50 of the Best Off Road Vehicles

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If you’re like us then you I’ve for the days you can get one the blacktop and into some mud. What you’re about to see is the coolest, most capable 50 off-road vehicles that exist today. These things can handle just about anything. Some of the ones towards the end of the list may surprise you, but there’s not mistaking: these things are downright awesome. Enjoy!

Ariel Nomad(Top Gear)
Top Gear

50. Ariel Nomad

The Ariel Nomad is a vehicle that is sure to turn heads wherever it appears. Car enthusiasts refer to it as an “off-road buggy,” which is not surprising considering the design and features. It comes with a steel-cube cage, double wishbone suspension, and several tire options depending on the terrain you will be encountering.

49. Chevrolet Blazer K5

Chevrolet Blazer K5(OFF-ROAD TÜRKİYE)
OFF-ROAD TÜRKİYE

The Chevrolet Blazer K5 is a compact 4×4 pick-up that has been dubbed “a mountain goat” due to the assuredness of its footing over rough rocky terrain. It a surprisingly nimble despite its bulk, and it is powerful to boot. It comes with a 2.8 L Duramax turbo diesel engine, a 6-speed auto transmission, and an all-wheel drive. If you love the outdoors and need a vehicle to tear up the ground without damage to your vehicle, then the Chevrolet Blazer K5 is an awesome addition to your garage.

48. Toyota Land Cruiser

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Top Speed

The Land Cruiser is the most expensive factory vehicle from Toyota. It can be seen as a response to the luxury vehicles offered by other manufacturers, e.g., the Range Rover. This expensive vehicle offers luxury, and importantly impressive off-road capabilities. Toyota is recognized for its budget, economical offerings, but the company goes big with the Land Cruiser. The hefty price tag, however, makes it superior in almost every category to other rivals. It is viewed as one of the most capable off-road vehicles available today. You can find this vehicle in the roughest of terrains, tearing up clouds of dust without any problems or hiccups.

47. Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2(Motor Trend)
Motor Trend

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is another impressive off-road vehicle that offers excellent off-the-road capabilities. It might be a mid-size truck, but the power under the hood is anything but small. The size means you will enjoy the maneuverability and compactness only small trucks can offer, while the four-cylinder diesel or V6 engine ensures that you have the right power option to suit whatever terrain you find yourself on. It is a small but mighty truck.

46. Dodge Power Wagon First Series

Dodge Power Wagon First Series(Legacy Classic Trucks)
Legacy Classic Trucks

The Dodge Power Wagon First Series began production as afr back as the 1940s and is widely regarded among off-road enthusiasts as one of the best off-roaders ever made. It was based on a WWII military truck, and the solid appearance indicates its sturdy history. The original design and shape was so solid that it wasn’t until the 1970s that any adjustments were made. The vehicle comes in three different engine types; the 3.8L Flathead I6, 4.1L Flathead I6, and the 5.2L LA V8 engines.

45. GMC Canyon All-Terrain

GMC Canyon All Terrain(kelwaysvillage)
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Off-road vehicles are often priced out of the reach of most folks, but not so with the GMC Canyon All-Terrain. It comes at a relatively low price, but don’t be fooled by the price, it still offers some of the best off-roading of any similar vehicles. GMC have made the vehicle with a Z71 suspension package that is made of coil over shocks in front and twin tube socks and leaf springs at the back. It comes in a sporty black finish that adds to the allure. With Hill Descent Control, the vehicle is designed to handle rocky hillsides and other rough terrains comfortably. The 31″ all-terrain tires also ensure impressive grip wherever the vehicle goes.

44. Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk(Motor Trend)
Motor Trend

Jeep is the most common manufacturer you will find on this list of the 50 best off-road vehicles. And it should come as no surprise. Right from its inception, Jeep and off-roading have gone hand in hand. Driving a Jeep on a rough terrain is like having ice-cream on a hot day; just great. This sport utility vehicle is a classy vehicle that delivers some of the best off-roading you will ever experience. It is lifted by adjustable air suspension , and it rests on 30.5″ all-terrain tires. The bottom of the vehicle features skid plates covering the underbody, front suspension, and the transfer case. The interior is classy and comfortable ; covered in leather there is no denying the class.

