A Brief Look into the Best Compact SUVs in India 2021

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SUVs or Sports Utility Vehicles are the most popular Cars in India. There is a vast range of the best compact SUVs in India 2021. Compact SUVs are both stylish and comfortable, which makes them even more popular.

Key Features of Best Compact SUVs in India 2021:

  • Spacious Interior
  • Big boot space
  • Capable drive
  • Feature-packed cabin
  • Stylish look
  • Security features
  • Affordable

Despite COVID-19, In the Indian automobile industry, the SUVs have managed to secure their place in the market. So let’s check out the best compact SUVs in India 2021.

1. Hyundai Venue Rs.6.87 Lakh – Rs.11.67 lakh (Ex-Showroom price)

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Hyundai Venue is one of the top-selling compact SUV in 2021 in India. It is available in 13 variants and 7 colours.  The venue has 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, giving it a sporty look to the car. 

Hyundai Venue has a blacked-out cabin and a feature-packed dashboard. It is offered in three engine variants- a base 1.2-litre petrol engine, a new 1.0 litre 3 cylinder petrol turbocharged unit and a 1.4-litre diesel engine

The car gives a fuel efficiency of 18.27 kmpl for the petrol manual and 18.15 kmpl for the petrol automatic variant. The diesel engine claims a fuel efficiency of 23.70 kmpl.

2. Kia Sonet Rs 6.79 Lakh – Rs. 13.20 lakh (Ex-Showroom price)

Kia Sonnet
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Kia Sonet is the best SUV in 2021. It has a great design, good engine and transmission options, excellent interior quality, the biggest boot space in the segment and many other features. 

The car has a ground clearance of 205 mm which is very suitable for hilly terrain. This mini SUV competes against Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai venue and Ford Ecosport. The exterior design elements of the car include Tiger Nose Grille, sharp headlights and aggressive bumpers. 

The sides are highlighted with sporty alloy wheels. The GT Lined variant has an all-black interior with contrast red accents. The interior has a flat-bottom steering wheel, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

The Kia Sonet is offered with three engine options- 1.2 litres naturally aspirated petrol engine, 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine, and 1.5-litre diesel engine. Sonet gives excellent safety features like dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, central locking, and front disk brakes.

3. Tata Nexon Rs 7.10 Lakh – Rs. 12. 80 lakh (Ex-Showroom price)

Nexon
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Tata Nexon is the first Indian-made compact SUV. It was launched in 2017 but is still giving tough competition to many SUVs. Nexon is available in 36 variants and 12 colours. Nexon has both petrol and diesel options available in automatic and manual transmission. 

The engine generates a power of 110 bhp with high low-end torque. The mileage is 18-24 kmpl. The top speed of the car is 180 kmph.

Nexon continues to be spacious with its cabin, it has got a revised instrument cluster with an all-digital readout. It also includes a sunroof, fast mobile charger, rain-sensing wipers and cruise control. Tata Nexon facelift is powered by BS6 compliant versions of the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and the 1.5-litre diesel engine.

4. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Rs 7.39 Lakh – Rs. 11.40 lakh (Ex-Showroom price)

brezza
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Vitara Brezza is another best Compact SUV 2021. It was also one of the top-selling compact SUVs in India 2020. The new updated 2020 model is giving tough competition to other best SUVs of 2021. 

Vitara Brezza is available in 3 colours: Torque Blue, Oven Red and Autumn Orange and in three new dual-tone colour options Sizzling Red with Midnight Black roof, Torque Blue with midnight Black roof and Granite Grey with Autumn Orange roof.

Brezza is offered in only one engine variant, a 1.5-litre petrol engine available with a 5-speed manual and 4-speed torque converter auto transmission options. The car got 4 stars by Global NCAP for adult occupant protection. The car has an impressive fuel efficiency of 17.03 kmpl to 18.76 kmpl.

The new update has new bumpers, LED headlights and alloy wheels 

and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system. 

5. Mahindra XUV300 Rs 9.95 Lakh – Rs. 12.55 lakh (Ex-Showroom price)

XUV 300
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Mahindra XUV300 is one of the best compact SUV with great seat comfort that gives the rider a wider view and good visibility. The interior of the car is feature-packed with the touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Climate control, Cruise control, Sunroof and a lot more. The XUV gives a mileage of 17-20 Kmpl.

The new Mahindra XUV300 is powered by BS6 1.2-litre petrol and a BS6 1.5-litre diesel engine. A 6-speed gearbox is offered in the standard version. XUV 300 is available in 5 colours and 3 variants.

