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Off-road

Amped-up Power Wheels Jeep

Amped-up Power Wheels Jeep

All that remains from the Disney Princess Power Wheels Jeep is its pink plastic shell, but The Grind Hard Plumbing Co.’s latest build is simply awesome. The tricked out one-seater now has a 50hp CRF 450 dirt bike engine, and an off-road suspension, making for tons of fun in the dirt.

Bruder EXP-4 Off-Road Trailer

Bruder EXP-4 Off-Road Trailer
$ On Request  Buy Link Comment

The little brother to Bruder’s versatile and capable EXP-6, this smaller model is still rugged as hell, ready to take on the most intense off-road conditions. Its suspension offers insane amounts of wheel travel, and its chassis is airtight and sealed to keep debris and water from getting into it.

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Our Easter Jeep Safari Adventure

Our Easter Jeep Safari Adventure

Recently we went to Moab, Utah with our friends at BFGoodrich to check out the sights and sounds of the Easter Jeep Safari. Held every April, Jeeps from all over the country descend on the remote desert town to hit the trails, see old friends, and live the Jeep life.

Polaris RZR XP Turbo S Velocity

Polaris RZR XP Turbo S Velocity
$25K+  Buy Link Comment

Rocking race-ready aluminum Walker Evans Velocity shocks, strengthened axles, and other reinforcements, the latest Polaris RZR is ready to dominate every kind of terrain with its 72″ stance, 32″ ITP Coyote tires, and powerful 168 hp engine. Comes in 2-seat and 4-seat models.

Jeep JL Wrangler: 10 Things We Love

Jeep JL Wrangler: 10 Things We Love

We’ve spent quite a bit of time on- and off-road with the latest Jeep Wrangler, and it’s the best one yet, offering easier removal of body parts, better on-road handling, tons of modern tech, and still as capable as ever. Read on for some of our favorite aspects of the new Wrangler.

4WD vs AWD Explained

4WD vs AWD Explained

People often use the terms 4-wheel drive and all-wheel drive interchangeably, but that’s just wrong. The Team O’Neil Rally School explains how the two types of drivetrains differ. Proper 4x4s might be better at off-roading, but modern AWD systems are typically more versatile.

Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 High Lifter

Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 High Lifter
$14K  Buy Link Comment

Polaris collaborated with High Lifter Products to create a variant of its Sportsman XP 1000 ATV that can easily take on them muddiest terrain. The ATV has High Lifter tires, custom wheels, mud specific transmission, stiffer springs, a rack-mounted radiator and more.

Trail Trekkin’ with Toyota TRD Pro

Trail Trekkin’ with Toyota TRD Pro

After putting some mud on the Toyota TRD Pros, we headed to the dusty Nevada desert to put the 2019 Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner TRD Pros to the test as part of our collab with the Trail Trek Tour. The rocky trails were no match for the FOX shocks each vehicle now sports.

Getting Dirty with Toyota TRD Pro

Getting Dirty with Toyota TRD Pro

We spent a day off-roading in Toyota’s latest Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner TRD Pro series. All three now ride on rugged FOX shocks and are ready to take on just about any terrain you can throw at ’em. Check out our running footage, then read on for more.

Polaris RZR XP 4 TURBO S

Polaris RZR XP 4 TURBO S
$30,499+  Buy Link Comment

Upping the ante on of Polaris’ most thrilling 2-seater, the RZR XP 4 Turbo S has space for 4 riders, a 72″ stance, 32″ tires, 16″ of clearance, an active suspension with 25″ of travel, 168 hp, and strengthened components, all tuned for the ultimate in off-road performance.

RJ Anderson’s Visions: Snow Blind

RJ Anderson’s Visions: Snow Blind

Off-road racer RJ Anderson teamed up with snowboarder Torstein Horgmo to frolic about Lake Tahoe’s Donner Ranch Ski Resort, with UTV Underground’s modded 2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo-S tossing snow everywhere, and Torstein boarding perilously close to the UTV.

APR VW Atlas

APR VW Atlas

Customizer APR took a stock 2.0L turbo 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUV and bestowed it with 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, a 1.5″ lift kit, rugged Toyo Open Country tires, custom brakes and exhaust, giving this big AWD grocery getter improved off-road chops.

Driving on Broken Ice

Driving on Broken Ice

Watch as a Russian off-road vehicle called a Sherp rolls effortlessly over a partially-frozen lake, seemingly defying physics by not sinking through the softened ice. Apparently it has something to do with the vehicle’s paddle boat tires. See more Sherp antics here.

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Velocity International Scout Restomod

Velocity International Scout Restomod
$229K  Buy Comment

Velocity Restorations transformed this 1979 International Scout II into an orange off-road monster. It packs a 6.2-liter, 430hp LS3 crate engine, a lifted suspension, front/rear sway bars, 35″ Nitto Trail Grappler tires, TR beadlock wheels, and a custom roll bar and bumpers.

Trail Trek Tour 2018

Trail Trek Tour 2018

We joined up with a team of men’s lifestyle and automotive experts in the woods of Virginia to see if seven everyday crossover utility vehicles could handle a rugged off-road course, and to pick our favorites. Read on for our top picks and the overall winners from the first Trail Trek Tour.

