12. Toyota Land Cruiser 100 Series (1998-2007)
The Toyota Land Cruiser 100 Series that was produced between 1998 and 2007 is another excellent off-road vehicle. The company took the effort to significantly improve the motor over the FZJ80, and it even sees better overall fuel economy. The vehicle features a 4.7 liter V8 engine and is available in manual or automatic transmission depending on the preferences of the owner. The 100 series does lack a solid axle which gives some limitations when it comes to taking the vehicle to some of the more extreme terrain locations available in the United States, but it has equivalent performance to the FZJ80 in these circumstances. Toyota also significantly improved the brakes in the 100 series compared to past models, and the vehicle is assessed as being extremely reliable and durable. For those who also enjoy driving on-road, the SUV has no issues with cruising at speeds above 80 MPH, and it is not uncommon to find models with more than 300,000 miles on them.