If you are a family of five, enjoy outings and are frequent on road trips, you might want to consider a car that is comfortable & spacious. Even for daily usage, a spacious car is a must for a big family. In today’s article, we will look at the best cars for a family of 5 under Rs 18 lakh, so that you get to pick your favourite pair of wheels without digging your pockets and paying a fortune.
Note: All prices are on-road, Mumbai.
The Maruti XL6 is a premium derivative of the Ertiga MPV, based on the Heartect platform. The ‘6’ in the name suggests that this is a pure six-seater with captain seats, hence making it a comfortable vehicle for a family of 5. The MPV is powered by a 1.5-litre K15B engine that produces 103bhp and 138Nm of torque. Transmission options include a five-speed manual and four-speed torque converter. Features include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather seats, front-row sliding armrest, third-row seats with 50:50 recline, a 7.0-inch touchscreen Smartplay Studio, voice-command system, steering-mounted controls, cruise control, among others. The Maruti Suzuki XL6 is priced at Rs 11.46 lakh for Zeta MT trim and goes up to Rs 13.72 lakh for Alpha AT trim.
The Nexon is Tata’s sporty sub-four-metre compact SUV. It is the first Indian car to be rated five stars for safety by Global NCAP, making it one of the safest family cars in the segment. The Nexon is powered by a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The turbo-petrol unit makes 118bhp and 170Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 108bhp and 260Nm of torque. Transmission options include a six-speed manual and a six-speed AMT gearbox.
The kit on offer includes ABS with EBD, hill hold control, reverse parking sensors with camera, cruise control, two 12V power outlets, electric tailgate-release, electrically controlled sunroof, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and connected car tech being some of the key ones. The Tata Nexon is priced at Rs 8.47 lakh for its base trim and goes all the way up to Rs 15.98 lakh for the top-of-the-line, XZA+ (O) variant.
This Japanese five-seater sedan has been here for a while now, thanks to its spacious seating for the rear passengers. Honda City comes with a 1.5-litre petrol engine paired to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed CVT automatic gearbox. This petrol engine produces 119bhp and 145Nm of torque. A 1.5-litre diesel engine is also made available. This engine comes coupled with only a six-speed manual gearbox which produces 98bhp and 200Nm of torque.
Talking about the sedan’s features, it offers G-Meter, ambient lighting, connected car tech with Alexa integration, remote engine start/stop, 8-speaker premium sound system, lane watch camera and a fully digital instrument cluster being some of the key ones. Honda City has a price bracket of Rs 12.96 lakh for its base model and goes up till Rs 17.83 lakh for the top-end trim.
Mahindra Bolero Neo
The recently launched Mahindra Bolero Neo is one of the best cars for a family of 5. Moreover, it becomes a great choice for modern buyers. The Bolero Neo is equipped with a single engine-gearbox combination, which is a 1.5-litre mHawk diesel engine that produces 100bhp and 260Nm of torque governed by a five-speed manual gearbox.
Talking about the kit on offer, the SUV has dual airbags, ABS with EBD, cruise control, tilt-adjustable steering, a 12V power outlet, rear wiper and defogger, electrically adjustable ORVMs, touchscreen display with in-dash music system, Eco mode, electronic start-stop via Micro-Hybrid technology and connected car tech as its key features. The Bolero Neo has a price bracket of Rs 10.12 lakh for the base trim, N4 that goes up to Rs 11.89 lakh for the top-of-the-line N10 model.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire
Now in its third generation, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire is easily the most popular compact sedan in India. Class-leading cabin space & features along with well-proportioned design adds to its value-for-money element. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire has a 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol engine which comes mated to a five-speed manual and five-speed AMT gearbox. This engine produces 89bhp and 113Nm of torque. The sedan’s features list includes automatic headlamps, keyless entry, idle start-stop, rear AC vents, cruise control, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SmartPlay Studio system, hill hold assist etc. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire is priced from Rs 6.99 lakh for its base trim and goes up to Rs 10.46 lakh for its top model.
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