An SUV or a sports utility vehicle is an automobile with stylish looks and massive carrying capacity. Though more costly, these big vehicles are in trend nowadays as people are by and large on the lookout for more space and more style in their cars. Moreover the affordability factor has also risen to a great extent. People are ready to shell out more money for their increased comfort. A mid size SUV is one that is in between a compact SUV and a full size SUV.These cars can be used to get around within cities or intercity rides, and in addition can be used for off-road purposes as well. There is no really much technical difference between a full size and mid size SUV though.

Toyota Fortuner, with its excellent looks, efficient engine performance and effective after sales service is one of the most popular mid size SUVs around.Nearly 5 variants of this vehicle are available which are priced between Rs 21.81 lakhs and Rs 23.41 lakhs. The Fortuner is gifted with fantastic road presence and awesome performance along with a horde of safety and comfort features.

Renault Duster would be another hot selling mid size SUV in the country.Unlike regular SUVs with seven seats, Duster has only five seats which mean there is more space for storage. Its popularity can be credited to superb engine performance, fuel economy, safety and comfort and luxuryfeatures. Renault Duster is priced between Rs 7.78 and Rs 11.79 lakhs.

The third generation model of Santa Fe from Hyundai stable is another upcoming midsize SUV in the country. In addition to appealing looks and a superb engine, Santa Fe comes in normal, sport and comfort driving modes with many safety features. The basic model is priced at Rs 25.08 lakhs, while the top end costs nearly Rs 27.89 lakhs.

Buyers who want the street presence of a sports utility vehicle but need a smaller and easy to manoeuvre car along with the promise of reliability and low cost ownership go for the Mahindra New Quanto. It can accommodate five people pretty comfortably in addition to an option of two jump seats in the rear. The acceleration produced and fuel efficiency is impressive.The car comes within the price bracket of just Rs 6.08-7.85 lakhs approximately. Its elder sibling Mahindra Scorpio and the latest one XUV500 are also doing well in the market.The XUV500 Sportz is available at a price tag of Rs 13.85 lakhs.

Nissan Terrano, Honda CR V, Chevrolet Captiva, Tata Safari and Aria are some of the other popular brands seen here.

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