Best Sedan Cars in India 2023

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By - Sankul Nagpal
April 21, 2023

Just when we thought SUVs had become the preferred choice for buyers, sedans made a very welcome comeback in 2023, with a number of exciting launches. Offering the best in terms of comfort, performance, practicality and features, sedans are still a coveted segment, despite the SUV trend picking up pace. With several exciting options to choose from, sedans offer an experience like no other. From best-sellers like the Maruti Suzuki Dzire to veterans like the Honda City, here is a list of the best sedan cars in India that you can bring home in 2023.

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List of Sedan Cars in India

Car

Engine

Mileage

Ex-Showroom Price

Tata Tigor

1.2-litre Petrol

Up to 19.6 km/l for petrol and 26.50 km/kg for CNG

Rs. 6.20 - 8.90 Lakh

Hyundai Aura

1.2-litre Petrol

Up to 20.5 km/l for petrol and 28 km/kg for CNG

Rs. 6.33 - 8.90 Lakh

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

1.2-litre Petrol

Up to 22.61 km/l for petrol and 31.12 km/kg for CNG

Rs. 6.51 - 9.39 Lakh

Honda Amaze

1.2-litre Petrol

Up to 18.6 km/l for petrol

Rs. 6.99 - 9.60 Lakh

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

1.5-litre Petrol

Up to 20.65 kmpl

Rs. 9.30 - 12.29 Lakh

Hyundai Verna

1.5-litre Turbo Petrol or 1.5-litre Naturally Aspirated Petrol

Up to 20 kmpl

Rs. 10.90 - 17.38 Lakh

Skoda Slavia

1.0 and 1.5-litre Turbo Petrol

Up to 19.47 kmpl

Rs. 11.39 - 18.45 Lakh

Volkswagen Virtus

1.0 and 1.5-litre Turbo Petrol

Up to 19.40 kmpl

Rs. 11.48 - 18.57 Lakh

Honda City

1.5-litre Petrol

Up to 18.2 km/l

Rs. 11.49 - 15.97 Lakh

Tata Tigor

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If you are looking for a sedan that offers the best not just in terms of space, practicality and comfort, but also in terms of safety and mileage, then the Tata Tigor is the sedan for you. Being Tata’s only sedan, the Tigor is equipped with nothing but the best. Offering a boot space of 419 litres, the Tigor is practical enough for all your needs. In terms of looks, the Tigor comes forth as a muscular, sporty and assertive sedan with a stylish tri-arrow grille, automatic projector headlamps, bold and bright taillamps and chrome handles.

The Tigor offers a comfortable experience for all with premium features such as a fully digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control, rear armrests, cruise control, cooled glove box, rain-sensing wipers, 7-inch touch infotainment, premium audio experience with eight speakers by Harman and much more. Powered by a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol with an optional AMT on offer, the Tigor returns a superb mileage figure that goes as high as 19.6 km/l on the automatic transmission, with even CNG trims to choose from. What sets the Tata Tigor apart is its 4-star safety rating; a feat that no other competitor in its segment has achieved. 

Tata Tigor Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2-litre Petrol Engine
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual or AMT
  • Mileage: Up to 19.6 km/l for petrol and 26.50 km/kg for CNG
  • Airbags: Dual Airbags as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol and CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5

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Hyundai Aura

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Next up is Hyundai’s popular compact sedan, the Hyundai Aura. Loved by many for its impressive features, spacious cabin, good looks and refined powertrain. Receiving a facelift in March 2023, the Hyundai Aura now comes with several cosmetic changes, along with a feature reshuffle and better safety. By the looks of it, the Hyundai Aura is undoubtedly the most stylish offering in its segment with additions such as the new bold blackened grille, twin boomerang LED DRLs, swept-back projector headlamps, diamond cut alloys, rear wing spoiler and much more.

On the inside, the new Aura takes the in-cabin experience up a notch with features like footwell lighting, type C charging, rear AC vents and armrest along with a new instrument cluster, wireless charging, cruise control, a cooled glove box, touchscreen infotainment system etc. Powered by a 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine, the Hyundai Aura also comes with an optional AMT transmission and CNG trims. Returning a mileage of up to 20.5 km/l on petrol, the new Hyundai Aura now brings in a segment-first six airbags, hill assist control and 30 other additional safety features.

Hyundai Aura Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual and AMT
  • Mileage: Up to 20.5 km/l for petrol and 28 km/kg for CNG
  • Airbags: 4 as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol and CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5 

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Maruti Suzuki Dzire

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Revered as India’s best-selling sedan, everything about the Maruti Suzuki Dzire makes it worth all the praise. Be it the sedan’s balanced looks or its impeccable fuel efficiency, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire is the perfect pick for those who are seeking to get the most out of their sedan in terms of space, comfort, practicality and mileage. From the outside, the Dzire comes with a striking front fascia adorned with LED projector headlamps with DRLs and precision-cut dual-tone alloys to match the overall vibe.

