Get Out Of Town! How To Choose The Right Off Road Vehicle For You

These days, most cars are built for city driving, and they’re designed for fuel economy and comfort. Of course, for a lot of drivers, this is undoubtedly a good thing. Most people will drive their cars to work, to school and to see friends. This means that there’s very little chance of them ever taking their car into any other territory. But then there are those who want to leave the road behind. For some, there’s nothing like the thrill of taking your car off-road and feeling the dirt under your treads. Kicking up the dust and feeling the freedom that only going off-road can provide. Of course, to do that, you need the right vehicle. You can’t just take any car for a ride through the mud and expect it to survive. With that in mind, here are three of the best types of vehicles for all your off-road driving needs.


An SUV is probably the most common type of off-road vehicle that you’ll see in your daily life. They are specifically designed to be smaller, lighter trucks that can be used as a family vehicle. This means that if you are spending most of your time driving around towns and cities, an SUV will still do the job just fine. But if you want to take some time to get off the beaten track then these cars are specially designed to be able to handle it. They come in a variety of sizes, and it’s important to pick the one that’s right for you depending on how much off-road driving you’ll be doing.

Lifted Truck

Okay, let’s get serious. If you’re looking for a (quite literal) step up from your standard SUV, then a lifted truck is the thing for you. The Name probably gives you a clue here. The suspension on a lifted truck has been modified to raise the body much higher off the ground. This means that it’ll be protected from obstacles that might damage the body, making it perfect for some serious off-road driving. Not only that but the tyres are usually big enough, with deep enough tread, to grip into just about any terrain without too much trouble. If you want to find a vehicle that can handle just about anything you throw at it, check out these lifted trucks for sale.

Jeep Wrangler

If you want a car that’s designed for one thing, and that one thing is getting off-road and feeling the wind in your hair, then a Jeep is the vehicle for you. Be warned, if you’re looking for something that will suit you for driving around town as well, this vehicle probably isn’t for you. It’s not designed for comfortable family drives. But if you and your family want to get the top down and kick up some serious dirt, whatever the weather, then you really can’t beat a Wrangler.

Emily Muelford
Emily is a British writer whose love of car culture is augmented by a fascination with both the European and American automotive markets. Her perspective is uniquely fish and chips.