7 best SUV cars in India

SUV market of India is loaded with many lovely sports utility vehicles that are pretty popular among Indians. In today's automobile industry, SUVs occupy a significant market share. While their luxury features attracts most of the car lovers in the world they also provide high social status. Given below are some top SUV's that rock the Indian market. This list is a combination of good performance and high popularity. Please note that they are not ranked in any order.

Mahindra XUV 500

Mahindra XUV 500 7 seater

Mahindra XUV 500 is the latest entrant by Mahindra in India. Since its launch it has received very positive reviews from both experts and buyers. It has ended up becoming one of the most popular SUVs in India. People are waiting in long waiting periods to buy this one. Powered by a 2179 cc mHawk diesel engine that is already present in the Scorpio, it produces 140 Bhp of peak power and 330 Nm of peak torque. It's got a six speed manual transmission gearbox. This SUV is available in both two wheel and four wheel drive system with micro hybrid technology for enhanced fuel economy. It is priced between Rs. 11,38,000 and Rs. 13,81,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).



Toyota Fortuner

Toyota Fortuner 7 seater suv

The Toyota Fortuner is one powerful performing machine that has got a very masculine exterior. The body looks very sporty and bold both from the front and rear. This mighty SUV was first launched in 2009 in India. It has got a 3.0 litre diesel engine that develops 168 Bhp of peak power and 343 Nm of peak torque. This engine has got a 5 speed manual transmission with a four wheel drive system. The two wheel drive system is also available with this engine now. There is an option of choosing between a four speed automatic transmission and a five speed manual transmission gearbox. Fortuner is great for the city as well as highway drive. It is priced between Rs 20,79,000 and Rs 21,93,500 (ex-showroom Delhi).

Santa Fe

Santa Fe 7 Seater SUV Car

Hyundai Santa Fe has recently been launched in the market and its beautiful design has already been well accepted by the Indian consumers. The technical specifications and feature list clearly indicates that it indeed is a very competitive car and is all set to give other SUVs prevailing in the market, a tough competition. It has got a 2.2 litres 2199 cc CRDi four cylinder 16 valves DOHC diesel engine. It has got a six speed manual transmission gearbox. It develops 194 Bhp of peak power. Loaded with amazing safety features such as ABS, EBD, brake assist, 6 airbags, cruise control, rollover sensor, central door locking, child seat anchor, immobiliser, parking sensors, ESP, active headrests and what not! The wonderful features in the cabin such as trip computer, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, all power windows, dual zone automatic climate control, steering wheel mounted audio controls of the iPod/USB auxiliary and MP3 playing music system. Santa Fe is priced between Rs 22,34,976 and Rs 25,37,064 (ex-showroom Delhi).

Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V 7 seater suv

Among all the SUVs available in the Indian market, Honda CR-V is one of the most popular and loved SUV. Its crossover styling, breathtakingly beautiful design and superb features make it a dream car for any buyer. Popularly called the CR-V, it actually stands for Civic Recreation- Vehicle. A high ground clearance of about 185 mm makes this mighty SUV, a very sturdy and masculine looking. There is a lot of storage space in the car and the cabin too is very spacious. With state-of-art build of both exterior and interior, Honda CR-V makes it to the top slot among all SUVs available currently. There are two engine options available in the car. The first one is the 2.0 litre i-VTEC engine and the other is the 2.4 litre petrol engine. The 2.0 litre engine has got a two wheel drive system with six speed automatic transmission gearbox. It develops 143 PS of peak power. The other engine has got a four wheel drive system with five speed automatic transmission gearbox. It produces 161 PS of peak power. With amazing safety features, the car makes a superb grip on the road. Honda CR-V is priced between Rs. 22,65,597 and Rs. 24,90,043 (ex-showroom Delhi).

Chevrolet Captiva

Chevrolet Captiva 7 seater suv

Chevrolet Captiva, designed on the lines of the Honda CR-V is again a very popular SUV available in India. The Captiva soon after is launch grabbed many eyeballs and made it to the category of the most popular SUVs in India. It has got curvy and rigid exterior. The bold wheels, masculine shoulder line and satin silver finish add to the aggressive stance of the car. The exterior and interior both exude luxury and the chrome finish on the door handles, dual exhaust pipes and inside the cabin add to the elite feel of the car. The cabin is very spacious and the beige colour upholstery make the car look even more superior. Captiva has got a 2.0 litre 2231 cc CRDi diesel engine that produces 184 Bhp peak power and 40.78 kgm peak torque. This engine has got a six speed manual transmission gearbox. It is priced between Rs. 20,00,000 and 22,00,000 (ex-showroom Dlehi).

Ford endeavour

Ford Endeavour

Ford Endeavour has been a very popular car in the Indian subcontinent since its launch till date. It has got stylish look, an aggressive stance and a good performing engine. Blessed with a 2.5 litre CRDi diesel engine, it develops peak power of 143 Bhp and a good peak torque of 330 Nm. This engine has got a five speed automatic transmission system with Transmission Control Module that helps the engine perform well in every condition. The new four wheel drive system is a new addition to the car. This machine has been given all the necessary safety features such as EBD, ABS, driver and co-passenger side airbags, front and side impact beams and front seat belts with pre-tensioner and load limiters. Endeavour is priced between Rs. 18,18,000 and Rs. 21,86,000 (ex-showroom Mumbai).

BMW X1

BMW X1 SUV

The BMW X1 is an awesome looking new SUV to enter the Indian market. It stands strong among the other popular cars and has already sold many units with it's never before drop in the pricing. With the X1, BMW has entered the SUV market with a bang, thanks to its great technology, smooth engine and a jaw-dropping pricing. Available in three variants, the X1 has got a 1955 cc four cylinder turbocharged, variable intake geometry and CRDi diesel engine. This engine develops peak power of 177 Bhp and peak torque of a superb 350 Nm. Another engine available in this crossover SUV is a 1995 cc four cylinder petrol engine that produces 150 Bhp peak power and 200 Nm peak torque. The X1 is given a six speed automatic transmission gearbox. The great safety features given in it are ABS, dual front airbags, ITS head airbags at the front and rear, front and rear seat belt pre-tensioner, belt force limiter, side impact protection, halogen headlamps, crash sensors, central locking, side impact protection and much more. It has been priced between Rs 22,40,000 and Rs. 30,40,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).