Best Cars under 10 Lakh

A list of the best cars under 10 lakh to consider, whether you are looking for a hatchback, sedan, or SUV.
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By - Sankul Nagpal
March 28, 2024

Buying a new car is a task that requires you to spend a substantial chunk of your time and effort, shortlisting from among a plethora of options in the market. While it may look easy from the outside, the process of choosing the right car can be quite cumbersome, especially when you have a fixed budget in mind. However, when you know what to look out for, you can pick the best from every segment. That is why we have compiled a cross-segment, price-ascending list of the ten best cars under 10 lakh so that you don’t have to spend hours researching the perfect car for your family.

Car

Mileage

Ex-Showroom Price

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Up to 22.38 km/l (Manual)  and 

Rs. 5.99 to 9.03 Lakhs

22.56 km/l (Automatic)

30.9 km/kg (CNG)

Tata Punch

Up to 20.09 kmpl

Rs. 6 to 10.10 Lakh

Renault Kiger

Up to 20.05 kmpl

Rs. 6 to 11.23 Lakh

Nissan Magnite

Up to 20.00 kmpl

Rs. 6 to 11.27 Lakh

Hyundai Exter

Up to 19.4 kmpl (Petrol) and 

Rs. 6.13 to 10.28 Lakh

27.1 km/kg (CNG)

Tata Tigor

Up to 19.60 km/l (Petrol)

Rs. 6.30 to 8.95 Lakh

26.50 km/kg (CNG)

Hyundai Aura

Up to 17 km/l (Petrol)

Rs. 6.49 to 9.05 Lakh

28 km/kg CNG

Tata Altroz

Up to 19.33 km/l (Petrol)

Rs. 6.60 to 10.74 Lakh

23.64 km/l (Diesel)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Up to 22.35 km/l (Manual)

Rs. 6.61 to 9.88 Lakh

22.98 km/l (Automatic)

30.6 km/kg (CNG)

Maruti Suzuki Fronx

Up to 21.5 km/l (1-litre)

Rs. 7.46 to 13.13 Lakh

22.89 km/l (1.2-litre)

28.51 km/kg (CNG)

Maruti Suzuki Swift

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One of India’s best-selling hatchbacks, the Maruti Suzuki Swift enjoys a legacy of over two decades. Be it comfort, space, mileage or value, the Swift has it all. With a sporty look coupled with exhilarating performance and impressive driving dynamics, the Swift with its compact yet sporty profile, is perfectly suited for both the city as well as highway. 

On the inside as well, the Swift offers exciting features such as keyless entry, a 7-inch touch infotainment system and automatic climate control. Powered by a 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual or AMT automatic transmission. Being a true Maruti prodigy, the Swift returns excellent mileage of up to 22.56 km/l with its petrol engine, with even CNG trims on offer that raise the bar when it comes to savings. With prices ranging between Rs. 5.99 to 9.03 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Swift is one of the most promising hatchbacks in the market.

Maruti Suzuki Swift Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2-litre Petrol (90PS with 113 NM)
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT
  • Mileage: 22.38 km/l (Manual), 22.56 km/l (Automatic) and 30.9 km/kg (CNG)
  • Airbags: Dual Front Airbags as Standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol and CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5

Tata Punch

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The Tata Punch has proven to be an unparalleled success with over 1.5 lakh units sold in just 15 months of its launch; a feat that no other competitor has ever achieved. What makes the Tata Punch a supremely popular car is its SUV-inspired looks, great utility, affordable price tag and best-in-class ground clearance.

Loaded with premium features such as a cooled glove box, 7-inch touch infotainment, auto AC, cruise control and much more, the Punch offers great swag both inside and outside. Powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual or AMT automatic, the Tata Punch offers up to 20 km/l of mileage with even CNG trims onboard. But the biggest selling point of the Punch is the compact SUV’s perfect 5-star safety rating that makes it one of the safest cars in its segment. Priced between Rs. 6 to 10.10 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Tata Punch truly packs a punch.

Tata Punch Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2-litre Petrol Engine (88PS/115NM)
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual and AMT
  • Mileage: Up to 20.09 kmpl
  • Airbags: Dual Airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5

Renault Kiger

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An all-rounder in all aspects, the Renault Kiger is practical, premium, affordable, and quite good looking. With several awards to its name, the Renault Kiger comes as a modern-day SUV that is loaded with features like wireless charging, a digital instrument cluster, floating touch infotainment, cruise control etc. 

