Off-road vehicles driving over and through sand dunes in the Sahara desert in Egypt
Off-road vehicles driving in the Sahara desert | De Agostini Editorial / V. GIANNELLA via Getty Images

Off-road vehicles, also known in some cases as off-highway vehicles (OHV), include special trims and modifications of trucks and SUVs, as well as all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and utility terrain vehicles (UTVs). Most off-road vehicles are designed for travel in environments outside of legal roads (forests, mountains, deserts, snow, etc.), but some are permitted to travel on streets on highways (such as trucks and SUVs), while others are not (ATVs, snowmobiles).

Notable off-road sub-brands and trim levels from automakers include AT4 (GMC), Power Wagon, Rebel, and TRX (Ram), Pro-4X (Nissan), TrailSport (Honda), TRD (Toyota), Raptor and Tremor (Ford), Rubicon and Trailhawk (Jeep), and Wilderness (Subaru).

Notable off-road vehicles on the automotive market include the Ford Bronco, the Honda Passport, the Jeep Gladiator and Wrangler, the Land Rover Defender, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, and the Toyota 4Runner, Sequoia, and Land Cruiser.

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