16: Suzuki Vitara
Suzuki was peddling small SUVs in the States long before all of the other automakers caught on. The Vitara was the second generation of the Sidekick/Tracker, and it incorporated a lot of new features. A more modern design was the first thing that the Vitara got, and a more powerful V6 engine was optional.
The Vitara was never the sales success of the Toyota RAV4 or Honda CRV, but in a lot of ways, it was astonishingly similar. Although the Vitara is not the first nameplate that comes to mind when you think of a used SUV, it’s quite a capable choice. The range of engines and body styles made the Vitara a great runner-up to the Jeep Wrangler.