Searching for the best SUV under 25 lakhs in India? Here’re the top 10 SUVs priced under INR 25 lakhs in India.
In the last five years, the SUV segment in India has witnessed an expansion like no other. Apart from the super crowded sub-four meter compact SUV segment, the category of premium compact SUVs, which is priced under Rs. 25 lakh mark, too has seen much more action than just the existence of a couple of brands only. Following is a list of ten best SUVs priced under Rs. 25 lakh:
Prices: Rs. 14.99 lakh –21.81 lakh
The new Tata Safari might not be close to the good-old ladder on frame previous generation Safari, as it lacks a proper 4×4 system. However, this seven-seater version of Tata Harrier has emerged as a much plusher and more premium offering over the previous Safari. The new Tata Safari SUV gets a 2.0-liter diesel engine (170 PS/350 Nm) as the only powertrain option, which is being offered with both 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox options.
Prices: Rs. 16.30 lakh – 20.15 lakh
The Hyundai Alcazar is not just a seven seater version of the Creta – it is much more than that. Packing in additional features, a third row of seats and a bigger petrol engine, the Hyundai Alcazar offers itself as one of the most premium and feature-rich SUVs in this segment. There are two engine options on offer – a 2.0-liter petrol (158 PS/192 Nm) and a 1.5-liter diesel (115 PS/250 Nm), both of which can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Price: Rs. 21.35 lakh
The Volkswagen T-Roc might not be just another conventional looking SUV – it is just a compact hatchback-like crossover, but looks rugged and stylish enough to make into this list. Banking on the impeccable quality levels and German engineering, the Volkswagen T-Roc offers style and substance in equal amount. The T-Roc is available in just one fully loaded variant, which is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine (150 PS/250 Nm) coupled to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.
Price: Rs. 9.95 lakh – 17.85 lakh
Kia’s debut product in the Indian car market, the Seltos, has played an instrumental role in setting up the Korean brand in India. The premium compact SUV has impressed many with its stylish appeal in an out, lengthy list of features and a range of powertrain options to choose from. The Kia Seltos can be had with one of the three engine options – 1.5-liter petrol (115 PS/144 Nm, offered with 6-speed manual, 6-speed iMT and CVT), 1.5-liter diesel (115 PS/250 Nm, offered with 6-speed manual and 6-speed AT) and a 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol (140 PS/242 Nm, offered with both 6-speed manual and 7-speed DCT).
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Price: Rs. 10.50 lakh – 17.60 lakh
One of the latest entrants in the premium compact SUV category in India, the Skoda Kushaq marks the arrival of India 2.0 strategy of the car maker in the country. With its polished European appeal in and out, the Skoda Kushaq is offered as a petrol-only model. The Skoda Kushaq comes with a choice of two petrol engine options – a 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine (115 PS/178 Nm, offered with 6-speed manual and 6-speed AT) and a 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine (150 PS/250 Nm, offered with 6-speed manual and 7-speed DSG automatic).
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Price: Rs. 10.00 lakh – 17.66 lakh
While the Renault Duster might have pioneered the compact SUV segment, it was the Hyundai Creta which took this segment to new heights, making this segment as popular as what it is right. The SUV has entered into its second generation, and is being offered with three different engine options to choose from – 1.5-liter petrol (115 PS/144 Nm, offered with 6-speed manual and CVT), 1.5-liter diesel (115 PS/250 Nm, offered with 6-speed manual and 6-speed AT) and a 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol (140 PS/242 Nm, offered with 7-speed DCT), all of which are shared with Kia Seltos.
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Price: Rs. 14.30 lakh – 20.82 lakh
With its svelte looks, punchy powertrain and great road presence, the Tata Harrier has made a special place in the hearts of SUV lovers. The added plus which acts in its favor is that it has been made in India by an Indian car brand. The Tata Harrier, just like its seven seater version Safari, is powered by a 2.0-liter diesel engine (170 PS/350 Nm), which is being offered with both 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearboxes.
Price: Rs. 13.18 – Rs. 19.06 lakh
When it was launched first, the MG Hector just blew away the market with its fancy design and extensive list of features, including the voice controlled massive first-in-segment panoramic sunroof and tablet like infotainment system. The MG Hector SUV received its first facelift in 2021, with a few addition features like front ventilated seats and wireless charger. There are three powertrain combination options on offer – a 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol (143 PS/250 Nm, offered with 6-speed manual, 6-speed DCT and CVT), 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol hybrid (143 PS/250 Nm, offered with 6-speed manual) and a 2.0-liter diesel (170 PS/350 Nm, offered with a 6-speed manual).
Price: Rs. 17.19 lakh – 28.49 lakh
The Jeep Compass is undoubtedly the most important product for the American SUV maker in the Indian car market, for it has been its volume bringer since its arrival. In its current facelifted avatar, the Jeep Compass has received a fresh new face and an all new cabin, with a range of additional premium features in and out. The Jeep Compass has been made available in two different engine options – a 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol (164 PS/250 Nm, offered with 6-speed manual and 7-speed DCT) and a 2.0-liter diesel (170 PS/350 Nm, offered with 6-speed manual and 9-speed AT).
Price: Rs. 12.12 lakh – 14.17 lakh
The Mahindra Thar is one special addition in this list of SUVs, for it carves a niche for itself with standard four-wheel drive system and three-door design, making it a pure lifestyle vehicle. The rugged looking Mahindra Thar can be had with either a 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine (150 PS/300 Nm) or a 2.0-liter diesel engine (130 PS/320 Nm), both of which can be had with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox options.