Best 7 seater cars in India under Rs 20 lakh (ex showroom): Mahindra Scorpio-N to Toyota Innova Crysta

Best 7 seater cars in India under Rs 20 lakh (ex showroom): Mahindra Scorpio-N to Toyota Innova Crysta
The sub-Rs 20 lakh space is growing rapidly, with more and more manufacturers introducing new products in various segments. One such size that has seen tremendous growth in this price range is the seven-seat SUV/MPV space. The ever-growing popularity of seven-seat cars has led to a range of manufacturers entering the segment.
Here is a list of the best 7 seater cars in the Indian market currently available under Rs 20 lakh (ex showroom), have a look –
Kia Carens
Starting price – Rs 9.60 lakh (ex showroom)
The Kia Carens is one of the best value-for-money MPVs under Rs 20 lakh in India, thanks to its extensive equipment list and the many powertrains on offer. It gets a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, connected car tech, cruise control, digital driver display, electric one-touch folding function for the second row seats, ambient lighting, ventilated front seats and a sunroof with single glass.

The engines on offer include a 1.5-litre NA petrol engine (115 hp/144 Nm), a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine (140 hp/242 Nm) and a 1.5-litre diesel engine (115 hp/250 Nm ). Transmission options include a standard 6-speed manual transmission, while the turbo petrol and diesel engines are also offered with the 7-speed DCT and 6-speed AT respectively.
Mahindra Scorpion
Starting price – Rs 13.54 lakh (ex showroom)
The successor to the Scorpio was recently introduced as the Scorpio-N which is sold as a premium alternative to the former. The Scorpio-N is currently the only ladder-frame offering in the mid-sized SUV segment, making it the perfect choice for those who want a bold and robust SUV that can go anywhere.

Mahindra Scorpio-N

Mahindra offers the Scorpio-N with a 2.2-litre diesel engine that delivers 132 hp/300 Nm in the lower state and 175 hp/370 Nm (400 Nm with AT) in the higher pitch; together with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine that delivers maximum power of 203 hp and maximum torque of 370 Nm (380 Nm with AT). It comes standard in a rear-wheel drive configuration, with an optional 4WD setup for the diesel engine.
Tata Safari
Starting price – Rs 15.25 lakh (ex showroom)
The Tata Safari nameplate was revived with the introduction of a three-row version of the mid-sized Harrier SUV. Like its five-seat sibling, the Safari is equipped with a 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine delivering 170PS of maximum power and 350Nm of peak torque, mated to a 6-speed MT and an optional 6-speed AT.

Tata Safari

On the functional front, the Tata Safari gets an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a JBL 9-speaker sound system, iRA connected car tech, a wireless phone charger, an air purifier, a panoramic sunroof, a 6-way power driver’s seat, ventilated front and center row seats, and more.
MG Hector Plus
Starting price – Rs 16.15 lakh (ex showroom)
The MG Hector Plus is available with both 6 and 7 seater configurations, with prices starting at Rs 16.15 lakh (ex-showroom). The three-row SUV is offered with the same 1.5-litre turbo petrol (143PS/250Nm) and 2.0-litre FCA diesel engines (170PS/350Nm) as the five-seat Hector.

MG Hector Plus

Features on offer include a 10.4-inch vertically stacked touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, connected-car technology, wireless phone charger, ventilated front seats, panoramic sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, power tailgate, mood lighting, and more.
Hyundai Alcazar
Starting Price – Rs 15.89 lakh (ex showroom)
Like the aforementioned Tata Safari and MG Hector Plus SUVs that are based on five-seat SUVs, the Alcazar is the three-row version of the Creta. Unlike the Creta, however, the Alcazar is offered with a 2.0-litre NA petrol engine with an output of 159 hp/191 Nm, while the 1.5-litre diesel engine (115 hp/250 Nm) remains unchanged.

Hyundai Alcazar

Hyundai offers the Alcazar features such as a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected-car technology, a comparable-sized fully digital instrument panel, wireless phone charging, cruise control, ventilated front seats, a 360-degree camera, a voice-activated panoramic sunroof and more.
Mahindra XUV700
Starting price – Rs 16.53 lakh (ex showroom)
The XUV700 has become hugely popular in the Indian market since its arrival last year, with the SUV currently experiencing long waiting times. The mid-sized SUV is available in both 5-seat and 7-seat layouts, with the latter being priced from Rs 16.53 lakh (ex-showroom) for the AX3 7-seat diesel model.


The XUV700’s feature list includes a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a similarly sized digital driver display, panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, 360-degree camera, up to 7 airbags, electronic parking box and advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) including autonomous emergency braking, lane assistant and adaptive cruise control.
Toyota Innova Crystal
Starting Price – Rs 17.86 lakh (ex showroom)
The Toyota Innova Crysta is the only car on this list that is available in a 7-seat or 8-seat layout. The MPV is big enough to fit three seats in the last row, so the 7-seat version gets two captain’s seats in the middle row, while the 8-seat version gets a bench-like seat.

Innova Crystal

The Innova Crysta is powered by a 2.7 liter NA petrol engine producing 166 hp and 245 Nm, as well as a 2.4 liter diesel engine producing 150 hp and 360 Nm. Both engines are mated to a five-speed manual transmission, along with an optional six-speed AT torque converter.

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