Best top 10 SUVs in India to buy in 2020

 India’s top 10 SUVs under 20 lakh:

      SUVs in India have a separate fan-base due to its looks, comfort, space, speed, and ruggedness. SUVs offer a stance no one will resist. SUV’s versatility has proved that it can be driven anywhere (whether there is a road or not). We can use it for our daily purpose or for weekend trips in hilly areas nothing can stop an SUV. And if you are fond of off-roading it might be your only choice.

Top 10 best SUV in India under 20 lakhs

Over the years, car manufacturers are giving us so much variety for our budget. There are widely available options in the market so often we get confused to choose which SUV we can buy in our budget. Our list has important factors like comfort, mileage, service, brand, etc.

As Indians, we select our products very precisely and we know how to get the maximum from the minimum. So, to provide you a clear vision through your blurry thoughts we have come up with a list of the top 10 SUVs you should not miss to consider before buying your dream SUV.

Mahindra Scorpio :

Mahindra Scorpio 
💰  Avg Ex-Showroom
₹ 12.48 – 16.23  Lakh
⛽  Mileage: 15 kmpl 

⛭  Engine: 2179 cc , Diesel


💺  Seating capacity: 7


🔖  Service cost: ₹



Gear Box :  6 Speed
Fuel Type :  Diesel
Transmission :  Manual
Power :  140bhp@3750rpm
Torque :  320Nm@1500-2800rpm
Length Width Height :  4456*1820*1995
Boot Space :  460
          Being Mahindra’s
first-ever modern SUV Scorpio has gotten many makeovers to date. No doubt it
was the most popular SUV of its time and continuing its legacy Mahindra has
launched an all-new version of Scorpio which has numerous safety features
carrying its legendary stance.
This all-new version with all the
features will help Scorpio to give a tough competition to its classmates.
Mahindra Scorpio has always reserved special space in Indian’s heart.

Engine: Scorpio’s new BS6 version will have a 2.2 litre diesel
engine which will offer 140 PS and 320 NM. The new S5 base variant is
being offered with a 5-speed manual transmission, the S7, S9, and S11
variants will have a 6-speed MT gearbox.

Features: It is fully loaded with safety features like cruise
control, auto AC, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth and
AUX connectivity, and auto headlamps with LED DRLs. Standard safety features on
offer include dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS, and speed alert.

 Rivals: Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, Mahindra Bolero,
Mahindra XUV 500


  • Build quality is good
  • Engine performance superb
  • Good drive-ability and rugged
  • The interior layout isn’t
    user friendly
  • Ride quality at high speeds
    not good
  • Feels outdated in looks

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza:

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza 
💰  Avg Ex-Showroom
₹ 7.34 – 11.4  Lakh
⛽  Mileage: 17-18 kmpl


⛭  Engine: 1462 cc   
💺  Seating capacity: 5
Gear Box :  4 Speed
Fuel Type :  Petrol
Transmission :  manual / automatic
Power : 103.26bhp@6000rpm
Torque : 138nm@4400rpm
Length Width Height :  3995*1790*1640
Boot Space :  328
          Maruti Suzuki has always won the
badge of trust of Indians. They offer comfort, style, space, mileage everything
you need in a car in a very low budget. As a partially Indian brand, it has
always looked up to the Indian market and consumers.

Vitara Brezza entered the Indian
market as a compact SUV, but within a short period captured a huge customer

Engine: The Vitara Brezza comes with a 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine
that develops 105PS of power and 138Nm of torque. It’s offered with two
transmission options: a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed torque converter. The
variants also come with Maruti’s 12V mild-hybrid system, which adds functions
like start-stop and torque boost assist.

Features: You name it and it has it. It has got LED headlamps, as well
as LED tail lamps, dual-tone alloy wheels. Inside, it comes with Maruti’s
7-inch infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, climate control,
cruise control, a multi-info display, steering-mounted audio control, as well
as keyless entry with push-button start. Safety features include dual airbags,
ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera.

