Historically, off-road SUVs were not always a practical choice for individuals or families living in big cities or crowded neighborhoods — not only were old-school off-road SUVs difficult to park in cramped car spaces, they were also less economical for day-to-day commuting. Fortunately, recent SUV releases have proven that the Sport Utility Vehicle body style no longer suffers from its previous lack of versatility. Check out our breakdown of the top four off-road SUVs for 2021.
1. Land Rover Range Rover
Land Rover is renowned for designing formidable off-road vehicles and the latest Range Rover is no exception. With its advanced terrain response system and adjustable air suspension, the Range Rover is packed with cutting edge safety features and unrivaled trailblazing functionality.
2. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
With a history tracing back to the Second World War, Jeep has a reputation for rugged, no-nonsense vehicle designs. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon continues this tradition. Boasting a Chrysler Pentastar V6 engine, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is more than capable of tackling rough off-road terrain. If you want to enjoy the full open-air experience, you also have the option of removing the Rubicon’s doors.
3. Mercedes Benz G-Class
Despite having the look and feel of a luxury car, the Mercedes Benz G-Class doesn’t skimp on the best features of an off-road SUV. Packing a hefty V8 engine and sturdy ladder-frame supported drivetrain, the G-Class manages to be a workhorse on off-road trails and a sports car on the highway.
4. Toyota Land Cruiser
The Toyota Land Cruiser is a spacious off-road SUV that excels at both on-road and off-road driving, making it a great multi-function vehicle for large families. Regarding performance, the Toyota Land Cruiser’s main claims to fame are its intercooled turbo-diesel V8 engine and limited-slip locking center differential in the 4×4 system.
Source: CNET, Carfax, Car and Driver