As the festive season is around the corner, it is a favourable time for Indian families to bring home a new member. Something new to the family is always adored, especially when things are purchased during festivals. They create joyful moments that our family cherishes, along with festivals. It could be anything from the refrigerator, mobile phones, kitchen appliances, or home decor to one of the prominent and prestigious members, a two-wheeler or a car whichever is best for you. If you are planning to shift from a two-wheeler to a car under 5 Lakhs this festive season, then this article is for you. Best cars are indeed difficult to buy.

In this article, we will be briefing about the best cars under 5 lakhs in 2022 which you can purchase by getting quick, easy and latest insights of the car models. Cars under 5 lakhs are mostly five seater hatchbacks imbibed with the latest technology, and comfortable ride quality with enough boot space in case families decide for small road trips.

They are fuel efficient, compact, comes with great mileage and most probably are the budget family. Let’s check the bucket list of which cars are available under 5 lakhs in India: –

1. Citroen C3 ( Is it the Best Car under 5 lakhs ?)  

Best cars Citrogen C3
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Citroen C3 is a B-segment budget-friendly hatchback car launched in India on 20th July 2022. It comes with 1198 to 1199 cc engine displacement with 6 variants at par with only manual transmission. It falls in the price range of 5.71 lakh to 8.06 lakh INR. Citroen C3 comes in a 1.0-litre petrol version infused with five-speed manual unit which produces 81 bhp with 115 Nm torque, and on the other hand 1.0-litre, turbo petrol motor engine with six speed manual transmission is also available that produces 109 bhp with 190 Nm torque and former.  

Talking about exterior design in Citroen C3, you will see 15-inch alloy wheels, split headlamp, square shaped led tail lights, Skid plates made of silver, and fog lights. The infotainment system includes 10 inches touchscreen infotainment system having both  android auto system and apple car play, an adjustable driver seat, an adjustable steering compartment and four model speakers. One of the best cars launched in 2022. 

Versions Ex-showroom price
C3 live 1.2 Petrol₹ 5.71 Lakh
C3 feel 1.2 Petrol₹ 6.63 Lakh
C3 feel 1.2 Petrol vibe pack₹ 6.78 Lakh
C3 feel 1.2 Petrol dual tone₹ 6.78 Lakh
Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage
Petrol(1198 cc) Manual 19.8 kmpl 
Petrol(1199 cc) Manual 19.9 kmpl 

2. Renault Kwid – Stylish Car in Best Cars under 5 Lakhs Category

Best cars Renault Kwid
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You can see Renault Kwid in four variants- RXL, RXL (0), RXT, Climber, and Climber(O). The last updated model was launched in 2015 September in India. It is a five-seater hatchback car available in the price range between 4.64 lakh to 6.09 lakh INR. This model is available in two transmission setup manual and automatic AMT. Other major specifications include ground clearance of 184 mm, boot space; 279 litres. The company claims mileage of 20-22 kmpl in city. Renault Kwid can be purchased in 7 different colours accordingly.  

The Kwid has two options in engine displacement : a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol motor whereas on the other hand 0.8 litre three-cylinder petrol engine is also available. The 1.0-litre engine provides 67 bhp with a torque of 91 Nm, and 0.8-litre engine thrust out 53 bhp and 72 Nm torque. Available in five-speed manual gearbox and automatic version.

Renault Kwid is one of the best cars in premium hatchback with a split headlamp, integrated roof spoiler, LED DRL tail lamps, ORVMs, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, apple car play, voice recognition, LED digital instrument cluster with reverse parking sensor and camera. Safety-wise Kwid is supported with Dual airbags and ABS braking system with ABD technology.  

Fuel Type Transmission ARAI Mileage
Petrol(999 cc) Automatic (AMT)22 kmpl
Petrol(999 cc) Manual 21.7 kmpl
Petrol(799 cc) Manual 20.7 kmpl 
Versions Ex-showroom Price
Kwid RXL 0.8₹ 4.64 Lakh
Kwid RXL 1.0₹ 4.74 Lakh
Kwid RXL (O) 0.8₹ 4.89 Lakh
Kwid RXL (O) 1.0₹ 4.99 Lakh

3. Maruti S-Presso

Best cars Maruti S Presso
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After the merger ended between Maruti and Suzuki, Maruti has retained and maintained its position in producing the best hatchback-friendly cars. And one such consistency is S-Presso, a 5-seater hatchback that Indian customers can easily purchase. The price range for S-Presso lies between 4.25-5.99 lakh INR. Onlookers can get this car in 6 variants with an engine displacement of 998 cc and manual and automatic transmission modes.

