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Best offroad cars in Forza Horizon 5, from Jeep Trailcat to Ford Bronco R

Published: 18/Nov/2021 16:48

by Bill Cooney

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Knowing which are the best offroad cars in Forza Horizon 5 can often be the difference between losing a big race or coming in first. So, make sure you spend your Credits on a vehicle that can handle itself in rough terrain.

Xbox Game Studios have launched the first Forza Horizon game on Xbox Series X|S with next-gen graphics, and there’s a ton of new vehicles to drive this year.

With the biggest list of manufacturers and models in the series‘ history, players will want to set their sights on the best cars from the outset.

If you’re saving your Forza Horizon 5 tokens for the best off-roading options in the game, these 9 should be on your wishlist.

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Forza Horizon 5 best offroad cars list

Here’s the list of the best cars for going offroad in Forza Horizon 5:


Ford #2069 Bronco R “Welcome Pack” 2020 (A)

An image of the Welcome Pack Bronco R in Forza Horizon 5
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The special Welcome Pack Bronco is the best offroad car in the game.
  • Performance Class & Rating: A / 800
  • Speed: 6.1
  • Handling: 3.9
  • Acceleration: 8.8
  • Launch: 9.9
  • Braking: 5.4
  • Offroad: 9.9

The Ford #2069 Bronco R “Welcome Pack” 2020 is almost an A-class masterpiece, featuring a near-perfect score of 9.9 for Offroad, perfect for blazing a trail of dust behind you as you race towards that finish line or for whenever you want a break from roads.

Jeep Trailcat 2016 (A)

A screenshot of the 2016 Jeep trailcat in Forza Horizon 5, one of the best offroad cars
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The Trailcat is one of the best offroad vehicles in all of Forza Horizon 5, but lacks the acceleration power of the Bronco.
  • Performance Class & Rating: A / 744
  • Speed: 6.2
  • Handling: 3.9
  • Acceleration: 5.5
  • Launch: 4.1
  • Braking: 4.0
  • Offroad: 10

While the Jeep Trailcat packs a punch with a tip-top 10 score for those Offroad trails, it lags behind others on this list due to its set of underwhelming Launch, Braking, and Handling stats.

Local Motors Rally Fighter 2014 (A)

The Rally Fighter, an offroad car in Forza Horizon 5
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The Rally Fighter handles like a dream in offroad conditions.
  • Performance Class & Rating: A / 716
  • Speed: 6.0
  • Handling: 3.8
  • Acceleration: 4.5
  • Launch: 3.6
  • Braking: 4.0
  • Offroad: 10

The Rally Fighter might cost a fair few fewer Credits than the Jeep Trailcat while maintaining that 10 Offroad stat, you’ll likely need to tune up the rest of its other stats to ensure that you can race to the finish line without breaking much of a sweat. An underwhelming Launch stat of 3.6 is its most disappointing, but that perfect 10 for Offroad will have you sprinting for the win.

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RJ Anderson No. 37 Polaris RZR-Rockstar Energy Pro 2 Truck 2016

RJ Anderson Rockstar Energy Pro 2 Truck 2016 in Forza Horizon 5
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It might not have the best stats, but this RJ Anderson Truck will have you smashing cacti with ease.
  • Performance Class & Rating: A / 776
  • Speed: 5.9
  • Handling: 3.7
  • Acceleration: 4.5
  • Launch: 4.2
  • Braking: 5.1
  • Offroad: 9.9

With such a long name, the RJ Anderson No. 37 Polaris RZR-Rockstar Energy Pro 2 Truck 2016 had better be a powerhouse at Offroad performance, and at 9.9, it does not disappoint. You’ll need to save up 500,000 Credits, though, and with some upgrades and tuning you’ll be right at home with this truck.

