During those times of the year when the weather has turned spring-like, many of us love to venture outdoors. Rather than indulging yourself in a nature walk or robust hill-climbing, there are a number of high-performance, 2017 off-road SUVs that you can use to abandon the beaten paths, go out there into the rough terrains and help yourself sate that uncontrollable urge to venture into the unknown! Check out our top choices below.
The Best 2017 Off-Road SUVs:
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
If you are looking for a combination of monumental off-road performance, the most comfortable cabin and a well-designed and fully-equipped interior, then you are at home with the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While there are a number of 4-wheel drive systems on the automobile market from Jeep, the American automaker also provides an adjustable air suspension in its cars to enable you change your car’s ride height from 6.6 inches to make it easier to enter a low-clearance garage to 11.3 inches to allow for maximum ground clearance when driving on a rough terrain. Although some Grand Cherokees are better than others in off-road performance and readiness, all of them still perform better than most typical family crossovers.
2017 Jeep Wrangler
When it comes to unmodified 2017 off-road SUVs, none is as capable as the icon like it is the 2017 Jeep Wrangler. It comes in classic 2-door or 4-door unlimited types, with power being derived from stout 3.6-liter V6 engines. Despite the fact that even the most basic Jeep version has very high performance, it is also easily customizable. The top-level Rubicon on the other hand comes equipped with magnificent off-road hardware that enhances its formidability. However, in comparison to the more modern on-road friendly SUVs, this car is relatively more crude.
2017 Toyota 4Runner
A mere look at the 2017 Toyota 4Runner is enough to judge its superb off-road performance. With an underbody that is very generous with clearance, a stubby front and rear bumpers that are efficiently hiked up, the 4Runner is definitely the car for your off-road escapades. With the new TRD Pro suspension and improved tire package, the efficiency of the chassis is pushed to even higher levels. The Trail-trim of the 2017 off-road SUV level is also capable of being fitted with the KDSS automatic stabilizer bar-disconnect system to increase articulation.
2017 Range Rover
In addition to being very durable, the chassis of the 2017 Range Rover enables it to have very superb performance off-road. Your on-pavement experience with this car is also as classy as any other high-grade luxury sedan. Whenever you feel like its supercharged 3.0-liter V6 does not meet your expectations, the supercharged 5.0-liter V8 is available just for you. If you are looking to actually take it off-road, do not go for the long-wheelbase versions. Note also that you will have to part with $100,000 or more.
2017 Mercedes-Benz G500
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G500 has now been equipped with a wider track to enhance its stability both on-road and off-road, more aluminum to lighten the current models by up to 440 pounds, as well as a new front 3-link or 4-link suspension setup that is connected to an advanced electro-mechanical steering system. Below the bonnet, the 2017 off-road SUV has either a 3.0-liter, 300-horsepower diesel or 3-liter, 360-horsepower gasoline engine. All of these also go through the Mercedes 9-speed 9G-Tronic automatic which is as standard as a method to enhance its overall fuel efficiency. These two engines are going to be launched at least a year earlier during the 2016 E-Class debut. Alongside increased space inside are also facilities for better quality and comfort, as well as enhanced technology to boost safety and assistance. Lastly, AMG varieties which account for about 50% of all Mercedes G-Class sales are expected to follow the recently-revised rugged SUV sometime later.