Best Vehicle For A Zombie Apocalypse
There are a large number of people in the world who are hoping for a zombie virus or apocalypse of some sort. Some people who call themselves ‘Preppers’ are already preparing for this by equipping their vehicles with survival gear.
We have literally taken this idea and put some thought into what would be the perfect vehicle that could save your life in this situation. When compiling this list we discounted any rare vehicles such as a Hummer which would probably be too hard to come across on a daily basis in the UK. Also just in case you are reading this in order to prepare before an apocalypse happens, we have tried to list vehicles that you could buy today with “real world money” for under £5,000 as a realistic budget. Remember any vehicle that runs on fossil fuels may only be of use for a few years at best depending on if you can find petrol or diesel.
What we looked for in an ideal apocalyptic vehicle:
- Height advantage for visibility.
- Large wheels or tyres for driving over rough terrain.
- Strong rigid body for ploughing through zombies and other barriers.
- Four wheel drive for not getting stuck in mud.
Zombie Survival Vehicle #10: Mercedes-Benz G Wagen (from £10,500 for a 1984 with 97,500 miles)
Pros: This is the nearest thing to a military vehicle that we have in the UK. Indestructable, safe and comfortable. Count yourself lucky if you were able to commandeer one of these.
Cons: One of the rarest and most expensive vehicles on this list. Although this vehicle will probably be reliable, if something does break, we wish you the best in finding a replacement part.
Average MPG: 17 mpg
Zombie Survival Vehicle #9: Subaru Impreza WRX (from £1,850 for a 2003 with 172,000 miles)
Pros: Subaru stated that the WRX was the “Official Vehicle” for “The Zombie Apocalypse” with it’s all wheel drive and fast engines making it ideal for a quick getaway vehicle, even in tricky off road situations.
Cons: The bodywork might not take as much damage as the other vehicles listed here. This is a trade of for it’s agility.
Average MPG: 25 mpg
Zombie Survival Vehicle #8: Land Rover Defender (from £3,795 for a 1992 with 124,000 miles)
Pros: Made to be off road vehicles, people in the countryside swear by them.
Cons: Reports suggest that Defenders are not the most reliable vehicles. They are usually slow and probably not ideal for spending the night in as they can become damp inside. These also have poor turning circles and can be scary to drive at their top speeds.
Average MPG: 24 mpg
Zombie Survival Vehicle #7: Nissan X-Trail (from £950 for a 2004 with 89,000 miles)
Pros: Made from high strength steel. More comfortable than some of the other SUV’s here.
Cons: Not all of these are four wheel drive. Not the best off road vehicle but still better than something like a Honda CR-V.
Average MPG: 32 mpg
Zombie Survival Vehicle #6: Fiat Panda 4×4 (from £1,695 for a 2005 with 107,638 miles)
Pros: The best fuel efficiency out of all the vehicles we have listed, this will help a lot once fuel becomes scarce. Small enough to evade a zombie hoard through tight areas.
Cons: Probably not as strong as the other vehicles here and you may have to travel light due to the compact size.
Average MPG: 42 mpg
Zombie Survival Vehicle #5: Jaguar XJ (from £790 for a 1994 with 144,685 miles)
Pros: A lot of car for your money if you are to be ‘pre-apocalypse’. Probably luxurious enough to sleep in if you need to when you’re driving across the country looking for a safe location to make camp.
Cons: Jaguars don’t have the best reliability rating so might not be the most dependable vehicle in a sticky situation.
Average MPG: 31 mpg
Zombie Survival Vehicle #4: Volvo V70 (from £490 for a 2000 with 116,000 miles)
Pros: Volvo’s aren’t nicknamed tanks in the car industry for nothing. They seem to go on forever and their life expectancy is longer than a Nokia 3210. With a 0-60 of 7.9 seconds from the 2.4 litre engine you will easily get to a safe location with everything you need in the boot. Comfortable when travelling for hours at a time.
Cons: Owners report experiencing poor turning circles and poor performance in snow conditions.
Average MPG: 26.4 mpg
Zombie Survival Vehicle #3: Mazda Bongo (from £1,750 for a 1996 for a 130,000 miles)
Pros: This versatile vehicle doubles up as a living space as well as being four wheel drive. They can either transport a large family or some come with built in beds. Common Japanese imports so finding parts shouldn’t be an issue.
Cons: The handling will not be as good as the other vehicles on this list with a thin wheelbase so you may risk being toppled by a zombie hoard.
Average MPG: 25 mpg
Zombie Survival Vehicle #2: Toyota Hilux (from £1,195 for a 1991 with 90,000 miles)
Pros: The trusty Toyota has been proven to keep going through vigorous tests by the old Top Gear team. A reliable steed! The rear pickup section will be useful when foraging.
Cons: Fairly basic inside. Function over form is the motto here!
Average MPG: 25 mpg
Zombie Survival Vehicle #1: Jeep Grand Cherokee (from £700 for a 1998 with 98,000 miles)
Pros: Well known for its off road capabilities, towing a boat and going uphill is no problem.
Cons: Having a larger engine makes this a thirsty vehicle.
Average MPG: 19 mpg
Do you think your vehicle would be suited for an post apocalyptic situation? If not you may want to see how much you can get for your old car and start searching for a new vehicle in preparation!