20. Chevrolet Suburban
An interesting thing about the Suburban is that this is the longest-serving nameplate in car history. In fact, the first model under this name debuted in 1935. And right from the start, the Suburban defined itself as a people carrier in a body style closer to a minivan than to a regular wagon or SUV. During the ’50s and ’60s, the Suburban moved to the truck platform and benefited from advanced construction, a tough suspension, and a long list of engines and options.
But at the same time, Chevrolet started introducing the all-wheel-drive option for its truck line. So, drivers could get the Suburban with the AWD drivetrain as well. This was the moment when the Suburban became an off-road model. The all-wheel-drive option proved popular during later generations. Soon, it became an almost mandatory option for the famous and long-serving seventh generation. They introduced it in 1973 and discontinued it in 1991.