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- n. A vehicle that is designed to drive off the road.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a bicycle with a sturdy frame and fat tires; originally designed for riding in mountainous country; amountain bike.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a bicycle with a sturdy frame and fat tires; originally designed for riding in mountainous country
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I don't know if we'll be saying the same thing in 30 years about the Outlander, but in a world of too-alike and too-boring crossovers, with overwrought interiors all trying to out-velour each other, Outlander is a fun, good-looking, safe and capable off-roader with the kind of true four-wheel drive system which almost no one offers anymore.
This feature, while it makes so much sense on paper and seems like it should be almost a given for any off-roader, is rarely found these days because of its cost and complexity and weight (three things car-makers try to avoid at all costs ... to save costs).
All the vehicles carry the "i" prefix, except the off-roader which is called the Santa Fe – clearly the black sheep of the family.
Tick the right options and you can get a strong towing machine or a highly competent off-roader.
Dan Neil tries the Jeep Xplore Wrangler, an off-roader with a tent penthouse.
From a law-enforcement point of view, national uniformity is essential because of the vast amount of federal land that off-roader motorists enjoy and increasingly damage.
It was a capable off-roader, but fuel economy was poor at just 15 mpg.
Montero was one tough off-roader, as capable, some said in the day, as a Jeep, but with more dependability.
Charles Spencer King, 85, a British engineer who was considered the mastermind behind the Range Rover, a hardy yet comfortable off-roader originally conceived as country estate carryall that has since become the swank sport-utility vehicle of choice for royalty, rappers and millionaires, died June 26 of injuries suffered in an accident.
Beyond all the Wild West posturing the Wrangler is an off-roader with real pedigree.
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