Cars play a vital role in satisfying our day to day travel and commuting needs, especially in the time of the pandemic; using public transport might not be the wisest of the options.
Gone are the days when cars were considered a luxury used by the affluent, today they’ve become essential for most Indian families.
There was a time when most Indians had a bike or a scooter which was considered the family vehicle. But in recent years, a car has taken the status of a ‘family vehicle’.
A brand new car in India in 2021 costs upwards of 3 lakhs including registration and taxes in most India states while you could find a used car to buy under 1 lakh. With changing times, the consumer affinity towards pre-owned cars has become popular than ever.
The easy availability of second-hand cars for bargain prices, on spot loans for used cars, transparency in transactions, warranty and easy return policy for pre-owned cars, etc, have made way for more buyers opting for used over new cars.
We’ve listed out the best-used cars under 2 lakhs including sedans, hatchbacks, and MPV to buy in India in 2021. These are the second-hand cars models preferred by buyers under the price tag of Rs. 2 lakhs based on aspects such as reliability, cost of maintenance, passenger comfort-level, and brand value. So, here’s our list of the ten best-used cars you can buy in India for under two lakhs.
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire is an entry-level sedan that has existed in the Indian market since 2008. The brand value of the Dzire was so popular that Maruti Suzuki decided to drop the “Swift” tag from its successor and gave the sedan its own identity – the Dzire. The Dzire is a very popular family car as it is spacious, offers good headroom and legroom, reliable with top-class mileage. As for the features, Dzire offers air conditioning, power steering, power windows (front only in some variants), safety airbags, music system (touchscreen in recent models), ABS, and much more. The sedan can comfortably fit five average-sized Indian adults. Dzire comes with both petrol and diesel engines with a manual gearbox or an optional automatic. The regular service and maintenance of the Maruti Dzire will cost you about Rs.5000 to Rs.8000 every 3 months.
Check out Used Maruti Dzire to buy in Delhi NCR
ARAI Mileage Dzire Petrol: 22 kmpl
ARAI Mileage Dzire Diesel: 28.4 kmpl
Engine Displacement 1197 cc
Power 82 bhp @ 6000 RPM
Torque 113 Nm @ 4200 RPM
The Hyundai Grand i10 has always been appealing to the eye since its launch in 2007 The i10 has been the best seller in its class. The hatchback is popular among first-time car buyers, women, and learner drivers due to its ease of handling and the overall driving experience it offers. The i10 offers features like safety airbags, ABS, front electric windows, power steering, air conditioning, and an RDS radio/CD player. The hatch is a perfect daily driver with ample headroom, legroom for four Indian adults and a child. The Hyundai i10 is powered by a fuel-efficient petrol engine that offers a mileage of 20.36 kmpl as per ARAI. The average service and maintenance cost for the i10 will be in the range of Rs 3000 to Rs 5000 for every 3 months.
Check out Used Hyundai i10 to buy in Delhi NCR
ARAI Mileage i10 petrol: 20.86 kmpl
Engine Displacement 1197 cc
Power 81 bhp @ 6000 RPM
Torque 114 Nm @ 4000 RPM
The Hyundai i20 is a premium hatchback that has been on sale since 2008. The i20 has been one of the best selling cars in the premium hatchback segment. The i20 was the first car in its segment to offers features like auto headlamps & wipers, keyless entry, reverse camera, electric folding ORVMs, etc. Hyundai i20 offers good headroom and legroom to comfortably occupy four Indian adults and a child. The i20 is available with both petrol and diesel engine, the option of a manual or automatic gearbox. The Hyundai i20 is known for its fuel efficiency (mileage) along with ample power, the cost of regular service and maintenance will be in the range of Rs5000 to Rs8000 for every 3 months.
Check out Used Hyundai i20 to buy in Delhi NCR
ARAI Mileage i20 Petrol: 18.67 kmpl
ARAI Mileage i20 Diesel: 22 kmpl
Engine Displacement 1396 cc
Power 89 bhp @ 4000 RPM
Torque 220 Nm @ 1500 RPM
Honda City can be termed as the favorite Indian sedan. Since its introduction in 1998, Honda City in India contributes to 25 per cent of global sales, being the best selling car model by Honda. The 5 door sedan is considered a family car with sufficient legroom and headroom for four Indian adults and a child, it also offers a best in class boot space. The second generation and third generation Indian Honda City is one of the best-used cars you can buy under 2 lakhs that offers good mileage and easy on maintenance. The City comes with power steering, power windows, music system with USB, ABS, and airconditioning. The sedan is available with both manual and automatic gearbox options. The regular service and maintenance for a City should cost anywhere between Rs.3000 to Rs.5000 every 3 months
Check out Used Honda City to buy in Delhi NCR
ARAI Mileage Honda City Petrol: 14.47 kmpl
Engine Displacement 1497 cc
Power 117 bhp @ 6600 RPM
Torque 145 Nm @ 4600 RPM
The Skoda Rapid is a subcompact sedan produced exclusively for the Indian market since 2011. The Rapid is Skoda’s version of the Volkswagen Vento. The Rapid and Vento are similar, except for the grille, headlights, bumpers, taillights, interior, and exterior trim. The Rapid comes loaded with features such as power steering, power windows, air conditioning, ABS, airbags, climate control, music system with USB, Aux, SD/MMC data card reader and tilt steering. The Rapid variants on offer are petrol-manual, petrol-auto, diesel-manual, and diesel-automatic versions. The regular maintenance of Skoda is slightly on the higher side, the service cost with maintenance for 3 months should cost in the range of Rs5000 to Rs8000.
