Best Cars Under 5 Lakhs


The Indian car market has grown many folds in the last two decades. Some of you might remember the pre-2000 era when an average car buyer was restricted to choosing from 3-4 models. Well, today, the consumer is spoilt for choice and has at least a dozen options in each segment to choose from. Of course, the entry-level segments witness the biggest action. If you have roughly Rs 5 lakh to spend on a new car today, good chances are that the decision-making process will leave you thoroughly confused. There are just so many options to choose from. Our list of the Best Cars Under 5 Lakhs will help you make this important decision. Basically, we have hand-picked Top Five Cars Under Rs 5 Lakh in India and put together information on their prices, specification, mileage, etc.

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Best Cars Under 5 Lakhs – Full List with Details

Seen below is a list of cars that qualify as the top cars under Rs 5 lakh in India. This list comprises of six cars. Unlike you might have thought, this group of cars isn’t made up entirely of hatchbacks. You can actually get yourself a sedan or an SUV for less than 5 lakh rupees. Read on for full details on each of this car. Oh, and yes, there’s an optional AMT in case you’re looking for added convenience.

Renault Kwid 1.0

Price Rs 3.83 – 4.49 Lakh
Specifications 1.0-litre, 67 BHP, 91 Nm
Mileage 23.01 KMPL

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The Renault Kwid is the least priced car in our list of top cars under Rs 5 lakh. Actually, it is the only car here that belongs to the A-segment. The reason we have included this over the very popular Maruti Suzuki Alto is simple – The Kwid offers all the attributes of a low-maintenance small car along with many traits of a small crossover. You get a really high ground clearance, a very large boot, a touchscreen navigation system and the 1.0-litre SCe engine is sufficiently powerful.

Tata Tiago

Price Rs 4.47 – 4.99 Lakh
  • Petrol – 1.2-litre, 84 BHP, 114 Nm
  • Diesel – 1.05-litre, 69 BHP, 140 Nm
  • Petrol – 23.84 KMPL
  • Diesel – 27.28 KMPL

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The Tiago has to be among the most well-sorted cars from Tata. It offers a sufficiently airy cabin, a modern design, frugal engines, low maintenance cost at a very attractive price point. The Tiago is definitely one of the best cars under 5 lakhs in India and finds a well-deserved spot on this list.  Even the Tiago is available with both a 5-speed manual and AMT. Rs 5 lakh can get you mid-level variants of both the Petrol- and Diesel-powered Tiago.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Petrol

Price Rs 4.56 Lakh
Specifications 1.2-litre, 82 BHP, 113 Nm
Mileage 20.89 KMPL

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You can buy yourself a base model of the petrol-powered Ignis for less than Rs 5 lakh. The Ignis is a really likeable compact crossover that offers all the features of a typical B-segment hatchback along with most of the attributes of a compact SUV. While the base model won’t get you bells and whistles like the SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system, it will still have power windows, power steering, and most importantly, ABS and dual front airbags.

Maruti Suzuki Swift Petrol

Price Rs 4.8-5.0 Lakh
Specifications 1.2-litre, 83.11 BHP, 115 Nm
Mileage 20.40 KMPL


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The Maruti Swift is about to reach the end of its career, but that doesn’t take away the fact that it’s still one of the best cars under 5 lakhs. You can easily get yourself a petrol-powered LXi or LXI(O) trim in this price range. The latter offers all the essentials like power steering, power windows, ABS, front airbags and central locking. Powered by the excellent 1.2-litre K-series petrol engine, the Swift petrol offers a maximum power of 83.11 BHP and a peak torque of 115 Nm. The engine offers an ARAI-certified mileage of 20.40 KMPL.

Hyundai Grand i10 Petrol

Price Rs 4.59 Lakh
Specifications 1.2-litre, 2 BHP, 114Nm
Mileage 18.90 KMPL

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The Hyundai Grand i10 is yet another brilliant car that just about manages to make it to our list of top cars under Rs 5 lakh. You can get the base petrol model for less than Rs 5 lakh. The Grand i10, which got a facelift a few months back, offers a good mix of performance, efficiency, cabin space, and ride comfort. Of course, the great service quality by Hyundai Motors India Ltd is another benefit.

Tata Tigor Petrol

Price Rs 4.65 – 4.99 Lakh
Specifications 1.2-litre, 84 BHP, 114 Nm
Mileage 20.30 KMPL

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The Tigor is the only sedan in our list of top cars under Rs 5 lakh. This Tiago-based notchback is actually a sub 4-metre sedan. We still can’t get over that fantastic design, this one’s definitely the most attractive compact sedan we have ever seen. Rs 5 lakh can get you a base- and mid-level trim of the petrol Tigor. So, basically, you get a decent 1.2-litre petrol engine that offers good performance and sufficiently higher fuel mileage. You also get a spacious cabin, a very attractive design and a good ride quality. The Tigor is the easiest way to enter the sedan club.

So, what do you think of our list of best cars under 5 lakhs? Do you want us to include any other car in this list of top cars under Rs 5 lakh? If so, share your feedback through the comments section below. Also, stay tuned to Car Blog India for more such posts and latest news on cars and motorcycles in India.

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