43. Jeep Wagoneer

Jeep Wagoneer(JILLIAN CLARK)
Jillian Clark

The Wagonner was Jeep’s response to the success of the military vehicles that were converted into civilian workhorses. This time, instead of a bare-bones design, the Wagoneer came with more comfort than usual, offering drivers and passengers a taste of luxury. The Wagonner came with better ground clearance than other vehicles, which made it one of the best vehicles for off-road travel.

42. Lexus GX

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Lexus

The GX might be growing older with each passing year, but despite that, it can steadily hold its own off-road. It comes slightly smaller than the No. 10 vehicle the LX, but it still delivers excellent performance. It has a rugged body-on-frame construction, a self-leveling suspension, and full-time 4-wheek drive system with a 2-speed transfer case. All these features are further complimented by the low-range gearing, hill-descent control, and crawl control. Crawl control helps the vehicle to maintain low speed whether forward or in reverse whenever it is moving on uneven ground.

41. Nissan Patrol

Nissan Patrol(Which Car)
Which Car

If you are thinking of desert travel, few vehicles will serve you as well as the Nissan Patrol. It comes with features that make crossing uneven and harsh terrains easy. The special design and build ensure that wastelands and sand dunes of the desert are promptly overcome.

40. Suzuki Jimmy

Suzuki Jimny(Top Gear)
Top Gear

According to Suzuki, the Jimmy, as at the time of its release was the only lightweight off-roader on the market. And to be fair, this was true. Weighing just above 1 ton, the vehicle was not only lightweight, but came with features that made off-roading practical and impressive. The vehicle comes with rigid-axle suspension and a low-ratio four-wheel drive gearbox. When compared with other SUVs of similar ilk, the approach, break over, and departure angles are significantly better.

39. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss(Gear Junkie)
Gear Junkie

The Chevrolet Silverado has, for a long time, offered buyers the option of pairing with a Z71 Off-Road package, and buyers have long taken advantage of the provision. The package offers an auto locking rear differential and upgraded suspension which Rancho shocks. It also comes with a two-speed transfer case with low-range gearing, protective skid plates, hill-descent control and more. It comes with a 2.0″ suspension lift for ground clearance, 18″ wheels with Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires, and better approach and departure angles. The only downside found is that it is not paired with the 420 horsepower 6.2L V8 engine.

38. Ford Expedition with FX4 Off-Road Package

Ford Expedition with FX4 Off-Road package(New Atlas)
New Atlas

Another vehicle to be fitted with the FX4 Off-Road package is the Ford Expedition line of vehicles. The vehicle in itself is an impressive piece of work. It comes with spacious interiors, and a powerful turbo-charged 3.5L V6 engine. If you want to hit a rough terrain, though, you will need to outfit it with the FX4 Off-Road package. The package is exclusive to the XLT entry-level trim that has an all-wheel drive. The additions the FX4 Off-Road package brings include an electronic limited-slip differential, a heavy-duty engine radiator, and a two-speed transfer case. The rims are 18″ in diameter and come wrapped in all-terrain tires. To protect the underbelly and vital parts like the fuel tank, the package outfits the vehicle with skid plates.

37. Hummer H1

Hummer H1(Gear Patrol)
Gear Patrol

What is a list of off-road vehicles without the Hummer appearing? This time, the Hummer H1 is the one to represent the brand of sturdy vehicles. The H1, when released was almost impractical on pavement. However, moved off pavement, it becomes something else. The vehicle was engineered by AMG for the military, so you can imagine how sturdy it was built. It features 16″ of ground clearance, four-wheel independent suspension, and an impressive drivetrain.

36. Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk(Car and Driver)
Car and Driver

With the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, Jeep moves away from the conventional bulky SUV and comes in an intimidating, all-business design. It comes with the Quadra-Drive II air suspension from Jeep that lifts the vehicle from 8.2 inches to 10.8 inches with the mere application of a button. With impressive shock absorption, it turns what could have been an arduous trip over rough terrain into something manageable. Jeep dispenses with luxury and technological gimmicks to give a solid, bare-bones vehicle that offers a sweet ride.

