If you want to go where there is no asphalt, get one of these.
Stuck between four walls in a sea of concrete buildings and narrow streets, you want nothing more than to jump in your car and answer the call of the wild.
However, you might want to consider the vehicle you will be driving there in. While your four-door Honda Civic will cope with a gravel road without issue, a robust four-wheel drive vehicle will definitely take you further. Here are 10 vehicles perfect for off-roading.
Jeep Wrangler ($28,695)
THE obvious choice. You can have it in two or four doors, it comes with a six-speed manual transmission and you can even take the roof off. What's not to like?
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk ($57,495)
The Trailhawk is fitted with an air suspension, loads of luxury features, aggressive tires and the Quadra-Drive II 4x4 system, ensuring you'll be able to climb the steepest hills while being comfortably seated in ventilated leather seats.
Land Rover Range Rover ($111,500)
If money's no object, you can go for the granddaddy of luxury offroaders, the Land Rover Range Rover. Thanks to advanced electronics and well-protected mechanical components, the British SUV will follow any Jeep up a trail without breaking a sweat.
Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro ($54,479)
The 4Runner is one of the last truly old-school Toyotas; it features a body-on-frame construction, leaf spring suspension and locking differential. The TRD Pro version adds a layer of capability with 31-inch tires and Bilstein shocks, among other things.
Ford F-150 Raptor ($70,299)
What if your definition of ''off-roading'' includes high-speed jumps and sand dunes? Look no further than the new Raptor. It is wider than the standard F-150, comes with long-travel shocks and a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 developing 450 horsepower.
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 ($46,590)
But the Raptor isn't the only off-road oriented pickup being sold. The little Chevy Colorado recently spawned a ZR2 variant, which gets protection plates underneath, valved shocks and knobby tires. Plus, you can upgrade it with a diesel engine, ensuring plenty of torque to climb over those boulders.
Subaru Outback ($29,785)
Yes, the inclusion of this mild crossover among all the off-road brutes might seem strange, but the Outback is actually pretty capable: it offers a great combination of ride height, a proven capable all-wheel drive system and protected mechanical elements. Put some larger tires on it and you'll be surprised just how far this high-riding station wagon can take you.
Lexus LX570 ($110,440)
Underneath its luxury interior and rather unique front fascia, the LX570 is actually very close to the Toyota Land Cruiser. The name might not ring a bell, but consider this: overseas, the Land Cruiser is the official vehicle of the United Nations and has been praised for its reliability and ruggedness for decades.
RAM Power Wagon ($54,195)
If you need to tow a heavy overlanding camper up an impossible mountain, this is the truck you want. It rides high, features heavy-duty suspension and even comes with a winch. Plus, it will tow just as much as a regular RAM 2500.
Mercedes-Benz G-Class ($128,100)
The G wagon—as it's often known—isn't modern by any standard: it was originally designed in the seventies as a military troop transport and hasn't changed much over the years. Sure, it now comes with high-powered AMG engines and acres of leather, but the mechanics are still rudimentary: solid axles front and back, locking differential and transfer case, plated underside. You can be sure that this mall crawler won't back down from a muddy trail.