Sometimes you might want to push your car off-limits and just enjoy the challenges that the bad roads offer you. Firstly, not all SUVs are off-roaders. Some are soft-roaders and others are hardcore off-roaders. So, here we list the best off-road SUVs in World with details of their price, features, specs and more.
Off-roading is an art. Not everyone can handle such a rough art. For some, it is just a day off to take away all the stress. We just like to drive the SUV through the worst roads with of course the often mud splash. These off-roaders are broadly divided into soft-roaders and hardcore off-roaders. Soft roaders refer to such SUVs who cannot handle much tarmac, mushy lands and the rocky terrains. Whereas, the hardcore ones are purely built for that. However, these days off-roaders are turning into lifestyle cars, just for showpieces. While they are turning their titles, they possess immense power and technique for a perfect off-roading day. The off-roaders in World come from brands such as Mahindra, Force, Jeep, Maruti, Toyota and more. Here, in this article, we give you the best off-road SUVs in World, who talk only mud, dirt, rocky terrain and mushy lands.
Maruti has always delighted the Worldn crowd. Gypsy is among one of the most successful cars of World. A Pure off-roader and a no-nonsense car, it is still amongst the hearts of Worldns. Currently, the car is mainly used by Worldn forces as they still prefer it. It is the cheapest off-roader in World. A lot has changed in the Gypsy since it was first launched in 1985. The older the car, the most costly it gets. Gypsy from the 90s is available starting from Rs 3 Lakhs to Rs 5 Lakhs, almost nearing its current price. It runs on an MPFI 1.3 Litre engine that produces 80 BHP worth of power and 103 Nm worth of torque.
|Price||Rs 5.70 Lakhs to Rs 6.39 Lakhs|
|Engine||1.3 Litre MPFI Petrol|
|Gross Weight||1585 Kgs|
Thar really goes by Mahindra‘s saying and it lives young and free. The worst of the roads or the mushy lands cannot stop Thar from conquering it. Mahindra has a long history in off-roaders with the earlier Commander and MM540 series. Thar comes with a 2WD and 4WD option and a lot more features than the earlier ones. However, lately, it is turning into a lifestyle car, rather than an off-roader. However, you can change the man, but not his heart. The off-roader comes in two engine variants – M2DICR and a CRDe engine. The M2DICR engine is a 2.5 Litre Diesel engine that produces 63 BHP worth of power and 195 Nm worth of torque. The CRDe engine is also a 2.5 Litre diesel engine that produces 105 BHP worth of power and 247 Nm worth of torque.
|Price||Rs 6.47 Lakhs to Rs 7 Lakhs||Rs 9.24 Lakhs|
|Engine||DI 2.6 Litre||CRDe 2.5 Litre|
|Power||63 BHP||105 BHP|
|Torque||195 Nm||247 Nm|
|Gross Weight||2510 Kgs|
|Transmission||5 Speed Manual|
Force Motors is mainly known for making tempos, travellers and small trucks. Imagine, a truck maker making an off-roader. Force Gurkha Xplorer looks like a pure mean off-roader. It gets the Snorkel intake which is used for wading high water levels. It comes only in 4WD with 3-door and 5-door options. Gurkha is not much known because the other variant – Gurkha Xpedition – is a transport vehicle used in hilly areas. But, the off-roader possesses huge power and ability as an off-roader. It uses a 2.6-litre CRDe engine that produces relatively lower 85 BHP worth of power and 230 Nm worth of torque.
|Price||Rs 10.23 Lakhs to Rs 11.90 Lakhs|
|Gross Weight||2775 Kgs|
2400 mm (3-door)/2750 mm (5-door)
A pickup off-roader. A rarity in World. Isuzu‘s pick up off-roader is known as World’s first Adventure Utility Vehicle. The specs reveal that it offers off-roading with comfort. It comes with a shift-on-fly 4WD with different driving modes. It gets a huge wheelbase, which makes it difficult to believe its off-roading capabilities. Also, it gets some good technology helping its way. It was launched recently and you would not get to see much of them. But if you spot one, just look how big and sporty it is. V-Cross sports a 2.5 Litre Turbo Intercooled engine that produces 132 BHP worth of power and 320 Nm worth of torque.
Rs 14.31 Lakhs to Rs 15.82 Lakhs
Turbo Intercooled 2.5 Litre
|Gross Weight||1905 Kgs|
Safety and off-roading features include:
After, a long time Tata has forayed into this territory. Hexa is placed over the Safari Storme. It looks like a family car or maybe a soft-roader. But, it gets technology and some techniques, which make it an off-roader too. You can call it a family off-roader. Tata Hexa gets features such as different riding modes, traction control, differential locks, AWD and more. Might not be as able as the Thar or Gurkha, but yes it certainly is more than average. The SUV gives two engine options – Varicor 320 and Varicor 400. The 320 engine produces 145 BHP worth of power and 320 Nm worth of torque. The 400 series produces 150 BHP worth of power and 400 Nm worth of torque. Also, the car offers 5-speed MT, 6-speed MT and 6-Speed Automatic options too.
