When you think of the top performing cars, you normally think of taking them down the open road and just listening to that engine roar. We’ve even looked at some of the cars that are best chosen for city environments. But that’s not the thrill you’re looking for. You’re looking for a real driving experience. To that end, off-roading might be significantly more up your alley. In this article, we’ll look at three vehicles that could scratch that itch.
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
It’s not the most tried and tested or popular of the entrants on this list. In fact, at the moment this has gone, it’s not yet a car you buy right at this moment. But the Colorado is soon making a rather thundering entrance on the market with a wide variety of models for specialists. The one you’re interested in is the ZR2, with upgraded suspension, locking front and rear differentials, and driver operated traction control. It’s also the most economic of the bunch mentioned, coming in at a 22 mpg. It’s promising plenty of power, too, with a segment-exclusive Duramax 2.8L Turbo Diesel engine. We’re looking forward to finding out more about this long-awaited entry on the market.
If you want something a lot more tried and tested and approved time and time again, then you need to look no further. The F-Series has been the number 1 choice in the US’s truck market for four decades now. That’s not just an indicator of quality. It’s also a mark of a very passionate and full market. Besides the fact the core vehicle is a real alpha on any territory, it means that there’s a complete slew of Ford F-150 modifications and upgrades you can get to personalize your car even further. From reinforcing the trim for better protection off the road to installing cool air intakes that maximize the engine’s performance. It’s a vehicle for enthusiasts above all else.
It might not pack the visual punch of the two vehicles mentioned above, but don’t let that fool you. The 4Runner has plenty of capability when it comes to tackling the rougher routes you’ll want to take. If you’re interested in this one, it’s worth considering the TRD Off-Road and Off-Road Premium newly added to the lineup. Particularly with the Crawl Control options that use the brake and throttle to keep your pace even no matter what kind of terrain you’re on. What it lacks in visual punch, it also makes up for versatility. Its 18 mpg is just about the only thing that makes the 4Runner a bit less sensible for those who spend time in urban landscapes as well as getting out there in the mud.
From the reliable powerhouses to the new and exciting, we hope we’ve given you something to think about with these three picks. Here’s hoping by next summer, you’ll be equipped with a beast that can really let your wild side and get you out exploring.