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Published April 29, 2015

Top 10 off-road vehicles for Denver drivers

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Here at EchoPark Automotive, we've found that there's simply no better place than the Denver area if you're seeking endless adventure or a lover of the outdoors. We've also found that there's no limit to the number of off-road trails that you can find throughout the Rocky Mountains region.

Of course, you'll need a car, truck or SUV that's prepared to handle mud, snow and even rock to truly enjoy all that the Denver area has in store for drivers. Coincidentally, we proudly offer a wide range of pre-owned vehicles that are equipped to take on the most challenging terrain presented by the Denver area.

Now, continue reading below as we examine the "Top 10 Off-Road Vehicles You Can Buy Right Now" from the automotive experts at Popular Mechanics.

Take a look:

1. Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

Although the base Toyota 4Runner is a capable off-road vehicle, the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro can hang with the best of them. When it comes to dominant off-road performance, drivers must consider the TRD Pro edition. The TRD Pro is fully equipped for adventure with its high-performance shocks, locking rear differential as well as standard downhill assist control.

2. Nissan Xterra Pro-4X

Available in the Frontier, Titan and Xterra, the Pro-4X package features an impressive list of components like a heavy-duty steel front suspension and stabilizer bar. As a result, the Xterra Pro-4X is fit to take on the legendary Grand Mesa Trails!

3. Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota's second entrant on the list proves the Japanese automaker's commitment to world class off-road performance. In 60 years since its debut, the Land Cruiser has grown synonymous with off-road adventure.

With its premium, well-trimmed interior, there's no doubt that you'll drive in comfort and style regardless of road conditions!

4. RAM 2500 Power Wagon

The RAM 2500 Power Wagon is among the most capable pickup trucks on the road. The Heavy Duty truck boasts legendary power for drivers that have immense towing or hauling needs. In fact, the Power Wagon offers an incredible 17,290 pounds of towing capacity.

The Power Wagon also employs a ground-breaking three-link front suspension that delivers exceptional performance on rugged terrain.

5. Chevrolet Colorado Z/71

The Motor Trend Truck of the Year is offered in a Z/71 model that's specifically designed to improve off-road capability.

This popular Chevrolet truck demonstrates superior capability on all surfaces due to its off-road suspension, automatic locking rear differential and hill descent control.

These elements combine to create a smooth, comfortable ride in all driving conditions. Chevrolet Colorado isn't a bad name for a truck, either!

6. Ford F-150 Raptor

Look no further than the Ford F-150 Raptor if you're seeking a four-wheeler that's designed to traverse river beds and desert conditions on trails such as Hardscrabble.

The Raptor makes great use of its 411-HP, V8 engine, 35-inch tires and Fox Racing Shocks to deliver high-spirited performance both on and off-road.

7. Land Rover Range Rover

Sure, the Range Rover is classified as a luxury SUV but it's no slouch when it comes to off-road performance.

Land Rover's signature model uses an electronic air suspension and Terrain Response system that delivers impressive performance as the SUV ascends to the peak of Lizard Head Pass.

8. Ford Super Duty

The Ford Super Duty is your best bet if you're in need of a four-wheeler that provides serious towing and hauling capability.

When properly equipped, this powerful Ford truck offers a class-leading 31,200 pounds of towing capacity.

9. Mercedes-Benz G500

You might not associate Mercedes-Benz with off-road performance but the G500 is certain to dispel that myth. Affectionately known as the "G-Wagon", the G500 has developed an unrivaled reputation among four-wheel drive enthusiasts.

10. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Of course, no off-road list would be complete without the legendary Jeep Wrangler! The Jeep Wrangler has always been a popular choice for off-road enthusiasts in the Denver region, and rightfully so. For more four-wheel, off-roading power, we recommend a Wrangler fitted with the Command Trac®4WD system. This advanced system splits torque 50 / 50 between the front and rear axles for optimal control, performance, and traction.

Did one of those off-road vehicles strike a chord with you? Perhaps you found a used truck that you'd like to pursue. If so, we invite you to browse our current inventory and visit one of our local Experience Centers to put a pre-owned vehicle to the test!

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