Best Value For Money Cars Available in India - Under Rs.12L
Top Hatchback,Sedan and SUVs That Offer The Best Value for Money!
Finding a balance between features and budget is what we prioritise while buying a new car. A car that fits in our budget and also does the job effectively by providing a long list of features makes it wear the ‘Value For Money’ title. Here we give you some car buying advice on the best value for money cars in the Indian Car market that are pocket friendly to buy and own. We talk about cars of different segments with some of their worthy quirks along with the pricing.
Best Value For Money Hatchbacks
1. Tata Tiago
Starting off with the homegrown brand, Tata’s Tiago is one of the safest cars in its segment holding a 4-star safety rating from the Global N-CAP. Tiago’s new updated BS6 engines offer enough grunt from the 1.2L Revotron engine that makes 85bhp of power. Aiding the powerful 1.2L engine is its 23.84 km/l ARAI claimed mileage which brings in enough kilometres on a full tank.
Talking about the features, this car has them in plenty. It manages to impress the buyers with its striking exterior colours options and updated interiors. It gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system mated to an astonishing 8 speaker audio system by Harmann. Other features list checks
Cooled glove box
Digital instrument cluster
Pricing starts at Rs. 3.04 lac
2. Renault Kwid
The concept of micro SUVs has seen substantial increase looking at the perks of the high ground clearance with tiny dimensions. Renault’s midlife update on the Kwid that we saw months before has made the car look smarter and crisper than before. The car now houses some sleek looking DRLs that enhances the front fascia of the vehicle and the surplus of funky decals with vibrant colours also add more on the looks.
Getting inside the Kwid, the enhancement has been carried on the inside too with some coloured stripes on the seat covers as well as the dashboard.
It gets a 20.32cm touchscreen infotainment system with rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. The digital instrument cluster on the car also makes it easy for the driver to read the different informatics of the vehicle.
Pricing starts at Rs. 3.04 lac
Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R has two petrol engines to go for. Available with company fitted CNG option it becomes the most affordable car on the list while considering the running costs. Though the CNG option is limited to the 1.0L engine, you can opt Wagon-R with an AMT gearbox option for both the engines.- 1.0L & 1.2L.
Based on Maruti’s Heartect platform, the new Wagon-R is spacious than before.
It also gets dual-tone interiors with a touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The new car is a step ahead from the previous generation model and the brand has uplifted in every possible sector.
Listing more on the features, it includes
Steering mounted controls
341 litres of boot space
Internally adjustable ORVMs
Pricing starts at Rs. 4.50 lac
The third-generation Swift is the most premium car than the earlier generations.
It may not give you the agility like the first-gen but it surely has that Swift nature.
The current car for sale sports the 1.2L petrol engine that makes 83 ps of power. It also has an option of an AMT gearbox that may stand an easy option for the daily commuters.
The reason it is also value for money is also the combination of driving dynamics and efficiency. Moving ahead on the looks, the car has some small details that make it look sportier such as the concealed rear door handles, circular AC vents, flat-bottom steering wheel and many more.
Pricing starts at Rs. 5.19 lac
BEST VALUE FOR MONEY - SEDANS
Verna is the greatest rival of the segment leader- Honda City. Now that the Verna is the most equipped sedan with all of the essential nifty features- and that makes it a great package for the price you pay for it. Starting with a price tag of just Rs. 9.31 lac (ex-showroom) it is largely a value for money proposition for the Indian buyers who are looking for a mid-size sedan.
The stout feature list of this vehicle consists of 20.32cm touchscreen infotainment, Arkamys premium sound system, paddle shifters, Hyundai’s blue link connected car tech, push-button start, wireless charger, 6 airbags and many more.
There are three engine options available on the Hyundai Verna.
1.5L U2 CRDi Diesel Engine.
1.0L Kappa Turbo GDi Petrol Engine.
