A perennial winner on this list, the Toyota 4Runner has a reputation for holding its value that's almost as baked in as its ability to conquer the toughest terrain.
The 2017 4Runner is a resilient survivor among the fading breed of truck-based, body-on-frame SUVs. While its competitors have softened and switched to sedan-like platforms in the name of comfort and efficiency, Toyota's legendary off-roader makes no apologies for its rugged ways. If anything, the 4Runner has only gotten bolder, adding dirt-devouring TRD models to its lineup for 2017, topped off with the TRD Pro edition.
Aside from its strong frame, high ground clearance and standard 270-horsepower V6, 4x4 versions of the 4Runner offer off-road-specific features like a terrain-select system that optimizes the SUV for various types of environments, and a crawl mode that maintains a low speed to help you confidently drive up or down steep slopes.
For all its rough and tumble ways, the 4Runner isn't a barbarian where most people will actually use it -- on city roads and highways. Pavement imperfections and speed bumps are no match for a suspension built to climb rocks, and this Toyota's off-road-appropriate height means great visibility over a sea of cars on the freeway. Creature comforts like available leather upholstery, climate-controlled front seats and an app-based touchscreen infotainment system can add an upscale look and feel.
Whether you regularly use the 4Runner as an adventure vehicle or are happy with weekend warrior status, this 5- or 7-passenger Toyota SUV promises to serve you well and hold its value for years to come.