[Top 10] GTA Online Best Vehicles To Get Around The Map

Best Vehicles To Get Around The Map in GTA Online
Travel around in style and convenience

It’s either you drive a reliable motor or take a taxi and get blown up

The streets of Los Santos are notorious for wannabe gangsters and aggravating tryhards. When going about your day in the city, you wouldn’t want to bump into these kinds of people, or perhaps avoid letting them get close to you and nosy all up in your business. 

Not only that, but you’d also want to be transported around fast and safely. Most cars in GTA Online sure qualify as a massive flex on the poorer population, but they fall tremendously short when it comes to dealing with any trouble that may come looking for you. 

To roam around with peace of mind, your vehicle should have a good number of offensive and defensive capabilities. Similarly, you’d want to make sure that you can easily call and access it when you’re stranded in the crime-infested streets of the city. 

This article spotlights the best vehicles to have in your garage that’ll prove to be a true companion and assist you with your daily interactivity once you step foot outside.


10. Buffalo STX

The Buffalo STX

Standard Price: GTA$ 2,150,000

Trade Price: GTA$ 1,612,500 (By buying an Agency)

A commendable replica of the Dodge Charger, the Buffalo STX is a must-have vehicle for getting around the map. For a muscle car, the Buffalo STX handles just like a sports car and is on par with other great vehicles in the game when it comes to speed and performance.

A huge benefit of having the Buffalo STX is that it can be equipped with Imani Tech. With it, you can utilize the extremely useful Missile Lock-on Jammer and repel any griefer trying to abolish you with missiles. Similarly, you can also add armor plating on the vehicle, which makes it blow up with 4 RPGs and 12 Homing Launcher missiles.  

The praiseworthy performance combined with outstanding defensive abilities makes the Buffalo STX a great choice for commuting around the map. Some more reasons that back up this claim are:

  • Its capacity to carry 4 people.
  • Option to equip a front-facing Machine Gun.
  • Option to install Slick Proximity Mines. These mines cause vehicles chasing you to lose control once they pass over the large burst of oil that the mine dispenses. 

Buffalo STX stats: 

  • Speed: 85.58
  • Acceleration: 85.63
  • Braking: 31.67
  • Handling: 78.18
  • Overall: 70.26

Buffalo STX full details: https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Buffalo_STX


9. Vigilante

The Vigilante

Price: GTA$ 3,750,000

An uncanny replica of the Batmobile, the Vigilante is what you’re going to need in order to maintain justice on the streets. Its looks alone can intimidate any low-life mugger who you’ll catch causing disruption to law and order. Aside from its propriety benefits, it’s a great vehicle for getting around the map and getting around fast – really fast.

The Vigilante comes with a Machine Gun and an option to equip Homing Missiles. The Homing Missiles are definitely something you should opt for, as their range and accuracy are stellar. 

Though the defenses on the Vigilante are negligible, you can utilize the blistering rocket boost on it to escape annoyance. 

Here’s why the Vigilante is a deserving vehicle to choose for getting around the map:

  • Its speed and handling are a delight.
  • With enough speed, you can ram traffic and clear your path without losing much control.
  • The rocket boost is going to benefit you a lot in reaching your destination fast, especially on long stretches of road.

Vigilante stats: 

  • Speed: 72.43
  • Acceleration: 65.00
  • Braking: 20.00
  • Handling: 63.64
  • Overall: 55.27

Vigilante full details: https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Vigilante_(car)


8. Toreador

The Toreador

Price: GTA$ 3,660,000

The Toreador is an excellent choice for those who are trying to get around the map with speed, lethality, sufficient resistance to attacks, and the ability to dive off the shores of Los Santos like a seasoned surfer. The Toreador is definitely a must-have vehicle because of its outstanding controls and abilities. 

The Toreador has an impressive Machine Gun, exceptional Homing Missiles, and hear this: Torpedoes that can even take down targets that are above and close to the water surface. Plus, the Toreador has a rocket boost that can also be used underwater. 

All in all, the Toreador is great for getting around the map because:

  • It’s remarkably fast and agile.
  • It can carry 4 people.
  • It can be used as a submarine with an included sonar. 
  • The rocket boost has a recharge time of just a second. This ability alone allows the Toreador to escape hostiles without having to struggle.
  • A good set of armor for a small car. The Toreador can handle 1 hit from an RPG and up to 5 hits from a Homing Launcher.