Inside, the Dzire comes equipped with features such as 7-inch touchscreen infotainment, push-button start, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, keyless entry, cruise control etc, with great comfort for both front and rear passengers alike. What makes the Dzire one of the most popular sedans of all time is its 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine that comes with an idle start-stop feature returning an impressive mileage of up to 22.61 km/l. There are also CNG trims on offer that return the highest efficiency in the segment. Overall, the Dzire comes as a practical city-suited sedan that won’t disappoint you in any way.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2-litre four-cylinder DualJet petrol engine with idle start-stop function
  • Transmission: Five-speed manual or AMT
  • Mileage: Up to 22.61 km/l for petrol and 31.12 km/kg for CNG
  • Airbags: 2 as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol and CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5

Honda Amaze

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With a legacy that’s now a decade old, the Honda Amaze is rightly one of the most impressive sedans in its segment. A tasteful blend of power, comfort, space and style, the Honda Amaze offers superb driving dynamics and a host of great features on board. In terms of looks, the Amaze wears a classic and clutter-free design that is assertive, muscular and unoffending. The sedan offers LED projector headlamps with integrated DRLs, C-shaped rear combination tail lamps, front projector fog lamps, a chrome grille and diamond-cut alloys that help the Amaze command respect.

On the inside, the Honda Amaze amazes with the largest wheelbase in its segment offering a spacious interior topped with some classy features that include the likes of paddle shifters, automatic climate control, 7-inch touch infotainment system, cruise control and much more. But what steals the show for the Amaze is Honda’s well-refined 1.2-litre iVTEC petrol engine that even offers the thrill of driving with a CVT automatic option.

Honda Amaze Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2-litre iVTEC petrol engine
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual and CVT Automatic
  • Mileage: Up to 18.6 km/l for petrol
  • Airbags: 2 as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5 

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Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

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Elegant, comfortable and highly frugal. These are the three best traits of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Offering an evergreen look that is subtle yet effective, the Ciaz comes with a rather balanced stance that is thoughtfully designed with elements like LED projector headlamps, LED taillamps, intelligent chrome infusion and diamond-cut alloys.

On the inside, the Ciaz offers a spacious cabin with a simple yet practical layout. Features onboard include rear AC vents, touchscreen infotainment system, rear armrest, rear reading lamps, automatic climate control, push-button start and much more. There’s also a clever inclusion of several storage spaces onboard making the Ciaz feel more practical. At the heart of the sedan is a 1.5-litre petrol engine that comes with smart hybrid tech that helps the Ciaz clock in mileage of up to 20.65 km/l. Overall the Ciaz is simple, value for money and crafted for the city.

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Specifications

  • Engine: 1.5-litre petrol engine 
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual and 4-speed torque convertor automatic
  • Mileage: Up to 20.65 kmpl
  • Airbags: 2 as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5

Hyundai Verna

2023 Hyundai Verna

Considered to be one of the best-selling sedans in its segment, the Hyundai Verna has a massive fan following thanks to its exhilarating performance and impressive driving dynamics. Recently receiving a generation upgrade, the Verna now comes with an evolutionary exterior with horizon LED lamps, a new blackened chrome grille, connected LED tail lamps and a futuristic design. 

On the inside, the new Verna brings a new cabin layout that feels more premium. Adding a host of new features the Verna now boasts a bigger 10.25-inch dual touch infotainment, a smart electric sunroof, ventilated seats with both heat and cool, 64 colours ambient lighting and Level 2 ADAS. The Hyundai Verna also boasts the best-in-segment wheelbase and the largest in-segment boot space of 528 litres. Under the hood, there’s a new 1.5-litre turbocharged engine doing duty along with the familiar 1.5-litre naturally aspirated unit. With the new engine onboard, the Verna is now even more power-packed and fun to drive.

Hyundai Verna Specifications

  • Engine: 1.5-litre turbo petrol or a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine 
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual/7-speed DCT (1.5 Turbo) and 6-speed manual/CVT (1.5 NA)
  • Mileage: Up to 20 km/l for petrol
  • Airbags: 6 airbags as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5

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Skoda Slavia

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Rather new in the competition, the Slavia has quickly gathered a lot of love owing to its thrilling performance and feature-rich cabin. Tastefully blending the old-school sedan charm with a contemporary style, the Slavia wears Skoda’s classic design language with a spoonful of modern touches. With a chrome-surrounded hexagonal grille, crystalline LED headlamps with DRLs, wrap-around LED taillamps and a tapered coupe silhouette, the Slavia looks stylish from every angle.

