19. Hyundai Veloster Turbo
The Hyundai brand as a whole has come a long way since the horrible Excel of the late 80s. But the brand still has a few blunders, and the Veloster is one of them. The car is a great concept on paper but in reality, it’s the laughing stock of the automotive world. The oddball styling doesn’t appeal to the average shopper, and the car is confused about whether it’s a sports coupe or hatchback. Another issue with the Veloster is its questionable crash test results. According to a recent study by the NHTSA, the Veloster Turbo has a subpar side-impact crash test rating.
If finding a safe hot hatch is on your radar, the Veloster probably isn’t going to be it. With the rise of SUVs, the risk of a side-impact crash causing a fatality is high. Naturally, the Veloster is still on sale due to its low price and long list of standard features. But the lack of safety is something that hurts the reputation of the car as well as the person who is driving it. Time will tell what the future holds for the Veloster and what the brand will replace it with.