In this blog, we will discuss whether the Honda CR-V is a high clearance vehicle or not. We’ll go over some of the specs of
Honda company originates from Japan, it is a public multinational that makes automobiles. The company has been in operation since 1959 and has been producing cars and selling outside of Japan. As in 2013, Honda was the first Japanese automotive company in the USA to export more and import less. The company boasts of many car models including; Amaze, Avancier, CR-V, City, Fit among many other models.
Also known as the ride height, it is the difference between the point where the tires meet a flat surface (road or garage floor) and the lowest point of the vehicle, normally the axle appears to be the lowest point. Ground clearance can as well be measured by parking the vehicle on a flat surface and measuring the distance between its lowest point and the ground.
Ground clearance is always measured when the vehicle is not loaded with either cargo or people. It will, however, vary depending on the vehicle use and type. For example, cars are generally used for carrying passengers, racing and general uses.
Variations in ride height would mean that the vehicle with a greater clearance is to be used more carefully. Most Honda vehicles are saloon cars and SUVs with a clearance of between 165mm and 250mm. Let’s look at Honda city, for instance, its ground clearance is 165mm, this means that the vehicle’s center of gravity is at its lowest possible, considering the car suspension. At that clearance, the car is able to perform optimally (be able to attain good speed without gaining instability).
Most car users go ahead and modify the ground clearance of their cars by either by lowering it. This could work in all Honda cars as almost all the passenger cars are made with an allowance of lowering inches that will not put the car to a risk of being scratched by the ground.
Honda Ground Clearance differences (vehicles with lower clearance as well as those with a bigger one) however come with their advantages and disadvantages. It could also be of importance to note that vehicles are made for particular uses and markets so when buying we should consider that.
Advantages of low ground clearance
The center of gravity is way lower than its average. This makes the car stable and gets very easy to drive even at high speeds.
Assists in Aerodynamics
In aerodynamics, when a vehicle is moving at a speed, the air moving over it becomes denser than the one under the vehicle hence higher pressure is under the car, low clearance reduces the air under the car and as a result, lowers the pressure. This gives the car advantage of attaining high and safe speeds.
Disadvantages of low ground clearance
Inability to go off-road
Cars with low ride height come in contact with the ground many times when off road and therefore becomes difficult to drive.
Advantages of High ground clearance
Good off-road abilities
The vehicles are able to move in all types of roads including bumpy terrains without difficulties.
Higher carrying capacity
It will take a greater weight to get the axle of a pickup to a bump than that needed for a saloon car to hit a bump.
Disadvantage of High ground clearance
The center of gravity is high hence the vehicle will have to be loaded so as to attain more weight and stability and therefore be able to move in better speeds.
Honda Civic Ground Clearance
Ground clearance (also perceived as Ride height) describes the height from the lowest gap of the car’s underbody and the mark of the tires’ contact
Honda Pilot Ground Clearance
Ground clearance (also understood as Ride height) measures the height between the minimum point of the auto’s undercarriage and the point of the tires’ touch
Honda Accord Ground Clearance
Ground clearance (also perceived as Ride height) measures the length from the lowermost spot of the auto’s undercarriage and the edge of the tires’ touch
Honda Fit Ground Clearance
Ground clearance (also acknowledged as Ride height) defines the interval from the bottom spot of the auto’s underbody and the edge of the tires’ touch
Honda Odyssey Ground Clearance
Ground clearance (also known as Ride height) denotes the distance from the lowermost mark of the car’s chassis and the mark of the tires’ touch
Honda Element Ground Clearance
Ground clearance (also understood as Ride height) describes the interval from the lowermost tip of the vehicle’s underbody and the gap of the tires’ contact
Honda HR-V Ground Clearance
Ground clearance (also acknowledged as Ride height) denotes the interval between the minimum mark of the vehicle’s undercarriage and the spot of the tires’ contact
Honda CR-V Ground Clearance
Honda CR-V ground clearance chart Gen 1 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Trim Lowest ground clearance LX 4dr SUV AWD 8.1 ” (205