Cruise control is a handy feature for highway driving mainly for two reasons: it takes the pressure off your ankle from constantly pressing the accelerator and it saves fuel by maintaining a steady speed. However, cruise control is still a luxury feature and not offered in many cars. In the sub-12 lakh budget, CarToq picks sedans and utility vehicles which have cruise control.
Honda offers the cruise control feature in the City V variant. The City V also gets front fog lamps, turn indicators on ORVMs, integrated music system with speakers, driver seat height adjust, tilt steering column and steering mounted audio controls.
The City is powered by a 116 Bhp, 1.5-litre petrol motor that returns a claimed mileage of 16.70 Kmpl. The engine is mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic (with paddle shifts) gearbox.
The City is one of the spacious sedans in its segment and comes with 506 litres of luggage space. The City with cruise control is priced at Rs. 9.60 lakh for the manual transmission V variant and at Rs. 10.3 lakh for the automatic transmission V variant (these also have sunroofs).
Ford offers the cruise control in the Fiesta Titanium Plus variant. The Titanium Plus variant also comes with reverse parking sensors, auto AC with voice control, front dual airbags, ABS with EBD, Bluetooth, voice control, audio system with 6 speakers and alloy wheels.
The Fiesta comes in two engine options a 1.5 TiVCT Petrol and a 1.5 TDCi Diesel. The Fiesta petrol is powered by a 108.46 Bhp 1.5-litre petrol motor that returns a claimed mileage of 17 Kmpl. The Fiesta diesel is powered by a 89.7 Bhp 1.5-litre diesel motor that returns a claimed mileage of 23.5 Kmpl.
The Fiesta Titanium Plus variants with cruise control are priced at Rs. 8.99 lakh (manual petrol), Rs. 9.86 lakh (automatic petrol) and Rs. 10.15 lakh (manual diesel).
Mahindra offers the cruise control in the Xylo E9, top-end variant. The E9 also features dual front airbags, voice command technology, music system, audio control on steering wheel and alloy wheels.
The Xylo E9 variant is powered by a 120 Bhp, 2.2-litre mHawk engine that already powers the Scorpio. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a claimed mileage of 13 Kmpl. The Xylo E9 is priced at Rs. 10.47 lakh.
The Force One SUV comes with cruise control feature. It also has other noteworthy features including height adjustable driver’s seat, steering mounted audio controls, music system with Bluetooth, reverse parking sensor, and projector headlamps with Daytime Running Lights (DRLs).
The Force One is powered by a 139 Bhp, 2.2 litre common rail diesel engine mated to 5-speed manual and returns an ARAI certified mileage of 12 kmpl. The Force One is priced at Rs. 11.18 lakh for the 7-seater and Rs. 11.25 lakh for the 6 seater.
Mahindra XUV 500
The XUV500 comes with cruise control as standard feature across all the three variants (W6, W8 2WD and W8 4WD). The base variant W6 gets AC with climate control, follow me home headlamps, parking sensors, driver seat height adjustment, all disc brakes, ABS with EBD, front dual airbags, Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), steering mounted audio controls and music system with six speakers.
The XUV500 is powered by a 140 Bhp, 2.2-litre diesel engine with VGT (variable geometry turbo) mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and returns a claimed mileage of 15.1 Kmpl. The XUV500 W6 variant is priced at Rs. 11.58 lakh.
Mahindra offers the cruise control in the Scorpio VLX trims. The VLX also gets features such as Tyretronics, park assist, music system with Bluetooth, steering mounted controls, alloy wheels, ABS and optional dual airbags.
The Scorpio is powered by a 120 Bhp, mHawk CRDe diesel engine mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic and returns an ARAI-certified mileage of 13.1 kmpl. The Scorpio VLX variants are priced at Rs. 10.64 lakh (2WD), Rs. 10.80 lakh (2WD with airbag), Rs. 11.61 lakh (4WD) and Rs. 11.80 lakh (4WD with airbag).