Best MUV Cars in India in 2024 - Price, Specification and Features

Rahul Jha
Rahul Jha

Updated on: 17th June, 2024 IST

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Best MUV Cars in India in 2024

The Indian automobile market has always been brimming with a myriad of choices, catering to the diverse needs and aspirations of its consumers. In this ever-evolving landscape, MUV cars have garnered immense popularity, effortlessly combining space, versatility, and performance.

The year 2024 has witnessed an exhilarating line up of MUV cars that have captivated the hearts of Indian car enthusiasts. Whether you seek a reliable family vehicle or an adventure companion for those scenic road trips, the MUV segment has something to offer for everyone. 

With cutting-edge features, captivating designs, and uncompromising safety, these MUVs are poised to redefine the way we traverse our vibrant roads. Step into the world of automotive magnificence as we explore the crème de la crème of Multi-Utility Vehicles (MUV) in India for the year 2024.

ModelBody TypeFuel TypeMileageEx-Showroom PriceUsed Car Price
Renault TriberMUVPetrol19 km/l₹5.90 lakh-₹8.51 lakh₹6.69 lakh
Maruti ErtigaMUVPetrol, CNG20 km/l (Petrol), 26 km/kg (CNG)₹9.61 lakh₹8.2 lakh
Kia CarensMUVPetrol, Diesel16.8 km/l₹10 lakh-₹18 lakh₹12.56 lakh
Kia CarnivalMUVDiesel14.11 km/l₹30.99 lakh-₹35.49 lakh₹24.05 lakh
Mahindra MarazzoMUVDiesel20.0 km/l₹13.41 lakh-₹15.70 lakh₹10.28 lakh
Maruti Suzuki XL6MUVPetrol20.97 km/l₹11.29 lakh-₹14.55 lakh₹8.9 lakh
Hyundai AlcazarMUVPetrol, Diesel18 km/l (Petrol), 20 km/l (Diesel₹15.89 lakh-₹20.25 lakh₹16.77 lakh
BYD Auto E6 ElectricMUVElectric520 km/charge₹29.15 lakh₹26 lakh
Mercedes Benz V-ClassMUVDiesel16 km/l₹71.05 lakh₹65 lakh

1. Renault Triber

renault triber

The Renault Triber MPV is a class apart, offering a unique blend of practicality and luxury. With four variants to choose from, RXE, RXL, RXT, and RXZ, the Triber caters to diverse budgets and preferences. This MPV is the epitome of safety, boasting a 4-star rating from Global NCAP, making it one of the most trustworthy cars in its class. With a ground clearance of 182 mm, the Triber offers exceptional off-road capabilities and stands out to be one of the most reliable SUVs around. 

The Triber's petrol engine, coupled with a manual or AMT gearbox, offers a comfortable driving experience on both city roads and highways. Despite its compact size, the Triber packs a punch, combining style and functionality effortlessly. 

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹5.90 lakh-₹8.51 lakh

Used Car Price: ₹6.69 lakh

Renault Triber Key Specifications

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power71 bhp @ 3,750 rpm
Maximum Torque96 Nm @ 1,600-2,800 rpm
Engine999 cc
Transmission5-speed Manual & Automatic
Fuel TypePetrol
Mileage19 km/l (Petrol)
Body TypeMUV

Renault Triber Key Features

Power Steering 
Power Windows Front
Driver & Passenger Airbags
Engine Start/Stop Button
Anti-Lock Braking System
Multi-function Steering Wheel

What's Good:

  • A spacious and versatile cabin
  • Good fuel efficiency

What's Not Good: 

  • Mediocre driving dynamics
  • Limited safety features

Check out our collection of Used Renault Triber Cars in India

2. Maruti Ertiga

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

The Maruti Ertiga is a popular MPV that is designed for the Indian family. The car comes with a seating capacity of 5-7, making it a perfect fit for large families. The Ertiga is powered by a 1.5L petrol engine that produces 102 bhp and 136 Nm of torque. The car is available in both manual and automatic transmission options, providing a comfortable and smooth driving experience. The car also has a CNG variant that produces 87 bhp and 121 Nm of torque. It comes with features like wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, ABS and EBD, AC with automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, and a 7-inch touchscreen. The Ertiga boasts a mileage of 20 km/l, making it an economical option for long drives.

