14 SUVs with the Highest Ground Clearance

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High-Riding SUVs With go-Anywhere Capability

Taller is better, especially if you need a high-riding vehicle with enough ground clearance to tackle any driving situation. While many people enjoy the expansive view provided by a sport-utility, some shoppers need a vehicle that can do serious off-roading and handle the worst Mother Nature serves up. 

Riding higher in a SUV doesn’t necessarily mean getting onto the tip-toes of your car buying budget. Toyota, Ford, and Jeep all offer models that have extra ground clearance without bogging you down with sky-high price tags. On the other hand, long-limbed models from Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, Land Rover, and Lexus prove all-terrain SUVs come loaded with luxury touches, too. Even an all-electric model from Tesla makes our list of vertically-endowed SUVs.

The models listed are ranked from lowest to highest in terms of each one’s overall ground clearance. We’ve also included prices and each vehicle’s current U.S. News overall ranking score. This figure takes into a wide range of factors, including performance, safety, interior design and comfort, plus predicted reliability. 

Keep reading to find out which SUV wins the battle for ground clearance bragging rights.

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