Best Indian Cars With Maximum Ground Clearance – Highest Ground Clearance Cars

Cars With Maximum Ground Clearance in India 

Road with Pot Holes, Roads dug up or Roads with no Roads at all… is the current state of roads in India. But that hasn’t stopped people from investing in cars from various segments. And car makers of the world seem to be eager to enter the Indian market with their latest models housing the latest technology. However, one aspect of buying cars that are not highlighted enough compared to the ambient lighting or Infotainment system is “GROUND CLEARANCE”.

So since the car manufacturers aren’t putting this information up with easy access, we have done it for you.

 

Top Hatchbacks – Ground Clearance

Those cute compact hatchbacks for the city and occasional road trips aren’t just cute and compact anymore. Hatchbacks are power-packed and loaded with many features lately that make them really fun to drive and some of the manufacturers have made sure that fun isn’t limited by providing good ground clearance

 

1. DATSUN REDI-GO

Datsun Redigo Ground Clearance

 

Be it looks, interior features, mileage or even price-tag, the hot-chick small car from Datsun has got everything that appeals to the first time Indian car buyer. Datsun Redi-Go powered by 799 cc petrol engine generates a maximum power of 53 BHP at 5678 rpm and peak torque of 72 Nm at 4388 rpm. Apart from being feature-laden, Redi-Go also commands a whopping ground clearance of 185 mm, hence with respect to ground clearance, it stands as No.1 in the hatchback segment.

 

2. FIAT PUNTO EVO

Fiat Punto Evo Ground Clearance

Famous for its undisputed engine performance, the Fiat Punto EVO comes in two powertrain options namely petrol and diesel. The 1172cc petrol motor erupts a sizable power of 67.1 BHP at 6000 rpm and meaty torque of 96 Nm at 2500 rpm. Moreover, the diesel counterpart is the 1248cc that produces a maximum power of 91.7 BHP at 4000 rpm and peak torque of 209 Nm at 2000 rpm. Just like it never lets you down on the power and torque front same way with its practical ground clearance of 185mm there is no looking back. For the bad roads in India, Punto is one of the best choices.

 

3. RENAULT KWID

Renault Kwid

This entry-level car with crossover-stance has done wonders for the French carmaker since its launch. The KWID, which finds an awesome ground clearance of 184 mm which gives it the third place on our list and is admired among masses for its butch looks, premium-looking interior design, abundant space, superior ride quality, excellent mileage etc. Offered in 0.8 L and 1.0 L petrol engine choices and its box SUV-ish design it took harshly on the segment champion Maruti Alto 800 and K10. The Renault KWID also features the handiness of AMT gearbox.

Of course, there are other cars in this segment that aren’t very far behind…

Toyota Glanza 183 mm
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso 180 mm
Maruti Suzuki Ignis 180 mm
Datsun Go 170 mm
Tata Tiago 170 mm
Hyundai Elite i20 170 mm
Toyota Etios Liva 170 mm
Maruti Suzuki Baleno 170 mm
Ford Figo 168 mm
Hyundai i10 Nios 167 mm
Wagon R (NEW ONE) 165 mm
Hyundai i10/Grand 165 mm
Hyundai Santro 165 mm
Honda Brio 165 mm
Maruti Suzuki Celerio 165 mm
Tata Altroz 165 mm
Honda Jazz 165 mm
Volkswagen Polo 165- 168 mm
Tata Bolt 165 mm
Maruti Suzuki Swift 163 mm
Maruti Suzuki Alto/ Alto K10 160 mm

Top Compact Sedans – Ground Clearance

Don’t be fooled when car makers add the prefix “compact “while naming certain sedans. These cars might not be as long and spacious as the actual sedans but they aren’t compromised in comfort or space and are certainly not short enough to hamper the peaceful ride you look forward to.

 

1.  TATA ZEST

Tata Zest Ground Clearance

The sedan that revived Tata Motors fortunes in the under compact sedans segment, gets the top spot with a ground clearance of 175 mm. The contemporary sedan with fabulous feature list seizes length, width and height of 3995 mm, 1706 mm and 1570 mm respectively. It also carries a wheelbase of 2470 mm and a convenient boot capacity of 390 L. Tata Zest is offered in petrol and diesel options with three different driving modes for hassle-free driving.

