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5 of the most capable off-roaders to tackle all terrains

These 4×4 cars will take you off the beaten track, into the wilderness and back out again.

SOMETIMES YOU JUST need something that bit more rugged – a Bear Grylls of cars, if you will. Something that has a bit more capability and ‘can do’ attitude than your average SUV. A vehicle that can climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow etc etc. For that you need a car that takes off-road capability seriously.

We’ve rounded up some of the most capable off-roaders, from the dream car to the (slightly more) affordable.

Under €80k

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, €71,950

Source: Dan Seaman Motors

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a big, brash American go-anywhere all-wheel drive beast. It is tricked out with all the toys you could wish for and more tech than you will ever need. This bad boy will get you wherever you need to be no matter what the conditions.

Under €70k

2016 Volkswagen Touareg, €65,465

Source: Tom Murphy Car Sales Ltd

The Touareg is ready for anything the road or trail throws at it, even on extreme gradients: it can handle slopes up to 45 degrees! It has chunky good looks and a luxurious interior making sure both you and it arrive in style, even when covered in mud.

Under €50k

2015 Toyota Land Cruiser, €41,950

Source: EL Precision Automotive

The Toyota Land Cruiser is a very capable and reliable 4×4. It is a true off-roader with military roots, making it perfect for when the going gets tough. The Land Cruiser has a low-ratio gearbox and lockable centre differential which really help when you do venture off the beaten track.

Under €40k

2016 Subaru Outback, €37,995

Source: Slatterys Garage

The Subaru Outback is one tough cookie and nothing can get in its way. With 200mm of ground clearance and full-time all-wheel drive, the Outback can go anywhere and do almost anything with ease.

Under €25k

2008 Range Rover Sport, €22,950

Source: Blu Motors Ltd

The Range Rover Sport is a very accomplished and polished machine. It is the ultimate in off-road luxury. It has an impressive engine, super chassis, superior build quality, great handling for a 4×4 and sophisticated technology including Terrain Response.

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