While some expensive cars on sale in India come with high displacement motors with V6, V8 or even V12 configurations, most of the models available in the country have four-cylinder engines. These motors offer a good mix of power, fuel efficiency refinement and reliability, all of which make them immensely popular. Here is a list of 10 best 4-cylinder engine cars in India.
In its third generation now, the Maruti WagonR, which was launched early this year, is available with a 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine. The motor belongs to the company’s K-series of engine family and offers a good mix of performance and mileage. Another highlight of the WagonR is its HEARTECT platform, which, like the 1.2-litre engine, is shared with the Swift, Baleno, Ignis and new-gen Ertiga.
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Maruti Swift has been the king of the B1-segment ever since it was first introduced in 2005. The small car was initially available with a free-revving 1.3-litre four-cylinder engine from the company’s G-series of motors. However, at a later stage, it received the more modern 1.2-litre 4-cylinder engine from the company’s K-series of engines. This engine is only a little lower in performance stakes but offers a lot more refinement and fuel-efficiency. It also emits lower emissions.
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Like the Swift, even its arch-rival, the Hyundai Grand i10, is in its third generation now. However, like its earlier two generations, the car comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine from the Kappa family of motors. Like the K-series engines from Maruti Suzuki, the Kappa motors from the Korean rival offer a high refinement without compromising on the performance. This makes the Grand i10 one of the best 4-cylinder engine cars in India.
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Another small car in Hyundai’s stables that comes with the excellent 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine is the Elite i20. The B2-segment hatchback offers high refinement levels, punchy performance, spacious cabin and great ride quality. Plus, what’s even better is that the 1.2-litre engine is available with an optional AMT. .
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Like the Hyundai Elite i20, the Maruti Baleno is an excellent B2-segment hatchback that offers a great 1.2-litre 4-cylinder engine. Also, even the Baleno’s four-pot petrol motor is available with an optional CVT automatic gearbox. Other qualities of the Baleno include fantastic ride quality, spacious cabin and modern looks.
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Honda City has been one of the most popular car brands in the country. Among the biggest highlights of the City is its fantastic 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine that offers a segment-leading power output along with high mileage. Other qualities of this sedan include a spacious and comfortable cabin, powerful engines and many features.
Powering the Maruti Ciaz is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that makes it powerful yet highly fuel-efficient. It also makes the Ciaz a worthy competitor of the Honda City. The Ciaz is also highly comfortable, offers segment-leading space, has great ride quality and is pretty easy to maintain.
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Among the biggest highlights of the Hyundai Elantra, the most expensive sedan in its company’s portfolio is its excellent 4-cylinder 2.0-litre petrol engine. The powerful motor is available with both 6-speed manual and automatic transmission choices and is high on grunt and refinement. Other qualities of the Elantra include great ride quality, feature-rich cabin, and stunning looks.
Hyundai Creta has been one of the most popular SUVs on sale in the country and a part of the success of this model is owing to its highly potent engine options, which include 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol and diesel units. Both these motors offer a good mix of performance, refinement and fuel efficiency. Also, both of them are available with both 6-speed manual and automatic transmission choices.
Like the Civic, even the Toyota Corolla is available with a gem of a 1.8-litre petrol engine. It also offers a comfortable cabin and is a highly reliable car. You can easily find an example from any of the last three generations in the used car market of the country. The Corolla is a good option for all those who seek affordable luxury.
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