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Cars with Best Suspension Setup, Handling, Drive on Indian Roads in 2020

Cars with Best Suspension Setup, Handling, Drive on Indian Roads in 2020

Cars with Best Suspension Set up in India. Hatchback, Sedan, Compact SUV and Mid SUV Cars with Top Notch Ride, Handling in 2020


Cars with Best Suspension in 2020

Suspension is build up of several components like - Link Rods, Lower Arm, Bushes, Springs, Shockers (aka as Dampers) etc which aids in Ride and Handling Character of Vehicle.

However - the key critical elements which aids in ride quality are:

  • Springs
  • Shockers. 

While Springs supports the weight of the car and force require to compress, Shocker (aka as Dampers) help prevent the car from bouncing up and down so as to remain in contact with the road surface.

 

Suspension Feel Factor

You must have heard of terms -

  • Soft Suspension
  • Hard Suspension

as stated by Owners, Car Reviewers. For Layman and easy understanding - By calling a Suspension - Soft or Stiff means height adjustment of Coil Springs which impact overall ride and handling on City and Highway Conditions.

The compression rate of springs by which it will go up and down define ride quality. Here are details :-

» Soft Suspension - Calling Suspension to be Soft Suspension means that the car has Taller Springs and thus is tuned for Comfort Oriented ride on slow speed,

In Good City Roads - you will find the ride Plush, and when driven on marginal bad roads at slow speed - the overall ride turns to be soft. Although Smaller Bumps are absorbed easily on slow speed, but sharp bumps or bad roads can be felt in cabin in case of soft Suspension.

» Stiff Suspension - Calling Suspension to be Stiff means that the car got Short Springs and designed to Perform Superior on high speed with better grip and handling on highway. Been the Suspension is stiff the overall weight dynamics are better balanced out and cornering ability of the car is also better controlled. Enthusiast Cars, SUV Cars generally get Stiff Suspension for better high speed and Cornering Dynamics

If you are in looking for off road, faster performance car, relative better cornering abilities – you may admire on Stiff Suspension. Luxury Manufacturers, SUV Cars, Performance Cars all comes with relative Stiffer Suspension

 

Downside of Soft Suspension and Stiff Suspension

Some downside of Soft Suspension is this will cause relative

  • Higher body roll especially on Cars which are Taller Impact Car Dynamics. Drive S Presso on high Speed and you will realize on what we are saying 
  • Cornering ability on Higher Speed not the best 
  • Also if the Car is Fully Loaded - despite higher ground clearance - this will come down and may find under-body scraping on bad roads, speed breaker 

Downside is Car with Stiff Suspension will let

  • Ride Feels slight Firm on City Roads. Not as Plush or Soft as otherwise in Hatchback, Sedan Cars having Soft Suspension
  • Bad roads, Potholes percolate in Cabin on slow Speed

In case of Softer Springs, Dampers - Inertia movement let the tyres to loose contact with road surface in case of road bumps or tend to have higher body roll on taking steep turns and thus causing the vehicle to understeer.

This, even for Cars with Soft Suspension to maintain equilibrium - Its best for OEM to give suspension a fair amount of rigidness yet keeping them soft enough as combination to give best in ride quality and handling characterstic to the car.

 

Hatchback Cars with Best Suspension Setup for Indian Roads - 2020

Ford Figo photo

Hatchback Suspension Tune up
Tata Tiago, Tata Altroz The Suspension is well tuned and designed for Indian roads, capable of taking Bad patch roads at ease. Drive-ability and Handling is Superior, Steering Dynamics are good. Expect Tata Altroz as the new benchmark from Suspension and Handling character in Hatchback Segment
Ford Freestyle , Ford Figo You will appreciate in Suspension Tune up of this car which seems an equilibrium balance in between a Hatch and SUV. Good Ground Clearance along with Wider Tyres makes it easy to go. Figo has lower Ground Clearance and if care for City usage car then Figo emerges as top spot in Handling
Maruti Swift Relatively better among all other Maruti Suzuki Cars. Especially, Swift Zxi where Wider R185 Tyres in 15 Inch Wheels compliment for Superior Handling too. Flat Bottom Steering with Low Turning Radius is Impressive too. Ride Quality in Swift with Low Turning radius makes it better than the lot
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios An excellent contender in Ride and Handling Aspect. Lot Improved compared to all other previous Generations, Plush Ride and yet able to absorb bad road patches at ease. Grand i10 Nios certainly feels a lot impressive in overall handling feel of the car
Honda Jazz Honda Jazz undoubtedly having the best Suspension in Premium Hatchback Segment. Care for Best Urban ride - look no other than Honda Jazz 
VW Pol VW Polo Ride Quality and Handling is top notch in segment. You will fell in love with it
Hyundai Elite I20 Care for a car with Soft Suspension as reasonable good in city ride, you need to appreciate in Elite I20 for same. However to disclaim - Steering Feedback still needs a lot to be desired in Elite I20

