9 Best Adventure SUVs For Outdoor Enthusiasts

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 08/16/22 •  4 min read

Jake Anderson is a car mechanic and author for Driversadvice. His love for cars made him pursue a career as a car mechanic, but his writing career hasn’t suffered either. In his free time, Jake loves to spend time at car races and restore old classic cars.

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The SUVs for adventures need to be smooth on the highway and capable of handling various uneven terrains. They also need to be practical and durable, as most outdoor enthusiasts like to spend time driving on whatever terrains mother nature throws in their way.

Comfort, safety and storage capacity are some of the most important features you should look for. So as grip on gravel roads. We’ve spent a lot of time researching to be informed enough to make you a list of some of the best adventure SUVs for your next adventure – and for your daily drivers, as well. So, we present you with our ultimate list that’ll hopefully help you get your new vehicle best friend.

1. Subaru Outback

We begin our list with Subaru Outback. Subaru has been well-known for decades for building supremely capable and fuel-efficient vehicles. This model is set upon a sturdier frame equipped with a more powerful engine. It also has an advanced 2-tier x-mode that improves Suv’s off-road prowess.

2. Jeep Wrangler 4xe

This is the first electrified Jeep Wrangler and can go up to 21 miles on electricity alone while not losing on its off-road worthiness and offers impressive power. The best thing is that SUV is not only a hybrid – meaning you can fill it up with gasoline and keep exploring.

3. Honda Passport

Honda is known for being practical and this model is designed to suit urban living and handle moderate offroading like a pro. This vehicle receives 8.4 inches of ground clearance and along with the AWD system, they are transferring up to 70% of engine power to a single rear wheel if necessary. A Passport can drive over anything and has a capacity like a moving truck.

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4. Nissan Frontier

The Nissan Frontier offers very competitive power and is full of safety and tech features. In addition, the interior is rugged and comfortable. It features AT tires, an electronic locking rear differential, steel underbody skid plates, and many more great things.

5. Toyota Rav4 Adventure

If you want to be able to go anywhere, this compact crossover is perfect for you. It has 8.6 inches of ground clearance and features a most robust AWD system. This system sends additional power directly to the wheels that need it. This feature is excellent and very efficient. And in the long run, it will save you money on brakes.

6. Mercedes Benz GLB 250 AMG

This is a top-performing SUV on the road and has some of the best driver ergonomics you can find. The interior is also perfect and will surprise you with its comfort. Admittedly, it looks a bit sharp and different than its competitors, but it showed good enough to take care of you on your wild adventures on rough terrains.

7. Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee is supremely comfortable on the dumpy dirty roads and raises the vehicle to a maximum of 10.8 inches of ground clearance. It has plenty of interior space and enough room for all your camping friends and their gear.

8. Porche Cayenne

This model has center differential locks which help all the wheels turn at once – pretty helpful in getting unstuck, don’t you think?! In addition, it can raise the vehicle to 10.7 inches, besting the ground clearance of some similar pickup trucks. The best thing about this SUV is that it handles like a sports sedan during regular driving with fantastic braking and cornering grip, even at supercar speed.

9. BMV 330e

While this model is not fully EV, it can range 14 miles in pure electric mode. Handling is ultra-smooth and tactile. The great thing is that it has better acceleration than the gas-only models. It has enough room aboard for everything you want to take with you – from backpacks to bikes.


Finding suitable vehicles for outdoor enthusiasts can be overwhelming, but hopefully, we’ve helped you a bit with our list. So get the model that suits all your needs and jump together into the next adventure. Happy exploring!


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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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