A loaded new Range Rover, if you check all the boxes, will run you well over $100,000. It’s also one of the most off-road capable vehicles in existence. But is the person who buys that SUV really going to take it off-road?
“That was a brand new rig...about four hours ago.”
How easy is it do offroad a Suzuki Carry kei pickup truck with mattracks? It’s so easy that a seven-year-old can do it.
Is it a good idea to hop on a Barbie Jeep and race down a rocky hill? No, it’s not!
What’s the deal with the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon’s four-to-one (4:1) transfer case? What about those 4.10 gears in those beefy Dana 44 axles? Why is it that when people put bigger tires on their vehicles, they have to “re-gear?” Well, the goal of all of this gearing is to help the vehicle transmit more force to the…
There’s money, and then there’s I’m going to drive my half-million dollar Lamborghini Aventador Roadster into a sand dune money.
I recently spent an afternoon mired in the kind of fear that only really comes when you believe you’re staring down the barrel of certain death. It happened a few weeks ago, when I took my Hummer off-roading with a Jalopnik reader named Phil.
About 50 years ago, the U.S. government used 30,000 pounds of explosives to turn a chunk of Arizona into a simulated moonscape for astronauts to practice picking up rocks on. Today, you can take your own truck out there and carve it up like a ski slope because it’s an off-road park ON THE MOON. Here’s how to do it.
Sure it only has a 1.5 liter engine and approximately half a pound foot of torque, but how bad could an AWD Honda Fit really be offroad?
If you want a capable and sensible offroader, get yourself a Jeep, a truck, a buggy. Or, you know, don’t.
This exact X-Raid Mini All4 Racing won the toughest race in the world, the Dakar Rally. It might be the most capable vehicle on the planet. And I got it stuck in the desert outside of Dubai.
Sydney Rockwell took the win at the Rush Off-Road Hill Climb in Kentucky this weekend. She is a mere 16 years old.
A Polaris RZR side by side is good at lots of things: driving on dirt roads, driving off dirt roads, driving around in dirt in general. But how is it at driving up a huge rock wall?
A 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser weighs about 5,875 pounds and despite all the heritage, is not something I would consider as a proper off-road vehicle. In Dubai though, the playing field is a bit crazier.
Today I went airborne in a luxury SUV, met a Qatari Dakar winner, met some camels, saw some amazingly crazy modified cars, and I got passed by the police in a Ferrari. This has been my first day in Dubai.
You know you have enough rear grip when...
Sure, sure, your lifted Jeep is great and all, but could you just go offroading in a tiny old French hatchback?
How does a fight over a dirt bike ride come to pass? Here is a brief investigation.
An old Sentra is good at a number of things, like existing and being made of atoms. But what about taking one mudding?