 

Sedan Cars with Best Suspension - 2020

Skoda Rapid photo

Sedan Suspension Tune up
Tata Tigor The Car Performs exceptionally well in Drive, Handling and coupled with Good Ground Clearance
VW Ameo Ameo Suspension and Steering Feedback makes it good to go on most of Indian roads.
Maruti Dzire On Lines of Swift, Dzire Suspension is also upgraded by Maruti Suzuki in recent years. Its slight on stiff side but still offers comfortable ride and handling (lot better than sibling Baleno which still feels on Stiffer Side)
Honda City Honda Cars India has now 2 decades of experience with City as iconic name in India. The Suspension is improved and although is slight on Stiff Side for superior High Speed Dynamics. Those who seek an overall Package for City and Highway will love Honda City City
Skoda Rapid Skoda Rapid & Vento twins are the best best in Mid Sedan for combination of - Drive, Handling, Steering Dynamics
VW Vento Skoda Rapid & Vento twins are the best best in Mid Sedan for combination of - Drive, Handling, Steering Dynamics

 

Compact SUV Cars with Best Suspension Setup for Indian Roads - 2020

Mahindra XUV300 photo

Compact SUV Segment Suspension Tune up
Honda WRV On Lines of Jazz - WRV Crossover can bring in smiles on your Face with its Suspension Set up and drive in 16 Inch Wheels. Well Tuned for Indian road conditions
Maruti Vitara Brezza Maruti Brezza is well tuned for Indian roads with Suspension feels better than other many other Compact SUV like Ecosport, TUV300 with a Balanced Ride, Handling Dynamics
Mahindra XUV300 The New Benchmark in Compact SUV Segment, as the ideal set up for Ride, Handling in both City and Highway. Not as Stiff as otherwise felt in Venue or Ecosport and not Excessive Soft too. Mahindra showed the very best of International acclaimed Ssangyong Tivoli Platform which makes XUV300 a new benchmark in Compact SUV Segment

 

Mid SUV Cars with Best Suspension Setup for Indian Roads - 2020

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Mid SUV Cars Suspension Tune up
Maruti S Cross Firm Suspension and Wider Tyres makes it fun to go on higher speed. These cars are best suited among owners seeking high speed dynamics, cornering due to stiff suspension
Renault Duster  Renault Duster drives like a charm on both City and Off Roads has a fairly decent suspension setup. The ride quality makes it an excellence with charm for most of drive conditions. Its the best SUV in segment w.r.t Suspension Dynamics aiding on best handling potential. Care for more check out Duster All Wheel Drive having Suspension even superior than 2 segment cars above it
Hyundai Creta Hyundai has improvised a lot in Creta by offering Soft Suspension for owners looking for Plush ride and Handling Experience.
Kia Seltos Although Suspension is slight on Stiffer Side, but the balance as made in overall Ride, Handling make Kia Seltos one among fine Suspension Tuned for Comfort and High Speed Dynamics
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Comments 7

Guest - A Singh on Thursday, 06 June 2019 12:49

Hyundai vehicles have poor suspension. Overall vehicles are good.

Hyundai vehicles have poor suspension. Overall vehicles are good.
Guest - Vikram on Thursday, 27 December 2018 12:00

Sorry I forgot Fiat & Abarth Aventura

Sorry I forgot Fiat & Abarth Aventura
Guest - Vikram on Thursday, 27 December 2018 11:55

No Fords? Aspire and Ecosport are arguably the best in their segments, the Sports version of both cars are clearly the best, both in ride quality and handling

No Fords? Aspire and Ecosport are arguably the best in their segments, the Sports version of both cars are clearly the best, both in ride quality and handling
Guest - CS Mehra on Monday, 16 April 2018 23:24

Driving and handling dynamics of brezza are better than ecosport??

Driving and handling dynamics of brezza are better than ecosport??
Guest - A Singh on Thursday, 06 June 2019 12:51

Agreed

Agreed
Guest - Somnath Ghatak on Saturday, 13 January 2018 18:47

How about maruti ciaz and ertiga

How about maruti ciaz and ertiga
Guest - Ravish Kalra on Sunday, 29 October 2017 06:35

Well reading all of them got me even more confused all of em have a good suspension but which one of em is the best for long drives (nexon has good sets but ain't comfortable back started to hurt in 4kms test drive)

Well reading all of them got me even more confused all of em have a good suspension but which one of em is the best for long drives (nexon has good sets but ain't comfortable back started to hurt in 4kms test drive)
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Sunday, 07 June 2020

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