Best 5 Seater Cars in India 2023 – Spinny

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder
By - Yaajyaansh Bhardwaj
June 20, 2023

India is one of the very few countries that still values the concept of families, with every purchase having the factor of family considered into it. Even the automobile market can not escape this. Here, we can very rarely see proper 2-door coupes or sports cars, and the market is densely populated with family centric hatchbacks, sedans, compact SUVs, and SUVs. With this in mind, here’s a quick look at the popular 5 seater cars you can buy in India right now.

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Car NamePrice range (in rupees)
Maruti Suzuki FronxRs 7.47 lakh – Rs 13.14 lakh
Tata NexonRs 7.79 lakh – Rs 14.99 lakh
Maruti Suzuki BrezzaRs 8.29 lakh – Rs 13.49 lakh
Tata PunchRs 6.00 lakh – Rs 10.00 lakh
Toyota Urban Cruiser HyryderRs 9.50 lakh – Rs 11.35 lakh
Hyundai VernaRs 9.99 lakh – Rs 16.67 lakh
Volkswagen VirtusRs 10.99 lakh – Rs 17.99 lakh
Tata HarrierRs 15.29 lakh – Rs 21.81 lakh
Mahindra XUV700Rs 14.01 lakh – Rs 26.18 lakh

Maruti Suzuki Fronx

Maruti Fronx
Maruti Fronx

The Fronx first grabbed headlines at the 2023 AutoExpo and has been praised by fans and critics alike. At first glance, it looks heavily inspired by the Grand Vitara but is based on the Baleno platform. It is a compact SUV and sits below the Brezza. Nevertheless, it has a cabin almost as spacious as the Brezza. It has a wide cabin that can comfortably seat all three passengers at the back.  

Maruti Suzuki Fronx Key Specs:

  • Engine: 1-litre turbo, 1.2 litre petrol 197  
  • Power: 150 PS (Turbocharged), 114.5 PS
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual, 5-speed AMT, 6-speed AT
  • Fuel Efficiency: 20.01 kmpl to 22.89 kmpl
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5 

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Tata Nexon

Spinny Assured Tata Nexon
Tata Nexon

Tata Nexon has been one of the most popular compact SUVs ever since its launch in 2017. The car is lauded for its amazing looks and feature rich cabin, with a 5 star Global NCAP safety rating on top. It is very difficult not to recommend this car, with best in class cabin space. The cabin provides comfortable seats, tons of space for rear passengers due to its contoured seats in the back row. In fact, two 6 feet tall passengers can be seated one behind the other. The middle passenger should ideally be below 5 foot 6 for maximum comfort. 

  • Tata Nexon Key Specs:
  • Engine: 1199 cc (Turbocharged Petrol), 1497 cc (Turbocharged Diesel), 
  • Power: up to 118 bhp
  • Transmission: 6-speed Manual, 6-speed AMT
  • Fuel Efficiency: 17.05 kmpl to 24.07 kmpl
  • Fuel Type: Petrol, Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5

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Maruti Suzuki Brezza

Spinny Assured 2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza

In the market since 2016, first called by the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, it came in as one of the very few refined compact SUVs at the time. The car looks fresh after receiving its latest design update in 2022 and the company has worked on a lot of the shortcomings of the previous model. The car now comes with loads of new features, such as a new heads up display (HUD) and electric sunroof, as well as hill hold assist which is standard across all variants. 

The cabin feels comfortable as well as airy and has tons of storage space all around. While the front seats are best for tall, but not wider people, the rear seats are surprisingly good at providing back support and underthigh support. 

The driver has a tall seating position which gives a lot of visibility, which is further helped by the light and smooth steering. The car feels surprisingly nimble through turns for its size. 

Maruti Suzuki Brezza Key Specs:

  • Engine: 1462 cc
  • Power: 102 bhp
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual, 6-speed AT
  • Fuel Efficiency: 19.8 kmpl to 25.51 kmpl
  • Fuel Type: Petrol, CNG 
  • Seating Capacity: 5

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Tata Punch

Tata Punch
Tata Punch ICE version

Tata is really having the time of their life right now. Every car they’re selling is an instant hit in the market. One of these popular cars is the Tata Punch. The rear seats have tons of legroom and headroom, while the seats are comfortable and provide adequate support. The cabin feels spacious, helped also by big windows, and entering the car is quite easy because of its taller seat height. The materials used in the upholstery are quite comfortable and the seats are made of high quality cushioning providing greater comfort. 

Tata Punch Key Specs:

  • Engine: 1199 cc
  • Power: up to 84 bhp
  • Transmission: 5-speed Manual, 5-speed AMT
  • Fuel Efficiency: 18.1 kmpl to 21 kmpl
  • Fuel Type: Petrol, CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5 

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Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder

Toyota Hyryder

Toyota’s recent releases have been nothing but exciting.The Urban Cruiser Hyryder is developed in partnership with Maruti Suzuki, which further helps Toyota. The design feels very unorthodox for Toyota, featuring almost European design aesthetics. 

The interior is filled with features and many of the elements seem to be made of higher quality. The suspension ensures a comfortable ride over all terrains and the engine has enough power to wade through traffic and glide on the highway with ease. The seats are supportive and provide good back support. At the back, there’s enough leg room but while the headroom could have been better, it is still comfortable nonetheless. The boot space is also an issue, as the battery pack in the strong hybrid takes up around 100 liters of boot space. 

