My wife and I don't own a Prius yet, but we are seriously considering replacing one of our cars with a high mileage car and Prius seems to top that list. The Prius C seems especially appealing...so far. I couldn't find anything in a search on the Prius C ground clearance, and Toyota doesn't seem to have that data out yet. After much searching around I found "lower than a regular Prius" and reference or two to 60mm LOWER than a Toyota Yaris. THAT would put the ground clearance of a Prius C at only 79.7mm (3.14inches). IF thats true, and I am hoping someone got the math wrong, it would be a deal breaker for ME. Anyone confirm or deny? 3 inch ground clearance would make the thread on "AWD" sort of a moot point, if the car high-centers on a heavy frost, much less snow. And that clearance would not get it past the speed bumps in my neighborhood or up the rounded curb they call a driveway entrance at my house. It certainly kills it for even an lightly gravelled road. I was hoping the high mileage car we end up with could be used for getting to distant hikes on smooth roads and maybe some smoother gravel roads. Probably have to look at a "regular" Prius. I am not sure the Prius C could handle the distance anyway, as its touted as a "city car".