Feature rich small car entry-level variants!

Entry level small cars with great features: Maruti Suzuki Estilo LXI, Hyundai i10 1.1 Era, Chevrolet Spark LT, Nissan Micra XV, Maruti Suzuki Ritz LDI, Hyundai iGen i20 1.4 Era and Fiat Punto 1.3 Active

Car manufacturers advertise the top end variants of their car and talk about all the features that they offer. For many of us though, the lower end variants itself are the limit of our budgets. So does that means you are stuck with a car that offers next o no creature comforts? Not always!

Here CarToq picks the most feature rich variants of petrol small cars under Rs.4 lakh and the most feature rich base variants of diesel premium hatchbacks. Take a look at these cars, which offer basic creature comforts even on their lower end variants.

Petrol small cars under Rs.4 lakh

Maruti Suzuki Estilo LXI

Price: Rs.3.97 lakh

new maruti zen estilo

The Maruti Suzuki Estilo LXI is a value for money option with price of just under Rs.3.97 lakh. It has a claimed mileage of 19 kmpl and comes with features like: AC, 2 power windows, adjustable seats, central locking, power steering, 2 outside rear view mirrors.

Hyundai i10 1.1 Era

Price: Rs.3.99 lakh

hyundai i10 front

The Hyundai i10 Era comes in at exactly Rs.4 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). This variant makes a lot of sense in terms of the overall package it offers. The i10 has a claimed mileage of 20 kmpl and it comes with features like: AC, power windows, power steering, central locking, tachometer, 2 outside rear view mirror, dual trip meter, digital fuel indicator and a low fuel warning lamp.

Chevrolet Spark LT

Price: Rs.3.69 lakh

chevrolet spark

The Spark LT is the top end variant of the Spark and it still costs under Rs.4 lakh. This is the best option for those looking for basic goodies under Rs.4 lakh. The Spark has a claimed mileage of 18 kmpl and offers features like: AC, 4 power windows, central locking, power steering, tachometer, rear defogger, 2 outside rear view mirrors, dual trip meter, digital fuel indicator, low fuel warning lamp, a music system with single CD player, 4-speakers and a door/trunk ajar warning. Also read: Most fuel-efficient diesel small cars in India!

These three were our picks but you may also consider the Maruti  Suzuki Wagon R LXI (Rs.3.77 lakh) which almost made it to our list with features like AC, 2 power windows, central locking, power steering and 2 outside rear view mirrors.

Now let’s take a look at the premium hatchbacks; we will include only diesel variants in this listing as diesel is where the most sale comes from for these cars.

Premium hatchback variants with good features

Nissan Micra XV

Price: Rs.5.96 lakh

nissan micra front right

The Nissan Micra is a value for premium hatch which offers plenty of kit on its base variant. The Micra XV has a great claimed mileage of 23 kmpl and comes with features like AC, climate control, 4 power windows, adjustable seats and central locking.  You also get power-steering; tilt Steering, a tachometer, a music system with (single CD player) and even 1 airbag! Also read: 5 hatchbacks that have the best resale value across the country

Maruti Suzuki Ritz LDI

Price: Rs.5.31 lakh

new-maruti-ritz-front

The Ritz is a very good alternative to the Swift and the LDI variant is a very practical buy. The Ritz has a claimed mileage of 21 kmpl and it comes with features like: AC, 2 power windows, adjustable seats, power steering and 2 outside rear view mirrors.

Hyundai iGen i20 1.4 Era

Price: Rs.5.96 lakh

i20 action pic road test

The Hyundai i20 Era is a spacious, good looking and feature rich vehicle. The i20 has a claimed mileage figure of 22kmpl and comes with features like: AC, 2 power windows, central locking, power steering, tachometer, 2 outside rear view mirror, low fuel warning lamp and a phone charger.

Fiat Punto 1.3 Active

Price: Rs. 5.59 lakh

fiat punto sports red photo

The Fiat Punto is a well designed comfortable vehicle and now it also has a good ground clearance of 171 mm. It has a claimed mileage of 20 kmpl and comes with features like: AC, 2 power windows, central locking, power steering, tilt steering, tachometer, 2 outside rear view mirrors, dual trip meter, low fuel warning lamp, music system (single CD), 4 speakers and a phone charger. Also read: Ready reckoner: Price and performance of LPG-powered cars in India!