Crossovers with lower ground clearances than 2020 Suzuki S-Presso

Updated Apr 12, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Despite its small overall look, the S-Presso actually has a decent amount of ground clearance, even when compared to bigger crossovers.

After its launch in March 2020, the new Suzuki S-Presso continues to impress many Filipino car buyers with its superb features and its masculine-looking exterior design.

The S-Presso replaced the Alto as the most affordable vehicle currently in Suzuki’s lineup. It may be tall, but it isn’t a crossover but more of a lifted hatchback.

2020 Suzuki S-Presso Philippines: Specs, Features, and Pricing Overview

One feature worth mentioning in consideration of its subcompact nature is its outstanding ground clearance measured at 180mm. In addition, the Suzuki S-Presso has a total dimension of 3565mm x 1520m x 1565mm.

Owning a vehicle with high clearance can have many advantages: it employs more road visibility, you can drive over road surfaces like terrains or curbs with ease, and drivers can easily see you which lessen the chance of you getting into an accident.

To further appreciate Suzuki S-Presso’s relatively high ground clearance for its size, we have listed down crossovers that have a lower ground clearance than the new contender in town.

Geely Azkarra

One of the newest contenders in the Philippine crossover market, the Azkarra, has a ground clearance measured at 163mm – 17mm short than the S-Presso’s. In terms of total dimension, the Azkarra is 4,544mm long, 1831mm wide, and 1,713mm high.

An Azkarra on the road

Azkarra is one of the emerging vehicles in the country

Hyundai Kona

The Hyundai Kona has to be the most surprising crossover on the list. Its ground clearance is measured at 170 mm – 10mm short than that of the Suzuki’s. In terms of total dimension, the Kona is 4,165mm long, 1,800mm wide, and 1,550mm high.

A red Kona

Contributing to its ground clearance are 215/55 R17/7.0J x 17 Alloy wheels

>>> Related: Why 2020 Suzuki S-Presso is more of a lifted Celerio at a lower price

Kia Sportage

The fourth-generation Kia Sportage’s ground clearance is measured at 172mm, which is 8mm less than the Suzuki S-Presso.

In addition, the Kia Sportage has a total dimension measured at 4480mm x 1,855mm x 1,655mm – a thoroughly surprising fact since the Sportage since it’s way, way bigger than the S-Presso.

A Sportage driving up a mountain

Did you know that the Sportage made its debut in 1993?

Mazda CX-3

With Mazda’s Kodo principle in designing its vehicles, we kind of expect that the Japanese automaker will keep it as simple and make it look like it’s firmly planted to the ground as possible.

The Mazda CX-3 is recorded to have 155mm, which is a tad too low for a crossover, we must say.

A CX-3 with a building in the background

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Know more about Suzuki S-Presso 2022

Suzuki S-Presso

The Suzuki S-Presso is a five-seater city car. In the Philippines, it has three available trims. These are the S-Presso GL 1.0 MT w/ Alloy Wheels and the S-Presso GL 1.0 Special Edition MT. Their price ranges from Php 563,000 to Php 588,000. 

Size-wise, the S-Presso has a length of 3,565mm, a width of 1,529mm, and a height of 1,565mm. It also has a ground clearance of 180mm.  

Locally, the S-Presso competes against the likes of the Toyota Wigo, Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback, Honda Brio, among others. 

₱ 523,000 - ₱ 588,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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