 

2. HYUNDAI AURA

HYUNDAI AURA

Hyundai Aura makes its debut this year (2020), and it’s here to stay with the great looks and features. One of the great features being the assuring ground clearance of 175 mm making it a tough competitor with the Tata. Holding the dimensions of 3995 mm in length, 1680 mm in width, and 1520 in height, the Aura is available with automatic transmission in both petrol and diesel and the manual transmission comes in petrol, Diesel and Petrol with CNG options.

 

3. FORD ASPIRE

Ford Figo Aspire

Second Ford-brand car to feature in the list is Ford Aspire compact sedan. Packed with an admirable duo of power mills in the form of 1498cc diesel and 1499cc petrol, the former produces a good 99 BHP of power and peak torque of 215 Nm. Whilst, the latter gives out a power of 110.5 BHP and peak torque of 136 Nm. Coming to the ground clearance, there is a tie, as Aspire too, features 174 mm of ground clearance, which is the highest in this segment.

Other cars with ground clearance above 160 mm in the compact sedan segment are listed below:

Tata Tigor 170 mm
Maruti Dzire 170 mm
Volkswagen Ameo 165 mm
Hyundai Xcent 165 mm
Honda Amaze 165 mm

 

Top Sedans – Ground Clearance

Long, Spacious, Sporty, feature-laden won’t cut it anymore credits the not so bright future of Indian roads. And that is something every car maker in India knows. Now, even the luxurious sedans come with some impressive ground clearance stats.

 

1. FIAT LINEA

FIAT LINEA

The Italian sedan Fiat Linea has got the highest ground clearance of 185 mm in this segment where car makers normally try to make their sedans look sporty and provide them with low-profile. Fiat Linea diesel comes fitted with 1248cc power mill that produces a maximum power of 91.7 BHP at 4000 rpm and meaty torque 209 Nm at 2000 rpm. Likewise, the choice of two tunes under 1368cc petrol variant generates a maximum power of 88.8 BHP (Fire) and 123.2 BHP (T-Jet) and peak torque of 115 Nm (Fire) and 208 Nm (T-Jet).

 

2. TOYOTA COROLLA ALTIS

TOYOTA COROLLA ALTIS

The Japanese multinational automotive company Toyota, manufactures the Corolla Altis to look as stylish as it was built to feel with roomy – plush interiors and reliable- sporty engine. Flashing a classy yet edgy look, this sedan is 4620 mm long, 1775 mm wide and 1475 mm tall with a good ground clearance of 175 mm. Variants available are Petrol and diesel with CVT and manual transmission options in both. The engine capacity stands between 1364 CC to 1798 CC which translates to 138 BHP at the maximum based on the variant.

 

3. TOYOTA PLATINUM ETIOS

TOYOTA PLATINUM ETIOS

Yet another well-designed sedan made for India that has been selling like hotcakes due to its practicality notion in every aspect. Besides the capacious and cosy cabin, a plethora of features, amazing mileage numbers it also possesses 174 mm of ground clearance. Toyota Etios is presented in diesel (1364cc, 67.05 BHP and 170 Nm) as well as petrol (1496cc, 88.73 BHP and 132 Nm) choice in the country.

Some other worthy options in this segment are as below…

Mahindra Verito 172 mm
Honda Civic 171 mm
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 170 mm
Hyundai Elantra 167 mm
Hyundai Verna 165 mm
Honda City 165 mm
Nissan Sunny 165 mm
Skoda Rapid 163 mm
Volkswagen Vento 163 mm
Toyota Yaris 160 mm

 

 

Top Compact Crossover SUV – Ground Clearance

Times, when driving in the city traffic and exploring the wilderness, requires two very differently designed cars, Car manufacturers decided to give you exactly what you need with the compact crossover SUVs where style meets toughness and compact meets spacious. And one of the ways these cars can establish their toughness is with ground clearance…

 

1. FIAT AVVENTURA

Fiat Avventura Ground Clearance

Fiat Avventura is a crossover that managed to put some of the actual SUVs to shame when it comes to ground clearance because this crossover has the best ground clearance of 205mm in the segment. This car looks cute and feisty at the same time while cutting through traffic with an under 4-metre length and 1.7 metres wide making it spacious yet compact. The Avventura is offered in diesel fuel type for all the variants except for the Avventura powered by Abarth.

 

2. FORD FREESTYLE

FORD FREESTYLE

Launched in 2018, this mid-size crossover SUV comes with an impressive ground clearance of 190 mm. The Freestyle as the name suggests is designed to allow you to experience the best of both worlds: zipping through the city and venturing onto roads with no roads. The 5 seater is only available with a manual transmission in both Petrol and Diesel options with an engine capacity of 1194 CC to 1498 CC depending on the variant.

