19. Chevrolet Suburban
An interesting thing about the Suburban is that it was the longest-serving nameplate in car history. Chevrolet presented the first model under this name in 1935. Right from the start, the Suburban defined itself as a people carrier in a body style that was closer to a minivan than a regular wagon or SUV.
During the ’50s and ’60s, the Suburban moved to a truck platform. It also benefited from advanced construction, a tough suspension, and a long list of engines and options. At the same time, Chevrolet started providing an all-wheel-drive option for its truck line. That meant buyers could order a Suburban with AWD drive, as well.
That was the moment when the Suburban became an off-road model. The all-wheel-drive option was popular during later generations. It became an almost mandatory option for the famous and long-serving seventh-generation they introduced in 1973 and discontinued in 1991. Today, the Suburban is still a large SUV and popular as ever.