Top 5 Compact SUVs in India

by Alina Parker in Reviews

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In the Indian auto market compact SUVs has gained much popularity in past couple of years. To tap the potential of this segment auto manufacturers have launched many new compact SUVs in the Indian auto market. Earlier, Indian market was dominated by the hatchback cars but now customers’ interest started moving towards the compact SUVs because of its large size and more spacious passenger cabin.

In the past couple of years, Indian market has witnessed the launch of number of compact SUVs. So if you are planning to buy a new compact SUV, here in the list of top 5 compact SUVs in India to help you choose best car as per your requirement and budget.

Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta is the most popular vehicle in this segment these days due to its aggressive and sporty appearance and high performing engine. Hyundai has launched Creta in both petrol and diesel engine options. The price of Hyundai Creta base model is Rs 9.36 Lakhs while its top end model is priced at Rs 14.83 Lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

The petrol variants of Hyundai Creta are equipped with the 1.6 Liter, 1591cc petrol engine with six speed manual and automatic transmission gearbox. It delivers 121.3 bhp of maximum power at 6400 rpm with 151 Nm of maximum torque at 4850 rpm. The ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) certified mileage of petrol variants are 15.29 KMPL.

On the other hand, Hyundai Creta diesel is available with two engine variants – a 1.4 Liter, 1396cc CRDI diesel engine and a more powerful 1.6 Liter, 1582cc CRDI diesel engine. Its diesel variants which are equipped with 1.4 Liter CRDI engine, churns out 88.7 bhp of maximum power with 219.7 Nm of maximum torque. Its ARAI certified fuel efficiency is 19,67 KMPL. While its variants which are equipped with 1.6 Liter CRDI engine, delivers 126.2 bhp of maximum power with 259.9 Nm of maximum torque. The ARAI certified mileage of 1.6 Liter variants are 21.38 KMPL.

Renault Duster

Renault Duster is performing very well on the Indian roads since its launch in 2012. Its muscular appearance, solid body structure and sporty design got immense response. Not only the body, under the hood, its engine also performing very well in the Indian driving circumstances. Renault Duster is priced between Rs 8.7 Lakhs to 13.8 Lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Renault Duster is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. Its petrol variants are equipped with the 1.6 Liter, 1598cc petrol engine while diesel variants are powered by the two diesel engine variants a 1.5 Liter 1461 cc diesel engine which generates 108.45 bhp of maximum power and a 1.5 Liter, 1461 cc diesel engine which generates 83.8 bhp of maximum power.

The petrol variants of Renault Duster deliver 102.53 bhp of maximum power at 5750 rpm with 148 Nm of maximum torque at 3750 rpm. Its overall performance is very good and vehicle can easily reach at 160 kmph of top speed. On the other hand it just takes only 11.5 seconds to to reach 0 to 100 kmph speed. The ARAI certified mileage of petrol variants are 13.05 kmpl.

On the other hand its diesel variants which are equipped with 1.5 Liter, 1461 cc, 83.3 bhp engine deliver 19.87 kmpl of mileage as per ARAI. Its top speed is 156 kmph and its takes 13.9 seconds to reach 0-100 kmph. While its diesel variants which are equipped with 1.5 Liter, 1461 cc, 108.3 bhp of engine can reach 0 to 100 kmph in 12.5 seconds and its top speed is 168 kmph. The ARAI certified mileage of this variant is 19.64 kmph.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is another hot model in this segment. Within the six months of its launch Maruti Suzuki has received more than 50,000 bookings of this compact SUV. The vehicle has got stylish dual tone exteriors with very elegant interiors. The price of base variant of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is Rs 7.1 Lakhs while its top end variant is priced at Rs 9.9 Lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

Maruti Vitara Brezza is available only with diesel engine options. It is equipped with Fiat’s revolutionary 1.3 Liter, 1248 cc Multijet diesel engine which is very well known for its high performance and excellent fuel efficiency. It generates 88.5 bhp of maximum power at 4400 rpm with 200 Nm of maximum torque at 1750 rpm. The ARAI certified mileage of Maruti Vitara Brezza is 24.3 kmpl.

Ford Ecosport

Ford Ecosport is also a very good option in this segment. The vehicle is very stylish and due to its compact size its is very convenient to drive in city traffic. Ford India has launched this vehicle with 18 variants in both petrol and diesel engine options. The price of Ford Ecosport base model is Rs 6.8 Lakhs while is top end model is priced at Rs 10.2 Lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

Ford has launched Ecosport with two petrol engine trims – a 1.5 Liter, 1499 cc petrol engine which delivers 110.4 bhp of maximum power with 13 kmpl of mileage in city and 15.8 kmpl mileage on highway. While its 1.0 Liter, 998 cc Ecoboost petrol engine delivers 124.2 bhp of maximum power with 15 kmpl mileage in city and 18.8 kmpl mileage on highways.

On the other hand, diesel models of Ford Ecosport are equipped with the 1.5 Liter, 1498 cc, 98.6 bhp of maximum power with 19 kmpl mileage in city and 22.2 kmpl mileage on highways.

Mahindra TUV 300

Mahindra TUV 300 is also getting very good response in urban areas. The vehicle has got very sturdy and muscular body which highly efficient engine. Mahindra TUV 500 is equipped with 1.5 Liter, 1493 cc, diesel engine which delivers 84 bhp of maximum power at 3750 rpm with 15 kmpl mileage in city and 18.4 kmpl mileage on highways.  Mahindra TUV is priced between Rs 7.5 Lakhs to 9.7 Lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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