Off-road

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC: U.S. Won't Get Off-Road Package
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC: U.S. Won't Get Off-Road Package

As part of our recent first drive of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, we scrambled up steep slopes, challenged this utility vehicle’s air suspension and traction systems, and momentarily teetered on two wheels at several different points. Then we found out that the automaker has no plans to...Read More»

2015 Jeep Renegade and 2015 Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Renegade Vs. Jeep Cherokee: How Do They Size Up?

The 2015 Jeep Renegade has only recently started arriving at dealerships; yet it’s already looking like quite a winning complement to another vehicle in Jeep’s lineup that we already like: the Cherokee. The Renegade is 16 inches shorter than the Cherokee, and it’s built on a...Read More»

2015 Toyota TRD Pro 4Runner  -  Quick Drive, July 2014
Looking For The 2015 Toyota FJ Cruiser? Meet The TRD Pro 4Runner

You’re looking at the future of the Toyota FJ Cruiser. The FJ is an iconic off-roader, in a class with only a few serious contenders. Yet it’s almost gone; it’s nearing its final act for 2014, and it won’t be back for 2015. And by the way, don’t expect to find a deal...Read More»

2014 Jeep Compass
2014 Jeep Compass, 2014 Jeep Patriot Shed CVT, Add Refinements

In the 2014 Jeep Compass and 2014 Jeep Patriot, the CVT is history. And because of that, we think both of these models are worth giving a second look if you’ve previously taken note of their rugged good looks and city-sized compact-car sensibilities. This bears some explanation. The Jeep...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Suburban
Four Family Vehicles With The Longest Continuous Production

We don’t generally think about history when it comes to family vehicles. Maybe we should. Here we take a look at four family vehicles with the longest continuous production. Besides weathering the whims of the marketplace, myriad design changes, economic booms and busts, these family vehicles...Read More»

2012 Jeep Wrangler - First Drive
2012 Jeep Wrangler: How Does It Compare To The Original CJ?

The Jeep Wrangler remains one of the most iconic, uniquely American, and instantly recognizable vehicles. Even those who aren't at all vehicle enthusiasts—or small kids—will be able to point it out as a Jeep. And having such a continuous and consistent design heritage are important...Read More»

2012 Jeep Wrangler - First Drive
2012 Jeep Wrangler: First Drive

Oregon's Coast Range doesn't get very high, but near the top its peaks and ridgelines are so steep and boulder-strewn that all the highways and paved roads follow lower passes. Yep, to get to the great viewpoints, you either have to huff it, or you need a serious off-roader—like a Jeep. This...Read More»

The Xplore Adventure Series Toyota 4Runner
Xplore Beefs Up The 2011 Toyota 4Runner

Straight off the dealer showroom, a four-wheel-drive 2011 Toyota 4Runner is already a fairly capable vehicle. No, it may not be able to tackle the Rubicon Trail without some bolt-on modifications and a tire upgrade, but even in stock form it has more off-road capability than most drivers will ever...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
War Horses: Five More Family SUVs For Your Off-Road Summer

We call them war horses--tough off-road SUVs with enough room for a family to make the great outdoor trek this summer. We've brought you the first five in our group (check them out here) of family haulers that are just as comfortable – and capable – off-road as on. Some, you might not...Read More»

2011 Jeep Wrangler Mojave
War Horses: Five Family SUVs For Your Off-Road Summer

Sometimes you just want to get away from it all, kick city life in your rearview and get out there in the pristine wilderness – or a reasonable facsimile. Just don’t expect to do it in any strictly-for-the road sedan or even a semi-capable crossover. Nope, for serious outdoor...Read More»

Lenny Kravitz and 2011 Jeep Wrangler
Lenny Kravitz Rocks Out With the 2011 Jeep Wrangler

Fans of four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Lenny Kravitz may be surprised to see the preeminent rock musician in new commercials touting the 2011 Jeep Wrangler. Consumers who admire Jeep Wrangler’s legendary adeptness off-road may take a new look at the brand. The association of artist and...Read More»

2010 Jeep Liberty
2011 Jeep Liberty: Price Drop And Interior Details Add Appeal

The 2011 Jeep Liberty won't look much different than the 2010 Liberty on the outside, but there will be a few key changes inside—including an all-new nav system. Although Chrysler hasn't yet put out a release on what's different on the Liberty for 2011, Allpar reports that a few trim and...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Now It Gets Personal Mopar Accessories Flyer

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is just hitting dealer showrooms this month and the reviews have been positive all around. Just to be certain that the buzz doesn't wane, Chrysler has released information from Mopar Accessories to personalize your new Jeep to your tastes. WK2JEEPS, an unofficial...Read More»

Robby Gordon driving his HUMMER H3 race truck during Dakar, 2010. Photo via http://www.dakar.com
Report: 2010 Dakar Rally Did $566,000 In Damage To Chile's Archaeological Sites

Anyone that's dreamed of owning an F-150 SVT Raptor or any other serious off-road truck has probably also dreamed about running in rallies like the Baja 1000 or the Dakar Rally. But as much fun as it is to run full-tilt across untamed terrain, it comes at a price. A price of about $570,000...Read More»

2010 Jeep Wrangler 4WD 2-door Rubicon Angular Front Exterior View
Jeep Wrangler: Camping Pros And Cons

In the past, the Jeep CJ (Civilian Jeep) has been known for its incredible abilities to perform well off-road, even in tough situations like WWII. The live axles that the SUV uses at both the front and the rear give it the extra capability to drive in rough terrain such as mud, the woods, or even...Read More»

2006 Dodge Ram 1500 4-door Mega Cab 160.5 4WD SLT Angular Front Exterior View
Dodge Ram: Where To Go Off-Roading

It wasn’t until the mid ‘90s that Dodge became a true powerhouse in the full size truck arena. In 1994, Dodge released its second generation of the Ram, the 1500, which after some alterations still lives on today. After winning three times Best Truck of the Year, the Dodge Ram has...Read More»

Empty dealership
Already Discounted, HUMMER Models Go On Clearance

Attempts at selling HUMMER to a Chinese company have failed, so GM is officially shutting down the brand. That means putting all remaining 2,200 HUMMER models in national stock on sale, and winding down the franchises for 153 dealerships. To help clear the vehicles out, GM is offering up to $6,000...Read More»

Evo MR in the snow
FWD, RWD, 4WD, Or AWD: Which Is Right For You?

In the past, consumers only really had two drivetrain choices, RWD (rear wheel drive) and 4WD (4-wheel drive).  Passenger cars and trucks were driven by the rear wheels, and a few specialty trucks got the 4-wheel drive option. Now it seems hard to find a RWD sedan, and the lines between 4WD and...Read More»

2010 Toyota 4Runner
First Drive: 2010 Toyota 4Runner

Although we sometimes find ourselves sampling vehicles out of their element—convertibles with summer performance tires in the snow, for instance—and that’s sometimes fun in itself, the conditions proved perfect for our first drive of the 2010 Toyota 4Runner last week as we headed out in a...Read More»

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