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Toyota finally made the RAV4 a hybrid—with 4WD
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
Who needs a DeLorean when you can have this truck?
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…
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 plushest home on four wheels
We hope this happens.
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.
Who says you have to rough it?
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.