35. Land Rover Range Rover

Land Rover Range Rover(Land Rover)
Land Rover

Range Rovers are luxury vehicles that not many folks will want to drive through rough terrains or tracks. However, these luxurious vehicles are as good, or even better travelling off-road tracks than pavement. The vehicle was designed as the apex of off-roading, coming with more features and gimmicks than the Land Rover trucks. All of these gimmicks and features are found in a vehicle that oozes class and luxury. While you might be thinking of buying a Range Rover for luxury, it is reassuring that should you ever find yourself off-road and in a difficult terrain, your beautiful car will feel right at home.

34. Nissan Titan Pro-4X

Nissan Titan Pro-4X(Alex Conley)
Alex Conley

The Nissan Titan Pro-4X is a light duty vehicle that comes with an excellent ability to navigate rough terrain. It comes in a smaller size than its heavy-duty sibling the Nissan Titan XD Pro-4X. Although it is 14.7″ shorter than its sibling, it still offers decent off-roading. It comes with a variety of features found on the bigger Titan XD. Some of these features include all-terrain tires, a radiator skid plate, hill-descent control, mono-tube off-road dampers, electronic locking rear differential, and an off-road gauge. The engine is a 390 HP 5.6L V8 engine, therefore rest assured that the vehicle will successfully traverse rough roads.

33. Toyota FJ Cruiser

Toyota FJ Cruiser(Car and Driver)
Car and Driver

The Toyota FJ Cruiser is a tough-as-nails off-roader that comes in a retro design. It is a relatively affordable option that provides good value for money. Take this vehicle on a trip to the rockiest terrain and you will be pleasantly surprised by how smoothly it performs. While the ride will be bumpy, the Toyota FJ Cruiser provides a wonderful alternative to other SUVs. Its low-range allows it to successfully drive through harsh terrain with impressive ease. Furthermore, it comes with a switchable rear differential locker that makes it a breeze to use in such harsh terrains.

32. Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD – 3500HD with Z71 Off-Road Package

Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD - 3500HD with Z71 Off-Road package(Chevrolet)
Chevrolet

The Silverado models from Chevrolet are powerful vehicles that deliver excellent and adequate off-road capabilities. Fitted with the Z71 Off-Road package, it becomes an absolute beast of a vehicle! The package is solely available with four-wheel drives and it delivers an anti-roll bar and skid protection for the underneath of the vehicle and the two-speed transfer case. Furthermore, it offers 18″ wheels that come with all-season tires. To regulate downhill speed on hilly slopes, the package offers hill-descent control. It is great that you can pair the package with 360 horsepower 6L V8 engine, or opt for the more powerful Duramax 6.6L V8 diesel engine.

31. Ford Ranger with FX4 Off-Road Package

Ford Ranger with FX4 Off-Road package(Ford)
Ford

The Ford Ranger is one of the toughest lines from Ford. If you want the toughest in this line of vehicles, the best line of action is to equip it with the FX4 Off-Road package. The package can be applied regardless of trim levels or body style. However, it requires four-wheel drive. Some of the benefits of the package include an off-road suspension and all-terrain tires. Furthermore, as with FX4 Off-Road packages, it offers a rear electronic locking differential. The feature can be controlled by the trucks customizable terrain-management unit.

30. Jeep CJ-2A

Jeep CJ-2A(Kaiser Willys)
Kaiser Willys

The Jeep CJ-2A might hold the record for the most iconic American 4×4 vehicle of all time. This vehicle spawned many imitators from different manufacturers seeking to replicate Jeep’s success. The Jeep CJ-2A is the first mass-produced civilian version of the Jeep. At the time of its creation, although touted as a civilian vehicle, it came with scant comfort. Instead, it opted for practicality and function. It was built , not for fancy appearances, but work. Today, the design of the CJ-2A lives on. You can find it in the Jeep Wrangler and similar SUVs.

29. Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover Discovery Sport(Motor Authority)
Motor Authority

Do you want to join the esteemed group of folks with Land Rovers, but do not want to spend a lot of money? Then get the Land Rover Discovery Sport. This relatively affordable SUV combines luxury with impressive off-road abilities. It might not be the sturdiest or most rugged of all the products from Land Rover, but it does deliver enough performance to rival some of the best from other manufacturers. It can be driven in water more than 23″ deep , has an approach angle of 23.4″ and departure of 31″. With selectable drive modes and the ability to scale slopes up to 45 degrees, and hill-descent control, it is a great way to break into the Land Rover line of off-road vehicles.

