road/ground clearance

noun

: distance above the ground
The car has a road/ground clearance of seven inches.

Examples of road/ground clearance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other features of the R3 revealed Thursday: Front trunk Flat-folding front and rear seats Top-hinged opening rear window Two gloveboxes 10%-80% DC fast charging time under 30 minutes Up to 300 mile range The R3X has a wider stance, more ground clearance and a luxurious interior. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 7 Mar. 2024 With the prospect of snow on the forecast for much of the route, the ZR2’s 11.6 inches of ground clearance and 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler mud-terrain tires provided a bit of extra winter confidence. Michael Van Runkle, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 The base model is 3.8 inches wider, 1.4 inches taller and has 0.6 inch more ground clearance. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 1 Feb. 2024 The Crown is less conventional, starting with a height that's almost four inches taller than the Camry—60.6 inches (1,539 mm) despite near-identical ground clearance. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 31 July 2023 Every Wilderness edition is specifically engineered with front skid plates, upgrades to its ground clearance, drivetrain and all terrain capabilities. Tony Leopardo, The Mercury News, 11 Feb. 2024 Jim Nightingale/Newsday RM via Getty Images Of course, its tailfins were already dated, and its sloping front underside was awkward, while its generous ground clearance lent it an ungainly look. Larry Printz, Ars Technica, 4 Oct. 2023 Adaptive air suspension is available on the Z71 and High Country models for greater ground clearance when needed. Scotty Reiss, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Electronically adjustable Sachs front suspension and a slanted KYB shock comprise the suspension, with both ends offering 6.7 inches of ground clearance. Peter Jackson, Robb Report, 10 Nov. 2023

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“Road/ground clearance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/road%2Fground%20clearance. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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