If you are searching for adventures outdoors, then your car can be your best friend. No matter what type of adventure you are looking for, you are going to need a car that can comfortably get you and any equipment there and back again.

Not just any car will do, however. You need a car that can handle all weathers and terrains, and has plenty of space inside for you and your fellow adventurers and all the supplies you need. Here is our quick guide to five of the best cars for outdoor adventures. They have everything you need and more to get out there and explore the great outdoors. 

The Subaru Outback

One of the most popular cars on the roads today, the Subaru Outback offers a great balance between city driving comfort, and off-road power and precision. Subaru’s All-Wheel-Drive system gives the driver great control and performance all year around, whether on or off road, and it has plenty of space inside to fit all your equipment as well as friends and family.

The Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass has plenty of space and style, without being aggressively designed for off-roading. This makes it a great choice for both the daily commute, and getting off the beaten track at the weekend.

As a crossover SUV, it has plenty of interior space, but still blends in well with highway and town traffic if you don’t want to drive anything too conspicuous on your trip to work or when you take the kids to school, without compromising on off-road capabilities.

The Toyota Tacoma

This is a vehicle that lets people know you take outdooring seriously. It is based on a truck chassis, and consequently has more of a pick-up truck look than an SUV or crossover

This vehicle has plenty of space and power and can help you navigate everything from a steep mountainside to craggy valley, from slippery snow-covered slopes to the dusty sand dunes of a beach. 

The Nissan Xtrerra

Nissan have put plenty of thought and clever thinking into this SUV, adding lots of storage for the committed off-roader and lots of features as standard that other manufacturers only offer as an added extra or from a third party.

One thing to bear in mind is the fuel consumption of a vehicle of this size. All the power and capability will cost you at the gas station. You won’t get many miles to the gallon with a vehicle like this.

The Volvo V90 Cross Country

This car is based on a station wagon chassis, but offers the capability and space of an SUV. Volvo have long had a strong reputation for offering luxury as well as value, and you will find that this car has a class leading interior.

Its station wagon size also means it is kinder to your bank balance when you fill it up. This car can still get you where you need to go without guzzling the gas, offering miles to the gallon similar to a standard vehicle.

Outdoor adventures can be a lot of fun, and a great way to make lasting memories with friends and family. Do yourself a favor and get the right vehicle for the job to make life easier. One of these cars on our list may well be your perfect traveling companion.