The used car market in India is steadily rising despite the auto industry slowdown. The carmakers were struggling to sell new units even before the lockdown, while used car companies were transacting pre-owned cars more than ever!
A recent study revealed that Indians will buy more used cars than new ones post the Coronavirus lockdown, due to the budget constraints caused by the economic slowdown as a result of the world’s longest ongoing lockdown.
In India, you could buy an entry-level hatchback like Maruti Ignis, Renault Triber, Tata Tiago and the Hyundai i10 Grand Nios under 5 Lakhs. In the same budget, one could also buy a well maintained, pristine condition used premium hatchback, a premium sedan, MPV, or an SUV.
Unlike the olden days, where a customer was not sure about the condition of the car or the vehicle history when purchasing a second-hand car; it could prove to be risky. Thanks to technology, today, all our used cars come with a 200 point inspection report which gives a detailed explanation of the car’s condition including interiors, exteriors, engine, transmission, tyre condition, and also helps us determine if major parts were replaced or if the car had met with an accident.
There are also added benefits when buying a used car from us which includes moneyback guarantee and warranty on specific car parts to help the customer cover the cost of maintenance and unseen repairs.
We’ve compiled a list of the best second-hand cars to buy under Rs 5 Lakh in India. Most of these are less than 5 years old and have been chosen based on reliability, cost of maintenance, passenger comfort, luxury, and brand value. So, here’s our list of the ten best used cars you can purchase under Rs5 Lakhs in India.
The Renaut Duster is a compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) produced and marketed jointly by the French manufacturer Renault and its Romanian subsidiary Dacia since 2010. The Duster comes with petrol and diesel engines with a 5-speed manual gearbox or an optional automatic gearbox. The Duster is also available in an all-wheel-drive variant. The SUV offers features including power steering, air conditioning, ABS, safety airbags, touchscreen infotainment system with USB and Aux. Duster can comfortably fit up to 5 passengers and offers a large boot space. The cost of regular service and maintenance for a used Renault Duster is in the range of Rs7000 to Rs11000 for 1 year.
ARAI Mileage- 14kmpl
Engine Displacement (cc) 1498
Max Power (bhp@rpm) 104.55bhp@5600rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm) 142Nm@4000RPM
The Toyota Innova is one of the best selling MPVs of the decade. The 7-seater MPV comes with features like power steering, power windows, air conditioning, rear AC vents, ABS, airbags, and infotainment system with USB & Aux. Innova’s diesel engine is very reliable, requires minimal maintenance, and offers good mileage. Innova is a perfect family car with comfortable legroom and headroom even in the last row. The regular service and maintenance of Toyota Innova will be in the range of around to Rs 10000 to Rs 15000 for 1 year.
ARAI Mileage- 11kmpl
Engine Displacement 2393 cc
Power 148 bhp @ 3400 RPM
Torque 343 Nm @ 1400 RPM
The Ford EcoSport is a subcompact crossover SUV with a tall stance. Ford Ecosport is a 5 seater SUV with ample boot space, the car offers features like the touchscreen infotainment system, GPS maps, power steering, power windows, ABS, airbags, and automatic climate control. The Ecosport comes with both petrol and diesel engines with a manual gearbox or an optional automatic gearbox. The regular service and maintenance cost of Ford Ecosport is in the range of Rs 7000 to Rs10000 for 1 year.
ARAI Mileage- 21.7 kmpl
Engine Displacement 1498 cc
Power 98.6 bhp @ 3400 RPM
Torque 215 Nm @ 1400 RPM
The Mahindra Scorpio is the best selling Indian SUV manufactured by the Mahindra & Mahindra since 2002. The Scorpio comes with various diesel engine options with a manual gearbox and an optional automatic gearbox. The SUV is equipped with features like power steering, power windows, infotainment system, airbags, ABS and rear AC vents. Scorpio can fit up to 7 passengers, or 5 passengers with ample boot space. The regular service and maintenance cost for a Mahindra Scorpio is in the range of Rs7500 to Rs10000 for 1 year.
