24. Dodge Omni
Compact cars were in high demand during the late 70s, and a big part of this was because of the fuel crisis. Gas-efficient cars were the future and the imports from Japan were hogging up the marketplace. The Omni was developed as a way for Chrysler to enter the compact car market with a comparable vehicle. What made the Omni unique was its hatchback design and potent powertrain. There was even a Shelby edition of the Omni that featured a rally car design. Overall, the Omni was far ahead of its time in terms of interior design and features.
The Omni was one of the earliest versions of a crossover vehicle. The interior was roomy enough for a family of four and there was plenty of cargo space for those weekend trips. Design-wise, the Omni was a step in a new direction for Chrysler at a time when the cars on the road were very large and inefficient. Chrysler was looking to attract a younger demographic with the Omni and therefore the car managed to attract buyers from all facets of life.