There were times when sports utility vehicles had a great demand and markets were flooded with the best off-roaders. These days with the new-fashion of “Compact” SUVs the real-time SUV manufacturers are more inclined towards design and comfort rather than performance and off-road skills. But there are still some major players in the market that offer both off-road performance and luxury.
Check out our list of the top 5 best off-roaders available in the marketplace for the free-spirited adventurers.
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The all-time favorite and one of the best off-roaders Mercedes AMG G63 is back with a bang with its latest model. The G63 has an all-new chassis, suspension, engines, steering, gearbox and also an all new up to date driving assistance system. This new G class is a result of the thorough working of six years and it is indeed not just a thriving off-roader but a luxuriating one as well. It comes equipped with a powerhouse of 4.0 liter V-8 which can produce a massive power of 577bhp. And it can go from 0 to 60 in just an amazing 4.4 secs. It gives a good mpg of 21.4mpg.
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The Land Rover Defender is without any doubt one of the best off-roaders of all time. The Land Rover Defender is a perfect example of the evolution of automobiles, over it’s more than 60 years of lifespan it has evolved although the basic shape and formula is still the original. The Defender has persistently been the workhorse in one of Britain’s firmest cars range. No modern car can ever beat the off-roading capability of the Land Rover Defender. It’s true that the Defender is uncomfortable on the tarmac and noisy as well but you can always improve this experience you can install Bilstein 4600 shocks. It is powered by a 2.2-liter diesel engine and gives a fuel average of 28mpg.
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Hummer H1 is one of the finest and best off-roaders available in the market. The Hummer H1 or Humvee was originally released for civilians in markets from 1992. It has a V-8 6.5-liter Turbo diesel engine with 5-speed Allison transmission. It can produce a power of 300 stallions and 520 ft. /lbs. of torque. The Humvee is equipped with unique features like wider stance due to which it can easily ford 30 inches of water, climb a step of 22-inches and have a stock clearance of 16 inches due to its tucking driveline design and truck tires. They have inboard brakes and geared hubs even the radiator is placed high up.
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The Jeep Wrangler is one of the best off-roaders if you want to buy one new off-road vehicle. The Jeep Wrangler is undoubtedly fit for any kind of off-roading. It is a 4WD and has the seating capacity of 4-5 persons. It gives a fuel economy of 16-23mpgs in city and 20-25mpgs on the highways. It comes with a 3.6L V-6 engine with manual transmission, which can produce a power of 270-385 horses. The Wrangler is one of the most capable compact SUVs that are meant for true off-road experiences with its off-road wheels.
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Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the top picks in our list for best off-roaders. It’s a good luxurious SUV which can accommodate 8 persons easily. It has a very solid handling and a very strong engine. It has a good amount of cargo space but it has a poor gas mileage of only 13 in city and 18mpgs on the highways. It has a 5.7L 381hp producing a V-8 engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission along with full time four wheel drive. It has a good 9-inch infotainment system and features like four-zone climate control and adaptive cruise control. The Land Cruiser can go from 3 to 50 mph in 3.8 seconds and 50 to 70 mph in only 5 secs. Even after its low mileage it’s still loved by true adventurers because of its 24.6-gallon fuel tank.
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