Thirteen cars That Can Pass Through Floods

This article focuses on the Phillipines, where flooding is frequent and deadly.

From Carmudi:

The Philippines has experienced heavy flood incidents in the past few months and it has taken a toll on some car owners who were left with no a choice but to pass through flooded areas, especially in Metro Manila. Some cars simply have low body frames, making them susceptible to damage from extreme water levels. The cars that can pass through flooded areas have higher height ride, making them a cut above the rest.

How high should my car be?



There are two important dimensions or measurements that are crucial when evaluating whether a car can withstand high flood levels. Firstly, the ground clearance height. This determines the distance between the ground and the bottom of your car’s chassis. This is the safest possible water level your car can pass through without damaging the engine and electronics.

Secondly, the wading or fording depth. This is the height from the ground up to the crucial level where your car’s sensitive electronics, air intake and vulnerable areas are located. Generally speaking, the best way to calculate this is to assume it’s on top of the wheel rim. However, some cars, like the Hummer H1 have a higher wading depth than the wheel rim’s top. Therefore, it is best to consult your handbook for more information.

Flood-proof cars

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To help our readers who are planning to buy a new or used car in the Philippines, we have compiled some of the cars which have the best wading depth and ground clearance. These vehicles have at least 200 mm (8 inches) of ground clearance and 500 mm (1 ft, 7 inches) of fording depth.

Please note, however, that these cars are mostly SUVs and pickups and are listed in ascending order of their flood worthiness.

Get to know thirteen cars that can pass through floods.

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Source: Thirteen cars that can pass through floodsCarmudi Philippines

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