Spacious and reliable petrol SUV for highway use strictly under 14 lakh

I already have a Maruti Wagon R for city driving so I am not looking to get another Maruti car.

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Hi Guys,

I am out in the market for a mid-sized SUV. As the family size has increased and so has the travel, my beloved WagonR is feeling small in size for people and luggage. So, have decided to keep my WagonR for city travels and choose a budget Mini SUV for a family of 4 for highways.

Below are my requirements:

  • Budget strictly below 14 lakhs and size of vehicle bigger than my WagonR.
  • As my highway drives would be on holidays or on kid's vacations, so choosing a petrol variant.
  • Should be able to accommodate 5 adults including driver.
  • Luggage space for a tour of 7-15 days for a 4-people family.
  • I would be keeping this vehicle for 15+ years, hence should be a reliable petrol motor (Preferably 1.5L) and fewer niggles, overall like my WagonR.
  • Not a Maruti Suzuki
  • Decent mileage

Please help me with a vehicle that satisfies most of my requirements.

Here's what BHPian ashis89 had to say about the matter:

Please look at the lower variants of Creta P1.5. Since features or automatic is not your requirement but a bigger, spacious, reliable, efficient car is your need, Creta would be very good. If you are okay with a slightly bigger, longer 7-str car then do check out the Carens P1.5 as well. Very spacious and comfortable and you can use it as a 5 seater with a big boot.

If Maruti is still an option for you then you can add Grand Vitara and Ertiga to the above list.

Here's what BHPian DDIS_RE650 had to say about the matter:

Since size is one of the important criteria then Jimny has been ruled off.

I feel that Hyundai Venue can be a perfect fit for you or you can still consider Grand Vitara knowing that it is from MS.

Here's what BHPian arnav17 had to say about the matter:

You can look at the Base variant of the new Creta, should meet all your needs, apart from a safety point of view. If you are more inclined towards a safer vehicle, you can check out the Taigun-Kushaq twins, but you won't get the 1.5l petrol with a 15l budget. The Nexon too is a great option and is my pick.

Here's what BHPian Newtown had to say about the matter:

The Honda Elevate - 1.5 Naturally Aspirated, Bulletproof engine, Large in size to seat your family, comfortable on long drives for rear passengers as well.

The V variant manual would be under 15 and if you want a CVT about 50 to 60 K more.

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