The Best Off-Road 4x4’s You Can Buy in 2020
Each 4x4 is different. Some are designed to climb up mountains whereas others are designed to work exceptionally well on loose surfaces and incredibly slippery terrain whilst still maintaining an outstanding level of traction.
We’ve narrowed it down to the 7 best off-road and all terrain 4x4 vehicles which are available on the market to buy today.
Land Rover’s are always leading the way in the 4x4 market especially the Land Rover Defender. Since its launch in 1948, the Defender has been paving the way in 4x4 engineering. The most recent model is still capable of everything that the original became known for including mud-plugging, water-fording, rock-hopping and slope-scaling. It doesn’t have a rugged interior like its predecessor but instead offers a high quality, luxurious, modern interior.
The Land Rover Defender also rides well on tarmac surfaces and is perfect for families of all sizes with plenty of space for passengers and generous boot size. Although built for its outstanding 4x4 capabilities, the Land Rover Defender is perfect for those who would consider taking their car off-road. It’s given an old, timeless classic a new lease of life.
Jeep is not known for updating its Wrangler very often and it’s easy to see why. One of the best off-road vehicles available, the Jeep Wrangler often fitted with locking differentials, knobbly tyres, specialised axles and more. It’s perfect for those who are looking for a vehicle that can handle expeditions in the wilderness.
The newer, updated vehicle now offers something for the everyday driver. With more space and added luxury, it’s now one of the most desirable 4x4 vehicles available. A downsized engine provides better road performance so the driver will have full control over the Wrangler whilst driving on and off-road.
As with the previous vehicles in this list, the best 4x4s tend to stick around. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is no exception. Recently celebrating its 40th birthday, it’s a truly nostalgic experience. You’ll find its classic ladder-frame chassis underneath but has been fitted with a fully independent front suspension which has been developed by AMG. This has resulted in a change of locking differentials and improved ground clearance but still has the same off-road capabilities as always.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is an enjoyable drive on-road and offers an immersive luxury experience.
Porsche’s entry to the all-terrain world, the Cayenne took the market by storm when introduced. With a striking appearance and impressive performance, the Cayenne is built for comfort on and off-road. Providing all the luxuries that made the Porsche 911 a statement car, the Porsche Cayenne has the DNA of a sports car whilst combined with the capabilities of a hardcore off-roader.
5. Isuzu D-Max AT35
You may have seen these driving down the street and that’s no surprise. The car offers an excellent ride quality for those who drive on tarmac. The AT in this particular model stands for Arctic Trucks after the Icelandic specialist who modifies the off-roaders to help them go anywhere and drive on any terrain including the North Pole.
The Isuzu D-Max is one of the most capable and robust pick-up trucks on the market and the AT35 is fitted with dedicated off-road tyres which can be replaced if you’re planning on driving this over tarmac more than off-road.
6. Bowler Bulldog
For the serious off-roader, the Bowler Bulldog has highly specialised heavy-duty dampers and springs to make sure that you don’t feel the ground whilst taking it across some tough terrain. Available in both diesel and petrol engines which have been supercharged to offer you the ability to cross a desert without running out of fuel.
With the ability to change from hot hatchback to sports car depends on the engine choice and whilst its ride and handling is amazing whilst travelling on smooth surfaces, it really shines on rugged terrains such as gravel, mud and sand.
7. BMW X5
Entering this list with an unmistakable presence, the BMW X5 is a showstopper no matter the terrain. Combining the luxury of all the BMWs past and present with modern technology and features that made the X5 one of the best models available on the market. With built-in technologies to allow for effortless driving on both tarmac and rough terrain, the BMW X5 is perfect for the adventurer to the city slicker.
So there you have our list of the best terrain 4x4 vehicles that you can buy in 2020. Thinking of buying one? Check out our list of current stock to find your perfect 4x4.