Maruti Swift Dzire to Mahindra Xylo - Best Used Cars under 2 Lakhs in India

by Harish Kumar | 23/05/2020
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We’ve listed out the best second-hand cars under 2 lakh in India for you to make a good cheap buy.

Gone are the days when cars were the luxury things mostly used by the prosperous, cars now become one of the most important in life for the modern Indians. However, does everyone have enough capability to buy a brand new car that normally costs at Rs 3 Lakh upwards, not to mention the expenses spent on registration and taxes? For those who are a bit tighter on the budget, their affinity towards used cars has become higher than ever. And along with the evolving needs of upgrading the vehicles, the pool of pre-owned cars at bargain prices in India are never-ending. We’ve listed out the list of best second-hand cars under 2 Lakh in India for you to make a good buy at affordable prices.

Maruti Swift Dzire to Mahindra Xylo - Best Used Cars under 2 Lakhs in India

1. Maruti Swift Dzire

Launched back in 2008 (three years after the successful Swift first arrived in India), the Maruti Swift Dzire has got a long journey replete with a host of milestones in India. Over the years of existence, the Swift Dzire, which then dropped the “Swift” tag to get its own identity as the Maruti Dzire, has achieved the blockbuster sales to become the bestselling sedan of India so far. While being so popular in the new car market, it makes good sense to buy a previous generation model in the used car market. The Dzire is one of the most favourite second-hand cars in the country.

Maruti Swift Dzire to Mahindra Xylo - Best Used Cars under 2 Lakhs in India

Dzire was a spacious entry-level sedan that offers decent headroom and legroom on the inside, reliable engines with high mileage. The features list is also long enough to satisfy you from the most basic needs to the extra-necessary ones. Therefore, a well-maintained Swift Dzire will be a hot deal that is offered with most of the original traits alongside lucrative prices. Even the regular service, maintenance cost and spare parts price of the Maruti Dzire is at the cheaper end. Overall, the Maruti Swift Dzire successfully kicks off the list of best second-hand cars within 2 Lakh in India.


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2. Hyundai i10

Like the Swift Dzire, Hyundai i10 is a long-running yet iconic nameplate in the Indian auto space. Hyundai Grand i10 has always been an affordable drive since its launch in 2007 so it easily joins the list of best second-hand cars to buy under 2 Lakh in India.

Maruti Swift Dzire to Mahindra Xylo - Best Used Cars under 2 Lakhs in India

With the ease of driving and good handling experience, the Hyundai Grand i10 is among the most favourites of first-time car buyers, women or new learner drivers. Hyundai has been well-known for its long equipment list and the Hyundai i10 arrives in the same manner. The i10 offers a wide range of in-car essentials such as an RDS radio or CD player, power front windows, power steering, air-conditioning and more. Being a hatchback means that it is a perfect daily city car with amply headroom and legroom to accommodate up to four adults on a single drive. Hyundai i10 is powered by a fuel-efficient 1.2-litre petrol engine that doesn’t cost you much in the fuel bill.


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3. Honda City

Amongst the list of most sought-after second-hand cars in India, the Honda City takes the lead. On sale in India since 1998, Honda City is one of the oldest yet hottest-selling sedan car of India. The five-door C-segment sedan is a preferable family car that features a roomy interior space along with the best-in-class capacity to store cargo.

Maruti Swift Dzire to Mahindra Xylo - Best Used Cars under 2 Lakhs in India

Since India is about to receiveh its fifth-gen 2020 Honda City in the coming days, the second-gen or third-gen Honda City is one of the best used cars for less than 2 Lakh in India. Honda City comes with many premium features onboard while its engine is punchy and fuel-efficient. The sedan can be had with both manual and automatic transmission. While space and comfort turn out to be top-notch, the City gets an impressive feature list. In all, a second hand Honda City will strike a good balance when it comes to the needs of a typical buyer.