The kerb weight of S-Presso is around 726 kg, making relatively light but solid surface while driving in the city, having ground clearance of 180 mm. Maruti has made them in 6 different colours. Talking about the boot space available in the car, it rests at 240 litres, whereas the mileage offered by this car lies between 24 to 26 kmpl.

The Maruti S-Presso comes in standard, LXi, VXi, VXI (O), VXi+, and VXi+(O). In India, Maruti S-Presso was launched on 18th July 2022. It is available in a 1.0-litre petrol engine with the fuel efficiency of 25.30 kmpl with five speed manual transmission and automatic version too.  

VersionsEx-showroom price
S-Presso STD₹ 4.25 Lakh
S-Presso LXi₹ 4.95 Lakh
S-Presso VXi₹ 5.15 Lakh
S-Presso VXi+₹ 5.15 Lakh
Fuel Type TransmissionARAI Mileage
Petrol(998 cc) Automatic (AMT) 25.3 kmpl 
Petrol(998 cc) Manual 24.44 kmpl 

4. Datsun Go+ – Value for Money in Best Cars under 5 Lakhs Category

Best cars Datson Go+
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Datsun Go Plus is the most underrated MUV 7 with a 7-seater capacity. Its price ranges vary between 4.26 lakh to 7.00 lakh INR. If you want car for your family with at least 7 members, then this car is the best option. Datsun Go+ is available in both manual as well as automatic mode of transmission. Datsun Go+ is purchasable in 7 variants having 1198 engine capacity.

Other specification

Ground clearance180 mm
Kerb weight904 kg
Mileage ranges18-19 kmpl
Boot space349 litres
Fuel typePetrol
VariantsD, A, A(O), T, and T (O).
Engine and specification1.2 -litre petrol engine gives out 67bhp and 104Nm torque
Wheelbase14 inches
Interior and features7-inch Blaupunkt touchscreen infotainment system, rear parking sensor, dual front airbags, rear window wipers
VersionsEx-showroom Price
GO+ D ₹ 4.26 Lakh 
GO+ A₹ 5.17 Lakh 
GO+ A(O)₹ 5.74 Lakh 
GO+ T₹ 6.00 Lakh 

5. Maruti Alto K10 – Most sold car in Best Cars under 5 lakhs category

Best cars Alto K10
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Maruti Alto K10 is one of the oldest car models that runs till date and has outnumbered many competitors to dust.It is also considered as one of the best cars under 5 lakhs. Alto K10 is available in the price ranges of 4 to 5.84 lakhs INR. The full budget-friendly hatchback offers 998 cc engine displacement, comes in automatic and manual transmission and is available in 6 different variants.

Boot space214 litres
Mileage24.39 kmpl to 24.9 kmpl
Seating capacity5 persons
Fuel typePetrol
VariantsStd, LXi, VXi and VXi+
Engine and specification1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with 66 bhp and 89 Nm
Exterior designNew rear and front bumpers, single-piece grille, square tail lights, integrated spoiler, fender-mounted turn indicators
Interior Features7-inches touchscreen infotainment system, circular ac vents, dual airbags, ABS with EBD,
VersionsEx-showroom price
Alto K10 STD₹ 3.99 Lakh
Alto K10 LXi₹ 4.82 Lakh
Alto K10 VXi₹ 5.00 Lakh
Alto K10 VXi Plus₹ 5.34 Lakh 

6. Maruti Alto – Most sold car in Best Cars under 5 lakhs category

Best cars Alto 800
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This Version of Alto is a 4-seater hatchback car with a price tag of 3.39 to 5.02 Lakhs INR. It comes with a 796 cc engine displacement with five variants. Purchasers do not have the option to buy in automatic mode as the manual transmission is only available with the car. Alto 800 is the smaller version of Alto K10, Also considered as the best cars under 5 lakhs category.

