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In 2023, vehicles are about more than just the practicality of driving from point A to point B on nicely paved roads. Whether your customers are looking for fun or function, the ability to drive on rougher terrain opens up a whole new world of possibilities. A capable off-road vehicle is useful for outdoor activities, such as camping or fishing, and driving on unpaved job sites without having to worry about being impeded by road conditions. When your customers are looking for adventure, make sure your dealership has a selection of great off-road vehicles for them to consider.
5 Off-Roading Vehicles to Keep on Your Used Car Lot
1. Jeep Wrangler With Rubicon Trim (2018)
The Jeep brand name has become synonymous with off-roading, and for a good reason. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is a smaller SUV that still boasts four doors and a spacious interior. A 3.6-liter, 285-horsepower engine and a 10.8-inch ground clearance help propel the Wrangler over rough terrain. A specialized suspension and four-wheel drive help overcome bumpy road conditions, especially when paired with the available manual six-speed or automatic transmission1.
The optional Rubicon trim is what really secures the Wrangler’s spot on this list. Rubicon upgrades include increased torque to help the SUV get over difficult terrain or steep inclines. The axles are also upgraded to improve the vehicle’s ability to conquer inclines and rocky conditions without premature wear and tear. Additionally, the driver can use manual interfaces to disconnect the sway bar links and lock the axles for complete control when off-roading. This package elevates the Jeep’s ability to conquer the roughest terrain and is a must-have upgrade for those looking to go off the beaten path2.
2. Subaru Crosstrek (2022)
The Subaru Crosstrek is a great option for drivers who value a sporty outdoor look. It has plenty of options for outdoor activities, including a spacious roof rack and decent cargo space. The sports version includes a capable 2.5-liter, 182-horsepower engine and all-wheel drive. It also comes with 17-inch wheels and advanced driving modes for flexibility.
The Subaru Crosstrek has a solid firm suspension that goes over uneven roads comfortably. Rear seats fold down to help increase cargo space for transporting equipment, and the SUV comes with standard infotainment options, such as a touchscreen and navigation options for those long adventures. Anyone looking for a vehicle that signals sportiness should look at the Crosstrek3.
3. Land Rover Discovery Sport (2016)
Land Rover is another brand synonymous with conquering rough terrain. The Discovery Sport contains a Terrain Response System that automatically adjusts the vehicle’s response to steering inputs, suspension, and brake functionality in accordance with the terrain you’re driving on. It will adjust for a range of conditions, including snow, mud, and sand, to overcome any obstacle.
Other important features include four-wheel drive and a four-cylinder, 240-horsepower engine. The Land Rover is complemented with a spacious interior for cargo, as well as cameras and parking sensors for safety4.
4. F-150 Raptor (2019)
If it’s power you’re after, look no further than the F-150 Raptor, which boasts a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, 450 horsepower engine and 4-wheel drive. The upgraded suspension is designed for rocky terrain and other off-road conditions, whether you’re navigating the trails or looking to brake safely on unpaved surfaces.
The Raptor’s 4-wheel drive, 35-inch tires, and feature-heavy suspension give it the ability to go over any terrain with ease. Its combination of features means that bumps and road imperfections won’t hinder everyday driving, and the roughest off-road adventures will feel smooth and stable5.
5. Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro (2020)
Toyota’s 4Runner TRD Pro includes a Multi-Terrain Select system, which adjusts the wheel slip to accommodate different terrains. This feature allows the driver to select modes, such as rock, sand, and mud. The 4Runner TRD Pro also comes with a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System for easier handling over bumps and obstacles, as well as Crawl Control for steep declines.
The 4Runner is feature-heavy, boasting lane departure and pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams. Under the hood is a 4-liter V-6, 270-horsepower engine, and like others on this list, the 4Runner is four-wheel drive. Pair all this with Toyota’s reputation for reliability, and you get an off-road vehicle that will last6.
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- Dorian, D. 2022 Subaru CrossTrek. Car and Driver. Retrieved on March 15, 2023, from https://www.caranddriver.com/subaru/crosstrek-2022
- Jones, C. (8 March 2019). 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Review. U.S. News and World Report. Retrieved on March 15, 2023, from https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/land-rover/discovery-sport/2016
- Stafford, E. 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor. Car and Driver. Retrieved on March 24, 2023, from https://www.caranddriver.com/ford/f-150-raptor-2019
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Aug 30, 2023