If you love going off the beaten track, a 4WD SUV is just the car you need. Designed to deliver a unique blend of performance and comfort, many four-wheel drive SUVs rise to the task when it comes to off-road travel and adventure. This is because four-wheel drive systems have high and low ranges to deliver maximum traction. When engaged, they deliver an equal amount of torque to both axles. Having said that, buying one brand new will likely set you back a significant amount. That’s where we can help. Salvagebid’s online salvage cars auctions in Virginia and other locations give you easy access to an array of salvage and clean title 4WD SUVs going for unbelievably low prices. To help you take your pick, here is a list of the top four 4WD SUVs you can find at our online auto auctions.
1. Jeep Wrangler
The Jeep Wrangler is a series of compact and mid-size 4WD SUVs that first hit the road in 1986. It is an indirect successor to the World War II Jeep and features rigid live front and rear axles, fold-flat windshield, tapering nose design, and can hit the road without doors. Most models have part-time four-wheel drive systems. The series is currently in its fourth generation with the latest being unveiled in 2017 for the 2018 model year. The fourth generation Jeep Wrangler JL has powertrains that include a 2.0-Liter Turbo I4 that delivers 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque as well as 3.6-Liter Pentstar V6 that churns out 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. You can also go for a 2.2-Liter I4 Turbo Diesel or a plugin hybrid, the Wrangler 4xe.
2. Toyota 4Runner
The Toyota 4Runner is a compact, later mid-size sport utility vehicle that has been ranked as one of the top longest-lasting vehicles. It is built for capability on rugged terrain, with its body-on-frame chassis, available locking differentials, and 4WD. The SUV is currently in its fifth generation which kicked off in 2009 and the sixth generation is expected to hit the market in 2023. The 2021 model’s powertrain is a 4.0-Liter V6 engine mated with a 5-speed automatic transmission to deliver 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. Previous generations feature engines that include a 2.4-liter engine and as high as a 4.7-liter V8.
3. Land Rover Defender
The Land Rover Defender, originally called the Land Rover Ninety, is a British four-wheel drive off-road vehicle that first hit the market in the 80s. It was developed from the Land Rover series which dates back to 1948. It is known for its unmatched versatility and ruggedness owing to design features such as a steel ladder chassis, aluminum alloy bodywork, and locking differentials. Recent models, including the 2021 Land Rover Defender, bring luxury, undeniable capability, and desirability to the table. It is powered by a Turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated with a eight-speed automatic transmission, which comes standard or a turbo inline-six-cylinder with a hybrid assist feature. The vehicle is loaded with off-road technologies and you can choose from base, S, X, First Edition, and the new X-Dynamic trims.
4. Lexus GX
The Lexus GX is a full-size luxury SUV built on the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado platform. It first went on the market in 2002 with the GX 470 and is now in its second generation. The Lexus GX draws a lot from the 4Runner and Prado and the 2021 model promises legit off-road capability, a quiet interior, and standard driver assistance technology. A new Premium Plus trim is also added to the lineup and all are powered by a 4.6-Liter V8 that is mated with a six-speed automatic transmission to deliver 301 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque. Standard features include the Lexus Kinetic Dynamic Suspension system which significantly boosts traction when conquering off-road terrain.
In addition to the aforementioned, other options to consider include the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Land Rover Range Rover, Toyota Land Cruiser, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Toyota Sequoia. Register for a free upgradable account to start participating in our online salvage cars auctions. If you have any questions, or would like to know more about our salvage title cars for sale by auction, simply call +1 (360) 347-1300, Monday through Friday, 6 am to 3 pm (Pacific Standard Time), or email [email protected].