Inside, the Slavia offers a premium cabin topped with features such as an eight-inch virtual cockpit, ventilated seats, ambient lighting, automatic climate control, immersive touch infotainment, an electric sunroof, a cooled glove box and much more. Powering the sedan are two peppy turbocharged petrol engines that include the famous 1.0-litre TSI and the power-packed 1.5-litre TSI engines. The engines are fun to drive and equally efficient with the smaller one returning up to 19.47 km/l and the larger one returning up to 18.72 km/l. The USP of the Slavia however, is its safety that has received a perfect 5-star rating in the GNCAP crash test.

Skoda Slavia Specifications

  • Engine: 1.0 and 1.5-litre turbo petrol engines
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual, 6-speed torque convertor (1.0 litre), 6-speed DCT (1.5 litres)
  • Mileage: Up to 19.47
  • Airbags: 2 as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5

Volkswagen Virtus

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Based on the same MQB-A0-IN platform that underpins the Slavia, the Volkswagen Virtus comes with a distinct look and interior layout. On the outside, the Virtus comes more as an elegant sedan with a true German design language. The overall looks of the sedan are rather smooth, with a sharp shoulder line, signature chrome grill with integrated LED projector headlamps, blackened LED tail lamps and a sporty blackened bumper with fog lamps. 

On the inside, the Virtus brings in a premium and distinct-looking cabin layout with high-grade upholstery and a lot of practical storage spaces. The overall feel of the interiors is a reflection of the sedan’s elegant exteriors. In terms of features, the Virtus offers a lot including an electric sunroof, large boot space, digital instrument cluster, ambient lighting, automatic climate control and much more. Mechanically, the Virtus resembles the Slavia with its 1.0 and 1.5 litre TSI turbo petrol engines. Much like the Slavia, the Virtus too boasts a 5-star safety rating.

Volkswagen Virtus Specifications

  • Engine: 1.0 and 1.5-litre turbo petrol engines
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual, 6-speed torque convertor (1.0 litre), 6-speed DCT (1.5 litres)
  • Mileage: Up to 19.40
  • Airbags: 2 as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5

Honda City

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The queen of the C segment since 1998, the Honda is one of the best segments to ever hit the Indian market. Evolving with the changing trends, the Honda City has seen five generations garner nothing but immense love from India. At present, Honda City brings in a charismatic design that is adorned with a diamond chequered front grille, sporty rear bumper diffuser, 9 LED array headlamps and swanky new diamond cut alloys.

On the inside as well, the Honda City shines with its spacious cabin and a large boot space along with a plethora of comfort features including footwell ambient lighting, adaptive cruise control, a one-touch electric sunroof, rear AC vents and a lot of practical storage spaces. Powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine, the City even comes equipped with a smooth CVT that returns an exceptional mileage of 18.2 km/l. Additionally, the Honda City was also the first car in its segment to offer ADAS onboard along with a plethora of connected car tech features.

Honda City Specifications

  • Engine: 1.5-litre petrol engine.
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual or 7-speed CVT
  • Mileage: Up to 18.2 km/l
  • Airbags: 4 as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol 
  • Seating Capacity: 5

Best Sedan Cars in India: Summary

When it comes to choosing a sedan, the options are many. But with each sedan offering something distinct, picking the perfect one for yourself is a task that requires thorough planning. If high efficiency and a compact build are what attract you, sedans like Dzire, Aura, Amaze and Tigor can be good options. For those who prefer the best in terms of features, comfort and reliability, the Honda City and the Hyundai Verna could be worthy picks. But if you are someone who wants a tasteful blend of high efficiency, great comfort and maximum practicality, the Ciaz seems like the one. Finally, for those into exhilarating turbocharged performance, the Slavia and Virtus are the best picks. No matter what you choose, each sedan is a complete package in itself.

FAQs about Sedan cars in India

Q. Which is the most fuel-efficient sedan in India under 20 Lakh?

The most fuel-efficient sedan in India is the Maruti Suzuki Dzire with petrol mileage as high as 22.61 km/l.

Q. Which sedans in India offer a diesel engine under 20 lakh?

Owing to the Phase II of the BS6 norms, no sedan in India offers a diesel engine under Rs. 20 lakh.

Q. Which are the safest sedans under 20 Lakh?

The Skoda Slavia and the Volkswagen Virtus are the safest sedans under 20 lakh in India. Both come with a perfect 5-star GNCAP safety rating.

Q. Which is the best sedan offering ADAS in India under 20 Lakh?

The Honda City and the Hyundai Verna are the best sedans in India offering ADAS under 20 Lakh.

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