Rivals: Kia Sonet, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and
Hyundai Venue

  • High seating
  • Light controls make it easy
    to drive
  • Maruti’s vast service network
  • Firm slow-speed ride
  • Ordinary fit and finish
  • The petrol motor gets vocal
    post 2,500rpm

8. Mahindra XUV300:

Mahindra XUV300

💰  Avg Ex-Showroom Price: ₹ 7.94 – 12.29  Lakh
⛽  Mileage: 17 – 20 kmpl   
⛭  Engine: 1197- 1497 cc
💺  Seating capacity: 5 seater 

Gear Box :  6 Speed
Fuel Type :  Petrol / diesel
Transmission :  manual / automatic
Power :  115bhp@3750rpm
Torque :  300Nm@1500-2500rpm
Length Width Height :  3995*1821*1627
Boot Space :  259 L
           Mahindra has always been known for their SUVs. XUV300 is a compact SUV from Mahindra which has plenty of features to offer and it’s the first premium compact SUV from Mahindra.

To make a spot in the Indian market XUV300 is giving tough competition to its rivals. XUV300 has got first in class features, good drive-ability and it has a reliability of Mahindra.

Engine:  The Mahindra XUV300 is offered with two engine options: a 117PS-300Nm
BS4 diesel and a 110PS-200Nm BS6 1.2-litre turbo petrol. Two transmissions are on offer – a 6-speed manual and an AMT.

Features: Exterior features have projector headlamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED elements in the taillamps and a sunroof. Inside, the XUV300 has a 7-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control, and dual-zone climate control. Safety features include front side and curtain airbags, dual front airbags, ABS and EBD, a tyre pressure monitoring system and electronic stability control.

Rivals:  Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki, Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue and the Ford EcoSport.


  • Powerful diesel engine
  • AMT is among the best in its class 
  • Comfortable ride quality

  • Top-end variant is pricey 
  • Interior fit and finish not the best
  • Looks disproportionate in profile


7. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga:

Maruti suzuki ertiga 2020

💰  Avg Ex-Showroom Price: ₹ 7.59 – 10.13  Lakh
⛽  Mileage: 17.99 kmpl to 26.2 km/kg   
⛭  Engine: 1462 cc

💺  Seating capacity: 7 seater

Gear Box :  4 Speed
Fuel Type :  Cng / petrol
Transmission :  manual / automatic
 Power : 103.26bhp@6000rpm
 Torque :  138Nm@4400rpm
 Length Width Height :  4395*1735*1690
 Boot Space  :  209 litres

            Maruti Suzuki has launched the successor of its MPV Ertiga. Maruti Suzuki has discontinued its diesel engine and updated its petrol engine according to BS6 norms.

Ertiga has got wide and big as compared to its predecessor. It has got lots of features inside as well as outside. Due to wide body it has got more airy and comfortable feeling inside the cabin and also more space for passengers as well as luggage.

Ertiga will always be value for money option as it has got some advanced features and updates. Also it comes with the Maruti Suzuki badge which has gained a lot of trusts.

Engine: The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is has a single BS6-compliant petrol engine. The 1.5-litre motor offers 105PS of power and 138Nm of torque. It is paired with a 12-volt Smart Hybrid mild-hybrid system. Two transmission options are available — a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic.

Features: It has 15-inch alloy wheels and LED
elements in the taillamps. Interior features include a Smartplay Studio infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a colour TFT multi-information display,automatic climate control, steering-mounted audio controls. On the safety front, the Ertiga has dual airbags, ABS, and an electronic stability program.

Rivals: Renault Triber, Mahindra Marazzo and among other MPVs.


