Choosing a perfect or suitable car is the most challenging task for any car buyer. But what if you have a list of cars ready with all the details? It would be easy right? You will just have to check each and choose the one that fulfils your requirements. So to make your car buying decision easy, we have picked the top 5 cars under Rs 15 lakh that you should consider as they offer excellent value for money proposition. Also, do note that the following cars are not slotted according to rankings.

Top 5 Cars Under RS 15 Lakh – Honda City

Top 5 Cars Under 15 Lakhs Honda City

The only sedan to make it in the list is from the Japanese brand which has carried the name plate in India for 20 years. It is the executive’s favourite, the Honda City. The reason for adding City is the value for money proposition the car offers. Right from the base model you can expect a feature loaded car.

The base variant SV comes with features like 4 Airbags, 8-inch touchscreen system, push button start/stop, projector headlamps, and rear parking camera. All these are pretty useful features and not many provide you them in the base variant, especially at this price point.

While the second base V variant that comes at an on-road Mumbai price of 14.70 lakh also offers all these features with some more. Firstly the V variant of the Honda City comes with important features like ADAS. Other features include alloy wheels, connected car tech, and automatic headlamps.

Other than features, Honda City offers you an excellent sense of space and comfort. In fact these are the factors that Honda City is always known for. The seat comfort is excellent and offers immense space in the second row.

Even in the safety aspect Honda City assures to keep the passengers safe. Older generation of the City had successfully scored 4-star in Global Ncap while the current gen model has scored 5-star in the ASEAN Ncap.

What also makes Honda City a great choice is the engine it offers. Mated to both manual and automatic transmission, Honda City comes with a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine that produces 119bhp and 145Nm of torque. It is one of the refined engines to buy under 15 lakh. Also, it returns a fuel efficiency of upto 18kmpl.

So to sum it up, Honda City really shines when it comes to comfort, space, features, and performance. But Honda’s reliability, brand value and resale value also comes into play, giving that extra stress free experience.

Top 5 Cars Under Rs 15 Lakh – Tata Nexon

Tata Nexon facelift

This car needs no introduction. Launched back in 2017, Tata Nexon has done wonders for the company. Gradually it became one of the best selling SUVs by defeating SUVs like Maruti Suzuki Brezza and Hyundai Venue. And now it has received a major facelift with a completely redesigned exterior & interior and gets extra features as well.

With facelift, Tata Nexon gets features like 10.25-inch touchscreen system, 10.25-inch fully digital instrument cluster, LED headlamps, connected tail lamps, an all new steering wheel with a digital display at the centre that display Tata logo, touch sensitive HVAC controls, 360-camera, and many more features.

Talking about safety, Tata Nexon was India’s first car to score 5-star rating in Global Ncap. But now to enhance the safety even further, Tata is offering 6-Airbags right from the base variant.

Also, it now comes with a 7-speed DCA which does duties to the 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine that produces 118bhp and 170Nm of torque. The DCA in Nexon is the same unit which debuted with the Altroz (Altroz has 6 speed, whereas Nexon gets 7) and it is one of the advanced gearboxes. It comes with wet clutch technology that ensures to last long in hot Indian conditions. The other engine option is a 1.5-litre diesel engine which is capable of producing 113bhp and 260Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to both manual and AMT transmissions.

Overall, under 15 lakhs, Tata Nexon offers excellent ride quality that comes loaded with features and of course, it is the safest compact SUV to buy today.

Skoda Kushaq & Volkswagen Taigun

Skoda Kushaq and VW Taigun

If you are looking for a no nonsense and safe car then the German twins could be the option to go for. Both Skoda Kushaq and VW Taigun are Indian specific products developed by the brand.

Both these SUVs have followed the simplicity mantra and that is evident from the overall design of these SUVs. The exterior is comparatively less busy with the typical timeless design of the VW cars. Even the interiors have a very simple and easy to eye design.

