A lowrider is an automobile or other vehicle modified so that its ground clearance is less than its design specification. This can be accomplished by installation of tires with an outer diameter smaller than normally specified for the vehicle, or by more extensive modifications. Such modifications are done to appeal to certain aesthetics, or to alter the vehicle's performance by changing the vehicle's aerodynamic properties, to lower its center of gravity, or to change the effective gear ratios of the drivetrain.
Many lowriders have hydraulic suspension systems so that their ride can change height at the flip of a switch. Lowriders are commonly classic cars from the 1950s. However, large numbers of 1940s to 2000s model cars are also modified; to an uncommon degree newer vehicles are also modified. The style and the year of the cars is defined by the car-clubs.
Chevrolet Impalas from the 1960s are one of the most common models of cars seen as lowriders.
The Lowrider is a vehicle introduced in the Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity expansion. Available to Criminals, it holds three available seats to players including the driver and features a musical horn. As the name suggests, the driver can utilize the vehicle's hydralic suspension however they please. As such, it makes it harder for enemies to obtain hits on passengers in the vehicle while in motion.