Buying a new car is the second most expensive investment that most Indians make after a home or property purchase. There are various factors that are considered by consumers before purchasing a new car. However, price, efficiency and comfort are the factors that matters most to the common car buyers in India.
Here’s the list of top 10 best cars based on their fuel efficiency, comfort and price.
Hyundai Grand i10: The Hyundai Grand i10 is one of the top-selling and affordable cars from the Korean carmaker in India. The hatchback offers best-in-class interior with lots of comfort features and cabin space. Powered with a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.1-litre diesel engine, it delivers an impressive mileage of 18.9kmpl and 24kmpl, respectively. Price – Rs. 4.87 – Rs. 7.04 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Hyundai Elite i20: The Hyundai Elite i20 is among the most comfortable cars available in the market. The car has a dual-tone and well-equipped interior that looks very premium. Available in petrol (1.2-litre) and diesel (1.4-litre CRDI) engine options, the hatchback returns a fuel economy of 18kmpl and 21kmpl, respectively. Price – Rs. 5.46 – Rs. 8.38 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
Hyundai Xcent: The Xcent, Hyundai’s first sub-compact sedan in India, is a booted version of the Grand i10. Its interior looks exactly same as the Grand i10, which means it’s feature-rich, spacious and comfortable. The 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine and 1.1-litre oil burner are highly refined, and offer an impressive a mileage of 18.9kmpl and 24.4kmpl, respectively. Price – Rs. 5.21 – Rs. 8.13 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire: The Maruti Swift Dzire is the most fuel efficient car in India. The compact sedan is well-equipped and spacious from inside, offering ample legroom for front and rear passengers. The Swift Dzire is powered with a 1.2-litre, K-Series petrol and a 1.3-litre Multijet engine, which deliver a class-leading fuel economy of 20.85kmpl and 26.59kmpl, respectively. Price – Rs. 5.36 – Rs. 8.13 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
Maruti Suzuki Swift: The Maruti Swift is one the most popular and best mileage cars in India. The newly updated model, launched in 2014, gets additional comfort-enhancing features and more tuned petrol (1.2-litre) and diesel (1.3-litre) diesel engines for better fuel efficiency. The new Swift petrol and diesel models are claimed to be 10 per cent more fuel efficient than before at 20.4kmpl and 25.2kmpl respectively. Price – Rs. 4.83 – Rs. 7.55 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
Honda Amaze: With spacious and comfortable interior, sporty styling and frugal diesel engine, the Honda Amaze is a great value-for-money product. It’s one of the most fuel efficient cars in India. Its petrol variant (1.2-litre i-VTEC) delivers a fuel economy of 18kmpl, while the diesel version (1.5-litre i-DTECH) offers an impressive 25.8kmpl. Price – Rs. – Rs. lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
Volkswagen Polo: The Volkswagen Polo is great value for money car. The car offers top-quality interior loaded with several features, enhancing its comfort and convenience levels. The Polo is available in four engine options - the performance oriented 1.2-litre TSI petrol and 1.6-litre TDI diesel and the regular 1.2-litre petrol, 1.2-litre diesel – offering an impressive mileage of 17.2kmpl, 19.78kmpl, 16.5kmpl and 20kmpl, respectively. Price – Rs. 5.6 – Rs. 8.73 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Fiat Punto Evo: The Punto Evo is known for its feature-rich interior, ride quality and handling. With extremely supportive seats and lots of features, the hatchback offers immense comfort. Available in two petrol (1.2L and 1.4L FIRE) and one diesel (1.3L Multijet) engines, it returns a decent fuel economy of 15kmpl, 14kmpl and 20kmpl, respectively. Price – Rs. 4.86 – Rs. 7.42 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Tata Zest: The Tata Zest is an efficient and impressive product from the home-grown automaker. It offers one of the most well-equipped and practical interiors in its segment. Powered with a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol and a 1.3-litre Multijet engine, it delivers a fuel economy of 15.76kmpl and 21.76kmpl, respectively. Price – Rs. 5.06 – Rs. 8.43 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Nissan Micra: The Nissan Micra is one of the most easy-to-drive and affordable cars in its segment. With better seat cushioning, ample legroom and lots of features, the hatchback feels very comfortable from inside. Powered with a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine, it returns an impressive fuel economy of 19.5kmpl and 23.25kmpl, respectively. Price – Rs. 4.69 – Rs. 7.92 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai).