Top 10 Cars to Buy within your Budget for Daily Use - Small, Economical, Easy to Drive and Park
The cities that we live in today are getting more cramped and even more crowded day by day. Parking space is an issue, cost is an issue and fuel prices are increasing. Thus for cities, there are specific city cars that are small in size with peppy fuel effiicient engine for good mileage and easy to drive and park.
In this article we list out the best city cars that you can buy for crowded metros. Read on for the best city car in India 2020.
1. Maruti Alto
The Alto post BS6 is now safer, better equipped while at heart the 800cc petrol engine remains fuel efficient and also offers decent performance. It is amongst the most affordable cars that you can right now while the updated design makes it look better with a new look. It is however still too basic but on a budget this is still the best choice. Recommended variant to buy - Alto VXi.
2. Renault Kwid
The Kwid is one of the best choices in the entry level hatchback segment and makes for an excellent city car. It is also one of the new best city cars in India. Post the updated styling, it now looks more premium while having features like a rear camera helps it a lot in being a great choice. The AMT 1.0 brings the advantage of an automatic also. Recommended variant to buy - RXT 1.0 AMT.
The S-Presso is the closest you can get to an entry level mini SUV with the slight SUV like styling and excellent ground clearance. Its small dimensions plus the high rising driving position gives you a clear view out plus taking u-turns is very easy along with dodging potholes. The engine is efficient and very responsive while both the manual and the AMT are fun along with being convenient. Recommended variant to buy - VXi(O).
The Wagon R is perhaps the best city car if you want space along with hatchback proportions. The Wagon R has lots of space and the new generation brought in more engine options along with better interiors. There is a more modern infotainment system and more safety equipment too. The Wagon R now also gets 1.2 petrol which is smooth and quite efficient. Recommended variant to buy - ZXi 1.2 AMT
The new Santro is a fairly spacious city car but is also compact on the outside while the interior has the typical Hyundai quality which is high. The equipment is fairly long for its class and the AMT on offer is pretty much the smoothest one at the most affordable price. Being a city car, having a cost efficient AMT automatic is very important and that’s why it is here on this list. Recommended variant to buy - Sportz AMT.
As far as city cars are concerned the Nios would be the top choice when it comes to premium city cars. The Nios looks great and more importantly features a high quality interior with features normally seen on much more expensive cars like the wireless charger and rear ac vents. The Nios is also perfectly sized for the urban jungle while the AMT options on both the diesel and petrol, gives you the widest choice. Recommended variant to buy - ASTA AMT 1.2L
7. Maruti Swift
The Swift brand name needs no introduction and it has been one of the most popular cars. As a city car, the new Swift in many ways is perfect with the sporty styling and premium design which appeals to the youth more. In the city you will love the smooth and fun 1.2l petrol while gearshift on the manual is excellent. While still being decently spacious and efficient, the Swift is fun and city cars need to be that. Recommended variant to buy - ZXi.
8. Ford Figo
Another city car that is fun to drive is the Figo from Ford. Powered by both diesel and petrol engines the Figo is quite fun yet still having a robust suspension for a hatchback to tackle city roads. The Figo feels energetic and sporty. It may lack some features but it gets the basics and more plus delivering performance along with fuel economy. Recommended variant to buy - Titanium petrol.
9. Tata Tiago
The Tiago changed Tata Motors and also the entry level city car segment with its good looks, quality cabin and a value for money price-tag. With the facelift the package is now stronger with better looks and a new look interior with more features. It drops its diesel but the one to buy is the petrol anyways. You will love the Tiago for its features including a fantastic audio system and good space within a compact foot-print. Recommended variant to buy - XZ Plus manual.
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