Compact SUV Cars – Need to Know All About

Compact Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) in India has experienced unmatched popularity and sales in the last few years. Automobile manufacturers are aware of this changing buyer trend where everyone is preferring SUVs over hatchbacks and sedans. Today, you can find compact SUV cars from different manufacturers in different price caps and loaded with an array of exciting features.

Want to get a callback? Fill the details:

Now, if you happen to be not much aware of a compact SUV or what is the difference between an SUV and a compact SUV, relax, we have got all the answers for you.

What are compact SUV cars?

What is Compact SUV Car

Owing to the popularity of compact SUV cars, manufacturers have launched many affordable SUV options by categorizing them as mini-SUV, compact SUV, and so on. Compact SUVs, as the name suggests, can be described as a compact version of its counterpart. You get to experience the thrill and comfort of SUV cars with little adjustments in terms of power and space. Though not as gigantic as the crossover SUVs, compact SUVs bring an exciting option for the buyers looking to explore the SUV section.

List of best compact SUV cars 2022

Owing to the fierce competition in the respective segment it is the buyers who are enjoying a diverse range of options for their precise set of requirements.

If you want to own an SUV and are looking for high performance and stylish options within an affordable price range, here are best compact SUV options:

Maruti Suzuki Vitara BrezzaK15B(MT)/K15B ISG(AT)/1462CC77 kW @ 6000 RPM138 Nm @ 4400 RPMRs 7.69 lacs
Nissan Magnite1.0   B4D Petrol

1.0Turbo HRA0 Petrol

72 PS @ 6250 RPM

100 PS @ 5000 RPM

96 Nm @ 3500 RPM

160 Nm @ 2800-3600 RPM

Rs 5.76 lacs
Tata Punch1.2l Revotron Engine63 kw @ 6000 RPM113 Nm @ 3300+/-100 RPMRs 5.49 lacs
Toyota Urban Cruiser1.5 L 4-cylinder77 kW @ 6000 RPM138 Nm @ 4400 RPMRs 8.72 lacs
Kia SeltosSmartstream G1.4 T-GDi

Smartstream G1.5


140 PS @ 6000 RPM

115 PS @ 6300 RPM

115 PS @ 4000 RPM

242 Nm @ 1500 – 3200 RPM

144 Nm @ 4500 RPM


250 Nm @ 1500 – 2750 RPM

Rs 9.95 lacs
Tata Nexon1.2l Turbocharged Revotron Engine

1.5l Turbocharged Revotron Engine


120 kW @ 5500 RPM




110 kW @ 4000 RPM



170 Nm @ 1750 – 4000 RPM




260 Nm @ 1500 – 2750 RPM

Rs 7.29 lacs
Renault Kiger1.0L Energy

1.0L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

72 PS @ 6250 RPM

100 PS @ 5000 RPM

100 PS @ 5000 RPM

96 PS @ 3500 RPM

160 PS @ 3600 RPM

152 PS @ 4400 RPM

Rs 5.79 lacs
Mahindra XUV500mHawk Diesel, 6th generation eVGT114 kW @ 3750 RPM360 Nm @ 2800 RPMRs 12.31 lacs



90 PS @ 6,000 RPM

100 PS @ 3600 RPM

110 Nm @ 4,800 RPM

200 Nm @ 1750 RPM

Rs 8.62 lacs
Hyundai Creta1.5 l Petrol MPi

1.4 l Petrol turbo GDi

1.5 l Diesel CRDi

115 PS @ 6300 RPM

140 PS @ 6000 RPM


115 PS @ 4000 RPM

144 Nm @ 4500 RPM

242 Nm @ 3200 RPM


250 Nm @ 2750 RPM

Rs 10.22 lacs

*Ex-showroom price

The above- mentioned are the top 10 compact SUVs. If you are looking to buy any one of the above and find that the final selling exceeds your budget, you can explore the used car market to get the best compact SUV for you.

Why should you opt for compact SUV cars?

SUVs are instant head-turners on road. Though you might have other high-performance and stylish options in sedan and hatchback categories, none come close to the thrill and adventure of SUV. Be it city roads or off-road trails, the car delivers a superior drive experience.

It is the price range that makes potential buyers opt for compact SUVs. If you are looking to buy a high-end hatchback or sedan within, say 8-10 lacs, you can get some of the most amazing options in the compact SUV segment for the same to a little higher price cap.

Now, if you talk about the respective car features, you will find that with compact SUVs, besides the spacious interiors, you get to enjoy a range of safety and performance features which just adds up to the overall excitement of owning an SUV.

Droom is an automobile e-commerce platform offering a 21st-century automotive buying experience online with its four value pillars including trust, selection, low price, and convenience second to none. It offers 250k+ vehicles online in 1,100 cities — both used and new. Droom deals in buying and selling cars, 2-wheelers, and other vehicles too. It is an AI and data science-driven platform designed with the best ecosystem tools. Here, we have a team of auto-experts and auto enthusiasts who are dedicated to covering every sphere of the auto industry by simplifying the procedure of buying and selling with Unified Droom Experience. To know more, click here.

You may also like

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Cars