Yep. Weight is the killer. The wrangler or samurai is a good suggestion.
Samurai Is a lot lighter then the jeep too, and the mileage is better.
We have a Gas well guy here in Pa that bought the suzuki samurai from a guy, used, because it was the same price as a 4 wheeler. Plus it has heat and a roof if it rains.
4 wheelers are popular but dont offer protection from rain,and sun, and snakes and briars and and and and and.
Geo traker is about the same as samurai, just a tad heavier.Street legal, 4X4 and fuel efficient.