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Do you like to live life on the edge? Do your driving habits tend to take you off the beaten path, to places where there might not even be real roads to drive on? If that sounds like you, you’re probably the proud owner, or at least want to be the proud owner, of a cool off-road car.
There are tons of car brands that have awesome vehicles with impressive off-road capabilities. We’ve laid out a few of our cool off-road cars in this article, but let us know if we’ve missed your off-road ride.
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
At the top of MotorTrend’s list of 15 Best Off-Road Vehicles is the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. This midsize truck has proved itself to be a great option for off-road drivers due to its stainless steel rock sliders, front and rear locking differentials, and 31-inch Goodyear DuraTrac tires.
This cool off-road car isn’t for the faint of heart, though—because once it’s off-roading function is on, things like stability and traction become disabled.
Ford F-150 Tremor
Ford is no stranger to off-road vehicles, but the brand has truly outdone itself with the 2021 model of the F-150 Tremor package.
This option is available to add on to the F-250 Super Duty, the Ford Ranger, and soon the Crew Cab with a short bed, allowing drivers to turn tons of Ford vehicles into off-roading monsters. The package includes 33-inch General Grabber A/T tires wrapped around unique 18-inch wheels, custom springs, monotube shocks, and rear twin tube shocks.
The Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
Car and Driver describes the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro as “built for serious work, not just profiling at Target.” The Toyota 4Runner comes only with four-wheel drive, so you know it means business when it comes to off-roading.
The car comes with an electronic locking rear differential, front springs, skid plates, and bypass dampers. Plus, it now includes an 8-inch touchscreen navigation and audio system that’s compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can listen to your favorite off-roading tunes while you drive.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
One of the most impressive off-roading features the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk supports is the button standard air-spring suspension. With just a push of a button, in seconds this car can be lifted 10.8 inches off the ground for some serious off-roading. Plus, it has an all-wheel-drive system with a two-speed transfer case and an electronic limited-slip rear differential.
Not to mention there's a sunroof, to increase your off roading experience on those warm summer days.
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Another Jeep makes the list for cool off-road cars, but for a good reason.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is one of the best 4x4 cars available today and perfect for rock crawling. This beast of a car can take on rocks, slop, holes, mud, and anything else the Earth might throw your way that a lot of cars wouldn’t be able to take on. Plus, it has a Rock-Trac transfer case, locking front and rear differentials, an electronic-disconnect front sway bar and is totally customizable.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon can do pretty much anything, making it the perfect car to end our list of cool off-road cars.