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10 Most Affordable 4WD and AWD Cars In India Right Now!

Just like there are several categories of cars plying on the road, there are different kinds of car enthusiasts. Some prefer cars with a lot of power, some are after the torque characteristics of a diesel engine and also there are people who love to go off-road. Now, to go off-road one needs the right weapon to do that task right. And yes, these are the cars that come with a 4×4 drivetrain. You’ll need all the traction from the vehicle to get out of tricky situation. So, let’s see the weapons with off-road capabilities in India.

Earlier, there were multiple cars on the list, that used to come with a 4X4 drivetrain but have ditched it. So, if you are in the market for a 4X4 machine, here are the only affordable options you’ll have.

  1. Mahindra Bolero Camper (Rs. 9.54 Lakh)

    Mahindra Bolero Camper
    Mahindra Bolero Camper

    The unexpected entry on the list of 4×4 cars is the Mahindra Bolero Camper. Bolero Camper is majorly used as a commercial vehicle, but with some modifications and the 4X4 drivetrain, the Bolero Camper is a capable off-roading machine. It comes with all the necessary features to go across an off-road stage with ease.

    Interesting Read: Mahindra Bolero Luxury Camper | Everything You Need To Know

    The only thing this vehicle lacks is engine power, which hampers the highway’s high-speed drives. Under the hood, this vehicle comes with a 2.5-litre turbo diesel that generates a peak power of about 63ps and  195Nm of peak torque.

  2. Mahindra Thar (Rs 13.53 Lakh)

    2020 Mahindra Thar

    Some vehicles don’t require any introduction for one they have been a part of a huge cult in the country, it is the Mahindra Thar. Updated in 2020, the new Thar gets all the features that a daily driver should come with. So, now a vehicle meant to be e rugged can also handle daily commutes. That said, under the hood, is where the magic happens as with the generation change, Mahindra not only gave it a purposeful interior but also a set of two powerful engines, a diesel and also petrol.

    Also read: Can The Force Gurkha Take On The Mahindra Thar?

    With both the engines, there is an option of a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed AT (Torque Converter). Talking about power, the petrol mill is a 2.2-litre mstallion engine that generates 150bhp and 300Nm of peak torque. And the diesel is a 2.2 litre mHawk generating 130bhp of power and 300Nm of torque. Also, both the engines come a 4X4 drivetrain.

  3. Force Gurkha (Rs. 14.49 Lakh)

    2021 Force Gurkha
    2021 Force Gurkha

    There are vehicles in India that never get undivided attention, Force Gurkha is among them. This comes down to the brand reputation and the fact sheets. Force Gurkha, sure has ultimate off-road capabilities, it lacks fit and finish, and also refinement. What is even worse is its powertrain, which is a Mercedes sourced 2.6-litre turbo diesel that generates a max power of just 90bhp and 250Nm of peak torque. Well, Force seriously needs to keep up with the competition to stay in the market for long.

    More about the BS6 Force Gurkha | 5 New Things You Should Know

  4. Isuzu D-Max V-Cross (Rs. 22.04 Lakh)

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    2021 Isuzu D-Max V Cross

    The list would have been incomplete without the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross that revived the off-road culture in the Indian market. Isuzu brought this adventure utility vehicle to India in 2016 and immediately became people’s favorite. It has to be, for one it is rugged aesthetics and the icing on the cake is the capable 4X4 drivetrain.

    Here are the 10 Most Googled Questions On The Isuzu D-Max V Cross

    Speaking of which, the BS6 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross comes with 1.8-litre turbo diesel pushing 165bhp and 360Nm of torque. As the theV-Cross is a pickup truck on the outside, on the inside, it gets features even some sedans don’t possess.

  5. Mahindra XUV700 ( Rs. 22.98 Lakh)

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    New Mahindra XUV700 Variants & Prices Revealed

    Kudos to Mahindra and Mahindra that they are the only Indian carmakers that have still not ditched the 4X4 drive train and still offer it with their vehicle. So, the next vehicle on the list if also from Mahindra, the feature car XUV700. It is right to say that indeed Mahindra XUV700 is a complete vehicle in India.

    Also Read: Mahindra XUV700 | What Makes It So Special?

    It comes with all the necessary features and also more, it is safe as it secured a full 5-star rating in the Global NCAP. Now, the AWD drivetrain is the cherry on the cake. Powering the vehicle with AWD is the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel that produces 182 Bhp and 420Nm of peak torque. That is some serious power considering the competition.

