In the last few years, there has been a considerable shift in the overall psyche of Indian automobile consumers. A lot of it is evident with the best off-road cars that are being launched every now and then. If Mahindra tried to woo its niche audience with the “Live Young, Live Free” motto of enjoying nature by following rough trains and trails, Jeep Compass, and other high-end cars from Range Rover to Mercedes appealed to the very expectations of the off-road traveling enthusiasts.
Best off-road cars in India
When it comes to the top off road cars in India, it is a combination of three things, high low-end torque, tyres, and ground clearance. These three considerations are put into action when designing an off road vehicle. Today, you can find plenty of options available in the different price range.
So, without further ado, here are the best off-road cars 2021:
You will find a lot of Mahindra Bolero plying on hill stations. It is the tremendous power it generates at low speed that makes it popular among people living in hill stations. While it might not score much high on aesthetics, there is no debate around its power to carry a heavy load on steep climbs and rough terrains.
Ex-Showroom Price: ₹ 7.64 Lacs
|B2 Bs6||₹ 7.64 Lacs*|
|B4 Bs6||₹ 8.01 Lacs*|
|B6 Bs6||₹ 8.66 Lacs*|
|B6 (o) Bs6||₹ 9.01 Lacs*|
Jeep Compass offers one of the best off-road experience in its class. You can rely on its off-road capabilities without any doubt or second thoughts. With a crawl ratio of 20:1, you will enough power to steer through steep climbs even at 5 kmph.
Ex-Showroom Price: ₹ 15.6 Lacs
|Sport 1.4 Petrol||₹ 15.6 Lacs*|
|Sport Plus 1.4 Petrol||₹ 15.99 Lacs*|
|Sport Plus 1.4 Petrol Bs6||₹ 16.49 Lacs*|
|Sport 2.0 Diesel||₹ 16.61 Lacs*|
|Sport Plus 2.0 Diesel||₹ 16.99 Lacs*|
|2.0l Sports Bedrock 4×2||₹ 17.53 Lacs*|
|Sport Plus 2.0 Diesel Bs6||₹ 17.99 Lacs*|
|Longitude 2.0 Diesel||₹ 18.03 Lacs*|
|Longitude (o) 2.0 Diesel||₹ 18.88 Lacs*|
|Longitude (o) 1.4 Petrol At||₹ 19 Lacs*|
|Longitude 2.0 Diesel Bs6||₹ 19.4 Lacs*|
|Longitude Plus 1.4 Petrol At Bs6||₹ 19.69 Lacs*|
|Limited 2.0 Diesel||₹ 19.73 Lacs*|
|Limited 1.4 Petrol At||₹ 19.96 Lacs*|
|Night Eagle 1.4 Petrol At Bs6||₹ 20.14 Lacs*|
|Limited (o) 2.0 Diesel||₹ 20.22 Lacs*|
|Longitude Plus 2.0 Diesel Bs6||₹ 20.3 Lacs*|
|2.0l Limited Black Pack 4×2 Option Pack||₹ 20.36 Lacs*|
|Limited (o) 1.4 Petrol At||₹ 20.55 Lacs*|
|Night Eagle 2.0 Diesel Bs6||₹ 20.75 Lacs*|
|Limited Plus 2.0 Diesel 4×2||₹ 21.33 Lacs*|
|Limited 2.0 Diesel 4×4||₹ 21.51 Lacs*|
|Limited Plus 1.4 Petrol At||₹ 21.67 Lacs*|
|Limited Plus Petrol at Bs6||₹ 21.92 Lacs*|
|Limited (o) 2.0 Diesel 4×4||₹ 21.99 Lacs*|
|2.0l Limited Black Pack 4×4 Option Pack||₹ 22.14 Lacs*|
|Limited Plus Diesel Bs6||₹ 22.43 Lacs*|
|Longitude 2.0 Diesel 4×4 At Bs6||₹ 22.86 Lacs*|
|Longitude Plus 2.0 Diesel 4×4 At Bs6||₹ 22.86 Lacs*|
|Limited Plus 2.0 Diesel 4×4||₹ 23.11 Lacs*|
|Night Eagle 2.0 Diesel 4×4 At Bs6||₹ 23.31 Lacs*|
|Limited Plus Diesel 4×4 Bs6||₹ 24.21 Lacs*|
|Trailhawk 2.0 4×4 Bs6||₹ 24.21 Lacs*|
|Limited Plus 2.0 Diesel 4×4 At Bs6||₹ 24.21 Lacs*|
|Trailhawk (o) 2.0 4×4 Bs6||₹ 24.21 Lacs*|
The off-road capabilities of Mahindra Thar are well documented. It is one of the best off-road SUV cars which has been a constant favorite among the audience to travel across hill stations and deserts. Thar 2020 is a more refined version with neat interiors and features such as 42:1 of crawl ratio and Brake Locking Differential which makes it a perfect drive for an off-road experience.
Ex-Showroom Price: ₹ 9.8 Lacs
|Ax Std 6 Str Soft Top Petrol Mt Bs6||₹ 9.8 Lacs*|
|Ax 6 Str Soft Top Petrol Mt Bs6||₹ 10.65 Lacs*|
|Ax 6 Str Soft Top Diesel Mt Bs6||₹ 10.85 Lacs*|
|Ax Optional 4 Str Convertible Petrol Mt Bs6||₹ 11.9 Lacs*|
|Ax Optional 4 Str Convertible Diesel Mt Bs6||₹ 12.1 Lacs*|
|Ax Optional 4 Str Hard Top Diesel Mt Bs6||₹ 12.2 Lacs*|
|Lx 4 Str Hard Top Petrol Mt Bs6||₹ 12.49 Lacs*|
|Lx 4 Str Convertible Diesel Mt Bs6||₹ 12.85 Lacs*|
|Lx 4 Str Hard Top Diesel Mt Bs6||₹ 12.95 Lacs*|
|Lx 4 Str Convertible Petrol at Bs6||₹ 13.45 Lacs*|
|Lx 4 Str Hard Top Petrol at Bs6||₹ 13.55 Lacs*|
|Lx 4 Str Convertible Diesel at Bs6||₹ 13.65 Lacs*|
|Lx 4 Str Hard Top Diesel at Bs6||₹ 13.75 Lacs*|
Ford Endeavor is the old-school SUV that makes its presence felt on the roads. With the advanced Terrain Management System (TMS), this beast of an SUV easily navigates through some of the most difficult terrains across the country.
