All the cars listed here posses all the qualities that an average Indian car buyers looks for

If you are an average Indian car buyer and have around 10 Lakh to spend for your family car then what are the few things that you keep in mind?

‘Fuel efficiency’, this particular word has become part and parcel of an Indian Auto industry now people tends to get their hands on the most fuel efficient cars that they could buy in India. The second thing that most of the Indian buyers are concentrating on these days is the safety that the cars provide, so if you are spending your hard earned 10 Lakh rupees behind a car, you should make sure that it is safe for you and your family. Beside all these, there are few other factors that you also have to keep in mind which include weather you like to choose between a diesel or petrol cars and whether the vehicle has some modern features in it or not.

So to put an end to your confusion we have picked out five cars which are all rounder in almost all the sense and qualities and also priced within the 10 Lakh price bracket.


5 Best Value For Money Cars Under INR 10 Lakhs Exterior
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The reason why we decided to put this SUV on top of the list and above Maruti Vitara Brezza is because of two reasons.

First of all the Ecosport gets both petrol and diesel engine as an option which is its biggest advantage over the Maruti Vitara Brezza. Second, this also happens to be the only SUV within 10 Lakh which offers option of 6 airbags. Ford also has plans to introduce the updated Ecosport this year only which comes with some modern features. However, the SUV which is on sale in India has also received some updates recently in the form of a few cosmetic updates to the exterior and addition of some new equipment to the interior. The Ecosport launched back in 2013, but is still one of the popular cars on the Indian market. Packed with many modern comfort and safety features onboard this is still one of the best SUV’s you can buy under 10 Lakh rupees.


Petrol Diesel
Engine 1.5 L Ti-VCT/1.0 L EcoBoost 1.5 L TDCi
POWER 110 bhp-140 Nm/124 bhp-170 Nm 99 bhp-205 Nm
Transmission 5-speed MT or 6-speed DCT/5-speed MT 5-speed MT
Mileage 15.8 kmpl/18.9 kmpl 22.7 kmpl
Price (ex-showroom Delhi) Rs. 7.18-10.46 lakh Rs. 7.83-10.76 lakh


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The main reason why we kept the Brezza in the second position is even after a year of its launch Maruti still hasn’t introduced a petrol engine yet. It is still offered with the 1.3 litre Diesel unit which is also powers some other Maruti cars as well. Unlike the Ford Ecosport which offers six airbags as an option the Brezza only offers two. However, if someone is looking for a fuel efficient SUV then perhaps the Brezza will be the best choice also doesn’t forget the fact that Maruti has some of the best after sales service network spread across India. The SUV also gets a smart looking exterior and a pretty well equipped interior too.


Engine 1.3 L
Power 89 bhp & 200 Nm
Transmission 5-speed MT
Mileage 24.3 kmpl
Price (ex-showroom Delhi) Rs. 7.26-9.70 lakh


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For those who are looking for something different and fast can always opt for the newly launched Maruti Baleno RS. The Baleno belongs to the new generation cars that Maruti introduced in India. The Baleno RS is not only based on a new platform which underpins some newly launched cars from Maruti Suzuki’s stable but also gets a whole new much talked 1.0 Litre Boosterjet unit. Although the equipment levels may be same, the Baleno RS can pack some punch with the 1.0 Litre unit which is capable of producing about 102 Ps of peak power and 150 Nm of peak torque which are obviously more than the standard variant. The only downside is that the petrol engine is offered only with a 5-speed manual transmission with no optional Automatic transmission on offer. The hatchback gets plenty of goodies such as an automatic climate control, a 7-inch ’SmartPlay’ touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Navigation, steering-mounted audio controls, etc. The car also promises to return around 21.1 kmpl which is quite impressive.


Engine 1.0 litre Boosterjet direct injection turbo
Fuel type Petrol
Maximum power 102 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Maximum torque 150 Nm @ 2000-3500 rpm
Prices (ex showroom Delhi) Rs. 8.69 Lakh


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The new generation Maruti Dzire occupies the 4th Spot in our list. Maruti has recently launched the new generation Dzire in India, and it also shares the same lightweight platform with some other modern Maruti cars. The Dzire is an entirely new car but it borrows the same 1.2 Litre petrol and the 1.3 Litre diesel unit from its predecessor. The Dzire not only looks good but it also gets a well-loaded interior as well. Another good thing about the new Dzire is also the fact that safety features like dual airbags, ABS and EBD comes as standard across all its variants. The Dzire now has also earned the name of being the most fuel efficient diesel car of India with claimed fuel efficiency figures of 28.4 kmpl. Another positive point of the new sedan is also the fact that it now gets AMT transmission available with both petrol and diesel variants.


2017 Maruti Dzire Petrol Diesel
Engine Displacement 1.2 L K-Series Petrol 1.3 L DDiS Diesel
Power 84 PS 75 PS
Torque 115 Nm 190 Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT 5-speed Manual/5-speed AMT
Mileage 22 km/l 28.4 km/l
Price (ex showroom Delhi) 5.45-8.41 lakhs 6.45-9.41 Lakhs


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How can we miss the Tata Tigor when we are talking about compact sedans. Tata Motors introduced the Tigor compact sedan recently. This Tigor is based on the popular Tata Tiago hatchback which has picked up tremendous success recently. The Tigor uses the same petrol and diesel drivetrains which power the Tiago hatchback as well. Additionally, the Tigor gets a touchscreen infotainment system inside which is many of us look out for in a modern day car. For those who are looking for a stylish looking notchback within a budget then the Tigor definitely can be the one car for you. The Tigor with its swooping Coupe like roofline and a big boot definitely looks good.


Specifications Petrol Diesel
Engine 1.2 litre 3 cylinder Revotron MPFi, Multidrive 1.05 litre 3 cylinder Revotorq CRAIL, Multidrive
Displacement 1199 cc 1047 cc
Transmission 5 speed manual/AMT 5 speed manual/AMT
Maximum power 85 PS @ 6000 rpm 70 PS @ 4000 rpm
Maximum torque 114 Nm @ 3500 rpm 140 Nm @ 1800-3000 rpm
Price (ex showrrom Delhi) 4.70- 6.19 5.60-7.09
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