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  • n. Usually used to describe a vehicle such as an SUV or wagon that is not quite as capable as a full blown off-roader but a step above 'regular' cars (on-roaders), because of increased ground clearance with tyre, wheel, and suspension adjustments and skid plates.

Etymologies

Blend of soft and off-roader (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This supposedly weak little softroader stole the SUV sales crown from atop the Ford Explorer's head where it had sat untouched for 15 years from 1991 through 2006.

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  • Around town, our grown-up softroader felt like a fortress on wheels.

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  • Of course, when the Sportage initially arrived, the diminutive softroader packed a puny,

    Autoblog

  • Will the softroader update (shown here in European spec) tame the angry beast that is Toyota's dealer network?

    The Truth About Cars

  • Other products which are currently offered by the company include the Nissan Teana sedan and the X-Trail softroader. nissan 370z

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  • The new Nissan Qazana concept is perceived to be a sportscar / offroader, but it instead resembles a softroader, a giant puffball rover.

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  • And the softroader is designed specifically to cater for dog owners.

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  • That is what Adam Ecker and Laurie Heller Ford surprises with low-volume Focus X softroader at Holland's AutoRAI Google restores tethering apps to Android Market, just not in the US Reactable multitouch table / musical instrument goes into production

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  • Ford surprises with low-volume Focus X softroader at Holland's AutoRAI Google restores tethering apps to Android Market, just not in the US Reactable multitouch table / musical instrument goes into production

    DV Guru

  • The compact crossover appears to be the latest take on the emerging sportscar softroader aesthetic populated by genre-benders like the Infiniti FX, and to a lesser extent, lower-to-the-ground mainstream offerings like the

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