No matter how sophisticated we get as a society, we still value ruggedness, and that is reflected in our vehicle options and choices. All-around, do-anything capability has been the key to the success of the sport utility vehicle (SUV) over the past decade. In fact, SUVs outsell sedans in the US right now, a big reversal over the trends of the past century.
Among SUVs, there are some with greater capability and some with less. In order to be considered one of the best SUVs, a vehicle must have a great 4x4 system. Full-time four-wheel drive is not a requirement, but all-speed 4x4 is a must. Overall build quality, smart interior packaging and robust engine choices are also important, and while exterior beauty is in the eyes of the beholder we lean toward form following function. No posers allowed.
Following is our list of 10 of the Best 4x4 SUVs.