Maruti offers a wide range of affordable car models. IndianAuto will give you the list of the best Maruti cars under 6 lakh mark.
Maruti Suzuki is the biggest player in the automotive market. Especially in the entry-level and budget car segment, Maruti Suzuki shows an unchallengeable dominance over any car maker. Most of the cars on Maruti’s range will locate at the entry-level car segment. For the budget of around 6 lakh, car buyers are most likely to encounter various option from the largest car manufacturer in India. IndianAuto will give you the details of the best Maruti Cars under 6 lakh.
Maruti Swift has always topped as one of the best selling cars in the market for years. The number one position in the market somewhat ensures the reliability and quality of this car. High practicality, attractive styling and decent performance are main factors that build up the popularity of this hatchback.
India’s most popular hatchback comes with two engine options, a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre diesel engine. The former is capable of making 83PS of peak power and 113Nm of maximum torque while the latter can deliver 75PS and 190Nm. It is either mated to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT gearbox. However, since Maruti is starting to shift its entire range to depend solely on the petrol engine, the diesel Swift will be discontinued soon. It is likely to be replaced with a hybrid model which is currently showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. The new hybrid Swift runs on the same 1.2-litre petrol unit in combination with an electric motor. With the addition of the new hybrid system, the fuel mileage is expected to see a significant rise, from 21.21kmpl on the regular petrol version to around 32 kmpl (Japanese cycle) on the hybrid version.
The outgoing version of the Maruti Swift comes with a decent list of features. It is equipped with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and ISOFIX as standard across the range. Apart from these essential safety features, the top-spec model also gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, automatic climate control, and push-button start and LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs, electrically folding and adjustable ORVMs, and rear parking sensors with camera.
Maruti Swift is now available in four variants, L, V, Z and Z+ with the price ranging from Rs 5.19 lakh and going toward 8.84 lakh. Other alternatives for Maruti Swift in the segment are Hyundai Grand i10, Ford Figo and Ford FreeStyle. The Swift is easily one of the best Maruti cars under 6 lakhs.
Maruti Baleno is another strong runner produced by Maruti Suzuki in the hatchback market. Sitting in the sub-four-meter segment, Maruti Baleno is now retailed via the premium Nexa outlets. Positioned as a premium car, this sedan, therefore, will be more expensive than other entry-level cars on this list. It is still listed as one of the best Maruti cars under 6 lakh thanks since its entry-level variant is priced at only Rs 5.63 lakh. This hatchback is now competing against the likes of Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo, Toyota Glanza, Honda Jazz and recently-launched Tata Altroz. At the price range from Rs 5.63 to Rs 8.96 lakh, Maruti Baleno is a slightly more premium option than the Maruti Swift.
Currently, Maruti has updated the Baleno with the BSVI-compliant petrol engine. It is now offered with two petrol options which are a regular 1.2-litre engine (84PS/115Nm) and a mild-hybrid version. A 5-speed manual transmission comes as standard in cross the range while the CVT option will be offered for the regular petrol variants only. The petrol-hybrid version can return a great fuel mileage of 23.87kmpl compared to 21.4kmpl on the regular model. Maruti Baleno is now available with one 1.3-litre turbocharged diesel engine which produces a maximum power of Rs 75 PS and a top torque of Rs 190 Nm. Paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox, the Maruti Baleno features a significant fuel efficiency of 27.39kmpl. However, similar to the Swift, this diesel option is likely to be discontinued before the BSVI emission norms kick in.
In terms of features, the Maruti Baleno comes with some standard equipment like parking sensors, ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, and ISOFIX child seat. Besides these features, higher-spec variants also get some upmarket features like alloy wheels, LED project headlights, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, push-button stop-start and passive keyless entry.
Price: Rs. 5.82 - 9.52 Lakh
Maruti Dzire’s sales are currently affected by the market slowdown as well as the weakening popularity of the sedan segment. Regardless of this bad news, the Maruti Dzire is still leading runner in the sub-four-meter sedan segment. At the starting price of only 5.82 lakh, the Dzire will be a wonderful option for customers who want to have a sedan for an affordable price.
Maruti’s compact sedan is offered with two engine options including a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre diesel engine. These engines’ power outputs are rated at 83PS/113Nm and 75PS/190Nm, respectively. About the transmission, the 5-speed manual gearbox is the standard option while the 5-speed AMT is available as an optional offer. The mileage of the diesel and petrol version of the Baleno is rated at 21.21kmpl and 28.40kmpl respectively, regardless of the transmission choice.
