Ground clearance really sold me on the GLA compared to others in the class. I was coming from an Xterra that had 9.5" to the running boards, so the GLA numbers made me rest easy for getting past the snowplow mountain at the end of my driveway.JFYI-
I took some pics of my ride height from the side (not from under the vehicle) for you.
From front tire to fender lip: roughly 3.5 inches
From rear tire to fender lip: rougly 3.25 inches
From ground to lower rocker panel: roughly 10 inches