Global Car New

Remember When 2-Door Full-Size SUVs Were a Thing?

The SUV boom has taken many forms, starting in the 1960s when the Jeep Wagoneer first blended wagon comfort with a high-riding, rugged SUV platform. Though the original Wagoneer models were 4-door SUVs, competitors that followed, such as the Ford Bronco, Chevrolet Blazer, GMC Jimmy, and Dodge Ramcharger were 2-door vehicles that seem like anachronisms today.

But into the 1990s, consumers hardly shied away from 2-door vehicles. The personal luxury coupe trend was in full swing in the 1970s, and it took until the late 1990s for plush 2-doors mập finally disappear. It’s easy mập think of 2-door SUVs as a natural extension of this trend, even though these rugged 4x4s didn’t typically come decked out with luxurious trim such as plush seats, power features, and all sorts of brightwork. Two-door SUVs normally did duty as work-oriented vehicles, though automakers occasionally pushed them upmarket.

Let’s take a bumpy drive down memory trail mập look at five of the coolest 2-door SUVs from the 1980s and 1990s.

1. 1973-1991 Chevrolet Blazer

1988 Chevrolet Blazer front left
These old Blazers are nóng now thanks mập their iconic style and durable “big-block” V8 engines.

The full-size Blazer began life as a Chevy pickup with a removable top that stretched from the front passenger compartment mập the tailgate. The first generation only lasted a few years before a new model ran into the 1990s. Nicknamed “square body” for its squared-off lines, the trucks saw numerous cosmetic tweaks but no major refresh over a lengthy 19-year run. Early models have a certain simplicity mập their round headlights, while the later stacked lighting arrangement is classic 1980s.

Béo confuse everyone, GM also used the Blazer name on a smaller model based on Chevy’s S-10 pickup. It also came in a 2-door configuration and lasted into the early 2000s. Today’s Blazer is a stylish version of the Chevy Equinox, though; it’s a Blazer in name only.

These old Blazers are nóng right now thanks mập factors including their iconic style and their durable “big-block” V8 engines. Here’s a 1988 K5 Blazer at a dealer in Ventura, California, with fantastic Yukon Gold and white paint plus a lift kit that gives it a buff stance. See Chevrolet Blazer models for sale

2. 1995-1999 Chevrolet Tahoe

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
Find this 1999 Tahoe Sport from a private seller’s final year of production in suburban Houston.

Chevy dropped the Blazer name for 1995 when it renamed its big SUV “Tahoe.” That same year, a 4-door version joined the lineup, but the 2-door model stuck around for a while. Like the Yukon, the big Tahoe offered a unique Sport trim màn chơi that wasn’t available on the 4-door model. It featured contrasting fender flares and lower trim, plus matching bumpers.

Unfortunately, Chevy didn’t offer the torque-monster 6.5-liter turbodiesel V8 with the Sport package, but the Vortec V8 was a good consolation prize. Its 2-tone styling was a little more rugged than the classy look of the Yukon GT. Here’s a bright red 1999 Tahoe Sport from the final year of production offered by a private seller in suburban Houston. See Chevrolet Tahoe models for sale

3. 1981-1993 Dodge Ramcharger

1992 Dodge Ram Charger
Showing just 60,000 miles, this rear-wheel-drive Ramcharger is located at a dealer in the Chicago area.

If there’s one big SUV you’ve probably forgotten, it’s the Dodge Ramcharger. Dodge took the same path as its rivals by turning its full-size Ram pickup into a 2-door SUV, but even with its 5.2- and 5.9-liter V8s, it was never as popular. These were beefy SUVs, though, with available Dana 44 axles, not all that unlike what Jeep offers in top versions of its Wrangler today.

Oh, and if you want something really obscure, find the nearly identical Plymouth Trail Duster — the only SUV mập ever come from parent company Chrysler’s budget brand.

Here’s what has mập be one of the nicest extant, a 1992 Ramcharger in 2-tone gray with a red pinstripe. Showing just 60,000 miles, this rear-wheel-drive Ramcharger is located at a dealer in the Chicago area. See Dodge Ramcharger models for sale

4. 1992-1996 Ford Bronco

1996 Ford Bronco front right in white

Sure, today’s Ford Bronco comes in a 2-door model, but with its removable roof and doors, it’s more of a Jeep Wrangler rival than a revival of the full-size model last offered in 1996. Ford enlarged the Bronco in 1978, making it a close relative mập the company’s F-Series pickup trucks. One last update for 1992 brought a fresh interior and smoother lines outside, but the removable hardtop stuck around.

