Off-road

2021 Subaru Outback SUV adds safety tech to $27,845 base price
2021 Subaru Outback SUV adds safety tech to $27,845 base price

The 2021 Subaru Outback SUV gets new safety features that brings the base price to $27,845. The upgrades lead to a $190 price increase from 2020, including a $40 increase in the mandatory destination charges to $1,050 for 2021. Following in the mid-size footsteps of the 2021 Subaru Legacy sedan...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco Sport
2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs. 2020 Jeep Compass Trailhawk: Compare Crossover SUVs

The Bronco is not the only Ford hungry to take a bite out of Jeep’s off-road dominance. The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport squares off against the 2020 Jeep Compass Trailhawk in a battle of compact crossover SUVs that seat up to five and promise to be comfy on the streets but loaded with off-road...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco
2021 Ford Bronco vs. 2020 Toyota 4Runner: Compare SUVs

The 2021 Ford Bronco and 2020 Toyota 4Runner represent opposite ends of the off-road SUV spectrum. Both are qualified to bounce over boulders, cross rivers and cross town to bus the family around. But the Bronco epitomizes all that’s new and the 4Runner resigns itself to the opposite...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco
How we’d spec the 2021 Ford Bronco and Ford Bronco Sport

The return of the 2021 Ford Bronco SUV brings with it more choices than the number of years that have passed since the last Bronco rolled off the production line for 1996. The off-road SUV will come in three body styles, including a two-door version that seats four and starts at $29,995, a...Read More»

2021 Toyota 4Runner Trail
2021 Toyota 4Runner updated, Trail editions return, and TRD Pros get spacey

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner will get sharper eyes, fleeter feet, a new edition, and a fresh paint job in a bid to keep the aging SUV fresh. Those changes also will include a new Lunar Rock color across the TRD Pro off-road lineup and the return of the Trail edition to the Tacoma and Tundra pickups, as...Read More»

2020 Ford Ranger equipped with Ford Performance accessory packages
Built Ford tough, tougher, or toughest? Ranger pickup adds available off-road hardware

New versions of the Ford Ranger mid-size pickup can be fitted with ascending levels of off-road hardware at dealerships, the automaker announced Tuesday. The first two of three off-road packages will be available at dealers in August. The third off-road package won't be available until next summer...Read More»

2020 Jeep Gladiator
No need for an RV with these great camping cars

Consider this the summer in limbo, and not just because we have to bend over backwards to make any plans at all. With summer plans scrambled due to the coronavirus pandemic and more Americans wary of airline travel and hotel stays, it’s time to restore that timeless American adventure and hit...Read More»

2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave and 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
Rock of ages: 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave challenges the 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro in a gravel pit

It’s a story as old as time, of young upstarts ranging from Oedipus Rex to Lightning McQueen, aiming to unseat the wily but fading veteran. So it is with the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave and the 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. Launched for 2020, the Jeep Gladiator brings off-road bona fides with...Read More»

2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison, 2020 Jeep Gladiator, 2020 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, from left
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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