23 SUVs With the Highest Ground Clearance

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS
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22) 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS (tie)

Ground Clearance: 8.5 in. | $70,150 | USN Overall Score: 8.3/10

The Mercedes-Benz GLS sits in the No. 2 spot of our luxury large SUV rankings thanks to its luxurious and spacious cabin, capable engine, agile handling, and composed ride. One of the only downsides to the GLS is its small list of standard features when compared to rivals.

Though you may think it’s unexpected to see a luxury vehicle on this list, get used to it. With 8.5 inches of ground clearance, the GLS has plenty of space to crawl over smaller rocks and plow through decent amounts of snow. You can get an off-road package for $2,850 that adds skid plates (for when 8.5 inches isn’t enough) and a dedicated off-road driving mode.

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