Top 9 Off-road SUV’s in India with deep water driving capability

Some SUV’s in India have been purposely designed to withstand the problems of uneven terrains. When you drive these off-road SUV’s on rough and patchy roads you would not experience any issue. These SUV’s have been developed keeping in view of delivering power to all wheels i.e. 4-wheel drive system, high ground clearance, and water wading ability which helps a car to pass through even a flooded road.

Land Rover Discovery

Price: Rs 44.68 lakhs (*showroom price)

Water Depth Sustainability: 900mm

Jaguar Land Rover Discovery is another offroad adventure vehicle with a water wading capacity of 900 mm. The SUV is available in four variants (S, SE, HSE, HSE luxury) and enhanced powertrain options.

The 2019 Land Rover Discovery is available in 2.0 ltr diesel engine. This engine of SUV outputs 240 ps of power and 500 Nm of torque. With a powerful engine and high water wading capacity, it can tow up to 3500 Kg of weight.

Ford Endeavour

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Price: Rs 33.70 lakhs (*showroom price)

Water Depth Sustainability: 800 mm

Ford Endeavour is a 15 feet off-road beast with 6 feet breadth and height. It has a massive ground clearance of 225mm which helps it drive even mountain rivers. It is available in 3.2L and 2.2L with All Wheel Drive and 2 Wheel Drive. The powerful SUV’s 2.2L diesel engine outputs 157 BHP of power at 3200rpm. Likewise, its 3.2L petrol engine is even more with 196BHP output power. The SUV is also available in AMT version in India.

Toyota Fortuner

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Price: Rs 33.60 lakhs (*showroom price)

Water Depth Sustainability: 700 mm

The 6-speed automatic gearbox SUV, Toyota Fortuner, has a 2.8L diesel engine. The power that a car generates is 175 BHP at 3400rpm. It generates 450Nm torque on rpm between 1600-2400. The manual version generates 30Nm less torque than its automatic version. The SUV’s 2.7L 4cylinder VVTi petrol engine outputs 166 BHP power and 245Nm torque. The cars petrol engine comes in 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic options. The 4X4 All Wheel Drive option is only present in its top variant which delivers 12.9 kmpl mileage on 1 liter of petrol.

Jeep Compass

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Price: Rs 21.67 lakhs (*showroom price)

Water Depth Sustainability: 406mm

Compass by Jeep is available in 2 engine versions one is 1.5L multi air turbo-charged petrol engine and other is a 2.0L turbo-charged diesel engine. The petrol engine renders 60 BHP power and 250 Nm torque. Similarly, the off-road SUV’s diesel engine delivers 170 BHP power and 350 Nm torque. Both the engines of Jeep Compass are equipped with 6-speed manual transmission. Additionally, its petrol version has also been given the option of a 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. The diesel version of Jeep Compass has 4X4 4 Wheel Drive option.

Tata Hexa

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Price: Rs 18.64 lakhs (*showroom price)

Water Depth Sustainability: 400mm

Tata Hexa is a selected bunch of SUV’s in India which delivers impressive mileage both on-road and off-road. The Tata SUV has all-wheel drive option available in its top XT variant category. The top variant Hexa XT has 19-inch alloy wheels apart from Automatic Climate Control, Roof Rails, Fog Lamps, and DRL.

This variant has 2.2L VARICOR 400 turbo diesel engine which is 2-way power tuned and generates 154 BHP of power. While all models of Hexa receive 6-speed manual gearbox, its base variant, has been given 5-speed manual gearbox.

XUV 500

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Price: Rs 19.72 lakhs (*showroom price)

Water Depth Sustainability: 350mm

XUV 500 suv has power 4X4 (AWD) option available in W10 variant.The 2.2L M-Hawk Engine of W10 Variant generates 140 BHP Power and 330 Nm Torque.It is a nice off-road suv under Rs 20 lakhs.The 1997 cc diesel vehicle’s ground clearance is 200 mm and has a mileage of 16 kmpl.

Toyota Innova Crysta

Price: Rs 23.47 lakhs (*showroom price)

Water Depth Sustainability: 500mm

Toyota Innova Crysta is another impressive SUV when you need to drive in standing water or through flood waters. Unlike Endeavour and Fortuner, the vehicle is not only easy to get into for your aged parents but also a budget range alternative in this segment.

Toyota Crysta SUV has a ground clearance of 190mm which is pretty decent for rough terrains in India. The water wading of 500 mm in Crysta helps it to swim through waterlogged areas and small streams. The SUVs 2.8-liter diesel engine outputs 1174 bhp of power and 360 Nm of torque.

Mahindra Thar

Price: Rs 9.60 lakhs (*showroom price)

Water Depth Sustainability: 500mm

Mahindra Thar is among the popular 7 seater off-road SUVs in India.

With a ground clearance of 200 mm coupled with unique styling and excellent off-roading abilities it also has an impressive water wading capacity of 500 mm.

The existing Mahindra Thar uses  2.6L and 2.5L diesel engine options. The 2.6L diesel engine Thar outputs 63 BHP power and 193 Nm torque. Similarly, the 2.5L diesel engine Thar produces 105 BHP power and 247 Nm torque.

Force Gurkha

Price: Rs 13.30 lakhs (*showroom price)

Water Depth Sustainability: 550 mm

The Force Gurkha is another SUV in India, albeit lesser known, having an impressive water wading capacity. The offroad vehicle was updated with ABS in 2019 update. It is available in 3-door and 5-door variants. The impressive ground clearance of 210 mm in Gurkha helps it to tackle uneven terrains and waterlogged conditions.

The SUV comes with 2.2 and 2.5-liter diesel engine. The former outputs 138 bhp of power at 321 Nm of torque while the latter outputs 84 bhp of power. The top variant of Force Gurkha ‘Extreme’ has a price of Rs 13.30 Lakh.

The Force Gurkha is another SUV in India, albeit lesser known, having an impressive water wading capacity. The offroad vehicle was updated with ABS in 2019 update. It is available in 3-door and 5-door variants. The impressive ground clearance of 210 mm in Gurkha helps it to tackle uneven terrains and waterlogged conditions.

The SUV comes with 2.2 and 2.5-liter diesel engine. The former outputs 138 bhp of power at 321 Nm of torque while the latter outputs 84 bhp of power. The top variant of Force Gurkha ‘Extreme’ has a price of Rs 13.30 Lakh.

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