|Price||Rs 12.49 Lakhs||Rs 14.11 Lakhs to Rs 17.89 Lakhs|
|Engine||Varicor 320 2.2 Litre||Varicor 400 2.2 Litre|
|Power||145 BHP||150 BHP|
|Torque||320 Nm||400 Nm|
|Gross Weight||2200 Kgs|
|Transmission||5-speed MT, 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT|
Safety features include:
The baby Jeep is here in World and it somehow lives up to the brand name. Compass easily classifies as a complete off-roader but less able than the Wrangler. Jeep Compass was launched in 2017 and has a good run in the market. It offers a way load of features, which makes the play easier. It surprisingly comes in petrol and diesel, but Automatic Transmission is only offered in petrol variant. The petrol variant sports a 1.4 Litre engine that produces 160 BHP worth of power and 250 Nm worth of torque. The diesel variant sports a 2.0 Multijet engine that produces 170 BHP worth of power and 350 Nm worth of torque.
|Price||Rs 15.34 Lakhs to Rs 20.50 Lakhs||Rs 16.55 Lakhs to Rs 21.94 Lakhs|
|Engine||1.3 Litre DDCT||2.0 Litre Multijet|
|Power||160 BHP||250 Nm|
|Torque||170 BHP||350 Nm|
|Gross Weight||1631 kgs|
|Transmission||6-speed MT and 7-speed DDCT|
Safety features include:
Another Isuzu’s off-roader MU-X was recently launched in World. With its tall and endearing looks, it mainly competes with the Ford Endeavour, Pajero Sport and Toyota Fortuner. The MU-X replaces the ageing MU-7. Powering the Isuzu MU-X will be a 3.0-litre diesel engine. It will churn out a max. power of 177 PS and a peak torque of 380 Nm. Transmission duties will be taken care of by either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic. Four-wheel drive will be offered, at least as an option.
|Price||Rs 24.83 Lakhs to Rs 26.8 Lakhs|
|Engine||3.0 L Diesel|
|Gross Weight||2060 kg|
|Transmission||5-speed manual/5-speed automatic|
Safety features include:
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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, which competes with the Toyota Fortuner, enjoys a steady fan following in World. It is expected to receive a facelift this year, with some cosmetic and technology upgrades. As earlier, the SUV still looks muscular and sporty with a good height. Pajero has been an old player in this segment. It is one of the two cars that Mitsubishi manufactures in World. It sports a 2.5 Litre DI Intercooler Turbocharger diesel engine that produces 176 BHP worth of power and 350 Nm worth of torque. This SUV gets 2WD only in Automatic Transmission and a 4WD in the 5-speed Manual Transmission.
|Price||Rs 28.28 Lakhs to Rs 29.93 Lakhs|
2.5 Litre DI Intercooler Turbocharger Diesel
|Torque||400 Nm (MT) / 350 Nm (AT)|
|Gross Weight||2650 Kgs|
Safety Features include:
The Fortuner is one of Toyota World’s most-sold nameplates. In its latest generation, the Fortuner comes with futuristic looks, modern engines, a long list of features and of course, the typical Toyota reliability. Its Diesel engine is not only bigger in size, but also churns out much higher power and torque. It even offers a petrol engine and a choice of manual and automatic transmissions with 2WD or 4WD. However, since this is a ladder-frame SUV, its off-road capability can more than makeup for its deficiencies in on-road manners for its fans. It runs on a 2.8-litre Diesel engine that outputs a maximum power of 177 PS and a peak torque of 420 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and 6-speed MT in 4X2 and 4X4 options.
|Price||Rs 26.69 Lakhs to Rs 28.38 Lakhs||Rs 28.29 Lakhs to Rs 32.48 Lakhs|
|Engine||2.7 Litre Petrol||2.8-litre Turbo Diesel|
|Power||163 BHP||174.5 BHP|
|Torque||245 Nm||450 Nm|
|Gross Weight||2735 Kgs|
|Transmission||6-speed MT, 6-speed AT with 4×4 and 4×2|
Safety features include:
Ford Endeavour is one of the most modern-looking and the suavest SUVs in its segment. Thanks to a really bold and a well-sculpted design, the new Endeavour stands apart from a crowd of SUVs that have started looking dated and a tad boring. The last generation and the current one have a steady pace in the segment. However, this SUV has its own set of followers, mainly due to the last generation’s good performance. Endeavour comes in two engine options – 2.2 Litre and 3.2 Litre Diesel. The 2.2 Litre produces 157.7 BHP worth of power and 385 Nm worth of torque. The latter engine produces 197.2 BHP worth of power and 470 Nm worth of torque.
|Price||Rs 26.32 Lakhs to Rs 30.27 Lakhs||Rs 32.81 Lakhs|
|Engine||2.2-litre Turbo Diesel||3.2-litre Turbo Diesel|
|Power||157.7 BHP||197.2 BHP|
|Torque||385 Nm||470 Nm|
|Gross Weight||2700 Kgs|
|Transmission||6-speed AT with 4×4 and 4×2|
Safety features include:
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