Average Convertible Front
You’d think convertible would equal exciting, but that’s not the case when you average the most popular drop-top models into one vehicle. The prevalence of a wide lower fascia, small grille, and large headlights, are easy to spot. Convertibles are supposed to be attractive – think Porsche 911 and Mercedes SL-Class; however, average them together, and you get a rather dull product.
Average Convertible Rear
Thankfully, the rear of the average convertible is much more exciting. It’s difficult to pinpoint one maker model that dominates the design. Dual- or quad-exhaust tips are prevalent and easy to spot. However, other design trends blur together into a smorgasbord of creases, swoops, indentations, and more.
Average Crossover Front
It’s easy to see similarities between the hatchback and the crossover with the V-shaped front-end making yet another appearance, which effortlessly swoops into the headlights. The lower fascia is dominated by dark plastics that toughen the crossover’s otherwise pedestrian appearance.
Average Crossover Rear
Much like the name suggests, the crossover blends design elements from several body styles. The lower fascia is dominated by dual-exhaust tips, while several design lines, creases, and other aesthetic elements busy the hatch. A small hatch window and bold taillights are crucial to its design.
Average Hatchback Front
Hatchbacks rarely get the love they deserve in the U.S., and that’s a shame considering the wild design of the average hatch front end. There is a distinct V-shape to the grille, though there is an aggressive inversion of the design element, too. The design above highlights the swooping nature of today’s hatchbacks.
Average Hatchback Rear
Taillights are pushed to the edges to keep the hatch functional while dual-exhaust tips dominate the lower fascia. The overall design of the hatch’s rear is subdued. Nothing sticks out, which suggests automakers are keeping rear-end hatch designs conservative.
Average Sedan Front
The words bold and sedan may feel like oxymorons, but sedan design over the last several years has been quite good with bold front-end designs, large grilles, and sleek headlights. The front end of the average sedan looks low and wide, with the lower fascia extending across the entire front of the car. There’s also a distinct V-shape to the front grille with hints of Chevy, Nissan, and others in the mix.
Average Sedan Rear
Sadly, the rear-end design of the average sedan is much more subdued when compared to the front. The design is far from polarizing with flashy aesthetic additions kept to a minimum. Large taillights flank the deep trunk opening, with a hint of the Ford Fusion dominating the design ever so slightly.
Average SUV Front
The average SUV is another vehicle dominated by large grilles, and upright front ends. The average SUV looks bold with the large grille flanked by headlights with the lower fascia housing fog lights. The designs averaged together look much more uniform than expected, too.
Average SUV Rear
The rear of the average SUV looks massive. It’s tall and boxy, with hints of the Chevy Suburban easily identifiable. Again, few bold aesthetic choices command the rear end. Instead, much like trucks, the SUV is about functionality and the large hatch designed for groceries and other cargo.
Average Truck Front
Big grilles and big headlights dominate the average truck design. Here, the headlights are pushed to the peripherals of the tall and upright front end. The boxy proportions of the Chevy Silverado, Ford F-150, and Ram 1500 overpower the design. It looks like a truck, which is important to loyal truck buyers.
Average Truck Rear
The rear of the average truck is fascinating because there are only so many ways to design it, with the truck bed dictating much of how the rear looks. The taillights are tall and thin, pushed to the edges to keep the tailgate free. It’s all about functionality over design at the back, and that’s reflected here.
Average Ute Front
The front of the average ute looks like your typical sedan – as it should. Utes combine the best features of a sedan with that of a truck to create a truly unique vehicle. However, from the front, it looks like your typical sedan with a hint of sportiness to liven up the mix.
Average Ute Rear
We don’t see many utes in the U.S.; however, their rear-end design is nearly unmistakable. Much like the pickup trucks that dominate the roads, utes focus on function over form. The taillights are thin and pushed to the edges to make room for the tailgate.
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