Offered with either a 1-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine or a 1-litre turbo petrol engine on offer, the Kiger offers a CVT automatic with the turbocharged petrol engine, in addition to a 5-speed manual as standard for both engines. With mileage up to 20.05 km/l, the Kiger is a value-oriented offering that hits the bull’s eye when it comes to overall affordability. To add a cherry on top, the Kiger also comes with 405 litres of boot space; one of the highest in the segment. With 4-star GNCAP ratings, the Kiger scores high in terms of safety as well. Priced between Rs. 6 to 11.23 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Kiger is an absolute winner.

Renault Kiger Specifications

  • Engine: 1-litre naturally aspirated (72 PS/96 NM) and 1-litre turbo-petrol (100PS/160NM) engine 
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual and 5-speed CVT (turbo petrol).
  • Mileage: Up to 20.05 kmpl
  • Airbags: Dual Airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5
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Nissan Magnite

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An SUV that helped Nissan reclaim its lost charm, the Magnite is charismatic, bold, spacious and dynamic. Offering simple yet assertive looks along with intelligently incorporated SUV-inspired touches, the Magnite offers a host of modern features on the inside including a first-in-segment digital instrument cluster, 360-degree camera, cruise control and much more.

With either a 1-litre naturally aspirated petrol or a peppy 1-litre turbo petrol engine on offer, the Magnite also offers a CVT automatic; which is a rare sight in this budget. With several storage spaces intelligently incorporated across the SUV and a low turning radius, the Maginte is one of the most practical SUVs in India with a price that ranges between Rs. 6 to 11.27 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Nissan Magnite Specifications

  • Engine: 1-litre naturally aspirated (72PS/96NM) and 1-litre turbo-petrol (100PS/160NM) engine 
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual and 5-speed CVT (turbo petrol).
  • Mileage: Up to 20.00 kmpl
  • Airbags: Dual Airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5

Hyundai Exter

Hyundai Exter

One of the latest micro-SUVs to have entered the segment, the Hyundai Exter offers a truly exciting and completely refreshing package. Equipped with several segment-first features such as a dashcam, sunroof, footwell lighting and wireless charger, the Exter impresses with its dynamic performance, great safety, compact body and affordable pricing. 

Wearing Hyundai’s parametric design language, the Exter is powered by a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual/AMT, with CNG trims as well. With an impressive mileage of up to 19.4 km/l on petrol and 27.1 km/kg on CNG, the Hyundai Exter is a value-for-money choice in the segment, that is aggressively priced between Rs. 6.13 to 10.28 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Hyundai Exter Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2-litre petrol (83PS/114NM)
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT
  • Mileage: Up to 19.4 kmpl on petrol and 27.1 km/kg on CNG
  • Airbags: 6 as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol and CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5 

Tata Tigor

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Practical, comfortable, spacious and safe, the Tata Tigor could be your perfect partner. As a compact sedan, the Tigor plays well with its spacious interiors that are topped with ample features onboard a package that offers elegant yet stylish looks. With a build-to-last bodyline, the Tigor shines as a promising option in its segment. 

Offering impressive features such as a 7-inch touch infotainment system, a premium audio set-up, rain-sensing wipers, a fully digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control and much more, the Tigor checks all the boxes. Powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual or AMT automatic, the Tigor returns up to 19.60 km/l of mileage with even CNG trims on offer. With prices ranging between Rs. 6.30 to 8.95 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Tata Tigor is a great pick.

Tata Tigor Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2-litre Petrol (86 PS with 113 NM)
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT
  • Mileage: Up to 19.60 km/l (Petrol) and 26.50 km/kg (CNG)
  • Airbags: Dual Airbags as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol and CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5

Hyundai Aura

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Hyundai’s popular compact sedan, the Aura, is loved for its refined powertrain, comfortable cabin, premium features and fluidic looks. With an exciting facelift revamping the sedan’s looks and safety equipment, the Hyundai Aura is undoubtedly one of the most value-for-money sedans in the market that delivers on almost every aspect.

Offering premium features such as a new instrument cluster, footwell lighting, rear AC vents, wireless charging, a cooled glove box, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and much more, the Hyundai Aura is well-loaded in terms of features. Powered by a supremely refined 1.2-litre petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual or AMT automatic, the Hyundai Aura returns a decent mileage of up to 17 km/l, with even CNG trims on offer. For a price of Rs. 6.49 to 9.05 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Hyundai Aura scores well in almost every aspect.

Hyundai Aura Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2-litre Petrol (83 PS/114 NM)
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual, 5-speed AMT
  • Mileage: Up to 17 km/l (Petrol) and 28 km/kg CNG
  • Airbags: 4 as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol and CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5 

Tata Altorz

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The gold standard of premium hatchbacks, the Tata Altroz is an exceptionally well-built product that is cherished for its perfect 5-star safety, a host of premium features, and a power-packed engine combo that offers great driving dynamics. All this comes together in a package that is adorned with muscular yet modern looks.

