India's Top 10 Used Cars For Women Drivers

Aarshi Ray
Aarshi Ray

Updated on: 22nd November, 2023 IST

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India's Top 10 Used Cars For Women Drivers

Gone are the days when one could stereotype cars as a man’s domain. The proof is in the data—32% of used car buyers are women (Source: TOI) and 80% of car buying decisions are made by women (Source: ET). 

And that’s not all! Research has also suggested that women are safer drivers and tend to follow road safety rules better than men. All of this suggests that women are increasingly learning how to drive and are thoroughly enjoying it. As the late actor, Irrfan Khan accurately says in the film Piku, “Driving liberates a woman.” And it does so much more than that! 

Whether you’re a roadtripper, stay-at-home mom, or commute daily to work, and are looking for a great car for yourself, we’ve done the legwork to bring you a list of the top 10 best used cars for women. 

From hatchbacks that scream convenience to sedans that boast top-notch style and comfort, we have you spoilt for choice! Dive right in and know more about the best used cars for women!

ModelBody TypeFuel TypeMileageEx-Showroom PriceUsed Car Price
Renault Kwid HatchbackPetrol21.07 km/l (Petrol)₹4.64 Lakh onwards₹3.43 Lakh onwards
Maruti SwiftHatchbackPetrol, CNG23 km/l (Petrol) 31 km/kg (CNG)₹6.7 Lakh onwards₹6.2 Lakh onwards
Tata Tigor EVElectricSedan315 km₹12.49-₹13.75 LakhTata Tigor EV
Tata Nexon EVElectricSUV312 km₹13.99 Lakh₹9.5 - ₹11 Lakh
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
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 Tiago EVElectricHatchback310 km₹5.69 Lakh-₹9.04 LakhTata Tiago EV
Honda JazzHatchbackPetrol18.7 km/l₹5.60 Lakh-₹9.40 Lakh₹3.56 Lakh
Hyundai CretaDieselSUV17.5 - 21.4 km/l₹10.16 Lakh₹7.9 Lakh
Honda CityPetrolSedan17.8 km/l₹11.81-₹15.97 Lakh₹10.54 Lakh

Budget-friendly Used Cars For Female Drivers

1. Renault Kwid

Renault Kwid

From its stylish dual tone design or the bold SUV-inspired features, the Renault Kwid is one of our favourite hatchbacks to recommend. It comes equipped with spacious and comfortable interiors, and exciting tech features that have Indian consumers, elated.

In 2017, Sumit Sawhney, the Renault India CEO revealed that 12% of Kwids are registered to women. Our guess is that the Kwid's compact size, fuel efficiency, and affordable price are what add to its popularity!

It is powered by a 0.8-litre petrol engine paired with either a five-speed manual or AMT (automated manual transmission) gearbox that makes it ideal for running errands within the city and short road trips on the weekend. 

The car's high ground clearance and rugged styling also give it a strong road presence and make it well-suited for driving in challenging conditions. 

Key Specifications  

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 

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

2. Maruti Suzuki Swift

Maruti Suzuki Swift

The Maruti Suzuki Swift is a compact hatchback that buyers absolutely love! What makes it one of the best cars for ladies is its seamless handling, driving comfort, and fuel efficiency. It 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.

Maruti Suzuki Swift (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

Best EV Cars For Women

3. Tata Tigor EV

Tata Tigor EV

The Tata Tigor EV is a compact electric sedan designed for those who want a car that oozes convenience, sustainability, and style. For the women leaders of tomorrow—who believe in a cleaner, more sustainable future—this EV offers great value for money and is one of the best in the segment

With its impressive electric powertrain, spacious interior, and advanced features like the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and ABS, the Tigor EV is designed to meet modern drivers' specific needs.

Tata Tigor EV Key Specifications

Maximum Power74 Ps
Maximum Torque170 Nm
TransmissionAutomatic
EngineSingle Motor producing 74HP
Fuel TypeElectric
Mileage315 km on a single charge (approximate)

Key Features

7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity
Automatic climate control
15-inch alloy wheels
8-speaker Harman audio setup
Power windows
Rear defogger 
Cooled glove box
Dual front airbags
Corner stability control
ABS with EBD
Rear parking sensors

What’s Good

  • Price
  • Space
  • Ride quality 

What’s Not Good

  • After sales support
  • Long term reliability 
  • Fluctuating resale value

4. Tata Nexon EV

Tata Nexon EV

The Tata Nexon EV is an SUV that brings sustainability and ultimate driving comfort to its users. 

It is popular due to its electric powertrain that delivers instant and responsive acceleration coupled with seamless performance. The car's electric motor is powered by a high-capacity battery that offers an impressive driving range. 

If you’re looking for an SUV with a bold design and great seating comfort that also helps save on fuel costs, the Nexon EV might just be the ideal choice for you!

The Nexon EV also comes with a host of advanced safety features, such as six airbags, anti-lock brakes, and a stability control system, making it a secure car for women drivers. The car's premium build quality and refined suspension provide a smooth and stable ride, even on challenging roads.

Tata Nexon EV Key Specifications

Maximum Power127 Ps
Maximum Torque245 Nm
TransmissionAutomatic
EngineSingle Motor producing 127 HP
Fuel TypeElectric
Fuel Efficiency312 km on a single charge (approximate)

Key Features 

Incredible 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Advance safety features like ABS, 6 airbags, and rear parking sensors
Wide-glass sunroof

What’s Good

  • Powerful turbocharged engine with 3 drive modes
  • High-strength steel structure

What’s Not Good

  • Bumpy on rough terrains 

Best Performance Cars For Female Drivers

5. 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

Tata Altroz Key Specifications

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

Tata Altroz Key Features

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

6. 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

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

7. Tata Tiago

Tata Tiago

Tata’s spokesperson recently mentioned that women account for 17% of Tata Motors’ customer base, which gives us greater reason to recommend the Tiago for our women leaders.

