Best SUV for offroad?

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by Pikey, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I came across this today: http://autos.aol.com/gallery/top-10-off-road-suvs . I love when they make reports like this. It always leads to a bunch of extra cash in my pocket this winter as the folks with their stock explorers try to run with the big boys at the local mud pit. I just sit there with my tow strap and wait. When the snow flies will be another chance to make some extra cash. It never fails that some moron in his land rover attempts to jump a snowbank, goes thru it rather then over and has to open the back hatch to get out because the snow bank they punched thru is tight around the sides of his SUV.
     
  2. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    Who wrote that list. All those SUVs are not that great on terrain they are luxury SUVs not off road demons. Only SUV on there built for terrain there is the Wrangler and maybe the Grand Cherokee. The real list should include Tahoe, Suburban and their GMC and Caddy counterparts. Nothing beats good old fashioned 4x4 traction coupled with raw V8 power and tons of ground and suspension clearance.
     
  3. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    The only ones That would Take the off road well and last more then 30 mins would be the FJ.. The Range Rovers would have electrol problems The Jeeps would rattle and fall apart in front of you...
     
  4. clinton_hedrick

    clinton_hedrick New Member

    That was a pointless list, it seems like the writer has no experience off the road. I can say from experience, Grand Cherokees suck in the mud/snow
     
  5. moogvo

    moogvo Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Best SUVs I have ever used off-road were an Isuzu trooper:

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    and a Bronco II

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    I had a Full Size Bronco, but I would rather have the Isuzu or the B2 (in that order)

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  6. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    id take a trailblazer on 33s over any of that crap on that list. the 4.2s were no slouches for torque.

    Alex
     
  7. ahmitchell1

    ahmitchell1 Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    My old range rover has seen its fair share of mud on trails never once let me down. Even been through some creeks
     
  8. ChromeSilver02

    ChromeSilver02 Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    List is crap, the author has probably been outside of the city. Its just an article about SUV's thrown together in 20 mins. The only ones that I would take is the Wrangler and FJ but others are just groceries getters
     
  9. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    I don't know how the newer Grand Cherokee's are but my old 5.9l limited was a beast. The only down fall of that one was the inability to put into 2wd. It had the crappy quadratrac (I think that is what it was). I would take a stock Rubicon Jeep anyday over any of the others on the list.
     

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