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Clearance


Clearance, also known as ride height, is the shortest distance between the lower end of the vehicle's body or chassis and the road. It is one of the vehicle's fundamental measurements to drive over obstacles such as hills, boulders, and muddy surfaces without sustaining damage. A vehicle with higher ground clearance has greater vertical room to traverse and absorb road shocks but reduces stability and slows down the vehicle's speed. On the other hand, a vehicle with lower ground clearance performs better at higher speed, but the underbelly may scrape against a pothole and causclearance has greater vertical room to traverse and absorb road shocks but reduces stability and slows down the vehicle's speed. On the other hand, a vehicle with lower ground clearance performs better at higher speed, but the underbelly may scrape against a pothole and causclearance performs better at higher speed, but the underbelly may scrape against a pothole and cause damage.