28. Nissan Frontier Pro-4X

Nissan Frontier Pro-4X(Motor 1)
Motor 1

This pick-up from Nissan is an offering that easily competes with similar sized offerings from rival companies. It comes in a nice design, reminiscent of Nissan vehicles, and can traverse bad roads with ease. The design comes with interesting features that are sure to keep drivers comfortable no matter how far they travel, or where they choose to travel.

27. Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro

Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro(Torque Report)
Torque Report

Yet another offering from Toyota, the Sequoia TRD Pro is an excellent off-road vehicle, although it isn’t marketed as such by Toyota. It comes with some nice features that make it an ideal companion when the going gets rough. The exterior design is pretty tough, and it comes with a sturdy suspension that is equipped with front and rear Fox shocks. The 18″ BBS wheels are clothed with all-terrain tires. It also, as a 4-wheel drive, comes with a low-range ratio. The 381 HP engine might not be as powerful as others on this list at, but the 401 lb-ft from the 5.7L V8 engine will serve off-roading perfectly.

26. Chevrolet Suburban with Z71 Off-Road Package

Chevrolet Suburban with Z71 Off-Road package(Motor Trend)
Motor Trend

The Chevrolet Suburban is the bigger sibling of the earlier discussed Tahoe. While its smaller sibling evokes carpools , the Suburban evokes an image of a jeep towing a four-ton trailer home. Without any additions, it is already quite formidable off-road, but with the Z71 Off-road package, it becomes even more so. It adds an upgraded suspension, and 18″ all-terrain tires. Furthermore, the package provides a shorter rear-axle ratio, and skid plates protecting the vital components under the vehicle. The only powertrain available u=is the 355 horsepower 5.3L V8 engine.

25. GMC Sierra 1500 AT4

GMC Sierra 1500 AT4(GMC)
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The AT4 is a deviation from the homely design of Sierra’s vehicles. It lacks chrome accents, the tires look terrifying, and it comes with a two-inch lift. All of these conspire to give a menacing and intimidating look to the vehicle; which is perfect for the owner. It comes with a four-wheel drive, locking gear differential, skid plates, and low-range. Hence, it is better off-road than any predecessors from Sierra.

24. Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

Jeep Renegade Trailhawk(Motor 1)
Motor 1

The Jeep Renegade Trailhawk might have a creepy, box-like appearance, and might be the smallest in the Jeep line of vehicles, but don’t be fooled, when it comes to off-roading, only few vehicles can match it. The other Jeep vehicles can be ordered with an all-wheel drive, however, this unique vehicle is the only one with a 21:1 crawl ratio and a Rock mode through the customizable traction control system. Treacherous terrain is no match for this vehicle as it features a standard locking differential and 4-lo lock settings for the front and rear drive shafts.

23. Mercedes-Benz Unimog

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Motor 1

We get that the The Unimog isn’t the best option driving on the freeway, but get this beast off the pavement onto uneven, or rough terrain, and feel its power. On rough terrain, it is near unstoppable. The design might look strange, but the huge tires and the extreme ground clearance ensure that you can take this vehicle pretty much wherever you want. Thus, whether it is in the Sahara Desert , in the snow of Siberia, or the volcanic rocks of the Vesuvius, you can rest assured that this vehicle is fully up to the challenge. As an expedition vehicle, you will find none better equipped to handle rough terrains.

22. Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro(Toyota)
Toyota

The 4Runner line of vehicles from Toyota is one of the most beloved and trusted off-road lines in the world. The body-on-frame design of the 4Runner makes it an iconic and popular off-road vehicle. It not only looks the part, put it “walks the talk”, so to say. True, it might not come with the extras found in luxury vehicles, but when it comes to raw strength and ability to navigate rough roads, there are few better. The TRD Pro comes with TRD standard Fox Racing shocks, a manual transfer case and crawl control. It is thus fitted to transverse rough roads. Furthermore, it is spacious and even gives third-row seating option.