Toreador stats: 

  • Speed: 80.48
  • Acceleration: 75.00
  • Braking: 33.33
  • Handling: 74.24
  • Overall: 65.76

Toreador full details: https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Toreador


7. Oppressor

The Oppressor

Price: GTA$ 3,524,500

Trade Price: GTA$ 2,650,000 (By completing the MOC mission: Work Dispute)

If getting around on four wheels is not really your thing, then you can opt for a two-wheeler instead. What is that you said? You don’t know of any good 2-wheelers to take you around the map fast? Well, worry no more because there is a solid option in the game that’ll not only take you around on two wheels but also let you somewhat fly across the map, so you’re not always compelled to take the road. It’s the Oppressor motorbike!

The Oppressor is a pretty fast bike, and it has great maneuverability while gliding through the sky. It has the option of being fitted with either a Machine Gun or Homing Missiles. The missiles on it effectively take out anyone who bothers you. Addedly, the boost on the Oppressor is what makes it outshine every other bike in the game. 

You’d surely want to look into the Oppressor because:

  • It can take you around the map quickly.
  • Its gliding ability makes it easier for you to cross multiple city blocks and mountains.
  • While registered as an MC President, you can instantaneously spawn it next to you.

Oppressor stats: 

  • Speed: 79.41
  • Acceleration: 100.00
  • Braking: 40.00
  • Handling: 64.39
  • Overall: 70.95

Oppressor full details: https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Oppressor


6. Scramjet

The Scramjet

Standard Price: GTA$ 4,628,400

Trade Price: GTA$ 3,480,000 (By winning 1 round of Hunting Pack Remix)

If you are logging in to GTA Online for the sake of roaming around with convenience, taking out enemies in meme-worthy tactics, and overall, just having fun, then you should seriously look into the Scramjet. It’s based on the Mach Five from Speed Racer, a popular anime series from the ‘60s. 

The Scramjet has Machine Guns and Homing Missiles. In addition, the combination of a rocket booster and power hop makes the Scramjet extremely fun to drive (or fly if you want to be a true champ). Just bear in mind that the car is notorious for drowning in swimming pools across Los Santos once you start hopping around in it.

Why would anyone buy the expensive Scramjet you may ask, well:

  • It handles really well and is decently fast even without the boost.
  • A single hop coupled with the boost can teleport you across the map. 
  • The missiles on the Scramjet are severely destructive and can take out enemies with pinpoint precision.
  • If you aren’t lame or boring, then you have no strong reason not to buy and have fun pulling off outrageous stunts in the Scramjet.

Scramjet stats: 

  • Speed: 85.85
  • Acceleration: 100.00
  • Braking: 31.67
  • Handling: 81.82
  • Overall: 74.83

Scramjet full details: https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Scramjet


5. Thruster

The Thruster

Price: GTA$ 3,657,500

Trade Price: GTA$ 2,750,000 (By completing the Doomsday Heist Finale as the heist leader)

Ah yes, the good old days of unleashing mayhem in GTA San Andreas with the Jetpack are ever so memorable. Now, you can try to relive those days once again with a much more powerful iteration of the jetpack: the Thruster; a redefined concept of the Jetpack that operates with seemingly much more logic. 

Unlike the Jetpack, the Thruster can be fitted with its own weaponry. You can either equip a Machine Gun or Homing Missiles, and you can also install Chaff or Flares as countermeasures. 

The Thruster is a great piece of equipment to own because:

  • It's fast and easy to fly.
  • You can fly it immediately once you get on it.
  • You can easily land it on top of any building.
  • You can quickly complete VIP Work with it.

Thruster full details: https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Thruster


4. Deluxo

The Deluxo

Standard Price: GTA$ 4,721,500

Trade Price: GTA$ 3,550,000 (By completing the Signal Intercepts Setup mission in the Doomsday Heist as the heist leader)

Though a bit expensive, the Deluxo is an outstanding vehicle for transportation across the map. Besides its nostalgic looks, anyone who has binge watched Back to the Future would immediately recognize that the Deluxo’s abilities are a homage to that show.

The Deluxo drives, hovers, and flies anywhere across the map with ease, making it severely futuristic and overpowered. It can also be equipped with a Machine Gun and Homing Missiles, which means you are going to have a lethal combination at your disposal. 

From its old-school looks to advanced abilities, the Deluxo could be your preferred choice because:

  • It’s the best car to have for accessing hard-to-reach places. 
  • It has good handling both on the ground and in the air. 
  • Its weaponry, coupled with its flying ability, gives it the upper hand in combat.
  • Vanity geeks would surely cherish having it in their garage. 

Deluxo stats: 

  • Speed: 75.12
  • Acceleration: 56.88
  • Braking: 23.33
  • Handling: 62.12
  • Overall: 54.36

Deluxo full details: https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Deluxo


3. Buzzard Attack Chopper

The Buzzard

Price: GTA$ 1,750,000

If you’re a beginner looking to purchase your first flying vehicle that will aid you in grinding, ranking up quickly, and getting around fast, then you should consider getting yourself a Buzzard without even thinking twice. 

