19. Jeep Cherokee XJ
Introduced in 1984, the Cherokee XJ generation was an enormous success for Jeep. With its boxy yet elegant looks, great build quality, and lots of usable features, the second-generation Cherokee was the SUV of the ’80s and a globally successful model. Despite being a modern and comfortable vehicle, the Cherokee XJ retained all its Jeep characteristics (via Gear Patrol).
These included rugged mechanics, a dependable AWD drive train, and updated engines. All that helped it claim the title of one of the best SUVs of all time. Jeep offered the Cherokee XJ until 2014 in some foreign markets. That just shows how good of a car this Jeep was. The XJ is the next big thing since the quality examples are hard to find.