Whenever we plan to buy a car, we look for a vehicle that can deliver maximum comfort, convenience, features, and performance. But having all that typically means shelling out a huge chunk from our savings. Well, fret not because sedans offer everything you need for a price that fits the bill.
When it comes to a country like India, where people tend to save more than they spend, sedans have become even more cost-efficient. Over the years sedans have become more feature-rich and buying a well-equipped sedan in India is not a distant dream.
We’ve curated a list of the best 5 budget sedans under Rs. 6 lakhs you can buy in India:
Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire
If you are looking for a sedan that delivers a performance-rich engine, fuel efficiency and comfort, then a new or used Maruti Suzuki Dzire could be a perfect choice. Initially launched as a boot-added version of the Swift, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire was and continues to be one of the most popular sub-four meter sedans in the Indian market. The car is built on a compact design language with a modern and intelligent stance. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire is an evergreen piece of engineering, making even pre-owned Maruti Suzuki Dzire cars good options to consider.
In term of performance, the Dzire is offered with a BS6 compliant 1.2 Liter K Series Petrol Engine with VVT. The vehicle is capable of delivering 88 BHP of power and 113 Nm of maximum torque from a 5-speed manual or Automatic Transmission. Capable of returning up-to 28.4 kmpl of mileage, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire has carved a remarkable position in the sub-four meter segment.
A new Maruti Suzuki Dzire is available at a starting price of Rs. 5.89 lakhs (ex-showroom). While affordable, you can find better value with used Maruti Suzuki Dzire with a starting price of Rs. 3.50 lakhs on Spinny.
Spinny Assured Used Maruti Suzuki Dzire
Driving a sedan should be a carefree task, and this can only be achieved through top-notch safety. When it comes to safety, one of the leading Indian manufacturers to prioritise safety is Tata Motors. The Tata Tigor is Tata’s offering in the compact sedan space. The sedan incorporates Tata’s new design language, which makes both new and used Tata Tigor cars look fresh on Indian roads.
The updated 2020 Tata Tigor is an evolution of the already excellent first-generation Tata Tigor. With value-added features like automatic climate control, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and an eight-speaker set up by Harman, buying a new or used Tata Tigor provides exceptional value in terms of comfort and features.
In terms of engines, you can find used Tata Tigor cars powered by a 1.2-litre BS4 petrol engine and a 1.0-litre BS4 diesel engine. The newer 2020 Tata Tigor is only offered with a 1.2-litre BS6 petrol engine. The petrol engines mentioned provide a claimed mileage of 20.3 kmpl while the diesel provides 24.4 kmpl.
Safety features on board include rear parking sensors and camera, dual frontal airbags, ABS with EBD and Corner Stability Control, as standard. Thanks to Tata’s priority for consumer safety, the Tigor 2020 has even managed to score a 4-star Global NCAP rating, making it one of the safest sedans in India.
The new Tata Tigor is available at a starting price of Rs. 5.75 lakhs (ex-showroom). For even better value, a used Tata Tigor starts at Rs. 4.20 lakhs on Spinny for the top-end XZ variant.
Spinny Assured Used Tata Tigor
Designed as an upgraded version of the Hyundai Xcent, the Hyundai Aura has been given its own identity and is placed alongside the Hyundai Xcent. Sharing a lot with the Grand-i10 Nios, the all-new Hyundai Aura is pretty much the sedan variant of the hatchback. In terms of the overall package, the Hyundai Aura is futuristic, modern, and capable of delivering a strong ride quality and road presence. The all-new Hyundai Aura comes with a totally refreshed design language when compared to its predecessor, the Hyundai Xcent.
When it comes to the interiors, the all-new Hyundai Aura seems to score a lot compared to its key rivals. The overall fit and finish of the cabin is the most premium and feature-loaded in the segment. The Hyundai Aura comes with an 8-inch touch screen and automatic climate control among other features. Overall, you will find the Hyundai Aura’s interiors to be a well-rounded and premium offering.
