Top 10 Best SUVs/MUV Cars in India
2018 Top 10 Best SUVs/MUV Cars in India
SUV and MUV cars are highly preferred by people who have a deep liking either for sports or pay importance to the utility. At present a number of SUV and MUV cars have gained considerable popularity among auto enthusiasts in India. Some of the most famous models of these cars are mentioned below for your reference:-
10. Tata Nexon
A new car from the house of Tata Motors, the sub-four-meter SUV which comes with design styles of Zest and Bolt. A fine specimen of Tata’s IMPACT design philosophy, it has a high stance and comes with flared wheel arches and a big imposing grille which offers it with the necessary brawn in spite of its curvy body lines. The car also has a dual tone body paint which offers it a distinct stance.
It has a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine which offers 108 bhp of power and is coupled with a six-speed manual gearbox. The car also has a 1.2-litre turbocharged plate engine option with precise same power figures.
- Starting Price- ₹ 6.36 - 10.61 Lakh
- Mileage - 17.00 kmpl (Petrol) and 23 kmpl (Diesel)
- Engine- 1198 CC
- Max Power- 108 bhp@5000 rpm
- Max Torque- 170 Nm@1750-4000 rpm
9. Ford Endeavour
The new version of Ford Endeavour comes with an aggressive front end which features a dominant four-slat chrome grille. The body colored bumpers have silver inserts which house the new fog lamps. The car has an eye-catching look because of the presence of chrome. Changes to the car’s side are visible with the shoulder line which narrows towards the rear. The chiseled wheel arches have brand new alloy wheels. At the back, the bumper has silver accents and is equipped with reflectors. The horizontal warp around tail lamps has done away with the old Christmas-tree arrangement.
The car comes with two diesel engine options-a 2.2-litre four-cylinder unit and a 3.2-litre five-cylinder mill. The former produces a power of 158 bhp and 385 Nm of torque. The latter on the other hand develops 197 bhp of power and 470 Nm of torque. This 2.2-litre engine comes with a 4x2 manual and automatic setups and a 4x4 manual transmission setup. The 3.2-litre engine has a 4x4 stand for manual as well as automatic transmissions.
- Starting Price- ₹ 27.99 - 34.62 Lakh
- Mileage - 12.62 kmpl (Petrol)
- Engine- 2198 CC
- Max Power- 158 bhp@3200 rpm
- Max Torque- 385 Nm@1600-2500 rpm
8. Toyota Innova
Toyota Innova Crysta is equipped with twin horizontal slats on radiator grille which blend around the rectangular double-barrel headlamps. The hexagonal grille’s lower half has thin black slats and is flanked by flog lamp housings from both sides. The headlights are in the form of projector units and come with DRLs. The side profile along with the roofline gives the car an eye-catching appearance.
The car comes with a 2.4-litre diesel unit instead of the 2.5-litre turbo-diesel engine. It produces a power of 147 bhp and 343Nm of torque. Coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox, the engine offers power to the car’s rear wheels. The car has a six-speed automatic transmission option which is available with a new 2.8-litre four cylinder turbo-charged diesel. It has a 174 bhp of power at 3400 rpm and 360 Nm of torque. Added safety is ensured by ABS and EBD with dual front airbags and knee airbags.
7. Toyota Fortuner
The new Fortuner comes with a complete design makeover which it has borrowed from Lexus. The car has a harp and angular contours across its body. The car’s fascia has a new two-slate grille which extends up to the area surrounding headlamps with chrome flanks which are placed over the headlights. The car comes with LED daytime-running lamps and Bi-LED projector headlamps. The sweptback projector headlamps are surrounded by chrome embellishments which enhance the car’s glamour.
The car has a 2.7-litre petrol engine with manual as well as automatic rear-wheel drive options. The petrol engine of the car offers 164 bhp of power and 245 Nm of torque. 2.8-litre turbo diesel has been adapted from Innova and produces a power of 174 bhp.
- Starting Price- ₹ 28.57 - 36.29 Lakh
- Mileage - 11.9 kmpl (Diesel)
- Engine- 2982 cc
- Max Power- 169 bhp @ 3600 RPM
- Max Torque- 343 Nm @ 1400 RPM
6. Ford Ecosport
The car has fresh fascia and comes with an updated rear. Its hexagonal grille has undergone a revamp and doesn’t have the thin strap on top as before on top of the main grille which housed the blue oval in the older model. Its front bumper has been redesigned and is equipped with larger but squared-off fog lamps and LED DRLs. The headlights have retained the shape but are larger than before. The 17-inch alloy wheels also give the car a facelift.
The car has a 6.5-inch or 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It is integrated with the latest SYNC3 connectivity system which features CarPlay, Apple and Android Auto integration compatibility with seamless connectivity with smartphones. It also offers automatic climate, ISOFIX, automatic headlamps, cruise control, glove box illumination, tire pressure monitoring system and remote sensing wipers.
Under the hood, EcoSport facelift is equipped with a 1.5-litre three-pot petrol engine. Its naturally aspirated motor produces 120 bhp at 6500 rpm and maximum torque of 150 Nm at 4500 rpm. Its engine can be either six-speed automatic or five-speed manual.