ARAI Mileage Skoda Rapid Petrol: 13 kmpl
ARAI Mileage Skoda Rapid Diesel: 19 kmpl
Engine Displacement 1498 cc
Power 108 bhp @ 6600 RPM
Torque 250 Nm @ 4600 RPM
The Civic has to be every boy racer’s dream car! The Civic entered the Indian market in 2006, even today, the sedan looks sporty with equally modern interiors. This car has really aged well and refuses to go out of style. And the best part? You can get a well maintained second hand Civic for Rs 2 lakh or lesser. That is a brilliant value given what all the car offers. The impeccable 1.8-litre petrol motor with power windows, power steering, automatic climate control, ABS, and airbags on offer makes the Civic as good as of better than some of the latest cars in the market. Be careful of low fuel economy, ground clearance and a soft suspension setup – the reason for the Civic to bottom out on bad roads. Hands-down the Civic is one of the best-used cars to buy, especially if you are an enthusiast! The regular maintenance and service for the Honda Civic should be in the range of Rs5000 to Rs8000 for every 3 months.
ARAI Mileage 13.5 kmpl
Engine Displacement (cc) 1799
Max Power (bhp@rpm) 130.2bhp@6300rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm) 171.6Nm@4300rpm
The Toyota Etios is an entry-level sedan, the Etios Liva is an entry-level hatchback available in the Indian market. The Etios is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The features in Etios include power steering, front power windows, air conditioning, ABS, airbags, music system with radio, USB, and Aux. The Etios is known for its fuel efficiency and ease of handling. The car is designed to occupy four Indian adults with a child comfortably, offers ample legroom and headroom. The cost of service and regular maintenance for a Toyota Etios should be in the range of Rs3000 to Rs5000 for every 3 months.
Check out Second Hand Toyota Etios to Buy in Mumbai
ARAI Mileage Toyota Etios Petrol: 22 kmpl
ARAI Mileage Toyota Etios Diesel: 22kmpl
Engine Displacement 1496 cc
Power 88 bhp @ 5600 RPM
Torque 132 Nm @ 3000 RPM
The Volkswagen Polo is a hatchback available in India since 2010. The VW Polo laid a strong foundation for the German carmaker and also is the highest-selling car by the brand. The Polo came with multiple petrol and diesel engine options; manual and automatic gearbox variants. For under 2 lakh you could buy a used Polo 1.2 litre petrol, Polo 1.6 litre petrol or a Polo 1.2 Diesel in the market. The rest of the editions of Polo’s might cost exceed the 2 lakh price tag in the second-hand car market. The hatch offers features like power steering, air conditioning, ABS, airbags, music system with radio, USB, and Aux. The VW Polo is spacious enough to accommodate four Indian adults and a kid. The regular service and maintenance for the VW Polo will cost anywhere between Rs5000 to Rs8000 every 3 months.
ARAI Mileage Polo 1.2 Petrol: 16.47 kmpl
ARAI Mileage Polo 1.6 Petrol: 18.78 kmpl
ARAI Mileage Polo 1.2 Diesel: 22.07 kmpl
Engine Displacement: 1200cc, 1600cc
The Toyota Corolla has been available in the global markets since 1966 and Corolla is the highest single most sold car model in the world. The Toyota Corolla made its way into the India market in 2003. The family sedan is known for its performance along with comfort and safety. The Corolla features include power steering, power windows, air conditioning, music system with radio, tilt steering, and offers best in class legroom and headroom. The Corolla is a well-built car that offers luxury at an affordable price tag. You can find a Corolla for under 2 lakh while the Corolla Altis might cost more a bit more. The regular service and maintenance cost for the Toyota Corolla will be in the range of Rs5000 to Rs8000 every 3 months.
ARAI Mileage 13.4 kmpl
Engine Displacement (cc) 1794
Max Power (bhp@rpm) 125@6,000 (PS@rpm)
Max Torque (nm@rpm) 16.1@4,200 (kgm@rpm)
Check out: Buy used Toyota Corolla in Delhi NCR
Mahindra Xylo is an MPV which is available in the Indian market since 2009. The Xylo is probably the cheapest 7 seater used car you can find in the market. The MPV came with two diesel engine options, a 2,489 cc m2DICR motor and a 2,179 cc mHawk motor. The Xylo offers features like power steering, power windows, airbags, air conditioning (a blower for the last row), ABS, music system with USB and radio. The Xylo offers a commendable mileage of 14 kmpl considering the size of the car. If you have a big family or sizeable cargo to transport regularly, then Xylo is a perfect second-hand car to buy. The regular service and maintenance cost for the Mahindra Xylo will be the range of Rs6000 to Rs9000 every 3 months.
Check Out: Buy Used Mahindra Xylo in Delhi NCR
ARAI Mileage: 14.02 kmpl
Engine Displacement (cc) 2179
Max Power (bhp@rpm) 118.3bhp@4000rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm) 280Nm@2400-2800rpm
Note: The mileage or fuel efficiency of a used car will be 1-2km less in comparison ARAI Mileage rating due to wear, tear and usage.
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