Tata Punch, best compact SUV in India

Compact SUVs in India

Compact SUVs are currently some of the best-selling cars in India. As the sales figures suggest, their affordability, compact form factor, and the SUV-like experience is an indicator of why this segment is so successful. Today, the compact SUV segment is one of the most hotly contested and a buyer is spoilt for choice, regardless of budget. So, without further ado, here is the list of compact SUVs in India.

Tata Nexon

Tata Nexon

The stylish Indian compact SUV, Tata Nexon, has been enjoying astronomical success since its launch and is among Tata’s historically successful cars. Wearing a beautiful yet muscular appeal, the Tata Nexon packs immaculate comfort and convenience in its roomy and feature-laden cabin. Combined with a 5-star Global NCAP safety rating, the Nexon is a highly lucrative and practical package for its price segment.

The Tata Nexon is offered with turbo petrol and a turbo diesel engine as standard. A 1.2L turbo petrol engine and a 1.5L turbo-diesel engine come mated with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed AMT. Moreover, the Tata Nexon is offered in EV guise as well which is the best-selling EV in India. It comes with a 30.2 kWh battery pack, offering a claimed range of 312 km.

Features of Tata Nexon

  • 7-inch Touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Drive modes: Eco, City, Sport
  • Cruise control
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • ABS with EBD
  • Electronic Stability program
  • Dual front airbags 

Tata Nexon Price Comparison

City

Ex-Showroom Price

On-Road Price

Used Car Price

Delhi NCR

₹ 7.39 – 13.34 lakhs

₹ 8.29 – 15.68 lakhs

₹ 7.50 lakhs

Bengaluru

₹ 7.39 – 13.34 lakhs

₹ 9.01 – 16.72 lakhs

₹ 8.79 lakhs

Hyderabad

₹ 7.39 – 13.34 lakhs

₹ 8.67 – 15.95 lakhs

₹ 10.69 lakhs

Mumbai

₹ 7.39 – 13.34 lakhs

₹ 8.60 – 15.95 lakhs

₹ 7.30 lakhs

Pune

₹ 7.39 – 13.34 lakhs

₹ 8.60 – 15.95 lakhs

₹ 7.69 lakhs

Ahmedabad

₹ 7.39 – 13.34 lakhs

₹ 8.23 – 14.89 lakhs

₹ 8.40 lakhs

Chennai

₹ 7.39 – 13.34 lakhs

₹ 8.54 – 16.10 lakhs

₹ 6.67 lakhs

Kolkata

₹ 7.39 – 13.34 lakhs

₹ 8.23 – 14.89 lakhs

₹ 6.98 lakhs

Lucknow

₹ 7.39 – 13.34 lakhs

₹ 8.39 – 15.43 lakhs

₹ 5.79 lakhs

Coimbatore

₹ 7.39 – 13.34 lakhs

₹ 8.53 – 16.09 lakhs

₹ 8.40 lakhs

Mahindra XUV300

Spinny Assured Mahindra XUV300

The Mahindra XUV300 has a distinctly sophisticated charm of its own. The ever-popular Indian compact SUV features one of the most spacious and premium cabins in the segment and reassures you with its 5-star Global NCAP safety rating. The ride experience is fairly sophisticated due to the cozy upholstery and convenient ergonomics, and its agile drivability comes fairly handy in city traffic.

Mahindra has equipped the XUV300 with a 1.2L turbo petrol engine and a 1.5L diesel engine. Both the engines come mated with a 6-speed manual transmission, and there is an optional AMT on offer.

Features of Mahindra XUV300

  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system    
  • Powered sunroof
  • Cruise control
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Dual-Zone climate control
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Up to 7 airbags
  • Corner braking control
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • ABS with EBD

Mahindra XUV300 Price Comparison

City

Ex-Showroom Price

On-Road Price

Used Car Price (Starting)

