Whether it is for a lone drive on the seashores, desert trip with friends, or camping with family, there is always the need to feel safe, protected and well-equipped in your vehicle.
Thanks to the existence of off-roaders – vehicles specifically built to conquer all types terrains – every off-road experience is guaranteed to be sensational and memorable. Off-road cars serve its purpose on normal roads as well as the most unusual ground surface such as snow, sand dunes, ravines, swamps, rocky mountains, shorelines, etc. The vehicles are specifically engineered to stand up to any given obstacle that comes your way on any terrain.
Today, pretty much every automaker offers a truck or SUV to cater to any off-road requirements, creating a wide range of options to choose from.
From capability, to luxury, durability and reliability, here are the top 10 best off-road vehicles in the world for 2020.
1. 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
Specifically built to take your adventures to the next level, the 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro trim is indeed one to feature on this list. The monster SUV boasts a 17-inch matte-black TRD alloy wheels wrapped in Nitto Terra Grappler all-terrain tires for more on-road comfort and enhanced off-road traction, FOX shocks with TRD-tuned front springs, Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), multi-terrain select and Crawl Control (CRAWL), locking rear differential, SofTex-trimmed heated and power-adjustable front seats, dual zone automatic climate control, High-performance LED fog lights, and many more. Under the hood, the 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro features a 4.0-Liter V6 engine with 5-Speed Automatic transmission which delivers 270 hp at 5600 rpm, and 278 lb-ft at 4400 rpm. This insanely wild off-roader will set you back $49,765 USD.
2. 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
A year ago we wouldn’t have this vehicle on any list whatsoever because production commenced in April 2019 – the Gladiator is a new but powerful addition to the Jeep family, and it comes in at number two on our list today. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon is the most off-road capable midsize pickup truck ever made, thanks to a combination of impressive equipment like front and rear Tru-Lok locking differentials, branded FOX shocks, forward-facing TrailCam Off-Road Camera, and many other features. The 2020 Gladiator is the only Trail Rated pickup truck ever. To earn the Trail badge, a vehicle must conquer a series of grueling tests over the toughest terrain to prove its ability to withstand harsh conditions and deliver incredible off-road capability. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon is powered by a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine which delivers 285 horsepower and maximum torque of 260 pound-feet which is ideal for the trails or hauling and towing cargo. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon is priced at $43,740 USD.
3. 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is an all-in-one off-roader designed for peak performance both on-road and off-road. Its off-road capability is unmatched, thanks to the Rock-Trac 4×4 System with 4:1 low range transfer case which allows the vehicle to crawl at a lower speed for greater control when off-roading. The system includes Tru-Lok front and rear electronic locking differentials for outstanding off-road capability. The vehicle features a 33-inch all-terrain tires and high clearance fender flares, rock protection sill rails, ParkView rear back-up camera, and more. Under the hood, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon harbors a 3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine with eTorque, which delivers 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is priced at $41,990 USD.
4. 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 X
Another new kid on the block is the iconic Land Rover Defender reimagined for the new generation. The 2020 Land Rover Defender boasts high sills, short overhangs and externally-mounted rear wheel to facilitate the off-road capability. The lightweight all-aluminum monocoque construction of the new D7x architecture delivers the toughest and strongest Land Rover body ever created, with a torsional rigidity which makes it three times more rigid than traditional body-on-frame designs. These strong foundations provide an ideal basis for the fully-independent suspension, twin-speed transfer box and permanent four-wheel drive. The vehicle features advanced Land Rover All-Terrain Progress Control and ClearSight Ground View technologies which support drivers in extreme off-road situations, removing the stress of maintaining a low crawl speed and showing the hidden area directly in front of the vehicle using the central touchscreen. The 90 X trim features a 20-inch, 5 spoke alloy wheels with Satin Dark Grey finish, Electronic Air Suspension with Adaptive Dynamics, Electronic Active Differential, Terrain Response 2, and Configurable Terrain Response. Under the hood, the vehicle boasts a 3.0-liter Petrol MHEV P400 AWD Auto engine which delivers 394 hp and 550 Nm maximum torque. 0-60 mph acceleration takes 6.1 seconds maxing out at 191 mph. This particular model will set you back $80,900 USD.
