6. Jeep CJ-7 (1976-1986)
The Jeep CJ-7 was perhaps the most popular off-road vehicle produced between 1976 and 1986. With a 93.5 inch wheel-base, and a three speed T-150 transmission, the CJ-7 can just go places other 4×4 vehicles cannot. The CJ was available with three choices of engine type, the 232 cubic inch I-6, 258 I-6, or the 304 V-8. Many Jeep fans believe that the true “Era of the Jeep” ended when the last CJ was produced in 1986. When the model was first produced, it added an additional 10 inches of wheelbase to the vehicle when compared to previous models and it also include wider rear leaf springs that helped deliver a much more stable ride. Fans of the CJ-7 also love how easy it is to modify the vehicle with a lift kit, basic tools, and to even change out the engine. The CJ-7 remains one of the best off-road vehicles every produced.