Though most SUVs are capable of doing much more, almost all of the SUV owners use their vehicles for daily commutes and for highway rides. However, there are some enthusiasts who love to take their vehicles on long drives on weekends have to face the problem of refilling the vehicle multiple times. Now this is a thing about which nothing much can be done but there are are a few SUVs that can take you for a 1,000-km ride without the need to stop for refilling. Don’t believe us? Take a look for yourself and see which are these SUVs.
Mahindra XUV 500
Estimated range: 1,078 km
The XUV500 is currently Mahindra’s flagship vehicle in India unitl the Alturas G4 arrives. This big SUV has stylish exteriors and powerful engine, making it an excellent choice in the segment. The diesel version of the Mahindra XUV500 is powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that churns out a maximum power of 155 Bhp and 360 Nm of peak torque. The fuel tank of the car has a capacity of 70-litre. Coupled with an ARAI fuel efficiency of 15.4 litres, the XUV500 manual diesel model can do a maximum range of 1,078 km from a single full tank. That’s the first car of the list for you.
Estimated range: 1,196 km
Ford EcoSport is one of the best compact SUV in the country today. It is one of the earliest compact SUVs to be launched here and this also contributed to its popularity. The Ecosport comes with the 1.5-litre diesel engine that churns out 99 Bhp of power and 205 Nm of torque. The EcoSport gets a fuel tank capacity of 52-litres and with 23 km/l fuel efficiency, the maximum range that the compact SUV returns are 1,196 km.
Estimated range: 1,282 km
Again a best seller on the list, the Hyundai Creta is among the best mid size SUV you can put your money onto. It is powered by three engine options, 1,4-litre diesel, 1.6-litre diesel and 1.6-litre petrol. Of all the engines, the 1.4-litre diesel engine is the most efficient. It generates a maximum of 88.7 Bhp and 220 Nm with a claimed fuel efficiency of 21.38 km/l. The Creta gets a huge tank of 60 litres that takes the range to more than 1,000 km on a single fuel tank.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Estimated range: 1,166 km
Maruti’s answer to the Tata NExon and Ford Ecosport, the Vitara Brezza is the highest selling UV in India. It is also the first sub-4-meter compact SUV from the brand. The Vitara Brezza comes with only a diesel powertrain option. The 1.3-litre engine in the Brezza produces a maximum power of 88.5 Bhp and peak torque of 200 Nm. As per ARAI, with both the AMT and manual versions, the Brezza returns a maximum fuel efficiency of 24.3 km/l while it gets a 48-litre tank that takes the range to well above 1000 km.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross
Estimated range: 1,204 km
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross once was quite popular in India but sales have been dipping in recent months. The car now comes with a 1.3 litre diesel engine with SHVS mild hybrid system only as the older 1.6-litre diesel engine option has been dropped. It only gets the manual transmission option. The engine generates a maximum of 88.5 Bhp and 200 Nm. The hybrid system has increased the fuel efficiency to 25.1 km/l, while it gets a fuel tank capacity of 48 litres, making the S-Cross go on for around 1,200 km on a single tank.
Estimated range: 1,054 km
Tata’s first ever sub-4-meter SUV, the Nexon was an instant hit since its launch. The compact SUV looks quite good and has nice interiors too, along with a peppy engine. The Nexon diesel can go well above the 1,000 km mark. It is powered by a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The higher fuel-efficient diesel engine produces a maximum 108 Bhp and 260 Nm. The Nexon returns a maximum of 23.97 km/l and gets a 44-litre tank.
Mahindra TUV 300
Estimated range: 1,110 km
The TUV 300 is a boxy little entry from the Mahindra’s stables. The brick shaped sub-4-meter compact SUV from the brand gets a massive tank of 60-litres capacity. It is powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 100 Bhp and 240 Nm. With an ARAI fuel efficiency figure of 18.4 km/l, the TUV 300 can do a run a maximum of 1,110 km on a full fuel tank. That means that the car will go for long before you need to stop for fuel.
Estimated range: 1,020 km
The Honda’s WR-V is quite a good vehicle and among the better selling Honda cars in the country. The vehicle was launched last year, and since then it has become one of the leading sellers of the brand. The WR-V is offered with both petrol and diesel engine options. The diesel-powered WR-V can go well above the 1,000 km mark on a single tank of fuel.
The WR-V gets powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine that is shared with the Honda City and the Jazz among other Honda cars. The four-cylinder turbocharged engine produces a maximum power of 99 Bhp and 205 Nm of peak torque. The official fuel efficiency is 25.5 km/l and it gets a 40-litre fuel tank, making the car go till about 1,020 km before stopping dead.
Estimated range: 1,025 km
The Terrano is a rebadged version of the Renault Duster but surprisingly it offers more fuel efficiency than the Duster. The Terrano is powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine that is offered in two states of tune – 84 Bhp and 108 Bhp. The 85 Bhp version offers a claimed mileage of 20.5 km/l with a fuel tank capacity of 50 litres that can take the car to a maximum range of 1,025 km.
Estimated range: 1,105 km
The Compass has made Jeep a highly successful company in India. Though now its sales are dipping, the car has built a good reputation among buyers. The SUV is powered by both petrol and diesel engine options. The diesel engine option is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder motor that generates a maximum power of 170 Bhp. The Compass has a fuel tank capacity of 60 litres and gets a claimed mileage of 18.42 km/l as per ARAI, good enough for a 1,105 km dash before the urge to see a gas station.