Bengaluru

₹8.41 - 14.07 lakhs

₹10.21 - 17.58 lakhs

₹10.99 lakhs

Hyderabad

₹8.41 - 14.07 lakhs

₹10 - 16.98 lakhs

₹8.94 lakhs

Mumbai

₹8.41 - 14.07 lakhs

₹9.77 - 16.82 lakhs

₹10.39 lakhs

Ahmedabad

₹8.41 - 14.07 lakhs

₹9.46 - 15.71 lakhs

₹8.22 lakhs

Chennai

₹8.41 - 14.07 lakhs

₹9.70 - 16.98 lakhs

₹9.98 lakhs

Tata Punch

Tata Punch

The safest car in India, the Tata Punch offers a lot more to amplify the attraction of its 5-star Global NCAP safety rating. With a length of 3.8m, the relatively smaller Indian sub-compact SUV sports the manners of a full-size SUV such as a tall seating position, premium cabin, and sophisticated driving dynamics. Aggregating these with Tata’s reputed brand image, continuously keeps it among the best-selling cars in India. The ride quality on offer is smooth and pleasing and the higher seating lets you feel authoritative on the roads.

The powertrain of Tata punch includes a 1.2L petrol engine which is also present on the  Tata Altroz. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission or AMT.

Features of Tata Punch

  • 7-inch touchscreen system
  • Semi-digital instrument cluster
  • Auto AC
  • Automatic headlights and wipers
  • Cruise control
  • Dual front airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Rear parking camera 

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Being one of the most spacious, practical, and fuel-efficient compact SUVs, Maruti Vitara Brezza has become a permanent inclusion in the best-seller list. The boxy aesthetic is muscular, yet minimal in its presence and the 4-star Global NCAP safety rating make it the safest Maruti in India. Its mileage of 17-19 km/l makes it one of the more fuel efficient compact SUVs in India while delivering a smooth driving experience.

The powertrain of the Maruti Vitara Brezza includes a 1.5L petrol engine, which comes mated either with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed torque converter automatic. The Maruti Vitara Brezza also features Smart Hybrid Vehicle System (SHVS) technology which provides idle start-stop, regenerative braking, and applying extra torque  for acceleration.

Features of Maruti Vitara Brezza

  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Push-button start/stop
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Cruise control
  • Dual front airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Rear parking sensors 

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Price Comparison

City

Ex-Showroom Price

On-Road Price

Used Car Price (Starting)

Delhi NCR

₹7.84 - 11.49 lakhs

₹8.79 - 13.30 lakhs

₹6.13 lakhs

Bengaluru

₹7.84 - 11.49 lakhs

₹9.46 - 14.32 lakhs

₹8.21 lakhs

Hyderabad

₹7.84 - 11.49 lakhs

₹9.11 - 13.64 lakhs

₹7.58 lakhs

Mumbai

₹7.84 - 11.49 lakhs

₹9.11 - 13.53 lakhs

₹8.22 lakhs

Pune

₹7.84 - 11.49 lakhs

₹8.91 - 13.30 lakhs

₹9 lakhs

Ahmedabad

₹7.84 - 11.49 lakhs

₹8.72 - 12.84 lakhs

₹7.25 lakhs

Chennai

₹7.84 - 11.49 lakhs

₹8.97 - 13.78 lakhs

₹7.29 lakhs

Kolkata

₹7.84 - 11.49 lakhs

₹8.72 - 12.84 lakhs

₹6.36 lakhs

Lucknow

₹7.84 - 11.49 lakhs

₹8.86 - 13.29 lakhs

₹8.60 lakhs

₹7.84 - 11.49 lakhs

₹9.14 - 13.45 lakhs

₹8.56 lakhs

₹7.84 - 11.49 lakhs

₹8.71 - 12.83 lakhs

₹8.71 lakhs

Indore

₹7.84 - 11.49 lakhs

₹8.87 - 13.29 lakhs

₹8.61 lakhs

Kia Sonet

Kia Sonet

The Kia Sonet is the Korean carmaker’s beautiful contender to compete against reputed challengers like the Tata Nexon and the Mahindra XUV300. The sharp aesthetics of the Sonet follow the Kia design language seen on the Kia Seltos and Carens.While being phenomenally attractive for its feature list, the Kia Sonet also offers a driving feel and ride experience of a larger SUV.

