the market. The Intrepid and its bandmates, the Eagle Vision and Chrysler Concorde, proved to be instrumental in the 1990s resurgence of the Chrysler Corporation (via Car & Driver).
The Intrepid in particular spurred a newfound automotive design language across the spectrum. Other automakers were forced to follow suit, which is how we got to the point where we are today. Now, several 1990s cars had to change from the boxy shapes of the past, and Chrysler was at the forefront. Cab forward design doesn’t get the credit it deserves for changing the automotive landscape.