Are you concerned that you have a vehicle that doesn’t have the water clearance to handle floodwaters when the rainy season arrives?
Do you live in an area that’s prone to flooding? Here are ten models that have the best and the worst when it comes to clearing water and giving you the confidence to handle floodwaters. If you have one of the best, go ahead and drive, if you have one of the worst, avoid driving when the floodwaters arrive.
Best Water Clearance Vehicles
Land Rover Defender
This vehicle gives you the clearance you need and the feeling you want in a luxury ride. Take the Land Rover Defender out for a drive and know that you’ll have more than 35 inches of water clearance to handle the flood when it arrives.
This midsize truck is right for you to have the drive and adventures that can be fun. The Ford Ranger offers you more than 31 inches of wading depth to make sure you can handle high floodwaters when you’re faced with them.
Toyota Land Cruiser
The Toyota Land Cruiser is an SUV that can wade through water that comes up to 27.5 inches, giving you the confidence to handle water over two feet high. This SUV also allows you to have the comfort and quality you want.
Land Rover Discovery Sport
This Land Rover is a bit smaller than the Defender and it has lower clearance over water. The Discovery Sport can handle water up to 23.6 inches, which is nearly two feet. This makes the drive better for you when you’re faced with a flood.
Although the Ford EcoSport is one of the smallest SUVs in the market it can handle water up to 21.6 inches to give you a good drive when the floods begin. Go ahead and make that last-minute run to the store with this SUV when the flooding begins.
Worst Water Clearance Vehicles
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a car that’s been created to be close to the ground and give you the feeling you want when you drive. Don’t go out and face a flood in this sedan, it only has three inches of ground clearance, which isn’t going to do you any good when the water rises.
Porsche Carrera GT
You’re not likely going to brave any floodwaters in your Porsche Carrera GT, but if that thought crosses your mind, put it away. This car only has 3.4 inches of ground clearance. Pull this beauty into the garage and leave it there during the flood.
Sitting only slightly higher off the ground, the Mercedes-AMG SL has a ground clearance of 3.6 inches to give you a small area above the ground. This isn’t the car you want to take out and brave the elements in, especially if a flood is taking place.
You might not drive this car when the weather is bad anyway but knowing the ground clearance is only 3.9 inches means you know that you shouldn’t even think about taking this car out in a flood. Save it for the fun that you can enjoy at the track.
The Chevrolet Corvette sits the highest of these five cars, but the ground clearance is still only four inches. Leave this car at home and stay there with it when the floodwaters begin to rise. You won’t want to experience what happens if this car is filled with water.