Jeep redesigned the Cherokee for 2019, but not so as to lose any of its ground clearance. The Trailhawk model still manages a healthy 8.7 inches, in addition to its full-fledged locking rear differential. Trailhawk models start at $33,965 without destination charges.
Under the hood of the Cherokee Trailhawk is either a 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 with 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque or a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Both mate up exclusively to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
21) Subaru Crosstrek (Tie): 8.7 inches
Starting at the 21st spot in our top 25 top ground clearance crossovers and SUVs list, we’re entering Subaru territory. Most Subaru models, Crosstrek included, sport 8.7 inches of ground clearance.
The powertrains are different, however. The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. Here, you get the option of a six-speed manual transmission or, for $1,000 more, a CVT. Crosstrek 2.0i models start at $21,895 excluding desination.