Cars are usually considered to be luxury items and there is a notion that buying a car is an expensive affair. When it comes to luxury cars like sedans, it is believed that most of them are expensive and beyond the reach of the common buyers. However, this concept is not completely true as there are several ‘budget’ sedans which come within an affordable range of Rs.5 lakh.
If you are looking for such a budget-friendly sedan, here is the list of top 5 sedans available under Rs.5 lakh. These luxurious and spacious cars in spite of being reasonably priced are no less than the big-ticket ones. These are durable, give a considerable amount of mileage, and yield high-quality performance.
Tita Tigor hit the market on 29 March 2017. Being the sedan version of the company’s best-selling hatchback, Tata Tiago, it replicated the success of its counterpart right after the launch. Designed for buyers looking for a convenient sedan with an enticing touch of style, this compact ‘under four-metre’ car boasts of an irresistibly stylish look mated with high-performance. Because of its unique fastback-like rear design, this stylish car is named as ‘Styleback’.
Tigor boasts of the 'Impact design' philosophy of the company which has its reflections in the other best-selling models such as the Tiago and Hexa. The appeal of the exterior design is intensified by features such as honeycomb mesh grille, chrome fog lamps and blacked out headlamps. Though the inner design will apparently remind you of the hatchback, designing elements such as black and grey dashboard with grey seats, body-coloured AC vents, steering-mounted audio controls, and 2-DIN music system makes it stand apart. Among the safety features, it includes ABS with EBD and XZ trims with dual-front airbags for cornering control.
While the petrol variants of Tigor is geared with a Revotron 1.2 litre motor producing 84bhp/140 Nm of torque, the diesel variant has received a turbo-charged 3-cylinder 1.0 litre engine delivering 69bhp/140 Nm of torque. Since both the variants are mated with five-speed manual transmission offering flawless driving experience, Tigor is a very powerful and convenient option for people who want to commute long-distances in luxury and style. Coming to mileage, while the diesel variant provides fuel economy of 18 km in highways and 16 km in the urban areas, the petrol variant delivers 14 km mileage in the city and 16 km in traffic-free roads.
The price of this modish sedan ranges between Rs.4.68 lakh to Rs.7.01 lakh in its ex-showroom Delhi. You will get the Tata Tigor Revotron XE and Revotron XM variants in Rs.4.65 lakh and Rs.4.99 lakh respectively.
Tata Indigo eCS, the upgraded version of Indigo eCS, was launched in 2013 with a more glamorous touch and appeal. Its exceptional fuel efficiency, high-performance, and glamorous look has made it one of the most desiring sedans in the country. Owing to the compact design that it shares with its sibling hatchback, it has been termed as the world’s smallest sedan, Even though it is small in size, it sports a full-size look due to the big-sized bonnet that it is gifted with during the revamp.
The new eCS has gone through a number of mechanical as well as cosmetic style revamps to get the look that it boasts of today. In its exterior, it features a front remodel with diamond-shaped grille chrome, mounted smoked headlamps and in the interior it boasts of protruding tail-lamps and cylinder-shaped reverse lights. Tinted glasses, body-coloured turn indicators, chrome hoods, body-coloured bumpers, chrome rub tails, demisters at the rear, front and rear fog lamps, adjustable electronic ORVMs (Outer Rear View Mirrors) and wheel caps are some of the features contributing to the new look of this reasonably priced sedan. Among the additional features, it is provided with front and rear door storage pockets, mirror on the passenger seat, a front power outlet, and rear cabin lights. Sterling Gold, Arctic Silver, Porcelain White, and Royal Burgundy are the colour variations of this model. Coming with a comfortable seating arrangement, it can effortlessly accommodate 5 passengers. It is available in 3 different colour options namely Jet Silver, Porcelain white, and Royal Burgundy.
The new Tata Indigo eCS boasts of an exceptional power-efficiency. While the diesel variant gives out 100 km/hr speed in 18 seconds after its start, the petrol variant offers 100 km/hr speed within 17 seconds. Coming to the mileage, the CRDi engine variant provides up to 25 km in city and 22km in the highway whereas the TDi BSIII variant offers 18.3 kmpl mileage in highways and 13.6 kmpl in the cities. In case of the petrol variants, you can expect a mileage of 18 kmpl. The powerful engines of this sturdy sedan delivers a peak power of 69 BHP at @4000 RPM and picks up the peak torque of 140 NM at 1800 RPM.
The variants of this car are priced between Rs.5.68 lakh to Rs.6.25 lakh in its ex-showroom Delhi.
This is another addition of Tata Motors in the realm of reasonably priced sedans which was launched in 2014. Immediately after its launch it received plenty of admiration for its premium styling, pioneering features, and exceptional performance ability. This compact sedan, which reflects a premium look compared to several other below 10 lakh Tata cars, has recorded constant sales thereby consolidating the company’s position as one of the best luxury vehicle manufacturer. Being loaded with a number of best-in-class features, this car is a good choice for buyers looking for a sedan within 5 lakh.