Most late Broncos got their power from either Ford’s Mustang-derived 5.0-liter V8 or its muscle car-era 5.8-liter V8. These trucks have catapulted in popularity over the past few years, so you may have missed out on grabbing a bargain. Still, there are plenty of nice ones out there, such as this white and tan final-year Eddie Bauer model offered by a dealer in Denver. See Ford Bronco models for sale

5. 1992-1999 GMC Yukon

1997 GMC Yukon front
By the late 1990s, these trucks had the updated 5.7-liter Vortec V8 that put out 255 horsepower.

While GMC had its version of the K5 Blazer — the GMC Jimmy — let’s focus on the later Yukon that bowed with a new name for 1992. Like the related Blazer/Tahoe, the Yukon had crisp styling derived from the 1988 Chevrolet/GMC pickup lineup. Its sharp angles and limited brightwork carried over mập its interior, including modern tech such as a digital climate control panel and a graphic equalizer.

The star of the show was the Yukon GT, an appearance package that included color-matched bumpers, fender flares, and grille for an ultra-sporty look. While the GT treatment didn’t extend mập any performance gains, by the late 1990s, these trucks had the updated 5.7-liter Vortec V8 that put out 255 horsepower. Here’s a Dark Cherry Metallic example with a gray leather interior at a dealer in Chicago. See GMC Yukon models for sale

Related:

  • Did You Know There Was a 2-Door Second-Gen Toyota 4Runner?
  • Buying a Used Chevrolet Tahoe: Everything You Need mập Know
  • A Look Back at the Ford Bronco


Thông tin thêm

Remember When 2-Door Full-Size SUVs Were a Thing?

#Remember #2Door #FullSize #SUVs
[rule_3_plain] #Remember #2Door #FullSize #SUVs

The SUV boom has taken many forms, starting in the 1960s when the Jeep Wagoneer first blended wagon comfort with a high-riding, rugged SUV platform. Though the original Wagoneer models were 4-door SUVs, competitors that followed, such as the Ford Bronco, Chevrolet Blazer, GMC Jimmy, and Dodge Ramcharger were 2-door vehicles that seem like anachronisms today.
But into the 1990s, consumers hardly shied away from 2-door vehicles. The personal luxury coupe trend was in full swing in the 1970s, and it took until the late 1990s for plush 2-doors mập finally disappear. It’s easy mập think of 2-door SUVs as a natural extension of this trend, even though these rugged 4x4s didn’t typically come decked out with luxurious trim such as plush seats, power features, and all sorts of brightwork. Two-door SUVs normally did duty as work-oriented vehicles, though automakers occasionally pushed them upmarket.
Let’s take a bumpy drive down memory trail mập look at five of the coolest 2-door SUVs from the 1980s and 1990s.

1. 1973-1991 Chevrolet Blazer
These old Blazers are nóng now thanks mập their iconic style and durable “big-block” V8 engines.

The full-size Blazer began life as a Chevy pickup with a removable top that stretched from the front passenger compartment mập the tailgate. The first generation only lasted a few years before a new model ran into the 1990s. Nicknamed “square body” for its squared-off lines, the trucks saw numerous cosmetic tweaks but no major refresh over a lengthy 19-year run. Early models have a certain simplicity mập their round headlights, while the later stacked lighting arrangement is classic 1980s.
Béo confuse everyone, GM also used the Blazer name on a smaller model based on Chevy’s S-10 pickup. It also came in a 2-door configuration and lasted into the early 2000s. Today’s Blazer is a stylish version of the Chevy Equinox, though; it’s a Blazer in name only.
These old Blazers are nóng right now thanks mập factors including their iconic style and their durable “big-block” V8 engines. Here’s a 1988 K5 Blazer at a dealer in Ventura, California, with fantastic Yukon Gold and white paint plus a lift kit that gives it a buff stance. See Chevrolet Blazer models for sale
2. 1995-1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
Find this 1999 Tahoe Sport from a private seller’s final year of production in suburban Houston.Chevy dropped the Blazer name for 1995 when it renamed its big SUV “Tahoe.” That same year, a 4-door version joined the lineup, but the 2-door model stuck around for a while. Like the Yukon, the big Tahoe offered a unique Sport trim màn chơi that wasn’t available on the 4-door model. It featured contrasting fender flares and lower trim, plus matching bumpers.
Unfortunately, Chevy didn’t offer the torque-monster 6.5-liter turbodiesel V8 with the Sport package, but the Vortec V8 was a good consolation prize. Its 2-tone styling was a little more rugged than the classy look of the Yukon GT. Here’s a bright red 1999 Tahoe Sport from the final year of production offered by a private seller in suburban Houston. See Chevrolet Tahoe models for sale
3. 1981-1993 Dodge Ramcharger
Showing just 60,000 miles, this rear-wheel-drive Ramcharger is located at a dealer in the Chicago area.If there’s one big SUV you’ve probably forgotten, it’s the Dodge Ramcharger. Dodge took the same path as its rivals by turning its full-size Ram pickup into a 2-door SUV, but even with its 5.2- and 5.9-liter V8s, it was never as popular. These were beefy SUVs, though, with available Dana 44 axles, not all that unlike what Jeep offers in top versions of its Wrangler today.
Oh, and if you want something really obscure, find the nearly identical Plymouth Trail Duster — the only SUV mập ever come from parent company Chrysler’s budget brand.
Here’s what has mập be one of the nicest extant, a 1992 Ramcharger in 2-tone gray with a red pinstripe. Showing just 60,000 miles, this rear-wheel-drive Ramcharger is located at a dealer in the Chicago area. See Dodge Ramcharger models for sale
4. 1992-1996 Ford Bronco