Ford #25 “Brocky” Ultra4 Bronco RTR 2017

Ford 25 Brocky Ultra4 Bronco
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Zoom throughout Mexico’s desert with this Ford Bronco.
  • Performance Class & Rating: A / 748
  • Speed: 4.7
  • Handling: 4.1
  • Acceleration: 6.1
  • Launch: 5.2
  • Braking: 5.2
  • Offroad: 10

This Ford #25 “Brocky” Ultra4 Bronco RTR 2017 is everything offroad fans will need with a perfect 10 stat, alongside a cool 6.1 in Acceleration. While it has relatively middle-of-the-road Launch and Braking stats, at the same price as the Rockstar Energy Pro 2 Truck, you’re getting a slightly more even stats distribution right out of the gate without tune-ups.

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Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG 2013 (B)

The Mercedes Benz G Wagon offroad car in Forza Horizon 5
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The G Wagon is stylish and can hold its own on the dirt.
  • Performance Class & Rating: B / 639
  • Speed: 5.9
  • Handling: 3.2
  • Acceleration: 6.6
  • Launch: 8.0
  • Braking: 3.2
  • Offroad: 8.0

Looking for a bit of style alongside those offroad capabilities? Look no further than the Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG. While its Offroad score of 8.0 might not hold up against some of the others on this list, you’ll be able to still ensure a smooth ride when deciding to take a break from Mexico’s streets.

AMG Transport Dynamics M12S Warthog CST 2554 (A)

The Halo Warthog in Forza Horizon 5
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Straight from Halo, the Warthog can handle practically anything but isn’t the speediest option.
  • Performance Class & Rating: A / 719
  • Speed:4.2
  • Handling: 4.1
  • Acceleration: 8.6
  • Launch: 10
  • Braking: 6.7
  • Offroad: 10

If you’ve got a spare 850,000 Credits lying around, you’ll want to pick up the AMG Transport Dynamics M12S Warthog CST 2554. An absolute beast, both visually and in its performance, you’ll Launch right out of a race with a perfect 10 stat for that and its Offroad capabilities. With an Acceleration of 8.6, the second-highest on this list after the Bronco R, it only lags behind with its slow 4.2 Speed and 4.1 Handling.

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Deberti F-150 Prerunner 2018 (B)

An image of the Ford Deberti F-150 Prerunner in Forza Horizon 5
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The Deberti F-150 is a monster of a truck built for rugged terrain.
  • Performance Class & Rating: B / 691
  • Speed: 5.7
  • Handling: 3.6
  • Acceleration: 5.4
  • Launch: 5.8
  • Braking: 4.9
  • Offroad: 9.9

Purely built for steady Offroad performance at a stat of 9.9, you’ll likely struggle when trying to take this one out against the others on this list in a race. But if you’re looking just to shoot the breeze and ride off into the sunset across Mexico’s vast desert, you’ll be right at home with the Deberti F-150 Prerunner 2018.

Ford #11 Rockstar F-150 Trophy Truck 2014 (A)

Ford F-150 Trophy Truck Forza Horizon 5
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The F-150 Trophy Truck looks and drives great on and off the pavement.
  • Performance Class & Rating: A / 731
  • Speed: 5.6
  • Handling: 3.3
  • Acceleration: 4.6
  • Launch: 4.5
  • Braking: 4.8
  • Offroad: 9.1

The F-150 Trophy Truck might have the second-lowest Offroad score on this list (9.1) – but it’s still more than capable of handling what you throw at it both off and on the pavement, with its 5.6 Speed score sitting around the mid-point up against its competition here.

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What’s the best offroad car in Forza Horizon 5?

Based on accumulative performance stats, the 2019 Ford #2069 Bronco R “Welcome Pack” is the best when it comes to Offroad racing. It might not have a 10 rating, but its 8.8 Acceleration beats out every other car in the category and almost matches up to the Warthog’s 10.0 in Launch by just a hair at 9.9.

This is purely based on in-game stats, though, not on potential customization. For example, you may be able to upgrade your Jeep Trailcat to be even more of a beast than the Bronco.

Best cars in Forza Horizon 5

While our offroad best cars list will help you to navigate the terrain of Mexico in FH5, make sure to check out our fastest cars list, alongside all you need to know about the best and fastest drag, drift, rally, and retro vehicles.

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So, there you have it – everything you need to know about Forza Horizon 5’s best offroad cars.

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