Pacific Overlander Review

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Last Updated: 7/29/19

With the desire for outback adventure and conservation of nature, Pacific Overlander offers heavy-duty 4x4 vehicles for renters ready to explore the San Francisco and Las Vegas landscapes.

About Pacific Overlander

With depots in San Francisco and Las Vegas, Pacific Overlander wants to share the beautiful, wild splendor of the two regions, where towering buildings and glittering nightlife aren't just the normal sightings but also spectacular countryside scenes. And the best way to witness all the breathtaking views and experience the top outdoor activities of the two regions is by renting a reliable vehicle. With that, the company provides different options for different renters―but all of these choices are tailored for an off-the-road adventure. In addition, your dear pet dogs are very welcome inside the vehicles.

Since these guys are already expert with the Pacific Coast and Western States road trip, they can help you create a personalized itinerary just for you! They allow pick-up and drop-off of the vehicle at San Francisco International Airport, at an additional fee. Not only that, they offer guided tours as well as allow one-way travels to all major western US airports (for a small cost)! Such a great catch for travellers who want maximum convenience!


Pacific Overlander has a number of 4x4 vehicles for your selection. And even if each vehicle varies in driving styles and unique features, these are still suitable for the great adventure ahead. All units are equipped with a complete camp kitchenette including dual burner stove, cleaning basin, cooking and dining wares, and cooler fridge. Camping equipment such as table, chairs, lantern, and such are also provided. Plus, 150 miles per day! 

Moreover, these 4x4 vehicles come with roof-top tents for a convenient and efficient sleeping session. The rooftop tent is large enough to comfortably sleep 2 to 3 and features screened window for ventilation and full mosquito netting for protection. They also offer ground 3-person ground tent for a fee. So, whether you want to sleep on wet or rocky terrain (though designated campsites are much recommended), you are given the freedom to choose your own sleeping place. 


Toyota 4Runner

A 6-speed automatic, the Toyota 4Runner can seat up to 4 but only sleeps 2 at the rooftop tent. The unit has 5 doors and supplies you with all basic camping needs. Enjoy the 32 inch Toyo ATII all-terrain, 35-degree approach angle, 10 inches of ground clearance, and 25 inches water fording depth. So, if you are travellers in two, this one might nicely suit your style without compromising comfort. 

Toyota Tacoma

Another option for couples or backpackers in two is the 6-speed automatic Toyota Tacoma. Comfortably sleeping 2 to 4 adults, this 4x4 comes with some nicer features such as two 2-sleeper rooftop tents, 33-inch all-terrain tires, 45-degree approach angle, 11 inches of ground clearance, and 30 inches water fording depth.  Hence, if you're looking for an upgraded version of the Toyota 4Runner or in case the first unit runs out of selection, this is a great alternative. 

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is an impressive 8-speed automatic with all sorts of top-of-the-line features. More than its significant facilities, the Wrangler is quite the most luxurious units on offer. It has a very spacious interior and some elegant finishes. But of course, this luxury does not include a shower and toilet. Still, the fully-outfitted vehicle is great for groups of 2 to 4, with sleeping options in the two-person rooftop tent and ground tent (for an additional fee). 


Renter must provide a copy of their insurance at the time of rental or can purchase through the company, in case they do not have insurance coverage. On top of the liability insurance, Pacific Overlander highly suggests renters to also acquire insurance for collision coverage, especially that they are dealing with off-the-road vehicles, and a reservation deposit of $200 upon booking, which will be credited toward your rental balance during pick-up.


Offering a unique fleet of heavy-duty 4x4 vehicles, Pacific Overlander is definitely one of the most trusted rentals for outback adventures in California. All these vehicles can tackle some pretty tough roads and send you off to your destination comfortably. However, this might be a downer for larger groups as the models can sleep 2 to 4 people only. Still, all units are better versions with almost complete camping gears you need. And the great thing? They only offer modern vehicles, which are nothing older than 2 years from production date.


For travellers with a heart for adventure, you will never go wrong with the reliable 4x4s of Pacific Overlander. But, of course, you might need to divide your group into half if you're travelling with more than 4 people. No need to bring much at all because the trucks are well equipped with the basics and some extras.

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  • Pet-friendly
  • Ideal for outback adventures
  • All vehicles come with rooftop tent
  • Up-to-date vehicles that are not older than 2 yrs old


  • May not be suitable for fancy travellers


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