Sure, today’s Ford Bronco comes in a 2-door model, but with its removable roof and doors, it’s more of a Jeep Wrangler rival than a revival of the full-size model last offered in 1996. Ford enlarged the Bronco in 1978, making it a close relative mập the company’s F-Series pickup trucks. One last update for 1992 brought a fresh interior and smoother lines outside, but the removable hardtop stuck around.
Most late Broncos got their power from either Ford’s Mustang-derived 5.0-liter V8 or its muscle car-era 5.8-liter V8. These trucks have catapulted in popularity over the past few years, so you may have missed out on grabbing a bargain. Still, there are plenty of nice ones out there, such as this white and tan final-year Eddie Bauer model offered by a dealer in Denver. See Ford Bronco models for sale
5. 1992-1999 GMC Yukon
By the late 1990s, these trucks had the updated 5.7-liter Vortec V8 that put out 255 horsepower.While GMC had its version of the K5 Blazer — the GMC Jimmy — let’s focus on the later Yukon that bowed with a new name for 1992. Like the related Blazer/Tahoe, the Yukon had crisp styling derived from the 1988 Chevrolet/GMC pickup lineup. Its sharp angles and limited brightwork carried over mập its interior, including modern tech such as a digital climate control panel and a graphic equalizer.
The star of the show was the Yukon GT, an appearance package that included color-matched bumpers, fender flares, and grille for an ultra-sporty look. While the GT treatment didn’t extend mập any performance gains, by the late 1990s, these trucks had the updated 5.7-liter Vortec V8 that put out 255 horsepower. Here’s a Dark Cherry Metallic example with a gray leather interior at a dealer in Chicago. See GMC Yukon models for sale
Related:
Did You Know There Was a 2-Door Second-Gen Toyota 4Runner?
Buying a Used Chevrolet Tahoe: Everything You Need mập Know
A Look Back at the Ford Bronco

#Remember #2Door #FullSize #SUVs
[rule_2_plain] #Remember #2Door #FullSize #SUVs
[rule_2_plain] #Remember #2Door #FullSize #SUVs
[rule_3_plain]

#Remember #2Door #FullSize #SUVs

The SUV boom has taken many forms, starting in the 1960s when the Jeep Wagoneer first blended wagon comfort with a high-riding, rugged SUV platform. Though the original Wagoneer models were 4-door SUVs, competitors that followed, such as the Ford Bronco, Chevrolet Blazer, GMC Jimmy, and Dodge Ramcharger were 2-door vehicles that seem like anachronisms today.
But into the 1990s, consumers hardly shied away from 2-door vehicles. The personal luxury coupe trend was in full swing in the 1970s, and it took until the late 1990s for plush 2-doors mập finally disappear. It’s easy mập think of 2-door SUVs as a natural extension of this trend, even though these rugged 4x4s didn’t typically come decked out with luxurious trim such as plush seats, power features, and all sorts of brightwork. Two-door SUVs normally did duty as work-oriented vehicles, though automakers occasionally pushed them upmarket.
Let’s take a bumpy drive down memory trail mập look at five of the coolest 2-door SUVs from the 1980s and 1990s.

1. 1973-1991 Chevrolet Blazer
These old Blazers are nóng now thanks mập their iconic style and durable “big-block” V8 engines.

