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Trucks for a trip off the beaten path
Although camping means different things to different people, Bankrate assembled a list of great trucks for those adventurers wanting to stay overnight off the beaten path.
After considering 30 sport utility vehicles, crossovers, station wagons, pickups and minivans, Bankrate narrowed its picks to seven. To qualify, a vehicle had to carry at least four people and their gear off pavement. How much gear is determined by the type and duration of the camping. So, the picks range in size from a full-size pickup to a small crossover.
Every pick is priced with all-wheel drive, which affects fuel economy and the total purchase cost. Bankrate looked only at vehicles costing less than $46,000. Most of its picks cost much less. Every pick has highway fuel economy of at least 20 mpg.
Each pick has a rearview camera to help with maneuvering in the wilderness. Other shared standard equipment includes power windows, power door locks, power outboard mirrors, at least six air bags, air conditioning and Bluetooth connectivity.
When camping means more than sleeping bags and marshmallows, you'll need one of these trucks to get you there.
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