The SUV market has changed dramatically since the ’80s when they were used for off-roading or getting around on the ranch. Today’s SUV models have become much more advanced and luxurious. In between that period of innovation and design lay SUV models that were forgotten in the wind. So with the current trend of everything retro being worth something way more than it was, we’ve seen classic SUV prices spike like never before.
Many of these SUV models were very common. But due to current consumer interest, they are now worth gold. We looked at some of the most common models that you’ll see that are now worth double what they used to be. Some of these SUVs are quite capable off-road while others are comfortable enough to be a modern daily driver. Whatever classic SUVs you like, there is sure to be a model that you’ll enjoy having in your garage. Let’s remember these once-forgotten SUVs right here.
Mercedes Benz ML320
When Mercedes-Benz jumped into the crossover SUV craze in the late ’90s, the ML320 headlined that run. The ML320 was a fairly modest SUV that had a decent amount of capable luxury. The odd shape of the model was pure Mercedes, but drivers knew that there was something special about it. The ML320 was the definition of groundbreaking. Its unique styling and the new technology took it to another level (via JP Motor Pool).
Today the ML320 is worth a pretty penny, especially for a low mileage example. The capable off-road system and the luxurious interior made it a great choice for consumers. The bulletproof reliability was also a very strong aspect of the ML320, with many examples of the SUV clocking in at over 300k on the odometer.