ARAI Mileage- 16.36 kmpl
Engine Displacement 2179 cc
Power 140 bhp @ 3400 RPM
Torque 320 Nm @ 1400 RPM
The Toyota Fortuner, also known as the Toyota SW4, is a mid-size SUV manufactured by Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota. The 7 seater SUV comes equipped with features like rear AC vent, sunroof, power steering, power windows, ABS, Airbags, touchscreen infotainment system with USB and Aux. The regular service and maintenance cost of a Toyota Fortuner will be in the range of Rs10000 to Rs125000 for 1 year.
ARAI Mileage 15.04 kmpl
Engine Displacement (cc) 2755
Max Power (bhp@rpm) 174.5bhp@3400rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm) 450Nm@1600-2400rpm
The Mahindra XUV500 is a compact Sports utility vehicle produced by the Indian automobile company Mahindra & Mahindra. The 7 seater XUV500 is equipped with features like power steering, DRLs, cruise control, alloy wheels, power windows, ABS, airbags, infotainment system with USB, aux, and mobile connectivity. The regular service and maintenance costs of an XUV 500 should cost anywhere between Rs7500 and Rs10000 for 1 year.
Power : 152.87bhp@3750rpm
Torque : 360Nm@1750-2800rpm
Mileage : 15.1 kmpl
Engine Displacement : 2179 cc
The Hyundai i20 elite is a hatchback produced by the Korean carmaker. The Hyundai i20 Elite is a premium hatchback that comes with features like power windows, power steering, sunroof, airbags, ABS, automatic climate control, touchscreen music system with USB, aux, and mobile connectivity. The i20 offers comfortable legroom and headroom for four adults and a child. The regular service and maintenance of the Hyundai i20 are in the range of Rs 5000 to Rs 8000 for 1 year.
ARAI Mileage- 18.6kmpl
Engine Displacement 1396 cc
Power 89 bhp @ 4000 RPM
Torque 220 Nm @ 1500 RPM
Maruti Suzuki Swift has been a best-seller since its launch. The hatchback has evolved over the years and is in its third-generation. The current Swift is one of the best handling hatchbacks in the market, the car undoubtedly offers value for money with easy maintenance. The Swift comes equipped with features like power steering, power windows, ABS, airbags, and a touch screen infotainment system. The regular service and maintenance for the Maruti Suzuki Swift should cost in the range of Rs7000 to Rs10000 for 1 year.
ARAI Mileage- 18kmpl
Engine Displacement 1197 cc
Power 83 bhp @ 6000 RPM
Torque 115 Nm @ 4000 RPM
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Hyundai Verna is a premium sedan and one of the best selling models from the Korean carmaker. You should be able to find a 4th or 5th gen well maintained Verna for the under 5 lakhs. The sedan comes in both petrol and diesel engine options with a manual gearbox or an optional automatic gearbox. The Hyundai Verna is equipped with features like power steering, power windows, climate control, ABS, airbags, touchscreen infotainment system with steering control, adjustable steering, and alloy wheels. The car offers ample legroom and headroom; it can accommodate five adults comfortably with large boot space. The regular service and maintenance cost of a Hyundai Verna is in the range of Rs7500 to Rs10000.
ARAI Mileage 21.3 kmpl
Engine Displacement (cc) 1493
Max Power (bhp@rpm) 113.42bhp@4000rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm) 250.06nm@1500-2750rpm
The new-gen Maruti Baleno has been the highest selling premium hatchback of the since its launch in 2015. The hatchback came with a 1.2-litre petrol, 1.3-litre turbo-diesel engine, and a 1.0 litre booster jet turbo petrol engine. The Baleno is also considered as one of the most fuel efficient cars in India. The petrol version comes with either a 5-speed manual or an automatic CVT or 6 speed manual (Baleno RS), while the diesel is available only with a 5-speed manual unit. The Baleno offers a comfortable ride and a high mileage, along with many premium features like automatic climate control, ABS, airbags, powered rearview mirrors, power windows, foglights, alloy wheels, and a touchscreen infotainment system. The hatch can comfortably fit four adults and kid with decent bootspace. The regular service and maintenance cost for the Baleno should be in the range of Rs7500 to Rs10000 for 1 year.
ARAI Mileage- 21.97kmpl
Engine Displacement(cc)- 1590cc
Max RPM(bhp@rpm)- 94Ps@5500rpm
Max Torque(Nm@rpm)- 130Nm@3000rpm