Best 5-Seater Cars Below 7 Lakh - Hyundai Santro to Renault Kiger

by Vivaan Khatri | 20/04/2021
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5-seater configuration is the standard setting for most cars in the market. Here are the Best 5-Seater Cars Below 7 Lakh you can buy in India at the moment

The 5-seater configuration is the standard setting for a majority of car models in the market. You can five a 5-seater in basically every segment and price range. In the following, we will give you the list of the best 5-seater cars under 7 lakh in India 2021. The list will cover most body types from hatchbacks, sedans to SUVs.

Best 5-Seater Cars Below 7 Lakh - Hatchback

Despite the tremendous growth of the SUV segment, the hatchback space still remains the dominant body type in the market. A standard hatchback usually offers enough room for five occupants. Let’s check out the top 5-seater cars under 7 lakh in the hatchback segment.

Hyundai Santro

The Hyundai Santro is priced entirely under the 7 lakh price mark. It means that with 7 lakh, you can buy the top-spec variant on the Santro’s range with 7 lakh. Even the most expensive variant on the Santro range only cost Rs 6.35 lakh (ex-showroom).


About the powertrain, the Santro is available with one petrol engine that makes 69PS and 99Nm. There are two gearbox options, a 5-speed MT and a 5-speed AMT unit. There is also a CNG version of the Santro. The CNG-fitted Santro is less powerful than the regular version.


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On the top-spec Santro, there are some highlight features like a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto system, rear parking camera and sensors, and rear AC vents. Compared to other hatchbacks of the same price range, the Santro is well-praised for its high quality, generous interior space and refined performance.

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

The second hatchback in our list of Best 5-Seater Cars Below 7 Lakh is the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, which is the third-gen model of the popular Grand i10 nameplate. The new-gen model came with a fresh and distinctive appearance compared to the previous version.  Along with the visual upgrade, the new model also offers plenty of features additions and mechanical tweaks. These changes have met with positive reviews from the audience.


What’s impressive about the Grand i10 Nios is the diversity of powertrain options. The hatchback is available with two petrol and one diesel engine. Each engine comes with both manual and automatic gearboxes, offering a wide variety of powertrain choices. Moreover, the i10 Nios is fitted with a host of premium features, including an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, iBlue connectivity technology, and more.

Maruti Swift

Maruti Swift’s number one position in the premium hatchback is mostly unquestionable at this point. The hatchback has all it takes to meet the expectation of Indian customers. Its fully-loaded equipment list and appealing design keep the audience interested. Moreover, Swift is also known for its powerful and peppy performance. Thanks to the recent updates, the engine is more powerful and refined. The new 1.2 K-Series DualJet VVT petrol is capable of churning out 89 BHP and 113 Nm. Owing to the new idle stop-start tech and upgraded exhaust gas recirculation, the new engine is able to return a higher level of fuel efficiency - 23.20 kmpl (MT) and 23.76 kmpl (AMT). The powertrain options include a 5-speed MT and an AMT gearbox. Moreover, this hatchback is backed up with Maruti’s expansive and excellent aftersales services. All in all, the Swift is a hard-to-miss 5 seater car under 7 lakh.

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Maruti Baleno

Another Maruti hatchback in our list of Best 5-Seater Cars Below 7 Lakh is the Baleno. This premium hatchback is positioned above the Baleno and takes on the likes of Hyundai i20 and Tata Altroz. The Baleno is priced from Rs 5.90 lakh to Rs 9.10 lakh. With a budget of 7 lakh, buyers can take home the two lowest variants of the Baleno.

The premium hatchback is available with a petrol engine only. The two lowest-priced variants on the range are powered by a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol unit. This petrol engine is powerful enough to put out 83PS and 113Nm. This engine can be had with either a 5-speed manual or a CVT gearbox. However, within the 7-lakh range, there is only the manual gearbox on offer.


Being a premium hatchback, the Baleno is equipped with various valuable features including LED projector headlights, alloy wheels, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, push-button stop-start, passive keyless entry and more.

Tata Altroz

The Altroz is among the best premium hatchbacks in the market. At launch, the Altroz has constantly captured the attention of the Indian audience thanks to its radical and distinctive design. Notably, the Tata Altroz is among the few cars to receive the full score at the Global NCAP safety test. Besides, the Altroz also comes with a fully-loaded feature list and a refined performance, making it one of the worth-considering options in the premium hatchback segment.


