If you’re like many of the drivers in the Ventura, Camarillo, and Oxnard areas, then you probably like hanging ten when the waves are good on the weekend. That’s why we put together this list of the three best cars for surfers.
If any of the models jump out at you, contact the team at Land Rover Ventura and we’ll bring you by to take them out for a test drive!
Land Rover Range Rover
First on our list of the best cars for surfers is the Range Rover. This household name of an SUV gets up to 557 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque with its available supercharged V8 engine. The supercharged V6 engine gets up to 380 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque.
These are some great specs that can help you get that push you need when traversing a sandy beach. To help with that even more, it comes with all-wheel drive (AWD) and the Terrain Response® system. This includes selectable drive modes that optimize your traction control for the specific terrain you face, including Sand and Rock Crawl modes.
Not to mention, you’ll have enough seating for five with a total cargo volume of 68.6 cubic feet in the short wheelbase and 75.6 cubic feet in the long wheelbase.
Range Rover Sport
The Range Rover Sport is a slightly more compact version of the Range Rover, which may make it somewhat better suited to off-road maneuverability.
It features a similar powertrain to the Range Rover, with a minimum horsepower of 355 with its V6 engines and a maximum horsepower of 575 with its supercharged V8 engines. You’ll also get the Terrain Response® system with Sand mode, plus ECO Mode, which can help to make your drive to the beach more efficient.
This SUV seats five passengers, including the driver, and has a total cargo capacity of 59.5 cubic feet. It comes standard with a roof rack and other mounting provisions, as well, to help you carry your boards when you have a car full of passengers.
Land Rover Discovery
Last—but certainly not least—on our list of the best cars for surfers is the Land Rover Discovery. This highly versatile SUV lets you bring even more friends along for the ride with enough seating for seven passengers in total, including the driver.
It also has ample cargo room, with a total of 83.7 cubic feet of available space for your boards, cooler, suits, umbrellas, and any other gear you want to take with you for a day on the beach. With the available roof racks, you can reach a maximum roof load weight of 176 pounds.
Plus, you’ll get the Terrain Response® System with Sand mode and a powertrain that gets you up to 340 horsepower with the standard V6 gas engine.
Which Car is Best for Your Surf?
While the cars on our list are the ones local surfers tend to like best, we also carry a large selection of Land Rover and Range Rover models. If you’re a local surfer, stop by our Ventura area dealership to check out the best cars for surfers on our lot.
Drivers around Camarillo and Oxnard can contact Land Rover Ventura to schedule a test drive today!