Autumn is the ideal time for camping due to the weather being not too hot or too cold. California, in fact, is home to more than a handful of scenic destinations. Of course, a trip requires a trusty vehicle for handling the rough off-roads. Is your vehicle up for the task? Let’s take a look at the best cars for a fall wilderness expedition.

One standout vehicle is the 2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro. With the additional TRD Pro comes an upgraded exhaust system and heavy-duty skid plates. The SUV also made the list of best camping cars by the automotive site Autobytel.

Another vehicle is the 2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, which made the list of top camping cars for the outdoor site Outside. It’s not a surprise this pickup took a spot, as such lists often include at least one truck. The Toyota Tacoma made the list due to its impressive 9.4-inch ground clearance, wide stance, and its Crawl Control, a form of cruise control designed for off-roading. What it does is that it modulates power and braking between all four wheels so the driver only has to steer.

An honorable mention is the Toyota FJ Cruiser, which was discontinued in 2014. Nevertheless, we felt it was worth a mention since it made Carfax’s list of top camping cars. With its 9.6-inch ground clearance, it’s capable of navigating through shallow streams and embankments.

Come by Toyota Chula Vista today and check out our Spread the Word Sales Event. This includes various vehicles with limited-time offers, including off-road friendly models. Regardless of model, we recommend bringing your car to our car service center near Lemon Grove, CA, for a pre-inspection before embarking on an outdoor trip.