The 20 Most Popular Off-Road Vehicles

The Jeep Wrangler is the top choice for off-road vehicles.
The Jeep Wrangler is the top choice for off-road vehicles. Courtesy Jeep

It may come as no surprise for anyone that's used to cleaning mud out of their radiator, but in a survey of America's off-road clubs and drivers, the Jeep Wrangler is by far the vehicle of choice for leaving pavement behind. The survey, conducted by car and truck accessory company Part Catalog, asked what people drove and where they drove them. In addition to crowning the Wrangler king, Part Catalog also named the Southern Missouri Off Road Ranch the top trails in America, followed by the Superlift ORV Park in Arkansas, and Utah's Moab ATV Trails.

The Jeep Wrangler was the most popular choice by a wide margin, with roughly a third of the votes. "The Jeep Wrangler is the benchmark for off-roading," says Clint Henderson, marketing manager at Part Catalog. "It's almost weird to own a Wrangler and not go off-roading with it." A couple surprises on the list were the fast growth in recent years of Polaris vehicles and lack of trucks, says Henderson. "We expected to see more FJ Cruiser', like last year's results, as well as more trucks in general."

Top 20 Most Popular Off-Road Vehicles
1. Jeep Wrangler
2. Polaris RZR
3. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
4. Jeep Cherokee
5. Jeep YJ
6. Jeep Grand Cherokee
7. Jeep CJ-7
8. Polaris Sportsman
9. Polaris Ranger
10. Toyota Land Cruiser
11. FJ Cruiser
12. Honda Rancher
13. Toyota 4Runner
14. Ford Bronco
15. Arctic Cat
16. Can Am Commander
17. Can Am Maverick
18. Can Am Outlander
19. Jeep CJ-5
20. Yamaha Grizzly