Jeep’s latest vehicle may be small, but don’t call it cute.
In Trailhawk guise, this squat five-door has all the off-roading goods of its big brothers—a jacked-up suspension; bigger tires; a beefed-upfour-wheel-drive system; bright red tow hooks to attach a winch cable—with a compact size that can fit your tent and pack, not to mention thread you into those impossible-to-reach backcountry campsites.
It also comes with a removable double-paned sunroof for letting the light (and dust, and mud) in.
BASE PRICE: Under $20,000 (est.)
BASE ENGINE: 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, 160 hp
Let’s say you’re towing something large—like a boat, an Airstream, or a pair of thoroughbred horses. Or all three. Then there’s no substitute for the nine-passenger GMC Yukon XL, or the potent pulling capability of its honking V-8.
And with optional power-operated second- and third-row seats, a push of a button (or two) creates a cavernous cargo hold for your gear, crew, family, and jockeys.
Synonymous with the great outdoors, Subaru is known mainly for its quirky-yet-powerful all-wheel-drive Outback wagons, beloved by winter sports fanatics.
This all-new version has more room for passengers (even more room for their snowboards), increased fuel economy, and upgraded interior materials and safety features, all wrapped in a handsome shape and at a surprisingly affordable price.