Our list of fun to drive SUVs includes 4x4s that are best-suited for both on-road and off-road adventure. Truth be told, too many off-road-oriented SUVs are purchased by folks that never stray from the beaten path. The Jeep Wrangler is a case-in-point, extremely fun to drive off-road, but it lacks the on-road refinement that we’ve come to expect from a well-mannered crossover.
Finding the best solution for your daily commute takes a gut check and that’s best done with a series of lengthy test drives. We’ve avoided the luxury brands and lean towards the more affordable entries in our list, but have included two notable exceptions, purely in the name of fun.