For less than 13 lakh, we have picked out 5 mid-size sedans that come with petrol engines and manual transmissions. Let's scroll down for more details.
With the budget of under 13 lakh, you are exposed to a decent number of options, including some class-leading models in the mid-size sedan segment like Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz and Honda City. Here are our picks for the top best mid-size sedans with petrol manual powertrain that costs you less than 13 lakh.
Skoda Rapid’s petrol-manual range is priced from 8 lakh to 11.39 lakh. This sedan is among the less popular models in the big pool of sedans. That’s said, when we consider the specific space of mid-size sedans with petrol manual gearbox, Skoda Rapid is surely among the strongest candidates.
Skoda Rapid, as well as other models produced by the Czech automaker, is known for its excellent built quality that signifies itself as a very Europe-made vehicle. Recently, Skoda has attempted to reintroduce the Rapid Carlo Edition in the Indian market.
Currently, on the Rapid, there are two engines: 1.5-litre TDI diesel and a 1.6-litre MPI petrol engine. The petrol engine here is good for 105PS/153Nm. Besides the 5-speed manual transmission, a dual-clutch automatic gearbox is also on offer.
Toyota Yaris was launched last year. Before the launch, this sedan has enjoyed considerable attention from the car buyers as it has topped on the top 10 most searched car on Google India in 2018. However, the car could not live up to the expectation and starts to lag behind afterwards.
Even though the Yaris has failed in simulating customers’ interest, it is still a proper option in the segment, especially when it comes to good petrol-manual mid-size sedans.
The 1.5-litre petrol engine is proper for making 108PS of maximum power and 140Nm of peak torque. This unit is stacked with a 6-speed manual, alongside a CVT automatic gearbox. Even though this powertrain is not delivering much excitement, Toyota Yaris is fully loaded with safety and comfort features. It also comes first in the segment in terms of ride comfort and interior quality.
Maruti has just refreshed its best-selling premium sedan Ciaz last year. On the new Maruti Ciaz, a new 1.5-litre K15 petrol engine is introducing in place of the old 1.4 petrol unit. This engine comes with more power under its belt, 105PS of power and 138Nm of torque compared to 90PS and 130Nm on the previous model. What’s more, this engine has gone a long way in offering smoother and more responsive performance. The driving dynamics is not the best, but it edges out in terms of comfort and luxury. Together with the SHVS mild-hybrid technology that enhances its fuel efficiency, there is no wonder why the Ciaz has thrived in the sales chart.
Maruti is retailed via the NEXA outlet, a premium branch of the Maruti. Its petrol-manual range is priced aggressively, starting at 8.19 lakh and going up to 9.99 lakh.
Within the mid-sedan space, Honda City’s petrol engine is probably one of the most refined and fuel-efficient. Offering the ARAI fuel efficiency of 17.4kmpl, City easily stands out as one of the most fuel economical offers in its class. Moreover, Honda’s best-selling sedan will not disappoint you as it packs enough punch and bit with the petrol-manual combination.
The 1.5-litre petrol motor could put out the maximum torque of 119PS and the peak torque of 145Nm. A five-speed manual gearbox is standard across the petrol trims, while another CVT automatic with paddle shifter is offered as optional.
Besides the well-rounded engine, the City also gets more to offer. Ride quality and interior space, fully-loaded equipment, all are the side rewards offered on the petrol manual Honda City. However, one downside of the City is its expensive price tag. Its line-up, including both petrol and diesel, is priced from 8.77 to 14.05 lakh. The petrol trims alone range from 9.70 lakh to 12.75 lakh.
Hyundai Verna offers an array of powertrain options: two petrol and two diesel. The petrol range includes a 1.4-litre unit and a larger 1.6-litre motor. While the former could generate 100PS/132Nm, the latter is good for 123PS/151Nm. A 6-speed manual transmission comes as standard across the petrol line.
With the Hyundai Verna, there aren’t many things to nag at. Stylish look, high built quality, well-equipped package, spacious interior room and comfortable drive, all could be found on the Verna. The best part is that you could have all of these perks without paying the cost of driving dynamics. Hyundai Verna scores high on the driveability and refinement level.