Nexon, Sonet and more: Top 5 compact SUVs under 10 lakhs in India of 2024

If you are an SUV lover, here are some of the affordable compact models for you

affordable suv's in india

Looking for a cozy and adventurous ride? Here are five SUVs under 10 lakhs in India of 2024 to choose from before sealing the deal.

    1. Tata Nexon


tata nexon

Tata Nexon is compelling choice in the compact SUV segment with impressive safety features. Multiple engine and transmission options, feature-rich interior and comfortable ride are some of the key features of this tactfully crafted SUV. Nexon comes with a bold and sleek design with sharp creases, a sculpted hood, and split headlamps and offers a diverse colour palette. Base model ranging from Rs 8.15 lakh and the top model going up to Rs 13.2 lakh, this luxurious car comes with a choice of two transmissions: Manual and Automatic. This elegant and stylish SUV has a reported mileage of 17.01 kmpl to 24.08 kmpl with an engine capacity of 1199 cc and 1497 cc. Nexon has a global NCAP rating of five stars, comes with six airbags and the fuel type encompasses petrol, diesel and the eco-friendly CNG. It comes equipped with electronic stability control, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), traction control, and corner stability control, ensuring a safe driving experience.

The eye-striking bold and modern exterior design is accompanied with strong mid-range, high-speed stability, flexible gearbox and an outstanding suspension setup offering an overall comfortable ride. All-black cabin has been restyled and has lots of modern features making it the perfect choice for those who are looking for a feature-loaded vehicle.

    2. Maruti Suzuki Brezza


maruti suzuki brezza

The Maruti Suzuki Brezza has been a strong performer in the compact SUV segment, consistently ranking the top in the best-selling options. The Brezza showcases an upscale design with a bold grille, sweptback headlamps, and muscular lines. Equipped with two to six airbags (depending on the variant), ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, and hill-hold assist, Brezza offers a suite of features to keep you safe on the road. Base model ranging from Rs 8.34 lakh to the top model ranging to Rs 14.14 lakh, Brezza has become one of the premium economical brands in the field with a four-star rating in the global NCAP crash tests. With a reported mileage of 19.05 kmpl to 25.51 kmpl, 1462 cc engine capacity, dual petrol and CNG fuel type and both manual and automatic transmissions, Brezza has set a trademark in the ever-growing compact SUV field.

Additionally, the design does not compromise on the spaciousness and the technology as the car has a five-seater design, head up display, 360-degree camera, highly adjustable front seat belts, auto day/night rear view mirror and the floating nine-inch SmartPlay Pro touchscreen infotainment system, which is a striking introduction among its other features. The interiors are airy with adequate storage space, and light controls with reasonable proportions qualifies Brezza as a convenient choice to drive when you are running around the urban jungle.

    3. Nissan Magnite


nissan magnite

The feature-rich Nissan Magnite is a promising addition to the competitive compact SUV segment owing to its fully-featured, innovative design. The Magnite exhibits exceptional manoeuvrability alongside its airy and spacious cabin and stylish exterior design that turn heads. The bold and contemporary design sets it apart from the crowd.

The stunning Nissan Magnite is equipped with two airbags, has a reported mileage of 17.4 kmpl to 19.7 kmpl, a 999-cc engine, cruise control, LED headlamps, rear air-con vents, a 360-degree camera, wireless charger, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, and both manual and automatic transmission choices. The Magnite comes with a sole 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine option and with a four-star rating in ASEAN NCAP crash tests. The price of the base model starts at Rs 5.99 lakh and goes up to Rs. 9.65 lakh for the top model based on the varying features provided and caters to a variety of eight colour preferences. It includes essential safety features like ESP (Electronic Stability Program), TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System), ABS, EBD, and hill start assist, and Magnite's compact size and light steering make it easy to navigate tight city streets and parking spots. With 205 mm of ground clearance, the Magnite can tackle bad roads effortlessly making it the perfect and practical choice for your occasional highway trips and city driving.

    4. Kia Sonet


kia sonet

Offering a compelling blend of style, features and value, Kia Sonet has carved a niche for itself in the contending compact SUV segment. With a resilient body, signature "tiger nose" grille, and stylish LED lighting, Kia has exemplified itself with a stylish and rugged exterior. The well-designed interior offers a luxurious and technology-savvy atmosphere with nifty innovations for an enjoyable ride.

The price range starts from Rs 7.99 lakh onwards for the base model and goes up to Rs 15.75 lakh for the top model and offers a spectrum of colours to choose from. Kia comes with 1197cc, 1493cc and 998cc engines with both petrol and diesel fuel type along with manual, clutch less manual (IMT) and automatic transmission options. With a reported mileage of 20 kmpl to 22 kmpl, the Sonet boasts a feature-rich cabin with a user-friendly touchscreen infotainment system, a digital instrument cluster, and smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Equipped with six airbags, level-1 ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), ABS with EBD protection, electronic stability control, and traction control, the Sonet has an overall safety rating of four stars and offers a comprehensive suite of safety features to safeguard you. Higher variants add features like blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning for an extra layer of security. Features like panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, and mood lighting elevate the overall experience making Kia an exemplary choice in the subcompact SUV class.

    5. Mahindra XUV 3XO


mahindra xuv 3xo

Being one of the ideal options for occasional off-roading and adventurous trips on rough roads, the XUV has been a familiar sight on Indian roads, known for its tough persona and utilitarian nature, classifying it as a strong contender in the compact SUV segment. The price of the base model ranging from Rs 7.49 lakh onwards to Rs 15.49 lakh for the top model, XUV offers a broad palette of 16 colours with a revised grille and redesigned bumpers. It flaunts a modern and feature-rich interior with the latest technology, along with the muscular and sporty exterior.

With a 1197 cc and 1497 cc engine and a reported mileage of 18.06 kmpl to 21.2 kmpl, XUV provides both petrol and diesel fuel type with manual and automatic transmission options. It features a large touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity of both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charging, and a digital instrument cluster (on higher variants). The XUV 3XO's suspension provides a comfortable ride, absorbing bumps and uneven roads adequately. The compact size and light steering make the XUV 3XO easy to navigate busy streets and parking spots. With level-2 ADAS, ESP, ABS, TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System), and all-wheel disc brakes, XUV has a 5-star rating in the global NCAP crash tests. Furthermore, with a 5-seater capacity and six airbags as standard across the range, the XUV 3XO prioritises passenger protection, durability and smooth & comfortable seating for passengers. The Mahindra XUV 3XO combines safety, technology, and performance, making it a compelling and practical choice for those seeking a premium crossover.

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