 

3. HYUNDAI i20 ACTIVE

Hyundai i20 Active

The Elite i20 was always a good looking car and with the additional dose of overall plastic cladding, its appeal has gone a step further. The i20 Active features the same engine as its stock cousin – a 1.4litre diesel and a 1.2-litre petrol engine. The former motor produces 88.73 BHP of max power and 220 Nm of peak torque while the latter pumps out 81.86 BHP of top power and 114.73 Nm of max torque. The Korean automaker has also upped the ground clearance of its i20 Active by 20 mm to 190 mm over its premium hatchback (170 mm).

Some other crossovers with good ground clearance…

Honda WRV 188 mm
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross 180 mm
Mahindra NuvoSport 180 mm
Toyota Etios Cross 170 mm
Mahindra KUV 100 170 mm

 

Top SUV – Ground Clearance

Sports Utility Vehicles are a blessing to those who love the road less taken. These cars are designed to take you where not many dare to go and they do it with the utmost ease. The tall stance, wide base, tough performance build to conquer the most adverse of situations ensures confidence and comfort. With all this, car manufacturers are still looking to better the SUVs and one such aspect is the ground clearance.

 

1. TOYOTA FORTUNER

Toyota Fortuner

Yet another meticulously designed car by Toyota that has an appreciable ground clearance of 220mm. The SUV that’s got it all and sells just like it performs thanks to the rich interiors, sturdy-bold exteriors and very capable inline-4 powerhouse under the hood which displaces 2755 CC (Diesel) and 2694 CC (Petrol) pumping 134 BHP at 3400 RPM with 420-450 NM of torque at 2400-2600 RPM in the diesel MT and AT models respectively. And 163 BHP at 5200 RPM with 245 NM of torque at 4000 RPM for the petrol variants.

 

2. MAHINDRA ALTURAS G4

MAHINDRA ALTURAS G4

Mahindra bags the title of second-best ground clearance in the SUV segment with the Alturas G4 which has a ground clearance of 244 mm. With dimensions of 4850 mm in length, 1960mm in width, 1845 mm in height with roof rails, this SUV throws a decent 178 BHP with the help of a 4 cylinder 2157 CC engine have a peak torque of 420 Nm at 1600- 2600 RPM. The Alturas G4 features the Mercedes –Benz 7 speed automatic transmission for both the 4×2 and 4×4 diesel variants.

 

3. ISUZU MU-X

The Isuzu MU-X is a seven-seater SUV with the dimensions of 4825mm long, 1860mm wide and 1840 tall while displaying the third-best ground clearance of 220mm in the SUV segment. Housing a 3 Litre 2999 CC, in- line 4, the turbocharged engine, this beasty looking machine unleashes is 174 BHP with 380 Nm of torque at 2800 RPM making the drive through tough terrains a piece of cake. And the bundle of accessories on the interiors radiate luxury for a pleasing drive experience.

Some other SUVs with good ground clearance are as follows…

Ssangyong Mahindra Rexton 252 mm
Mitsubishi Pajero 215 mm
Renault Captur 210 mm
Honda BR -V 210 mm
Nissan Kicks 210 mm
Ford Endeavour 210 mm
Force Gurkha 210 mm
Tata Nexon 209 mm
Honda CR -V 208 mm
Renault Duster 205 mm
Nissan Terrano 205 mm
Fiat Urban Cross 205 mm
Mahindra XUV500 200 mm
Ford EcoSport 200 mm
Tata Harrier 200 mm
Tata Hexa 200 mm
Tata Safari Storme 200 mm
Mahindra XUV 500 200 mm
Mahindra Thar 200 mm
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza 198 mm
Mahindra Bolero 195 mm
Hyundai Venue 195 mm
Hyundai Tucson 195 mm
Skoda Kodiaq Scout 194 mm
MG Hector 192 mm
Hyundai Creta 190 mm
KIA Seltos 190 mm
Mahindra TUV 300 190 mm
Mitsubishi Outlander 190 mm
Mahindra XUV300 180 mm
Mahindra Scorpio 180 mm
Maruti Suzuki S -cross 180 mm

 

Top MPV – Ground Clearance

You can say that the cars under this segment are the new generation vans being 7/8/9 seater cars with enough boot space, enough power and all the new gizmo fitted to enhance the comfort. So, like the name suggests: Multi-Purpose vehicles, these cars are designed to serve the multitude of activities such as a family tour on the weekends or to go home shopping etc.

