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Top 7 Vehicles for Fall Camping & Hunting

2014 Nissan Xterra2014 Nissan Xterra - Great for off-road camping trips

Fall is one of the best times to go camping before the weather gets really cold. Whether your idea of camping is staying at a hotel near a National Park or carrying all of your gear on your back you will need a vehicle to get you there. And since fall is also a great time to pick up a new car, truck, or SUV, we’ve put together a list of the top 7 vehicles for a fall camping or hunting trip.

Range Rover – With a 5.0L V8 that puts out 375hp the Range Rover is not only luxurious, it can also perform. Terrain Response 2 Auto, Land Rover's next-generation system of off-road control provides enhanced capability across every terrain and automatically adapts to driving conditions and road surfaces. Optional massaging front seats, front console coolers, surround cameras, and full-size panoramic roofs all make the trip even better.

Chevrolet Suburban – When you’re heading out to the desert or the lake and you have a lot of “toys” to bring along as well as passengers, a big SUV with a lot of towing capacity is the best way to get everything there. The Suburban can tow up to 8,100 pounds and seat up to nine, with plenty of extra space for cargo. The heavy duty version kicks that up to 9,600 pounds for those times you need a “bigger boat”.

Ford Expedition – The Expedition was built for towing. Ford's exclusive AdvanceTrac with RSC is combined with standard Trailer Sway Control and the two systems work together to detect trailer sway and apply precise braking or reduce engine torque as needed. With 9,200 pounds of towing capacity and seating for nine this will get you, your family, and your trailer to the campsite.

Jeep Grand Cherokee – Campers who want to take their main vehicle a bit deeper into the wilderness will enjoy the off-roading options available on the Grand Cherokee including skid plates, hill descent control and a high-performance Quadra-Drive II 4-wheel drive system, all included in the Trailhawk edition and optional on other models. You can still tow of course, and comfortably seat five.

Subaru Outback – All-wheel drive and adaptive cruise control are just some of the features that make this a great choice for getting out of town. 21/28 city/highway mpg is another reason to like the Outback. A 65/35-split flat-folding rear seatback that also reclines offers plenty of cargo space and utility.

Toyota FJ – The FJ has 9.6 inches of ground clearance and can plow through up to 28 inches of water. It also has water resistant seats and a rubberized floor. This SUV was designed for off-roading. The 60/40 split rear seatback folds flat and there are plenty of tie-down points for securing cargo.

Nissan Xterra – Like the Grand Cherokee the Xterra can tow up to 5000 pounds but what really set’s it apart is the cargo options. The roof rack is standard and there is an available adjustable channel system in the cargo floor for securing bike racks or specialized gear. There's also space to secure and carry jugs of up to a gallon. Ten cargo utility hooks keep everything secure when you hit the trails. The Xterra’s off-road ability is highly praised.

For longer trips or if your camping trips include a huge tent, beds, grills, chairs, and all of the comforts of home, any full-size pickup truck makes a great choice for both towing power and storage in the bed.  And of course, any vehicle can be customized to make it even better for your favorite activities. Whatever vehicle you are looking for this fall, AutoBuying101.com can help you find it.