Best Used Cars Under 5 Lakh: Take A Look At The List

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Many of us would want to own a car brand or even the model irrespective if it's a used or a new car. Let is look at some of the best money can buy used cars in India currently.

A lot of us want that used car without compromising on the feature or the condition of the car, well, there are many which you can consider before buying one.

Best Used Cars Under 5 lakhs - SUV

Tata Safari - In this budget you can find a Honda CR-V or even a Ford Endeavour, however, these can be as old as 10 years and can be touching the 1 lakh kilometre reading. This can be not so value for money.

Instead, go for the Tata Safari, it has a bold stance, a proper SUV, it has features which an SUV should have and most of all you could find one in the market which is run less than 50,000 kms and four to five years old and some of the traders will certify it for you. So when you do consider this option, check thoroughly and makes sense to for a certified vehicle.

Specifications: Powered by 2.2-litre diesel Engine which develops 139bhp at 4000rpm and a good torque of 320Nm at 1700rpm, which is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. You could expect a mileage of 10-12 km/l.

  • Average Price - Rs. 4 to 5 lakh
  • Average Kilometres - 50,000 - 60,000 kms
  • Average Age - 5 years

Best Used Cars Under 5 Lakhs - Sedan

Fiat Linea (Old) - In the sedan segment, there are many options, from the Maruti Swift Dzire, Toyota Etios or even the Honda Amaze (diesel) or Skoda Rapid and if you are lucky you could find a Volkswagen Vento. There are even sold models which are no longer sold by the manufacturers like Ford Fiesta Classic or the Hyundai Accent.

Since you are investing a good amount of money, a good bet is on the Fiat Linea, it has the characteristics of a sedan and Fiat's engineering which is solid and of good quality. This sedan is premium and can be used in city and for your weekend drives.

Specifications: The engine is powered by 1.4-litre petrol, punching out 112bhp at 5000rpm and torque of 207Nm at 2200rpm, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox and you can expect a mileage of 13-14 km/l.

  • Average Price - Rs. 4 to 5 lakh
  • Average Kilometres - 50,000 - 60,000 kms
  • Average Age - 5 years

Honda Civic - There are many automobile enthusiasts who swear by the Civic, its a great looking car, awesome performance and the quality of a Honda engineering. If you are lucky enough, you might find a paddle shifters as well. The Honda Civic is a best-looking premium sedan in the segment and you can find fans around when you pass by. Since this car is discontinued back in 2010, a high possibility that it can be as old as 6 - 7 years.

Specifications: The Civic is powered by a 1.8-litre petrol engine, which pushes out 132 bhp at 6300rpm and torque of 172Nm at 4300rpm, mated to a 5-speed manual or an automatic variant. Mileage of 7-9 km/l.

  • Average Price - Rs. 4 to 5 lakh
  • Average Kilometres - 50,000 - 60,000 kms
  • Average Age - 6 - 7 years

Best Used Cars Under 5 lakh - Hatchback

Hyundai i20 - One of the first premium hatchbacks in India was the Hyundai i20, which set the benchmark and went on usher in many premium hatchbacks. The car is good looking, good space, still not big to hamper to zip through traffic and most of all, a great performance car. Hyundai tasted success with this car and it went on to launch new generations of this model.

You can find certified Hyundai i20, please note this is not the new Elite i20, however, you can find the second generation's car at the price tag of 5 lakh. The car has a good backing of post sales service from Hyundai and their cars have been reliable when it comes to quality.

Specifications: The Hyundai i20 comes in both petrol and diesel variant, it is powered by 1.4-litre diesel engine, punching out 89bhp at 4000rpm and max torque of 219Nm at 1500rpm, which is mated to 6-speed manual gearbox. The petrol variant is powered by 1.2-litre engine, pushing out 83bhp at 6000rpm and a good torque of 114Nm at 4000rpm, mated to 5-speed gearbox. You can expect a mileage of 17-19 for the diesel and 13-15 for the petrol.

  • Average Price - Rs. 3.5 to 4.5 lakh
  • Average Kilometres - 50,000 - 60,000 kms
  • Average Age - 4-5 years

Volkswagen Polo - The best performance car in India right now, it does not compromise when it comes to performance, even if it means lesser mileage. The build and quality of the car are excellent and it looks sharp and menacing for a race. Volkswagen launched this car in India to capture the imagination of the every automobile enthusiast and not capture the market in terms of numbers or sales.

Many manufacturers have tried to launch cars from their stable with good performance, but could match the performance the Volkswagen Polo. Getting to own one of them is a sheer pleasure to drive if you don't care much about mileage.

Specifications: Petrol - The Polo is powered by a 1.6-litre engine which develops 103bhp at 5250rpm and 153Nm of torque at 3750rpm. Diesel - It is powered by 1.2-litre engine, punching out 74bhp at 4200rpm and torque of 180Nm at 2000rpm, both the petrol and diesel engines are mated to 5-speed gearbox.

  • Average Price - Rs. 3.5 to 4.5 lakh
  • Average Kilometres - 30,000 - 40,000 kms
  • Average Age - 3 years

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Story first published: Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 13:06 [IST]
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