 

1. MAHINDRA MARAZZO

Mahindra Marazzo

Mahindra Marazzo bears the best ground clearance of 200 mm in this segment. The fluidic design is well complemented with the signature Aqua Marine colour body paint, black and chrome alloys, signature Mahindra grills surely give this MPV an element of ‘stop and stare’. But MPV is not all looks, it houses a fair 1.5 Litre 4 cylinder engine which throws 121 BHP at 3500 RPM with 300 Nm at 1750-2500 RPM. The Marazzo is available only the 6-speed manual transmission.

 

2. TOYOTA INNOVA CRYSTA

TOYOTA INNOVA CRYSTA

With a ground clearance of 193 mm, the Innova Crysta takes the second place for best ground clearance in this segment. The front grill with edgy projector headlight design gives this MPV a sporty look and surely performs like it too thanks to the 2393 CC Diesel/ 2694 CC Petrol, in-line 4 cylinder engine. The MPV comes with 2 modes: ECO and Power so that the engine automatically tunes itself accordingly and speaking of automatic. The Innova Crysta is available with 6 speed automatic with sequential shift and 5-speed manual transmission options.

 

3. MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA

MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA

Ground clearance of 185 mm grants the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga the third position in this segment purely for the commendable ground clearance. But this MPV does deserve praise for the other perks such as affordability, performance and Style. The Ertiga is spacious and comfy while being 4395 mm long, 1735mm wide and 1690mm tall. It is available in Petrol and Diesel options with automatic and manual transmission.

MPVs that fit the bill of sound ground clearance are:

Renault Triber 182 mm
Maruti Suzuki XL6 180 mm
Mahindra Xylo 180 mm
Renault Lodgy 174 mm
KIA Carnival 171 mm
Datsun GO Plus 170 mm

 

And that’s cars with best in segment ground clearance in India as of 2020 Q1 for you.

 

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Maharaja
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Maharaja

Renault Kwid. Crossover hatchback with 180 mm ground clearance

Ramu
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You have missed one car having great ground clearance is TATA NEXON with 209 mm of ground clearance.

Mp
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Mp

Mahindra Verito Sedan has 172mm ground clearance.

Soham
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Soham

Nobody buys mahindra verito…

vc
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vc

hahahaha…. thumbs up!!

satya
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satya

you missed out Ford FREESTYLE with ground clearance of 190mm. missed WR V HONDA with 188 mm.

Thakur
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Thakur

Honda WR V is there in the list

Kesavamoorthy
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Kesavamoorthy

Exactly. I was searching for freestyle only. May be this is too old article.

Prasanjeet Poddar
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Prasanjeet Poddar

Where is ecosports

Bubu
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Bubu

Vitara brezza has 215mm of ground clearance

Bubu Pradhan
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Bubu Pradhan

No.,it’s 198mm

Niaz
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Niaz

What about maruti ertiga?

Anuj
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Anuj

You folks should have placed ford Freestyle,Kwid, ignis in the list.

Chetan Lokegaonkar
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Chetan Lokegaonkar

You missed Maruti suzuki Sx4 Zxi model, its ground clearance is 180 mm.

jassi gill
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jassi gill

Nice

Vishwajeet Singh Minhas
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Vishwajeet Singh Minhas

You missed the Renault Captur with ground clearance of 210 mm.

Rajesh Rawat
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Rajesh Rawat

What is the ps power

RAndhiRA
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RAndhiRA

Segment is different

Prateek
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Prateek

Isuzu V cross with 225mm of ground clearance

Prawal
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Prawal

No mention of Thar?

sathish
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sathish

Nexon 209…seems to be the highest and best….

Anu
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Anu

Honda BRV has 210 and the best among the above list

Fjfjg
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Fjfjg

Nissan Kicks 210mm.

RNSINGH
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RNSINGH

I GUESS SO

Rakesh Nunna
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ssangyong rexton Is the beast with top ground clearance. 252mm

Vilgin V
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Vilgin V

What is the ground clearance of Hyundai nios

A S
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A S

Rubbish analysis. You guys haven’t even listed Toyota Fortuner which has the maximum ground clearance at 220 mm.

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Isuzu d’max vcross 225 mm ground clearance

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