Ex-Showroom Price: ₹ 29.99 Lacs
|Titanium 2.0 4×2 At Bs6||₹ 29.99 Lacs*|
|Titanium Plus 2.0 4×4 At Bs6||₹ 34.45 Lacs*|
|Sport 2.0 4×4 At Bs6||₹ 35.1 Lacs*|
It is an array of features that makes the Jeep Wrangler the best SUV for off road experience. It delivers a smooth, almost seamless, experience while driving through some of the most arduous trails. The 33-inch all-terrain tyres, high-strength steel skid plates, heavy-duty skid plates, electronic locking differentials, tow hooks, a 4:1 low-gear ratio, and an 84:1 crawl ratio makes it a force to reckon with for the off-road experience.
Ex-Showroom Price: ₹ 63.94 Lacs
|Petrol Bs6||₹ 63.94 Lacs*|
|Rubicon Bs6||₹ 68.94 Lacs*|
Mercedes G Class is available in two variants, G 350D and G 63 AMG. The three features that make the Mercedes G-class stand apart from the rest are super-tough ladder chassis, the three locking differentials, and the low range gearbox. It is one off-road vehicle that seamlessly blends in the urban locales as well as powers through the rough terrains with a V8 engine.
Ex-Showroom Price: ₹ 2.52 Crore
|G 63 Amg Bs6||₹ 2.52 Crore*|
|G 63 Amg||₹ 2.52 Crore*|
|G 350d Bs6||₹ 2.52 Crore*|
The upcoming Force Gurkha is the legend among all. You will not find any SUV with a fitted snorkel. Its natural habitat is the rough terrains and landscapes which otherwise seem too daunting to be driven at. It is the manually locking differentials on both front and rear axles that make it one of the best car for rough roads.
Ex-Showroom Price: ₹ 14 Lacs
Range Rover Sport with its powerful 5.0-liter V8 supercharged engine with generates 518 horsepower and 461 lb-ft of torque is a pioneer in the off-road segment. It is a luxury SUV with highly premium interiors that offer you a top driving experience irrespective of the terrain.
Ex-Showroom Price: ₹ 86.71 Lacs
|S 2.0 Petrol||₹ 86.71 Lacs*|
|S 2.0 Petrol Bs6||₹ 86.71 Lacs*|
|Se 2.0 Petrol||₹ 94.48 Lacs*|
|Se 2.0 Petrol Bs6||₹ 94.48 Lacs*|
|Sdv6 S||₹ 1.04 Crore*|
|V6 Se||₹ 1.15 Crore*|
|Sdv6 Se||₹ 1.19 Crore*|
|V6 Hse||₹ 1.32 Crore*|
|Sdv6 Hse||₹ 1.37 Crore*|
|Sdv8 Hse||₹ 1.49 Crore*|
|Hse 2.0 Petrol Bs6||₹ 1.56 Crore*|
|Hse 2.0 Petrol||₹ 1.56 Crore*|
|V8 Sc Autobiography Dynamic||₹ 1.79 Crore*|
|V8 Sc Svr||₹ 2.05 Crore*|
Toyota Fortuner is made to dominate the city roads as well as off-road trails with a muscular design, powerful engine with ample ground clearance. The all-wheel-drive system ensures that you can enjoy the off-road experience without any trouble.
Ex-Showroom Price: ₹ 29 Lacs
|Facelift||₹ 29 Lacs*|
|2.7 4×2 At Bs6||₹ 30.25 Lacs*|
|2.8 4×2 Mt Bs6||₹ 30.67 Lacs*|
|2.8 4×2 At Bs6||₹ 32.53 Lacs*|
|2.8 4×4 Mt Bs6||₹ 32.64 Lacs*|
|2.7 4×2 Mt Bs6||₹ 32.69 Lacs*|
|2.8 4×4 At Bs6||₹ 34.43 Lacs*|
Price: ₹ 15.32 lacs
When it comes to off-road vehicle, no one can ignore Isuzu D-Max. It is not a car; it is a 5-seater truck. You can be with your family & friends and carry your bikes, tents or huge luggages easily on your trip. What makes it perfect for off-road? It’s ground clearance 225 mm, kerb weight is 1935 kg and bootspace is 265 litres. Though it has been discontinued, the importance and fan-following of the truck is irreplaceable even in 2020-21.
|4×4 Pick up, Manual, Diesel||₹ 15.32 Lacs|
|High (z) Pick up, Manual, Diesel||₹ 18.07 Lacs|
|Z Prestige Pick up, Manual, Diesel||₹ 19.99 Lacs|
Today, it is just not SUV’s which get you moving at off-road trails. You can even find the best off-road hatchback cars that go neck-to-neck in performance and quality of drive. At present, the SUV’s are a lot trending with almost all the brands coming with their own line of SUV’s customized for off-road thrill and adventure.
So, make sure you research the market before you set your eyes on a particular model.
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(Updated in Jan, 2021)