Cars & Trucks


Easy on suburban life with a touch of off-road DNA

A confidant hybrid with a crossover ride

A redesigned suspension system makes this year's model a lot more fun to drive

A sporty diesel Range Rover. A mightily efficient Chevy truck. A hybrid Volvo SUV. The options for rolling to and from your favorite playgrounds have never looked better.

All business on white-knuckle terrain, all fun everywhere else

Plenty of truck to handle shuttle duty for decades to come

An undercover adventure vehicle. Really.

This electric car with benefits—a gas engine—keeps getting better

An electric wonder that's perfect for families

America’s tiniest two-seater gets slightly less tiny and a lot more confident

Cleaner for the city but can still get grimy in the country

All the luxury you’d expect from a Mercedes, built into the body of an affordable adventure rig

A car to get you through years of lifestyle changes and adventure pursuits

The driving enthusiast’s choice for practical AWD transport

A stem-to-stern reboot that was well worth the wait

It drives with the confidence of a Wrangler but offers better gas mileage

It’ll roll over nearly anything and doubles as a boat

A new law is bringing the famous car back in 2017

Having a man cave in your basement is all well and good, but it’s even better if it’s portable. Enter the Escape Sport.

Our only gripes? It’s cramped inside, and the electric range is too short.

So capable, in fact, that Ford plans to race a virtually stock 2017 model. That's a massive vote of confidence in the performance of the new truck.

Someone added a third axle to the Hilux making it a total off-road beast

Plus, it’ll be more capable off-road than vehicles that cost 10 times as much

Need a car to help you go skiing, camping, kayaking, mountain biking, or just carrying dogs and people from A to B? We think this Subaru is the best you can buy.

The iconic off-roader keeps its four-wheel-drive prowess, but gets a couple new creature comforts

With Oscar season upon us, we thought we’d choose our favorite cars from the movies

A tricked-out VW Transporter that makes us want to move to Europe

This van comes stock with everything you need for the ultimate surf trip

It’ll chew up sand dunes and four-wheel-drive roads, then get your kids safely to school

It’s powered by an electric motor, but still drives like a Porsche

These seven essentials will prepare you for most driving mishaps

An old classic gets an entirely modern overhaul

We’d gladly put this beautiful machine through its paces in the far north

It's beautiful, fuel efficient, powerful, and reliable. Read: It's everything you could ever want in a truck

Perfect for weddings at the ski area or on muddy forest roads

Buy it for weekend cruises. But mostly because it'll look good in your driveway.

Yet another reason to want one of these classic cars

We’ll admit it. We’re drooling over a Hyundai.

We love tricked out adventure vehicles as much as anyone, but the high purchase price can make them somewhat impractical. Thankfully, the car you already own can usually get the job done. Outside's Gear Guy, Joe Jackson, shows you how turn your existing daily driver into the adventuremobile of your dreams, without breaking the bank. 

Say hello to the world's newest adventuremobile

Get after it with these essential add-ons, from $3.50 to $900

We’re ready to quit our day jobs and go explore the planet

A car, bike trailer, and mechanic’s garage built into one little Civic

What's the price of extreme versatility and ruggedness? $119,000!?

A mobile Midwestern cabin for wherever the roads takes you

The JLTV has the ballistic protection of a small tank and can withstand the under-belly blasts that destroyed many of its predecessors. Oh yeah, it also has a top speed of over 100 miles per hour.

The ideal outcome for a junk-heap find

The all-American Vintage Overland is custom-made for you to beat the ever living hell out of it

The monster off-road camper we've been waiting for

Our first impressions of the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Westfalia: A breed of Volkswagen camper van prone to expensive repairs, yet beloved by those who own them and coveted by road-trip dreamers everywhere.

Hummer: The civilian version of the military’s Humvee off-road vehicle, which was produced by AM General from 1992 to 2006.

Jeep: A four-wheel-drive vehicle first produced for the U.S. Army during World War II.

Towable as hell but built with enough room to host dinner parties

When you build the two millionth edition of an iconic 4x4, it deserves special treatment

A brewery in New Zealand is fueling cars with beer

Athlete and photographer Andrew Muse, 26, spent his lifesavings remodeling a 1976 Dynacruiser camper and outfitting it on a 2008 Nissan.

When his 1977 Dodge camper van died in Dawson City, Yukon, a few hours shy of the Arctic Circle, Cud Eastbound, 28, knew he needed to insulate the vehicle, fast.

Retro looks with a powerful modern engine

Beautiful, right? Too bad you won't ever be able to buy it.

A motorcycle for people who don't ride motorcycles

Let this bike add a little DIY satisfaction to your summer

Freedom on the open roads: What more can you ask for? Here are 10 pieces of gear to prep your adventure-ready rig for whatever you decide to throw at it.

We can't all afford vanlife. But we can rent it.

The car company wants us to lather up in glow-in-the-dark paint before we ride. Frankly, maybe we should.

Front Runner Slimline II Made from high-strength aluminum, the low-profile Slimline II has all the rigidity of steel without the weight. And it’s been tested in Africa as an expedition-grade roof rack for safari and overland vehicles. Read more. Eezi-Awn For Eezi-Awn’s customers—a group that consists of safari guides,…

Rhino Cubed Tiny Homes The latest entry into the tiny house movement repurposes steel shipping containers into energy-efficient cubes. Read more. Saunalautta A group of friends got together to create the Saunalautta, a houseboat with bunk space for five and sauna space for up to 15 (depending on how…

Mercedes Marco Polo Camper Van Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with decorated mobile home crafter Westfalia to convert its Viano van into the Marco Polo camper, the plushest home on four wheels. Read more. KiraVan To honor the dreams of his young daughter, Kira, Bran Ferran created the biggest, most…

Mini Cooper The Sell: Tauter and less thirsty than the Honda Fit—but also more expensive. Read more. Volvo V60 The Sell: The premium AWD sports wagon. Read more. The Sell: The premium AWD sports wagon. Read more. (Courtesy of Volvo Cars of North ) Subaru Outback…

Volkswagen e-Golf The Sell: The “people’s” carmaker goes EV for a lot less money than BMW and Mercedes. Read more. Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive The Sell: BMW isn’t the only one with an electric hatchback. And this one’s roomier. Read more. The Sell: BMW isn’t the only…

Honda HR-V The Sell: Thankfully for the adventure vehicle crowd, all our favorite features from the Honda Fit debuted in the crossover version of the Fit—the 2016 HR-V. Read more. Jeep Renegade The Sell: An entry-level off-roader that sips fuel. Read more. The Sell: An entry-level off-roader…

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