In this article, we’ll take a look at the best cars for exploration in Forza Horizon 5. Exploring the richly detailed world of the game is a major aspect of the gameplay loop and there are some cars that suit exploration more than racing. To free roam, you don’t need a ridiculously powerful and fast car. A ride that handles bad terrain well and also has good looks will do just fine.
Ford Mustang Boss 302
The Mustang Boss is one of the most beautiful and rugged-looking classic muscle cars in the game. And it’s one of my personal favourite cars of all time, not just in the game but in real life. I’m sure that many of you love this popular classic ride as much as I do. Being a muscle car, it’s very suitable for exploring rural areas with relatively bad terrain. While it certainly can’t handle offroading as well as some others, this is one of the most perfect rides for travelling long distances and taking in the beautiful views of Mexico.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited DeBerti Design
This is one of the best offroad vehicles in the game and it’s suited for exploring the lush jungles and harsh deserts of Mexico. Bad terrain is not something that cannot be overcome by this beast and it can drive relatively fast, as well. As for the appearance, you see how rugged it is and that it’s built to last. It’s one of my favourite cars to achieve full mastery in. Also, offroad races are nothing to this beast.
This SUV is just marvellous. Its luxurious drive suits roads and offroading. In my opinion, it’s one of the best-looking SUVs in the game and I’m sure that there are many of you who love Bentley vehicles. Get the correct upgrades for this and it’ll be one tough ride. It’s also quite fast and can handle many races well.
The Beetle’s design and appearance are loved by many and it’s now considered to be a classic car. For road trips in Forza Horizon 5, this car is perfect. It’s not very fast and the drive will be nice and chill. It doesn’t suit many races and is lacklustre in offroad situations, but this iconic car will be one of your favourites for exploring the urban and rural environments, I’m sure.
This classic sports car is great for racing and exploration, with the correct upgrades. It’s compact and sleek. It has a V8 engine so it’s really powerful as well. There are appearance customisations for this as well, so experiment and try and get it to look and perform as per your needs.
Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6
This offroad monster is perfect for any situation – be it racing, exploring, or offroading. It can handle any sort of bad terrain like a champ. It looks like a tank and it’s so heavy-duty. In case you haven’t noticed yet, it has six tires and it’s 6×6. Upgrade it to suit your tastes and you get a ride that’ll help you win almost any offroad race. There’s a reason why we consider it one of the best off-road vehicles in Forza Horizon 5.
GMC Jimmy 1970
This beautiful car is a legendary barn find, meaning that you’ll have to explore the map to get it. There’s no other way. It looks simply awesome and it’s my personal go-to ride for exploration. It’s an offroad hero that can overcome hard terrain with ease. It’s certainly not the best, but it’s a legendary car for a reason. It’s a certified classic.