Most Powerful SUVs Under Rs 25 Lakh in India

The Indian automotive market has seen a significant surge in the popularity of SUVs over the past few years. To cater to the increasing demand, manufacturers are introducing a variety of competitive mid-size SUVs. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the most powerful SUVs you can buy in India for under Rs 25 lakh.

Hyundai Creta 1.5 Turbo-Petrol

The Hyundai Creta’s sole turbo-petrol variant starts at Rs 20 lakh, with the dual-tone version costing an extra Rs 15,000. Its 1.5-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine delivers 160hp and 253Nm of torque, paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic as standard. The sportier Creta N Line, which offers a 6-speed manual gearbox, is priced between Rs 16.82 lakh and Rs 20.45 lakh.

Kia Seltos 1.5 Turbo-Petrol

The Kia Seltos, a close cousin of the Creta, shares the same 160hp, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine. Available in higher trims, this engine can be paired with a 6-speed iMT (clutchless manual) or a 7-speed DCT. Pricing for the Kia Seltos turbo-petrol ranges from Rs 15.45 lakh to Rs 20.35 lakh for the top-end X-Line variant.

Hyundai Alcazar 1.5 Turbo-Petrol

The Hyundai Alcazar, the three-row sibling of the Creta, also features the 160hp, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine. Its turbo-petrol variants are priced between Rs 16.77 lakh and Rs 20.64 lakh. The Alcazar is expected to receive a mid-life update soon, including ADAS safety tech and a refreshed design.

Jeep Compass 2.0 Diesel

Jeep offers the Compass with a powerful 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine producing 170hp and 350Nm of torque. It comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox or an optional 9-speed automatic, with the choice of 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrains. Prices start at Rs 20.69 lakh, going up to Rs 32.41 lakh.

MG Hector 2.0 Diesel

The MG Hector uses the same 170hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine as the Jeep Compass, available exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission. Prices range from Rs 17.70 lakh to Rs 21.90 lakh. The three-row Hector Plus, with the same engine, is priced between Rs 17 lakh and Rs 22.30 lakh.

Tata Safari 2.0 Diesel

The Tata Safari, priced between Rs 16.19 lakh and Rs 27.34 lakh, features the same 170hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine found in the Hector. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and an optional 6-speed automatic.

Tata Harrier 2.0 Diesel

The Tata Harrier, the five-seat counterpart of the Safari, also comes with the same engine and gearbox options. Prices for the Harrier range from Rs 15.49 lakh to Rs 26.44 lakh.

Mahindra Scorpio N 2.2 Diesel

The Mahindra Scorpio N’s 2.2-litre diesel engine generates 175hp and 400Nm in its higher state of tune, starting from the Z4 variant at Rs 17.55 lakh. It offers a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission, with an optional 4WD configuration.


The MG ZS EV’s electric motor produces 177hp and 280Nm of torque, powered by a 50.3kWh battery pack that offers a range of up to 461km on a single charge. The ZS EV is priced between Rs 18.98 lakh and Rs 25.20 lakh.

Mahindra XUV700 2.2 Diesel

The Mahindra XUV700’s 2.2-litre diesel engine delivers 185hp and 450Nm on higher variants. Available with a 6-speed manual or an optional 6-speed automatic, and a choice between FWD and AWD, the prices start at Rs 16.99 lakh and go up to Rs 26.99 lakh.

Mahindra XUV700 2.0 Turbo-Petrol

The XUV700’s 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine produces 200hp and 380Nm, making it the second most powerful SUV under Rs 25 lakh. Prices range from Rs 13.99 lakh to Rs 25.54 lakh.

Mahindra Scorpio N 2.0 Turbo-Petrol

The most powerful SUV under Rs 25 lakh, the Mahindra Scorpio N’s 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine produces 203hp. It comes with 6-speed manual and automatic transmission options, priced between Rs 13.85 lakh and Rs 21.98 lakh.

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