Various factors must be considered when deciding among the best 4×4 adventure vehicles. Some basic factors that matter include the cost, break-over angles, wading depth, and wheel travel, but most importantly the environment in which the vehicle is driven matters. Adventure vehicles are equipped with off-road capabilities with many having the option to change drive modes depending on the terrain like mud, rocks, sands, and water. Some vehicles excel in one kind of environment more than the other depending on the effectiveness of their off-road capabilities. Some may be best at a sprint through the loose surface while others may be best for crawling up slopes.
Let us look at some of the best adventure vehicles that are ideal for adventure enthusiasts in the UAE.
Off-road adventure vehicles- 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe
The all-new Jeep Wrangler is a plug-in hybrid that promises excellent performance with a 2.0L I4 DOHC direct-injection Turbo PHEV engine, and a 16-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that has been paired with 8-speed automatic transmission. The waterproof and sealed battery pack allows the vehicle to perform well even in streams that are 30 inches deep. The engine can produce 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The Jeep’s engine can accelerate from 0-60mph in 6 seconds and offers a driving range of 400 miles. Owing to its impressive performance features it can do well both on-road and off-road. The vehicle also has an eco-friendly appeal owing to its electric power options that allow the occupants to enjoy a quiet ride without leaving a lot of carbon footprint.
Jeep has stuck to the circular headlights, a wide grille, and an overall rugged exterior that will allow the vehicle to have a commanding presence on the road. The doors and roof are removable to provide the best off-road experience. The vehicle will be available in the UAE sometime this year, the exact date has not been revealed.
2021 Land Rover Defender
The Land Rover Defender is a fantastic adventure SUV that can be taken for rock-hopping, water-fording, axle-twisting, mud-plugging, and slope scaling. The vehicle has a unique monocoque architecture that gives it a rigid body design making it extremely durable. The vehicle has 40-degree departure and approach angles and 291mm ground clearance thanks to its height-adjustable air suspension. The 2021 Land Rover Defender offers an option of 18 inches or 22 inches wheels that fit the profile of this adventure SUV. Car owners can select the variant that best suits the terrain they will be driving their 2021 Land Rover Defender.
The interior house grained leather seats that are robust to fight wear and tear. The durable rubber floor has a checkered design and thanks to the flush door sills the floors are easy to clean. Moreover, the structural surfaces like the car beam have a durable powdered coated finish. The vehicle is tough and has fantastic durability that offers the occupants the best adventure experience over a variety of terrains.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser
The iconic Land Cruiser by Toyota is also returning with a new model this year with high expectations attached to it. The 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser boasts a rugged exterior with a unique style that will leave a lasting impression on onlookers. The exterior is built to combat roughest terrains all the while the interior has been immaculately designed for the comfort of the occupants. There are eight exterior color options available for the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser that include Black, Dark Blue Mica, Super White 2, White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic, Gold Mica Metallic, and Copper Brown Mica.
The cabin also comes equipped with a variety of infotainment features that include a 10.1-inch HD screen which brings all the controls on your GXR within reach. The vehicle also has optional features like a 9-inch JBL audio & entertainment system on the VXR GTS comes with 14 surround-sound speakers and 10.1-inch rear-seat entertainment.
The SUV does not compromise on safety; therefore, it provides a Toyota Safety Sense package that includes safety and driver-assistance technologies. Some of the technologies include front, rear, and side curtain airbags, Active Traction Control (ATRC), Brake Assist (BA), Pre-Collision System (PCS), and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC).
One’s a ‘water-taxi’ while the other’s a ‘Land-Cruiser’. Both have their roots deep in the UAE’s means of transport.— ToyotaUAE (@Toyota_UAE) December 21, 2020
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2021 Ford Bronco
This 4×4 off-road vehicle has attributes assuring durability and ruggedness that are prerequisites for an adventure car. The 2021 Ford Bronco has electronic-locking front and rear differentials that will assure excellent off-road performance. The exterior has a bold and rugged look thanks to the 11.6 inches of ground clearance, 35-Inch wheels, and water fording capabilities. These features also contribute to making the ride through adventure terrains smooth. The interior is also adventure-friendly making it easier to clean after a thrilling trip.
The 2021 Ford Bronco has been tested under the Bronco Built Wild Extreme Testing to ensure that the vehicle has excellent off-road capabilities with the right amount of agility. The 2021 Ford Bronco is equipped with features like maximum suspension travel, Trail Stability Control, end stop control valve (ESCV) technology, and Bilsteinl7 Position-Sensitive-Damping (PSD) shock. Moreover, it also has a stabilizer bar with a disconnect function. These technologies facilitate the driver with stability and control on off-road terrains.
The vehicle comes equipped with two engine variants (I4 and V6) that are paired with a 7-speed manual transmission. The engine variants can produce 270 and 310 horsepower allowing the vehicle a top speed of 200 km/h. To facilitate the occupants during commute the vehicle is also equipped with a variety of in-cabin technologies like the Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control, compatibility with Wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
To assure occupant’s safety the vehicle has advanced safety and driver-assistance features that include Terrain Management System (TMS) with 7 G.O.A.T. Modes, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking as standard and optional features like the BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert, and Lane-Keeping System.
These above-mentioned off-road vehicles come from some of the most popular off-road car brands in the UAE. The upcoming line-up is expected to live up to expectations of adventure enthusiasts based on the performance, design, and safety features that have been revealed by the manufacturers.