Know the top 5 budget sedans you can buy in India in the price bracket of ₹5 – 7 lakh.
The most selling sedans in the Indian market range in the price bracket of Rs 5 lakh to Rs 7 lakh. If you are looking for a budget sedan in a similar price range, you are on the right page. Before we move on, here’s a small brief about the sedans falling in this category. All the sedans available in this range are subcompact sedans, which mean they measure under-4m in length. The tempting bit about this segment is you get most features of a premium hatch along with an added boot – making it a more practical buy.
Let’s head straight to the available options for you to buy.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire
Price: Rs 5.89 – 8.80 lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi)
Upside: Loaded with features, high mileage
Downside: No diesel on offer
The new Dzire continues to be the hot-selling sedan in the country. The facelift has made the car more desirable with added power, safety and mileage.
It is powered by a 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine which produces max power of 90PS and 113Nm of max torque. To save fuel, it gets an idle start-stop function. This motor can be had with a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT transmission.
The ARAI claimed mileage figures read 23.26kmpl and 24.12kmpl with manual and AMT gearboxes, respectively. There is no diesel Dzire on offer this time.
Maruti Dzire 2020 gets features such as auto LED headlamps, push-button start-stop, auto AC, cruise control, rear AC vents. It is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen unit compatible with Android Auto and Apple Carplay.
Dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and ISOFIX child seats come as standard safety kit. Electronic stability control, hill hold assist, rear view camera and rear defogger are some other safety features.
Price: Rs 6.17 – 9.99 lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi)
Upside: Comfortable seating for taller passengers, the best suspension among rivals
Downside: Short on features – no projectors, auto wipers, etc.
Honda’s Amaze is a well-rounded package which is available in both petrol and diesel engine choices. The 1.2-litre petrol engine belts out max power of 90PS and max torque of 110Nm whereas the 1.5-litre diesel produces power output of 100PS and 200Nm. With the CVT gearbox, the power figures of the diesel engine drop to 80PS and 160Nm. Both the engines get a standard 5-speed manual transmission and a CVT gearbox.
The petrol Amaze returns a mileage of 18.6kmpl and 18.3kmpl with manual and CVT trims, respectively. The diesel is good for 24.7kmpl with manual and 21kmpl with a CVT option.
The Honda Amaze is decently kitted with features such as auto headlamps, passive keyless entry, push-button start-stop, cruise control and a 7-inch touchscreen unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Safety tech includes dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and others.
Price: Rs 5.79 – 9.22 lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi)
Upside: Extensive feature list, premium interior quality
Downside: Tight on cabin space
The latest kid on the block is the Hyundai Aura. The sub-4m sedan gets the most engine choices in this list. It comes with three engine options – 1.2-litre petrol engine, 1.2-litre diesel engine and 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. The 1.2-litre petrol generates figures of 83PS and 114Nm whereas the diesel puts out 75PS and 190Nm.
The powerful of the lot is the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol which develops 100PS of max power and 172Nm of peak torque. It only comes with a 5-speed manual option. Contrarily, a 5-speed manual and AMT are offered with the other two engines. The mileage figures of Aura read 25.35kmpl (diesel) and 20.53kmpl (both petrol engines).
The Aura gets wireless charging, auto AC, cruise control and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Standard safety kit in the Hyundai sedan includes dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and ISOFIX child seat anchors.
Price: Rs 5.39 – 7.49 lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi)
Upside: Best looking sedan with the most affordable price tag
Downside: No diesel engine
Riding on the Impact 2.0 design philosophy of Tata Motors, the Tigor is one of the most stylish sedans in the segment. Offered with only a 1.2-litre petrol engine, it produces a maximum power of 86PS and peak torque of 113Nm. You can buy the Tigor with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT transmission option. It offers a claimed mileage of 20.3kmpl with both the gearboxes.
Tata Tigor gets a good number of features including Auto AC, digital instrument cluster, keyless entry, push-button start-stop and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
With one of the toughest shell in the competition, its standard safety features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors.
Price: Rs 5.81 – 8.75 lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi)
Upside: Spacious interiors with premium quality
Downside: No diesel automatic on offer
Although the Hyundai Aura was launched as a successor of the Xcent, Hyundai has decided to sell it alongside the new sedan. It comes with both petrol and diesel engine choices. While the 1.2-litre petrol engine pumps out max power of 83PS and 114Nm of peak torque, the similar capacity diesel motor generates a decent power of 75PS along with 190Nm of torque.
Both the engines are paired with a 5-speed manual as standard; however, the petrol also gets a 4-speed automatic as an option. The Xcent returns a mileage of 20.14kmpl and 17.36kmpl with petrol manual and automatic gearboxes. The diesel Xcent does fairly well with figures of 25.4kmpl.
It is not the most feature-loaded car in the subcompact sedan category but gets decent features including auto AC, rear AC vents, push-button start, electrically foldable and adjustable ORVMs, tilt steering and others. A 7-inch touchscreen unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also offered.
For safety, it gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking camera.
BONUS: THE SIXTH OPTION FOR YOU
Price: Rs 6.09 – 8.64 lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi)
Upside: Fairly loaded base variants, safest sedan with 6 airbags
Downside: No automatic on offer
Another option in the sub-7 lakh budget is the Ford Aspire. The American car is available in petrol and diesel choices. The 1.2-litre petrol engine develops a max power of 96PS and 119Nm of peak torque whereas the 1.5-litre diesel motor produces 100PS of top power and 215Nm of max torque. Both engines come with a 5-speed manual as standard. There is no automatic on offer.
The Aspire returns with adequate fuel efficiency figures of 18.5kmpl and 24.4kmpl with petrol and diesel engines, respectively.
The Ford sedan gets auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming IRVMs, push-button start-stop, connected car tech, six airbags and ABS with EBD. It also gets a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
If you are still not sure on which car to choose under Rs 8 lakhs, you can have a look at the best budget SUVs as well. You may find your desired car in this list.