Spring has sprung, and it’s time to go outside.  Tis the season for outdoor adventures, and you need a vehicle designed to handle the rugged activities you have planned this year.  The great outdoors is no place for a Camaro or a Fiat.

You need a vehicle that will be there to assist you as you answer the call of the wild.  A vehicle that can handle the rugged realities of mother nature is the stuff adventure seekers dream of when they go to sleep every night.  

Check out a few four-wheeled road warriors that will absolutely change the game in terms of where you can go and what you can do, and start planning your next extreme journey now.  

Jeep Wrangler

Everyone knows the Jeep Wrangler is the reigning king of off-roading vehicles.  The Jeep Wrangler has been on the road for over 70 years, and there’s simply no matching its rugged superiority.  

You’ll have to be willing to pay the price, as there is no inexpensive Jeep Wrangler.  Unless you purchase a used vehicle, you’re looking at paying at least $25-30,000 for a new model.

Chevy Traverse

The Chevy Traverse is a dual-purpose vehicle.  It will tote the kids around to ball practice, but it is tough enough to “traverse” the less sophisticated dirt road.  

Enjoy the third-row seating when you’re cramming the whole family into the vehicle.  The spacious interior will not leave you wanton for leg room. The average cost of the Chevy Traverse comes in just under $30,000.

Subaru Outback

Subaru’s reputation is a significant enough reason, alone, to purchase this vehicle.  Your Subaru will always do you right! The Subaru wagon sports enough space for friends and family, while also providing ample storage area.  

The average price of a Subaru Outback will run your wallet around $26,000, and it is worth every penny.  The Outback gets an average of 32 miles/gallon on the highway, and it was a top pick for its excellent safety ratings.

Nissan Xterra

Not only does the Nissan Xterra look cool… it is cool.  This is not a vehicle you purchase for your everyday commute.  This is the vehicle you buy for outdoor exploration and adventure.  

The best features of the Xterra are the things that make it so easy to transport all your outdoor equipment.  Kayaks, wetsuits, bellyboards, and more can be stored even while they are still wet, because the cargo area is made of an easy to clean hard plastic.

Toyota FJ Cruiser

The FJ Cruiser is a Sports Utility Vehicle through and through.  It can tackle rocky roads and shifty sands, and the interior of the vehicle is just as exciting as the outside.  The dependability of Toyota lives on in the FJ Cruiser.