Overland Journal Podcast Episode 173 :: Top Ten New Overland SUVs

Overland Journal Podcast Episode 173

Overland Journal Podcast Episode 173

Join hosts Scott Brady and Matt Scott on a wide-ranging discussion of the best new overland SUVs on the North American market today.

It’s safe to say that explorers who are looking for a modern rig as a foundation for an overland SUV have more choices that are adventure-ready off the showroom floor than ever before. Scott and Matt sit down together at the Overland International Headquarters in Arizona to parse out some of the pros and cons of their top ten new SUVs for 2023.

Does Matt say that the G-Wagen is driven by some “really, really, really terrible people”? He does. Is the G-Wagen also his top pick for a daily driver? It is (take all of that how you will). Did the new Land Rover Defender make the list? Just barely. Where does the Rivian R1S fall in the top ten? Which 4WD takes the top spot? The results might surprise you. When these two start going deep on 4x4s, you know they won’t hold back.

Tune in using the link below or download the episode on your favorite podcast player.

Host Bios:

Scott Brady

Scott is the publisher and co-founder of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal and is often credited with popularizing overlanding in North America. His travels by 4WD and adventure motorcycle span all seven continents and includes three circumnavigations of the globe. His polar expeditions include two vehicle crossings of Antarctica and the first long-axis crossing of Greenland. @scott.a.brady

Matthew Scott

Matthew is a leading expert in automotive adventure. He has extensively explored the world’s most remote places by 4WD and is considered an industry authority on overland travel. He is the only American to ever become an editor of a major Australian 4WD publication and has over 15 years of competitive auto racing experience. @mattexplore

Listen more: Episode 163 Great Scott! Random Show Podcast About Matt Getting Stuck, Goodwood, and More

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Stephan Edwards is the Associate Editor of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal. He and his wife, Julie, once bought an old Land Rover sight unseen from strangers on the internet in a country they'd never been to and drove it through half of Africa. After living in Botswana for two years, Stephan now makes camp at the foot of a round mountain in Missoula, Montana. He still drives that Land Rover every day. An anthropologist in his former life and a lover of all things automotive, Stephan is a staunch advocate for public lands and his writing and photography have appeared in Road & Track, Overland Journal, and Adventure Journal. Find him at @venturesomeoverland on Instagram.