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Best Compact SUVs in India | Specifications, Mileage, Performance

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The sub-4-meter compact SUV segment in India started off with the Ford EcoSport way back in the summer of 2013. It enjoyed the benefits of being the only sub-4-meter SUV-like car for a while with no competition coming anytime soon. This, however, changed pretty soon with other manufacturers joining in on the trend with their own takes on the segment. This brought much-needed competition to the market which also meant more choices to the customer. So, we have prepared a list of the best compact SUVs in India to help you find the car which best suits your needs.

Compact SUVs from 2019

Maruti Vitara Brezza

The Maruti Vitara Brezza is one of the most popular cars in India. The car is indeed an all-rounder due to its comfortable amount of space and efficient engine. This sub-four-meter compact SUV is substantially feature-rich for its price which starts from 7.51 Lakhs (ex-showroom). Maruti Vitara Brezza is powered by a 1.5 L petrol engine which transmits power through a 5-speed Manual or 4-Speed torque converter, delivering the mileage of 17.03 kmpl (MT), and 18.76 kmpl (AT). Some automatic variants get the SHVS mild-hybrid system as well.

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Features of Maruti Vitara Brezza

  • Cruise control
  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Push start/stop
  • Automatic AC
  • Height Adjustable driver’s seat
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Dual front Airbags, ABS, EBD, Rear parking sensors

Mahindra XUV300

Mahindra XUV300 has always been a force to be reckoned with. Although the car is laden with segment-best equipment and safety features and has the longest wheelbase in the segment, it suffers from rather small boot space. As it is powered by a 1.2L turbo-petrol engine or a 1.5L turbo diesel, it offers a refined and effortless drive with respectable fuel efficiency. The automatic variant of the car has recently been launched, and now the 6-Speed Manual or AMT gearbox does the transmission job.

Mahindra XUV300

Features of Mahindra XUV300

  • Sunroof
  • Cruise control
  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Rain and Light sensors
  • Steering mounted controls
  • Automatic AC- Dual-zone
  • Up to 7 airbags, Front and Rear parking sensors

Tata Nexon

The only car from the Tata brand to compete in the segment of sub-4-meter compact SUVs in India, the Nexon stands out from the crowd with its snazzy design offering a spacious cabin and commendable interiors. The facelifted version of the car brought major updates in the design along with compliance with BS6 norms and an impressive ground clearance of 209 mm. The car is powered by 1.2 L turbocharged petrol and 1.5 L turbocharged diesel engine which are paired with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed AMT transmission.

Tata Nexon

Features of Tata Nexon

  • 7-inch Touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Drive modes- Eco, City, Sport
  • Cruise control
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • ABS with EBD
  • Electronic Stability program
  • ISOFIX child seat anchors as standard

Tata Nexon EV was launched in January 2020. Its electric motor produces 127 hp of power and 245 Nm of torque. The EV variant of Nexon is powered by a 30.2 kWh battery that has an ARAI certified range of 312 km.

Features of Tata Nexon EV

  • Semi-digital instrument cluster
  • Automatic AC
  • Sunroof
  • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and connected car technology
  • Corner Stability Control
  • Dual front airbags
  • ISOFIX child anchors

Ford Ecosport

Although it wasn’t the first compact SUV in India, it was the one that kickstarted the craze of owning an SUV-esque car without shelling out the premium it demanded. While being one the best compact SUVs in India, it is slightly higher priced but with Ford offering one of the lowest maintenance costs in the segment, you get your money’s worth in the long run. The car is powered by a 1.5 L petrol engine and a 1.5 L diesel engine. The petrol engine is mated with a 5-Speed Manual or 6-Speed Automatic gearbox, whereas the diesel engine is mated with 6-Speed manual transmission.

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Ford EcoSport

Features of Ford EcoSport

  • Up to 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Sunroof
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Dual front airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Cruise control
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Paddle shifter for automatic variants
  • Automatic headlights

Honda WR-V

With an airy cabin and class-leading boot space, the Honda WR-V aims to feel like a bigger car than it actually is. The car is feature-loaded, most of which are available in top variant and delivers a comfortable ride for both the driver as well as the passenger. Thanks to the soft cushiony seats and the soft suspension for letting WR-V tread through the rough Indian roads without much effort. The compact SUV is installed with a 1.2 L i-VTEC petrol engine and a 1.5 L i-DTEC diesel engine. The petrol engine is paired with 5-Speed Manual Transmission and the diesel engine is paired with 6-Speed Manual transmission.

Honda WR-V

Feature of Honda WR-V

  • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Leather upholstery
  • Sunroof
  • Push start/stop
  • Touch-operated climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Dual front airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Rear parking sensors

Hyundai Venue

The compact SUV segment is burgeoning in India and Hyundai has joined the bandwagon with the launch of Venue. The can sports a bundle of features that take the comfort and convenience of the car to a next level. Soon after the launch, Hyundai Venue secured its place among the best compact SUVs in India. This car is equipped with 2 petrol engines and 1 diesel engine. The 1.4 L diesel engine is mated with 6-Speed Manual Transmission. The 1.2 petrol engine is paired with 5-Speed manual transmission. The 1.0 L turbo petrol engine transmits power through a 7-Speed Dual Clutch automatic transmission.

