Completely impractical, somebody asked what a lifted one may look like. My opinion is it looks like a teenage Murano.
As far as off road ability, its higher off the ground to carry more speed so you dont get stuck (as much). Ive got some front drive cars into some precarious situations going fishing and exploring, Im sure my '12 will end up with bush scratches, wet floor mats and mud all over it at some point too. lol