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Best Used Cars to Buy in India in 2024

Best Used Cars to Buy in India in 2024

India’s used car market is brimming with endless possibilities, and we’re here to take you through the top contenders that have captured the hearts of buyers across the nation. From compact hatchbacks to spacious sedans, rugged SUVs to stylish crossovers, we’ve curated a list of the most sought-after models that continue to impress on the roads.

Welcome to the ultimate guide for all car enthusiasts and savvy buyers in India! In this blog, we dive into the exciting world of used cars and unveil the most popular options to consider in 2024. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned pro, we understand the importance of finding a reliable and value-for-money vehicle that suits your needs.

Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey to discover the best used cars to buy in India this year.  

ModelBody TypeFuel TypeMileageEx-Showroom PriceUsed Car Price
Maruti Suzuki CelerioHatchbackPetrol, CNG26 km/l (Petrol), 35 km/kg (CNG)₹5.35 lakh onwards₹4.16 lakh onwards
Maruti Wagon RHatchbackPetrol, CNG25.19 km/l (Petrol Manual), 24.43 km/l (Petrol Automatic), 34.05 km/kg (CNG)₹5.52 lakh onwards₹4 lakh onwards
Maruti Alto K10HatchbackPetrol, CNG24.4 km/l (Petrol Manual), 24.9 km/l (Petrol Automatic), 24.4 km/kg (CNG)₹3.99 lakh onwards₹3 lakh onwards
Maruti DzireSedanPetrol, CNG24 km/l (Petrol), 31.5 km/kg (CNG)₹9.45 lakh onwards₹3.59 lakh onwards
Maruti SwiftHatchbackPetrol, CNG23 km/l (Petrol) 31 km/kg (CNG)₹6.7 lakh onwards₹6.2 lakh onwards
Hyundai i20HatchbackPetrol, Diesel20 km/l (Petrol), 21 km/l (Diesel)₹7.07-₹11.62 lakh₹4.78 lakh
Maruti S-PressoHatchbackPetrol, CNG24.1 km/l (Petrol Manual), 25.3 km/l (Petrol Automatic), 32.73 km/kg (CNG)₹4.25 lakh onwards₹4 lakh onwards
Tata AltrozHatchbackPetrol, Diesel18.05 km/l for petrol and 23.64 km/l for diesel₹6.45-₹10.40 lakh₹7.3-₹8.8 lakh
Renault Kwid HatchbackPetrol21.07 km/l (Petrol)₹4.64-₹6.09 lakh₹3.43 lakh
Tata TiagoHatchbackPetrol20 km/l₹5.44-₹7.90 lakh₹4.95 lakh

1. Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Maruti Suzuki Celerio

The Maruti Suzuki Celerio is a compact hatchback that is perfect for city driving with its fuel-efficient engine and comfortable interior. The car comes with two engine options, petrol and CNG, and can generate a maximum power of 65 bhp and 55 bhp, respectively. It is available in both manual and automatic transmission options for petrol variants, while CNG variants only come in manual. 

The Celerio is loaded with features such as power steering, power windows front, anti-lock braking system, air conditioner, driver and passenger airbags, fog lights, alloy wheels, and a multi-function steering wheel. With a mileage of 26 km/l for petrol and 35 km/kg for CNG, the Maruti Celerio is an affordable and practical car for daily use that can comfortably accommodate 5 people.

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹5.35 lakh onwards

Key Specifications of Maruti Suzuki Celerio:

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power65 bhp (Petrol), 55 bhp (CNG)
Maximum Torque89 Nm (Petrol), 82 Nm (CNG)
Engine998 cc
Fuel TypePetrol
TransmissionManual and Automatic (Petrol), Manual (CNG)
Mileage26 km/l (Petrol), 35 km/kg (CNG)
Body TypeHatchback

Key Features of Maruti Suzuki Celerio:

Key Features
Affordable and fuel-efficient hatchback
Parking assistance
Spacious Cabin
Automatic Transmission
Airbags 

What’s Good:

  • Low maintenance cost
  • Good value for money

What’s Not Good:

  • Outdated design and features

Check out our collection of used Maruti Suzuki Celerio cars in India.

2. Maruti WagonR

Wagon R

The Maruti WagonR is a spacious and practical hatchback that offers a perfect blend of performance, fuel economy, and affordability. The car comes with a choice of two engines: 1.0L and 1.2L, which deliver a maximum power of 88 bhp (1.2L petrol automatic), 66 bhp (1.0L petrol), and 56 bhp (CNG) along with a torque of 113 Nm @4,400 rpm (1.2L petrol automatic), 89 Nm @3,500 rpm (1.0 petrol), and 82 Nm (CNG). 

