It is true that finding this type of vehicle on the market is increasingly complicated but brands continue to bet on off-road cars. They have less risk of accidents due to all-wheel drive, they accelerate more and in less time, and they also offer better habitability. Perhaps that is why they continue to have a commercial circulation and people like to buy them, and for that reason in this post, we bring you a ranking of the best off-road cars you can buy in 2021.
Toyota Land Cruiser
The Toyota Land Cruiser has dimensions of 4.56 meters long by 1.84 meters high and 1.88 meters wide. This year celebrates its 70th anniversary and can boast of having sold more than 10 million units in more than 170 countries. This off-road car includes, among other off-road functions, a permanent all-wheel-drive system and a reduction gear, as well as a central lockable differential and a rear one. At the mechanical level, it offers a 2.8 D turbodiesel engine with 204 horsepower and a maximum torque of 420 Nm, at only 1,400 revolutions. In terms of safety, it includes the Safety Sense 2 package that offers an active speed programmer, traffic sign recognition, and an emergency braking system in the city with the detection of pedestrians and cyclists, among others.
Since its launch in 2018, the Suzuki Jimny has been one of the most demanded cars, with even waiting lists of several months to get it. Now, the Japanese manufacturer to continue marketing the vehicle in our country has had to adapt to the regulations that encompass the anti-pollutant restrictions that in Europe require vehicles to emit less than 95 g / km. The model is put on sale again in 2021 as a light commercial vehicle and includes a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that delivers 102 horsepower and a maximum torque of 130 Nm. It has a connectable all-wheel-drive system and is only available with two passenger seats, allowing the cargo area to increase to 863 liters.
The Suzuki Vitara has been recently updated and its 1.4 BOOSTERJET turbo petrol mechanics that delivers 129 horsepower can now be associated with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The vehicle receives the ECO label from the DGT thanks to the fact that it has a light hybridization system SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki), which adds 10 kW (14 horsepower). As for the consumption of this off-road car, these range between 5.7 and 6.2 liters per 100 kilometers depending on whether it uses all-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The Suzuki Vitara has a 375-liter boot and has dimensions of 4.17 meters long by 1.61 meters high and 1.77 wide.
The Renault group’s off-road car, the Dacia Duster, has established itself as one of the most economical all-wheel-drive SUVs on the market. Within its mechanical offer, the option that combines a gasoline engine and another liquefied petroleum gas or LPG stands out, allowing it to travel a distance of 1,200 kilometers with a single refueling. It is the Tce 100 ECO-G GLP version that is associated with the Limited Anniversary Series and that allows you to obtain the ECO label from the DGT. It has a trunk with a capacity of 445 liters and reaches a maximum speed of 174 kilometers per hour. All-wheel-drive versions include an electronic hill descent assist system.
The SEAT Tarraco is one of the best off-road cars you can buy today. It has dimensions of 4.73 meters in length by 1.83 meters in width and 1.67 meters in height. It has recently received the 190-horsepower 2.0 TSI mechanics that is associated with a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission and the 4Drive four-wheel-drive system. At the safety level, it has several aids that facilitate driving behind the wheel and these are, for example, the Trailer Assist, to facilitate the towing of other elements, the pre-collision assistant or the Travel Assist travel assistant, among others. Inside it has a 9.2-inch infotainment screen that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and is complemented by an 8.25-inch one hundred percent digital instrumentation panel.
The Hyundai Tucson is an off-road car that has recently been updated and has released a new generation. It has received a plug-in hybrid version (autonomy of 50 kilometers) that allows it to obtain the ECO label from the DGT and combines a 1.6-liter T-GDi Smartstream gasoline engine with a 66.9 kW electric motor and combined allow the mechanics to deliver 265 horsepower and a maximum torque of 350 Nm. The vehicle is associated with a six-speed automatic transmission (6AT) and has four-wheel drive as standard.
The Skoda Kodiaq has been presented recently, it is a slight chance that it receives in the middle of its commercial life and is offered with two diesel and three gasoline engines, with powers between 150 and 200 CV. Later you will receive an RS version that will have a 245 horsepower engine. Inside we find an infotainment screen of up to 9.2 inches and one hundred percent digital instrumentation as an option. It is 4.70 meters long and from July it will be available with the Active, Ambition, Style L&K, and later Sportline and RS finish.
Hyundai Santa Fe
The Hyundai Santa Fe is a seven-seater SUV that has a length of 4.78 meters, which places it within the segment of large SUVs. It has recently received a non-plug-in hybrid mechanic that is a 1.6 T-GDi HEV with 230 horsepower that allows it to obtain the ECO label from the DGT. The release of a 265-horsepower 1.6 T-GDI Plug-in Hybrid, also with the DGT label ZERO, is expected later.