Used to be, four-wheel drive and some cushy shocks turned a pickup truck into a factory built off-road truck, but those days are long gone. Z71s and FX4s are just checkboxes now. If you want to drive off the lot and onto the dirt, you can get anything from a Baja-ready Raptor with long-travel suspension to a mountain-conquering Power Wagon with a factory winch. What you might really want, though, is something in between, like a new 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 or a 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel.
So Which Is The Better Off-Road Truck?
Can a fancy interior and tailgate cover for the Ram 1500 Rebel's shortcomings? For some buyers, yes, as rising Ram sales will attest. When it's time to put these trucks to work, however, the AT4 shines. It drives better, it tows better, it hauls better, and it off-roads just as well, it just does it a bit differently. An interior overhaul is probably well underway in the halls of GM's design department, and when it gets here, Ram will have real trouble on its hands, because GMC already has the fundamentals right. Work, play, and everything in between, the 2020 GMC Sierra AT4 is the truck to have.