How Low Can You Go? Take The BRIDJIT Ground Clearance Quiz!
Vehicle ground clearance can be tricky to gauge, and a lot of people get “tricked” by a car’s appearance. Designers know how to make vehicles look higher or lower than they really are. The proof is our new ground clearance quiz – check it out!
We’ve created a quiz pitting vehicles, some unexpected, against each other to see if you can figure out which one has more ground clearance. You can try your luck with the clearance of a Dodge Viper or Tesla Model S and not worry about alignment, paint scratches, or undercarriage damage. It’s just some online fun.
Think you know which crossover can handle off-road tracks or what vehicles should avoid speed bumps? Some of the clearance winners were a surprise to us. In fact, we’ve uncovered a sedan with more ground clearance than a popular truck, and we could hardly believe there’s a sports car that actually clears a curb better than a popular family vehicle.
Why Ground Clearance Is Important
Most of us have experienced the awful “uh-oh my car doesn’t have enough clearance” scraping noise that sets your teeth on edge.
Now, imagine experiencing that sound every time you cross your driveway. If you have a rolled curb at the end of your driveway, there’s a pretty good chance that you have to deal with this scraping issue all the time.
Most of the time, scraping sounds worse than it really is. Car designers have various protections in place to makes critical parts aren’t damaged. Still, scraping the curb can cause a variety of issues:
- Body damage, like broken and cracked bumpers and front splitters
- Oil pan damage, as the oil pan is usually the lowest hanging part of any engine
- Wheel alignment and suspension damage, depending on the type of obstacle and how hard you hit it
- Scratches to underside components, which can remove protective coatings and facilitate rust
- Muffler and exhaust system damage, which can make your vehicle louder and impact performance
Not to mention, every time your car has a ground clearance issue, it can be a real jolt to you and your passengers. If you have back pain, or just don’t like spilling your coffee every time you hit a certain bump or curb, this jolt can be incredibly annoying.
If you have a rolled curb, the BRIDJIT Curb Ramp is the solution. Learn more here.