If you really want genuine Jeep performance, the Liberty doesn’t disappoint.
If you want something that just looks like it could go off road, there are better choices.
Among those more carlike candidates are the Subaru Forester, which has a tough all-wheel-drive system that can take on muddy, rutted trails quite well.
The RAV4 is styled closer to an SUV, but it's similar to a car too; inside you can specify a small third-row seat.
Honda's CR-V is one of the smoothest-riding and most fuel-efficient, and it's a good choice for those who don't plan to venture off-road.
For those who want hardy off-road alternatives and really plan to take to the trail, the Nissan Xterra is a good choice, especially if you have a lot of equipment to haul around.
And for off-road fashionistas, the FJ Cruiser is a hot ride.
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|15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas I4||Gas V6||Gas Flat 4||Gas V6||Gas I4|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility||4WD Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|RWD 4-Door Sport||2WD 5-Door LX||2WD 4-Door Automatic X||4-Door Manual 2.5X||RWD 4-Door Automatic (GS)||FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||4 Door Sport Utility||4 Door||4 Door|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|