- Starting Price- ₹ 8.22 - 12.49 Lakh
- Mileage - 15.8 kmpl (Petrol) and 22.7 kmpl (Diesel)
- Engine- 1499 cc
- Max Power- 109 bhp @ 6300 RPM
- Max Torque- 140 Nm @ 4400 RPM
5. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
The unique feature of Ertiga is the new tw0-slat grille which replaces the existing four-slat grille. Embellished with chrome, it gives the car a fresh look. The front air intakes have undergone slight modification while the bumper has a number of revisions. The side has no changes while the alloy wheels are the same as before. The car’s rear profile however has a fair dose of chrome.
The cabin has a facelifted car has retained the same layout and upholstery as before. But there are some extra features such as the start-stop button and new music system which comes with the touch-screen and navigation features. The other features of the car include retractable ORVMs and 50:50 split third-row seats.
The car is powered by a 1.4-litre petrol engine which produces 94 bhp and 130 Nm of torque. It also has a five-speed manual transmission. The car has a fuel efficiency of 17.05 kmpl.
- Starting Price- ₹ 7.02 - 9.18 Lakh
- Mileage - 17.50 kmpl (Petrol) and 24.52 kmpl (Diesel)
- Engine- 1373 CC
- Max Power- 94 bhp@6000 rpm
- Max Torque- 130 Nm@4000 rpm
4. Hyundai Creta
Hyundai’s Creta which is one of the top-selling SUVs of recent times comes with an upgraded feature. The car has E+ IN 1.4-litre diesel and SX+dual tone in diesel as well as petrol engines. It resembles a smaller version of Santa Fe SUV with its hexagonal chrome grille and thick horizontal status.
The car has a fluidic design which has been sculpted with edgy lines. It has a manly stance with wide bonnet, swept back headlamps, pioneering vertical fog-lamps with black surrounds and blacked out air-dam. Creta’s side profile resembles Santa Fe and has a forward-leaning stance with flared-wheel arches. The rear roofline tapers since it connects with tail lamps.
Creta comes with a 1.6-litre petrol engine with two diesel engine options-1.4-litre and 1.6-litre four cylinder options from Verna. The 1.6-litre VTVT petrol engine of the car produces 121 bhp and 155 Nm of torque. It powers the front wheels with the six-speed manual transmission. The 1.4-litre diesel utilizes the same five-speed gearbox and offers 89 bhp and 220 Nm of torque.
- Starting Price- ₹ 10.47 - 17.06 Lakh
- Mileage - 15.29 kmpl (Petrol) and 21.38 kmpl (Diesel)
- Engine- 1591 cc
- Max Power- 121 bhp @ 6400 RPM
- Max Torque- 155 Nm @ 4850 RPM
3. Mahindra XUV 500
The front end of the car is equipped with a new chrome grille and projector headlamps with LEDs. The fog lamps have chrome bezels. The hood has creases which give it a masculine touch while the side profile of the car has 17-inch alloy wheels. Maruti XUV 500 is also equipped with a multifunction steering wheel, aluminum pedals, new illuminated scuff plates and ambient lighting.
The dual dashboard has a 7-inch touchscreen which functions using the BlueSense app. It also has an XUV500 which is equipped with leather upholstery and smart key. Below the updated exterior, the car has the same drivetrain options as the old model. It has a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine which delivers 140 bhp and 330Nm of torque via the 6-speed transmission.
- Starting Price- ₹ 15.49 - 18.76 Lakh
- Mileage - 16 kmpl (Diesel)
- Engine- 2179 cc
- Max Power- 140 bhp @ 3750 RPM
- Max Torque- 330 Nm @ 2800 RPM
2. Mahindra Scorpio
Mahindra Scorpio has launched the Scorpio SUV with Intelli-Hybrid technology. Coupled with a 1.99-litre mHAWK diesel motor. It comes with a revised face and grille. The fascia of the car has retained its appearance. The headlamps and tail lights offer a new type of lighting. There are redesigned alloy wheels which are equipped with the indicator mounted ORVM and fog lamps with chrome bezels.
The vehicle is equipped with new air extractors as well as new upper and lower grille mesh design. The tailgate has a chrome applique and aeroblade wiper. The new Mahindra Scorpio is powered by 2.5-litre (which is the base S3 variant), 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine which has three states of tune-75 bhp(only S3 variant), 120 bhp/280 Nm(both S5 and S7 variants) and 140 bhp/320 Nm(S7 and S11 variants).
- Starting Price- ₹ 11.23 - 12.06 Lakh
- Mileage - 15.4 kmpl (Diesel)
- Engine- 2523 cc
- Max Power- 75 bhp @ 3200 RPM
- Max Torque- 200 Nm @ 1400 RPM
1. Maruti Suzuki Brezza
Vitara Brezza has been deeply inspired by its larger sibling Suzuki Vitara and has a high bonnet with a wide rectangular front grille. It also has swept back headlamps. The top spec car comes with an integrated daytime running lamps with projector headlamps. The car’s other side has squared wheel arches, contrast-colored floating roof and wrap around tail lamps. The car’s rear section is pretty simple and has a silver bash plate and light guides and is equipped with a hatch opening boot-lid. The Vitara Brezza is a crossover SUV, a soft-roader and offers 198 mm of ground clearance. The car offers 198 mm of ground clearance.
Its cabin has resemblance with many other Maruti cars but stands out because of its start-stop function. The top-screen music system has been emulated from Baleno. The car comes with a 1.3-lire turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It also has an 89 bhp setup. The engine powers the car’s front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission.
- Starting Price- ₹ 8.13 - 11.13 Lakh
- Mileage - 24.30 kmpl
- Engine- 1248 CC
- Max Power- 89 bhp@4000 rpm
- Max Torque- 200 Nm@1750 rpm