Don’t judge a book–or in this case–a car by its cover. Some cars may look so cute on the outside that many people mistake them as mere rides for relaxing road trips or regular city cruisers, but some cute cars actually perform like road behemoths! Others can be awesome road companions that are perfect for adventures with friends. Go ahead and check out our list of cute cars that are surprisingly tough on or off the road!
1. Mini Cooper Countryman S All4
Behind its compact look is a vehicle with outstanding power. Many may think that this ride is just for paved roads and for a relaxing road trip, but the Mini Cooper Countryman S All4’s powerful grip allows the driver to use it for different road conditions–even harsh ones!
2. Jeep Renegade
At first, many might look at this as a too-cute-for-a-road-trip kind of ride. But you’ll be shocked at its power once you start the engine. It features a Selec-terrain mode that allows the vehicle to adapt to various road conditions, including bumpy trails. It also has a cool touchscreen info system that makes controls much easier!
3. Nimbus E-Car
We realize this is just a concept car for now but the standards of an ultimate road trip can be raised to a whole new level if ever it comes to life in the future. The Nimbus E-Car has a powerful engine and brake mechanism perfect for family and friends on long road trips. Plus–the cuteness of this vehicle will surely get you some adoring stares on the road. Like some people say, travel in style or don’t travel at all!
4. Fiat Panda 4×4
This car may look a little sophisticated and feeble on the outside but wait ’til you experience its amazing on and off-road features. Its protective exterior and interior accessories allow the Fiat Panda 4×4 to travel rough terrains like they’re nothing. Its Electronic Stability Program keeps it firm on any trail, so your backside won’t hurt as you roll along bumps and through mud.
Know other cute cars that are actually tougher than they look? Tell us about them on the comments!