The Top 5 Best 4WD Brands

The 5 best 4WD brands in the world are:

  1. Toyota
  2. Suzuki
  3. Land Rover
  4. Jeep
  5. Ford

The top 5 best four-wheel drive brands worldwide feature companies such as Toyota, Suzuki, Land Rover, Jeep, and Ford based on their car range, performance, and popularity.



1. Toyota

Toyota is recognised as the leading automotive company since its establishment in 1937. Toyota is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. The Toyota 4WD range offers the C-HR, RAV4, Kluger, Fortuner, Prado, and Land Cruiser 200. More vehicles exist in the full Toyota range with cars, utes, vans, GR, and performance. One of Toyota’s best-performing four-wheel drive cars is the Toyota Land Cruiser 200.

Specifications of the Toyota Land Cruiser 200

  • Price: $80,190 AUD approx.
  • Engine: 4.5 Litre Twin Turbo Diesel V8
  • Power: 200KW 4X4
  • System: Full-time 4WD
  • Towing Capacity: Braked 3500KG and unbraked 750KG
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 138L


2. Suzuki

Suzuki is a global Japanese car manufacturing company that was founded in 1909. Suzuki manufactures automobiles, 4x4 vehicles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, outboard marine engines, and wheelchairs. The impressive Suzuki range offers the Swift, Swift Sport, Baleno, Ignis, S-Cross, Vitara, and Jimny. The Suzuki Jimny is the most popular four-wheel drive car that Suzuki manufactures.

Specifications of Suzuki Jimny

  • Price: $25,990 AUD approx.
  • Engine: 1.5 Litre VVT
  • Power: 75KW 4X4
  • System: Part-time 4WD
  • Towing Capacity: Braked 1300KG and unbraked 350KG
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 40L 


3. Land Rover

Land Rover is a British car company established in 1947 that specialises in premium and luxury sport four-wheel drive cars. The Land Rover range of exclusive 4WD vehicles offers the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar, Range Rover Evoque, Discovery, Discovery Sport, Defender, and Plug-In Hybrid. One of Land Rover’s top performing four-wheel drive cars is the Land Rover Discovery S.

Specifications of Land Rover Discovery S

  • Price: $73,221 AUD approx.
  • Engine: 3.0 Litre 6-Cylinder Diesel
  • Power: 225KW 4X4
  • System: Dual-range full-time
  • Towing Capacity: Braked 3500KG and unbraked 750KG
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 85L


4. Jeep

Jeep is an American car brand owned as a subsidiary of the Italian-American company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Jeep was established in the 1940s with the first 4x4 Jeep used to transport thousands of soldiers during World War II. Jeep continued to innovate and enhance their 4x4 car models overtime to produce the range of Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, Gladiator, Compass, and Trail Rated. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is the most advanced four-wheel drive vehicle that Jeep produces.

Specifications of Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

  • Price: $65,450 AUD approx.
  • Engine: 3.6 Litre Pentastar V6
  • Power: 209KW 4X4
  • System: Part-time 4WD
  • Towing Capacity: Braked 2495KG and unbraked 750KG
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 81L


5. Ford

Ford is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Mich, with about 187,000 employees and 62 plants. Ford designs and engineers award-winning cars, SUVs, and trucks. In Australia, the Ford range offers the Focus, Mondeo, Mustang, EcoSport SUV, Escape SUV, Everest SUV, Endura SUV, Ranger, Ranger Raptor pickup truck, and Transit commercial vans. The best-selling Ford four-wheel drive vehicle is the Ford Ranger XLT.

Specifications of Ford Ranger XLT

  • Price: $52,990 AUD approx.
  • Engine: 3.2 Litre Incline 5-Cylinder Turbocharged Diesel
  • Power: 147KW 4X4
  • System: Dual-range part-time
  • Towing Capacity: Braked 3500KG
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 80L


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