One of the best things about the Buzzard is that it’s a CEO vehicle. Once you own a Buzzard, you can call it in for free while registered as a CEO, and it will spawn right next to you like any other personal ground vehicle. 

The Buzzard is equipped with a decent Minigun and Homing Missiles. Although there are no countermeasures on the Buzzard, what it does have is splendid outmaneuvering capabilities. The Buzzard is probably one of the easiest helicopters to fly in GTA Online. Its compact size makes the handling very predictable.  

All in all, here’s why you should get it:

  • For a relatively affordable price tag, the Buzzard won’t put a deep dent in your wallet.
  • The ability to call in the Buzzard practically anywhere makes earning money way easier than having to take the road to travel.
  • The fast & agile handling coupled with the armaments on the Buzzard are sufficient for you to get yourself out of hairy situations. 
  • You can carry 3 of your buddies on board as well.

Buzzard Attack Chopper stats: 

  • Speed: 83.00
  • Acceleration: 87.00
  • Handling: 71.00
  • Overall: 80.33

Buzzard Attack Chopper full details: https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Buzzard_Attack_Chopper


2. Sparrow

The Sparrow

Price: GTA$ 1,815,000

Hands down, the most lucrative way of earning money in GTA Online is by repeatedly running the Cayo Perico heist, and we all know how much traveling is required for it. The vehicle that’s arguably the backbone of doing that is the Sparrow. A light, fast, and agile helicopter that is the best in its class in terms of practicability. 

By default, the Sparrow has no weapons, but it can be equipped with either a Minigun or some really useful Homing Missiles. Additionally, after the 1.61 update, you can have standard countermeasures installed as well. 

A caveat for getting the Sparrow is that it’s a moon pool vehicle for the Kosatka submarine, meaning you need to purchase the Kosatka first in order to use the Sparrow. 

Regardless, doing all the above is undoubtedly worthwhile because: 

  • Once you purchase the Sparrow, you can spawn it immediately next to you from the interaction menu without the need to be registered as a CEO. 
  • The Sparrow’s compact size and responsive controls make it one of the fastest and most agile helicopters in the game. Even better than the Buzzard. 
  • The ability to be stored inside the Kosatka makes the Sparrow powerful in terms of escaping enemies and finding shelter out in the sea.
  • The extent to which the Sparrow aids in making money off the Cayo Perico Heist makes it a truly powerful purchase. 

Sparrow stats: 

  • Speed: 100.00
  • Acceleration: 100.00
  • Handling: 100.00
  • Overall: 100.00

Sparrow full details: https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Sparrow


1. Oppressor Mk II

The Oppressor Mk II

Standard Price: GTA$ 3,890,250

Trade Price: GTA$ 2,925,000 (By completing 5 Terrorbyte client jobs)

Love it or hate it, the Oppressor Mk II single-handedly twisted the dynamics of going about your day in GTA Online, in a good way for some, and in a bad way for many. An iteration of the hover bike from the movie Looper, the Oppressor Mk II is the most popular choice among griefers and tryhards. Nonetheless, if used with a pinch of sense and wisdom, it’s actually one of the best vehicles for getting around the map.

One point to keep in mind is that you need to first own a Nightclub and then a Terrorbyte before you can get your hands on the Oppressor Mk II.

The Oppressor Mk II comes with Machine Guns by default, which can be swapped for either an Explosive Machine Gun or Homing Missiles. The Homing Missiles are definitely the preferred choice of weaponry to have, but note that their accuracy got nerfed after the 1.61 update. Hence, making it easier to dodge griefers using them as well. 

Standard countermeasures of Flare, Chaff, and Smoke can also be installed.

Aside from the flying and hovering abilities of the Oppressor Mk II, some strong reasons that justify its purchase are:

  • Fast and quick form of transportation. It is extremely convenient to use the Oppressor Mk II for completing setup missions for heists and grinding for money, as it also carries a rocket booster. 
  • Fast call-in time. Once registered as an MC President, it can be spawned right next to you. 
  • It takes out enemies, especially NPCs, without much effort. 
  • Easy to take-off, maneuver, and land. It can land anywhere across the map without you having to clench your toes. 

Oppressor Mk II stats: 

  • Speed: 79.41
  • Acceleration: 95.00
  • Braking: 40.00
  • Handling: 63.64
  • Overall: 69.51

Oppressor Mk II full details: https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Oppressor_Mk_II

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