Most Indian car buyers have value-for-money as one of the top priorities when they go car shopping. We bring a list of top value-for-money cars and SUVs, ones that give you big bang for your buck. Here they are:
Mahindra XUV 500
The XUV 500 is the first monocoque chassis equipped vehicle from Mahindra. The good looking SUV is the segment leader and offers a host of features to attract the buyers. To start with, Mahindra XUV offers touch-sensitive infotainment screen with navigation. The car also offers ambient lighting, sunroof, cruise control, TPMS and 4WD option. Prices start at 12.41 lakhs, making the XUV better value than the Creta.
The SUV also comes with disc brakes at all the four wheels, and the top end variant gets six airbags, ESP, hill hold assist and rollover mitigation. The XUV 500 is powered by 2.2-litre mHawk engine that produces a maximum of 140 BHP and 330 Nm of maximum torque. The vehicle can do 0-100 in just 12.5 seconds & has a top speed of over 170 km/h.
Maruti Ertiga was the first premium MPV from Maruti after the likes of Eeco and Versa. The market has readily accepted the vehicle because of its practicality and value for money. The seven-seater MPV offers a lot of space and is cheaper than a lot of premium hatchbacks in the market. Prices start from 6.68 lakh rupees.
The Ertiga also comes with SHVS hybrid technology with the diesel engine, which has a fuel efficiency of 24.52 km/l making it the segment leader. Ertiga is also light and peppy with the petrol variant weighing only 1,160 kg and diesel version weighing just 1,240 kg.
The Ciaz has remained one of the best-sellers in the segment for a long time. The mid-size sedan offers a large space to the rear passengers. There are also features like rear charging point and rear AC vents making it an all-rounder vehicle. The Ciaz also comes with standard ABS and dual airbags across all its variants.
It was also the first car that was offered with mild-hybrid SHVS technology in India, making it extremely fuel efficient. The Ciaz diesel offers a maximum fuel efficiency of 25.09 km/l, making it the best in the segment. The Ciaz starts from 8.05 lakh rupees, making it much cheaper than the Honda City.
Maruti Vitara Brezza
Maruti’s first compact SUV in India offers some great features and is the most successful vehicle in the segment. The Brezza comes with driver-side airbag as standard. The Brezza also starts at Rs. 7.26 lakh, making it significantly cheaper than the Ford EcoSport.
Maruti also offers a host of features with the Brezza like cruise control, touchscreen system with navigation, rear camera with sensors, LED lamp guides and keyless entry. Maruti also offers a wide range of dealer-level customisation options with the Brezza like body graphics, interior trims and accessories for the compact SUV.
Maruti resurrected the Baleno name in the form of a hatchback, and it has become a grand success for the company. Last month, Baleno has outsold the Swift in the market, and people are lapping up the hatchback for the excellent value proposition it offers. The Baleno offers a lot of space and has a long list of features that attracts a lot of buyers. The Baleno also offers dual airbags and ABS as standard across all the variants making it quite affordable. Prices start from 5.43 lakh rupees.