Whether you’ve got your sights set on San Antonio’s Mud Creek Park or you want to go about 20 miles outside the city to the Cline Ranch Off-Road Park, which offers over 400 acres of trails to explore, you’ll need a capable vehicle before going on an off-roading adventure. Keep reading to learn about a few of the trucks that’ll help you have fun.
Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
This tough truck is part of a special series of Toyota trucks designed for off-road driving. It features an aluminum skid plate underneath the front part of the vehicle to protect essential mechanics as you power through rugged terrain. It’s also equipped with 31.5-inch Nitto Terra Grappler all-terrain tires, so whether you’re driving on a designated off-road trail or just headed down the freeway en route to one, this truck provides reliable traction to help you feel confident.
There’s a 4.0 liter, 270-horsepower V6 engine under the hood, and you can use the truck’s drive selector feature to choose a performance setting that lets you tackle demanding conditions with even greater ease. It has five seats, along with a 23-gallon fuel tank. That means there’s plenty of room for you and your friends, and you won’t have to interrupt trips too often to stop for gas.
Ram Power Wagon
When sitting in this commanding truck, you’ll surely feel there are practically no roads that are off limits. This ride has an electronically detachable sway bar along with 33-inch Goodyear off-road tires. Bilstein shocks ensure you and your passengers enjoy the smoothest travels possible despite uneven terrain, while a hill-descent control feature helps the vehicle remain at a constant speed as you go down steep hills. The 6.4 liter HEMI V8 boasts 410 horsepower and 429 pound-foot of torque. No matter where life takes you, rest assured this truck is your dependable companion.
Ford F-150 Raptor
This truck made a name for itself on the desert racing circuit. So, as you might expect, it has numerous features, including a drive selector feature with a setting for sandy surfaces, that help it conquer dry land in dominating ways. You can even get your Ford F-150 with available beadlock-capable tires. Designed exclusively for this vehicle, these 17-inch, all-terrain tires deflate for better off-road performance, and they’ll still hold tight to the rims until you get back on the interstate.
The Raptor gets an estimated 18 mpg during highway drives. Notably, the 2017 version is about 500 pounds lighter than the previous year’s offering, but certainly no less prepared for challenging excursions whether in San Antonio or another part of the country. It features a high-strength steel frame and military-grade aluminum alloy body.
You’ll feel the truck roar to life when you step on the accelerator, thanks to a 3.5 liter, high-output EcoBoost engine. There’s also a 10-speed transmission, so you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to figuring out which gear is best for whatever you’re facing.
This is just a sampling of some of the best off-road trucks on the market that are ready to tackle San Antonio and beyond.