Summer is just around the corner and that means it's nearly time for some outdoorsy, off-roading fun! Whether it's beach camping, bush bashing or mud racing, you're going to need a Four Wheel Drive (4x4 or 4WD) NOT to be mistaken with an All Wheel Drive (AWD).
We've complied a list of the top 5 best 4x4 wagons under $50,000.
1. Suzuki Jimny
The Suzuki Jimny is one of the most uniquely designed 4x4 wagons out there in the market today. It's cool style mixed with its affordability and fun performance off-road are what make it such a popular vehicle of choice when it comes to buying a 4WD. The new 2019 model sticks to it's lovable simplicity but adds a pinch of modern flavor with features such as Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, in built satellite navigation, a 7.0 inch touchscreen, a reversing camera and bluetooth connectivity. Along with its rugged looks, the new Jimny is available in a variety of exciting colours such as jungle green, medium grey, and two tone options: kinetic yellow, brisk blue and chevron ivory, all with black roofs.
2. Holden Trailblaer
The Holden Trailblazer is an ideal option for those who only travel off road a hand full of times a year as its on road performance is very impressive and it offers fantastic comfort for all seven passengers. The interior space is generous and the third row seats fold flat when not in use. Standard features include 17 inch alloys, 7.0 inch colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, a reversing camera, side steps and cruise control.
3. Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is the definition for 'bang for your buck'! This seven seater diesel off-roader is the wagon styled Triton packed with an incredible line up of standard features in its base model. Apple CarPlay, a reversing camera, keyless entry, push button start, DAB + audio, center differential lock, numerous ports and outlets for charging and 18" alloys are among the list of the many standard features you can expect in the base GLX model.
4. Jeep Wrangler Sport
The Jeep Wrangler Sport is yet another one of the few 4x4 wagons with a very distinct and unique style. It is also arguably one of the top performing off-road vehicles straight out of the box, with no modifications what so ever. However, should you choose to modify your Wrangler, like many 4x4 owners do, it is almost certain that it will not ruin the look and charm of the vehicle which can't be said for many other 4WD's.
5. Isuzu MU-X
The Isuzu MU-X is certainly one of the most popular 4x4 wagons in Australia in the last 18 months. In 2018 the MU-X outsold the Holden Trailblazer by more than 3-1 and came close to double the sales of the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Everest. Last year, for every two Mitsubishi Pajero Sports sold, Isuzu sold three MU-Xs. This is a comfortable 4x4 that is specifically suited for towing and off-roading.
Ultimately your choice will come down to personal preference of design, budget and your specific needs. All five of these 4x4's are great off-roaders for their price and will get your foot in the door for the exciting job of having some off-road fun this summer.
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