Best Reliable Cars to Buy in India | Best Cars in 2020
We get you list of Highest Quality Cars from All Segments - Hatchback, Sedan, SUV, MUV
Reliable cars are liked by consumers for their superior build quality, refined engine, easy and problem free maintenance. In addition, the term reliable cars doesn’t mean that a lot of money has to be spent on them. With just the basic and period service, there are even affordable cars that run smoothly with peace of mind and last long runs on the odometer. Hence, we at MyNewCar get to you the top seven list of reliable cars in their respective segment which have scored better quality performance according to the 2019 India Initial Quality Study by JD Power.
Before we start with the list of reliable cars in India, let's first know what exactly is the Initial Quality Study which is conducted by JD Power. In this study, the initial quality is measured according to the number of problems experienced in 100 vehicles of the specific model during the ownership period of 2-6 months. During this period of ownership around 200 problems across eight different categories ranging from engine and transmission, HVAC (heating, ventilating and cooling), driving experience, vehicle exterior, vehicles interior, features, seats and entertainment and navigation were studied. Here the lowest score reflects the highest quality cars with less problems in India.
1. Best Quality Small Hatchback in India - Hyundai Santro
Price Range: Rs 4.57 lakh - Rs 6.25 lakh Ex-Showroom, India
Problems per 100 Vehicles (PP 100): 54/100
The Hyundai Santro made a comeback in the Indian market in 2018 after it was discontinued owing to the slow sales and making way for the i10 and the Grand i10 which were more profitable back then. The Korean automotive manufacturer offers the Santro with more features that give a tough competition to its rivals. Now it also comes loaded with a factory-fitted CNG kit as well. As per the 2019 India Initial Quality Study by JD Power, the Hyundai Santro ranks first in the entry-level hatchback segment with a score of 54 PP / 100.
2. Best Quality Premium Hatchback in India - Hyundai Elite i20
Price Range: Rs 6.49 lakh - Rs 8.30 lakh Ex-Showroom, India
Problems per 100 Vehicles (PP 100): 57/100
Hyundai replaced the i20 with the launch of the Elite i20 and with this it got a sporty design, upgraded interiors and modern features and technology. As of now, the Hyundai Elite i20 is one of the most sporty looking and reliable premium hatchbacks with its ease of maintenance, value for money and peppy powertrain. It is expected that this premium hatchback will be replaced with a new gen this year around the festive season. As per the 2019 India Initial Quality Study by JD Power, the Hyundai Elite i20 ranks first in the premium hatchback segment with a score of 57 PP / 100.
3. Best Quality Compact Sedan in India - Honda Amaze
Price Range: Rs 6.21 lakh - Rs 9.99 lakh Ex-Showroom, India
Problems per 100 Vehicles (PP 100): 75/100
Honda is well known for the reliable engines and durable build quality, we surely can see well maintained old Honda City’s still plying on the road. With the launch of the Amaze, Honda successfully worked on the compact sedan segment and has been dominating it. Since its first launch, Honda has offered the Amaze with two minor facelifts and a major facelift. The Amaze is well known for its superior build quality, reliable engine and ease in maintenance. As per the 2019 India Initial Quality Study by JD Power, the Honda Amaze ranks first in the compact sedan segment with a score of 75 PP / 100.
4. Best Quality Mid-Size Sedan in India - Hyundai Verna
Price Range: Rs 9.30 lakh - Rs 15.09 lakh Ex-Showroom, India
Problems per 100 Vehicles (PP 100): 63/100
The Hyundai Verna was launched back in 2008 and since then it has been one of the most loved sedans in the Indian market. Over the years, the Verna has been offered many facelifts and new generations upgrades. The Verna is well known for its distinctive looks, modern features and technology, reliable motor, good performance and also being budget-friendly in its segment. As per the 2019 India Initial Quality Study by JD Power, the Hyundai Verna ranks first in the sedan segment with a score of 63 PP / 100.
5. Best Quality MUV in India - Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Price Range: Rs 7.58 lakh - Rs 10.12 lakh Ex-Showroom, India
Problems per 100 Vehicles (PP 100): 49/100
With the MPV segment dominated by the Toyota Innova Crysta, Maruti Suzuki brought in the Ertiga and it has been successful throughout the years. Since its launch, it has been offered many updates and with the latest gen introduced it has not only achieved styling updates but it is now larger and more modern than its predecessor. With the BS6 emission norms coming into place it has lost its diesel engine, but it gets the SHVS mild hybrid system to the petrol engine and it also gets a factory-fitted CNG kit as well. Maruti has also launched the XL6 which is the premium version of the New Ertiga. As per the 2019 India Initial Quality Study by JD Power, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga ranks first in the MPV segment with a score of 49 PP / 100.
6. Best Quality Compact SUV in India - Hyundai Venue
Price Range: Rs 6.70 lakh - Rs 11.63 lakh Ex-Showroom, India
Problems per 100 Vehicles (PP 100): 52/100
Recently, Hyundai launched the Venue in the Indian market which is a compact SUV. With this, the Venue offers various powertrain options which consist of petrol and diesel engines along with manual and automatic gearboxes. Along with the modern and futuristic design, the Venue also gets many creature comfort features in a very economical price range as compared to its rivals. As per the 2019 India Initial Quality Study by JD Power, the Hyundai Venue ranks first in the compact SUV segment with a score of 52 PP / 100.
7. Best Quality Mid-Size SUV in India - Hyundai Creta
Price Range: Rs 9.99 lakh - Rs 17.20 lakh Ex-Showroom, India
Problems per 100 Vehicles (PP 100): 63/100
Recently, Hyundai updated the Creta with a new design language. It carries over the design elements from the global design language and it surely looks very modern as compared to its predecessor. The 2020 Hyundai Creta is equipped with many modern features and technology and it also gets some of the best features in its segment along with car connected technology. Being a midsize SUV it surely gives the full-size SUVs a run for their money in terms of reliability and ease in maintenance. As per the 2019 India Initial Quality Study by JD Power, the Hyundai Creta ranks first in the SUV segment with a score of 63 PP / 100.
According to the 2019 India Initial Quality Study, we got to know that around 28% of the owners who have replaced or brought a new additional vehicle and they have reported more problems as compared to the first time buyers. On an average, first-time car buyers have reported a score of 57 PP / 100, whereas buyers who have replaced or purchased additional vehicles have reported a score of 98 PP / 100.
Coming to some key factors found in the 2019 study, we get to know that the number of problems related to the engine and transmission category has significantly improved as compared to the previous study. On the other hand, as we have seen that the number of complex technical problems in cars have been increasing with more electronics in them.
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