27 December 2016

Difference between SUV and MUV

What is SUV?

SUV is used to denote any vehicle that looks like a station and known for performing some off-road duties such as Mahindra Scorpio, Toyota Fortuner, Maruti Grand Vitara, Tata Safari, Ford Endeavour and Honda CRV. These vehicles are used for driving rough-textured roads. The mid-size and full size SUVs have generally three rows of seats and the cargo area is placed behind the last row of seats. For people looking for features like a spacious vehicle with a bit of off-road capability, SUV is preferred. It can be easily spotted by their appearances and looks, resembling a big station wagon.

What is MUV?

MUV is used for various purposes and the cars of this segment are known for their duty-ness, durability, stability, looks, reliability such as Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Tata Sumo and Mahindra Bolero. These type of vehicle have bigger chassis dimensions, more seating capacity and most of the models are designed with folded rear seats, and the area that is left can be used for some extra luggage space. A multi-utility car can accommodate many passengers and also carry more luggage at a time.

Let us have a deep insight into the comparison and difference between them. 

Difference :

  • MUV stands for Multi Utility Vehicle and SUV stands for Sport Utility Vehicle. 
  • MUV is more like van while SUV built on a light-truck chassis to enhance towing capacity.
  • MUVs are more fuel-efficient than SUVs.
  • SUVs are costlier than MUVs.
  • SUVs fair better off-road than MUVs.
  • SUVs have more ground clearance than MUVs.
  • MUVs are front-wheel drive while SUVs are a rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
  • MUVs target customers that are looking for a spacious vehicle, which can be used for both passengers and luggage, whereas SUVs are preferred by people who are looking for vehicles that can be used in all road conditions like uneven roads and hilly areas.
  • MUVs are more fuel-efficient than SUVs.