As car lovers, we often look for the ‘wow’ factor in places that mostly constitute high speeds and urban practicality in our city or town lives. How often do we look closely at the best off-road vehicles money can buy? These cars are often the most fun to watch or drive, and so we neglect them at our peril.
Not only that, but off-road vehicles and those equipped to handle rural life are sometimes the best family cars that money can buy. The SUV/Pickup hybrid is gaining more and more traction as the years pass on, and this is exciting for anyone who enjoys driving on a less-than-stable surface.
A car equipped to handle the brutal fury of a muddy track is an honest car. Modern supercars with flap-paddle gearboxes are beautiful to look at and even better to drive, but how good are they really? If they fell off road in a race meet, how long would they take to drag back onto the tarmac? How easily can they navigate the winding European roads if you take the car abroad using a transporting service like Shiply? How much peace of mind would you have towards the car being transported in the first place?
Most of these questions, and especially their answers, leaves even the most staunch off-road ignorer experiencing a peak of interest. This list is for you.
Without further ado, here are the 2 best off-road and rural-suitable vehicles money can buy in 2017. A choice between these two will be difficult, but both will reward in equal measure.
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
The Colorado ZR2 could be likened to the most ‘Goldilocks’ pickup there has ever been, in that it’s not too big, and not too small. It strikes a perfect balance between modern sleek aesthetic and churning, unforgiving power. Chevrolet seem to understand how special this car is, because they’re offering it in many different editions to cater for all car enthusiasts. The ZR2 is sure to be a hit with those who enjoy throwing their cars around, because the upgraded specifically designed suspension is already running circles those with the temerity to push it to the limit. A car to watch.
Toyota Land Cruiser
The Toyota Land Cruiser was not bestowed that name by accident. The spacious, versatile SUV sports a massive 5.7 litres 381 horsepower V8 engine to truly make a mockery of any landscape you throw at it. Even the worst navigational paths are counteracted by use of the special plush front-and-coil solid axle rear suspension purposely designed for taking the worst bumps it can. Not only that, but the inbuilt computer allows you to get a great read of the road, yet somehow it doesn’t take away from the driving experience. A world-class off-road vehicle that is completely worth your time.
These two highly respected manufacturers have outdone themselves with these cars, and it’s felt in every aspect of the design and driving experience. As runs contrary to initial feelings when purchasing a new car, you’ll hardly be able to resist driving in the most challenging terrain you can.