Angle of Departure
ANGLE OF DEPARTURE
When viewing a vehicle from its side, the angle of departure is the angle between the ground and a line running from the rear tires to the lowest-hanging component directly behind them (which is usually the rear bumper). Similar to the approach angle only backwards, the departure angle indicates a vehicle's ability to drive off a ramp or some other obstacle without damaging the rear part of its undercarriage.


 
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