5. 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel
Described as one of the strongest luxury truck in the world, the 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel’s aggressive all-terrain tires and a factory lift give the off-road monster a fierce look, while tow hooks and a standard electronic locking rear axle combine with rugged interior style to make every off-road adventure epic. 18-inch black painted and polished aluminum wheels with 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac all-terrain tires take you literally everywhere from paved streets to rocky trails. Other features include front and rear performance tuned shock absorbers, front and rear stabilizer bar, Blind-Spot and Cross-Path Detection, Electric Power Steering, Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, ParkView Rear Back-Up Camera, and many more. Under the hood, the 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel features a 3.6-Liter V6 24V VVT eTorque engine which cranks out 305 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 480 pound-feet of torque, with a maximum towing capacity of 11,470 pounds. This monster truck will set you back $45,190 USD.
6. 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor
The 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor features a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 EcoBoost engine that produces 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. The highly durable and capable sport utility truck comes with a high-tech feature called Trail Control which is a cruise control system for low-traction, rugged off-road terrain. You set the speed and the system manages acceleration and braking, automatically sending torque and stopping force to the wheels individually as changing conditions dictate; this allows you to focus on steering over the demanding terrain. Additionally, the 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor features Rear View Camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, Curve Control, Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes, Safety Belts – Active Restraint System (ARS), Three-Point Manual Lap/Shoulder Belts with Height Adjusters, Pretensioners and Energy Management Retractors on Outside Front Positions, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and many more. The MSRP is $53,205 USD.
7. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is an off-road specialist with a Trail Rated badge. The performance luxury SUV takes on the toughest terrain with its rear-differential locking element and the Selec‑Terrain Traction Management System with setting to adapt to Snow, Sand, Auto, Mud, and Rock terrains. Available ground clearance, traction, manoeuvrability, articulation and water fording technologies help grip the road, while the available Quadra-Drive II or Quadra-Trac II 4×4 systems offer even more capability. Under the hood, the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk harbors a 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 Engine which delivers 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, with a maximum towing capacity of 6200 pounds. This off-road beauty can be yours for $44,955 USD.
8. 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography
Unarguably one of the most luxurious family off-road vehicles on the market, the Land Rover Range Rover has always been synonymous with supreme refinement, capability and distinctive design cues such as its signature floating roofline, continuous waistline and lower accent graphic. A more spacious interior, coupled with executive rear seating, offers an exemplary level of comfort for driver and passengers. The 2020 Range Rover Autobiography trim is powered by a 5.0-liter Supercharged V8 petrol engine which cranks out 518 horsepower and a maximum torque of 461 lb-ft with 8-Speed Automatic transmission. The SUV can also go from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph. The SUV features top-notch technologies and delivers great off-road experience, thanks to innovative features like the Terrain Response 2, Active Locking Rear Differential, All Terrain Progress Control (ATPC), Premium LED Headlights with Signature DRL and Auto High Beam Assist (AHBA), Remote Intelligent Seat Fold, Four-Zone Climate Control, Surround Camera System, Blind Spot Assist, Intelligient Emergency Braking, Head Up Display, Advanced Tow Assist, and many more. The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography cost a whopping $143,800 USD.
9. 2020 GMC Sierra AT4
The 2020 GMC Sierra AT4 is a durable and capable pickup truck designed for active lifestyle. The vehicle is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 Duramax Turbo Diesel engine with 10-speed automatic transmission which produces 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, with a maximum towing capacity of 9,800 lbs. Key features of this SUT include added ground clearance, World’s First Six-Function GMC MultiProTM Tailgate, Exclusive exterior appearances including black chrome grille surround, badging and black dual exhaust tips, 18-inch Mud Terrain tires and available 20-inch All Terrain tires with a 6-spoke carbon grey painted aluminum wheels, first-in-class Rear Camera Mirror, and more. Pricing starts at $51,000 USD.
10. 2020 Land Rover Discovery
Land Rover is well-known for making some of the best SUVs in the world and the 2020 edition won’t be different. With 3.0-liter V6 engine, the luxury SUV delivers a pleasurable experience no matter what street or terrain you wish to conquer. Produced by the V6 gasoline engine is 340 horsepower and maximum torque of 332 lb-ft, 8-Speed Automatic transmission, with the ability to acceleration from 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds. The Land Rover Discovery is an enjoyable SUV and it presents more room and off-road ability than an average SUV. The vehicle features Terrain Response 2 system which automatically reconfigures transmission, suspension and traction settings for optimum traction on a multitude of surfaces – both on-road and off-road. Additionally, it boasts a Remote Intelligent Seat Fold feature which allows you to determine how you want to utilize the 7-person seating space and the cargo area, right from your smartphone. The technology infused in the 2020 Land Rover Discovery avails you connectivity and information through ingenious driving, parking and towing aids as well as state-of-the-art navigation which brings the world to your fingertips. The Maximum towing capacity is 8,201 pounds, and prices start at $52,300 USD.