5 sedans with SUV-like ground clearance: Maruti Ciaz to Toyota Corolla Altis

India has never been known for a robust and well-maintained road infrastructure but things have improved in the past few years. However, cars with low ground clearance are still not preferred by most buyers for obvious reasons. The bad condition of roads is also one of the reasons behind the increasing popularity of SUVs on Indian roads. Given the rough roads in many parts of the country, Indian customers are looking for increased ground clearance in every type of car they buy. For the same, many of the internationally sold cars are brought here with slightly improved ground clearance. Let’s now take a look at 5 sedans that comes with SUV like ground clearance.

Tata Tigor

Ground Clearance: 170 mm

Tata Tigor Facelift

Starting off the list is the Tata Tigor, a sub-4 meter sedan that comes with one of the highest ground clearance in its segment. Based on the same platform as the Tiago and offered with the same engine options, the Tigor also has a hardcore performance variant of the car that is sold under the JTP moniker. The Tigor comes with a ground clearance of 170 mm which is quite good for a compact sedan. Tata offers the Tigor with a 1.2-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum of 84 Bhp – 114 Nm along with a diesel engine that generates a maximum of 69 Bhp and 140 Nm.

Tata Zest

Ground Clearance: 175 mm

Tata Zest

The Tata Zest was first launched in 2014 and came with a ride height of 175 mm, which is even better than the Tigor. This makes it perfect for city driving and for a long cruise on weekends. The short wheelbase and high ground clearance of the Zest allow it to go over rough roads without causing any damage to its underside. The Zest comes with both petrol and diesel engine options to choose from and starts from Rs. 5.82 lakhs, which is the ex-showroom (Delhi) price of the base XE petrol variant.

Ford Figo Aspire

Ground clearance: 174 mm

Ford Figo Aspire Facelift Studio Shot 2

Ford launched the new updated model of the Aspire last year and it came with refreshed exteriors along with slightly updated interiors. Based on the Figo hatchback, it stands tall with a high ground clearance of 174 mm. This makes the Aspire with one of the highest ground clearance in the segment. The compact sedan by Ford comes with three engine options – 1.2-litre petrol, 1.5-litre petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel engine, which are the same as available on the Ford Figo hatchback.

Maruti Ciaz

Ground Clearance: 170 mm

Maruti Ciaz 1.5 Diesel 1

The Ciaz was launched in the market after the SX4 failed to prove its mettle in the C-segment sedan game. the Ciaz has an attractive design, feature-rich and comfortable cabin but another feather in its cap is its high ground clearance. The sedan comes with a ground clearance of 170 mm which enhances its practicality. This is the highest ground clearance in its segment where it rivals the Honda City and the Hyundai Verna among others.

Toyota Corolla Altis

Ground Clearance: 175 mm

The Toyota Corolla is one of the best selling sedans in its segment, where it rivals the Skoda Octavia, Hyundai Elantra, and the Honda Civic. While a few of its rivals now offer better features and are newer generation models, one key area where the Corolla is still triumphant is ground clearance. The Toyota Corolla Altis has high ground clearance of 175 mm. While it has a long wheelbase of 2,700mm, the high ground clearance of the car saves it from scrapping on the rough patches