21. Chevrolet Tahoe with Z71 Off-Road Package

Chevrolet Tahoe with Z71 Off-Road package(Chevrolet)
Chevrolet

The Chevrolet Tahoe line is associated with security uses and carpool duties, but the Chevrolet Tahoe with Z71 Off-Road Package a nice companion to have when the road gets really rough. The Z71 Off-Road Package makes you rethink all you know about the Chevy Tahoe. The makeover comes with extra skid plate, an off-road suspension system, hill-descent control, a shorter rear-axe ratio, and a two-speed transfer case. It is a jaw-dropping upgrade that transforms your Tahoe. Furthermore, it adds 18″ wheels that have all-terrain tires.

20. International Harvester Scout 80

International Harvester Scout 80(Hemmings Daily)
Hemmings Daily

The International Harvester Scout 80 is of similar ilk as the Ford Bronco. It might be getting along in years, but it still remains in demand. The International Harvester Scout 80 is viewed as one of the vehicles that pioneered the SUV category. It was built as an answer to Jeeps line of 4X4 drives. The Scout was manufactured some years before the Bronco appeared, and the two vehicles feature similar box shape. The vehicles, according to the manufacturers, where created to replace horses; and they did. They came with some luxury as well, something rare as at the time of production. Although this car is half a century old, you can still find folks searching for it online.

19. Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover Discovery(Land Rover)
Land Rover

Has Land Rover gone soft? When you consider some of the recent offerings from the company, you might think so. However, the Land Rover Discovery is a jarring reminder to competitors and buyers alike, of the thing that made Land Rovers great in the first place: a powerful, sturdy, off-road beast. The new Discovery SVX from the Special Vehicle Operations team at Land Rover is a powerful vehicle that delivers loads of power. It comes with a 525 horsepower supercharged V8 engine that ensures that wherever you take it, it will survive. According to the company, the vehicle has better approach and departure angles, locking rear differential and high-sidewall tires. It also comes with a winch in the rear bumper that allows you move slowly in reverse.

18. Ram Power Wagon

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Motor 1

The Ram Power Wagon lives up to its name as it powers through every terrain it comes across. It is a large pick-up truck that offers more off-road efficiency and capability than any of its predecessors. It comes in a fresh, bold design that illustrates to the full, the new design language from the manufacturer. The Ram Wagon is built for the dirt and off-road terrains. Furthermore, not only does it successfully move even on terrible roads, but it can tow almost twice its weight and overcome any road issues it encounters.

17. Ford Bronco First Generation

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Ah, the Ford Bronco. Fewer vehicles in the automobile history have had such an effect as did the Ford Bronco when it was released. Despite the age of this vehicle, it still displays a staying power nearly unrivaled in the industry. It remains in high demand, and you can find refurbished, restored , and modified models selling for a high price today. This timeless classic comes with a full-time four-wheel-drive, a removable fiberglass top , and a super-solid suspension system.. At the initial release, the Ford came with a 105 horsepower engine, but afterward a 200 HP V8 engine was released. It remains one of the best off-road vehicles of all time.

16. Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Jeep Compass Trailhawk(Car and Driver)
Car and Driver

The Jeep Compass Trailhawk has a small size, but when it comes to off-roading, you will be hard pressed to find any vehicle better. It has an enhanced all-wheel drive system with a 20:1 crawl ratio. Additionally, the modified suspension improves the clearance from the ground and grants it a larger approach angle than predecessors. It comes with a traction-control software that comprises of a Rock mode, among other features. With all-season tires around the 17 inch wheels, it can safely maneuver treacherous terrains.

15. Mitsubishi Pajero

Mitsubishi Pajero(CarsGuide)
Cars Guide

The Mitsubishi Pajero is a full-size sport utility vehicle produced by the Japanese automobile company Mistibushi. An interesting fact is that when it was marketed in the Americas and Spanish speaking countries, it was marketed as the Montero. Why? Because in Spanish, Pajero literally translates to”wanker”. Well, funny name aside, the Pajero is one of the best off-road vehicles available. As the US didn’t get the Evolution, which is arguably the best variant in the line, many people have forgotten it. But if you are a car enthusiast, you will recognize that for off-roading, very few cars can hold a candle to the sturdiness of this machine.

