19: Jeep Cherokee XJ
The same goes for the original Cherokee XJ, which is highly coveted among enthusiasts. Modern drivers have forgotten that this was the SUV that changed everything and set the SUV industry in motion. The Cherokee was a lot smaller in size than the full-size offerings that were on the market at the time, and it offered better fuel efficiency. With that said, the Cherokee was also the last-ditch effort by AMC to save the company, and the car that influenced Chrysler’s purchase of AMC.
The Cherokee is an iconic piece of off-roading heritage, but modern drivers have forgotten about this gem. Instead of moving toward the crossover craze that has swept through the automotive industry, but the Cherokee XJ is still a capable vehicle. If you can find one with a low mileage you’ll be in for something that’s both roomy and well-appointed for its period.