The variety of powertrains is one of the strongest selling points of the Kia Sonet. The SUV comes with three engines. A 1L turbocharged petrol engine is mated with 6-speed iMT and 7-Speed DCT. A 1.2L petrol engine is mated with 5-speed manual transmission. A diesel engine is paired with a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Features of Kia Sonet

  • 10.25-inch touch infotainment system and a 4.2 inch digital MID
  • Front Ventilated Seats
  • Smart Air Purifier with Virus Shield
  • Multiple Drive and Traction Modes
  • Remote engine start
  • Bose 7 speaker premium sound system
  • Up to six airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • ESC and Vehicle stability management

Kia Sonet Price Comparison

City

Ex-Showroom Price

On-Road Price

Used Car Price (Starting)

Delhi NCR

₹7.15 - 13.69 lakhs

₹8.04 - 16.11 lakhs

₹12 lakhs

Bengaluru

₹7.15 - 13.69 lakhs

₹8.59 - 16.92 lakhs

₹9.26 lakhs

Hyderabad

₹7.15 - 13.69 lakhs

₹8.34 - 16.25 lakhs

₹10.79 lakhs

Pune

₹7.15 - 13.69 lakhs

₹8.33 - 16.35 lakhs

₹12.25 lakhs

Chandigarh

₹7.15 - 13.69 lakhs

₹7.96 - 15.26 lakhs

₹11.99 lakhs

Honda WR-V

Honda WR-V

Honda WR-V is based on the Honda Jazz and provides a compact SUV dynamics while retaining the practical space of the Jazz.The premium interior in this Japanese compact SUV is uniquely soothing and the excellent space in the cabin accentuates its effect. Moreover, the Honda WR-V is highly popular for its ride comfort and driving ease.

Honda has equipped WR-V with two engines: a 1.5L petrol engine and a 1.5L diesel engine. While the compact SUV misses an automatic transmission, the 5-speed MT with petrol engine and 6-speed MT with diesel engine offer you a highly swift transmission.

Features of Honda WR-V

  • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Sunroof
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Steering mounted controls
  • LED projector headlamps
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • ABS with EBD
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Dual front airbags
  • Cruise control

Honda WR-V Price Comparison

City

Ex-Showroom Price

On-Road Price

Used Car Price (Starting)

Delhi NCR

₹8.88 - 12.08 lakhs

₹9.95 - 14.33 lakhs

₹7.99 lakhs

Bengaluru

₹8.88 - 12.08 lakhs

₹10.66 - 14.63 lakhs

₹8.75 lakhs

Hyderabad

₹8.88 - 12.08 lakhs

₹10.36 - 14.06 lakhs

₹7.51 lakhs

Mumbai

₹8.88 - 12.08 lakhs

₹10.43 - 14.46 lakhs

₹7 lakhs

Pune

₹8.88 - 12.08 lakhs

₹10.32 - 14.34 lakhs

₹8.63 lakhs

Ahmedabad

₹8.88 - 12.08 lakhs

₹9.98 - 13.63 lakhs

₹7.55 lakhs

Chennai

₹8.88 - 12.08 lakhs

₹10.26 - 14.44 lakhs

₹7.76 lakhs

Kolkata

₹8.88 - 12.08 lakhs

₹9.90 - 13.50 lakhs

₹7.10 lakhs

Jaipur

₹8.88 - 12.08 lakhs

₹10.29 - 14.48 lakhs

₹8.16 lakhs

Coimbatore

₹8.88 - 12.08 lakhs

₹10.23 - 14.41 lakhs

₹7.17 lakhs

Indore

₹8.88 - 12.08 lakhs

₹10.16 - 14.38 lakhs

₹8.79 lakhs

Hyundai Venue

Hyundai Venue

While it has a league of its own, the Hyundai Venue is a fitting substitute for those looking for a nice Hyundai SUV without the cost of the Hyundai Creta. The Korean compact SUV can easily accommodate five occupants and comfort them with its feature-laden ambience. Just like the Hyundai Creta, the driving experience on offer is premium due to the highly refined powertrains, while its supple maneuverability and light-steering lets you relax as you drive.

