With the legendary off-road capability, a useful array of engine options, and a loaded specs list, but the Jeep Commander is a must-have. Likened to America’s favorite army vehicle, the Hummer, the Commander is a whole lot of macho. Comfy and just as great on-road, the Jeep Commander was a great contender in its market. With all the practical features and hardiness, it’s a no-brainer to take it on a road trip, but it’s also stylish enough that it lends itself to the suburbs.
However, the cost of upkeep has shown to lead to the steady depreciation of the car. Since its release, prices have dropped lower and lower, to the point where you could find an awesome second-hand Commander for just $10,000! That weekend getaway is so much closer than you think!
These SUVs are tough and durable – a great choice for long-distance journeys or if you want to rock up to the school drop off in an armored-tank-looking vehicle. One of the most popular SUVs bought in America, you’ll have definitely seen more than your fair share of Yukons on the highways. The abundance of GMC’s SUV is owing to the fact that they have a presence on the road and are a pretty smooth ride with great suspension.
Imagine picking up the kids with this eh? Fierce. While they can ask for as much as $75,000, you can pick up a good second hand (say a 2010-2013 model) for around $15,000. If you’re any good at haggling, you could certainly get it down a little lower – doesn’t hurt asking right?
We get it, it's a little bit of gas guzzler. But on the upside, with the power of depreciation, these massive machines have come down a heck of a lot – to just $20,000! Sure, the fuel cost to run these babies would be up there but…to be honest, just for the novelty of owning a Hummer, we’d take a gamble and go for it.
They are one of the boldest cars on the road. The Hummer was in fact, discontinued almost 10 years ago! But the day after, the brand was sold to an anonymous buyer. Some trivia for you. Anywho, this guzzling SUV (tank more like) will definitely attract a lot of attention.
The Mercedes brand is known for German quality and is practically synonymous with luxury and technology. The company’s flagship SUV vehicles, the GLA and GLC, left something to be desired, so Mercedes did the best alphabetical trick and went ahead with the GLB model too. The boxy styled vehicle looks like an SUV, but in reality, it’s a compact crossover. The 2020 GLB has 221 horsepower and goes from zero to sixty in slightly under seven seconds. It has the spacy interiors that you’d expect from a Mercedes and boasts three rows of seats and the usual high-tech features associated with the luxury German brand.
The GLB is a great mix of the GLA and the GLC and is definitely well-suited to off-road driving due to its protective underbody. For a baseline price of $40,000, you can enjoy this crossover and feel like you’re rich at the same time. So far the 2020 GLB definitely looks promising, as Mercedes finally provides a family-friendly car that is truly affordable while maintaining the company's high standards.
Land Rover Defender
One of Land Rover's most iconic models is the beloved Defender. After more than two decades of hiatus for the Defender model, Land Rover decided to receive the model with an upgraded 2020 version that has all the bells and whistles to match. It has a boxy shape that makes it feel like an Army SUV, a rugged protective build and some insane off-road abilities. Basically, this is the ideal car for adventure enthusiasts who like the kind of car that can take you just about anywhere.
The Defender comes in two sizes, a two-door 90 and a four-door 110. You can also choose between a 300 horsepower 2.0-liter engine and a 400 horsepower 3.0-liter hybrid engine. Inside the car, you’ll find temperature monitors in the dampers for vehicle protection as-well-as many updates that are considered the tip of the spear when it comes to off-road tech. Critics claim that the Land Rover Defender is arguably the best off-road vehicle ever made by the popular company.