roader

off-roader

A vehicle designed to be used on rough terrain, usually recreationally, as opposed to everyday driving on paved streets. We're going to take our off-roaders out to the desert this weekend.

middle of the road

1. Describing an option that is neither the most nor the least expensive. I don't need a high-end TV, but I don't want the cheapest one either. I'm looking for a middle of the road option.
2. Moderate or centrist. Most of the voters found the candidate's middle of the road platform to be reasonable and palatable.
See also: middle, of, road
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10 -- Mahindra & Mahindra has recently introduced its legendary 4X4 off roader the Thar CRDe, in India.
THE second model Honda CR-V soft roader, built between 2001 and 2006, was the first available with a diesel engine and these are very much sought after and worth a good deal more than the petrol models.
Unlike the petrol-powered three-door model, which is essentially a so-called "soft roader," the new 1.
Auto Business News-December 29, 2017--Nissan reveals details of new off roader
Think about it; this is a two-ton off- roader capable of hitting 62mphin a mere 5.
LAND Rover has won two prestigious awards in the Auto Express New Car Honours 2007, beating tough competition to win Best 4x4 Recreational and Best 4x4 Off Roader.
Unlike the petrol-powered three-door model, essentially a so-called soft roader the new 1.
Nissan crammed the system into the back of a Juke soft roader and is sending the noise machine on a summer tour which started last week at Le Mans.
Sleek new styling brings both three and five door versions bang up to date and, in a further move with the times, Suzuki has ditched the traditional off roader building method of bolting the bodywork onto a sturdy frame in favour of unitary, or monocoque, construction techniques.
THE award-winning Nissan XTrail has again beaten off stiff competition to scoop the title of Soft Roader of the Year 2003.
The two smaller models (Kuga is Ford's new soft roader - we'll be testing it soon) have a system that uses the abs's wheel speed sensors to detect a loss of pressure and costs an extra pounds 50.
Sleek new styling brings both three and five-door versions bang up to date and, in a further move with the times, Suzuki has ditched the traditional off- roader building method of bolting the bodywork onto a sturdy frame in favour of unitary, or monocoque, construction techniques.
It feels structurally strong and while it's not an off roader (it's front wheel drive for a start) it has a feeling of sturdiness that would endear it to those who want a car suitable for the unpredictable conditions of rural Ireland.
HANDS up if you thought trusty old Land-Rover was the world's favourite off- roader.
True, it's a fairly tame soft roader rather than a mud plugger.