Pocket Friendly Low Maintenance Cars In India

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Maintenance of cars in layman’s language is the cost incurred for the upkeep of the car. This includes many things such as timely servicing, wear and tear of parts and their upkeep, components replacement and other requirements. High maintenance is the high cost of upkeeping the said vehicle, while low maintenance is the opposite of it.

Since maintenance is something that is required after the vehicle is bought, to invest in a vehicle that is low maintenance is a wise decision for a car owner. Low maintenance cars are worth the investment in the long run and actually help you save money on running costs. For your reading pleasure we have listed out India’s best low maintenance cars. Take a look.

Low Maintenance Hatchbacks

Maruti Suzuki Alto

Alto K10 AGS

Maruti Suzuki Alto has the distinction of being India’s most sold car, but it is also one of those cars that requires very low maintenance. No wonder that even used Altos sell like hot cakes. Japanese engineering combined with Indian resilience make the Maruti Suzuki Alto a car that lasts long and keeps your pocket happy while doing so. The Maruti Suzuki Alto comes in 800cc and 1000 cc petrol engines with manual and auto transmissions.

Have a look at its first five years of maintenance costs.

Year

Kilometers

Price (Estimated)

1 (1st month)

1,000

1600/-

1 (6th month)

5,000

1600/-

1 (12th month)

10,000

1600/-

2 (24 months)

20,000

4132/-

3 (36 months)

30,000

3445/-.

4 (48 months)

40,000

4590/-

5 (60 months)

50,000

3275/-

Total Cost

20,242/-

Tata Tiago

Tata Tiago in the harbour

Sporty, peppy and with the right design, the Tata Tiago struck the right cords and immediately became a hot favorite. Built on Tata standards, the Tiago is high on safety, efficiency and is also a car that is low on maintenance. With a 1.2 L petrol engine and a 4 star NCAP rating the Tiago’s a joy to drive.

This is how the Tiago fares in terms of running costs.

Year

Kilometers

Price (Estimated)

1

15,000

2750/-

2

30,000

5250/-

3

45,000

6850/-

4

60,000

5270/-

5

75,000

6170/-

Total Cost

26,290/-

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Exterior

The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is the successor of the Hyundai i10 which has been a crowd favourite and is one of the most sought after cars in the market. Good efficiency, refined engine and minimum maintenance is what makes the Grand i10 Nios likeable. The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is available in three fuel variants – Petrol, Diesel and CNG and three engines – 1.0 and 1.2 litre petrol and 1.2 litre diesel. Only the petrol and diesel versions get automatic transmission options.

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Its first five years of maintenance costs are as follows.

Year

Kilometers

Nios Petrol Price (Estimated)

Nios Diesel Price (Estimated)

1 (2 months)

1500

0/-

0/-

1 (12 months)

10,000

1475/-

2328/-

2

20,000

1673/-

3728/-

3

30,000

4278/-

4948/-

4

40,000

4293/-

6348/-

5

50,000

4602/-

5543/-

Total Cost

16,321/-

22,895/-

Low Maintenance Sedans

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Another great car from the Maruti stable is the Maruti Suzuki Dzire and there is no guessing that the Dzire is also low maintenance. Borrowing design features from its hatchback sibling the Swift, the addition of a boot on the Dzire is what makes it a sedan. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire is full on style and features a 1.2 litre petrol engine that gives spectacular mileage and is available in manual and automatic transmissions.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire’s first five years of maintenance costs are as follows.

Year

Kilometers

Price (Estimated)

1 (1st month)

1,000

1892/-

1 (6th month)

5,000

1892/-

1 (12th month)

10,000

1892/-

2 (24 months)

20,000

4627/-

3 (36 months)

30,000

3872/-

4 (48 months)

40,000

6978/-

5 (60 months)

50,000

3872/-

Total Cost

25,025/-

Hyundai Aura

Hyundai Aura

One of the main reasons why Hyundai has been able to make its mark in the Indian market is because it understands the Indian consumer well. This can be seen in the cars it produces, one of them being the Hyundai Aura. The Aura is the booted version of the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, Hyundai Aura is high on mileage, low on maintenance and over the top when it comes to features. A stylish Hyundai Aura is available in three fuel engines – Petrol, CNG and Diesel, as well as three engine options – 1.2 litre petrol, 1.2 litre diesel and 1.0 litre turbo petrol engine.

The service costs for the Hyundai Aura are as follows.

Year

Kilometers

Aura 1.0 Petrol Price (Estimated)

Aura 1.2 Petrol Price (Estimated)

Aura Diesel Price (Estimated)

1 (2 months)

1500

1 (12 months)

10,000

1525/-

1475/-

2369/-

2

20,000

1907/-

1673/-

3727/-

3

30,000

4145/-

4278/-

4988/-

4

40,000

4527/-

4293/-

6346/-

5

50,000

4652/-

4602/-

5583/-

Total Cost

16,756/-

16,321/-

23,013/-

Honda Amaze

Muscular sporty styling combined with a refined engine, classy and spacious interiors is what the Honda Amaze offers. The Japanese carmaker is playing the right tune with the stylish compact sedan, which has a refined engine and is very easy to maintain, both ingrained in the quality of Honda machines. The Honda Amaze comes in 1.2 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel engine with manual and automatic transmissions available on both.

