If you’re hoping to squeeze a camping trip (or two) in before the end of summer, but don’t think your current sedan or crossover is up for the adventure, why not consider upgrading your tent on wheels with a preowned SUV from Key West Ford? As the Lower Mainland’s premier dealership of used vehicles in all makes and models (not just Ford), you can peruse our lot of suitable options without the hassle of having to shop around.
Curious to know which marquees are recommended for living life outdoors? Here is a list compiled of the best cars for camping, as noted by the experts at Carfax:
Pontiac Aztek (2001 to 2005)
Highlights: a centre console that doubles as a cooler, an available camper package, 93.5 cubic feet of cargo, tow rating of 3,500 lbs.
Toyota FJ Cruiser (2006 to 2014)
Highlights: sturdy body-on-frame, 4x2 and 4x4 configurations, 9.6 inches of ground clearance, 4,700-lb tow rating.
Subaru Outback (2015)
Highlights: standard all-wheel drive, raised suspension for better ground clearance, 73.3 cubic feet of storage capacity, 2,700-lb tow rating.
Land Rover Range Rover (2015)
Highlights: fully independent air suspension, optional 510-horsepower 5.0-litre V8 engine, 32.1 cubic feet of haulage, towing capacity of 7,716 lbs.
Nissan Xterra (2000-2015)
Highlights: stout body-on-frame, serious off-roading chops, reinforced suspension system, dual-range transfer case in 4x4 models.
Jeep Grand Cherokee (2015)
Highlights: unibody construction, part-time or full-time four-wheel drive systems, 68.3 cubic feet storage capacity, 7,200-lb max towing capacity.
Highlights: seating for nine passengers, maximum storage capacity of 121 cubic feet, 8,000-lb towing capacity, choice of 4×2 and 4×4 models.
Do any of these recommendations pique your interest? If so, contact our preowned sales team at our dealership to compare pricing and specs, or to schedule your test drive today.