Toyota is without a doubt one of the indisputable leaders in the market for tough, durable SUVs.

The Japanese military requested the creation of the original Land Cruiser, and like with other military vehicles

This version later evolved into one of the most iconic SUVs ever, which ultimately resulted in skyrocketing values.

By the 1980s, Toyota had come to the conclusion that many customers didn't actually need or want large

Several purchasers want a smaller, more attractive SUV that would still be quite capable but appeal

As a result, Toyota unveiled the RAV4, its first-ever Recreational Activity Vehicle with 4-wheel drive.

The first Toyota RAV4 model debuted in 1994 for the 1995 model year.

 A smaller but competent 4x4 that could sit underneath Toyota's 4Runner and Land Cruiser off-roaders was