I don't recommend buying a new truck and destroying it off-road. I would recommend a used cheaper truck for that purpose.
But if you are wanting to get into off-roading as you say you do, then the OFFROAD is the one to choose, not much debate here. You can always add lockers but you can't add A-TRACK.
OP , is the 5' bed vs a 6' bed an issue for you ? It was for me