Traxxas Unlimited Desert Racer

Traxxas Unlimited Desert Racer
$800  Buy Link Comment

R/C car experts Traxxas show off their latest model, an incredibly detailed 27″ long trophy truck designed to take on any terrain you can throw at it. Its tube frame chassis, suspension, and 4WD system is inspired by real desert racing trucks, and it can hit speeds over 50mph.

Plasan Yagu Compact Tank

Plasan Yagu Compact Tank

While it’s certainly not as capable as Howe & Howe’s personal tank, this highly-modded Arctic Cat Wildcat 4 1000 ATV from Israeli outfit Plasan is actually a military-grade machine. It features a roof-mounted weapon system, B6+ composite armor, and room for 3 occupants.

XING Miss R Off-road EV

XING Miss R Off-road EV

Taiwanese EV maker XING Mobility is showing off a wicked prototype – a 1341 hp compact sports car capable of handling both on-road and off-road terrain. It’s got a four-wheel drive system with torque vectoring to help it corner like a go kart, and is expected to do 0-to-62 in 1.8s.

Legend of Solorzano

Legend of Solorzano

We’ve spent some time on the treacherous trails of the Baja 1000, so we know how sketchy things can get. But we did it in a purpose-built Class 10 race car. But there are true madmen who do it in pre-1982 VW Beetles. Meet Eric Solorzano, aka “The King of Class 11.”

2019 RAM 1500 Rebel

2019 RAM 1500 Rebel

Along with its other RAM 1500 brethren, the off-road ready quad cab Rebel is 4″ longer than before, increasing its wheelbase and interior space. Its suspension rides better than ever, and it features a sweet interior with black and red accents, and tire tracks embossed into its seats.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler

2018 Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler JL combined visual cues from the CJ line with a ton of modern conveniences and updates including a powered soft top option, a convenient fold-down windshield and a choice of 2.0L turbo I4, 3.6L V6, and 3.0L V6 diesel engines.

Wide Open Baja Off-road Adventures

Wide Open Baja Off-road Adventures

Wide Open Baja offers incredible off-road experiences for adrenaline junkies. Drive a $100,000 purpose-built race buggy on the same treacherous dirt and rock trails that comprise the famed Baja 1000 course, and enjoy restful evenings after each days’ thrills.

Driven: 2018 Range Rover Velar

Driven: 2018 Range Rover Velar

We recently hit the road from Palm Springs to test drive Land Rover’s new mid-size SUV. We were duly impressed with the styling, handling, and comfort of the Velar, which offers a smooth ride, slick new tech, off-road capabilities, and much more. Read our full review on 95octane.

Land Rover Discovery SVX

Land Rover Discovery SVX

An extremely special variant of the already awesome Land Rover Discovery, the SVX has even better ground clearance, approach, departure, and breakover angles, off-road tires, a specially-tuned terrain management system, and a 517 hp supercharged V8 engine.

Rally Bentley Continental GT

Rally Bentley Continental GT

This mud- and rock-loving Bentley was built for the Nat Geo UK series Supercar Megabuild, and now it can be yours. It’s got an external roll cage with tire and jerry can storage, off-road suspension, lug tires, skid plates, racing lights and more. See it in action here.

Nikola Zero Electric UTV

Nikola Zero Electric UTV
$35K+  Buy Comment

Offering up to 555 hp, 32″ wheels, 20″ of suspension travel, and 14.5″ of ground clearance, this all-electric open-air 4×4 is ready to be the Tesla of UTVs. It does 0-to-60 in 3.9s, its motor and gearbox are waterproof, and it can go up to 200 miles on a charge.

RJ Anderson: XP1K4

RJ Anderson: XP1K4

UTVUnderground and MadMedia let off-roader RJ Anderson go absolutely bonkers in a highly-modified 2017 Polaris RZR XP Turbo EPS UTV, taking on treacherous terrain and manmade ramps, culminating in a sideways ride around the WALL OF DEATH, and an epic backflip.

BJ Baldwin: Recoil 4

BJ Baldwin: Recoil 4

Off-road race driver BJ Baldwin roars across the streets and jungles of Cuba in his 850 hp Toyota/Toyo Trucks trophy truck on an epic mission that sees him burning rubber, putting his suspension system to the test, and catching insane amounts of air along the way.

Ripsaw EV2 Personal Tank

Ripsaw EV2 Personal Tank

Howe & Howe’s Ripsaw EV2 offers incredible speed and agility off-road, while keeping its occupants clean and dry inside its high tech cockpit. It’s got more than 12″ of suspension travel and a 600+hp diesel engine. It also comes in a “pickup” version that carries bikes.

Action Mobil Globecruiser 7500

Action Mobil Globecruiser 7500

If given the choice between the EM50 Urban Assault Vehicle and the Action Mobil Globecruiser 7500, we’d go with this one. This mobile home has a 532 hp engine, an off-road capable 6×6 drivetrain, plentiful interior space, and even has a motorcycle dock out back.

Our Epic Mint 400 Adventure

Our Epic Mint 400 Adventure

The Mint 400 is called The Great American Off-Road Race. To make the experience even better, Toyota helped us turn it into an awesome off-road road trip and adventure ending up in Las Vegas. We queued up Fear and Loathing and hit the road for an amazing weekend adventure.

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