An automotive icon if ever there were one, the 2013 Jeep Wrangler is still recognizable as a descendant of the rugged 4x4 built for the U.S. military during World War II. Known as the CJ—short for Civilian Jeep—it sold strongly for decades, even as the brand went through a series of owners.
In 1987, then-owner American Motors introduced the Wrangler, the first major update of the CJ concept. Chrysler acquired AMC that same year, and has since redesigned the Wrangler twice— in 1997 and 2007. The current generation might be more civilized and a tad larger than its predecessors, but its image as the quintessential off-road vehicle is as strong as ever.