Topped with features like a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a semi-digital instrument cluster, ambient lighting, and even a single-pane sunroof, the Altroz impresses in every way. The strongest aspect of the Altroz however, is its multidimensional powertrain that comes with three engine options including a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated unit, a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol unit and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Other than the manual there is also a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic for the naturally aspirated petrol engine, which is an absolute bliss to drive around a rather surprising offering in the premium hatchback segment. With prices ranging between Rs. 6.60 to 10.74 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Altroz is truly an all-rounder, with even CNG trims on offer.

Tata Altroz Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol (86 PS/113 Nm), 1.2-litre turbo-petrol (110 PS/140 Nm) and 1.5-litre diesel (90 PS/200 Nm). 
  • Transmission: 5-speed Manual and 5-speed dual-clutch automatic (1.2 Petrol)
  • Mileage: Up to 19.33 km/l (Petrol) and 23.64 km/l (Diesel)
  • Airbags: Dual Front Airbags as Standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol and Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

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The Maruti Suzuki Baleno has been one of India’s best-selling premium hatchbacks since its launch. Revered for offering contemporary looks with a spacious, premium and feature-packed cabin, the Baleno in its latest generation is an absolute steal deal. 

With an upgraded feature list that now includes a premium Arkamys sound system, heads-up display, and 360-degree camera, the Baleno’s charm is rather appealing. Engine-wise, the hatchback comes with a 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine, paired with a five-speed manual or AMT automatic. All this comes along with an impressive mileage figure of 22.94 km/l on petrol, with even CNG trims up for grabs. Competitively priced between Rs. 6.61 to 9.88 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Baleno is a great pick for those looking for an efficient hatchback option.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Specifications

  • Engine:1.2-litre Petrol engine (90 PS/113 NM)
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual, 5-speed AMT
  • Mileage: Up to 22.35 km/l (Manual), 22.98 km/l (Automatic) and 30.6 km/kg (CNG)
  • Airbags: 2 as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol and CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5

Maruti Suzuki Fronx

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The latest launch from Maruti, the Fronx has been a raging success, thanks to its distinct crossover SUV stylings, affordable price and a premium approach. With a premium cabin layout, impressive features and truly exceptional mileage figures, the Maruti Suzuki Fronx is one of the most practical and exciting options in the segment.

Offered with a premium cabin that’s loaded with a plethora of features such as a 9-inch touch infotainment system, 360-degree camera, heads-up display, wireless charging and much more, the Fronx justifies the NEXA premium. Offered with two engine choices including a 1-litre turbo-petrol engine with mild-hybrid technology and a 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol unit, transmission on offer includes a 5-speed manual/AMT or a 6-speed automatic. The USP however, is the Fronx’s mileage, which is as high as 22.89 km/l with even CNG trims on offer. Priced between Rs. 7.46 to 13.13 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Fronx does well in every aspect.

Maruti Suzuki Fronx Specifications

  • Engine:1.2-litre Petrol (90PS/113 NM) and 1-litre turbo petrol (100PS/148NM)
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual, 5-speed AMT (1.2 litre) and 6-speed AMT (1-litre turbo)
  • Mileage: Up to 21.5 kmpl (1-litre MT), 20.1 kmpl (1-litre AT), 21.79 kmpl (1.2-litre MT), 22.89 kmpl (1.2-litre AMT) and 28.51 km/kg (CNG)
  • Airbags: 2 as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol and CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5

Best Cars Under 10 Lakh In India Summary

The 10 lakh price point is a highly competitive space in the Indian automotive market. However, despite everything, buying a car under a budget of Rs 10 Lakh is no easy task, especially with a plethora of options aggressively priced to cater to potential buyers. But with an eye that can sieve through the crowd,  you can be assured of a purchase that will never disappoint. This is why we helped you pick the best car in India for a budget of under 10 lakhs, with ten value-oriented options spread across the segment, so that you can pick the best, without the hassle of trying out every option.

FAQs about Cars under 10 Lakh

  1. Q. Which are the best premium hatchbacks under 10 lakh in India?

    The Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Tata Altroz are the best premium hatchbacks in India for a price of under 10 Lakh.

  2. Q. Which is the best compact sedan under 10 lakh in India?

    The Tata Tigor and the Hyundai Aura are the best compact sedans in India for a budget of under 10 lakh.

  3. Q. Which are the best micro-SUVs in India under 10 lakh?

    The Hyundai Exter and the Tata Punch are two of the most popular micro-SUV options under 10 lakh in India.

  4. Q. Which are the best compact SUVs under 10 lakh in India?

    The Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite and Maruti Suzuki Fronx are the best compact SUVs in India under 10 lakh.

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