Top 3 Off-Roading SUVs

 Lexus GX460 2017 front side view

Sports utility vehicles or SUVs are often classified as light trucks due to their large storage capacity and high ground clearance, making it fit for off-road travel. In fact, newer SUVs are designed with larger tires and flexible suspension to help drivers navigate through gravel and sand surfaces without sacrificing comfort and convenience. The following are the top 3 off-roading SUVs of 2017.

Toyota FJ Cruiser 2017 front side

Contender 1: Toyota FJ Cruiser 2017

The 5-seater Toyota FJ Cruiser 2017 is priced at AED 159,000 and is specially designed for outdoor travel. Among its notable features include 17-inch alloy wheels, halogen headlamps, bumper sidestep, fog lamps, and electric door mirrors. It also features fabric seats, power steering, 790-liter storage capacity, a navigation system, and Bluetooth connectivity. For passenger safety, the Japanese SUV comes with differential lock, dynamic stability control, traction control, and parking sensors.

Toyota FJ Cruiser 2017 Specs Table

Engine Capacity

4.0 liters

Cylinders

V6

Fuel Tank Capacity

159 liters (Dual tank – 72L + 87L)

Fuel Economy

12.6 L/100km

Top Speed

180 km/h

Horsepower

270

Torque

380 NM

Seating Capacity

5

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

8.2 seconds

 Lexus GX460 2017 front side

Contender 2: Lexus GX 2017

Valued at AED 265,000, the large Lexus GX 2017 promises optimum performance and storage capacity. It stands at 1.9 meters tall, 4.9 meters long, and 1.9 meters wide, allowing for a trunk capacity of up to 1,832 liters. This Lexus SUV has roof rails, rear spoiler, 18-inch alloy wheels, and body-colored mirrors and bumpers. It also features automatic seat adjustment, leather seats, 8-inch multi-information display, electric sunroof, and map reading lamps. It also has cruise control, a navigation system, hill descent control, collision detection, and parallel parking assist for added passenger safety.

Lexus GX 2017 Specs Table

Engine Capacity

4.6 liters

Cylinders

V8

Fuel Tank Capacity

87 liters

Fuel Economy

13.9 L/100km

Top Speed

200 km/h

Horsepower

301

Torque

446 NM

Seating Capacity

7

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

7.8 seconds

 Land Rover Discovery Sport 2017 front side view

Contender 3: Land Rover Discovery Sport 2017

The final contender is the Land Rover Discovery Sport 2017, which is valued at AED 239,000. Standing at 1.7 meters high, 4.6 meters long, and 2.2 meters wide, the Discovery Sport can carry up to 981 liters of cargo and can seat up to five persons comfortably. It has 17-inch alloy wheels, auto electric folding mirror, high mount stop lamp, rear window defogger, and body colored door handles. To ensure passenger comfort and safety, it also boasts a drive computer, keyless entry, electronic handbrake, ISO fix child seat anchors, rollover stability, and multi-terrain select. 

Land Rover Discovery Sport 2017 Specs Table

Engine Capacity

2.0 liters

Cylinders

4 Cylinder

Fuel Tank Capacity

70 liters

Fuel Economy

8.0 L/100km

Top Speed

200 km/h

Horsepower

240

Torque

340 NM

Seating Capacity

5

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

8.2 seconds

 

Verdict

 Land Rover Discovery Sport 2017 rear side view

Although the Toyota FJ Cruiser 2017 is the most affordable choice, the overall winner for this category is the Land Rover Discovery Sport 2017 due to its fuel economy, decent storage space, and notable safety features. The Lexus GX 2017 is in second place because of its impressive storage capacity and interior features.

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