Top three most powerful sedans under Rs.25 lakh!

If you are looking for a powerful luxury sedan below Rs. 25 lakh, it’s not easy to choose. So we at CarToq decided to pick the top three most powerful petrol sedans in that price range for you!

Luxury cars are all about power and performance. There are many cars in the sub- Rs.25 lakh segment which are stylish, have loads of features and are also great performers. But, for enthusiasts who are looking for sheer power and outright acceleration, there are only a few cars. Note that cars such as Accord V6 have prices above Rs. 25 lakh and hence are not included here.

Hyundai Sonata

Top three most powerful sedans under Rs.25 lakh!
Photo: The all new Sonata starts at an attractive Rs. 18.53 lakh and has a power output of 198 Bhp!

Power: 198 Bhp Torque: 250 Nm

Price: Rs.18.53 lakh

The recently launched all new Hyundai Sonata is the most powerful sedan with its 2.4-litre GDI (gasoline direct injection) engine that puts out an impressive 198 Bhp of power and 250 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission depending on the variant. The Sonata returns an ARAI-certified mileage of 12.99 kmpl and that is pretty good for a sedan of its size.

Most Hyundai cars are loaded with features and the Sonata is no exception. The Sonata gets a 10-way power adjustable driver seat, 4-way power adjustable front passenger seat, rear view camera (parking aid), engine start/stop button front & rear seat ventilation and foot type parking brake. Other noteworthy features in the Sonata include ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), 2-DIN audio with MP3 player with six CD changer and six speakers system. Also read: Skoda Superb versus all new Hyundai Sonata

If you are looking for a luxury sedan with amazing power output, go for the Hyundai Sonata. The Sonata’s attractive fluidic design and impressive list of features at a low price point are also hard to beat.

Honda Accord

Top three most powerful sedans under Rs.25 lakh!
Photo: The Honda Accord with its 178 Bhp of power and 222 Nm of torque is an engaging luxury sedan

Power: 177.5 Bhp Torque: 222 Nm

Price: Rs. 20.29 lakh

The Accord is the biggest Honda available in Indian market. The Accord is powered by a 2.4-litre i-VTEC motor that puts out 177.5 Bhp of power and 222 Nm of torque. Like all Honda engines, this engine too, is a free-revving one and offers quick acceleration. The Accord has an ARAI-certified mileage of 12.7 kmpl.

Honda Accord has impressive comfort features such as dual zone AC, 8-way power drive seat, audio system with six CD and six speakers and rear armrest with audio controls. It also has safety features such as dual front i-SRS airbags, side & curtain airbags, ABS, EBD and Brake Assist (BA). Also read: Hyundai Sonata versus Honda Accord: battle of the premium sedans!

If you are looking for a spacious luxury sedan with impressive performance, go for the Honda Accord.

Maruti Suzuki Kizashi

Top three most powerful sedans under Rs.25 lakh!
Photo: The Maruti Suzuki Kizashi is a well packaged sedan but lacks brand value

Power: 176 Bhp Torque: 230 Nm

Price: Rs.16.50 lakh

The Kizashi is powered by a 2.4-litre petrol motor that puts out 176 Bhp of power and 230 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The manual variant will be a delight for enthusiasts. Besides, the car has sporty handling and a plush ride quality, making it a comfortable car as well.

The Kizashi is equipped with push button start, dual zone climate control, cruise control, 10-way adjustable power seat, dual front airbags, side and curtain airbags, ABS with EBD, Hill assist (AT only) and multi information display. Also read: Maruti Suzuki Kizashi 2.4 Automatic Road Test

If you can ignore the brand image of Maruti Suzuki, the Kizashi is a good car with refined engine, impressive performance and a cheaper price tag.


Now we have discussed about the top three sedans with maximum power specifications, it’s time to take a quick look at other cars which haven’t made into the list but might make sense for you as a buyer. The Nissan Teana for instance comes with a 180 Bhp, 2.5-litre V6 engine, but is mated to a CVT (automatic) transmission which pulls down its performance.  The Accord comes with a 277 Bhp 3.5-litre V6 engine but it costs more than Rs. 25 lakh (ex-showroom).  Given below is a list of the power output of popular luxury sedans (petrol) priced between Rs. 16 lakh – 25 lakh.

[table id=895 /]