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In Unturned, vehicles are mobile objects that are found across the Playable Maps. They are primarily used by Players to travel long distances quickly.

There are five classes of vehicles in the game; Civilian, Emergency (or Civil Service), Military Vehicles, flying vehicles, and Makeshift Vehicles (crafted). Each class has its own specialities; i.e. Military vehicles are generally stronger, while Emergency vehicles have sirens.

Most Unturned vehicles also have headlights which can be turned on by pressing the right mouse button (by default). Leaving the headlights on for too long when the vehicle isn't running will drain the battery. Vehicles with a dead battery will not start.

Vehicle Properties


All vehicles require fuel in order for the player to operate them. New, unused vehicles start with 0-40% fuel; players either use the fuel to travel a small distance, or they can use gas cans to maintain the chosen vehicle until they find a much better one. Vehicles with higher fuel capacities are more durable when travelling.

Each type of vehicle has different fuel capacities. For example, Dune Buggies have a maximum capacity of 400 fuel units (the lowest), while APC's and Urals have a maximum capacity of 2500 fuel units (the highest). You can determine the maximum fuel capacity of a vehicle by noting how many gas cans are required to completely fuel the vehicle. One full gas can holds 500 fuel units.

On creation, vehicles have a 5% chance to be at max fuel, a 25% chance to be empty, and a 70% chance to have a fuel level from max/20 to min/5, which is randomly determined.

As of, all vehicles spawned by the vehicle command will have 100% fuel and health.


Vehicles have different top speeds. To accelerate to the vehicle's top speed, players are required to hold down the "W" key (or whatever key is bound as the "forward key"). Once the vehicle has reached its top speed, it will stop accelerating and move at a constant velocity unless the car is turning or the acceleration key is no longer being held down. It is important to note that faster velocities equate to losses in handling. The highest top speed is 161 kph (100 mph), held by the Fighter Jet.

Damage and Repairing

Vehicles lose durability if some tasks are performed, much like items. These tasks include hitting zombies, players, animals, barricades, objects, or directly damaging the vehicle with weapons. Damage can be physically observed when a vehicle starts smoking. At 30% durability, the vehicle's engine will start emitting gray smoke. If the player continues to damage the vehicle, it will then emit a darker, thick smoke. Eventually, if the vehicle is damaged enough, it will catch on fire, and eventually explode. The player may get caught in the explosion if they do not exit the vehicle fast enough. When a vehicle explodes, it will spawn Metal Scrap around it.

Repairing vehicles requires a Blowtorch. The player must hold the blowtorch over a vehicle until the hit-marker disappears. If the hit-marker does not appear, it means that the vehicle is at full health.

Additionally, vehicles deal damage to any damageable objects that they hit; the damage dealt depends on the speed that the vehicle was travelling. This provides a relatively easy way for players to kill large hordes of zombies, animals, or even well-equipped players if the vehicle is travelling fast enough. It also allows players to fell trees without tools.


A vehicle will have a chance to spawn with a battery. This must be above 0% for the vehicle to start. Running the engine will charge the battery, while leaving the headlights or siren on without the engine running will drain it. If a vehicle's battery charge reaches 0%, the battery is destroyed entirely and will need to be replaced. A battery can be removed from a vehicle by entering the vehicle, opening the it's GUI and inventory [G] and clicking [Steal Battery]. To install a battery, equip it and left-click on the vehicle.

For more info, view the Vehicle Battery.


Non-tracked vehicles feature tires. If the vehicle runs over caltrops or the tires are destroyed using weapons, the vehicle's handling will be affected or the vehicle may be immobilized. Replacement tires can occasionally be found at gas stations.


In the current version of Unturned 3.0, it is possible to build on top of and inside vehicles the same way you can build on the ground; that is, you can put Barbed Wire, Sandbags, Crates, etc. on or in your vehicle. Be aware, though, that doing so will alter the handling characteristics of the vehicle; stacking too many objects on the roof can make it very unstable, and adding lots of weight will make it accelerate and turn more slowly. Also note that other players can't stand atop moving vehicles, making roof-shooting impractical.

