Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Published July/August 2015

Eye on Adventure

The 5 best buys for drivers with active lifestyles

BYNina Russin
Readers who like to swap their three-piece work suits for cycling jerseys on the weekends need vehicles that fit their active lifestyles. Our top active-lifestyle vehicle picks combine value — with a base MSRP below $35,000 — and versatility, all-weather capability, and a focus on safety. 
Bicycle-friendly cargo areas enable owners to load bicycles in the back without removing headrests or the bike’s rear wheel. Cargo tie-down systems, easy-to-clean rubber mats, roof rails, and enhanced navigation make these cars the best choice for car owners who venture off the grid.
Ready to roll? These active-lifestyle vehicles have the versatility and durability to work as hard as you play, wherever the road may take you.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: An American Icon
Base price: $26,595
Rock crawling on two wheels and fording through two feet of water are all in a day’s work for the iconic Wrangler, whose heritage dates back to World War II. Updated with the Pentastar V-6 engine, the newest Wrangler is more powerful and fuel-efficient than its predecessors. The four-door Unlimited eases rear seat access and adds more cargo space on the inside.
Kia Soul: Urban Commando
Base price: $15,190
Small on the outside but big inside, the Kia Soul has the versatility to weave through dense urban traffic and park on the street with enough room inside to hold a bicycle. The 2015 Soul carries over from the 2014 redesign, sporting a more refined exterior, excellent fit and finish, and availability of an all-electric model.
Nissan Rogue: Best Value for Active Families
Base price: $23,040
Nissan’s seven-passenger crossover was redesigned in 2014 and features a divide-and-hide cargo system available on two-row models. All cars have fold-flat seats for all positions but the driver’s, making it possible to put an 8-foot ladder inside. Safety technology including an around-view monitor, easy-fill tire alert, and torque vectoring make the new Rogue one of the best choices for growing families.
Kia Soul
Kia Soul
Nissan Rogue
Nissan Rogue
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