The Altroz is now available with three engines, a 1.2-litre N.A petrol, a 1.2-litre turbo petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel unit. The sad news is the Altroz is now a manual-only model. There is only a 5-speed manual gearbox for all three engines. A 7-speed DCT automatic is expected to go on sale at a later stage. For less than 7 lakh, buyers can afford the XE, XM, XM+ and XT Diesel on the range.

Best 5-Seater Cars Below 7 Lakh - Sedans

In the sedan segment, with only 7 lakh, you will find lesser options. 

Maruti Dzire

The Dzire is the leading model in the sedan segment. The range of the Dzire includes L, V, Z, and Z+ variant. For under 7 lakh, you are able to buy the two lowest trims – LXI and VXI. These variants are priced at Rs 5.94 lakh and Rs 6.91 lakh, respectively.

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At this price range, you will only get a limited number of features. The standard features of the Dzire include dual airbags, ABS with EBD brake assist, rear parking sensors, ISOFIX child seat mounts, front seatbelt pretensioners, as well as a manual AC, tilt-adjustable steering, a multi-information display, and a front power outlet.


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The next variant on the line, the VXI, gets some additional features like a 2-DIN audio system with USB port, CD player, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity, four-speaker audio system, power windows, control-mounted steering wheel, a rear AC vent, a rear centre armrest, electrically adjustable ORVMs with integrated turn indicators, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, and more.

Under the hood, the Dzire is powered by a 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine that makes 90 PS and 113 Nm. This engine is available either with a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT. However, the automatic gearbox will only available on the higher variants only.

Honda Amaze

Another seven-seater sedan that you can get for under 7 lakh is the Honda Amaze. This sedan is on sale at the starting price of Rs 6.22 lakh. The next trim, the S trim, is available from Rs 7 lakh (ex-showroom). For the standard variant, there are a few features like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat anchor, rear parking sensor, day/night rearview mirror, 4.0-inch MID, and front power socket. The S variant is added with a few highlight features like a 2DIN audio system with Aux/Bluetooth/USB, steering mounted controls, height-adjustable driver seat, rear armrest with cupholder, and adjustable front seat headrest.


The Amaze is available with both diesel and petrol variant. However, the lowest two variants are exclusively on sale with petrol-manual gearbox only. The petrol engine is a 1.2-litre petrol unit that generates 90 PS and 110 Nm.

Best 5-Seater Cars Below 7 Lakh - SUVs

There are some models of the sub-four-meter SUV space that fits into the under-7-lakh price bracket. However, for most models, 7 lakh would only buy you the bare-bone standard model. If you are fine with minimally-equipped models, you can go with the base Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet. However, fortunately, we have just welcomed two new sub-4-meter compact SUV with highly competitive pricing – Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger. With 7 lakh, you can afford even the mid-range variants of these modes.

Nissan Magnite

The first SUV model in our list of Best 5-Seater Cars Below 7 Lakh is the Nissan Magnite, which is an important product for Nissan in the Indian market. It marks the return of the Japanese car brand to our market. With 7 lakh, you can afford the N.A petrol version of the XE, XL and XV trim. This 1.0-litre N.A engine is available with a 5-speed manual gearbox only. Moreover, these variants are pretty well-loaded with various features.


The lowest variant is fitted with a 3.5-inch LCD MID, manual AC with heater, a power outlet, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensor. The next variant on the range comes with a four-speaker system, 2-DIN integrated audio system with AUX and Bluetooth support, control-mounted steering wheel, automatic AC, power-adjustable and foldable ORVMs. From the mid-range XV, the Nissan Magnite comes with more premium feature like an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, rear-view camera with parking guideline, Apple Carplay and Android Auto support, voice recognition control, 7-inch digital instrument cluster, keyless entry-and-go, height-adjustable driver seat, 560:40 split seats, to name a few.

Renault Kiger

The next SUV on this list of best 5-seater cars under 7 lakh is the Renault Kiger. It is currently the most affordable SUV in the market. Its price starts from Rs 5.45 lakh. For less than 7 lakh, the buyers can afford the RXE, RXL and RXT variant of the range.


The Kiger is practically the sibling of the Nissan Magnite. The variants of the Kiger is mostly similar to the Magnite. The mid-range RXT variant of the Renault Kiger is provided with features like an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay support, a rear-seat armrest, rear seat adjustable headrest, adjustable and more. However, the biggest difference from the Magnite is that, for less than 7 lakh, the Kiger can offer the AMT model apart from the standard MT option. So, which of the Best 5-Seater Cars Below 7 Lakh excites you the most? 

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