Last week, Mercedes-Benz unveiled a brand new
trick truck to the world—the X-Class. Coming in both “Stylish Explorer” and “Powerful Adventurer” models, I’d be hesitant to take either of these trucks out of my garage.
In fact, Mercedes-Benz isn’t touting any of their off-road features, instead highlighting their premium interiors. And, they are almost completely ignoring the American market, which is dominated by trucks that are actually used for towing and transporting.
With almost $1billion spent on developing the truck line, we can’t help but predict that these trucks are destined for the all-time worst list. Read on to learn about the other trucks that qualify for our Top 5 Trucks of All Time list!
#5 Dodge Ram Daytona
Is it a great looking car? Yes. Could it win in a drag race against most other trucks? Probably. Can you actually haul anything in it? Nope. The brainiacs at Dodge decided to make the rear spoiler permanent, rendering the bed almost useless for hauling anything but lumber. If you want to go drag racing in your truck, this one’s for you, but if you want a truck that can actually function as a truck, you’re better off looking elsewhere.
#4 Chevrolet SSR
While we hesitate to call this thing a truck, technically it was—in addition to a hardtop convertible with a V8 engine. Unfortunately, the SSR was a bit schizophrenic and ended up not working as anything of those things, and ultimately failed at being sold as well.
#3 – Hummer H2 SUT
The original Hummer became one of the best-selling vehicles in the U.S. because of its rugged nature and foundation as a modified military vehicle that was actually used in combat. Unfortunately, the second generation of Humvees wasn't built with off-roading in mind, and the H2 SUT became a quasi SUV/pickup truck hybrid that had an almost completely wasted truck bed. While the standard H2 went on to sell quite well, the H2 SUT met a quick demise.
#2 – Lincoln Blackwood
Similar to the Mercedes X-Class, the Lincoln Blackwood was targeted towards higher-end buyers. The Ford CEO at the time, Jacques Nasser, personally pushed the idea and pushed the idea of giving the truck a trunk instead of a flatbed. As you can imagine, that went over terribly with customers, who thought they were purchasing a truck that could actually haul more than their golf clubs. The truck only had one model year but took almost 3 years to sell out.
#1 - Mercedes-Benz X-Class
It’s probably a bit immature, but considering the amount of money that’s already been spent on this truck, and the fact that the largest truck market in the world (the U.S.) will largely laugh at its launch, we’ve awarded the X-Class the ignoble distinction of the worst all time.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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