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Finding The Best Vehicle For Your Off-Road Adventures

Adventure vehicle is a different kind of vehicle in form and function. The vehicle should have 4-wheel or all-wheel drive to get over difficult terrain, and it should have enough space onboard for your luggage, your family and your gear. For safety, the vehicle should have a traction-control system, locking differentials, skid plates, rugged bumpers and a premium suspension. SUVs and trucks have an advantage in that they have higher ground clearance and some have adjustable suspension. SUVs and trucks have more horsepower and torque to climb any elevation. Manufacturers have provided an off-road package to their models with all these features. All these models have adequate cargo space to accommodate your family, luggage and gear.

Biker Preferences

The vehicle should have space to place your bike rack. A bike rack is a long-term investment, and it should offer reliability, durability, and it must be able to safely carry your bikes. Bike enthusiasts will prefer riding a bike rather than driving a car when possible, but they know travelling by car or SUV is often unavoidable. Sometimes, your riding destination requires an off-road vehicle and your bike. For your biking adventure, you will also need a cycle carrier for your vehicle to haul your family, bikes and gear to your destination. The cycle carriers are the most efficient and straightforward to put away your bikes. Whatever your preference for hauling your bikes, the below vehicles will make transporting your bike easier. Below is a list of SUVs and trucks that will fit your bikes, gear, family and luggage.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Grand Cherokee is great for families, and it has been known for years as the ‘off-road adventurer.' It has four-wheel drive, five traction-control settings, skid plates, air suspension and larger off-road tires. It comes with high towing capacity with plenty of standard off-road features, and it has cargo space to carry your gear and your bikes. The Grand Cherokee has different trim that can customize it to meet your adventuring needs.

The Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback has a spacious interior for your family. It has all-wheel-drive, and it has practical cargo space that meets modern style, infotainment and safety features. The Outback long roof makes it easy to install a roof rack, and it has enough space to fit your bike.

Ford Expedition

The Ford Expedition has a second-row bench seat, and it can fit up to eight people. It has the off-road capability, towing capability, spacious seats, a comfortable ride, and more cargo space than most competitors.

Mercedes Sprinter

Mercedes Sprinter is the bicycling pick for the best vehicle. The Sprinter has an all-new van that can fit several bikes or a whole cycling team. It has all-wheel drive, raised the ride height, traction control and stability-control systems. It also has safety features like blind-spot assist and active brake assist. The Sprinter will keep you and your gear safe. The Sprinter is customizable so you can install back rack or it can be used as a camper van.

The Land Rover Discovery

The Discovery is known to be 'built for the trail'. It has off-road capability with a powerful turbo engine. It has a 3rd-row seat option that can provide extra space for your family and your gear. The Discovery comes standard with luxuries.

Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler design is considered to be iconic. It has the cargo space, horsepower, safety features, four-wheel drive and revised suspension. It is customizable, and it can carry your family and gear comfortably.

Ram 1500

The Ram 1500, even though it is truck must be considered in the best vehicles for off-road adventure because its popularity and it is excellent off-road features, such as specialized tires, four-wheel drive, towing capacity and fortified shocks. The Ram 1500 can hold your crew of people, and it has space for gear, bikes, and even a trailer.

When you think of adventure vehicles, you think sun and fun. The above vehicles can provide both, and they are best in their class meaning, the best crossover SUV is the Subaru Outback, the best midsize SUV is the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the best large SUV is the Ford Expedition, the best luxury SUV is the Land Rover Discovery, and the best other option is the Ram 1500.

About The Author

stash member Vincent Stokes

Vincent Stokes is an outdoor enthusiast and an experienced world traveler. He also writes writes for the National Parks and works to promote pride in homegrown travel destinations. (@TravelingGlobal)