17) Mazda CX-9 (Tie): 8.8 inches
While Mazda lopped an inch of ground clearance off the latest generation CX-5, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 sits tall, with 8.8 inches of ground clearance. Nathan had the opportunity to test that ground clearance out in Colorado late last year. Prices start at $34,080 for an all-wheel drive Sport model.
Under the hood, you get a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine with 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. That comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, regardless of which trim level you buy.