It offers a seating capacity of 5 and comes with both manual and automatic transmission options (Petrol) and manual CNG. The WagonR offers an impressive fuel efficiency of 25.19 km/l (petrol manual), 24.43 km/l (petrol automatic), and 34.05 km/kg (CNG). Key features of the car include ABS, EBD, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, with a 7-inch touchscreen display.

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹5.52 lakh onwards

Key Specifications of Maruti WagonR:

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power88 bhp (1.2L Petrol Automatic), 66 bhp (1.0L Petrol), 56 bhp (CNG)
Maximum Torque113 Nm @ 4,400 rpm (1.2L Petrol Automatic), 89 Nm @ 3,500 rpm (1.0 Petrol), 82 Nm (CNG)
Engine1.0L, 1.2L
Fuel TypePetrol, CNG
TransmissionManual and automatic (Petrol), Manual (CNG)
Mileage25.19 km/l (Petrol Manual), 24.43 km/l (Petrol Automatic), 34.05 km/kg (CNG)
Body TypeHatchback

Key Features of Maruti WagonR:

Key Features
Spacious and practical hatchback
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Optional automatic Transmission
Airbags 

What’s Good:

  • Comfortable ride quality
  • Affordable pricing

What’s Not Good:

  • Poor NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness) levels

Check out our collection of used Maruti WagonR cars in India.

3. Maruti Alto K10

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10

The Maruti Alto K10 is a budget-friendly, high-performance car that offers excellent fuel economy. It boasts a powerful 1.0L engine that delivers a maximum power of 66 bhp (Petrol) and 56 bhp (CNG) along with a torque of 89 Nm (Petrol) and 82.1 Nm (CNG). The car comes with both manual and automatic transmission options (Petrol) and manual CNG. 

The Alto K10 offers a seating capacity of 5 and boasts an impressive mileage of 24.4 km/l (petrol manual), 24.9 km/l (petrol automatic), and 24.4 km/kg (CNG). It also comes equipped with key features such as ABS, EBD, two airbags, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 7-inch touchscreen display, and steering-mounted controls.

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹3.99 lakh onwards

Key Specifications of Maruti Alto K10:

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power66 bhp (Petrol), 56 bhp (CNG)
Maximum Torque89 Nm @ 3,500 rpm (Petrol), 82.1 Nm @ 3,400 rpm (CNG)
Engine1.0L
Fuel TypePetrol, CNG
TransmissionManual and Automatic (Petrol), Manual (CNG)
Mileage24.4 km/l (Petrol Manual), 24.9 km/l (Petrol Automatic), 24.4 km/kg (CNG)
Body TypeHatchback

Key Features of Maruti Alto K10:

Key Features
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Steering mounted controls
Automatic Transmission
Driver and passenger airbags 

What’s Good:

  • Low maintenance cost
  • Good value for money

What’s Not Good:

  • Outdated design and features

Check out our collection of used Maruti Alto K10 cars in India.

4. Maruti Dzire

Maruti Dzire

The Maruti Dzire is a stylish and comfortable compact sedan powered by a 1.2L petrol engine that produces 89 bhp and 113 Nm of torque. The Dzire is available in both manual and automatic transmission options, making it a great choice for both city and highway driving for groups of up to 5 people. 

The car also has a CNG variant that produces 76 bhp and 98.5 Nm of torque. It comes loaded with features like wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, ABS and EBD, AC with automatic climate control, rear AC vents, and a 7-inch touchscreen. The Dzire has a mileage of 24 km/l (Petrol) and 31.5 km/kg (CNG), making it an economical option for long drives or city commutes

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹9.45 lakh onwards

Key Specifications of Maruti Dzire:

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power89 bhp (Petrol), 76 bhp (CNG)
Maximum Torque113 Nm (Petrol), 98.5 Nm (CNG)
Engine1.2L
Fuel TypePetrol, CNG
TransmissionManual and Automatic (Petrol), Manual (CNG)
Mileage24 km/l (Petrol), 31.5 km/kg (CNG)
Body TypeSedan

Key Features of Maruti Dzire:

Key Features
7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Automatic climate control
ABS with EBD
Automatic Transmission
Airbags 

What’s Good:

  • Smooth and refined engine
  • Good ride quality

What’s Not Good:

  • Overpriced compared to rivals

Check out our collection of used Maruti Dzire cars in India.

5. Maruti Swift

Maruti Swift

The Maruti Swift is a stylish and sporty hatchback that offers a perfect combination of comfort, performance, and economy. With its powerful 1.2 L engine, the Swift delivers a maximum power of 89 bhp (Petrol) and 76 bhp (CNG), along with a torque of 113 Nm (Petrol) and 98.5 Nm (CNG). It comes in both manual and automatic transmission options (Petrol) and manual (CNG). The vehicle is sturdy on the outside and quite spacious on the inside and can easily accommodate 5 people. 