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹9.61 lakh onwards

Used Car Price: ₹8.2 lakh onwards

Maruti Ertiga Key Specifications

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power102 bhp (Petrol), 87 bhp (CNG)
Maximum Torque136 Nm (Petrol), 121 Nm (CNG)
Engine1.5 Litre
TransmissionManual & Automatic (Petrol), Manual (CNG)
Fuel TypePetrol and CNG
Mileage20 km/l (Petrol), 26 km/kg (CNG)
Body TypeMUV

Maruti Ertiga Key Features

ABS
EBD
Automatic headlamps
Automatic climate control
7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

What's Good:

  • A spacious and versatile cabin
  • Good fuel efficiency

What's Not Good: 

  • Mediocre driving dynamics
  • Limited safety features

Check out our collection of Used Maruti Ertiga Cars in India

3. Kia Carens

KIA Carens

The Kia Carens is a three-row recreational vehicle (RV) that is based on the immensely popular Seltos model. It competes head-to-head with rivals such as the Maruti Ertiga and the Hyundai Alcazar. As expected, the Carens shares the same engine and transmission options as the Seltos, offering a choice of three engines: 1.5 petrol, 1.4 T-GDi petrol, and 1.5 CRDi VGT diesel, and three transmission options: 6MT, 7DCT, or 6AT. True to Kia's reputation for safety, the Carens is packed with features such as Dynamic Brake Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Hill Assist Control, Electronic Stability Control, All-Wheel Disc Brakes, and six airbags.

Ex-Showroom Price: ₹10.00 lakh-₹18.00 lakh

Used Car Price: ₹12.56 lakh

Kia Carens Key Specifications

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power114.41 bhp @ 4,000 rpm
Maximum Torque250 Nm @ 1,500-2,750 rpm
Engine1.5 Litre four-cylinder, naturally-aspirated
Transmission7-speed Automatic
Fuel TypePetrol and Diesel
Mileage26.8 km/l (Petrol), 21 km/l (Diesel)
Body TypeMUV

Kia Carens Key Features

Keyless Entry
Panoramic Sunroof
Push button start/stop
UVO Connectivity Features
Multi-function steering wheel
Customisable Ambient Lighting
Leather upholstery & Cooled front seats

What's Good: 

  • Attractively priced
  • High-quality, feature-rich cabin
  • Available in multiple petrol and diesel engine options

What's Not Good: 

  • Not as bold as typical SUVs

Check out our collection of Used Kia Carens Cars in India

4. Kia Carnival

Kia Carnival front three quarter

The Carnival is a spacious MPV that competes with the Toyota Innova Crysta. This full-size vehicle is available in three variants—Premium, Prestige, and Limousine—with a single engine option and a powerful 2.2L diesel motor that generates about 200 bhp of power and 440 Nm of torque. The diesel engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission system. The Carnival offers plenty of features, including a three-zone climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, a dual-panel sunroof, a 10.1-inch touchscreen entertainment display for the middle-row seating, and the UVO-connected technology.

Ex-Showroom Price: ₹30.99 lakh - ₹35.49 lakh

Used Car Price: ₹24.05 lakh

Kia Carnival Key Specifications

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power197.26 bhp @ 3,800 rpm
Maximum Torque440 Nm @ 1,750-2,750 rpm
Engine2.2-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged
Transmission8-speed Automatic
Fuel TypeDiesel
Mileage14.11 km/l (Diesel)
Body TypeMUV

Kia Carnival Key Features

Keyless Entry
UVO Connected Features
Three-zone climate control
Multi-function steering wheel
Automatic projector headlights
One-touch power sliding doors
8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system

What's Good:

  • Luxurious cabin
  • Highly comfortable

What's Not Good: 

  • Too large for use in city traffic

5. Mahindra Marazzo

Mahindra Marazzo

The Mahindra Marazzo is the perfect vehicle for Indian car buyers who seek spacious and powerful cars. It is a rugged car that offers ample space, making it one of the toughest 8-seaters available in the market. The car is powered by a 1.5L diesel engine that produces 123 bhp of power and 300 Nm of torque, paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. 

The car also comes with an array of features that make it one of the best 8-seater cars on the market. Mahindra has plans to introduce an automatic transmission and a petrol variant for the Marazzo shortly, further adding to its appeal.

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹13.41 lakh-₹15.70 lakh

Mahindra Marazzo Key Specifications

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power123 bhp
Maximum Torque300 Nm
Engine1.5-litre Turbo
Transmission6-speed Automatic
Fuel TypeDiesel
Mileage20 km/l (Diesel)
Body TypeMUV

Mahindra Marazzo Key Features

Fog Lamps
Central Locking
Dual Front Airbags
Rear Parking Sensors
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
Touchscreen Infotainment System
Roof-mounted Rear Aircon Vents

What's Good:

  • Luxurious and refined cabin
  • Highly comfortable ride quality

What's Not Good: 

  • Slightly higher price point compared to some of the other cars with similar specs

Check out our collection of Used Mahindra Marazzo Cars in India

6. Maruti Suzuki XL6 

Maruti Suzuki XL6

The Maruti XL6 is a 6-seater car based on the Ertiga with a rugged, eye-catching design. It's exclusively sold through premium Nexa dealerships, setting it apart from its predecessor. The XL6's front-end redesign and unique features make it a standout choice.

