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The Best Cars for Adventuring Around the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales is home to some of the best roads, lanes and forest tracks to drive down in the UK. Winding country lanes, mountain passes and more all offer stunning views year- round, whether you’re after a winter adventure or summer cruising, with plenty of challenging and exciting roads. Yet you wouldn’t want to drive down many of them in a lowered Nissan Skyline GT-R. Here are some of the best cars for exploring the Dales.

Jeep Grand Cherokee
Well-equipped and with an efficient 3.0 litre V6 diesel engine, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a magnificent off-road vehicle. Air-suspension ensure a comfortable ride over the toughest terrain, along with a commanding driving position. A Selec-Terrain control system allows you to pick between sand, mud, auto, rock and snow modes for one that best fits the driving conditions. The functional layout including a sat-nav, touchscreen and DAB radio can prevent getting lost in the hills too.

Toyota RAV4
This mid-sized SUV is available in a range of options, whether you desire front or four-wheel drive, automatic or manual transmission and petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, depending on the trim you pick. It can be a bit more expensive than some rivals but is well worth the extra amount, with Toyota finance deals available. Precise handling, spacious interior and stylish looks make it great for families or friends heading out for the weekend.

Subaru Outback
All-wheel drive and secure handling delivers high levels of comfort for driver and passengers alike with the Subaru Outback. It’s quick, quiet and quality for both tearing up the city streets but also traversing rockier terrain along more treacherous country roads. A range of options exist and going for the EyeSight safety suite is advisable as it adds automatic emergency braking and blind spot monitoring, useful if a deer pops up out of nowhere in the Dales.

Jaguar F-Pace
Jaguar’s first-ever SUV is the F-Pace and it delivers a confident drive across all the elements, ice and snow to mud and tarmac. The AWD system automatically sends power to the rear wheels, which are all 18-inch and ready to tackle anything. For bikers, there’s plenty of room to fit in a couple of mountain bikes and up to four adults, if you’re off cycling for a weekend out in the Dales too.

There are plenty more great adventure cars out there for taking on the elements in the Dales, so feel free to send in any of your own suggestions.

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