14. Ford F-150 Raptor

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Motor 1

Right of the bat, it is clear that the Ford F-150 Raptor is a utility vehicle designed to navigate the roughest terrains imaginable. An off-road pick-up, it is designed as a Baja racer and has impressive features like a ten-speed transmission, incredible amounts of horsepower, and even drive modes that can be adjusted for varying landscapes and terrains. No matter where you ride, this pick-up truck will navigate with ease. One reason why many folks opt for this truck is the little amount of tuning or upgrades required after purchase.

13. Jeep Wrangler

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The Jeep Wrangler is often the very first vehicle that comes to mind when thinking of off-road vehicles. For many folks, this is the default vehicle for off-road expeditions. It’s military roots continues to influence the design and the functionality. The vehicle is completely capable of handling anything thrown at it and with a new design this year; it is even more attractive than ever. It comes with nice technology and accessories that every off-road vehicle will require for successful navigation.

12. Subaru Outback

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Motor 1

The Subaru Outback is an impressive offering from Subaru. If you seek a vehicle for leisure driving around less challenging off-road terrain, this vehicle is a nice option. It comes with a rear locking differential, high ground clearance, and all-terrain tires that enable it to successfully navigate through difficult terrain. You can’t put your finger on exactly why, but it has this quality that makes it sweet to drive. If you live in the city and need a vehicle for some light trail blazing, look no further than the Subaru Outback. It features a 175 horsepower 2.5L engine with CVT transmission. It might not be the most powerful option, but it is an excellent choice for some light off-roading.

11. Ford Super Duty with FX4 Off-Road Package

Ford Super Duty with FX4 Off-Road package(Motor 1)
Motor 1

The Ford Super Duty line of vehicles is an impressive line that offers excellent off-road capabilities. However, the FX4 Off-Road package is proof that good things can be improved upon. The FX Off-Road package picks up from where an impressive vehicle starts. It adds extensive underbelly protection, and impressively tuned shocks. The skid plates that protect the underside cover the two-speed transfer case and the fuel tank. To ensure that it stays functional even on a rough terrain, it comes with all-terrain tires, hill-descent control, and a rear electronic locking differential. All of these additional features can be paired with the different engines that exist in the Ford Super Duty line.

10. Lexus LX

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Lexus

The LX might be over a decade old, but it still remains one of the best flagship SUVs you can buy. It is bigger than the GX which will be discussed later as well. It is a flashy and plush vehicle, which is rare for off-roaders. The full time 4-wheel drive system of the vehicle includes a 2-speed transfer case that is equipped with low-range gearing and a limited-slip center differential. Furthermore, the off-roader comes with a self-leveling air suspension system that has some impressive adaptive dampers. With 8.9″ of ground clearance and decent break over, departure, and approach angles, you will enjoy using this vehicle off-road.

9. GMC Sierra 2500HD – 3500HD with All Terrain X HD Package

GMC Sierra 2500HD - 3500HD with All Terrain X HD package(Woody Cars)
Woody Cars

The GMC Sierra 2500HD – 3500HD with All Terrain X HD Package is a large truck that provides stunningly efficient performance over rough terrain. S long as the trail is big for the giants trucks to fit on, you can rest assured of hitch-free movement. The vehicle builds on the Off-Road Suspension package which featured such things as thick anti-roll bar, hill-descent control, transfer-case protection, and more. In addition to all the good features in the Off-Road Suspension package, the All Terrain X HD package comes with an impressive set of Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires. In all, it is a step up on an already impressive off-roader.

8. Isuzu VehiCROSS

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James Gilboy

The Isuzu VehiCross undoubtedly looks different, even weird, but make no mistake, when it comes to off-roading, it is up there with the best of them. Isuzu Motors are not frequently heard of, but currently, the top offering from the company is the Isuzu VehiCross. It comes with a powerful V6 engine. It might be hard to lay your hands or even sights on one today, but this SUV, produced from 1997 through to 2001 is an odd masterpiece.

