If you are looking for a sub- Rs. 10 lakh sedan which offers you maximum luggage space, here are the top six options for you.
Luggage space is an important factor in his purchasing decisions for those who often travel long distances in their cars. With all five passenger seats occupied, only the boot space will be available to carry the luggage. CarToq narrows down to the top six sub Rs. 10 lakh sedans that offer maximum luggage space with five passengers on board.
Luggage Space: 595 litres
Price: Rs. 5.14 lakh – Rs. 8.15 lakh
The Etios is the No.1 sedan when it comes to boot space. In fact, the 595 litres of boot offered in the Etios is larger than the space offered in cars that belong to a segment above it. The luggage compartment has a low loading height and makes it easier to load and unload bags. The Etios also has seven bottle holders and a 13-litre cooled glove box for added utility during long trips. Also see: Toyota Etios diesel video review
The Etios petrol is powered by a 1.5 litre 16 valve DOHC petrol engine that produces 89 bhp and 132 Nm, while the ARAI claims an impressive 17.64 km/litre mileage. The Etios diesel is powered by 4-cylinder, D-4D 1,364 cc diesel engine that makes 68 PS of power and 170 Nm of torque and returns ARAI-certified mileage of 23.59 kmpl. So, if you are looking for a practical sedan with ample luggage space, the Etios is for you.
Luggage space: 510 litres
Price: Rs. 5.19 lakh – Rs.6.94 lakh
The Verito may lack when it comes to looks, but it is an undeniable fact that it is the widest car in its segment. It offers great rear seat comfort and comes with a 510 litre boot. The Verito is a genuine five seater as it has enough space at the rear for three passengers to sit without rubbing their shoulders with each other. Besides, the Verito also offers three rear head rests and hence, the middle passenger will feel as comfortable to sit as the other two passengers.
The Verito petrol version is powered by a 1,390 cc, 4-cylinder, 8 valve Renault engine that produces 75 hp of power and 111 Nm of torque. The ARAI-certified mileage of the Verito petrol is 13.87 kmpl. The Verito diesel is powered by a 1.5-litre Renault diesel motor that produces 65 hp of power and 160 Nm of torque. As per the ARAI, the Verito diesel returns a mileage of 21.03 km/litre. If you are looking for a genuine five seater where rear seat comfort for three passengers and good boot space, go for the Verito. Also read: Mahindra Verito Compact sedan spotted testing!
Luggage space: 506 litres
Price: Rs. 7.20 lakh – Rs. 10.43 lakh
The City is the top-selling sedan in its segment and also finds a spot in our list of top six sedans with maximum luggage space. The City is also spacious on the inside and the seats are comfortable with adequate head, leg and shoulder room. Also read: Is the Fiesta Ambiente more value for money than the City Corporate and the Vento Trendline?
The City is powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that puts out 116 bhp of power and returns an ARAI-certified mileage of 16.70 kmpl for the manual variant and 15.50 kmpl for the automatic variant. The engine refinement and quick acceleration is impressive for a car of its size and the fact that it also returns consistent fuel economy is an added advantage. If you are looking for a sedan that offers a rare combination of performance and fuel economy along with luggage space, choose the Honda City.
Maruti Suzuki SX4
Luggage space: 504 litres
Price: Rs. 7.11 lakh – Rs. 9.40 lakh
The SX4 offers 505 litres of luggage space but the down side is its high boot, which makes it difficult to load and unload luggage. Also, the SX4 offers less rear seat space and the high transmission tunnel eats into the middle passenger’s legroom.
The SX4 is powered by 1.2-litre petrol motor that produces 103 bhp of power and has an ARAI-certified mileage of 15.5 kmpl. The petrol motor is mated to a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic transmission depending on the variant. The diesel version is powered by 1.3-litre motor that churns out 89 bhp of power and has an ARAI-certified mileage of 21.5 kmpl. If you are looking for a sedan with a reasonably large boot and low maintenance costs, consider the SX4.
Luggage Space: 500 litres
Price: Rs. 6.96 lakh – Rs. 9.35 lakh
The Linea is one of the most gorgeous looking sedans in the sub-Rs.10 lakh price segment and also has a commendable 500 litres of luggage space. On the downside, the loading bay is a little high and hence loading and unloading luggage requires some effort. The rear seat lacks head and legroom, though the under-thigh support is great. Adding to the woes, the floor at the rear is not flat, limiting legroom for the middle passenger. Also read: 2012 Fiat Linea 1.4 Dynamic petrol video review!
The petrol version of Linea is powered by a 1.4-liter FIRE motor that puts out 88 bhp of power while the 1.4 litre turbocharged T-Jet petrol engine puts out 113 bhp and the 1.3-litre MULTIJET diesel motor churns out 92 bhp of power. Fiat claims that the Linea 1.3 Multijet diesel returns an ARAI-certified mileage of 20.4 kmpl while the 1.4 petrol Linea returns an ARAI-certified mileage of 14.6 kmpl.
If you are looking for a suave and classy looking sedan that offers good ride quality and a cavernous boot, choose the Linea.
Luggage Space: 490 litres
Price: Rs. 5.93 lakh – Rs. 8.93 lakh
The Sunny has gained popularity within a short period of time as it offers the best-in-class rear seat legroom (636 mm) and comes with 490 litres of luggage space. The Sunny also features a rear fan which helps in cooling the cabin faster for the rear occupants, a boon during road trips in the summer. The shoulder room in the rear seat is ample for three passengers to sit comfortably. On the downside, there aren’t many cubby holes and storage spaces on the inside.
The Sunny petrol is powered by a 1.5 litre motor that produces 98 bhp of power and 134 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The ARAI-certified fuel economy of the Sunny is 16.95 kmpl. The diesel version is powered by 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder K9K engine that churns out 85 bhp of power and a torque of 200 Nm, mated to a 5-speed manual gear box. The ARAI-certified fuel economy of the Sunny diesel is 21.6 kmpl.
If you are looking for a chauffeur-driven car with a large luggage space and phenomenal rear seat legroom, look no further than the Sunny.
By now, you know the top six cars that have maximum luggage space. But we’ve also put together a table showing how much luggage space is offered other sedans available in this price band. Take a look:
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