Talking about the exterior of Tata Zest, it is a very attractive car which is available in 6 different colours which are Buzz Blue, Sky Grey, Platinum Silver, Dune Beige, Pristine White, and Venetion Red. Among the external features, it has a new signature grille with ‘Humanity Line’, projector headlamps with chrome accents, daytime running lights, fog lamps, a big-size hood in the front and a pair of 15-inches alloy wheels, rear-view mirrors and LED taillights. The wraparound rear styling and bold shoulder creases further accentuates the look of the car. The interior cabin being spacious, offers a very relaxing and comfortable ride for the people inside. The list of interior features of the sedan includes a height-adjustable driver seat with supportive rear bench, Harman’s ConnectNext infotainment system with 5-inches touch screen, reverser parking sensor display, iPod/USB and Aux-in connectivity. The piano black finishing of the centre console lined up with a silver finishing around the AC vents offers it an elegant air.
Tata Zest is powered by Tata Motor’s home-grown 88.73bhp, MPFI turbocharged Revotron engine with 1.2 litre capacity delivering instant power and Fiat manufactured four-cylinder Quadrajet diesel motor with 1.3 litre capacity which delivers 88.73bhp at 200 N. For superior power transmission to the front-wheels, the engine is mated with 5-speed manual transmission and F-Tronic Automated manual transmission (AMT). The Tata-built Revotron unit is the first-of-its-kind motor unit coming with three drive mode selector namely City, Eco and Sport. Due to the active suspension which effortlessly smooths out the bumps, the car offers a balanced ride. Coming to fuel-economy, while its petrol variant gives out 18 kmpl of mileage, the diesel variant offers 22 kmpl even in the city.
The variants of this sedan is available within a range starting from Rs.5.26 lakh to Rs.8.59 lakh in its ex-showroom Delhi. You can bring home the Tata Zest, XE Petrol Revotron 1.2T by spending Rs.5.22 lakh.
Hyundai Xcent was launched in 2014, and since then it has rocked the car market owing to its flawless style and performance. It has grabbed the eyeballs of the luxury car lover’s right after its launch owing to its stylish design and impeccable features. This car is not only loaded with extraordinary features and style but also boasts of high fuel-efficiency, stylish exterior, and comfortable interior design. It’s an ideal car for rough terrains as it provides a balanced ride even at 130km/h. Features such as powerful AC, screen touch informative screen, ample space in front and back, cam for reverse parking make it the best value for money product.
While the aerodynamic design gives it a unique look, the alloy wheels, stylish headlight and big-sized rear light makes it stand out of the crowd. The headlamps, side stylish waistline, and stylish Chroma door handle completes its unique design. Just like the exterior, special attention is also given to the interior design. It’s loaded with features like safety bags, central locking system and stylish touch screen informative panel. The car is very spacious in the front as well as in the rear which makes it ideal for long distance travel with extreme comfort. The rear ac vents offer maximum comfort to the users and the seats being big and comfortable keep the riders relaxed during the entire journey.
The heart of the car is said to be its engine. Hyundai Xcent just like its look is way ahead of other contemporary sedans with 74bhp of engine power. The 1.2-liter petrol engine and 5 manual speed gear with 4 automated speed make it a very powerful car on the road. The stunning mileage of this car will surely win your heart. While the diesel version will give you 22 kmpl and 24 kmpl of mileage in the city and highway respectively, with the petrol option you can expect 17 kmpl mileage in urban and 19 kmpl in traffic-free roads. Having so many attractive features, this car will surely add value to the money you invest.
Hyundai Xcent price in New Delhi starts at Rs.5.92 lakh and goes up to Rs.9.56 lakh based on the variants.
Though Chevrolet Sail was launched in the year 2013, it received some modifications in 2014 to have an upper-edge over its market competitors. Its chic design, powerful engine capacity, and hard rock-solid body structure have made it a big hit among the buyers. Since special attention is given to the comfort of the riders, it’s an ideal luxury car to roam around with family and friends. Even though the Chevrolet Sail is a compact sedan, it is airy and spacious. It has extra space in the front as well as in the back for offering comfortable sitting experience to the passengers.
The modified chromed fog lamp and stylish alloy wheel with reverse tail lamp largely contributes to the fashionable look of this car. This luxury sedan has successfully maintained a balanced look with stylish wheels, eye-catching front and rear light and stylish handle. The new stylish dashboard with unique gear knob circled by chrome and beautiful AC vent make it edgier compared to the other sedans available in the market. The leather-covered steering wheel 2 DIN audio system adds an extra point to its style quotient. While driving in this dream car you will not feel congested as its spacious interior offers comfortable sitting experience. The back seat comes with a stylish cup holder and a big-size door pocket. Among its safety features, it has an anti-lock breaking system with safety bags.
The diesel version of the car comes with a powerful 1248 cc engine and gives a mileage of 20km in the city and 22km in the highway. On the other hand, the petrol version of Chevrolet Sail offers a mileage of 16 kmpl in urban drive and 18 kmpl in the free roads. The capacity of the diesel and petrol engines is 1.3 and 1.2 l respectively. Both the petrol and diesel options come with 5-speed manual transmission for offering high on-road performance on the roads.
Just like its unmatched features, the price of Chevrolet Sail is also very competitive. The ex- showroom price of this car in Delhi is Rs.5.5 lakh to Rs.5.8 lakh. You will get the petrol variant of this car at a starting price of 5.8 lakh.
We hope that your search for a sophisticated sedan within a price range of Rs.5 lakh will end here. If not then there are many more cars which you can get within this price range. We have prepared this list with the best cars that are specifically designed to meet the needs of the Indian buyers. If you find any of the cars matching your requirements, finance it with a car loan and bring it home by the end of the season.