Top SUVs for the Apocalypse

With austere conditions and rationing occurring in much of the developed world due to the current international emergency, having a vehicle that can help you get away from it all could be of benefit. And if you want to get away, that likely means going off-road to a more remote location.

Whether you’re going camping, hunting, fishing, or living off the grid, you need an SUV that will meet your needs on and off the pavement and get you where you want to go. Read on as we take a look at models that will help you find the perfect balance between on- and off-road driving.

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Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is a relatively lower cost model on this list. With a starting price of about $30,000, it boasts gas mileage of 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway and seating for five. With great features available at each trim level, the Wrangler Unlimited comes in a variety of trim lines including the Sahara and Rubicon.

Like all classic Jeeps, the Wrangler Unlimited is known for its off-road capabilities. This model has higher noise levels at highway speeds, but its rugged design and useful features make it a great option for those who want to spend time in nature. The Wrangler Unlimited also has excellent resale value should your vehicle needs change.

2013 Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota Land Cruiser

The 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser hasn’t changed a whole lot since its current generation was introduced for the 2008 model year. Offering third-row seating (seating for eight), this luxury vehicle has good off-road capabilities and 13/17 gas mileage. The third-row seating is small, especially compared to other large SUVs.


The Land Cruiser, with a starting price of $85,000, has been on the marketing in varying forms for 70 years and has legendary off-road capability. It also gives a very comfortable ride with a fantastic view of the road for the driver. Toyota’s have a history of good reliability and solid resale values.

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Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon

The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon combines a rugged exterior with a luxurious interior along with its prodigious off-road capabilities. It offers 13/17 gas mileage and seating for five, with plenty of room for everyone.

The 2020 G-Wagon has a prodigious price to match starting at $130,000. However, the boxy design means higher road noise and corners may not be as smooth as desired.

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Land Rover Range Rover

The Land Rover Range Rover offers an excellent balance between luxury and off-road capabilities and lots of customization options to make the vehicle exactly what you want. The Range Rover has 16/21 gas mileage and seating for five.

The 2020 Range Rover, with a starting price of $70,000, doesn’t lead the pack in terms of a comfortable ride. However, its options and customization help you get the luxurious experience you want while keeping top-notch off-road capabilities.

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This picture is a 3D render of a camo armored military SUV, similar in appearance to the Knight XV

Knight XV Armored SUV

The Knight XV is the king of survival vehicles with a price to match. The XV is a massive, ultra-luxurious, armored SUV produced by Conquest Vehicles. Inspired by military vehicle designs, it been on the market since 2008 and each model is hand-built.

The XV, which has a starting price of $800,000, is armored using ballistic steel with ballistic fiberglass used on the bumpers and fenders. Its armored glass also meets ballistic levels. The standard seating configuration is six seats with two front seats and four seats in the rear with two facing forward and two facing backward.

The XV has a powerful 6.8-liter V10- engine, which is sourced from Ford. Despite its exterior ruggedness and heft, the model has a number of interior creature comforts including leather, flat-screen televisions, Bluetooth, overhead tandem sunroof, and a rear op camera system with an Xbox or PlayStation personal digital entertainment system.

It also has a number of additional and optional features including satellite system, night vision, built-in oxygen survival kit, multiple armor levels, under-vehicle magnetic attachment detection system, and a black box system. You can learn more about the vehicle and its features here. And you can learn more about armored SUVs and off-road SUVs on our website.

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Tesla Model Y

The Model Y is a compact, all-electric crossover that can be even be charged by solar panels, allowing you to survive off-grid without having to go into town for fuel. With its advanced, efficient battery, the Model Y also allows you to remain or sleep in the vehicle while keeping the heat or AC on in the vehicle with low power use.

With its temperature-controlled dog-mode, the Y is perfect for your furry friends. However, one drawback could be this is a very modern, tech-heavy car that operates on software. Thus, if the vehicle requires a software update, you may encounter difficulties being off-grid.

The Y’s starting price with all-wheel drive is $53,000. While the Model Y’s low center of gravity allows for easy ingress and egress, it limits its off-road capability.

SUVs That Help You Thrive

Your vehicle is about more than getting you from one place to another, it may even help you survive. When you need off-road capabilities, you need a vehicle that offers a comfortable ride and can still handle navigating off-road terrain.

The capabilities of these formidable SUVs will help you find the perfect balance between on- and off-road driving that will help you keep up with changing, challenging environments.

These vehicles are not only among the best off-road SUVs, but they also prepare you for a worst-case scenario – the apocalypse.

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