Mtb/Car camping/ Overland vehicle options under 30k?
TLDR; looking to upgrade from my xtrek to a bigger vehicle that can fit 2 mtbs inside and at least has awd but preferably 4×4
I currently car camp for mtb trips out of my cross trek(I’ll add the picture to the comments) and it just isn’t enough space for what I do. Currently I camp about twice a month to ride trails or do some light overland routes, about 2 times a year I go on long distance road trips where I camp anywhere from Walmarts to middle of nowhere mountains, and roughly 5-10 times a year I take camping trips with either my wife or some family members(some with and some without bikes). I have removed pretty much everything out of the back of my crosstrek (and I plan on doing that in the next vehicle as well)and have built 2 wood platforms to drop in depending on the trip. Downside is I can’t fit both mine and my wives bikes inside with our camp stuff. Ideally I want a vehicle that can easily store 2 bikes(it’s a pain to even load one into my current setup) inside while not camping with one sleep platform in or with both halves in and one slid on top of the other if that makes sense(aka if my wife and I go hiking or visit a city mid trip).
Vehicles I have been looking at:
Sienna awd -pros are the amount of space while still being comfortable to daily -cons wife hates minivans and fairly limited off-road capability
4Runner Pros – 4wd, reliability and mod market is insane Cons-finding one at a decent price with decent miles. Also not sure if this would be big enough for what I am trying to accomplish
Suburban Pros – basically the same as 4Runner but with much more space though I’m not much of a gm fan. Cons – not sure I guess aftermarket support for future improvements
Ford transit awd Pros – space Cons – limited off-road ability and daily drivability
I should also add that I specifically don’t want either a pickup or a rtt.