Looking to buy a car that satisfies your pocket budget?

While the Indian automobile industry has matured very much with the growing launch of new models in new price sections, one cannot negate the fact that a chunk of measures still comes from vehicles priced under INR 5 lakh.  However, fresher and more proficient models are available under this price segment of five Lakh that offer an excellent mix of affordability and vigorous performance as well.

Additionally, there are a lot of other advantages to buying a car under five lakhs.  They are more affordable to insure, secure, and run on a regular basis.  It is, hence, without any doubt, why some of these affordable and best vehicles in India fall below this rate.  Have a tour and do read it until the end!

Also, please note that the prices indicated in the list are ex-showroom price.

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

After a long wait, Maruti Suzuki decided to follow the success formula determined by the Renault Kwid of SUV in an entry-level hatchback with the S-Presso.  It had an enormous amount of shoes to fill and is considered a replacement model of the Maruti Alto K10, which will soon be terminated.

The S-Presso relies on the attempted and examined 1.0-litre three-cylinder K10B petrol engine, available with an engine of the highest power and 90 Nm of peak torque.  The costs of the Maruti S-Presso range within INR 3.71-4.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Hyundai Santro

The sunshine car is back!  The SRK-waali car!  The Santro is the most affordable car on Hyundai’s list and one of the lowest at cost for 4-cylinder wheels in India.  Stuffed with practicality, best technology, and unbelievable dependability, this Hyundai built a rock-solid bond with many first-time Indian car buyers.  The design tends to look too busy.  At some point, at the front face, it seems like a mashup of the i10 (discontinued).  Well, it does not look all that as a tall boy!

In terms of driving, it offers a stable gearbox with quick throws, which makes your city tour satisfactory.  The engine in Santro is very clean and performs very well at the mid-range.  However, there are sections where it appears like a step-down.  For example, it drops out of any of the swag given by LED parts in the headlamps.  In addition, the wheels are not ceded to any of the modifications.  Overall, you can have a great city car under Rs. 5 lakh budget with Hyundai Santro.

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

Replace people with the baggage of any size, and the Wagon R comes into its own factor.  The Maruti Wagon R has been an enduring success story from day one of its origins in the Indian car business and a major donor in making Maruti Suzuki the number one in terms of sales.

It has a bigger engine that makes a peppy car to enjoy a fun drive, whether you are stopping by city traffic or taking the family on a weekend holiday.  The suspension is attuned to favor of pleasure rather than handling.  Therefore, this car will go over minor road waves without disturbing its riders, and even major ones are allotted with comparable grace.  Starting with the price of Rs 4.46 lakh, this offers a new level of ability in its ride and you will not hear its suspension crash when bargaining with huge potholes.

Tata Tiago

Tata, fortunately, made a prosperous comeback in the Indian market with the Tiago.  It fascinated the Indian audience with its fresh styling, premium build quality, and more subtle engine options.  For the 2020 model year, Tata has given the Tiago a moderate facelift and, thus, now looks like a baby Altroz with redesigned headlamps.  It has 15-inch diamondish alloys with a modernized 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the inside.  It also has an 8-speaker Harman audio system along with Android and Apple CarPlay.

Further, the Tiago is available in four trim levels: XZ, XZ+, XE, and XT along with six color options.  Obviously, it falls on the list to your Under 5 Lakh budget with the starting prices of the 2020 Tata Tiago at Rs 4.60 lakh.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800

One of the simplest picks in the entry-level segment, offering an adequate cabin space, ease of drive, and fuel-efficient engine.  Moreover, here, comfort is something that is best adjudicated personally.  Alto 800 is known as a city car with excellent fuel performance and effortless drivability.  In terms of features, the higher trims do offer touch screen functionality.  Now include safety like dual airbags and ABS. and we are sure the inadequate drop in performance will not bother too much.  All these updates keep it one of the simplest picks with coming at the cost of Rs 2.94 – 4.36 Lakh.  So cheap!

