Car Models The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles  

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List Rules Any automobile that is capable of going off-roading

The best off-roading vehicles and SUVs of all time are perfect for any rogue adventure. Off-roading is a relatively recent phenomenon, but those who have tried it know how fun it is. The thrill of manipulating a giant, metal machine up and over rough terrain is amazing, and these are the vehicles that will take you there. These vehicles are also built with safety in mind, so put your thoughts at ease as you rumble through the desert, in the mountains, or through the jungle. Your off-roading vehicle has all the latest and greatest safety features, just in case you do get in an accident. 

Choosing the right off-road SUV is very important, so take a good look a this list. Keep in mind while you're making a decision on a new off-roading SUV that there must be a balance between off-road ability and economy. The best off-road vehicles will not always get the best gas milage, but they will each have other features that will up the "cool-factor" enough for you to look past the cost of filling up your tank.

Vote up the best off-road SUV below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section! If the great outdoors are your sort of thing, check out the list of the best cars for the great outdoors.
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Willys Army Jeep is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
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Jeep Wrangler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
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Toyota Hilux is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
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Toyota Land Cruiser is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
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Land Rover Defender is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
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Pboy81 added Mercedes Unimog Mercedes-Benz

Unimog is a range of multi-purpose auto four-wheel drive medium trucks produced by Mercedes-Benz, a division of Daimler AG. In the United States and Canada, the Unimog was sold as the Freightliner Unimog. The name Unimog is pronounced [ˈuːnɪmɔk] in German and is an acronym for the German "UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät", Gerät being the German word for machine or device. Daimler Benz took over manufacture of the Unimog in 1951 and they are currently built in the Mercedes truck plant in Wörth am Rhein in Germany.[1] Another Mercedes-Benz Türk A.Ş. plant assembles Unimogs in Aksaray, Turkey.[2] Unimogs were also built in Argentina until the first years of the 1980s, in the González Catán factory.

New Unimogs can be purchased in one of two series.

The medium series 405, also known as the UGN ("Geräteträger" or equipment carrier), is available as the U200 through U500 models.[3]:4The heavy series 437, also known as the UHN ("Hochgeländegängig" or highly mobile cross country), is available as the U4000 and U5000 models.[4]

The first model was designed shortly after World War II to be used in agriculture as a self-propelled machine providing a power take-off to operate saws in forests or harvesting machines on fields. It was designed with permanent all-wheel drive, with equal-size wheels, in order to be driven on roads at higher speeds than standard farm tractors. With their very high ground clearance and a flexible frame that is essentially a part of the suspension, Unimogs are not designed to carry as much load as regular trucks.[citation needed]

Due to their off-road capabilities, Unimogs can be found in jungles, mountains and deserts as military vehicles, fire fighters, expedition campers, and even in competitions like truck trials and Dakar Rally rally raids. In Western Europe, they are commonly used as snowploughs, municipal equipment carriers, agricultural implements, construction equipment and road-rail vehicles.

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Humvee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
Hummer
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Hummer H1 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
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Lada Niva is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
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Bad to drive but goes anywhere
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Ford Raptor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
Ford Raptor
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Ford Bronco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
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Mercedes-Benz G-Class is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
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International Harvester Scout is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
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Toyota 4runner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
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Chevrolet K5 Blazer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
offroader added General Motors, Chevrolet
best off road vehicle ever built. bullet proof 350 small block with a removable top like a jeep. google image it.
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Chevrolet K10 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
Chevrolet K10
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Toyota Tacoma is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
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Land Rover Range Rover is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
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Dodge Ram is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
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Bowler Wildcat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
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Chevrolet Silverado is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
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GMC Sierra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
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Mitsubishi Pajero is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
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Land Rover Discovery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
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Jeep Cherokee (XJ) is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Off-Road SUVs and Off-Roading Vehicles
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