Key Specifications

Ground Clearance160 mm
Kerb weight732 kg
Boot space177 litres
Colour availability6
Mileage Range22 kmpl to 31 kmpl
Fuel typePetrol and CNG
Service cost per year₹ 3659
Seating Capacity4-to-5-seater
VariantsStd, Std (O), LXi, LXi (O), VXi, and VXi+.
Units sold38 lakhs
Engine and specifications0.8-litre petrol engine producing 47 bhp and 69 Nm torque. CNG mode generates 40 bhp and 60 Nm of torque
Wheelbase2360 mm base
Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI MileageUser reported mileage
CNGManual31.5 km/kg27 km/kg
PetrolManual22 kmpl 21.5 kmpl 

7. Hyundai Santro

Best cars Hyundai Santro
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Another old esteemed car from the home of Hyundai, is a classic one, has won most car of the year awards in its time. It is still serving the purpose. Santro is a 5-seater hatchback with 1086 cc engine displacement and manual and automatic transmission options. Its price range varies from 4.89 lakh to 6.41 lakhs.

Key Specifications

Boot space235 litres
Colour options5
Fuel typePetrol and CNG
Mileage20 kmpl to 30 kmpl
VariantsEra Executive, Magna Executive, Magna, Sportz Executive, Sportz and Asta
Service cost per year₹ 2751
Seating capacity5-seater
Engine and specifications1.1-litre in line 4-cylinder petrol engine producing 68 bhp and 99 Nm of torque. CNG engine produces 59 bhp and 85 Nm torque.
Fire extinguisherYes
features6.9 inches touch screen infotainment system, apple car play, android auto
Wheelbase14- inches
Versions Ex-showroom price
Santro Era Executive₹ 4.89 Lakh
Santro Magna₹ 5.36 Lakh
Santro Magna Sportz₹ 5.72 Lakh
Santro Sportz AMT₹ 6.00 Lakh

8. Maruti EECO

Best cars Maruti Eeco
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Maruti Eeco is a minivan with a sitting capacity of 8-9 people. It is the one of the best cars in Service Category. It costs around 4.63 lakh to 5.94 lakhs. It has 1196 cc of engine displacement only available in manual options.

Other key specifications

Ground clearance160 mm
Kerb weight940 kg
Mileage16.1 kmpl to 20.8kmpl
Service cost per year₹ 4349
Fuel typePetrol and CNG
Wheelbase2350 mm
Variants2 petrol and 2 CNG
Rear parking sensorsYes
VersionsEx-showroom price
Eeco 5 STR STD O₹ 4.63 Lakh 
Eeco 7 STR STD O₹ 4.92 Lakh
Eeco 5 STR AC O₹ 4.99 Lakh
Eeco 5 STR AC O CNG₹ 5.94 Lakh

9. Datsun Redi Go

Best cars Datsun RediGo
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Datsun Redi Go falls within a price range of 3.98 lakhs to 4.96 lakhs. This car is available in 5 variants having engine displacement between 799 to 999 cc.

Other key specifications

TransmissionManual and automatic
Ground clearance187 mm
Boot space222 litres
Colours options6
Mileage20.7 kmpl to 22 kmpl
Fuel typePetrol
Seating capacity5–7-seater
Engines0.8 litres and 1.0 litres
Versions Ex-showroom price
Redi Go A₹ 3.98 Lakh
Redi Go T₹ 4.26 Lakh
Redi Go T O₹ 4.54 Lakh
Redi Go T O 1.0₹ 4.75 Lakh

10. Datsun Go  

Best cars Datsun Go
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Datsun Go is available within a price range of 4.03 lakhs to 6.51 lakhs. With 7 variants, this car has engine displacements of 1198 cc and carry two transmission options, manual and automatic (CVT).

Other key specifications

Boot space265 litres
Ground clearance180 mm
Colour options6
Mileage19 kmpl to 19.5 kmpl
Kerb weight859 kg
Fuel typePetrol
Seating capacity5 seater
Variants D, A, A(O), T, and T(O



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