Hyundai Venue

Features of Hyundai Venue

  • Hyundai BlueLink Connected car tech
  • Wireless charger
  • Cruise control
  • Push start/stop
  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • LED DRLs
  • Hill assist
  • ABS with EBD
  • Up to 6 airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control and Vehicle Stability Management

Compact SUV

New car price (Ex Showroom)

Used car price (starting)

Maruti Vitara Brezza

7.51 Lakhs - 11.41 Lakhs

5.92 Lakhs

Tata Nexon

7.19 Lakhs - 12.95 Lakhs

6.53 Lakhs

8.19 Lakhs – 11.69 Lakhs

4.30 Lakhs 

New Compact SUVs in 2021

Skoda Kushaq

The Czech carmakers have recently launched their much-awaited compact SUV, Kushaq. The production Skoda Kushaq has been highly localised with an intent to suit the Indian tastes, more importantly, pockets, without the essence of Skoda’s legacy. The car is powered by two petrol engines. The 1.0 L turbo petrol engine is paired with 6-Speed Manual and 6-Speed Torque Converter Transmission. The 1.5 L turbo petrol engine is mated with 6-Speed Manual, and 7-Speed DSG Transmission.

Skoda Kushaq

Features of Skoda Kushaq

  • Two spoke steering wheel (as in Octavia)
  • 10.25-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Leather seats, and ventilated front seats
  • Wireless Charger
  • Sunroof
  • Ambient lighting
  • Up to 6 airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Electronic Stability control
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Hill assist
  • Automatic Headlights

Renault Kiger

Kiger in the entry of Renault in the sub-4-meter compact SUV segment. Based on Triber’s CMF-A+ platform, the car is crafted in a more traditional 5-Seater SUV style. With affordability being the riveting factor, Renault Kiger is loaded with features and is amply spacious. Two petrol engines power this car. A 1.0 L petrol engine mated with 5-Speed Manual or AMT. A 1.0 L turbo petrol engine is paired with a 5-Speed Manual or CVT.

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Renault Kiger

Features of Renault Kiger LED headlights

  • LED headlights
  • Wireless Charging
  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic climate control
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • PM2.5 Air filter
  • Up to 4 airbags
  • ABS and EBD
  • Rear parking sensors

Kia Sonet

After charming us with its mid-size SUV, Seltos, Kia launched its first sub-4-meter compact SUV, Sonet. Kia Sonet shares its platform and powertrains with Hyundai Venue, which results in many similarities in the internal infrastructures and even the pricing. Sonet is powered by three engines. The 1.2 L petrol engine is mated with 5-Speed manual gearbox. The 1.0 L turbo petrol engine is paired with 6-Speed Manual and 7-Speed DCT. The 1.5 L diesel engine transmits power through either a 6-Speed Manual or Torque converter Gearbox.

Kia Sonet

Features of Kia Sonet

  • Wireless charging
  • Sunroof
  • 10.25-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Air purifier
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Automatic headlights
  • UVO connected car tech
  • ABS with EBD
  • Up to 6 airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control and Vehicle Stability Management

Toyota Urban Cruiser

Urban Cruiser is a facelifted version of Vitara Brezza pertaining to the global alliance of Toyota and Suzuki Motor corporation. The car shares almost the whole endoskeleton, engine, and powertrains with Vitara Brezza, and even the appearance is quite similar. Powering the Urban Cruiser is a 1.5L petrol engine and transmission is done through a 5-Speed Manual or 4-Speed Torque Converter Gearbox. Automatic transmission comes with a mild-hybrid system and is available in every variant.

Toyota Urban Cruiser

Features of Toyota Urban Cruiser

  • 7-inch Touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Automatic AC
  • Push Start/Stop
  • Dual front airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Hill hold control
  • ISOFIX child anchors

That’s not all! We made a list of specifications to help you make the right choice.

Dimensions

Dimensions

Length

Width

Height

Wheelbase

Boot Space

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

3995 mm

1790 mm

1640 mm

2500 mm

328L

Mahindra XUV300

3995 mm

1821 mm

1627 mm

2600 mm

259L

Tata Nexon

3993 mm

1811 mm

1606 mm

2498 mm

350L

Ford EcoSport

3998 mm

1765 mm

1674 mm

2519 mm

352L

3999 mm

1734 mm

1601 mm

2555 mm

363L

Hyundai Venue

3995 mm

1770 mm

1605 mm

2500 mm

350L

Skoda Kushaq

4225 mm

1760 mm

1612 mm

2651 mm

385L

Renault Kiger

3991 mm

1750 mm

1605 mm

2500 mm

405L

Kia Seltos

4315 mm

1800 mm

1645 mm

2610 mm

433L

Toyota Urban Cruiser

3995 mm

1790 mm

1640 mm

2500 mm

328L

Petrol Engine

Compact SUV

Type

Power

Torque

Transmission

Mileage (ARAI)

