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4 Toyota Vehicles for Braving Rugged Terrain

By marian on January 8th, 2016



When it comes to manufacturing SUV’s, Toyota is one of the best. In fact, this car manufacturer is behind one of the best sports utility vehicle ever – the Toyota Fortuner available here in the Philippines. But did you know that aside from the Fortuner, this Japanese automaker also produced several other notable rides? It’s true! In fact, they created some that can be used for driving through rocky terrain.

The Philippines is a beautiful country, full of remarkable landscapes waiting to be discovered. And through the years, aside from SUV’s, Toyota has produced several vehicles that you can use to traverse these astonishing places. Here are some of the Toyota vehicles that proved itself tough against when terrains get rough:


Toyota FJ Cruiser

FJ Cruiser Concept.

During the 1960’s, Toyota produced one of the most memorable off-road vehicles of all time – the Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser. In an effort to revitalize this superior creation, Toyota created the FJ Cruiser. Like its original version, the FJ Cruiser is a fantastic choice for off-road driving.

This SUV is a fantastic treat for car enthusiasts, boasting a number of standard and optional off-road gears like roof-mounted driving lights as well as chunky tires. It’s good for 260 horsepower and 271 pounds-feet of torque. If you are planning to visit remote areas that you can only reach by driving through rough road, don’t hesitate to use the Toyota FJ Cruiser.


Toyota 4Runner


If you can’t get enough of the classic revitalized version of the Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser, you’ll love this Toyota SUV: the Toyota 4Runner. This car adopted some things from the FJ Cruiser. For one, it’s built with the same off-road ready architecture as the Cruiser. Depending on the model, this vehicle is available in V6 or V8 engine.

The Toyota 4Runner is not only one of the best SUV’s for off-road driving; it also has one of the best reliability ratings, boasting excellent comfort and space inside the vehicle. All in all, 4Runner is definitely a beast on the road!


Toyota Land Cruiser

land cruiser

At first look, you might think that Toyota Land Cruiser might be too pricey for you. But in truth, Toyota Land Cruiser offers a lot of features that makes it perfect for off-road driving. The Land Cruiser offers excellent ground clearance, a full-time four-wheel drive system, and a Multi-Terrain Select feature. This feature enables you to handle various ranges of different driving conditions.

What’s more, it has a crawl control system which allows you to creep onwards while trying to drive through complicated situations. In addition to all that, it has a feature that allows you use the brakes on the inside wheels during tight turns, to help you pivot this large vehicle. The Toyota Land Cruiser has a V8 engine that is good for 381 horsepower and 401 pounds-feet of torque.


Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

Tacoma TRD Off-Road

Toyota decided to take a mid-size truck and equip it with various apparatus required for off-road driving purposes. The result is Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road. The Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road is strong and reliable, making sure that it’s worth your money.

The TRD Off-Road offers features such as uprated suspension system, a locking rear differential, and 16-inch rims covered by fender flares. Plus, you get TRD Off-Road package including hill descent control and hill assist features once you purchase a Tacoma TRD Off-Road with automatic transmission.


Toyota offers a wide variety of cars. They don’t just make vehicles that you can drive through concrete cements; they manufacture cars that you can use to brave rugged terrain. So get yourself one of the 4 Toyota off-road vehicles above so you’re set for your next adventure!


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