Locking and Car jacking

All vehicles in Unturned 3 can be locked by pressing the [O] key by default. A locked vehicle cannot be entered by other players, except for players belonging to the same group as the player who locket the vehicle. An unauthorized player can use a Stealy Wheely Automobiley to enter a locked vehicle, but will mark the player as an "aggressor"


Most vehicles have an inventory ("trunk space"), which can be accessed by pressing the same key as is used to access the Player's inventory, G by default while in the driver's seat. Items can be transferred into here in the same way as any other container. Be aware that the vehicle will be idling and burning fuel when transferring items. If planning a lengthy stay and/or frequent item transfers, it may be wise to steal the vehicle's battery to avoid wasting fuel.

Vehicle Spawn Probability

The Vehicle Spawn Probability of any single vehicle in the game is the chance that it will spawn after destroying a previous vehicle and restarting the server/waiting for the vehicle respawn timer to expire. It is often measured in percentage but can also be expressed as a fraction. The spawn probability is map-dependent, as some vehicles only spawn on certain maps.

Vehicle Information Tables

Civilian Vehicles

Name Speed (km/h) Seats Gas Capacity (units) Spawn Probability At Civilian Spawn Points
Auto 74 4 150 ?
Bus 54 10 225 ?
Beetle 74 4 150 14%
Bulldozer 45 1 200 ?
Cargo Train 133 3 ? ?
Cargo Truck 70 2 ? ?
Cement Truck 62 2 150 ?
Delivery Truck 53 2 225 8%
Dirtbike 58 1 100 ?
Dumptruck 54 1 250 ?
Dune Buggy 60 2 40 ?
Explorer 58 2 200 ?
Ghost 99 2 140 100%
Golfcart 45 2 40 ?
Hatchback 67 4 150 19%
Luggage Car 44 1 40 ?
Metaforá** 58 7 225 ?
Moon Buggy 67 2 150 ?
Offroader 57 4 200 20%
Quad 61 2 100 ?
Rabbit 74 4 150 ?
Racecar 122 1 80 ?
Roadster 85 2 125 6%
Rover 56 4 200 ?
Sedan 73 4 150 17%
Scavenger 80 2 150 ?
Skid Loader 44 1 100 ?
Sport Dune Buggy 69 2 85 ?
Sportscar 85 2 125 ?
Snowmobile 61 1 100 ?
Taxi 74 4 150 ?
Toiler 63 4 200 ?
Tractor 45 1 200 ?
Truck 60 5 175 18%
Van 65 5 150 18%

Emergency Vehicles

Name Speed (km/h) Seats Gas Capacity (Units) Spawn Probability*
Ambulance 69 4 200 N/A
Firetruck 65 2 225 N/A
Fire Chief 69 4 200 N/A
Fire Tanker 65 2 225 N/A
Police Car 75 4 175 N/A
Police Jeep 71 4 175 ?
Police Motorcycle 59 1 100 N/A
Armored Police Truck 62 6 220 N/A
Prison Truck 63 8 200 N/A

*Each of the emergency vehicles have their own dedicated spawn points and thus do not have an applicable spawn probability.

Military Vehicles

Name Speed (km/h) Seats Gas Capacity (Units) Spawn Probability At Military Spawn Points
APC 58 8 250 10%
Armored Offroader 62 4 200 65%
Cerberus** 31 2 210 1%
Chariot** 67 3 199 13%
Desert Truck*** 67 4 250 ?
Eagle 62 6 200 ?
Military Offroader 55 4 200 50%
Spartan** 44 6 250 8%
Tank 36 2 200 ?
Ural 65 8 250 25%

**Exclusive to Greece and Cyprus ***Exclusive to Hawaii

****Exclusive to Ireland

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