The Swift boasts an impressive mileage of 23 km/l (Petrol) and 31 km/kg (CNG). The Swift offers a seating capacity of 5 and comes with key features such as wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, ABS and EBD, AC with automatic climate control, a 7-inch touchscreen, and child seat anchor points, making it a perfect family car.

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹6.7 lakh onwards

Key Specifications of Maruti Swift:

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power89 bhp (Petrol), 76 bhp (CNG)
Maximum Torque113 Nm (Petrol), 98.5 Nm (CNG)
Engine1.2L
Fuel TypePetrol, CNG
TransmissionManual and Automatic (Petrol), Manual (CNG)
Mileage23 km/l (Petrol), 31 km/kg (CNG)
Body TypeHatchback

Key Features of Maruti Swift:

Key Features
Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
Child seat anchor points
Spacious Cabin
Multi-function steering wheel
Airbags 

What’s Good:

  • Quick and responsive engine
  • Good ride and handling balance

What’s Not Good:

  • Poor rear seat comfort

Check out our collection of used Maruti Swift cars in India.

6. Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20

Hyundai ditched the ‘elite’ tag when it unveiled the latest-gen i20 hatchback in the Indian market in November 2020. The car is available in four trims: Magna, Sportz, Asta and Asta (O). There are two petrol engines and one diesel engine to choose from, while buyers have the option of four different transmissions. Despite measuring less than 4 metres, the i20 boasts an abundance of space, easily outclassing most of its rivals in the segment.

The i20’s exterior design is sleek and modern, with sporty elements that give the car a youthful and energetic vibe. It is loaded with creature comforts and features that add to the car’s overall convenience and appeal. The i20’s engines are powerful and refined, delivering a smooth and enjoyable driving experience. With its combination of style, space, and performance, the i20 is a worthy contender in the fiercely competitive hatchback market.

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹7.07 lakh

Key Specifications of Hyundai i20:

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power98 bhp / 118 bhp
Maximum Torque240 Nm
Engine/Battery Pack1,197 cc (Petrol), 1,493cc (Diese)l
Fuel TypePetrol, Diesel
Transmission5-speed and 6-speed Manual, 6-speed iMT, CVT and 7-speed DCT Automatic
Mileage/ Driving Range20 km/l (Petrol), 21 km/l (Diesel)
Body TypeHatchback

Key Features of Hyundai i20:

Power steering
Power windows 
Anti-lock braking system
Automatic climate control
Driver and passenger side airbags

What’s Good:

  • Improved interior
  • Impressive fuel-efficiency
  • Complete safety kit

What’s Not Good:

  • The top variants are expensive compared to other cars in its segment

Check out our collection of used Hyundai i20 cars in India.

7. Tata Altroz

Tata Altroz

The Tata Altroz is an affordable car that brings together power and efficiency. The Altroz is available with two engine options: a 1.2L petrol engine and a 1.5L diesel engine. Whether you prefer petrol or diesel, this car delivers an impressive mileage of 19 km/l and 24 km/l respectively. With a maximum power output of 108 bhp and a maximum torque of 200 Nm, the Altroz offers a thrilling driving experience. 

You can choose between the 6-speed manual or automatic transmission for smooth gear shifts. With a seating capacity of 5, the Altroz provides ample space for all passengers. Discover the perfect balance of performance and affordability with the Tata Altroz.

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹6.45 lakh

Key Specifications of Tata Altroz:

Engine1.2L petrol, 1.5L diesel
Mileage19 km/l (petrol), 24 km/l (diesel)
Fuel typePetrol, Diesel
Maximum power86 bhp, 108 bhp (turbo petrol), 88 bhp (diesel)
Maximum torque113 Nm, 140 Nm (turbo petrol), 200 Nm (diesel)
Transmission6-speed manual/automatic
Seating capacity5

Key Features of Tata Altroz:

2 airbags 
ABS
Keyless Entry
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
7-inch touchscreen infotainment system

What’s Good:

  • One of the safest hatchbacks in India
  • Spacious and practical car
  • Diesel option availability 

What’s Not Good:

  • No automatic option in the turbo petrol and diesel variants
  • Six-month service interval is lower than competitors

Check out our collection of used Tata Altroz cars in India.

8. Maruti S-Presso

Maruti S-Presso

The Maruti S-Presso is a trendy-looking 5-seater hatchback that comes with modern features and excellent fuel efficiency. The car is available in both petrol and CNG variants, generating maximum power of 66 bhp and 56 bhp, respectively. It comes in both manual and automatic transmission options for petrol variants, while CNG variants only come in manual. 

