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6 brutal SUVs whose owners won’t exchange them for anything

Today, this day off-road SUV with fire can not be found. They are increasingly replaced by the so-called crossovers – elevated passenger cars of high cross. This development is quite natural, because the modern city man does not need a frame, a huge clearance, long suspension moves and other attributes of rogues. Nevertheless, some manufacturers, despite the fashion, stubbornly continue to make these “rogues”, and a certain cast of customers also stubbornly chooses them, and not fashionable crossovers. About the best SUVs on the market – further in the review.

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
The history of the Toyota Land Cruiser began back in 1954, when the technical director of the company, Henji Umehara, came up with a sonorous name for the Toyota BJ model – the Land Cruiser (Land Cruiser). For all the time of production, Toyota Land Cruiser has established itself as a machine that can drive in the most difficult conditions. In the late 80s there was a need for a car that is able to combine the throughput and reliability of the classic Toyota Land Cruiser with the convenience and comfort of a car. So the first generation Toyota Land Cruiser Prado was born. And even today, the Land Cruiser Prado remains the same harsh SUV as it was at the beginning of its production.

Mercedes G-class
Legendary Gelendvagen. The machine, which with almost unchanged appearance is produced since 1979. The car, which was developed for military purposes, and which today is used for the most part, as a toy for the rich. Nevertheless, the Mercedes G-class is just a great SUV. Short overhangs, high ground clearance, an excellent all-wheel drive system and powerful engines make it simply inimitable in places where there are no roads.

UAZ Patriot
In the selection of the best SUVs in the domestic market it is simply impossible not to mention the UAZ Patriot. The machine was created by Ulyanovsk engineers who gave us the legendary “Loaf” and the no less legendary UAZ 469. Cars capable of driving everywhere and always and being repaired with the help of a hammer. Not far behind them, and the Patriot, who with a more modern appearance can also go anywhere. This helps him excellent geometry, rigidly connected front-wheel drive and a powerful frame. With such a power supply it seems: “What can stop him?”. Nevertheless it can, and, if not strange – it is his own engine, which sometimes just lacks a heavy car on the roads. Yet the Patriot remains an excellent machine for conquering the paths and directions.

Volkswagen Amarok
Despite the fact that Amarok is the first full-fledged pick-up of the German brand, it is definitely one of the best in the class. Amarok stands out from the competitors with a good, as for a pickup, a command on the asphalt, a completely passenger compartment – the steering wheel, for example, is installed from the small Polo hatchback – with a pleasant, non-utilitarian appearance. What is the “German” is similar to competitors because it is in the cross. Practically do not get to him in this discipline. A good all-wheel drive system, powerful engines, the presence of blocking the rear axle. The only thing that upsets is the long rear overhang. However, the usual problem for a pickup.

Lada 4×4
It is still being produced. The legendary “Niva” on the conveyor for 41 years. This is it like Gelendvagen. And the fact that both cars have excellent permeability. “Niva” at one time became a kind of prototype of modern crossovers. It abandoned the frame in favor of the bearing body. However, this decision did not affect the patency. Lightweight body, short overhangs, permanent four-wheel drive, locking rear differential. Become a real conqueror of off-road “Niva” prevents only a weak engine.

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