6. Ford Ecosport Rs 8.00 Lakh – Rs. 11.67 lakh (Ex-Showroom price)

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Ford EcoSport is available in six trims – Ambiente, Trend, Titanium, Titanium+, EcoSport S and the Thunder Edition. The updated model is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The build quality is superb with lots of security features like airbags, reverse parking cameras and sensors. The 999cc to 1498 cc engine generates a power of upto 100 bhp.

Ford EcoSport features automatic HID headlamps, daytime running lights, electrochromic mirror and rain-sensing wipers. Also supports 17-inch alloy wheels, and a dark theme throughout the exterior, which includes a black-painted front grille and rear-view mirrors. In the Interior, it gets a touchscreen-based infotainment system with embedded navigation.

7. Honda WR V Rs 8.70 Lakh – Rs. 11.15 lakh (Ex-Showroom price)

honda WR V
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The Honda WR-V recent facelift has been launched in India and is available in 6 colours and 4 variants. Honda WR-V includes a revised fascia, featuring new LED projector headlamps with integrated L-shaped DRLs, LED fog lamps, new 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and LED taillights. 

It also comes equipped with cruise control, height-adjustable driver seat, seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering, automatic climate control with touch panel and an engine-start-stop button.

Honda WR-V facelift includes BS6-compliant versions of the 1.2-litre petrol motor and 1.5-litre diesel which produces 88bhp and 110Nm of torque and 98bhp and 200Nm.

8. Toyota Urban Cruiser Rs 8.50 Lakh – Rs. 11.55 lakh (Ex-Showroom price)

Toyota
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Urban Cruiser is available in 3 variants and 6 colours with manual transmission and automatic transmission options. The engine is powered by a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 103bhp and 138Nm of torque. The compact SUV gets dual-chamber LED projector headlamps.

Urban Cruiser also gets dual function LED DRLs and turn indicators in the headlamps. The LED fog lamps with chrome accents accentuate the fascia. The compact SUV rides on 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. The Interior features a dual-tone interior and premium dark brown fabric seats and 7-inch Smart Playcast touchscreen audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and smartphone-based navigation.  

In terms of safety, the Urban Cruiser offers dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, advanced body structure, electrochromic IRVM, hill hold control, reverse parking camera with display in audio, ISOFIX child seat restraint system and anti-pinch driver side power window.

9. Nissan Magnite Rs 5.49 Lakh – Rs. 9.59 lakh (Ex-Showroom price)

Magnite
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Nissan Magnite is a well-designed, heavily feature-packed, value-for-money compact SUV. The price of the car starts around Rs. 5.49 lakh. Its rivals are Kia Sonet, Maruti’s Brezza and Tata Nexon

Nissan Magnite has a ground clearance of 205 mm, offers good shock absorption and travel comfort.

Magnite has chunky 16-inch wheels that are eye-catchy. Nissan Magnite is built on the CMF-A platform. The interior is feature-packed with an  8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and only has a petrol engine variant.

10. Hyundai Creta Rs 10.00 Lakh – Rs. 17.49 lakh (Ex-Showroom price)

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The Hyundai Creta is the most successful car in the segment of Compact SUV 2021 since its launch in 2015. Hyundai Creta is available in 14 variants and three engine and gearbox options. 

The Creta features a panoramic sunroof, LED headlamps and enhanced Blue Link 1.5 and is offered with BS6 compliant petrol and diesel engine options

The standard petrol motor is a 1.5-litre producing 112bhp/144Nm and can be had with a CVT or a six-speed manual. The petrol motor is a 1.4-litre Turbo GDi unit producing 138bhp/242Nm and is only offered with a seven-speed DCT.

11. Jeep Compass  Rs 17.02 Lakh – Rs.28.33 lakh (Ex-Showroom price)

Compass
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Jeep Compass is a premium five-seater compact SUV in the Indian market and is regarded as the best luxury compact SUV. The car comes with a petrol automatic, petrol manual and diesel manual transmission. 

Jeep India made Compass in 6 colour options and 5 dual-tone colours. The engine generates the power of 160 BHP. The car gives a mileage of 14-17 KMPL.

12. Renault Duster Rs 9.56 Lakh – Rs.13.86 lakh (Ex-Showroom price)

Best Compact SUVs in India 2021
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The last car in Compact SUV 2021 is Renault Duster is available in both petrol and diesel variants and is the first SUV to set the compact SUV trend in India. 

The petrol engine gives a power of 108 BHP and the diesel engine gives 85 BHP with high low-end torque. It has a mileage range of 13-20 KMPL.

These were the top 11 Best Compact SUVs in India 2021. Choose the best one!

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