Captain chairs in the middle row provide superior comfort, making it the ideal option for families requiring ample space and luxury travel. Under the hood, the XL6 boasts a 1.5-litre petrol engine that produces an impressive 102 bhp of power and delivers a refined and smooth driving experience. The engine is available with either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi):  ₹11.29 lakh-₹14.55 lakh

Used Car Price: ₹8.9 lakh

Maruti Suzuki XL6 Key Specifications

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power101.65 bhp @ 6,000 rpm
Maximum Torque136.8 Nm @ 4,400 rpm
Engine1.5-litre, four-cylinder, naturally-aspirated
Transmission5-speed manual/6-speed automatic
Fuel TypePetrol
Mileage20.97 km/l (Petrol)
Body TypeMUV

Maruti Suzuki XL6 Key Features

Keyless entry
Cruise control
Leather upholstery
Push button start/stop
Multi-function steering wheel
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
Electrically Adjustable ORVMs
Smartplay Pro touchscreen infotainment unit

What's Good: 

  • Well-priced
  • Decent fuel efficiency and power
  • Excellent automatic transmission 

What's Not Good:

  • Looks a lot like the Ertiga

Check out our collection of Used Maruti Suzuki XL6 Cars in India

7. Hyundai Alcazar

Hyundai Alcazar

The Alcazar, based on the popular Creta SUV, offers a more upscale version of the five-seater model with a tweaked front fascia, additional features, and a more luxurious cabin with ambient lighting and richer upholstery. The new SUV is available in both 6-seater and 7-seater configurations and boasts an updated 2.0-litre petrol engine from Tucson, while the diesel engine remains the same. With Hyundai's excellent after-sales network, the Alcazar is a sensible choice among the best 6-seater cars in India.

Ex-Showroom Price: ₹15.89 lakh-₹20.25 lakh

Used Car Price: ₹16.77 lakh

Hyundai Alcazar Key Specifications

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power113.42 bhp @ 4,000 rpm
Maximum Torque250 Nm @ 1,500-2,750 rpm
Engine2-litre, four-cylinder, naturally-aspirated
Transmission6-speed manual/6-speed automatic
Fuel TypePetrol, Diesel 
Mileage18 km/l (Petrol), 20 km/l (Diesel)
Body TypeMUV

Hyundai Alcazar Key Features

Cruise Control
Panoramic Sunroof
Ventilated front seats
Digital Instrument Cluster
Multi-function steering wheel
Traction Control & Hill Start Assist
Bose 8-speaker Audio System with subwoofer

What's Good:

  • Exceptional after-sales service
  • Available in both petrol and diesel variants

What's Not Good:

  • No 4x4 option
  • Doesn’t look as rugged as its rivals

Check out our collection of Used Hyundai Alcazar Cars in India

 8. BYD Auto E6 Electric

BYD Auto E6 Electric

Image source:  BYD

Wrapping up our list of the best 6-seater cars in India is a remarkable EV from BYD Auto, the E6 e-MPV. As BYD Auto's debut model in the Indian market, the E6 boasts an impressive 71.2 kWh battery that offers a whopping maximum range of 520 kilometres on a single charge. The electric motor generates a maximum power of 95 bhp and 180 Nm of torque. A fast charger can juice up the EV from 30 to 80 per cent in just 35 minutes. The E6 is also available with an optional 7kW AC wall charger for an extra ₹45,000. The E6 is equipped with top-of-the-line features such as a 10.1-inch rotatable touchscreen infotainment system, wireless connectivity, LED tail lights, LED DRLs, a CN95 air filtration system, and premium leather upholstery.

Ex-Showroom Price: ₹29.15 lakh

Used Car Price: ₹26 lakh

BYD Auto E6 Electric Key Specifications

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power123 bhp
Maximum Torque180 Nm
Battery Capacity71.2kWh
Transmissione-CVT
Fuel TypeElectric
Mileage520 km/charge
Body TypeMUV

BYD Auto E6 Electric Key Features

Leather upholstery
Projector headlamps
Automatic climate control
CN95 air filtration system
Electronic stability program
Electrically adjustable front seats
Rotating 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system

What's Good: 

  • Well Priced
  • Great range 
  • Spacious interior

What's Not Good:

  • No diesel engine option
  • Long-term reliability unproven
  • BYD lacks a widespread service network

9. Mercedes Benz V-Class

Mercedes Benz V-ClassSource : Mercedes Benz

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class, a full-size MPV, has secured a spot on our list of top 6-seater cars in India. The V-Class is equipped with a BS VI-compliant 2.1-litre diesel engine that generates 163 bhp of power and 380 Nm of torque, mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox. Additionally, there is a 2.0L diesel engine that delivers the same power and torque output as the 2.1L variant but with a 9G-Tronic automatic transmission system.