  6. Jeep Compass (Rs. 27.43 Lakh)

    New Jeep Compass
    New Jeep Compass

    The next vehicle on the list is from the car manufacturer, renowned for its making cars with exceptional off-road capabilities, Jeep Compass. Well, Jeep compass also happens to be the most affordable Jeep you could buy, which certainly is not cheap.

    Interesting Read: Jeep Meridian Unveiled! | Highlights and; Overview Of The 7-Seater Compass

    That said, at Rs. 27.43 Lakh this is indeed an expensive vehicle for its size. Under the hood of the 4X4 weapon features a 2.0 Litre Multijet engine that generates 168hp and 350Nm of peak torque. Setting the power down through all the 4 wheels is a 9-speed automatic torque converter.

  7. Volkswagen Tiguan (Rs. 31.99 Lakh)

    2021 Tiguan R
    2021 Tiguan R / Image for representation only

    One of the underrated vehicles currently sold in the Indian market is the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. Just after the implementation of the BS6 emission norm, Volkswagen came up with the Tiguan All-Space for our Indian shores. Now, the company did bring this vehicle through the CBU, it sure is worth the price. On the inside, the Tiguan features a digital instrument cluster with a large touch screen.

    Interesting Read: 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan All-Space Globally Unveiled

    A panoramic sunroof is also part of the kit. What else comes standard is the AWD drivetrain. AWD with TSI motor is just mesmerizing. Speaking of the powertrain, Tiguan comes with 2.0-litre turbo petrol pushing 188bhp and 320Nm of peak torque. Additionally, Tiguan also features Volkswagen’s lightning-fast DSG that distributes power to all 4 wheels.

  8. Toyota Hilux (Rs. 33.99 Lakh)

    Toyota Hilux
    Toyota Hilux

    The only luxury pickup truck in India was from the house of Isuzu until Toyota decided to launch the Hilux. Launch in 2022, Toyota is the latest bread baked in this department. For one, Hilux is based on the Fortuner, hence it shares a lot more things we can expect. For instance, the interior is just spot on from Fortuner.

    More about the Toyota Hilux | Price, Likes, Dislikes And More!

    Even the diesel powertrain is carried over from the full-size SUV, Fortuner. Meaning, minus the driving dynamics, on the inside, a person owning a Fortuner will feel right at home. The new Toyota Hilux gets a rather powerful motor. It is a 2.8-litre turbo diesel that punches 201bhp and 420Nm of peak torque. And yes, if you want to take control of the vehicle yourself, it does have a manual transmission.

  9. Skoda Kodiaq (Rs. 35.99 Lakh)

    2022 Skoda Kodiaq
    2022 Skoda Kodiaq

    Another underdog that deserves more attention is the Skoda Kodiaq. Kodiaq is a vehicle that not just looks good but also functions well. Skoda Kodiaq comes with a really long list of features that will keep all its occupants safe as well as entertained on the drive.

    Also, read: 2022 Skoda Kodiaq | Everything You Need To Know

    Kodiaq borrows its powertrain from the Volkswagen Tiguan i.e a 2.0-litre turbo diesel that generates 188bhp of max power and 320Nm of peak torque. Similarly, Kodiaq also comes with the same 7-speed DSG gearbox powering the 4X4 system.

  10. Toyota Fortuner (Rs. 37.73 Lakh)

    2022 Toyota Fortuner Commander
    2022 Toyota Fortuner

    The next vehicle on the list needs no introduction, for one the Fortuner is here for a while now and second, being a typical Toyota it is reliable. And when it comes to off-roading, reliability is paramount. As said earlier, the Toyota Fortuner has a lot in common with the newly launched Toyota Hilux.

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    The engine, the interior, and most of the features are all the same. Powering this full-size SUV is a 2.8-litre turbo diesel mill, generating 201 bhp and 420Nm of peak torque. Well, considering the demand, apart from the conventional Fortuner, Toyota has launched the 4X4 drivetrain in the more expensive Toyota Fortuner Legender too.


MG Gloster (Rs. 37.90 Lakh)

MG Gloster
MG Gloster

Now comes one of the interesting vehicles on the list. Why interesting? It comes with a unique powertrain. It’s talk about it first. Under the bonnet of this SUV from a British carmaker is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, twin-turbo diesel motor.

Which one to buy? Mahindra XUV700 VS MG Gloster Comparision

This motor generates max power of 215bhp and 480Nm of peak torque. Additionally, MG Gloster was also the first vehicle under Rs. 40Lakh to get many ADAS features. Not to forget, MG has packed this SUV with a lot of features, and I mean a lot.

Utkarsh Bhardwaj
Utkarsh Bhardwajhttps://gomechanic.in/blog
Technical Content Strategist at GoMechanic | Big Time Petrolhead with the passion for building cars and driving those beauties.



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