The Land Rover Defender currently has the best water wading capacity of 900 mm and is one of the most capable SUVs in the market today
SUVs are often appreciated for their strong capabilities, powerful powertrain options, and high-water wading capacity. High-water wading capacity not only helps during extreme off-roading, but in addition to this, also makes an SUV usable and practical for urban use during heavy monsoon season. Here is a list of the top SUVs with the best water-wading capacity.
1. Range Rover Defender water wading capacity
With rated water wading depth of 900 mm, the Range Rover Defender tops this list and boasts an extremely powerful and capable setup. The SUV is offered with two powertrain options – 296 hp D300 diesel and 398 hp P400e plug-in hybrid.
Moreover, it is also offered with a 3D surround camera, Configurable Terrain Response, Meridian Sound System, and more.
2. Jeep Wrangler water wading capacity
Currently being positioned as the most expensive Jeep off-roader in India, the Jeep Wrangler gets a rated water wading capacity of 760 mm. In India, it is offered only with a 2.0L petrol powertrain option with rated peak power and torque output of 268 hp and 400 Nm respectively. This engine is offered only with an 8-speed automatic gearbox option that channels power to all four wheels as standard.
|SUVs||Water Wading Capacity|
|1. Land Rover Defender||900 mm|
|2. Jeep Wrangler||760 mm|
|3. Toyota Fortuner||700 mm|
|4. Force Gurkha||700 mm|
|5. Mahindra Thar||650 mm|
|6. Mahindra Scorpio-N||500 mm|
3. Toyota Fortuner Water Wading Capacity
The Toyota Fortuner is currently one of the best-selling SUVs in the country and is offered with petrol as well as diesel engine options. The SUV boasts a maximum 700 mm water wading capacity. The SUV is priced from Rs 32.59 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base petrol variant.
4. Force Gurkha Water Wading Capacity
The Force Gurkha is one of the main rivals to the Mahindra Thar and is offered with a capable and powerful Mercedes-sourced diesel engine. This 4X4 SUV boasts a maximum water wading capacity of 700 mm.
5. Mahindra Thar Water Wading Capacity
The Mahindra Thar is right now the most affordable 4X4 SUV in India and has a rated water wading capacity of 650 mm for all the variants. With the launch of the new iteration, the Thar is now offered with diesel as well as petrol engine options that can be had with both manual as well as automatic gearbox options.
6. Mahindra Scorpio-N Water Wading Capacity
The new Scorpio-N is now positioned as a premium and capable SUV that boasts a much-improved setup than before. The SUV also boasts powerful powertrain options, a feature-rich package and strong looks. In addition to this, the new Scorpio-N also boasts a maximum water wading capacity of 500 mm.