10 SUVs With the Most Ground Clearance in 2017

2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
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Which New SUVs Get You Off the Ground?

Ground clearance is a key factor in determining a vehicle’s off-road worthiness. Though good ground clearance doesn’t depend on fancy four-wheel drive systems and specialized off-road hardware, these features usually go hand in hand.

Ground clearance is simply the distance between the ground and the bottom of the vehicle, measured in inches. The better your truck or SUV’s ground clearance is, the easier it is to crawl over minor obstacles out on the trail.

Even if you don't regularly go off-roading, good ground clearance can still be a big help. You're less likely to scrape the underside of your vehicle on a bumpy road at a campsite or on a snowy, unplowed street if your vehicle sits higher.

These 10 SUVs in the following slideshow are in order from good to best. In many cases, different trim levels of the same model have different ground clearances, with the highest-riding version getting the spot on this list.

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