7 of the Best Off-Roading Vehicles On the Market Today

Take a peek at the market today, and you’ll find scores of vehicles with names that suggest they can go wherever, whenever – like the Toyota RAV4 Adventure or the Audi A6 Offroad, for example. But unlike their adventurous names suggest, they’re not exactly cut out for true off-roading.

To help you cut through the off-road pretenders, we’ve built a list of the best off-road-ready SUVs and Tyou can get today. No meager performances here – these top picks are the cream of the crop when it comes to going off the beaten path.

1.  Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

While Toyota’s Tacoma 4×4 is a great off-roader in its own right, the Tacoma TRD Pro steps it up a major notch. Kevlar-reinforced Goodyear tires, an electronic locking rear differential, bright LED headlights, and one inch lift all make for an off-roader with tons of potential for great fun and adventure in a variety of environments.

Plus, with it’s signature desert air intake, the TRD Pro makes itself invaluable for desert trekkers.

The Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro starts at $43,960.

2.  Land Rover Discovery

Perfect for daily commuters with an outdoorsy side, the Land Rover Discovery delivers a stellar performance with its 525 hp supercharged V8 engine.

With its 11 inch maximum suspension and powerful engine, the Discovery is powerful enough to brave steep inclines and traverse challenging terrains with ease. And, with its spacious interior, it’s big and comfortable enough to bring the entire family along on your next big adventure.

MSRP for the Land Rover Discovery starts at $52,300.

3.  Chevrolet Colorado ZR2/Bison

One tank of a truck, the Bison is a beefed-up version of its siblings the Colorado and standard ZR2. One of the only options out there with both front and rear electronic locking differentials, this pick can handle just about anything.

While its 369 lb-ft of torque is impressive on the trails, some might find themselves wanting a little more power than the Bison’s somewhat slow four-cylinder diesel engine provides.

You can pick up the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2/Bison starting at $41,400.

4.  Ford F-150 Raptor

If you’re the type that spends most of your time traversing the outdoors, this one’s for you. Noteworthy features include “trail control” cruise control capabilities, a powerful twin-turbo V6 engine, and perhaps most importantly – the new jump mode, which allows the truck to avoid bottoming out after going airborne.

The Ford F-150 Raptor starts in at $54,800.

5.  Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

No off-roading list would be complete without the OG, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Characterized by its signature ruggedness and top-notch performance off the pavement, it’s not hard to see why this affordable off-roader has captured the hearts of so many outdoor enthusiasts.

Plus, with its extensive customization options and unique paint colors, your Jeep is sure to stand out from the crowd.

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon starts at $28,295.

6.  Mercedes-Benz G550

More tightly designed than its predecessors, the G550 is the pick for the modern adventurer with a more refined taste.

As comfortable slowly traversing in low range as it is going all out on the highway, it’s a great all-around pick for those who want a luxury option that will stick with them for years to come. And, fans of the classic G-Wagon will be happy to know the boxy turn signals above the headlights and the external door hinges of yore have made it onto the new model.

MSRP starts at $124,500

7.  Toyota Land Cruiser

The Land Cruiser finds a way to strike the perfect balance between luxury and all-American ruggedness. Attention to detail inside and outside the cabin, along with key standard features like LED headlights and foglights make for a respectable full-size SUV with excellent off-road ratings.

Drive one off the lot for $85,415.

Think we missed any? Let us know your favorite off-roading vehicle in the comments below.

Claire Biggerstaff
Claire Biggerstaff is a freelance writer and photographer from Charlotte, NC. Her curiosity leads her to write about a wide variety of topics. On her off days, she enjoys reading Polygon articles, and curling up to a good YouTube playlist.

    You may also like

    Leave a reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    More in Headlights