Here’s the list of top 5 compact SUVs available in India under 10 lakh rupees.
1. Mahindra XUV300
Mahindra XUV300 is a sophisticated sub-4-metre compact SUV which is a re-engineered and hotter version of Ssangyong’s Tivoli. This compact SUV gets many first-in-class features, but in its segment it is slightly expensive. It is available in diesel and petrol engine options and comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. An AMT version is also expected soon from Mahindra in the later part of the year.
When looked from outside, the XUV300 appears to be larger than its competitors. And inside, this compact SUV has a conventional dashboard with a premium look. Though the seat cushioning and cabin space are not as good as some of its rivals, but its sufficient width ensures that 5 occupants can sit comfortably. Besides this, the 257 litres of boot space is smaller in size as compared to its rivals.
Mahindra XUV300 Specs
|Price||INR 9.04 – 14.24 Lakh|
|Engine||1497 cc Diesel, 1197 cc Petrol|
|Max Torque||300 Nm @ 1500-2500 rpm (Diesel), 200 Nm @ 2000-3500 rpm (Petrol)|
|Max Power||115 bhp @ 3750 rpm (Diesel), 110 bhp @ 5000 rpm (Petrol)|
|Mileage||20 kmpl (Diesel), 17 kmpl (Petrol)|
|Boot Space||257 litres|
2. Hyundai Venue
The compact SUV segment in India was ruled primarily by car makers such as Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Ford and Mahindra. And Hyundai, the second largest car manufacturer in the country was nowhere in the race of selling the compact SUVs. But, with the launch of Venue, Hyundai has lately made its debut in the compact SUV segment. This all new Hyundai Venue can be termed as the smaller version of the popular SUV, Hyundai Creta.
Hyundai has left no stone unturned in making the Venue an attractive budget SUV. With exterior features such as oversized cascading chrome lined grilles with split headlamps, slender LED strip and square-ish LED DRLs, the Venue looks elegant enough to tease its rivals. Inside, you can find impressions of solidness and calmness. It comes with an 8-inch touchscreen, which is indeed the biggest in the segment. Moreover, the company calls it India’s First ‘connected’ car, which means that one can easily lock or unlock the doors, start the car engine and switch ON the AC through his smartphone. Other impressive features of Hyundai Venue include tracking vehicle location, speed monitoring, tyre pressure monitoring, geo fencing etc. The boot space of Hyundai Venue is adequate enough to gobble your luggage, however, the rear seat isn’t spacious enough for three occupants.
Hyundai Venue Specs
|Price||INR 7.46 – 13.2 Lakh|
|Engine||1396 cc Diesel, 1197 cc Petrol|
|Max Torque||220 Nm @1500-2750 rpm (Diesel), 115 Nm @ 4000 rpm (Petrol)|
|Max Power||82 bhp @ 6000 rpm (Petrol), 89 bhp @ 4000 rpm (Diesel)|
|Mileage||17.5 kmpl (Petrol), 23.7 kmpl (Diesel)|
|Boot Space||350 litres|
3. Tata Nexon
Tata Nexon is a swanky sub-4-metre compact SUV which can be bought in multiple engine-gearbox options. On offer are the manual (petrol, diesel) and AMT (petrol, diesel) trims. Moreover, the Nexon also holds the distinction of being the first made in India car to get 5 stars for safety by Global NCAP. It looks fashionable, well proportioned and high on style. Tata Motors has done a wonderful job inside the car. The interior has been designed smartly to create more space, however, its cabins lack finesse. One can applaud Nexon’s suspension system as it absorbs bumps and potholes with ease. The car runs in control even at high speeds and can be purposeful enough for long tours.
Tata Nexon Specs
|Price||INR 7.35 – 12.84 Lakh|
|Engine||1497 cc Diesel, 1198 cc Petrol|
|Max Torque||260 Nm @ 1500-2750 rpm (Diesel), 170 Nm @ 1750-4000 rpm (Petrol)|
|Max Power||108 bhp @ 3750 rpm (Diesel), 108 bhp @ 5000 rpm (Petrol)|
|Mileage||21.5 kmpl (Diesel), 17 kmpl (Petrol)|
|Boot Space||350 litres|
4. Ford EcoSport
Ford EcoSport is a sub-4-metre compact SUV which has been around for a while and has been recently updated in 2017 with revised styling, fresh cabins and a new petrol engine. It is available in petrol (manual and AMT) and diesel (manual) trims, and is offered in a sporty turbo petrol variant. The petrol trims are offered with various power churning capabilities.
Both, inside as well as outside, the current EcoSport exhibits a sporty vibe. The only notable downside of this car is the road visibility hindrance, caused due to its thick A-pillars. Materials used inside won’t disappoint you, but the third occupant may feel squeezed at the rear seat.
Ford EcoSport Specs
|Price||INR 8.95 – 14.13 Lakh|
|Engine||1498 cc (Diesel), 1497 cc (Petrol)|
|Max Torque||205 Nm @ 1750-3250 rpm (Diesel), 150 Nm @ 4500 rpm (Petrol)|
|Max Power||99 bhp @ 3750 rpm (Diesel), 120 bhp @ 6500 rpm (Petrol)|
|Mileage||23 kmpl (Diesel), 17 kmpl (Petrol)|
|Boot Space||352 litres|
5. Maruti Vitara Brezza
The term Brezza can be interpreted as ‘breeze’ but this compact SUV has taken the market by storm. Maruti Suzuki Brezza has been a hit from the day of its launch despite not being offered in petrol version. It is offered in 1.3 litre diesel engine which you can have with a 5 speed manual or AMT gearbox. The car bagged ICOTY (Indian Car of the Year) 2017 award.
This compact SUV may not be so famous for its design, but its edgy silhouette and upright stance gives it a decent look. The dashboard of Brezza is nothing sort of extraordinary and can be at best described as a good functional dashboard with all the needed features. There’s enough room inside the cabins and as far as the noise incursion is concerned, you may find the diesel engine shouting only at rpm levels above 2000. The manual gearbox is easy to live with and the AMT is also decent enough to add convenience. The overall handling of Brezza is good for city as well as highway rides.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Specs
|Price||INR 8.75 – 12.27 Lakh|
|Engine||1248 cc Diesel|
|Max Torque||200 Nm @ 1750 rpm (Diesel)|
|Max Power||89 bhp @ 4000 rpm (Diesel)|
|Mileage||24.3 kmpl (Diesel)|
|Boot Space||328 litres|