Off-road

Mucking it up with the Jeep Gladiator, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, and Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison
Mucking it up with the Jeep Gladiator, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, and Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison

It was rainy, the forest was overgrown, the trail was rutted with pools of mud. In other words, it was perfect for off-roading. The contenders on this typical Midwestern fall day were the refreshed 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Double Cab, the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, and the new Bison package...Read More»

2019 GMC Sierra AT4 with off-road performance package
2019 GMC Sierra AT4 receives optional off-road performance package

2019 GMC Sierra AT4 enters winter with the option of some extra underhood oomph. On Monday, GMC debuted its new Off-Road Performance Package available for the Sierra AT4. With the optional package, the most rugged of Sierras makes 435 horsepower and 469 pound-feet of torque. That's up 15 hp and 9...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class  -  Euro-spec 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 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»

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»

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»

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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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2010 Hummer H3 And H3T Treading Water Before Real Change

Hummer is in the midst of a move—from General Motors to China's Sichuan Tengzhong—but the brand has announced details for its 2010 H3 SUV and H3T pickup, which are slated to go on sale next month. Changes are minimal. The standard engine is still a 239-horsepower, 3.7-liter five-cylinder...Read More»

2009 eBay Motors Master Contest page
Contest: Post Your Project Vid, Become An eBay Motors Master

Planning to trick out your vintage Mazda RX7 for a little off-roading adventure? Or maybe you're hoping to upgrade that $1000 beater into a Lexus-style luxury ride? Whether it's a weekend project or a year-long labor of love, grab the via camera, shoot some footage of yourself amongst the wrenches...Read More»

Autloc Smoke Screen and Flame Thrower Kits at SEMA
Aftermarket Accessories We Really Want: Flamethrower

Sometimes you just can't make this stuff up. We've often dreamed about having a flamethrower on our car--you know, getting all Mad Max when you're ahead of us driving 15 mph slower than the speed limit while you're texting or something--but we never dreamed it was actually possible. To the rescue...Read More»

2010 Volvo XC60
2009 Volvo XC60 Preview

The safest car we have ever built – that’s the claim Volvo is making about the new XC60. From a firm that has built its entire reputation on making strong cars, it’s a bold statement. Designed as a baby brother to the XC90, an SUV which has been a massive success for the Swedish firm, the...Read More»

2008 Ford Explorer America Concept
2008 Ford Explorer America Concept

Ford’s Explorer ruled the sales charts in the 1990s, but the Firestone tire debacle and the emergence of crossovers has sapped the sport-ute’s lifeblood. Ford is hoping to change that with the debut of its Explorer America concept vehicle at this month’s Detroit auto show. While officially...Read More»

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