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Honda Amaze’s first five year service costs:

Year

Kilometers

Amaze Petrol Price (Estimated)

Amaze Diesel Price (Estimated)

1 (6 months)

10,000

1298/-

2447/-

1 (12 months)

20,000

4145/-

7026/-

2 (18 months)

30,000

3410/-

5043/-

2 (24 months)

40,000

4853/-

7026/-

3 (30 months)

50,000

3410/-

5043/-

3 (36 months)

60,000

5163/-

7977/-

4 (42 months)

70,000

3410/-

5043/-

4 (48 months)

80,000

5352/-

7026/-

5 (54 months)

90,000

3410/-

5043/-

5 (60 months)

100,000

4145/-

8357/-

Total Cost

38,596/-

50,558/-

Low Maintenance SUV

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Wicked. Well it does look wicked but in a good way, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is high on style and its sporty look gives it a good road presence. As is with all Maruti Suzuki cars, the Vitara Brezza is high on mileage and low on maintenance, as a plus point it is a great looker too. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza comes with a 1.5 litre petrol engine with both manual and auto transmissions for your driving pleasure.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza first five year servicing costs:

Year

Kilometers

Price (Estimated)

1 (1st month)

1,000

4294/-

1 (6th month)

5,000

4294/-

1 (12th month)

10,000

4294/-

2 (24 months)

20,000

7029/-

3 (36 months)

30,000

5374/-

4 (48 months)

40,000

7318/-

5 (60 months)

50,000

4824/-

Total Cost

37,427/-

Tata Nexon

2021 Tata Nexon

The homegrown compact SUV took India by storm when it was launched, and since then is continuing to woo hearts with its awesome build quality and futuristic design. The Nexon has the distinction of being the first Indian car to receive a Global NCAP safety rating of 5 stars, apart from that, for a car of this distinction it is low on maintenance and a delight to the pocket. The Tata Nexon will appeal to you with its 1.2 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel engines which are available in both manual and automatic transmissions.

Tata Nexon’s first five year maintenance costs:

Year

Kilometers

Nexon Petrol Price (Estimated)

Nexon Diesel Price (Estimated)

1

15,000

3350/-

4150/-

2

30,000

6300/-

7800/-

3

45,000

6150/-

9350/-

4

60,000

6300/-

7800/-

5

75,000

5950/-

6350/-

Total Cost

28,050/-

35,450/-

Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta is undoubtedly India’s most loved SUV and why shouldn’t it be? Solid muscular styling, big looks and an undeniable road presence make the Creta a vehicle that is adored by Indians. The Hyundai Creta boasts of three powerful engines – 1.5 litre petrol and 1.4 turbo petrol engines and a 1.5 litre diesel engine which are very easy and economical to maintain.

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Hyundai Creta’s first five year maintenance costs:

Year

Kilometers

Creta 1.5 Petrol Price (Estimated)

Creta 1.5 Diesel Price (Estimated)

1 (2 months)

1500

0/-

0/-

1 (12 months)

10,000

1666/-

2369/-

2

20,000

2115/-

4015/-

3

30,000

4809/-

5214/-

4

40,000

4735/-

6635/-

5

50,000

4896/-

5675/-

Total Cost

18,221/-

23,908/-

Low Maintenance MUV

Renault Triber

Renault Triber Seating

The Renault Triber made waves when it was launched in the Indian market, it was a boon for the Indian families who like to go on drives together. The Renault Triber is the most economical and the safest 7 seater one can afford, and it’s low maintenance costs are what make it a popular MUV. Powered by a 1.0 litre petrol engine the Triber is available in both auto and manual transmission options.

Renault Triber’s first five year maintenance costs:

Year

Kilometers

Price (Estimated)

1 (12th month)

10,000

780/-

2 (24 months)

20,000

1170/-

3 (36 months)

30,000

1440/-

4 (48 months)

40,000

3640/-

5 (60 months)

50,000

3140/-

Total Cost

10,170/-

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga with refreshed design

The straight lines and executive looks make the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga an attractive MUV and a preferred family vehicle. The Ertiga has a spacious cabin which ensures that those long drives are comfortable for everyone. The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is a low maintenance car and efficient as well. It is powered by a 1.5 liter petrol engine and available in both manual and auto transmissions.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga first five year maintenance costs:

Year

Kilometers

Price (Estimated)

1 (1st month)

1,000

1623/-

1 (6th month)

5,000

1623/-

1 (12th month)

10,000

1623/-

2 (24 months)

20,000

4159/-

3 (36 months)

30,000

3670/-

4 (48 months)

40,000

5391/-

5 (60 months)

50,000

3499/-

Total Cost

16,719/-

Toyota Innova Crysta

Toyota Innova Crysta

The Toyota Innova Crysta needs no introduction, it has been the leader of the MUV segment ever since it was launched. The robust design and classy interiors along with reliable and low maintenance Toyota engines make the Innova Crysta a crowd favorite. A 2.6 liter petrol and a 2.4 litre diesel engine power the Toyota Innova Crysta, they are also available in manual and auto transmissions.

Toyota Innova Crysta first five year maintenance costs:

Year

Kilometers

Innova Crysta Petrol Price (Estimated)

Innova Crysta Diesel Price (Estimated)

1 (12 months)

10,000

3310/-

4246/-

2

20,000

5187/-

6123/-

3

30,000

8409/-

9345/-

4

40,000

10,524/-

11,460/-

5

50,000

6620/-

7556/-

Total Cost

34,050/-

38,730/-

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