7+ User Votes to help you find Best Off Road SUV in India.
With the change in lifestyle, people prefer to have bigger family cars. Since travelling on weekends has become a trend nowadays, the SUVs are loved by people given to their spacious interiors and sturdy exteriors. These Sport Utility Vehicles can be used both on roads and off roads (rugged terrains), making them perfect for everyone. While the original Maruti Suzuki Gypsy has its own place, the newer SUVs are many to jot down. Here we have listed the best off roader SUVs which are very popular in India.
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last updated on 04-09-2017
Price: Rs. 20.89 lakh to Rs.22.04 lakh
The Toyota Fortuner 4×4 can seat seven and offers the best of all worlds. It has a 3-litre diesel engine that puts out 169 bhp of power and 343 Nm of torque. It comes with a five-speed manual transmission. With a power-to-weight ratio of 86 bhp per ton this means it can take on rough terrain with ease. Toyota has equipped the Fortuner with a full-time 4×4 system and a low-ratio gearbox. It also has a lockable center differential, 17-inch wheels and 221 mm of ground clearance. It is easy to drive off road, with ample power at your disposal and the best part is you can do all this in the air-conditioned confines of your spacious SUV, without breaking a sweat.
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
Price: Rs.24.43 lakh
The Pajero Sport like the Fortuner is also a seven-seater SUV with good off-road prowess. It sports a 2.5 litre diesel engine that makes 176 bhp of power and 400 Nm of torque. It is mated to a five-speed manual transmission and a part-time 4×4 system that uses a “super-select” system. It has a power-to-weight ratio of 85 bhp per ton which is similar to the Fortuner, but the Pajero offers more torque. It sits 215 mm off the ground and makes for a good off-roading vehicle. The Pajero churns out a massive 400 Nm of torque which increases by more than two folds when low-ratio is used.
Maruti Suzuki Gypsy
Price: Rs.5.60 lakh to Rs.5.87 lakh
If you are on a tighter budget or are more of a dust and mud in the hair kind of enthusiast then the Gypsy ticks all the right boxes. The Gypsy offers you almost nothing in terms of comfort and convenience. That’s because it’s meant to do only one thing; perform well off road. And that it does very well with the help of its 1.3 litre petrol motor that puts out 80 bhp of power and 103 Nm of torque. It has a 5-speed manual transmission and weights only 985 Kg which gives it a power-to-weight ratio of about 81 bhp per ton. The Gypsy isn’t big on torque and makes only 103 Nm. It has good acceleration but a poor top end. It has 210 mm of ground clearance, a stiff suspension on a rigid ladder by frame chassis along with a part-time 4×4 system with a low-ratio gearbox. The crude nature of the Gypsy in fact makes it even more suitable for off-roading as it can take quite a beating.
Price: Rs. 6.86 lakh onward
The Thar is again very similar to the Gypsy in terms of what it offers you. It is a solid and rugged vehicle with bare basic creature comforts. It is powered by a 2.5 litre diesel engine that puts out 103 bhp of power and 247 Nm of torque that is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. It has a power-to-weight ratio of 59 bhp per ton which is not too good for an off roader but with its 141 Nm per ton of torque it has good pick up. Moreover the Thar handles bas roads very well and can take quite a bit of thrashing!
Price: Rs.23.63 lakh to Rs. 28.15 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
Price: Rs.16.94 lakh to Rs. 18.26 lakh
The Grand Vitara is a forgotten SUV for most but its ability to go off-road has brought it to number five on our list. It is a petrol-powered vehicle and will therefore be much more expensive to run than other diesel options we have discussed so far. That said, the Vitara sports a full-time four-wheel drive system with a center-differential and a low-ratio gear box. It’s 2.4 litre motor belts out 164 bhp of power and 225 Nm of torque. That coupled with its light kerb weight of 1,614 kg means it is spectacular for off roading. The Vitara with its power-to-weight ratio of 102 bhp per ton is popular among rally drivers and has enough grunt to get you out of almost any situation.
Land Rover Rang Rover Sport
Price: Rs.1.24 Cr to Rs. 1.86 Cr
Premium SUVs in D segment are often regarded with strength not just in terms of hardware driving it, but the outer stance and silhouette which sets the first impression among the on lookers. Range Rover Sport has been one of the legendary off-roading vehicles. It makes the drive bearable where the roads disappear. Powered by 4.4-litre V8 engine that produces 335 bhp and 700Nm of Torque, the car takes sharp turns with ease. This car offers all the comfort of a sedan and is competent of passing through mountains and untamed trails. The torque vectoring system adjusts torque sent to each wheel offering greater agility.
Force Motors Gurkha
Price: Rs.8.38 lakh to Rs. 9.36 lakh
Price: Rs.8.97 lakh to Rs. 15.51 lakh
Price: Rs.9.35 lakh to Rs. 14.80 lakh
Tata Safari Storme
Price: Rs.11.01 lakh to Rs. 15.61 lakh
Price: Rs.56.00 lakh to Rs. 74.81 lakh
Jeep Wrangler is a must-buy-car for all adventure seekers. There is a weird resemblance between the Wrangler and the Thar, but the Jeep is much wider and larger in size. The electronic rear-locking differential gives it a better control whether travelling on or off-road. The car is powered by a 2.8-litre diesel engine that churns out 197 bhp power.
Price: Rs.2.08 Cr to Rs. 2.10 Cr
The G-Class or G-Wagen as it was originally called has been in production for more than 35 years now. The basic shape remains unchanged and each model is hand produced. The new G63 AMG puts incredible power with a 5.5-litre V8 petrol engine developing up to 544 bhp.