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Key Specs:

  • Engine: 1462 cc, 1490 cc
  • Power: 87 bhp to 102 bhp
  • Transmission: 5-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic (TC), 6-speed Automatic (CVT)
  • Fuel Efficiency: 20.58 kmpl to 27.97 kmpl
  • Fuel Type: Mild Hybrid (Petrol+Electric), Hybrid (Petrol+Electric), CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5

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Hyundai Verna

Hyundai Verna
Hyundai Verna

The latest version of the Verna was launched in 2023 and the audience reviews were mixed. It is bigger, provides more features, and feels more modern. 

The upholstery and the colour of the interior is refreshing to look at, with tons of features available. The seats feel very premium and provide the most amount of support with the backrest giving you a healthy and comfortable seating posture. The back row also enjoys much more headroom than before, thanks to its roofline. Being a sedan, the Verna is quite a spacious and practical car for families that travel often with 5 people. Moreover, it packs in a huge 528 litre boot space which allows for easy cargo storage. 

Hyundai Verna Key Specs:

  • Engine: 1497 cc, 1482 cc (Turbocharged)
  • Power: 113 bhp, 156 bhp (Turbocharged)
  • Transmission: 6-speed Manual, 6-speed DCT, 7-speed DCT
  • Fuel Efficiency: 17.7 kmpl to 20.6 kmpl
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5 

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Volkswagen Virtus

Volkswagen Virtus

Volkswagen is known to develop fan favourite, cult classic cars. After the Polo, the Virtus is guaranteed to be the next cult classic in a few years. There is nothing bad we can say about the performance, handling, and experience of the Virtus. It is simply perfect. The comfort is unmatched even at the back row, with good quality seats available providing the best amount of support and comfort. It accommodates five people with ease, with emphasis also placed on the middle passenger who gets a headrest, and a flat floor without a hump! The sedan is also well equipped in terms of amenities for the rear row including two USB ports, middle seat hand rest with cup holders and a set of powerful air conditioning vents. 

Volkswagen Virtus Key Specs:

  • Engine: 999 cc, 1498 cc (Turbocharged)
  • Power: up to 128 bhp
  • Transmission: 6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic, 7-speed Automatic DSG (Only for 1.5L engine)
  • Fuel Efficiency: 18.1 kmpl to 19.4 kmpl
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5 

Tata Harrier

Whenever you sit behind the wheel of a Harrier, it feels as if youre the king of the world… or road in this case. The Tata Harrier is simply one of the best SUVs in its price range currently. 

There is ample space inside and the seats are one of the better feeling seats available in the market and getting in and out of the Harrier is quite hassle free even after looking at its taller stance. As huge as the car is on the outside, it is the same on the inside. The cabin feels really plush with an extensive use of premium quality materials, and 

Tata Harrier Key Specs:

  • Engine: 1956 cc (Turbocharged)
  • Power: 167 bhp
  • Transmission: 6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic
  • Fuel Efficiency: 14.61 kmpl to 16.35 kmpl
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5 

Mahindra XUV700

Spinny Assured XUV700 silver

The XUV700 is the successor to the popular XUV500. The cabin of the XUV700 is more spacious than the Hyundai Alcazar and is on par with the Tata Safari. Its seating position is top class with low NVH boosting the comfort. The ride quality is top notch and the XUV700 ticks all the right boxes.

The second row seats are spacious enough to the point that even three people can sit comfortably with enough shoulder room. They are made of good quality materials and while the rear seats could have had a little more thigh support, the front seats are a joy to sit in, providing the right amount of support and comfort. It also features a ‘Welcome mode’ akin to premium European cars in which the seats slide behind for an easier entry. This only adds to the comfort of the vehicle. One glaring issue however, is the cramped seating of the third row seats, which can be ignored if there are five passengers.

Mahindra XUV700 Key Specs:

  • Engine: 1997 cc (Turbocharged petrol), 2184 cc (Turbocharged Diesel)
  • Power: 153 bhp to 197 bhp
  • Transmission: 6-speed Manual
  • Fuel Efficiency: 13 kmpl to 16 kmpl
  • Fuel Type: Petrol, Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5-7

Summary

These were some of the popular 5 seater cars in the Indian market right now. Each of these cars have their own strengths and weaknesses, which depend on the preferences of the buyer. Many cars share similar features, however, the way they have implemented said features differs in each car. There are different categories of cars, from crossover hatchbacks, to sedans and full fledged SUVs. One thing that is certain however, is the fact that if you’re looking for any comfortable and relatively exciting 5 seater cars, your choice will be from this list.

FAQ about 5 Seater Cars in India

Q. Which is the best 5 seater cars for family?

The Mahindra XUV700 is one of the best 5 seater cars for family as it is rated 5-stars in the G-NCAP safety tests while also providing premium features like panoramic sunroof, ADAS functionality, and large touchscreen infotainment display.

Q. Which is the best 5 seater sedan car?

The Hyundai Verna is a great 5 seater sedan car as it is wide and features a flat bench rear seat to be capable of accommodating three people comfortably.

Q. ️What are the upcoming 5 seater cars in India?

The facelift of the Kia Seltos as well as Honda Elevate and Tata Punch CNG are some of the most anticipated upcoming 5 seater cars in India.

Q. What are the lowest priced 5 seater cars in India?

The lowest priced 5 seater car in India is the Maruti Suzuki Alto with a starting price of Rs. 3.53 lakh. Entry level hatchbacks are cheaper but are not suitable for five adults to travel comfortably.

Q. Which is the best mileage 5 seater cars in India?

The best mileage 5 seater car is the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, providing up to 27.97 kmpl.

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