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Best Cars for Daily Use in India (2017) for Every Price Range!

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There was a time when people, in general, didn’t have cars, and those who had, took it out only when the whole family moved together. But the times have changed. From the biggest businessman in the country, to its lower level of executive staff, everyone wants a car, owing to the fast paced nature of the work these days.

Not only cars are more convenient to travel, but they are also definitely safer, especially in heavy traffic conditions.Hence, the cars are also changing their use, from an occasional family outing to daily commute for work. When you use your car daily, naturally, it demands more of care and maintenance, which becomes more expensive along with the constant expenditure on fuel.

It is hard to say for any one model to be the best in the fully flourishing industry, but with the upgradation in automobile technology, today’s cars offer high fuel efficiency, easy operations and smooth drive.These are the three basic headers under which the performance of any vehicle is judged.

Here we are presenting a detailed analysis of top cars for daily use in India basing their performance on these three points. We’ll also be discussing other factors like its design, space and cost-effectiveness (both purchase and maintenance) to render them best cars for daily use. Starting from low budget cars to high end ones, we’ll help you make the ultimate car-buying decision.

Low range cars (3 to 7 L): These cars are the best choice for lower middle class to middle class demographic, especially since the expenditure for maintenance of these cars is very less. Moreover, they are fuel efficient and they are no less than other cars in terms of power, so much so that you can also commute from one city to another as and when needed.

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Maruti Celerio

Maruti Celerio

Known to be the most fuel efficient car in the range of powerful engines, Celerio makes its mark as the most favourite 5 seater car in India. It is highly cost effective when it comes to the maintenance part, and its purchase on road cost is also quite less, which makes it the most affordable car which even a lower middle class person can afford.

For a small hatchback, it flaunts an impressive boot space of 235 liter. Plus, its sleek design gives it a stylish feel even with the hatchback.

Characteristic features Value Points out of 5
Mileage 23 to 27kmpl 5
Power 47 BHP @3500 RPM 5
Price on road INR 5.4 L approx 4.5
Maintenance cost (per year) INR 5000 approx 5
Design Functional looking 3.5
Bootspace 235 liter 4
Other special features Automatic gear variant available, ABS 5

 

Maruti Swift DZire

 maruti swift dzire

What could be better than a sedan with powerful engine under INR 7L? Probably, the fact that it can be maintained at a very low cost. Swift Dzire from Maruti Suzuki is just that. It is very fuel efficient, good for daily commute and its service also doesn’t cost much to a stingy pocket.

It sports a generous look with stylish elongated headlights and a lot of boot space. The new model coming up in 2017 is expected to have even better design.

Characteristic features Value Points out of 5
Mileage 18 to 24 kmpl 5
Power 74bhp@4000rpm 4
Price on road INR 7 L approx 5
Maintenance cost (per year) INR 8000 approx 4.5
Design Elegant 4
Boot space 316 litre 3
Other special features ABS and EBD 4
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Honda Amaze

 

Honda Amaze

Living up to its name, Honda amaze is indeed an amazing sedan.It’s an economy vehicle, but has the quality of engine and features comparable to those of the higher class of cars.

It is not just the best car for its price, but also a lot more than this price range can afford; giving everyone a fair chance to drive in style, without being held back by the limits of their wallets.

Characteristic features Value Points out of 5
Mileage 15 to 23 kmpl 4.5
Power 86.7bhp@6000rpm 5
Price on road INR 7 L approx 5
Maintenance cost (per year) INR 10000 approx 4
Design Smart 4.5
Boot space 510 litre 5
Other special features Has the lightest engine 3

 

Chevrolet Sail

Chevrolet Sail

Chevrolet Sail is one of the very few sedan cars that have size and shape comparable to those of the classic sedans, but are available in the mid-range budget.

Chevy vehicles boast of their robust body structures and lower maintenance costs, but sail also gives an added advantage to its users, which is of having a stylish car, without getting tangled into the endless expenses for fuel and maintenance.

 

Characteristic features Value Points out of 5
Mileage 16 to 22 kmpl 4
Power 77bhp@ 4000rpm 4
Price on road INR 8 L approx 4.5
Maintenance cost (per year) Avails offer of paying for service for 6 years at once, INR 22000 approx 5
Design Modish 5
Boot space 370 litre 3
Other special features Strong single frame cabin 4

 

Medium range cars (7.1 to 12 L)

 

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

When this car came out in the market for the first time, the market was dominated by Ford Ecosport solely, which was then, the only compact SUV (5 seater). But the reviews of the Ecosport users weren’t as great as Ford had expected, but when Brezza came out, it stole the market and became the most favorite car of the youngsters, who wanted a sporty SUV, but not too big.

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Brezza brags of a Jeep like sporty design and the best mileage among the cars of this range.

Characteristic features Value Points out of 5
Mileage 17 to 24 kmpl 5
Power 89 bhp @ 4,000 rpm 4
Price on road INR 9 L approx 5
Maintenance cost (per service) INR 7500 approx 4.5
Design Good-looking 5
Boot space 328 litre 3
Other special features sub-compact SUV 5

 

Honda City

Honda City

People don’t even remember when Honda City actually came out in the market, all they know is that it is the most reliable, affordable and high-performance car. And that’s how it has been holding the most preferred car position among the people who have the financial capacity to buy it.

With the minor change in design and shape, Honda City’s quality has never been compromised. It has always been the number 1car for daily use for family, for countless years, continues to be so, and we hope it will always be.

Characteristic features Value Points out of 5
Mileage 16 to 25 kmpl 5
Power 117 bhp 5
Price on road INR 13 L approx 4
Maintenance cost (per service) INR 8000 approx 4
Design Bold and trendy 4
Boot space 510 litre 5
Other special features Sturdy 4

 

Hyundai Elite i20

 

 

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