1.5L MPi Petrol Engine
Gearbox options are- 6 Speed Manual, Automatic torque converter, DCT.
Pricing starts at Rs. 9.31 lac
2. Honda Amaze
Honda Amaze is bigger and better in every dimension from its predecessor. The spacious cabin and nifty interior features like push-button start, steering mounted controls, automatic AC makes this compact sedan a valuable option to consider.
The USP of the car being the CVT gearbox makes the drive smoother and easier.
The Amaze comes with two engine options- 1.2L petrol & 1.5L diesel.
Another noteworthy merit of the car is its 4-star safety rating from the G-NCAP.
Talking more about the safety features the car is equipped with ISOFIX child seat mounts, a rearview camera, ABS with EBD and dual airbags standard across all variants.
Pricing starts at Rs. 6.30 lac
BEST VALUE FOR MONEY - COMPACT SUVs
1. Tata Nexon
Tata Nexon is one of the best cars from the company. With a slew of features, spacious interior and robust looking design, it ticks all the boxes that are necessary for a compact SUV. Besides, Petrol and Diesel engine, Nexon also has an EV (Electric Vehicle) option and is available with 6 colour options and dual-tone paint scheme, the car looks imposing. The interiors of the facelift Nexon are also tweaked a bit with a better infotainment system that has Tata’s iRA connected car technology.
Being a Tata, it doesn’t fail to impress with its safety technology as the Nexon gets a 5-star safety rating from the NCAP & other safety features such as :
Electronic Traction Control
Emergency Brake assist
Hill Hold Control
Electronic Brake Pre-fill
Brake Disc Wiping
Tata has updated the Nexon with the new Revotorq and Revotron engines which are BS6 compliant. These both engines can go with a manual or an AMT gearbox.
Pricing starts at Rs. 6.99 lac
The car that just introduced the iMT technology in our country is the hottest selling car in its segment with aggresive pricing and has also received the ICOTY 2020 award. Currently on sale with 3 engines & gearbox options, it provides a lot of choices on the table with the only one offering three types of automatics. Choice is value for money.
Talking about the features, it is packed with all of the modern-day features such as Hyundai’s connected car tech- Blue Link, sunroof, TPMS, hill assist, 20.32cm touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay & Android Auto, Arkamys sound mood and many more.
Moreover, the company has also introduced a new ‘Sport’ trim for the car that gets some sporty elements like D-Cut steering wheel, sporty red exterior inserts, paddle shifters for DCT variant and a new exterior paint option.
Pricing starts at Rs. 6.70 lac
BEST VALUE FOR MONEY - MUVs
Ertiga is a good value for money MUV from the largest carmaker in our country. The car efforts in seating 7 passengers but the third row is best suited for children.
The dashboard of the Ertiga is sleek where the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system is mounted. This infotainment is equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and the audio quality also seems pretty decent.
The beige finish on the interior and large window areas of the car gives the car an airy feeling and roof-mounted blowers ensure the rear passengers remain cool.
The Ertiga is available with a single 1.5L petrol engine either with a 5 Speed manual or a 4 Speed torque converter gearbox.
Features of the Ertiga includes :
LED tail lamps
15-inch alloy wheels
Optional company fitted S-CNG
Pricing starts at Rs. 7.59 lac.
Triber has been well received and has helped Renault to increase the sales in India. Renault Triber, which is a very affordable family car manages to provide plenty of utilitarian features for the price you pay for it. With the addition of the third-row seating, it can reach 7 passengers to their destination with some amount of luggage.
You can also completely remove the third row of seating and increase your boot carrying capacity for extra luggage space.
Moving ahead on the engine, the Triber is powered by a 1.0L Petrol engine that makes 72 ps of power. The engine is mated to a 5 Speed manual or an AMT transmission. Renault sells the Triber in 4 trim options but you can opt for the AMT in the RXL trim level only.
Pricing starts at Rs. 4.99 lac.
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