An off-road vehicle is capable of driving on and off paved or gravel surface. It is generally characterized by having large tires with deep, open treads, a flexible suspension, or even caterpillar tracks. Off-road vehicles have an enthusiastic following because of their many uses and versatility. Several types of motor sports involve racing off-road vehicles.
10- Nissan Armada
Instead of imitating the boxy and costly stalwarts of this popular segment, the Armada breaks the mold—sort of. After all, it’s still a big-bodied, fuel-thirsty family dreadnought. But the three-row Armada has a serene, expensive interior and an upscale exterior that enable it to undermine high-rent rivals when it comes to price. While others have superior standard features and more powertrain options, the Nissan does just fine with its 390-hp V-8 and seven-speed automatic transmission. Available with rear- or all-wheel drive, it can tow up to 8500 pounds. All that and extensive driver-assistance options have transformed this former blue-collar hauler into an attainable luxury-SUV alternative.
9- Toyota LandCruiser
The Land Cruiser is a worldwide legend, one of the most competent SUVs ever made. Featuring a sturdy body-on-frame design and a 5.7-liter 381-hp V-8 engine with an eight-speed automatic and full-time four-wheel drive, it offers serious off-roading ability. Creature comforts are addressed, too, with three rows of leather seating for eight, heated and ventilated front seats, a 9.0-inch infotainment system, four-zone climate control, and adaptive cruise control.
8- RAM Power Wagon
Designed to clobber intimidating terrain while towing or carrying people and their stuff, the Power Wagon is the Grizzly Adams of pickups. Based on the three-quarter-ton Ram 2500 crew cab, this rig tows up to 9910 lb and gets a laundry list of trail-ready goodies: a 12,000-lb Warn winch, skid-plate protection, Bilstein shocks, and an anti-roll bar up front that electronically disconnects when the going gets gnarly. Its 14.3 inches of ground clearance allow it to ford up to 30 inches of water.
7- Jeep Cherokee
Unlike most compact crossovers, the Cherokee is actually capable of heading off the beaten path. While the majority will be limited to family excursions and work-week traffic, the Cherokee has the Jeep brand name and a handsome exterior as selling points. Its optional powertrains are highlighted by a V-6 that can tow up to 4500 pounds and a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine that improves fuel efficiency. The Cherokee also has an impressive ride, but its acceleration performance is mediocre and every model suffers from subpar fuel economy and limited cargo space. Those who want the most rugged, most recognizable ute will appreciate this Jeep.
6- Mercedes Benz G-Class
It is in its element off the beaten track. Its business is overcoming the challenges that the natural world and different weather conditions across the globe pose for its driver. The near-production-standard Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6X6 show car is uncompromising. It is the most effortlessly superior and extravagant off-roader ever to be developed and built by engineers
5- Chevrolet Colorado
Colorado finds the perfect balance between work and play. From work truck to the off-road-ready ZR2 and from technology to safety — not to mention three capable engines to choose from including the available GM-exclusive Duramax® 2.8L Turbo-Diesel engine — it’s the midsize truck that offers it all.
4- Toyota 4Runner
The Toyota 4Runner has been on sale in the US since 1984. In 2009, it entered its current fifth generation, receiving a major design update in 2013. Not much is new for the 2019 4Runner, which unlike most SUVs on sale today, uses a truck-like body-on-frame chassis as opposed to the car-like unibody approach of popular crossovers like the Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot.
3- Ford® F-150 Raptor
You can call this the Ford GT of the desert – a pickup designed to decimate deserts like the Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote, only with more hang time and more noise. The Ford F-150 Raptor turns the standard F-150 up to 11, with massive Baja-racer style box fender flares, 6 inches of extra width, FOX Racing Shox, and a detuned version of the 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 that was developed for the latest Ford GT supercar. This is, in essence, a road-going trophy truck, complete with a drive mode named “Baja”, which should tell you all you need to know.
2- Land Rover Discovery
Land Rover’s biggest, most off-road capable machine – as much a flagship in usefulness as the Range Rover is in luxury. Except, the Discovery is none too workmanlike this time around: it looks far sleeker than it ever has before, the cabin is nigh on indistinguishable from a Rangie’s, apart from the seven seat configuration, and it’s by far and away the best-mannered Discovery ever on the road. This is an extremely complete car, appropriate for every occasion, a jack of all trades and a master of most of them.
1- Jeep Wrangler
Look past the iconic grille, and you’ll see it. Behold the latest evolution of a seven-decades-old design, a soul-stirring affirmation of freedom, a surprisingly groundbreaking vehicle that shouldn’t work in the 21st century as well as it does. The new Jeep Wrangler is what crossovers want to be when they grow up, and it’s the 2019 MotorTrend SUV of the Year.