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The 10 best types of off-road vehicles you need to know before purchasing in the year 2023

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After the covid-19 pandemics occured, off-road driving and outdoors camping continues to be more and more popular, and automakers are producing a wide range of capable off-road vehicles. If you are an off-road enthusiast,  you cannot miss the the following world-famous off-road vehicles that you are still hot sell until today.

1) Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

The Jeep Wrangler has been the king of the castle for a long time. If you want the best of the best, look towards the eye-catching Rubicon. While every Wrangler can give you good off-road driving experience, the Rubicon is the best among others. With front and rear Dana 44 axles, 33-inch all-terrain tires, rock rails, led light bars on steel bumpers, a 4:1 gear ratio, and electronic locking differentials, the Rubicon is the best choice for a Wrangler to choose.

2) Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

The Toyota 4Runner is an oldie but a goodie. While the SUVs powertrain, platform, and design might be antique, everything else is modern. The TRD Pro comes with 2.5-inch TRD-tuned Fox shocks, TRD springs, thick skid plates, and Nitto all-terrain tires. You also get an electronic locking rear differential and Toyota’s multi-terrain select system.

Althouh the 4Runner TRD Pro is the most off-roading-oriented trim in the 4Runner lineup, the cheaper TRD Off-Road car is available with Toyota’s trick Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) that can disengage the front and rear stabilizers for excellent off-road driving experience.

3) Ford Bronco Raptor

For most drivers, a regular Ford Bronco with the Sasquatch package will provide nearly all of off-roading capability he does need. But Ford created a monster when it introduced the high-performance Bronco Raptor. It’s a machine that’s ready for prime time with a twin-turbo V6 that makes 418 horsepower, special long-travel suspension, massive 37-inch tires,etc.

The Raptor’s wide stance and extra large fender flares make it capable of flying over sand dunes and living out your Dakar dreams.

4) Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Before the Mercedes-Benz G-Class was welcomed for celebrities, the rugged SUV was actually a military vehicle. You might find G-Class SUVs lined up at Starbucks,with a two-speed transfer case, a much powerful V8 engine,three locking differentials, and a G Mode for non-AMG models that changes the powertrain, traction control, and stability control systems. 

5) Ram 1500 TRX

Ram took the proverbial bar that the F-150 Raptor set and made it superb with the 1500 TRX. Shoving the Hellcat supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine into a pickup truck was either a stroke of genius or madness, as Ram created a whole new segment of go-fast off-roaders with something that has 702 horsepower. The truck can get to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and makes a huge sound in the process.

With a supercharged V8 engine and launch control, the TRX was always going to be a quick truck. What makes the TRX special is that it offers high-speed off-roading capability. It offers 14 inches of rear suspension travel, 35-inch all-terrain tires, 11.8 inches of ground clearance, Bilstein remote-reservoir dampers, and an electronic-locking rear differential. 

The Raptor also has a Baja mode that helps it hit absurdly high speeds in the desert and soar over jumps. Drivers also get to play with Rock Crawl and Mud/Sand modes to tackle different types of terrain. 

For the year 2023, Ford has introduced the new Raptor R. It raises the regular Raptor to new heights by a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine that was borrowed from the Mustang Shelby GT500. In the Raptor R, the engine makes 700 horsepower. 

6) Ford F-150 Raptor/Raptor R

The F-150 Raptor is more famous for its high-speed off-roading experience. It comes with a 450-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 engine and Fox Racing dampers that offer 13 inches of travel in the front and 13.9 inches at the rear. The Raptor also has a Baja mode that helps it hit super high speeds in the desert and soar over jumps. Drivers can play with Rock Crawl and Mud/Sand modes to tackle different types of terrain. 

For the year 2023, Ford has introduced the new Raptor R. It raises the regular Raptor to new heights by a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine that was borrowed from the Mustang Shelby GT500. In the Raptor R, the engine makes 700 horsepower. 

7) Toyota Tundra TRD Pro

Toyota launched a new Tundra for the year 2022, so you know what that means – a new TRD Pro model. Besides its in-your-face design, the Tundra achieves excellent off-roading capability with a new five-link suspension design instead of traditional leaf springs. The TRD Pro steps things up a notch with Fox internal-bypass dampers, a 1.1-inch lift, all-terrain tires, 18-inch BBS wheels, an electronically controlled locking rear differential, crawl control, and Toyota’s multi-terrain select system. 

Instead of a V8 engine, the TRD Pro is only available as a hybrid.The hybrid powertrain in the Tundra TRD Pro is paired with a twin-turbo V6 for a combined output of 437 horsepower. 

8) Land Rover Defender

Although the Land Rover Defender might not have a body-on-frame setup or solid axles, the SUV can still go anywhere and do anything. With up to 11.5 inches of ground clearance, the Defender can pass through 35.4 inches of water without problems and has a Wade Sensing Drive mode to ensure safety. Other high-tech goodies include All-Terrain Progress Control and ClearSight Ground View, which is like cruise control for off-roading and involves a live feed of images in front of the Defender. 

9) Jeep Gladiator Rubicon/Mojave

Jeep has been famous for its rugged off-roading SUVs, the Jeep Gladiator that came out in the year 2020 gives consumers a pickup that has the same capability as the Wrangler. If you want to drive through rocky terrain and sand, the rugged Rubicon is one of the best choices. If you’re all about off-roading through the desert, the Mojave model is a better option.

The Rubicon has 33-inch tires, Fox shocks, locking front and rear differentials, a disconnecting front sway bar, a two-speed transfer case, and a low crawl ratio of 77.2:1. A unique Off-Road+ mode is provided with the Rubicon as well, which adjusts the pickup’s stability control, transmission, and throttle for maximum performance. The Mojave is slightly different, coming with an extra inch of lift, different Fox front hydraulic jounce bumpers, and upgraded Fox 
shocks with external reservoirs. 

10) Lexus LX600

Lexus LX600 is a fancy version of famous Land Cruiser that was just resigned by Toyota.

The new LX600 adopts a twin-turbo V6 in stead of V8 engine that makes a healthy 409 horsepower. The SUV also has a Torsen limited-slip differential at the back, a locking center differential, adjustable air suspension, crawl control, and many terrain modes for off-roading. It also has a luxurious cabin that help you drive in comfort.
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