The 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 brings off-road capability to a class dominated by soft-road wannabes, but its daily drivability suffers slightly for it.
There is a charm to the 2014 Toyota 4Runner's simplicity, but this truckish SUV sacrifices much of its daily driver refinement in the pursuit of occasional off-road excursions.
It may look and ride like a brute, but the 2013 Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn offers luxurious appointments and loads of good dashboard tech for the 21st-century cowboy.
The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4x4 retains the off-road chops that make this model legendary, but adds creature comforts that make it an adequate, though not particularly good, daily driver.
The Toyota Tacoma is available with a reasonable level of dashboard technology, which is surprising for such a simple, brutal truck.
The Ram Laramie is a truck with a weird message. High-plains cowboy meets tech-savvy individual, and it actually pulls it off.
The 2011 Ford F-150 takes advantage of modern technology and loses none of its practical working capabilities. Nice touches include the EcoBoost engine's power and the Sony audio system's quality.
The Nissan Xterra may have what it takes to haul your gear off of the beaten path, but the S trim level is nearly devoid of cabin comforts and tech.
The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee drives well both on and off road, and brings a good set of cabin tech features, even if the look is a little haphazard.