It doesn’t matter how it happens — zombies, heat wave, fallout, biotech — it’s coming. No civilization lasts forever, and no species rules the Earth for too long. When society falls, survival of what little of the human race is left will be the most important thing, and one thing every survivor will need is a trusty car.For the purpose of this list, tanks, boats, and air vehicles will be excluded.
For the purpose of this list, tanks, boats, and air vehicles will be excluded.
The Raptor is a fast, agile, rugged truck that performs on and off the paved road. While it guzzles gas like a Lambo, it has just about everything one might need at the end of the world. It has plenty of storage space for gear and food, but it doesn’t cut back on space in the cabin either as it is available in a full four-door crew cab.
Ford Explorer Police Interceptor
When zombies have overrun the world, it is safe to assume that law enforcement will not be in effect. Therefore, one of the most easily available specialized vehicles will be police cars. The Ford Explorer interceptor has a reinforced durable body, “pursuit mode” for aggressive driving, upgraded brakes, and a setting that automatically rolls up windows and locks doors if someone approaches from the rear.
Wranglers are known for being loud, uncomfortable, inefficient, and incredibly effective. These cars have a reputation for tackling any trail with the right driver. They have changed little since the original 1941 Willys Jeep, and that’s mostly because of how well designed they were for what they do in the first place. No car on four wheels will ever rival the Wrangler in off-road capabilities.
I said no car on four wheels can rival the Wrangler, but what about six? This upgrade from the G-class SUV is designed for dunes that most vehicles would get stuck in. It has three independent axles, more storage space than the 4×4 due to the extended body, and heavy roll cage reinforcements like a rally car–what more do you need?
It has less space than others on this list, but the Local Motors Rally Fighter is still a powerful road-legal off-road monster that will leave the average rally car in the dust. It is designed for speed and power, and it has plenty to spare. Add some spikes, machine guns, and a good paint job and it will look like something straight out of Mad Max, but you can still (legally!) drive one on the road before the apocalypse in all 50 states–if you can afford it.
This vehicle, despite looks, is not made for the military. It’s actually a personal armored SUV available for sale. The spacious interior is big enough to live in and loaded with luxury features like a fridge and sink. The backseat could with little effort be remodeled into a bed in minutes, and the other one could be removed for gear storage. After minimal modifications, this bulletproof celebrity-transport will be ready take on the hordes.
This vehicle is known as a “luxury supertank,” two words that really don’t go together. The point is that it’s fast. Really fast. It is an odd mix of multiple worlds, but somehow it actually works out fine. While it’s hard to come by, the few lucky billionaires who can actually afford one (or whoever can take it from them) will have an easy advantage over other survivors.
This truck was designed for SWAT and military use, but it looks like it was made for smashing through a horde of zombies. It has BR7 armoring that can resist high-power rifle rounds and hand grenades at point-blank. The cabin has temperature control for extreme climates, and the configurable interior allows for a variety of passenger and cargo configurations. This is the truck you should want to be driving when humanity isn’t around.
The looks say it all. No zombie will get into this vehicle without a key. The Marauder is built for a world with no rules and no constraints. The 10-ton beast measures 22′ long and occupies a full two lanes. Its armor can withstand any bullet, as well as grenades, light missiles, and TNT, and the underside is designed to take and survive a full blow from a landmine. It is safe to say that it will not be damaged by any ordinary horde.
When a deadly pandemic that turns people into zombies breaks out, saving the world is the last thing that comes to mind. The logical course of action is, despite what Hollywood makes it look like, to run for the hills in hopes of waiting it out safely in the wild. The only problem is that while most cars won’t make it past the first rugged dirt road, running is not a very effective form of transportation when you are carrying everything you need to survive on your back. As strange as it may seem, this vehicle is the solution. It was designed for rescue missions on terrain where any other vehicle would get stuck or never even fit. It has snow chains, can be submerged in five feet of water, and even has floating tire attachments that make it float and move forward in water. It has space for up to eleven people or a stretcher-sled/boat, which means just about all your gear will pack in with room to spare. Heavy weapons beyond a hunting rifle will not be necessary away from civilization, so there is no need for space to mount any. Still have doubts? See for yourself.