26 Best Off Road Vehicles in 2020

If you’re in the market for an off-roader, you don’t have to settle for a Jeep Wrangler if you don’t want to. There are plenty of other options to choose from, each with its own off-roading capabilities and advantages. As long as you take them for regular maintenance and service, before or after going off-road, they’ll give you years of service.

Here’s our list of the 26 best off-road vehicles in 2020:

  1. Ford F-150 Raptor

If we had our way, this would be our ideal version of a customized off-roading pickup truck. Ford even threw in all the modifications and upgrades we could think of, making this one of the best off-roading rigs out there.

  1. Jeep Cherokee

Not in the mood for a Wrangler? No problem, get the Jeep Cherokee instead. With a little looking around, you can get one that gives you plenty of bang for your buck. We love Cherokees because they come with lots of Jeep modification options.

  1. Toyota FJ Cruiser

Like all Toyotas, the FJ Cruiser is reliable and cheap to maintain. But don’t let the goofy look fool you, this vehicle’s off-roading prowess is unquestionable.

  1. Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

In 2019, Toyota upgraded the TRD Pro line with Fox Racing shocks, dramatically increasing this model’s off-roading capability and making it one of our favorite off-roaders.

  1. Land Rover Defender

The simplistic classic looks of the Defender coupled with its handling ability of rough terrain make this a fan favorite. This Wrangler competitor has been around for a long time thanks to its dependability.

  1. Mercedes- Benz Unimog

The odd-looking Unimog clearly isn’t meant for highway driving. However, its massive tires and almost limitless ground clearance mean that it’ll take you wherever you want to go off-pavement.

  1. Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

This vehicle’s forefather featured in our list of affordable adventure vehicles and we’re glad to say that the modernized version features lots of improvements. Locking differentials, Fox Racing Shocks, and aggressive looks make this SUV a great choice for outdoor adventures.

  1. Subaru Outback

Okay, so this one might stick out from the others on the list. We just had to include it for its reliability. While you can’t take it to Moab, it has no problem with light off-roading.

  1. Jeep Wagoneer

If you’re a fan of classic models, the Wagoneer is the one for you. It pioneered the style of modern SUVs and with standard comfort features as well as an eye-catching wood paneling finish, this ride can handle itself on the trails.

  1. RAM Power Wagon

Serious off-road performance and mean looks are sure to get this rig noticed. We also love its off-road performance.

  1. Mitsubishi Pajero

Pajeros are not very common in the US and that’s a shame. Still, this one is a worthy off-roading machine that’s able to keep up with the rest on this list.

  1. Ford Bronco

This powerful rig has remained a favorite with those who like going off the beaten track. There are also lots of aftermarket parts available for it making it easy to customize it for any off-road environment.

  1. Land Rover Discovery

The Discovery is a neat SUV. With unibody construction and clever off-road construction, this vehicle will provide you with all the power you need to tackle the trails.

  1. Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

This is an extremely capable beast on the trails as long as you know how to unlock its power. The front and rear locking differentials and the set of spool-valve dampers are some of the off-road tools it packs.

  1. Land Rover Range Rover

If you’re looking for a mix of luxury and serious off-roading prowess, the Range Rover delivers. It’s just a shame that those who own them hardly ever take them off-road.

  1. Nissan Titan XD PRO- 4X Diesel

The name might be a mouthful but this ride’s Cummins V8 diesel engine is what sets it apart from other off-roaders. The fact that it comes with Bilstein Shocks and locking rear differentials only adds to its appeal.

  1. Ford Ranger Raptor

This Ranger Raptor might not be coming to the US but we can still appreciate its off-roading brilliance. It earns a spot on this list because of the wide range of driving modes it has that make off-roading easy.

  1. Jeep Gladiator

The Gladiator looks similar to the Wrangler in appearance and general style but comes with some serious upgrades making it easy to design a custom build. The beefed-up frame and suspension make this perfect for your towing needs.

  1. Toyota Land Cruiser

This is the true competitor of the Range Rover. This is a huge, comfortable, and luxurious vehicle equipped with all kinds of electronic off-roading features for outdoor adventures.

  1. Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Not for the budget-minded, the Mercedes G-Class is packed full of off-road goodies that truly make it a worthy alternative to the Jeep Wrangler.

  1. Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

This is another great alternative to the Wrangler thanks to the Trailhawk package which brings a fantastic all-terrain performance to this SUV.

  1. Isuzu VehiCROSS

Fat tires, small overhangs, and a short wheelbase al make the Isuzu VehiCROSS highly capable on any off-road terrain you throw at it.

  1. Nissan Patrol

There’s a reason why the Patrol is the vehicle of choice for desert travel in the Middle East and Europe. It can easily cross dunes and wastelands alike without a fuss.

  1. Suzuki Jimny

Similar to the Suzuki Samurai, the Jimny is small but powerful. Nothing will stand in your way when driving this mini-sized rig.

  1. International Scout

If you’re looking for an eccentric and more obscure vehicle that still performs surprisingly well off-road then the International Scout is the one for you.

  1. Ariel Nomad

We just had to include the Ariel Nomad on the list, even though some argue that it’s not really a vehicle. It has proven itself on trails e.g. in Moab thanks to its long-travel suspension, meaty tires, and full-body roll cage.


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