An upgraded version of Rezvani’s TANK utility vehicle designed to protect its occupants in an ambush. Its glass and armor can handle high-caliber weapon fire, it packs night vision, bomb protection, electrified door handles, gas masks, magnetic deadbolts and more.
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.
A spicy new variant of Ford’s normally mild crossover. In the hands of Ford Performance, this one rocks a 335 hp turbo-6 with 380 lb-ft. of torque, AWD, a sport-tuned suspension, 20 or 21-inch wheels, and lots of aesthetic upgrades, including a mesh grille and ST badging.
The italian exotic car maker’s bonkers crossover SUV. It’s powered by a twin-turbo V8 with 650 hp, has 4-wheel-drive, 4-wheel steering, adaptive air suspension and dampers, and can handle itself both on or off the tarmac. Goes 0-to-62 in 3.6s, with a top speed of 190 mph.
We spent a week behind the wheel of Alfa Romeo’s first crossover SUV, and found a quick, comfortable, and well-behaved ride with good cargo space. With 280 hp and 306 lb-ft. of torque, does 0-to-60 in a competition-beating 5.4 seconds. Read our full review on 95octane.
We recently spent a week living with the ultimate all-purpose vehicle – a comfortable, tech-savvy, three-row family hauler that also happens to pack a 6.4L V8 HEMI, making 475 horsepower, launching the beast from 0-to-60 in 4.4 secs. Read our full review on 95octane.
Judge not the Tj Cruiser by its cover. Except for the driver’s seat, all of the 4×4 van’s seats can be folded down completely flat. The seat backs are covered with scratch-resistant material and have lots of tie-down points, making it one of the most versatile vehicle interiors we’ve seen.
We know first hand how good the Land Rover Discovery is good at towing things – we shot the video they used of the snow-bound 18-wheeler being towed by one. But we didn’t know it could pull a 121-ton, 328 ft road train like this Discovery HSE Td6 recently did in Australia.
Featuring cleaner styling than ever, Porsche’s performance SUV now rocks a V8 that makes 550 hp and 567 lb-ft. of torque, improved handling, does 0-to-60 in as little as 3.7s with top speed of 177 mph. The new interior looks great too, with its plethora of digital displays.
BMW is gunning for the Mercedes-Benz GLS, Lexus LX and other road-hogging SUVs with the X7. It’s the most spacious BMW ever designed, and has a panoramic glass roof that stretches all the way to the back. It will be available as a hybrid with a turbocharged engine. That kidney grill tho.
We spent a week with Toyota’s rugged, capable, and comfortable SUV, and didn’t want to give it up when our time was done. It deftly goes from urban daily driver to a rugged, trail-capable 4×4, and won’t break the bank. Read our full review on 95octane.
A fantastic blend of power, luxury, and practicality, this compact SUV has been blessed by AMG with a biturbo V6 that makes 362 hp and 384 lb-ft. of torque, launching you and up to 56.5 cubic feet of cargo from 0 to 60 in 4.8 seconds. Read our full review on 95octane.
We spent a day at The Range Complex getting to know some our country’s finest, veterans of the U.S. Army’s elite Delta Force unit. We were given just a taste of how they train, and how their Tahoes and Suburbans provide the ideal transportation for their dangerous missions.
We recently headed to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Chevrolet for a day at their Find New Roads Experience. Along the way, we hit the agility course in the new Colorado ZR2, launched a Camaro ZL1, and did a bucket-list lap of the speedway in a Corvette Grand Sport.