If you’re looking for an off-roader SUV, you’re probably searching for the normal stuff: Jeep, Toyota, maybe a Land Rover. You might even go wild and look for a pickup, or a Suzuki Sidekick, or something of the sort. Well, these vehicles go well beyond that. Here are five of the most interesting off-roader SUVs currently listed for sale on Autotrader, all of which would raise everyone’s eyebrows if you got out on the trails.
This isn’t your usual Dodge Ramcharger. Dodge’s full-size SUV was already big and brawny, but this one has been enhanced considerably thanks to a Chrysler 408 stroker crate motor under the hood — a powertrain which will dramatically increase the Ramcharger’s performance capabilities. There’s also a massive off-road steel bumper, LED trail lights, a winch and other items that transform this Ramcharger into the ultimate fast and unusual off-roader. It’s offered by Garage Kept Motors in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for $26,900.
An early 1980s Jeep Scrambler is already a special car, but this one is even more exciting than the norm. That’s because this 1983 Jeep Scrambler has been converted into a hunting rig, with a giant hunting stand mounted on the back and a ladder you can use to climb into it. It’s also completely rhino-lined to avoid shiny reflections, and it’s currently offered by Gulf Coast Exotic Auto in Biloxi, Mississippi, for $18,900.
The North American-specification Land Rover Defender is one of the rarest SUVs of the last 30 years — and the "NAS 110," the 4-door, long-wheelbase model, is especially rare, as Land Rover sent just 535 examples to North America. This is one of the 535, and it’s traveled just 45,000 miles from new — an impressive rarity for one of these. It’s currently offered by Formula One Imports in Charlotte for $139,995.
The Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4 Squared is already a special and unusual off-roader, with a massive suspension lift and portal axles for better ground clearance. This one is even more unique than usual, thanks to bright coloring, larger wheels and tires than normal, and a snorkel — a tool for real off-roaders that’s designed to allow high-depth water fording. This 4×4 Squared is offered by Eurocar in Orange County, California, for $254,888.
Although this vehicle is listed as a 2016 Ford F-450 Super Duty, that’s only because the Super Duty chassis serves as the basis for what this vehicle actually is: the Rhino. This is an excessively insane SUV that’s sure to turn heads basically everywhere, while simultaneously standing out from every crowd in existence. It’s made by a company called USSV, and there aren’t many of these around — and that’s why this one is listed for $249,900. It’s offered by Excell Auto in South Florida, and it’s traveled just 1,500 miles from new.