  • Good interior space
  • Easy to drive
  • Value for money

  • Petrol motor gets vocal post 2,500rpm
  • Interior plastic quality
  • Bumpy low speed ride

6. Hyundai Creta:  

Hyundai Creta

💰  Avg Ex-Showroom Price: ₹ 9.99 – 17.2  Lakh
⛽  Mileage: 16.9 to 21.4 kmpl  
⛭  Engine: 1353 – 1497 cc

💺  Seating capacity: 5 seater

Gear Box  7 speed
Fuel Type :  Diesel / petrol
Transmission :  manual / automatic
 Power : 138bhp@6000rpm
 Torque : 242.2nm@1500-3200rpm
 Length Width Height :  4300*1790*1635
 Boot Space  :  433 litres
                Hyundai Creta was the king of the D-segment cars. It was the most sold car in the Indian market. Hyundai launched its next-gen to gain back its position which Kia seltos had taken.

              New Creta has got a complete makeover. The exterior design has changed remarkably and the interiors are completely redesigned with the advanced features to offer.
The new design will take some time to get liked by the Indian market but with the new design Creta looks more futuristic, fresher, and it can outstand its competition.

Engine: The more powerful petrol engine is paired with a single transmission option, a 7-speed dual-clutch (DCT). A CVT gearbox is available with the petrol engine, while a 6-speed torque converter is offered with the diesel. As standard, the Creta comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Features: The Hyundai Creta features an all-new exterior design. It is equipped with LED headlamps and taillamps, 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, and LED taillamps. The Creta’s interior is all-new as well, with climate control, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, a Bose sound system, cruise control, and a semi-digital instrument cluster. Its 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system features BlueLink connected car features with voice commands as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The SUV can be remotely monitored and some of its functions can be operated too.

Rivals: MG Hector, Tata Harrier, Renault Captur, Nissan Kicks, Kia Seltos.


  • New-gen model comes with the global design language
  • Class leading features along with connectivity options
  • Available with three engine and gearbox options

  • The radical design might not be to everyone’s liking
  • Certain key features only offered with top-spec trims
  • Have gotten slightly expensive over the older model

5. Kia Seltos:

Kia seltos 2020

💰  Avg Ex-Showroom Price: ₹ 9.89 – 17.34  Lakh
⛽  Mileage: 16.8 to 20.4 kmpl  
⛭  Engine: 1353 – 1497 cc

💺  Seating capacity: 5 seater

Gear Box  6 speed
Fuel Type :  Diesel / petrol
Transmission :  manual / automatic
 Power : 113.4bhp@4000rpm
 Torque : 250nm@1500-2750rpm
 Length Width Height :  4315*1800*1645
 Boot Space  433 litres
        Seltos is Kia’s first production in India. Seltos is grabbing lots of attention for its design, its top notch quality and features.

Korean carmaker Kia has hiked their prices by 30,000 for the new-gen Seltos across each model. It also has discontinued their GTK and GTX DCT variant from the Seltos lineup.
Overall Kia Seltos value for money product. Its style, design, interior, power, features are class-leading.

Engine:  The Kia Seltos is offered with three BS6-compliant engines: a 140PS 1.4-litre turbo-petrol, a 115PS diesel, and a 115PS 1.5-litre naturally aspirated (NA) option. All three engines come paired to a 6-speed manual as standard. But, they use different automatic gearboxes. The Seltos turbo-petrol comes with a 7-speed DCT, the diesel with a 6-speed torque converter, and NA petrol with CVT. 

Features:  The new Seltos now comes with 10 new features. This includes remote engine start-stop through the keyfob, emergency stop signal, rear USB charger, voice command-based select feature activation through the keyword ‘Hello Kia’ and UVO smartwatch app connectivity. Customers can also opt for the sunroof on dual-tone variants now.Other features include a 10.25-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, climate control, a wireless phone charger, cruise control, a Bose sound system, ambient lighting, and a heads-up display. Safety features on offer are six airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, electronic stability control, and a 360-degree camera. 

Rivals:  Tata Harrier 2020, MG Hector, Hyundai Creta 2020, Mahindra XUV500.


  • Feature loaded
  • Interior fit and finish.
  • Design.

