What is the Best Off-Road Vehicle?

June 11, 2021

Off-roading has become a huge pastime for many around the country. It is a great way to get outdoors and in today’s world, it is a fun activity where social distancing isn’t a problem at all. But what makes a great off-roading vehicle? And which ones are the best of the best? We are going to tell you all of this in our blog today. 





Table of Contents

  1. What Makes a Great Off-Roading Vehicle?

  2. Jeep Wrangler

  3. Toyota 4-Runner

  4. Ford F-150 Raptor


Jeep Wrangler


What Makes a Great Off-Roading Vehicle?


It is first important to note that a lot of what makes an off-roading vehicle great is aftermarket parts. Most factory vehicles aren’t made to take off-road right from the factory even when they are the best ones for the job. For safety reasons look into large mud, hybrid, or all-terrain tires for traction, a suspension lift for ground clearance, and strong durable wheels. Along with recovery gear and armor too. 


Ford Raptor

So what should you look for when buying a vehicle to take off-road? 

  • 4-Wheel Drive

  • High Torque

  • Reliable

  • Strong/ Durable/ Tough

  • Easy to fix

  • Aftermarket Support

  • Ground Clearance

  • Good Wheel Articulation

Toyota 4Runner





Jeep Wrangler


A true mainstay in the off-roading industry, the Jeep Wrangler is known for its excellent off-roading abilities. It is more than a vehicle, it is truly a lifestyle, and people eat, breathe and sleep Jeep. People love them for their attractive design, versatility, comfort, performance, aftermarket support, and fantastic resale value. Though they have had some issues with reliability, fuel economy, lack of cargo space, and rolling. They tend to be very expensive too. 


Jeep Wrangler



  • Fantastic Off-Road Capabilities

  • Attractive Design

  • Versatile Vehicle

  • Comfortable

  • Great Aftermarket Support

  • High Resale Value



  • Reliability Issues

  • Fuel Economy

  • Lack of Cargo Space

  • Roll/ Flip Over

  • Pricey


Jeep Wrangler





Toyota 4-Runner


Known and loved for its reliability. These are tough and they will last you forever and ever. Just like those with Jeeps, Toyota people swear by Toyotas. The 4-Runner has been optimized for off-roading in recent years. The 2021 4-Runner features locking rear differentials, crawl control, Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, Multi-Terrain Select Modes, LED headlights, body-on-frame construction, and Toyota Safety Sense. Finally, the new 2021 TRD Pro 4-Runner comes factory with Nitto Terra Grappler Tires and FOX Shocks. 


Toyota 4Runner



  • Strong Engine

  • Lots of Cargo Space

  • Great Off-Road Performance

  • Steers and Handles Well

  • Reliable

  • Safe

  • Ground Clearance



  • Poor MPG

  • Dated Design

  • Rough Ride/ Uncomfortable


Toyota 4Runner




Ford F-150 Raptor


The new Ford Raptor has quickly become a favorite for many of us. This performance truck continues to amaze us, but is the high price tag worth it? This truck is recognized for its beautiful, modern design and amazing performance features. TO many of us this is a “dream truck”. It will get you to and from any of your outdoor activities with ease and look great in the process. 


Ford Raptor



  • Beautiful Design

  • Comes with 35-Inch Tires

  • Off-Road Stability

  • Long Suspension Travel

  • EcoBoost with Tons of Horsepower

  • Performance



  • Poor Payload Rating

  • It is SO Wide

  • They Got Rid of the V8 in the New Raptors


Ford Raptor


Those are our top 3 off-roading vehicles at the moment. So, so many great ones are coming out this year though, the new Toyota Tacoma, the Hummer EV, the Nikola Badger, the Ram 1500 TRX, and the Jeep Gladiator are all ones to keep an eye out for as well. 

What is your favorite off-roading vehicle? Let us know in the comments below

If you need any aftermarket wheels, tires, suspension, or accessories for your rig head to our online store here at TrailBuilt Off-Road. And like always when you get a wheel and tire package you will get free shipping, free mounting, and balancing along with saving money on that package too. We also offer as low as 0% APR financing. 





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