First-generation Explorers are not exactly the most exciting vehicles. But when they were in the ’90s mega-hit “Jurassic Park,” they became memorable and cool. As one of the first really popular SUV models, the Explorer from the early ’90s was a typical example of the concept (via JP Motor Pool).
Big, powerful, and luxurious, it could easily carry its passengers over any terrain. At least, it looked like it could. Despite its popularity, alarming reports of instability and rollovers plagued the market and the car public.