16 Best 4x4 SUVs of 2018

2018 Land Rover Range Rover
1 of 20

Getting the Whole Family off the Beaten Path in Style

SUVs have come a long way in the past 20 years. Once simply truck-based vehicles with two or more rows, the modern SUV is fuel-efficient and easy to drive. But there’s a downside for SUV purists – most new SUVs have moved to car-based crossover platforms and lost their inherent ruggedness.

Thankfully, there is still a group of SUVs that provides truck-based designs and true 4x4 systems capable of going off the beaten path or getting out of the mud or snow. (If you’re unsure what the difference is between four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, click here.) These vehicles vary in terms of price, interior quality, and standard features, but they all offer standard or available four-wheel drive.

We’ve assembled a list of the best SUVs that have true four-wheel drive, and we’ve included the lowest price at which four-wheel drive is available on each model. We’ve also included their overall quality score from U.S. News & World Report. (Scores often change and are being constantly updated, so make sure to check our rankings for the most up-to-date scores.)

Click through the following pages to see the top-scoring vehicles with four-wheel drive in U.S. News rankings.

To get local pricing, enter your zip code: Cancel

Best Price Program

Interested in a New?

Use the U.S. News Best Price Program to find great deals and get upfront pricing on the.