Some Family SUVs can handle both of the work whether you take it on a family picnic trip or you take it to some extreme wilderness. Off-roading SUVs mean big tires, jacked-up suspension that give the SUV plenty amount of ground clearance, and a good powerful engine that can provide enough power to go on any terrain. Well, now climbing a rockslide, making deer trails, and going through some mudholes has become a family affair with SUVs. Some modern SUVs come with drivetrain and engine adjustments to take on any terrain. There are some SUVs on this planet that can become family SUVs and also give you some off-road fun. Here are the 10 SUVs that meet the requirements of an SUV and are capable of doing off-road too. This list is not in a particular order. They all are the best in their class. Source : HotCars
10. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
You know Jeep Wrangler never gets a good rating from Consumer Reports. If you are a Jeep fan, you don’t care about those numbers. This is the best SUV you can get. Jeep Wrangler provides a good amount of traction that has no match. Its all motors and electrical parts are sealed with waterproof sheaths so, you don’t have to worry about taking it to the river or lake. It has 214mm of ground clearance. Rubicon has electronic locking differentials, an electronic sway bar disconnect, improved handling, and capabilities that are above the average wrangler.
9. Toyota 4Runner TRD
Jeep fans are going to get hurt but Toyota 4Runner TRD is a better overall SUV. It has a larger interior, more cargo space, and more modern features. The TRD off-road package has standard 4WD, a locking differential, multi-terrain select drive mode selector, and crawl mode. It gets 20-inch wheels with dark accents. 4Runner comes with an automatic disconnect of the sway bars when you are taking it on extreme terrain. This SUV provides confidence while off-roading and a comfortable ride on the highways.
8. Chevrolet Tahoe Z71
You can’t take this Tahoe Z71 on some tight roads because of its huge size but it is a very capable SUV. Unlike Jeep Wrangler it got good numbers on the Consumer Report. The Z71 package is equipped for more rugged adventures. This package includes standard four-wheel drive, skid plates, all-terrain tires, recovery hooks, and distinctive black and red exterior elements. Under its hood, it has a 5.3-liter V8 producing 355hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. It has a bad fuel efficiency of 18 mpg combined.
Land Rover Defender provides a comfortable ride on both highway and off-road terrain. It is equipped with all the modern tech of today’s standard. Land Rover has offered many trims of this vehicle. It depends on you which trim suits your need. This new Defender has a huge upgrade from the previous one. It got a new aluminum unibody and updated and upgraded independent rear and front suspension.
6. Ford Bronco Sport
Ford Bronco Sport has a starting price of $27,415. It got good reliability and customer satisfaction and achieved 5 out of 5 in both. People fell in love with this vehicle. It is a perfect vehicle to go anywhere and to do anything. It will never be stopped by any weather or terrain. This sport trim comes with standard 4WD and has GOAT settings that stand for “Go Over Any Terrain”.
5. Nissan Armada
Nissan Armada is a large SUV. It has all the technology that you expect from a modern car. Armada has achieved a good reliability rating and has an average repair cost of $550. It is a fine three-row SUV. It offers a good interior with modern technology and two very comfortable rows. Third-row seats are mediocre. Under its hood, it packs a V8 engine that will give you an ample amount of power to go on any terrain.
4. Subaru Outback Wilderness
Subaru Outback Wilderness is designed to take on extreme terrain. It offers good fuel mileage and amazing dependability. Subaru has upgraded the suspension and height. It has a ground clearance of 9.5-inches. Subaru has fitted a front skid plate, and revised bodywork to increase approach and departure angle. It features a standard direct-injection turbocharged Subaru Boxer engine that makes 260 hp of power. You can take it for daily drives, long trips, and off-roading.
3. Isuzu VehiCROSS
Isuzu VehiCROSS is a very unique SUV. You can spot it from far away. This SUV means serious business. It is a great mixture of luxury, on-road comfort, and off-road beast. However, you will not get to see them on the road cause they are made in limited numbers. Its low RPM high torque allows it to climb steep inclines. You can drive it through anything with this vehicle.
2. Lexus LX
Lexus LX has the same base equipment and frame as the Toyota Land Cruiser. This SUV comes with a great style, luxury, and heavy price tag. You will find this vehicle amazing to ride and drive. It gets a new suspension that you can adjust the ride when you need to raise or decrease according to the terrain. Lexus LX has multi-terrain adjustment and a crawl control system.
Talking about off-road and family SUV and G Wagon never comes up this is never going to happen. It can handle off-road and highways flawlessly. It is a good daily driver. You can ride in style. It is ruling the automobile industry for 40 years. It has three-locking hubs with a choice of a low range that allows this car to go through any kind of road. G wagon has a ground clearance of 241mm.