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

1.5L

103.26bhp

138Nm

5-Speed MT

4-Speed Torque converter

18.76 kmpl

Mahindra XUV300

1.2L Turbo

108.6bhp

200Nm

6-Speed MT

6-Speed AMT

17.0 kmpl

Tata Nexon

1.2L Turbo

118.36bhp

170Nm

6-Speed MT

6-Speed AMT

17.0 kmpl

Ford EcoSport

1.5L

120.69bhp

149Nm

5-Speed MT

6-Speed AMT

15.9 kmpl

Honda WR-V

1.2L i-VTEC

88.50bhp

110Nm

5-Speed MT

16.5 kmpl

Hyundai Venue

1.2L


1.0L Turbo

81.86bhp


118.35bhp

113.76Nm


171.36Nm

5-Speed MT (1.2L)                

7-Speed DSG(1.0L)

17.52 kmpl                      18.27 kmpl

Skoda Kushaq

1.0L Turbo


1.5L Turbo

113.98bhp


147.51bhp

178Nm


250Nm

6-Speed MT &

6-Speed Torque converter


6-Speed MT &

7-Speed DSG

15.78kmpl (AT)


17.88 kmpl (MT)

Renault Kiger

1.0L


1.0L Turbo

71.01bhp


98.63bhp

96Nm


160Nm

5-Speed MT or AMT


5-Speed MT or CVT

20 kmpl

Kia Sonet

1.2L


1.0L Turbo

81.86bhp

        118.36bhp

115Nm


172Nm

5-Speed Manual


6-Speed MT

7-Speed DCT

18.4 kmpl


18.2 kmpl

Toyota Urban Cruiser

1.5L

103.26bhp

138 Nm

5-Speed Manual

4-Speed Torque Converter

18.76 kmpl

Diesel Engine

Compact SUV

Type

Power

Torque

Transmission

Mileage (ARAI)

Mahindra XUV300

1.5L Turbocharged

115bhp

300Nm

6-Speed MT

6-Speed AMT

20kmpl

Tata Nexon

1.5L Turbocharged

108.5bhp

260Nm

6-Speed MT

6-Speed AMT

21.5kmpl

Ford EcoSport

1.5L

99.23bhp

215Nm

6-Speed MT

21.7kmpl

Honda WR-V

1.5L i-DTEC

97.89bhp

200Nm

6-Speed MT

23.7kmpl

Hyundai Venue

1.4L

98.6bhp

240.26Nm

6-Speed MT

23.7kmpl

Kia Sonet

1.5L

113.42bhp

250Nm

6-Speed MT or Torque converter

19.0kmpl

Conclusion

With the compact SUV market in India getting flooded with alternatives from different manufacturers, this segment is only predicted to grow with offerings purveying upmarket features along with an exciting ride and comfort. The compact SUV segment is becoming a succulent option for buyers looking for utility and an SUV stance in a hatchback form. Although you could never go wrong with any of the compact SUVs listed here, buying a car has always been a personal decision. We hope that reading this has cleared your mind of any doubts you might’ve had before and has helped you finalise the car that perfectly fits your unique needs.

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FAQs about Best Compact SUV

Q. What is the mileage of Skoda Kushaq?

A. The ARAI mileage of Skoda Kushaq is 15.78 kmpl for Manual transmission, and 17.88 kmpl for automatic transmission.

Q. What is the average of Kia Sonet?

A. The ARAI mileage of Kia Sonet is as follows.

  • 1.2 L petrol engine- 18.4 kmpl
  • 1.0 L turbo petrol engine- 18.2 kmpl
  • 1.5 L diesel engine- 19 kmpl

Q. Does Skoda Kushaq have a sunroof?

A. Yes, the Style variant models of Skoda Kushaq have a powered Sunroof.

Q. How many variants does Skoda Kushaq have?

A. Skoda Kushaq comes in 7 models within 3 variants. Active variant has 1 model, Ambition variant has 2 models, and in Style variant, there are 4 models.

Q. Does Renault Kiger come in diesel variants?

A. No, Renault Kiger does not come in diesel variant.

Q. Which compact SUV has sunroof?

A. The compact SUVs which feature sunroof are Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, and Skoda Kushaq.

Q. Which compact SUV give best mileage?

A. In petrol fuel type, Renault Kiger produces the best mileage of 20kmpl. In diesel fuel type, Hyundai Venue and Honda WR-V deliver the best mileage- 23.7kmpl.

Q. Which compact SUV has the best ground clearance?

A. Among all the sub-4-meter compact SUVs, Tata Nexon has the best ground clearance of 209mm.

Q. Which is the longest compact SUV?

A. Skoda Kuhshaq is the longest compact SUV in India, as its length is 4225 mm. It also has the longest wheelbase of 2651mm.

Q. Which Compact SUV is the most powerful?

A. The most powerful compact SUV in India is Skoda Kushaq (147.51bhp) in petrol variant. In diesel fuel type, Mahindra XUV300 (115bhp) is the most powerful.


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