The all-new Hyundai Aura offers three BS6 compliant engine choices and two gearbox choices. The tried and tested 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engines are now offered with 5 speed Manual and AMT gearboxes and deliver 83PS of maximum power and 116Nm of maximum torque. In terms of mileage, the Hyundai Aura returns somewhere around 17.36 kmpl to 25.4 kmpl depending upon the variant, fuel and gearbox choices.
As far as safety is concerned, the all-new Hyundai Aura comes with a first in segment emergency stop signal, reverse parking sensors, dual airbags, ABS with EBD as standard. Other features like driver’s rearview monitor, ISOFIX child support, headlamp escort feature are also equipped to give the Hyundai Aura a safer ride.
The new Hyundai Aura is available at a starting price of 5.79 lakhs (ex-showroom). The Hyundai Aura is an excellent car to upgrade to if you currently own a hatchback.
Even with the launch of the Hyundai Aura, the Hyundai Xcent is still a compact sedan that is worth the recommendation. Launched in 2014 to compete with performers such as the Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent was the company’s aggressively priced compact sedan that offered reliability, features and performance in one package.
Inside the Xcent, one gets to see the vehicle’s classic beige and black layout with circular AC vents and a dominating centre console. A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment is present along with steering mounted controls and automatic climate control. In terms of interiors, whether buying a new or used Hyundai Xcent, you will get a fully featured car that is a proven performer on Indian roads.
The Hyundai Xcent is powered by both a petrol and diesel engine. In terms of mileage, the manual petrol variant returns 20.14 kmpl, while the automatic variant returns 17.36 kmpl. The diesel variant, on the other hand, returns a mileage of 25.4 kmpl. The Hyundai Xcent is also well-equipped in terms of safety with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, and ISOFIX. As an overall package, the Hyundai Xcent seems perfect as a budget family sedan that offers Hyundai’s trust and convenience.
A new Hyundai Xcent is available starting at Rs. 5.81 lakhs (ex-showroom). For even better value, used Hyundai Xcent starts from Rs. 4 lakhs on Spinny.
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Even though its price is a little over the 6 lakh mark, we couldn’t help but to include the Honda Amaze in our list, thanks to its compact bodyline and a host of premium features. In addition to Honda’s sedan lineup in India, the Honda Amaze is a full-fledged sedan that offers an appealing design and tremendous performance.
When looking at the Honda Amaze, there has been a maturing of the design over the years. While the Honda Amaze started out based on the Honda Brio, the Honda Amaze you can buy today is a car with its own unique identity. If you prefer the Brio-like design, many used Honda Amaze cars are available in the used car market. The current Honda Amaze now looks closer to the larger Honda City and Honda Civic.
In the interior, the Honda Amaze has the signature Honda premium and refined quality. Features like the touchscreen infotainment system and steering controls are borrowed from the larger cars. The quality of the materials used is also of a high quality. This is impressive on the new Honda Amaze but even for used Honda Amaze cars, the interior retain their quality over the years.
Powering the Honda Amaze is a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. Depending upon the variant, Honda’s petrol engine delivers maximum power and torque of 90 PS and 110 Nm respectively, while the diesel variant has an output of 100 PS of maximum power and 200 Nm of maximum torque.
With standard safety features like dual airbags, ABS, EBD, and impact sensing door locks, the Honda Amaze is a safe family car in India. With its top-class features, spacious and premium interiors, and reliable performance, new and used Honda Amaze cars are great value for money.
A brand new Honda Amaze starts from Rs. 6.09 lakhs (ex-showroom). You can get better value with a used Honda Amaze, starting from Rs. 3.40 lakhs on Spinny.
Spinny Assured Used Honda Amaze
When you consider a budget of Rs. 6 lakhs, the best budget sedans you can find are compact sedans. Whether you buy a new or used sedan in India, you will get ample amounts of space and performance. This makes these sedans very well-suited as family cars.
Buying a used sedan in India allows you to get more for your budget. For Rs. 6 lakhs, you will find the higher variants of the sedan cars mentioned here. This provides the best value to you while ensuring you don’t overspend.