Cars & Trucks

Archive

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…

Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Crew Cab 4×4 The Sell: The pick-up for the SUV and crossover set. Read more. Ford Transit Connect LWB The Sell: A European-built Ford Minivan gets imported stateside. Read more. The Sell: A European-built Ford Minivan gets imported stateside. Read more.

We'd love to see a return of the classic, retro VW camper—with an electric engine nonetheless! The only problem: this is a concept that will likely never make production.

After hearing feedback from hundreds of riders in the U.S., Harley is about ready to launch its powerful LiveWire bike.

Sprinter 4×4 Here at Outside, we’re romantics when it comes to Syncros and Vanagons—possibly to the point of being delusional. Because to shell out $79,000 (one of many similar listings on Craigslist) for a 24-year-old Volkswagen with more than a quarter-million miles on it is, well, insanity.

The adventurer's favorite car, perfected

A classic car that knows what it's doing, sans-gas

Move over, Volkswagen. There's a new adventure vehicle on the street.

A snap to drive, deceptively roomy, and easy on the wallet

Surprise! BMW is trying to become an eco-friendly brand. (And it's working.)

A luxury electric car you can take on forest roads.

Fun, powerful, and now road-trip ready

A powerful truck with the fuel-sipping soul of an eco-friendly car

The sports-car company's best isn't even a sports car

Practical features and pleasant driving in one very sleek package

Stands out for its luxury features and super-smooth ride, if not for its economy as a hybrid

Good-looking and ready to go off-road

A luxury ride you'll want to bring camping

It makes even dangerous driving conditions blasé.

Tackles nightmare conditions, feels like a dream

Nimbler than your average pick-up, with plenty of room and nice extras

A sporty favorite goes electric

The number-one selling vehicle in the country sets a new standard for safety and fuel efficiency

Be ready to simplify before jumping on the tiny-house bandwagon.

Ural's Patrol, a Siberian-built beauty intended for year-round use, is our new favorite ultimate adventure vehicle.

The 6 rules you must follow before embarking on a life on the road

With a swarm 66,000 people congregating on a patch dirt for the week, the scale of the event was unimaginable. With so much to see in such a vast area, a vehicle of some kind is a necessity. And in true Burning Man fashion, the crazier the better.

When it comes to staying safe and enjoying great views, rooftop tents are the way to go.

A new global racing series aims to make the electric car cool.

A 22-room mobile home designed to tackle the planet’s toughest roads.

Welcome to Alex Honnold's van. The American rock climber may be best known for his free solo ascents of killer walls, but we think his badass mobile home also deserves some attention.

The Slimline II isn’t your average roof rack. Rather, it’s a multifunction platform with more accessories than you’ll know what to do with.

Pack up the AT Overland Chaser, and be ready to set off into the backcountry at a moment's notice.

Or is this $280,000 splurge the ultimate off-road rolling home?

Here are six of our favorite vehicles (and add-ons) to help you find freedom on the open road.

I’m not the type of person who becomes deeply attached to my belongings. But when I sold my things and moved into my Honda Element, the rig naturally grew on me. After all, it was home. Fast forward years later with many adventures and shenanigans in between, the “Toaster" was eventually totaled out with beyond-needed repairs. It was time to bid farewell. These are a collection of images that memorialize my time on the road in the “Toaster.”

"I bought my first VW Westfalia Vanagon camper back in 1999, and have since owned five of them. I finally settled on a gorgeous 1991 model—lucked into via Craigslist for $9,000 a few years ago."

The rugged speaker for blasting your neighbors away.

In the latest auto-palooza, trucks trim weight and boost efficiency, while cars of all types get greener than ever.

The best cars for every kind of journey

An Oregon mechanic and electric-vehicle rock star wants to turn his iconic Franken-van into the ultimate earth-friendly camper.

Limited-edition cargo storage from Thule means a stylish, smooth ride for both you and your gear.

Behold the Cricket, summer’s best new road-trip partner.

Dimples cut down on drag and noise, and there's plenty of room inside.

Why the intrepid Vanagon has once again earned its place as the ultimate outdoor vehicle

One in three vehicles sold today is an SUV, but that doesn't mean you (necessarily) need one

Performance tires, all-season tires, snow tires: Which should you be using?

Direct impacts rarely end well. Every year, collisions with wildlife result in 1.5 million crashes, 200 deaths, and $1 billion in vehicle damage. Here are five tips to stay safe.

A stylish, go-anywhere cross-over wagon with power to spare.

Rooftop cargo carrier's have a nickname: rocket boxes.

A better way to beat the ice

A mobile home for modern adventurers, Bowlus’ Road Chief is your secret weapon for stylish, comfortable staycations and short- or long-term adventures you can drive to

(Jan 2013) Detroit, MI North American International Auto Show Volkswagen's Ulrich Hackenberg presents the Cross Blue Concept car at NAIAS. Photo: NAIAS The latest update of the National Climate Assessment, a federally-mandated report written by a panel of 240 scientists, was released…

Tundra buggies resemble a kind of double-wide, offroad school bus, with plush suspension, a massive 460 International Diesel engine, and tires that run at 12psi to float over mud and snow. They’re jacked up about 10 feet, partly for clearance, but mostly to prevent any curious polar bears from climbing…

Behold, the ultimate recreational vehicle

Put some wheels on this thing and you've got your ideal adventure home

New technologies and improved designs make it easier than ever to get all of your gear to the trailhead. This year, we reviewed Yakima’s all-new blade-slim crossbars, which reduce drag over traditional round bars, and the Sylvan Sport Go, an extremely well made 840-pound trailer that swallows up all your weekend toys.

Bob Evans' GasPod devices. Photo: GasPods Armed with an engineering degree that he earned not from a university but from “watching nature,” and with years of experimenting and designing better scuba fins, a Santa Barbara-based entrepreneur has created a small airfoil…

Back Next