While most people may try to avoid driving on rocky roads, mud, uninhabited desert areas, bogs, and sand dunes, off-roading enthusiasts thrive on the challenge these types of tough driving conditions present. While you could try to go off-roading in just about any type of vehicle, the difference between driving safely out of adverse conditions, or being towed out with potential injuries, comes down to having the right equipment. High-riding vehicles such as trucks and SUVs are much better suited to the difficult terrain, so when you set out for off-roading adventures, leave the Prius parked firmly in the driveway and consider one of these 30 best off-roading vehicles instead.

30. Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser (1973 – 1983)


Built between 1974 and 1983, the Land Cruiser proved ideal for off-roading fanatics. It required little to no modification and four-wheel drive made it ready to overcome most off-roading obstacles. The Chevy small-block engine was powerful and achieved great fuel mileage, and it could comfortably seat four. You’ll still find a few of these on the road today, with several hundred thousand miles on them speaking to their durability.