The full-size Blazer began life as a Chevy pickup with a removable top that stretched from the front passenger compartment mập the tailgate. The first generation only lasted a few years before a new model ran into the 1990s. Nicknamed “square body” for its squared-off lines, the trucks saw numerous cosmetic tweaks but no major refresh over a lengthy 19-year run. Early models have a certain simplicity mập their round headlights, while the later stacked lighting arrangement is classic 1980s.
Béo confuse everyone, GM also used the Blazer name on a smaller model based on Chevy’s S-10 pickup. It also came in a 2-door configuration and lasted into the early 2000s. Today’s Blazer is a stylish version of the Chevy Equinox, though; it’s a Blazer in name only.
These old Blazers are nóng right now thanks mập factors including their iconic style and their durable “big-block” V8 engines. Here’s a 1988 K5 Blazer at a dealer in Ventura, California, with fantastic Yukon Gold and white paint plus a lift kit that gives it a buff stance. See Chevrolet Blazer models for sale
2. 1995-1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
Find this 1999 Tahoe Sport from a private seller’s final year of production in suburban Houston.Chevy dropped the Blazer name for 1995 when it renamed its big SUV “Tahoe.” That same year, a 4-door version joined the lineup, but the 2-door model stuck around for a while. Like the Yukon, the big Tahoe offered a unique Sport trim màn chơi that wasn’t available on the 4-door model. It featured contrasting fender flares and lower trim, plus matching bumpers.
Unfortunately, Chevy didn’t offer the torque-monster 6.5-liter turbodiesel V8 with the Sport package, but the Vortec V8 was a good consolation prize. Its 2-tone styling was a little more rugged than the classy look of the Yukon GT. Here’s a bright red 1999 Tahoe Sport from the final year of production offered by a private seller in suburban Houston. See Chevrolet Tahoe models for sale
3. 1981-1993 Dodge Ramcharger
Showing just 60,000 miles, this rear-wheel-drive Ramcharger is located at a dealer in the Chicago area.If there’s one big SUV you’ve probably forgotten, it’s the Dodge Ramcharger. Dodge took the same path as its rivals by turning its full-size Ram pickup into a 2-door SUV, but even with its 5.2- and 5.9-liter V8s, it was never as popular. These were beefy SUVs, though, with available Dana 44 axles, not all that unlike what Jeep offers in top versions of its Wrangler today.
Oh, and if you want something really obscure, find the nearly identical Plymouth Trail Duster — the only SUV mập ever come from parent company Chrysler’s budget brand.
Here’s what has mập be one of the nicest extant, a 1992 Ramcharger in 2-tone gray with a red pinstripe. Showing just 60,000 miles, this rear-wheel-drive Ramcharger is located at a dealer in the Chicago area. See Dodge Ramcharger models for sale
4. 1992-1996 Ford Bronco

Sure, today’s Ford Bronco comes in a 2-door model, but with its removable roof and doors, it’s more of a Jeep Wrangler rival than a revival of the full-size model last offered in 1996. Ford enlarged the Bronco in 1978, making it a close relative mập the company’s F-Series pickup trucks. One last update for 1992 brought a fresh interior and smoother lines outside, but the removable hardtop stuck around.
Most late Broncos got their power from either Ford’s Mustang-derived 5.0-liter V8 or its muscle car-era 5.8-liter V8. These trucks have catapulted in popularity over the past few years, so you may have missed out on grabbing a bargain. Still, there are plenty of nice ones out there, such as this white and tan final-year Eddie Bauer model offered by a dealer in Denver. See Ford Bronco models for sale
5. 1992-1999 GMC Yukon
By the late 1990s, these trucks had the updated 5.7-liter Vortec V8 that put out 255 horsepower.While GMC had its version of the K5 Blazer — the GMC Jimmy — let’s focus on the later Yukon that bowed with a new name for 1992. Like the related Blazer/Tahoe, the Yukon had crisp styling derived from the 1988 Chevrolet/GMC pickup lineup. Its sharp angles and limited brightwork carried over mập its interior, including modern tech such as a digital climate control panel and a graphic equalizer.
The star of the show was the Yukon GT, an appearance package that included color-matched bumpers, fender flares, and grille for an ultra-sporty look. While the GT treatment didn’t extend mập any performance gains, by the late 1990s, these trucks had the updated 5.7-liter Vortec V8 that put out 255 horsepower. Here’s a Dark Cherry Metallic example with a gray leather interior at a dealer in Chicago. See GMC Yukon models for sale
Related:
Did You Know There Was a 2-Door Second-Gen Toyota 4Runner?
Buying a Used Chevrolet Tahoe: Everything You Need mập Know
A Look Back at the Ford Bronco

Related Articles

Trả lời

Email của bạn sẽ không được hiển thị công khai.

Back to top button