Top 25 Ground Clearance Crossovers & SUVs – 2019 Report

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7) BMW X5: 10.3 inches (air suspension)

2019 BMW X5

The updated BMW X5 has optional air suspension that can lift the car 10.3 inches off the ground. While that’s not the highest clearance on this top 25 ground clearance crossovers and SUVs list, it very nearly makes the top 5. The standard car makes 8.7 inches of ground clearance, while its air suspension can raise it another 1.6 inches for maximum clearance. Prices start at $60,700 for an X5 xDrive40i model before destination charges.

Under the hood of the base X5 is a 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six engine with 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. Step up to the xDrive50i model, and you get a 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 instead. In the top model, you get 456 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque.