The compact SUV space has become immensely competitive with models being offered in the sub-4 metre and beyond. They offer the ease of use you expect from a regular sedan along with the looks of an SUV, without the hassle of lugging along a plus-sized machine in our choked urban conditions. This segment is now getting increasingly competitive with more manufacturers looking to get in on the action. We pick the top three models from the sea of options
1. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Engine: 1.3-litre diesel | Power: 90PS | Torque: 200Nm | Gearbox: 5-speed manual |ARAI Efficiency: 24.3 kmpl| Price: Rs 6.99 lakh to 9.68 lakh.
2. Ford EcoSport
Engine: 1.5-litre petrol / 1.0-litre petrol / 1.5-litre diesel | Power: 112PS / 125PS / 100PS | Torque: 140Nm / 170Nm / 205Nm | Gearbox: 5-speed manual / 6-speed automatic | ARAI Efficiency: 18.88kmpl / 22.27kmpl | Price: Rs 6.69 lakh to Rs 9.75 lakh.
3. Hyundai Creta
Engine: 1.6-litre petrol / 1.4-litre diesel / 1.6-litre diesel | Power: 123PS / 90PS / 128PS | Torque: 151Nm / 220Nm / 260Nm | Gearbox: 6-speed manual / 6-speed automatic | ARAI Efficiency: 15.29kmpl / 21.38kmpl / 19.67kmpl | Price: Rs 9.16 lakh to Rs 14.50 lakh.