  • Notchy gearshifts (MT).
  • Top-end trims are expensive.
  • Inconsistent ride quality.

4. Tata Nexon:

Tata Nexon 2020

💰  Avg Ex-Showroom Price: 6.99 – 12.7 Lakh
⛽  Mileage: 17 – 21.5 Kmpl 
⛭  Engine: 1199 – 1497 cc

💺  Seating capacity: 5 seater


Gear Box  6 speed
Fuel Type :  Diesel / petrol
Transmission :  manual / automatic
 Power : 108.5bhp@4000rpm
 Torque : 260Nm@1500-2750rpm
 Length Width Height :  3993*1811*1606
 Boot Space  :  350 litres
            Tata launched Nexon in September 2017 as a compact SUV. It got its facelift in the year 2019.

Nexon is available in 8 different models. The highest model gets all the features including the sunroof. This is the only car offering sunroof at a very low price. 
The design has not changed remarkably but has got a large grill and alloy wheels. The interior has been updated with the all-digital speedometer. The interior has an airy and comfortable feeling.

Engie: The Nexon BS6 is offered with 1.2-litre turbo petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines with the turbo petrol now more powerful producing 120PS and 170Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 110PS of power and 260Nm. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AMT gearbox.  

Features: The Nexon gets a three-spoke steering wheel and touchscreen infotainment as well as new features like cruise control, auto headlamps and wipers as well as connected car technology. It also comes with electronic stability control and i-RA voice assistant feature as standard.

Rivals: Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Kia Sonet, Ford EcoSport.


  • New sharper styling makes the new Nexon look upmarket
  • Five Star G-NCAP safety rating
  • BS6 compliant powertrain

  • Interior quality could have been better
  • Petrol engine lacks low-end grunt
  • Infotainment screen not as good as rivals

3. Toyota Urban Cruiser: 

Toyota Urban Cruiser

💰  Avg Ex-Showroom Price: 8.41 – 11.3 Lakh
⛽  Mileage: 17 – 18.5 Kmpl 
⛭  Engine: 1462 cc

💺  Seating capacity: 5 seater

Gear Box  4 speed
Fuel Type : Petrol
Transmission :  manual / automatic
 Power : 103.26bhp@6000rpm
 Torque : 138nm@4400rpm
 Length Width Height :  3995*1790*1640
 Boot Space  :  328 litres
        Toyota has launched its Urban Cruiser at price 8 lakh onwards. It is offered with 3 options. Urban Cruiser is sounding similar to legendary land cruiser as both wears the badge of Toyota.

The design might looks kindly similar to Vitara Brezza. It has got sharp headlights at the front and the cabin has got spacious and comfortable feeling.You won’t have to think twice if you plan on buying the Toyota Urban Cruiser. 

Engine:  It is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine that develops 105PS of power
and 138Nm of torque. Transmission options are a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed torque converter automatic. Automatic variants benefit from a mild-hybrid system that features torque assist and start-stop functions.

Features:  Features include a touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, cruise control, steering-mounted audio controls, climate control, rain-sensing wipers, and keyless entry with push-button start. Safety features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera.

Rivals:  Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza,Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra XUV300.


  • Toyota’s after-sales and service reliability 
  • Decently spacious and well-built cabin
  • Light and easy driving dynamics

  • Subtle looking compared to the competition
  • No diesel powertrain 
  • Not as feature-loaded as rivals.

2. Hyundai Venue:

Hyundai Venue

💰Avg Ex-Showroom Price: ₹6 .75 – 11.63 Lakh
⛽  Mileage: 18.27 – 23.7 Kmpl 
⛭  Engine: 998 – 1493 cc
💺  Seating capacity: 5 seater

Gear Box  : 7 speed
Fuel Type : Diesel / Petrol
Transmission :  manual / automatic
 Power : 118.35bhp@6000rpm
 Torque : 171.6Nm@1500-4000rpm
 Length Width Height :  3995*1770*1605
 Boot Space  :  350 litres
            The south Korean brand Hyundai has always done their best to provide us the best in class cars.

