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Thirteen 2018 Car Models That Can Pass Through Floods

In a country where a sudden downpour can lead to flooded roads, having a car that comes with a high ground clearance is a must. This is one of the reasons why SUVs and pickup trucks became popular in the Philippine market. Aside from having a reasonable price tag, these type of vehicles are also flood-ready. Here are some of the vehicles available in the local market that can give you a fighting chance should you encounter a flooded road. Of note, the list of cars below are based on ground clearance and are priced below PHP2.5 million.

Chevrolet Trailblazer 4×4 A/T

brand New Chevrolet Trailblazer 4x4 A/T 2018

Engine: 2.8-liter Diesel (200 hp and 500 Nm of torque)

Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic

Ground Clearance: 253 mm

Nissan Navara 4×4 A/T

Brand New Nissan Navara 4x4 A/T 2018

Engine: 2.5-liter Diesel (187 hp and 450 Nm of torque)

Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic

Ground clearance: 245 mm

Toyota FJ Cruiser 4×4 A/T

Engine: 4.0-liter Gas (268 hp and 380 Nm of torque)

Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic

Ground Clearance: 240 mm

Ford Ranger 4×4 A/T  

Engine: 3.2-liter Diesel (197 hp and 470 Nm of torque)

Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic

Ground Clearance: 237 mm

Mazda BT-50 4×4 A/T


Engine: 3.2-liter Diesel (197 hp and 470 Nm of torque)

Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic

Ground Clearance: 237 mm

Isuzu D-Max 4×4 A/T

Brand New Isuzu D-Max 4x4 A/T 2018

Engine: 3.0-liter Diesel (175 hp and 380 Nm of torque)

Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic

Ground Clearance: 235 mm

Isuzu mu-X 4×4 A/T

Brand New Isuzu mu-X 4x4 A/T 2018

 

Engine: 3.0-liter Diesel (175 hp and 380 Nm of torque)

Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic

Ground Clearance: 230 mm

Nissan Terra 4×4 A/T

Brand New Nissan Terra 4x4 A 2018

2.5-liter Diesel (187 hp and 450 Nm of torque)

Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic

Ground Clearance: 225 mm

Ford Everest 4×4 A/T

Brand New Ford Everest 4x4 A/T 2018

Engine: 3.2-liter Diesel (197 hp and 470 Nm of torque)

Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic

Ground Clearance: 225 mm

Mazda CX-9 4×4 A/T

Engine: 2.5-liter Gasoline (231 hp and 420 Nm of torque)

Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic

Ground Clearance: 220 mm

Subaru Forester AWD A/T*

Brand New Subaru Forester AWD A/T 2018

Engine: 2.0-liter Gasoline (238 hp and 350 Nm of torque)

Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission

Ground Clearance: 220 mm

*Subaru XV and Subaru Outback also have the same 220 mm ground clearance. We decided to only include the Forester so as to make the list of cars more diverse.

Toyota Rush 4×2 A/T

Engine: 1.5-liter Gasoline (102 hp and 134 Nm of torque)

Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic

Ground Clearance: 220 mm

Mitsubishi Montero Sport 4×4 A/T

Brand New Mitsubishi Montero Sport 4x4 A/T 2018

Engine: 2.4-liter Diesel (179 hp and 430 Nm of torque)

Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic

Ground Clearance: 218 mm

Driving through flooded roads is risky and it could lead to a stalled vehicle when things go wrong. Remember to gauge and asses the situation before you decide to take the plunge. Vehicles such as SUVs and pickup trucks that have a high ground clearance will give you a better fighting chance when you need to drive through floods. In case you’re looking to purchase a brand-new car, visit Carmudi Philippines to browse the list of vehicles per brand that are available in the market.

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