What is the Ground Clearance of the Honda CR-V and Why is it So Important?

The Honda Civic enjoys a ground clearance between 7.8 and 8.2 inches, depending on drive train; these numbers refer to how high the crossover SUV sits on its wheels off of the ground. Ground clearance makes all of the difference to outdoor enthusiasts, who tend to use their SUVs for outdoor camping trips, skiing, and other endeavors which require great tires, an adaptable drivetrain, and a decent line of sight on their surroundings. The high ground clearance of the Honda CR-V represents just one aspect which makes this midsize crossover a great choice for outdoor adventures, so come explore one today among our new Honda CR-V inventory at Basney Honda. We also encourage you to check out our new financing incentives to find out hour you may save on your next financing or leasing arrangement.

Off-Roading Made Simple

The "ground clearance" of an SUV refers to how far off of the ground it sits. Many technicians will tell you that a proper off-roading crossover should sit about 7.5 inches or more for consideration in this category as a higher ground clearance provides a better line of sight to the driver of the surrounding areas. A higher ground clearance also mitigates damage to the undercarriage caused by loose rocks, roots, and other harmful elements which may damage important vehicle functions and cause excess corrosion buildup.

The Honda CR-V sits at a different ground clearance, depending on your choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive. If you tend to hit the great outdoors more frequent, we recommend a Honda CR-V with the Real Time All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Control system. This drivetrain not only provides the highest ground clearance of 8.2 inches, it also enables the crossover to take on many more adverse driving conditions, including snow, slick roads, and trails. All trim levels of the Honda CR-V come available with the Real Time AWD system.

Check Out the New Honda CR-V Today

Versatility and performance come standard on the Honda CR-V, whether you simply need a more family-friendly SUV, or you want something robust for the outdoor getaways ahead. Schedule a test drive, use our handy directions for the best route, and explore the new Honda CR-V and its high ground clearance here at Basney Honda in Mishawaka near South Bend, IN. We hope to see you soon!

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