7. Land Rover Defender

Land Rover Defender(Gear Junkie)
Gear Junkie

Land Rover starter producing the Defender series in 1983, and production stopped in 2016. However, do not let this deter you from acquiring a Defender. It is one of the best terrain-hugging, frontier-conquering off-road vehicles that you can find. The special edition, the Defender Works V8 incorporates all the things that made this line awesome. It retains the boxy appearance of the Defender series, but comes with a 5.0L V8 engine. It features vastly improved dampers, springs, brakes, and all-terrain tires. If you want enhanced performance and luxury in a single vehicle, then look no further than this vehicle.

6. Ram 1500 Rebel

Ram 1500 Rebel(The Drive)
The Drive

Ram 1500 Rebel is Ram’s response to the Ford Raptor, Chevrolet ZR2 , and similar high performing off-road vehicles. The Rebel TRX can be described as a Ram vehicle on steroids. One version of the vehicle comes with a 575 horsepower engine, and is imitation of the Hellcats’ 707 horsepower 6.2L V8 engine. Another version, which will arrive in 2020 comes with a 707 horsepower engine as well. This truck is a powerful truck capable of navigating the roughest of terrains. It can, according to Ram, cruise at a speed of 100 miles per hour off-road! The suspension is 13″ above ground and the tires are a whopping 37″ in diameter. Thus, expect the Rebel to be capable of truly astounding off-road feats.

5. Jeep Gladiator

Jeep Gladiator(Motor 1)
Motor 1

The Jeep Gladiator was released in 2019 to much excitement from auto enthusiasts. Jeep are recognized as the premier manufacturer of tough, off-road vehicles. The Jeep Gladiator continues this tradition, albeit with some slight modifications. For one, the pick-up is the longest Jeep Wrangler ever made, and to our knowledge, is the only 4-door convertible pick-up truck you can get on the market. Although Jeep Wranglers are not towers, the design and power of the Gladiator allows it to tow up to 7,650 pounds. With a 3.6L V6 engine, it is a powerhouse that can easily maneuver over rough terrain. It also can be got in a 6-speed manual or eight-speed auto transmission.

4. Nissan Titan XD Pro-4X

Nissan Titan XD Pro-4X(Motor 1)
Motor 1

The Nissan Titan XD Pro-4X is a heavy duty truck that offers superb off-roading. Along with its smaller sibling the Titan, the Titan XD is built to ply rough terrain. It comes with Bilstein monotube off-road dampers, features all-terrain tires, has a radiator skid plate, an electronic locking rear differential, and nice hill-descent control. Furthermore, compared with the Titan, the Titan XD is 14.7″ taller. With an off-road gauge that displays the pitch and roll angles, it offers overall better driving experience.

3. Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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Motor 1

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a luxurious offering that denotes class and offers timeless elegance. While it looks impressive on pavement, it feels right at home on rough roads and terrains. This offering features state-of-the-art technology and efficiency. Across various environments around the world, this masterpiece has withstood everything thrown at it. It simply will not break. It is one of the toughest cars you can buy, and even Mercedes decided to build a 6-wheel version of the jeep , which if you can get your hands on, proves solid as a tank.

2. Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

Toyota Tundra TRD Pro(Zac Palmer)
Zac Palmer

While the Tacoma is the most popular off-road vehicle from Toyota, the Tundra is a close rival. The Tundra, in its own right, is one of the best off-road vehicles available on the market today. The TRD Pro version of this behemoth is all you can desire from an off-road machine. It comes equipped with a 2″ suspension lift, 2.5″ Fox internal-bypass dampers, front and rear springs, and 18″ BBS wheels clothed with all-terrain tires from Michelin. The underbelly of the beast comes with thick skid plates and the 4-wheel drive has a ground clearance of up to 10.6 inches. It is an overall impressive vehicle.

1. Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro(Motor 1)
Motor 1

The Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is the first vehicle on this list and for a good reason. It is a high-performance off-road pick-up truck from a renowned maker of impressive vehicles. Toyota is recognized for the impressively capable vehicles it produces, and the Tacoma is a shining example of the high quality Toyota prides itself on. The Tacoma features Standard Fox Racing which ensures that the truck can navigate any terrain easily. Options like crawl control means that no matter the obstacle faced, it will maneuver over the ground seamlessly.

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