The recently released Jeep Gladiator is the pickup truck version of the Wrangler. With a longer wheelbase and usable truck bed, the Gladiator is a good alternative to the pickup truck standards, especially for people with adventurous spirits who spend their weekends in deserts or mountains. New for 2021 is an EcoDiesel option. We spent a week with a diesel Gladiator Overland to see if this new engine is a good fit.
Cranking Up the O.G. Desert Predator: Ford Unleashes Most Off-Road Capable and Connected F-150 Raptor Ever
Ford, America’s truck leader, created an off-road icon in 2009 when it introduced the desert racing-inspired F-150 Raptor. It was designed to not only speed over rough terrain, but also to jump and catch air.And today, it’s born again with an all-new third-generation F-150 Raptor that takes the mechanical and technical brilliance and precision of Raptor and infuses it with enhanced connected technology that means the experience of owning one will only improve over time.
Recently, Cooper Tires asked us to review their Discoverer AT34S tires that are designed for drivers of pickup trucks, crossovers and full-size SUVs. We decided to take them up on the offer and upgrade the tires on one of our chase vehicles, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, to see just how those tires handle everything we throw at it.
These are two completely different vehicles punching in different weight classes, but they have the same basic engine and several other similarities. While this isn’t a head-to-head comparison, it is a look at some solid offerings that will fit the bill for different buyers and different applications.
The Subaru Outback has long been a valued and trusted friend to families the world over. The newly updated 2020 Subaru Outback offers new technology in the cabin and a new engine under the hood. Does it still provide rugged and reliable transport for you, your kids and your dogs? We spent some time with an Outback Onyx Edition XT to find out.
NEW FORD RANGER TREMOR OFF-ROAD PACKAGE CREATES MOST OFF-ROAD-CAPABLE FACTORY-BUILT RANGER EVER FOR U.S. CUSTOMERS
Ford today answers the call of Ranger customers asking for an even more off-road-capable and agile Built Ford Tough midsize truck, revealing the new available Tremor Off-Road Package designed to help owners tackle even rougher off-road terrain without compromising Ranger’s payload and tow ratings. 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor goes beyond today’s already-capable FX4 Off-Road Package, making it the most off-road-capable factory-built Ranger ever offered in the U.S.
Mazda’s CX-30 is so much more than a lifted Mazda 3. A lot of thought and engineering went into this little crossover and you should really pay attention to the details.
The Toyota Tacoma may be a little long in the tooth, but it is a serious off roader that doesn’t punish occupants when the going gets smooth.