Best Off-Road Ready SUVs From Chevrolet, Buick and GMC

2023 Chevrolet Tahoe
Are you an outdoor enthusiast planning an off-roading adventure but are confused about which SUV best suits your needs? If yes, then here at Budds’ Chevrolet Buick GMC, the experienced automobile professionals and technicians have come up with a list of top SUVs, embracing top-notch design, proven engine capabilities and a long list of state-of-the-art technologies to ensure an immersive and powerful driving experience. This off-road-ready SUV lineup has versatile, rugged vehicles — designed for use and abuse in even the harshest terrains. With high ground clearance, multiple wheel designs and 4×4 powertrain and suspension systems, these future-forward SUVs make cruising around challenging road surfaces easier and more convenient. Follow along to take a look at the best off-road SUVs from Chevrolet, Buick and GMC. 

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2023 Chevrolet Tahoe 

With three engine options, the 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe makes its way as one of the most performance-centric vehicles in its class. Standard on the 2023 Tahoe High Country and available on RST, Z71 and Premier, the 6.2-litre V8 engine with ten-speed automatic transmission produces 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque to ensure a dynamic on-and off-road performance. 

Specifications 5.3L V8 engine 6.2L V8 engine 3.0L Duramax turbo diesel engine
Horsepower 355 420 277
Torque (lb-ft) 383 460 460
Transmission 10-speed automatic 10-speed automatic 10-speed automatic
Fuel Efficiency – L/100 km (city/hwy) 15.8 / 11.8 11.0 / 8.5 16.6 / 13.1

Speaking of the design of the all-new 2023 Tahoe, it features multiple wheel options — ranging from 17 to 22-inch along with acoustic laminated glass, LED headlights, daytime running lights and taillamps, and wheel locks. You can also opt for the available off-road capability package, featuring magnetic ride control, an electronic limited-slip differential (eLSD) and air ride adaptive suspension for a smooth off-road performance. 

2023 GMC Yukon

The all-new 2023 GMC Yukon is a family-friendly SUV, embracing exceptional engine capabilities and rugged exterior design. It features a two-speed autotrac transfer case that immediately adapts to the changing driving conditions and road surfaces and also switches into and out of the all-wheel drive. With the 2023 GMC Yukon, you also get some of the best off-road features like:

  • Hill Descent Control 
  • Traction Select System 
  • Active Response 4WD System 
  • Hill Start Assist 
  • Magnetic Ride Control 

2023 Buick Encore GX

With two advanced engine options, the 2023 Buick Encore GX ensures a thrilling and rewarding drive experience. It has an intelligent all-wheel drive powertrain option that maximizes traction and stability over slippery road conditions. It also helps improve acceleration on dry roads. The new 2023 Encore GX also features a StabiliTrak system that automatically intervenes when you slide off the road or lose traction on icy, uneven or wet roads. 

2023 GMC Terrain 

The all-new 2023 GMC terrain is the perfect compact off-road SUV, featuring exclusively designed tires, Traction Select System and front skid plates for maximum stability on challenging road surfaces. It comes with a hill descent control that uses antilock braking to provide a smooth and controlled descent on steep declines. 

2023 Chevrolet Traverse 

Available in six trim levels, the all-new 2023 Chevy Traverse comes with a driver mode selector that allows you to adjust the vehicle’s performance depending on the road and driving conditions. You can turn the dial to switch between the different drive modes — AWD, FWD, Off-Road and Tow/Haul. The standard 3.6-litre V6 engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission produces 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque to deliver exceptional on-and off-road performance. 

Stay tuned with Budds’ Chevrolet Buick GMC to learn more, not just about the best off-road SUVs but cars and pickup trucks as well. For more details, visit our website or showroom at 410 South Service Rd West, Oakville, ON.