Luxury is the name of the game for the V-Class, as it boasts several high-end features such as S-Class-grade rear seats, a panoramic sunroof, climate control, a top-of-the-line 15-speaker Burmester audio system, six airbags, crosswind assist, collision prevention assist, headlight assist, and a 360-degree camera with blind-spot detection and lane assist functionality.

Ex-Showroom Price: ₹71.05 lakh

Used Car Price: ₹65 lakh

Mercedes Benz V-Class Key Specifications

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power161 bhp @ 3,800 rpm
Maximum Torque380 Nm @ 1,400-2,400 rpm
Battery Capacity2.1-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged
Transmission7-speed automatic, 9-speed automatic
Fuel TypeDiesel
Mileage
16.0 km/l (Diesel)
Body TypeMUV

Mercedes Benz V-Class Key Features

Swivelling seats
Burmester 3D surround sound system
Rear-seat entertainment system
Luxury lounge package
Active brake assist
360-degree camera system
Air suspension

What's Good:

  • Spacious and luxurious interior with comfortable seats
  • Excellent ride quality and handling for a large van

What's Not Good:

  • High price point compared to other vans in its class
  • Fuel efficiency is relatively low for a modern vehicle

The Bottom Line

Now that you have a breakdown of some of the most popular MUV cars in India for 2024, here is a quick recap. The Renault Triber is the affordable champ, offering great mileage of 19 km/l and the option to snag a used one. If you're all about fuel options, the Maruti Ertiga has your back with both petrol and CNG choices and mileage that won't disappoint (20 km/l for petrol, 26 km/kg for CNG). 

If you're looking for a stylish ride, the Kia Carens is your go-to, with petrol and diesel variants and a price range of ₹10 lakh to ₹18 lakh. And if you're ready to splurge, the Mercedes Benz V-Class brings the luxury factor with its diesel engine and fancy features. There's something for everyone in the MUV game. We hope that you've found your dream ride! 

FAQs

Q. What is the most budget-friendly MUV car available in India for 2024?

The Renault Triber takes the crown for being the most budget-friendly MUV car. With a price range starting from ₹5.90 lakh up to ₹8.51 lakh, it offers an affordable option without compromising on mileage, providing a commendable fuel efficiency of 19 km/l.

Q. Which MUV car offers the best fuel efficiency among the options?

The Mahindra Marazzo stands out in terms of fuel efficiency, delivering an impressive mileage of 20.0 km/l. This diesel-powered MUV offers a balance of performance and economy, making it an ideal choice for those seeking long-distance travel with fewer fuel stops.

Q. Are there any MUV cars that offer dual fuel options?

Yes, the Maruti Ertiga offers dual fuel options for petrol and CNG. It boasts a mileage of 20 km/l for petrol and 26 km/kg for CNG, making it a versatile choice for those who prefer multiple fuel alternatives.

Q. Is there an electric MUV car available in India for 2024?

Absolutely! The BYD Auto E6 Electric is an all-electric MUV that brings sustainability to the table. With an impressive range of 520 km per charge, it offers a greener and emission-free driving experience. Priced at ₹29.15 lakh, it provides an eco-friendly option for those looking to embrace electric mobility.

Q. Which MUV car caters to luxury and sophistication?

For those who seek luxury, the Mercedes Benz V-Class fits the bill. With its diesel engine and a price tag of ₹71.05 lakh, it exudes opulence and elegance. While delivering a mileage of 16 km/l, this MUV offers a premium driving experience with its upscale features and design elements.

Q. Which is better, SUV or MUV?

It depends on your needs and preferences. SUVs are generally better for off-road driving, while MUVs are better for on-road driving and carrying more passengers.

Q. What is a TUV car?

TUV stands for Tough Utility Vehicle. It is a type of SUV that is designed for off-road driving. TUV cars are typically more rugged and have more ground clearance than regular SUVs.

Q. Is Fortuner a MUV or an SUV?

The Fortuner is an SUV. It is a larger and more powerful car than the Innova, and it is better suited for off-road driving.

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