There’s something visceral about off-roading. Man and machine work together to conquer the challenges that nature throws at us, the thrill of challenging the very world around us is unavoidable. Doing so in the right car is a must to get the most out of your experience. See three vehicles perfect for off-roading at a series of price points, and why these are great options for drivers.
By the brand, you can safely assume that this is the budget option of the range. A Dacia Duster provides the fundamentals of off-road driving, with an Essential trim that offers simple air con or a Prestige alternative, with keyless entry, parking sensors and more of the mod-cons that you expect from newer cars. The appeal of a Duster is the fact it’s such an affordable option, with some new models available for just £10,000. You can throw this car into the most challenging of environments without a care in the world since you know that any damage is relatively affordable to fix. Dacia makes off-roading accessible for drivers of all budgets.
Land Rover Discovery
The Land Rover Discovery isn’t a car that you’ll look to keep in the garage year-round. Its series of amenities makes it a wonderful car for driving day to day, but that’s not why you’re reading this article. Once you get the seat covers on, the Discovery excels in rugged terrain. The Terrain Response system adapts to what you’re driving on and ensures you constantly have enough grip, all whilst looking great. It’s the off-roader you expect from Land Rover whilst excelling in the city too. It costs a little more than the Duster, but the quality really shows.
BMW X5 xDrive45E
When you think about off-road beasts, hybrids aren’t usually what comes to mind. The X5 completely changes that perception. The UK has committed to a ban on petrol and diesel cars by 2030, which means a switch to electric vehicles is a must. BMW has taken this to the off-road space with a car that flies through the best that nature has to offer whilst protecting it. You can get as far as 30 miles on the battery alone, with the xDrive system shifting power between the wheels as and when you need. If you’re looking to spend a bigger budget on a futureproofed car, the X5 could be right for your needs.