The Tata Tiago is a popular choice among daily commuters in India. It is affordable, compact, and extremely reliable when navigating through congested city traffic. This car is a favourite among women drivers due to its manoeuvrability and fuel efficiency.

The Tata Tiago offers top-notch safety features, including anti-lock brakes, airbags, and a rearview camera with an impressive build quality that can withstand daily wear and tear.

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

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

Check out our collection of Used Tata Tiago Cars in India

8. Honda Jazz

Honda Jazz

The 2014 Budget Car Category winner of the Women’s World Car of the Year Awards, the Honda Jazz, is one of our leading recommendations for women drivers.

The Honda Jazz comes with a comfortable and spacious interior, making it a wonderful choice for women drivers looking for a car that suits their hectic daily commute schedule. The vehicle's compact dimensions make it easy to manoeuvre in tight spaces, a definite plus for those who often drive in crowded urban areas.

The Honda Jazz also offers top-quality safety features, including airbags, anti-lock brakes, and a rearview camera that help you drive hassle-free even on traffic-laden roads.  

Another standout feature of the Honda Jazz is its infotainment system, which is both user-friendly and feature-packed, offering everything from hands-free calling and text messaging to a premium audio system and satellite navigation.  

Honda Jazz Key Specifications

Maximum Power90 PS
Maximum Torque110 Nm
Transmission5-speed Manual/7-speed DCT
Engine1.2-litre inline-four engine
Fuel TypePetrol
Mileage16.6 km/l

Key Features: 

Power Steering 
Power Windows 
Air Conditioner 
Premium Airbags

What’s Good:

  • Roomy interior 
  • Spacious 354-litre boot space 

What's Not Good:

  • Outdated design
  • Lack of start/stop button and cruise control in the Petrol variant

Check out our collection of Used Honda Jazz Cars in India

Best Overall Cars for Female Drivers

9. Hyundai Creta

hyundai-creta

The Hyundai Creta is undoubtedly one of the best overall cars for women. With waiting periods of up to one year, Indian consumers absolutely love this feature-packed and subcompact SUV. What makes it so popular is that it offers premium features and a reliable driving experience while also being affordably priced. 

The Creta comes with a 1.5L diesel engine with responsive handling and smooth road manners. It is also equipped with sound safety features like ABS, six airbags, and all-wheel disk brakes.

From cooled seats and a cabin air purifier to the premium Bose sound system, the Hyundai Creta is a steady all-rounder in the Indian market.  

Key Specifications

Engine1.5 litre
Fuel TypeDiesel
Max Power113 bhp
Max Torque250 Nm
Transmission6-speed-manual/Torque Converter 
Seating Capacity5
Boot Space433L

Key Features 

Stunning panoramic sunroof
Ventilated seating
8-speaker Bose sound system
Elegant dual-tone interior

What’s Good

  • Excellent handling that offers a premium ride experience
  • 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • 74.3% advanced high-strength steel structure that improves durability

What’s Not Good

  • Does not have a 360° camera which is a common feature in other cars in its segment

Check out our collection of Used Hyundai Creta Cars in India

10. Honda City

Honda-City

The Honda City is a popular compact sedan that is well-suited for female Indian drivers in 2023. With its excellent fuel efficiency and safety features, the Honda City offers a reliable and enjoyable driving experience.

The car is equipped with modern amenities such as a touchscreen infotainment system, automatic air conditioning, and a sunroof, making it a great choice for women who want a practically-designed car. 

The Honda City is known for its hassle-free handling and makes for a smooth and fun vehicle to drive in different traffic conditions.

Honda City Key Specifications

Specification1.5-litre Petrol1.5-litre Diesel
Maximum Power122 PS122 PS
Maximum Torque145 Nm145 Nm
TransmissionSix-Speed Manual/CVTSix-Speed Manual/CVT
Fuel TypePetrolDiesel
Mileage20 km/l20 km/l

Key Features: 

Power Steering
Power Windows 
Anti Lock Braking System
Automatic Climate Control
Fog Lights - Front
Alloy Wheels

What's Good:

  • Spacious cabin
  • Comfortable ride quality

What's Not Good:

  • Discontinued diesel variant
  • Absence of ventilated seats

Check out our collection of Used Honda City Cars in India

The Bottom Line

In conclusion, finding the best car for women can be a challenging task given the vast options available in the market. However, it's important to consider factors such as safety, fuel efficiency, and comfort. Cars such as the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Venue, and Honda City are some of the top choices for female drivers in India. 

Ultimately, the decision of choosing the right car will come down to personal preferences and needs. Hence, it is recommended that potential car buyers take the time to test drive several vehicles and weigh the pros and cons before making a final decision.

FAQs

Q. Which type of car is best for women?

 Mid-size sedans, compact SUVs, or hatchbacks are mostly preferred by women in India. However, we believe that a car should complement the driver, so if you’re an adventure enthusiast, you can also check out larger SUVs like the Mahindra XUV700 or the Hybrid Toyota Camry if you’re looking for a sleek, long car.

Q. Which is the best first car for a woman?

We recommend driving a small car like the Renault Kwid or the Maruti Suzuki Swift for first timers, as it offers simpler handling that makes the learning process comfortable and less challenging. 

Q. Which car is the best for short ladies?

We recommend the Maruti Suzuki Swift or the Tata Tiago since these cars have compact dimensions that make driving comfortable.

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