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Off-Road SUVs

The best off-road SUVs will have a low-range transfer case, rugged drivetrain and exteriors with good ground clearance, and tyres with a thick sidewall. 

Best SUVs according to our experts

01.
Ford Everest
From
$53,490
8/10
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$53,490

The Ranger Wildtrak has been one of Ford's most popular model grades across its entire line‑up for some time. Given that success, it makes complete sense that Ford has added a Wildtrak version of the related Everest SUV to its range. But what does it add to the Everest formula that wasn't already there?


02.
Toyota Prado
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$62,830
7/10
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$62,830

The 2024 Toyota Prado is on its way but should you even bother waiting or should you just get into a current‑generation Prado?Sure, the new‑gen Prado will look very different and is tipped to have features not onboard the current Prado, but it'll also have a mild‑hybrid 2.8‑litre turbo‑diesel engine, producing the same power and torque as the current Prado.So, does the Kakadu represent a good buy?


03.
Jeep Wrangler
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$74,990
7/10
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$74,990

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon usually attracts all of the glory as the line‑up's best off‑roader, but it's more city‑friendly stablemate, the Overland, is certainly no slouch in the rough stuff.And, while any Wrangler may be on the wrong side of impractical for many, the Overland still offers plenty of fun in terms of drivability and old‑school‑style 4WDing.


04.
Suzuki Jimny
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$30,490
7.2/10
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$30,490

There's not a person on the planet that doesn't agree that the three‑door Jimny is cute and capable off the road, but does a the bigger Jimny XL solve the baby version's problems of space and practicality? We went to the Australian launch of the new and very first five‑door Jimny XL to find out.


05.
Nissan Patrol
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$84,900
8/10
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$84,900

Nissan Australia and Premcar have given the legendary Patrol 4WD wagon the Warrior treatment.The Patrol Warrior has upgraded Aussie‑tuned suspension, a Warrior‑specific wheel‑and‑tyre package, a bi‑modal exhaust system, and a payload increase to 736kg ‑ but there are no power and torque increases.So, is this lifted and loaded 4WD wagon worth your attention?