Trucks & SUVs

7 Surprising Vehicles That Are Great For Off-Roading

Talk about off-road vehicles and the name that immediately comes to mind is Jeep, or more importantly, the Jeep Wrangler. It’s no secret that Jeep has held the market on off-roading vehicles since it was created for the American military, and it’s a reputation that is well-earned. 

Not everyone is a Jeep fan, however, so if you’re looking for an off-road vehicle that can get you to those out-of-the-way places, here are 7 vehicles that can hit the trails just as well, if not better, than a Jeep. 

Ram Power Wagon

The name says it all. The Ram Power Wagon can tow up to 19,780 pounds, an impressive amount by any standard. The Power Wagon also has available Forward Collision Warning as well as Active Braking. This will work out perfectly for those situations you may come across while off-roading, like fallen trees that are blocking the trail.

2019 Bentley Bentayga

Speed and SUVs aren’t exactly words that come up in the same conversation unless it’s someone lamenting that their beloved SUV is lacking in horsepower. The Bentayga is changing things up in a big way. Car and Driver reports that the Bentayga can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 3.8 seconds. This has a lot to do with the impressive 542-hp twin-turbo V8 engine that Bentley included. For those focused on being environmentally-friendly, the Bentayga also has an electric version.

2019 BMW X5

The BMW X5 has been around for almost 20 years and it keeps getting better with age. Road and Track reports that the X5 has evolved over the years, changing from a strictly on-road vehicle to anything it wants to be. With names such as Jeep, Chevy, and Ford to compete with when it comes to off-road SUVs, BMW does it with a style that only a BMW could.

2019 Jaguar I-Pace

While Jaguar is not the first the automaker to come to mind when it comes to off-road vehicles, the I-Pace has earned its place on this list. This electric SUV looks just as good powering its way down back trails as it does cruising through the city streets. Kelley Blue Book reports that it takes 90 minutes to charge at a public station and barely charged at all in a home garage, so if you are interested in the I-Pace, make sure there are charging stations near your home.

2019 Tesla Model X

With rear doors that rise up like bat wings, it may be hard to picture the Model X in an off-road situation, but its classy looks don’t defy its ability to go anywhere it wants. The Model X is all electric, AWD, and can go from zero to 60 in 2.7 seconds. You’ll need plenty of room to open your rear doors, but other than that, the Model X can stand head to head with any other off-road SUV.

2019 Lamborghini Urus

The Urus has been around for a while now, and it just keeps getting better and better. While it doesn’t have the traditional boxy shape and large body that SUVs are known for, this doesn’t mean that it can’t tear up a dirt road. Top Gear tested the Urus, and was impressed with its smooth, stable ride. While they didn’t drive over any boulders in the test, the Urus kicked up dirt like a pro and transitioned to a paved road like a dream.

2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan

SUVs are a hot ticket item for automakers and Rolls-Royce wants a piece of the action. Cars.com reports that the Cullinan “…costs more than the average family home.” With a starting price of $325,000. While very few would take a SUV off-roading that costs this much, that doesn’t mean you have to stick to well-manicured lawns if you’re looking for a little adventure.