This compact sedan is provided with all the necessary safety features including dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat anchors, co-driver seatbelt reminder, speed alert, reverse parking sensors, and brake assist. These features are offered across the range. Some key features available on the Baleno are automatic LED projector headlamps with DRLs, reverse parking camera with sensors, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, along with with passive keyless entry, push-button engine start/stop, auto climate control, rear AC vents, and electronically adjustable and foldable ORVMs. Like its hatchback sibling, even the Dzire has been among the best Maruti cars under 6 lakhs.
Maruti Wagon R
Price: Rs. 4.45 - 5.94 Lakh
Maruti Wagon R has always been a top choice for customers who wants a highly practical utility vehicle for a small budget. The tallboy design of the Wagon R scores high in terms of practicality. The most likeable features of the Wagon R must be its spacious interior room ample cargo space. Last year, Maruti has launched the third-gen version of its popular hatchback with enhanced design, safety and performance. Recently, Maruti has launched the BSVI version of the Maruti Wagon R.
Maruti Suzuki is now on sales with two BSVI-compliant petrol engine options, 1.0-litre petrol (68PS/90Nm) and a 1.2-litre unit (83PS/113Nm). Both of these engines will go with the same transmission choices including 5-speed manual and AMT transmission. Besides, there is also one CNG offer for the 1.0-litre version.
Some standard features on the Maruti Wagon R include driver airbag, ABS with EBD, front seatbelt reminder, speed alert system, and rear parking sensors. It comes with other features like manual AC, power windows, 60:40 split rear seats, power-adjustable and foldable ORVMs, rear washer and wiper with defogger, and front fog lights. The new-gen Maruti Wagon also gets a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support and revised steering-mounted controls.
Price: Rs. 3.7 - 4.99 Lakh
Just launched recently, Maruti S-Presso is the last cars to join the line-up of Maruti models under 6 lakh. Overall, the Maruti S-Presso is an all-rounder option that car buyers can consider within the budget of 6 lakh. With its cross-hatch design, the S-Presso is a good option for someone who loves the robust and rugged look of SUV but has a limited budget.
Maruti S-Presso comes only with a 1.0-litre petrol engine which is capable of making 68PS of power and 90Nm. This engine is offered with two options, 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT. The S-Presso is the latest addition to the list of best Maruti cars under 6 lakhs.
Next on this list is the iconic Maruti Alto. Despite the ups and downs of the market, this hatchback remains to be a safe choice when it comes to buying an entry-level hatchback. At the moment, Maruti Suzuki offers two models under the Alto brand, which are the Alto 800 and the Alto K10. In terms of design, these cars are somewhat similar. However, each model gets different features and powertrain options.
Maruti Alto 800 which comes with an engine option of a 0.8-litre petrol engine. Mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, this engine produces a top power of 48 PS and a maximum torque of 69 Nm. After receiving the BSVI updates, the Maruti Alto 800’s mileage has dropped from 24.7 kmpl to only 22.05 kmpl. Prices for the Maruti Alto 800 starts from Rs 2.94 and can go upward to Rs 4.36 lakh.
On the other hand, the Maruti Alto K10 derives power from a 1.0-litre K-series motor which generates a peak power of 68 PS and a max torque of 90 Nm. Unlike the Alto 800, this model comes with a both manual and automatic gearbox. Along with the standard 5-speed manual gearbox, the Maruti Alto K10 also gets a 5-speed AMT. The Alto K10 is more expensive than the Alto 800. The starting price of the Alto K10 is Rs 3.6 lakh which is Rs 66,000 higher than the Alto 800’s entry-level variant.
Price: Rs. 3.8 - 4.72 Lakh
Maruti Eeco is a unique offer from Maruti Suzuki in the Indian market. At the moment, this car is the only budget minivan available under 5 lakh. This competitive pricing earns it a huge advantage over other cars in the entry-level segment. Besides the attractive price, the Maruti Eeco also gains some plus point thanks to its minivan setting, low maintenance and spacious boot room. Maruti Eeco is now available in two configurations, five-seater and seven-seater setting. Maruti Eeco is also the only seven-seater in this list of the Maruti cars priced below 6 lakh mark.
Under the hood, the Maruti Eeco makes use of a 1.2-litre petrol engine that puts out 73PS/98Nm. If running CNG, the power output will drop to 63PS/85Nm. The Eeco is easily among the best Maruti cars under 6 lakhs is affordable practicality is what you're after.