2021 Four Wheeler SUV of the Year
Enter the Battleground
It is that time of year again—time to crown our 2021 Four Wheeler SUV of the Year. The journey that embarks on the following pages is the culmination of hundreds of hours of hard work that encompasses several months. The days spent testing are long, and nights often seem longer. We are up before sunrise and work until the last light leaves us. Our team is tasked to work tirelessly, oftentimes in the harshest conditions Mother Nature can dish out. Nothing can weaken our resolve.
Our judging panel comprises of some of the most knowledgeable minds in the off-road industry. They come to us with backgrounds in off-road, diesel, lifted, new, and classic off-road vehicles. This ensures that our judging staff is just as diverse as the vehicles that we're testing. We all eat, sleep, and breathe off-road.
This year's test was unlike that of any year prior, held in a time when the world has been plunged into the darkness of a global pandemic. To keep everyone safe and healthy we kept our staff to the bare minimum, avoided unnecessary ventures into public spaces, invested heavily in personal protective equipment, and continually sanitized vehicle and equipment. And although mask-wearing was mandatory during testing, rest assured that if someone is spotted in photos without, they were physically distanced from others.
For our 2021 SUV of the Year competition, we invited all models that were either all-new or significantly updated for the 2021 model year and available to us at the time of testing. Four manufactures accepted the invitation, sending a total of four SUVs for testing.
Each of these vehicles brought with it a unique skill set, and they were all impressive to our staff in one area or another. However, in the end, only one could take home the coveted trophy. The winner showed exceptional performance in each of the tested criteria and never left our panel of judges disappointed. Which SUV scored the highest? Read on to find out.
2021 Four Wheeler SUV of the Year Competitors
2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71
2021 GMC Yukon AT4
2021 Land Rover Defender 110
2021 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro