Going Off Road: 4 Vehicles You Can Drive Through Tough Terrain
Written By: Sean
January 13, 2016
The Philippines is a lovely country, with so many beautiful landscapes. While driving in Manila leaves a lot to be desired, that’s not the case with the provinces and islands that make up this wonderful archipelago. Beware, though, because not all cars are designed to take on tough terrain. Still, if you insist on driving your car which wasn’t built to handle rough roads, just make sure to secure your exhaust pipes with a u-bolt and be prepared because it’s going to be a bumpy ride!
On the other hand, if you are willing to spend a few thousand pesos for vehicles that are actually designed by manufacturers to navigate rocky paths, try any of the cars below. They are vehicles made specifically for uneven roads.
Nissan X-Terra Pro-4X
Through the years, car manufacturers all over the world have released several cars, designed for tough terrain. One of them is Nissan, which is behind the X-Terra Pro-4X. This is the manufacturer’s most capable car in a long time and is one of its mud-friendly SUVs. Pro-4X has several features that would be helpful when you drive it on your adventure, such as hill descent control and hill assist. What’s more, its truck has trim proportions. This means that your Pro-4X can probably get through unscathed even if you are driving through tight and rocky place.
Ram Power Wagon
If you prefer to drive a pickup truck on your adventure instead of an SUV, try the Ram Power Wagon which has solid axles front and rear. Its engineers designed a new high movement joint for the Ram – the Articulink. It aims to increase articulation in its suspension to allow you more flex. This added flex in the suspension keeps your tires on the ground when driving through rough roads. If you need to free more of the suspension, don’t worry. All you have to do is press a button to disconnect the swaybar. The Ram will certainly be your best friend if you need to travel tough terrain because it rarely gets stuck! Its locking front and rear differentials ensures that those muddy areas are no match for you.
Chevy Colorado Z71
This Chevy truck has a big brother – the Silverado. Between the two though, the Colorado works better on tight trails. Compared to its brother, the Colorado has trimmer proportions which mean that when driving in the wild, it is least likely to get caught on branches and boulders. This pickup has a lot of features such as hill descent control system and GM’s automatic locking rear differential. If you love to go camping, then Colorado Z/71 is definitely perfect for you!
The Subaru Outback gives a solid performance when driven through tough terrain. Car enthusiasts everywhere fell in love with the Outback because of its great gas mileage and proven efficiency. It is also spacious, which means that you can pack a lot of things for your trip without any trouble.
Driving through tough terrain can be a challenge. Good thing there are plenty of cars designed to take on rough road that you can choose from. Take a look at the list above and choose which car you would love to take on a sight-seeing trip around the country!