Datsun redi-GO

The trademark Datsun grille is now a size or two times larger, the Slimmer headlights, and the L-shaped LED DRLs to give the new redi-GO a modern look.  It has also given LED fog lamps, which is a segment-first specialty.  Gone is the asymmetrical dashboard design of the earlier model and it looks like a more conventional layout.  The dark color design, with a bit of silver plastic across the width, carries the cabin a special appeal.

Despite it is being the shortest car and having the shortest wheelbase, cabin space is quite enough.  Powered by a 54hp, 0.8-liter engine and a 68hp, we can drive the larger capacity petrol and can give a feel like to be mostly similar to the pre-facelift design.  Thus, it is more reliable, produces first-class styling, with a decent few features, making it worth analyzing for budget buyers as it is priced from Rs 2.83-4.16 lakh.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis

There is no denying the fact that the Ignis is one quirky-tempting looking car with a ‘just go and grab it or avoid it’ kind of look.  As provided how modification-friendly elements it dressed up with, many auto fanatics have been revising it, making it look more attention grabbing.  One such customization center is the ‘Speed Demonz’, which has changed the facelifted avatar of the Ignis, which was only propelled earlier this year.

Maruti sought to make the Ignis more amazing to the buyers by instilling some SUV-inspired parts, given the high prevalence levels SUVs are appreciating these days.  The Maruti Ignis is now proposed with a 1.2-liter four-cylinder petrol engine and is available with both 5-speed AMT gearbox options and a 5-speed manual.

Of course, Ignis is the most budget-friendly car in India, which can be yours for Rs 4.89 – 7.19 Lakh.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Maruti Suzuki has been experimenting with the next-gen Celerio on the roads for quite a while and now.  The current-gen Celerio has been for six years on roads now but it remains to clock in some good sales each month, irrespective of latest competition.  The 2020 Celerio is an all-new car and not just a mere facelift that will boast of entirely new styling, within and out.

We have the completely new center console with touchscreen infotainment for the first time in the Celerio.  In fact, there appears to be a fleeting similarity with the interiors of the prevailing-gen Wagon R on the new Celerio as well.  While the current-gen is completely powered by a 1.0-liter petrol engine, the new Celerio will receive two engines.  The 1.0-liter petrol engine will certainly be preserved but there will likely be a more robust 1.2-liter K-series engine as well.

However, with its expanded dimensions, a more strong engine, and a more capacious and feature furnished cabin, it could also give some fight to the peers of the Hyundai Grand i10.  In addition, without any compromise on the budget, you can experience the latest model at the value of Rs. 4.41 – 5.68 Lakh.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio X

It is the sibling of the Maruti Celerio but has more sporty peculiarities like a redesigned rear and front bumper along with black-painted alloy wheels.  One more variation in Celerio X over its common alternative is a chunky steering wheel.  It is conscious nonetheless, and more weight only earns it easy for new drivers to manage this car at great speed.  In addition, can only cost you somewhere between Rs. 4.90 – 5.67 Lakh.

However, the main demerit is that it is just the same as Celerio in having a cosmetic overhaul.  The sturdy rear and front bumper, in addition to an interior, only provides it a distinct look and not much in words of functionality.

Well, every wheel on this list has its own twists and features.  If your budget is somewhere around or under Rs. 5 lakh, then these can be your most suitable options available in the Indian market.

Thus, what do you believe to be the perfect match according to your budget for our list of best cars under five lakhs?  Also, if you wish to share more of the available options, which can be included in this list, do recommend it.

Siddhika Prajapati

Siddhika Prajapati

English Honors graduate and post graduated in journalism. A freelance writer and a nutritionist. A fashion, fitness, art, culture and travel writer, who loves to explore and experiment the experience through words with an add-ons of personal touch. Her passion for fashion, lifestyle and fitness is what motivates her to write regularly. Favourite Car: Audi R8 Quote: If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door