Hyundai has launched its Venue between at the price of ₹6 .75 – 11.63 Lakh. Venue is a perfect family compact suv. 

Venue has got iMVT transmission that makes the ride super easy and comfortable. iMVT has removed the clutch pedal and takes care of perfect shifts on its own. But it is available only in higher trims.

Engine:  The Venue is offered with a choice of two petrol engines and one diesel engine. Petrol engine options consist of a 83PS 1.2-litre petrol and a 120PS 1.2-litre turbo-petrol while the diesel variant comes with a 100PS 1.5-litre unit. While all three engines come with a manual option, only the turbo-petrol engine is offered with a 7-speed DCT. The turbo-petrol engine is also offered with a 6-speed clutchless manual gearbox.

Features: It has got 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, connected car technology, a sunroof, cruise control, a wireless phone charger, climate control and cornering headlamps. On the safety front, it comes with six airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, a rear view camera and electronic stability control.

Rivals: Mahindra XUV300, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport.


  • First-in-class connectivity features.
  • Quality interiors coupled with long features list.
  • It is the only DCT automatic in the segment.

  • Cabin space isn’t as generous as the competitors.
  • 1.2-litre petrol only available in entry-level trims
  • Top-spec variants are too expensive.

1. Kia Sonet:

Kia Sonet

💰  Avg Ex-Showroom Price: 6.71 – 12.99 Lakh
⛽  Mileage: 18.4 – 24.1 Kmpl 
⛭  Engine: 998 – 1493 cc

💺  Seating capacity: 5 seater

Gear Box  : 6 speed
Fuel Type : Diesel / Petrol
Transmission :  manual / automatic
 Power : 113.42bhp@4000rpm
 Torque : 250nm@1500-2750rpm
 Length Width Height 3995*1790*1642
 Boot Space  :  392 litres
                Kia has launched it’s Sonet in India in about 17 trims. Kia Sonet has a tough competition in the sub 4 metre suv.
Sonet comes with Kia’s traditional tiger grill. It’s design is more appealing, stylish and futuristic comparing its competition. The exterior really looks very fascinating.
Sonet comes with very attractive and very feature loaded cabin. The cabin feels comfy, luxurious and airy.

Engine: Sonet is offered with three engine options: an 83PS 1.2-litre petrol, a 120PS 1.0-litre turbo petrol, and a 1.5-litre diesel engine in 100PS (MT) and 115PS (AT) states of tune. While the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines are offered with a manual transmission, the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol gets the iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) clutchless manual only. Automatic transmission options are only available for the 1.5-litre diesel and 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engines, with the diesel option utilising a proper 6-speed torque converter, unlike its rivals which come with an AMT. Fuel efficiency figures are rated at 18.4kmpl(1.2-litre petrol MT), 18.2/18.3kmpl(1.0-litre turbo-petrol MT/DCT), and 24.1/19kmpl(1.5-litre diesel MT/AT)

Features: The Kia Sonet is loaded with features like a 10.25-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay,UVO connected car tech,LED sound mood lighting, a 7-speaker Bose sound system, cruise control, and a coloured multi-info display. Other bits include a sunroof, ventilated front seats, automatic headlamps and keyless entry with push-button start. On the safety front, it features six airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors with a rearview camera, electronic stability control, and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
Rivals: Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 as well as the upcoming Toyota Urban Cruiser. 


  • Flamboyant styling
  • Feature loaded cabin
  • Loads of Powertrain options

  • Slightly stiffer ride quality
  • Second row seat isn’t spacious
  • No diesel-iMT combination
Overview:  Here are the best suv in india under 20 lakhs. The suv’s are sorted considering their price, sales and best suv in the particular segment. Hope we have provided you the detailed overview of the cheapest suv in India. 

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