No matter what Jeep fans tell you, the Wrangler is definitely not the only off-road worthy SUV around. Here are 10 that are easily just as badass!
Yes, the Wrangler 2020 is one awesome off-road SUV. But is it the only off-road SUV around? Die-hard Jeep fans would probably answer in the affirmative, but this is far from the truth. While Jeeps have earned the distinction of being one of the toughest and most capable off-roaders, there are plenty of other options to explore from other carmakers.
And some of them may truly delight you with their off-road prowess coupled with refinedness and luxury. Most car buyers do tend to get loyal to a particular marque or get turned off because of their personal experiences with their rides. But if and when you are looking to get some new off-road wheels, keeping your mind and options open is always a good thing.
So if you want one of the coolest off-road SUVs of 2020 that is not a Wrangler, try these options…
10. Ford Bronco
Yup, Bronco-lovers have it good in 2020 for it is back and it is big. Offered in two and four-door layouts, with a removable roof and an infotainment unit that does need WiFi to download trails and map, the Bronco promises to be a big experience.
For now, there’s no V8 (though a Paxpower V8 Ford Bronco is in the offing) but there are a 270-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-four and a 310-horsepower EcoBoost V6. The Bronco has been announced in 2020 but deliveries are only likely to start in the spring of 2021. Features-wise, it takes the Wrangler head-on. Now let’s see if off-road fans take to it.
9. Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
Well okay, so we are pitting a Jeep against a Jeep. But the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is everything you want in an off-road SUV and comes Trailhawk-rated for superior off-road capabilities.
Yes, the Wrangler is a better off-road SUV but lacks the luxury a Jeep Cherokee can offer, and there’s little that a Cherokee Trailhawk can’t do when it comes to the path less taken. This one comes with an optional Hemi V8 for some crazy power though the standard engine is a 3.6-liter V6 that jets 285 horses.
8. Land Rover Discovery
When you want to off-road but with seven people inside one car, it’s the Land Rover Discovery to go for. Not only is it posh yet reasonable but it is also a very well-rounded off-roader that can hold its own even in 35.4 inches of water. It rides on an optional air suspension that lifts the car a good 11.1 inches off the road and its all-wheel-drive is freakishly awesome.
It also boasts advanced terrain management systems to make the best of the road. Engine options are a 254-horsepower and 443 ft-lb torque rated 3.0-liter Turbodiesel V6 or a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that jets 340 horses on gasoline.
7. Chevrolet Suburban Z71
The Chevy Suburban, or Sub as people call it because of its XL size, comes beautifully off-road ready in its Z71 trim that starts upwards of $60,000. The 355-horsepower V8 runs on a 10-speed automatic transmission for pure power. The front bumper has been given a better approach angle to help it ride over things and it comes with 20-inch wheels fitted with all-terrain tires for the best possible road grip.
The optional air suspension also allows for another two inches of ground clearance in 4LO to give you the best possible chance while trundles over obstacles.