The Best Overland Vehicles at SEMA 2021

The recent 4WD segment of the recent SEMA show was dominated by Ford Broncos. Jeep was a close second, with the Toyota Tundra and Tacoma coming in third. We walked for days to find the best vehicles on show. Obviously “best” is a subjective word and for the sake of SEMA vehicles, best should refer to the most interesting vehicles. Enjoy.

A Wrangler on display at the Jeep stand. The short wheelbase and lightweight design
make for
an excellent off-roader

A Wrangler Rubicon kitted for overland travel. This is a great setup for a couple with or
without small children

An FJ Land Cruiser complete with a rooftop tent, trailer, and bikes. This was one of the few
overland-ready vehicles on show

Jeep Truck Hero has six doors and six seats; we are imagining a dune buggy for a large
family or a tour company

The Nissan Frontier Pathfinder with Nismo performance parts makes this a great off-road rig

Old-school excellence. The FJ Cruiser may have few of the performance elements of the
classic Defender, but has a legendary reputation

A F-550 with the EarthRoamer LTi, a vacuum-infused carbon-filter camper body which is
fully equipped and ready to go, for those who can afford the $600,000 (starting) price tag

Tacozilla created a huge buzz and went viral long before the show. Unfortunately, this
concept camper will most likely never make it to mass production

The Gladiator is a practical base for modification. With a few small changes, this vehicle
would be ready for the long road

The iKamper Toyota is a no-fuss vehicle, tastefully prepared for an active adventure

The Lippert Jeep Rubicon. Lippert is a large supplier of RV parts and spares

TRDPro: go fast, or go home

This Weistec 1998 Mercedes-Benz U1550L belonged to Arnold Schwarzenegger

Photography by Luisa Bell.

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Graeme Bell is an author and explorer who has dedicated his life to traveling the planet by land, seeking enlightenment and unique experiences. Together with his wife and two children, Graeme has spent the last decade living permanently on the road in a self-built Land Rover based camper. They have explored 27 African countries, circumnavigated South America, driven from Argentina to Alaska followed by exploration of Europe and Western Asia. Currently the family are planning a journey from Western Europe to the Russian Far East. Graeme is a member of the Explorers Club, the author of six critically acclaimed books and an Overland Journal/Expedition Portal contributor since 2015. You can follow Graeme's adventures across the globe on Instagram at graeme.r.bell