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4. Hyundai i20

Hyundai is a strongly-established brand with high resale value so there is no need to surprise that Hyundai i20 appears in our compiled list of best used cars to buy under 2 Lakhs in India. Hyundai i20 is a premium hatchback that scales the heights of the segment’s sales chart every month. It is standing behind the segment leader Maruti Baleno in the new car competition but in the pre-owned car market, the i20 plays no second fiddle to the Baleno.

hyundai elite i20 front three quarters

While offering ample headroom and legroom for four occupants seating comfortably inside the car, the i20 is also one of the safest hatchback cars of India with a 5-star rating from the NCAP safety test.


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Hyundai i20 gets a solid build quality and requires easy maintenance. It is available with both petrol and diesel engine options along with both manual and automatic gearbox choices. High level of frugality is also one of its core strengths. On IndianAuto, prices of the used Hyundai i20 normally ranges from Rs 1.5 Lakh and goes up to Rs 9.5 Lakh India, making it a notable pre-owned car under 2 Lakhs.

5. Skoda Rapid

In the Indian market, Skoda Rapid seems to miss out on some certain factors to score better in terms of sales performance every year. However, in the section of second-hand cars, the Skoda Rapid is a popular name. Skoda first introduced its Rapid subcompact sedan exclusively for India in 2011, coming off as a Skoda’s version of the VW Vento, save for some minor design tweaks. Skoda Rapid is brimmed with various in-car entertainment fitments and comfort goodies like climate control, air-cons as well as plenty of storage spaces.

2017 skoda rapid red & white front angle

When the new Skoda Rapid is set to enter India, things are hotting up for the Rapid in the used car market. The executive sedan seems to sit in the upper segment with the price of around Rs 8.81 – 14.25 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) so not many could afford to get one. This time, buying a second hand Skoda Rapid in good conditions is a better deal.


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6.  Honda Civic

Honda Civic has been an instant success for the Japanese auto brand in India for quite some time. It has been one of every boy racer’s dream car, ever since it’s first launched in 2006 to today’s date. The Civic is quite a looker and it still refuses to go out of styles after many years. The icing on the cakes here is that you can easily reach out to multiple of well-maintained used Honda Civic cars for sale below Rs 2 Lakh in India.

Maruti Swift Dzire to Mahindra Xylo - Best Used Cars under 2 Lakhs in India

Like any other Honda car, the Honda Civic gets a smooth and refined 1.8-litre petrol engine that can get off the line with more than enough grunts to drive in the city traffics.

7. Volkswagen Polo

Next in the list of the best used cars within 2 Lakh in India is the Volkswagen Polo. Volkswagen struggles to score well in terms of sales in India but the Polo is still among the highly respected hatchback cars of India. In fact, VW Polo is the hottest-selling car of the brand in the Indian space.

volkswagen polo front angle

The Polo comes with a range of engines, both petrol and diesel, combined with both manual and automatic transmissions. For a rough amount of sub 2 Lakh, you can find a good-conditioned second hand VW Polo that offers either a 1.2-litre petrol & diesel engine or a 1.6-litre petrol unit. The Polo hatchback is also a well-loaded premium hatchback car. It is packed with features like a premium music system with radio, Aux and USB, power steering, AC and a suite of safety kits.


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8. Mahindra Xylo

The now-defunct Mahindra Xylo is probably the cheapest 7-seater second-hand car you can find in the market. Although the Xylo has been phased out from the production line, it is still a strong runner in the used car space. The Xylo is one of the best second cars for sale at less than 2 Lakh mark in India.

mahindra xylo front three quarters

Mahindra Xylo offers an adequate list of comfort and safety features to ease the most necessary needs by users on the go. The MPV achieves a good level of practicality while using a huge 2.5-litre m2DICR motor and a 2.2-litre mHawk unit. Mahindra Xylo returns a highly commendable level of fuel efficiency when compared to the other cars of its types and sizes.  If you have a huge family with a regular need of travelling with sizeable cargo, the second hand Xylo is a perfect choice.

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