The S-Presso is loaded with features such as an integrated music system, Bluetooth, AUX, two airbags, overspeed warning, ABS, and EBD. With a mileage of 24.1 km/l for the petrol manual, 25.3 km/l for the petrol automatic, and 32.73 km/kg for CNG, the Maruti S-Presso is an affordable and stylish car that is perfect for city driving.

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹4.25 lakh onwards

Key Specifications of Maruti S-Presso:

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power66 bhp (Petrol), 56 bhp (CNG)
Maximum Torque89 Nm @ 3,500 rpm (Petrol), 82.1 Nm @ 3,400 rpm (CNG)
Engine1.0L
Fuel TypePetrol, CNG
TransmissionManual and Automatic (Petrol), manual CNG)
Mileage24.1 km/l (Petrol Manual), 25.3 km/l (Petrol Automatic), 32.73 km/kg (CNG)
Body TypeHatchback

Key Features of Maruti S-Presso:

Key Features
Integrated music system
ABS with EBD
Overspeed warning
Automatic Transmission
Airbags 

What’s Good:

  • Unique and modern design
  • Good ground clearance

What’s Not Good:

  • Lack of space and comfort
  • Poor NVH levels

Check out our collection of used Maruti S-Presso cars in India.

9. Renault Kwid

Renault Kwid

The Renault Kwid is an impressive 1000cc car that delivers optimal performance compared to other models in its segment. Whether you’re commuting to work or gearing up for a road trip, the Kwid offers excellent fuel efficiency and comes with generous cargo space and legroom.

This car also boasts a sleek design with a distinctive grille that makes it an appealing choice for Indian buyers. It also comes with a ground clearance of 184mm, which makes it ideal for driving even in challenging conditions. With a mileage of 21.07 km/l, the Kwid is affordable, practical and a wonderful choice for those looking for a compact and comfortable driving experience.

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹4.64 lakh onwards

Key Specifications of Renault Kwid:

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power67 bhp @ 3,750 rpm
Maximum Torque91 Nm @ 1,600-2,800 rpm
Engine999 cc
Transmission5-speed Manual and AMT
Body TypeHatchback
Fuel TypePetrol 
Mileage21.07 km/l (Petrol)

Key Features of Renault Kwid:

Key Features
Power steering
Power windows front
Anti-lock braking system
Multi-function steering wheel 
Driver and passenger airbags

What’s Good:

  • Attractive exterior design
  • High ground clearance for better ride quality on rough roads

What’s Not Good:

  • Average safety features
  • Limited rear seat space

Check out our collection of used Renault Kwid cars in India.

10. Tata Tiago

Tata Tiago Car

The Tata Tiago hatchback is a hot favourite among Indian car enthusiasts thanks to its versatility and value for money. Available in three fuel options—Petrol, CNG, and electric—and two gearbox choices, it offers a wide range of features and functions to cater to different tastes and preferences. 

The Tiago is loaded with advanced safety and convenience features that make driving a breeze, and the automatic transmission option has been a particular hit among women drivers, thanks to its smooth and easy-to-use interface. Tata Motors has truly hit the sweet spot with the Tiago, offering a dynamic and efficient ride experience that delivers on both style and substance.

Ex-showroom Price (Delhi): ₹5.44 lakh onwards

Key Specifications of Tata Tiago:

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power85 bhp
Maximum Torque113 Nm
Transmission5-speed Manual and AMT
Seating Capacity5
Engine1,199 cc
Fuel TypePetrol
Mileage20 km/l

Key Features of Tata Tiago:

Key Features
Power steering
Power windows front
Driver and passenger airbags
Anti-Lock Braking System
Automatic Climate Control

What’s Good:

  • Affordable price with good value for money
  • Attractive and modern design

What’s Not Good:

  • Limited rear-seat legroom
  • Average build quality compared to some rivals

Also Read: Affordable Luxury Cars in India

Bottom Line

Now that you have a handy guide on the most popular used cars in India, you can embark on your driving journey with ease! Check out these cars, list your must-haves, and test drive them before you drive them home! Whether it’s a Renault Kwid or a Tata Tiago, all these cars have something to offer. All you need to do is find the right fit!

FAQs

Q. How do I determine the right budget for buying a used car?

To determine the right budget for buying a used car, you need to consider your financial situation, your needs, and the current market. A good rule of thumb is to set aside 10-15% of your monthly income for car payments. You should also factor in the cost of insurance, fuel, and maintenance.

Q. What should I check during a test drive of a used car?

When test-driving a used car, you should check the engine, transmission, brakes, tyres, suspension, interior, and exterior. You should also take the car on a variety of roads to test its performance in different conditions.

Q. Should I buy a used car from a dealer or an individual seller?

There are pros and cons to buying a used car from a dealer or an individual seller. Dealers typically have a wider selection of cars, but they may also be more expensive. Individual sellers may be willing to negotiate on the price, but they may not be as knowledgeable about the car’s history.