17. Dodge Ramcharger
The success of the Blazer and the Bronco inspired Dodge to offer its own off-road model. So, they based it on a shortened truck chassis and with a closed body style. They called the new model the Ramcharger. And Dodge presented it in 1974, along with the identical Plymouth Trailduster.
The base engine was the Chrysler venerable 225 slants six units. But buyers could choose between four more engines, including the mighty 440 V8. The power level of this famous big block was not that high in 1974. However, it had loads of torque, which was more important for off-road driving and pulling the Ramcharger out of the mud.