We might be wondering what exactly a turbocharger does Right? Adding a turbocharger to a small engine increases its capability to produce more power henceforth helping company downsize the engine displacement providing better fuel efficiency and making the car a more economical alternative. Additionally, it’s the talk of the past when only a handful of manufacturer used to offer a turbo petrol option on a handful of their products. Since the popularity of these engine increasing day by day we have made a list of the best turbo petrol SUVs under 20 lakhs to looks out for in the domestic market.

Let’s Begin!

  1. Jeep Compass

    Jeep Compass
    Jeep Compass

    The Jeep Compass is a perfect package for people who are looking to buy a power-packed SUV with a premium feel as it comes equipped with a BS6 compliant 1.4-litre turbo-petrol unit capable of generating maximum power of 160 hp with 250Nm of peak torque.

    The engine comes paired to an either 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DC for its turbo petrol variant.

    Talking about the looks and lacks the Jeep Compass supports some premium features including a panoramic sunroof, a massive 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Safety features on the Jeep Compass include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, ESP, and ISOFIX child seat mounts which comes standard on all variants.

    Price Range- Rs 16.49 lakh- Rs 24.99 lakh

    Read more about the Jeep Compass HERE

  2. Tata Nexon

    Tata Nexon Facelift
    Tata Nexon Facelift

    Being the most affordable SUV in the market the Tata Nexon also comes with a turbocharged petrol option. with that being said the all-new Tata Nexon gets its power from a 1.2-litre three-cylinder Reveotron petrol engine capable of pushing the maximum power output to 118hp with along with 170 Nm peak torque.

    The turbo-petrol engine comes paired to a 6-speed manual transmission and an optional 6-speed AMT gearbox. Coming to the main highlights the Nexon is also India’s safest car and come packed with premium features which makes this compact SUV the most worthy contender on the best turbo petrol SUVs under 20 lakhs list

    Read more about the Tata Nexon HERE

    Price Range-  Rs 6.95 lakh- Rs 8.45 lakh

  3. Hyundai Venue


    Hyundai made its debut in the compact SUV segment with the Venue and surely manage to create its own space in the domestic market. The Hyundai Venue turbo supports a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged T-GDi petrol along with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine offered in the E and S base variants.

    The turbo petrol variant churns a maximum power output of 118hp with 172 Nm of peak torque and comes paired to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT.

    Read more about the Hyundai Venue Turbo HERE

    Price Range: Rs 6.7 Lakh – Rs 11.51 Lakh

  4. Mahindra XUV300

    best turbo petrol suvs
    Mahindra XUV300

    This out of the box somehow not so compact SUV gets its power from a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine pushing the maximum power output to 108hp with 200 Nm of peak torque.Not only that the Mahindra XUV300 some leading first in its segment features which includes an electric sunroof, front parking sensors, heated ORVMs, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic projector headlamps and the list goes on.

    looking at the given specs the Mahindra XUV300 is surely a deserving candidate on the best turbo petrol SUVs under 20 lakhs list.

    Read more about the Mahindra XUV300 HERE

    Price Range- Rs 8.30 lakh- Rs 12.69 lakh

  5. Kia Seltos

    best turbo petrol suvs
    Kia Seltos

    Hyundai’s sister Kia made its entry in the Indian automobile market with the Seltos and with its launch, the Kia Seltos did manage to make some room for itself and soon was awarded the most selling compact SUV selling its cousin the Hyundai Creta.

    under its hood, the Kia Seltos comes powered with a 1.4-litre T-GDi which produces 138hp with 242 Nm torque of peak torque and comes paired to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DCT gearbox.

    Feature-wise the Kia Seltos comes flooded with some first in its class features such as a heads-up display, 360-degree parking camera and more.

    Read more about the Kia Seltos HERE

    Price Range- Rs 9.89 Lakh- Rs 17.34 Lakh

    Suggested Read: Kia Seltos offers 6 more features than the 2020 Hyundai Creta!


    • Hi Swetha,

      Thank you for showing such interest in our articles

      Request you to wait for the second part as none of the SUVs has been missed. It is for sure that the MG Hector is truly a value for money SUV. Stay Pinned

  1. Well certainly, it is a good article. But it would be great, if you had also included the TATA Harrier, which i consider the best SUV under 20 lakhs in India.

    Thank you !!

  2. My fav Tata Harrier is missing in the list, and i simply feel in love with this amazing vehicle, which also comes with a great engine derived from the Landrover Evoque itself! Of course, we must get some benefit of Tata buying out JLR, shouldn’t we? 😉

    • Hi Saveer,
      Tata Harrier indeed is a really good SUV. But it is powered by a Kryotec 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine whereas the list was for the petrol ones. This is why we were not able to include it on the list.
      Stay tuned for more!

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