26: Toyota Prius (First Generation)
When the first couple of hybrid vehicles came to US soil, they were ugly and not practical at all. The Prius is one such vehicle that fit into this equation. While the Prius came into its own during the economic recession of 2008, the first generation was not as fortunate. The car itself was strikingly similar to the Toyota Echo in terms of size and performance (via Hagerty).
The first-generation Prius was a groundbreaking car for the environment and Toyota. But the styling and lack of refinement turned many potential buyers off. The car didn’t stack up to the Prius models we got later down the road. Modern-day hybrids have come a long way in terms of design and refinement.