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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.

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

 

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.

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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.

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

 

 

With its extra-powerful high-technology engine, Hyundai Elite i20 stands out from the crowd of its competitor. What gives it another fair advantage is its stylish body and classy cabin insides.

Although not quite cheap to maintain as other cars of that range, it gives complete satisfaction to its driver by making the drive very smooth, hence, coming forth as a value for money vehicle.

Characteristic features Value Points out of 5
Mileage 16-20 kmpl 3.5
Power 83 bhp 3
Price INR 10.5 L approx 4
Maintenance cost (per service) INR 12000 approx 3
Design Stylish 4.5
Boot space 285 litre 4.5
Other special features Powerful high class engine 5
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Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

If there is anything that can be said about this car, it will be just the single word, ‘perfect’. Perfect shape. Perfect size. Perfect style. Perfect power. Perfect space and equally perfect everything else. It is the best buy for the value of money and its maintenance is fairly cheap.

Maruti Suzuki is known to make highest mileage cars in India. The mileage Ciaz gives is excellent and it sports a high-class sedan looks.When SX4 was called off from the market, the people were disappointed, but when Ciaz was launched, it washed off all the grievances, it was even better than SX4.

Characteristic features Value Points out of 5
Mileage 18 to 27 kmpl 5
Power 91 bhp 4
Price on road INR 10.5 L approx 5
Maintenance cost (per service) INR 5000 approx 5
Design Long and sleek 5
Boot space 510 litre 5
Other special features Value for money 5

 

Upper medium range (12.1 to 25 L)

 

Skoda Octavia

The name says it all! It has been in the market for so many years, and never has it ever let down its users even once. A higher class sedan, Octavia has an enormous boot space, impressive mileage and solid metal body. It doesn’t know dents. Although its service centres are not found everywhere in the country, and if needed, a normal mechanic can’t even repair the car, but that’s a ‘supposedly’ situation.

It’s not one of those cars which will break down in the middle of the road; it’s one of the most reliable semi-luxury cars in the market.

Characteristic features Value Points out of 5
Mileage 15 to 19 kmpl 5
Power 138 bhp @ 4000-6000 rpm 5
Price on road INR 20 L approx 4.5
Maintenance cost (per service) INR 14000 approx 4.5
Design Elite 4.5
Boot space 590 litres, expandable to 1580 litres by folding back seats 5
Other special features High-performing premium sedan 5

 

Mahindra Scorpio

Fashioned by many young politicians, sports persons and adventurous personalities, Scorpio is the best choice among the SUVs. Many SUVs came and went since its launch, but it has held its place high, never defeated by any other SUV in its range.

It’s remarkable that it has such a powerful body and engine, yet a great mileage and low maintenance cost. The drive is very smooth and the interiors are as comfortable as a luxury car. Scorpio I surely No.1 in its class and its sporty look is enhanced by its designer finish, making it desirable among all the SUV lovers.

 

Characteristic features Value Points out of 5
Mileage 12 to 14 kmpl 4
Power 120 bhp @ 4000rpm 4
Price on road 14 L approx 5
Maintenance cost (per service) INR 8000 approx if followed service schedule diligently 5
Design Robust SUV 5
Boot space 460 litre 4
Other special features Very smooth power drive 5

 

Toyota Corolla Altis

Seen as the luxury car of the upper middle class, Corolla is no less than any luxury car in the comfort and convenience; it just lacks, whatever that is, which comes with the name of Mercedes Benz, BMW and Audi.

Slightly less than luxury cars in terms of power and price, Corolla is also a big hit among its users for daily use, be it an senior leadership level person in a MNC, or the prestigious people working on high positions in the public sectors, they prefer it over the classic named luxury cars.

 

Characteristic features Value Points out of 5
Mileage 10-21 kmpl 5
Power 87.2 bhp @3800 rpm 3.5
Price on road INR 21 L approx 4
Maintenance cost (per service) INR 9000 approx 4.5
Design Classic long sedan 5
Boot space 475 litre 4.5
Other special features Added comfort and convenience in the cabin 5
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Hyundai Elantra

Flashing a brilliant outgoing cardesign, Elantra looks like the super-modelof sedan cars with same flawless figure, beauty and elegance. The powerful engine gives this stylish car an edge for high performance.

The interiors are equally noteworthy with their memory front seats which can also be heated and ventilated as per requirement.

Apart from that, other elements of interior of Elantra cabin are luxuriously chosen and installed.

Characteristic features Value Points out of 5
Mileage 14 to 22 kmpl 5
Power 147.45 bhp @ 4700 rpm 5
Price on road INR 19 L approx 5
Maintenance cost (per service) INR 6000 approx 5
Design Brilliant outgoing design 5
Boot space 420 litre 4
Other special features Heated, ventilated, memory front seats 4.5

 

Upper range (Above 25.1 L)

Mercedez Benz E series

The biggest and the oldest name in the world of Luxury cars, Mercedez Benz maintains a class that no other class can maintain for such a long period of time.

Characteristic features Value Points out of 5
Mileage 8 to 13 kmpl 3.5
Power 395 bhp 5
Price on road INR 80 L approx 4.5
Maintenance cost (per service) Package of INR 85000 for 3 years 5
Design “sensual Purity” design 5
Boot space 540 litre 5
Other special features Touch sensitive control pads on steering wheel 5

 

Audi A8

A higher version in A series of Audi sedan, it is mostly classic in its look, but hints of a sports lovingluxury assemble. Its headlights and taillights are extra-ordinarily glamorous and are recognized even from a great distance.

Characteristic features Value Points out of 5
Mileage 10 to 16 kmpl 5
Power 345 bhp 4.5
Price on road INR 1.5 cr approx 4
Maintenance cost (per service) On request
Design Sporty sleek flashy design 5
Boot space 520 litre 5
Other special features

 

BMW 7 series

The first choice of high class businessmen, BMW 7 series is the latest in its range. With an attractive mileage, and lumpsum-paid hassle-free servicing, it becomes the most desirable car of all time.

Characteristic features Value Points out of 5
Mileage 10 to 16 kmpl 5
Power 265bhp@4000rpm 4
Price on road INR 1.9 cr 4
Maintenance cost (per service) INR 1.68 L per 3 years 4
Design Stylish classic luxury design 5
Boot space 515 litre 5
Other special features

 

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

A handsome looking SUV, range rover Evoque offers a high ground clearance and unique 20” five split-spoke ‘Style 527’ alloy wheels. It comes with the maintenance package, thus ensuring one doesn’t have to pay too much for the service.

 

Characteristic features Value Points out of 5
Mileage 10-12 kmpl 4.5
Power 187.7 bhp 3
Price on road INR 80 L approx 4.5
Maintenance cost (per year) INR 30000 approx 4.5
Design Stylish compact luxury SUV 5
Boot space 420 litre, can be expanded to 1445 litre by folding rear seats 4.5
Other special features Unique 20” five split-spoke ‘Style 527’ alloy wheels 5

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All these cars are the best according to their range and offer a lot to their users than what they pay for. There are other cars in the market which are quite good and can be bought by people, but these are a few hand-picked models in each category that never fail their users.

These models get the stamp of ‘the best cars’ for daily use in India.

So, which one are you going to choose?

Reply in comments below and find out which is the most loved car among these.

 

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