Hyundai Venue shares its engines with the Kia Sonet. A 1L turbocharged petrol engine is mated with 6-speed iMT, 7-Speed DCT, and a 6-speed manual transmission. A 1.2L petrol engine is mated with 5-speed manual transmission. A diesel engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Features of Hyundai Venue

  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Electric Sunroof
  • Auto AC with rear vents
  • Cruise control
  • Automatic and projector headlamps
  • Air purifier
  • Wireless charger
  • ESC and Vehicle management system
  • ABS with EBD
  • Up to 6 airbags 

Hyundai Venue Price Comparison

City

Ex-Showroom Price

On-Road Price

Used Car Price

Delhi NCR

₹6.99 – 11.87 lakhs

₹7.95 – 14.09 lakhs

₹8 lakhs

Bengaluru

₹6.99 – 11.87 lakhs

₹8.46 – 14.75 lakhs

₹10.54 lakhs

Hyderabad

₹6.99 – 11.87 lakhs

₹8.21 – 14.16 lakhs

₹9.56 lakhs

Pune

₹6.99 – 11.87 lakhs

₹8.22 – 14.28 lakhs

₹7.79 lakhs

Ahmedabad

₹6.99 – 11.87 lakhs

₹7.97 – 13.47 lakhs

₹9.27 lakhs

Chennai

₹6.99 – 11.87 lakhs

₹8.14 – 14.38 lakhs

₹9.49 lakhs

Chandigarh

₹6.99 – 11.87 lakhs

₹7.77 – 13.20 lakhs

₹9.20 lakhs

Coimbatore

₹6.99 – 11.87 lakhs

₹8.11 – 14.34 lakhs

₹9.76 lakhs

Indore

₹6.99 – 11.87 lakhs

₹7.91 – 13.91 lakhs

₹8.52 lakhs

Renault Kiger

Best Automatic Cars In India

The French SUV, Renault Kiger has recently joined the club of safest compact SUVs in India, scoring a 4-star rating in the Global NCAP safety test. Such a safety rating has enhanced its appeal, which combines well with its stylish road presence and fabulous ride comfort. Renault has generously equipped the Kiger with upmarket features which make the SUV even more attractive with its affordable price tag.

Renault Kiger is equipped with two engines. A 1L petrol engine is paired with 5-Speed manual transmission or AMT and a 1L turbocharged petrol engine comes with a 5-Speed manual transmission or CVT automatic.

Features of Renault Kiger

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

Renault Kiger Price Comparison

City

Ex-Showroom Price

On-Road Price

Used Car Price (Starting)

Delhi NCR

₹5.84 - 10.40 lakhs

₹6.35 - 11.98 lakhs

₹9.90 lakhs

Bengaluru

₹5.84 - 10.40 lakhs

₹7.03 - 12.91 lakhs

₹9.26 lakhs

Chandigarh

₹5.84 - 10.40 lakhs

₹6.42 - 11.45 lakhs

₹9.24 lakhs

Nissan Magnite

Best Automatic Cars In India

The Nissan Magnite is the most successful Nissan car in India. Just like its sibling, the Kiger, the Japanese compact SUV has recently joined the club of safest compact SUVs in India, bagging a 4-star Global NCAP safety rating. The prowess of Magnite lies in its price which undercuts the entire segment. In addition to that, it offers you an attractive host of upmarket features and a unique Japanese premium ride experience.

The chic compact SUV is offered with two engine options. A 1.0L petrol engine is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox, and a 1.0L turbocharged petrol engine comes mated with either a 5-speed manual or CVT automatic.

Features of Nissan Magnite

  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels
  • LED headlamps with LED DRLs
  • Auto AC with rear AC vents
  • Wireless charger
  • JBL speakers
  • Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors
  • Hill start assist, ESC, and traction control
  • Rear-view camera

FAQs

What is the best compact SUV in India?

The Tata Nexon is the best compact SUV in India for its perfect package of style, comfort, performance, and safety.

Which compact SUV has the best mileage in India?

The best mileage-producing compact SUV in India is Kia Sonet. Its diesel engine delivers the ARAI mileage of 24.1 km/l via a manual transmission.

Which is the safest compact SUV in India?

The safest compact SUV in India is Tata Punch which has a 5-star Global NCAP safety rating. It’s also the safest car in India.

Which compact SUV has the best ground clearance?

The 211 mm of ground clearance of the Kia Sonet is the best one among the all-compact SUVs in India.

Which is the cheapest compact SUV in India?

The Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite are the cheapest compact SUVs. The ex-showroom prices of Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite are Rs. 5.84 – 10.40 lakh and Rs. 5.85 – 10.16 lakh respectively.


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