These SUVs are decently loaded with features like wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, paddle-shifters, electric sunroof, ventilated seats, and 10-inch touchscreen system.

Features aside, these SUVs truly shine when it comes to ride and handling. They have the pure German DNA for which they are usually known for. They are packed with performance and feel eager to go whenever you accelerate. Powering them are the 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre turbo petrol engines. However, under 15 lakh you have 1.0-litre turbo petrol as the only option. It produces 113bhp of power and 175Nm of torque which comes mated to a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearboxes.

The other hand, these SUVs are known for the safety they offer which again is the typical German DNA. Although developed specifically for India, these SUVs are built with safety as a priority. They have successfully scored a 5-star rating in the Global Ncap and offer pretty good build quality.

Top 5 Cars Under Rs 15 Lakh – Kia Seltos

Top 5 Cars Under 15 Lakhs Kia Seltos

If the Honda City is a value for money sedan then for C-SUV it is the Kia Seltos. The SUV recently got a facelift and it has now become even better. It comes loaded with features and offers multiple engine options. It is an SUV which is equipped with everything that you will probably ask for.

Kia Seltos has always been a handsome looking SUV with a pretty impressive interior as well. Launched in 2019, it came with its own unique styling which attracted buyers as Seltos did wonders for the brand. And now with the facelift, Seltos got refreshed bumpers and headlamps which look unique when compared to the competitors.

Panoramic sunroof, heads-up display, ambient lighting, digital instrument cluster, electric parking brake, and dual zone climate control are some of the cool features the Seltos offers. With facelift, Kia is also offering level-2 ADAS with the higher variants of the Seltos and is priced above 15 lakh on-road.

Even the safety features are impressive as it comes with 6-Airbags as standard, hill start assist, VSC & ESP. However what’s not impressive is the build quality of the car. The pre-facelift version scored just a 3-star safety rating and we do not think it will change with facelift as the chassis remains unchanged.

Powering the Seltos are 3-engines, a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.5-litre turbo petrol, and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. However the turbo petrol option is not for you if your budget is 15 lakhs. The 1.5-litre NA petrol engine produces 113bhp and 144Nm of torque while the 1.5-litre diesel produces 114bhp and 250Nm of torque. The petrol engine comes with 6-speed manual transmission and iVT while the diesel is paired to 6-speed iMT and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Maruti Suzuki Brezza

Maruti Brezza

The last and the final car to make it on the list of top 5 Cars Under Rs 15 Lakh is again an SUV and it is the Maruti Suzuki Brezza. It is the oldest compact SUV on sale today and is a solid offering from Maruti. Brezza faced a tough competition from the Nexon but still it has its own benefits. Firstly it is the Maruti which means the easy to maintain factor goes in its favour. And secondly the service cost is comparatively affordable.

What has also made the Brezza to be included in the list is the safety it offers. It is the safest Maruti on sale today as the pre-facelift model had scored a 4-star rating in the Global Ncap. To enhance the safety even further, Maruti has equipped Brezza with 6-Airbags right from the base variant. Even there are improvements with the build quality of the car.

Other factors like a huge list of features is also one of the reasons to buy Brezza. It gets a 9.0-inch touchscreen system, heads-up display, 360-camera, Arkamys sound system, electric sunroof, cooled glove box, wireless charging, and many more.

However what does not go in the favour of Brezza is the performance. It comes with a sole petrol engine option with an updated K15C engine. It is a 1.5-Litre unit that produces 102bhp and 137Nm of peak torque. Although slow, it’s a refined and fuel efficient engine from Maruti. The brand claims a fuel efficiency of 20.15 kmpl for the manual variant which is pretty impressive. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission.

Overall, Brezza has a typical boxy design of an SUV which gives it a bold stance. Also it’s a feature loaded SUV with no compromise on safety. The engine is slower than the competition but is super refined with an impressive fuel economy.


So these were the top 5 cars that you can buy with a budget of Rs 15 lakh and none of these should disappoint you, the choice is yours. The list was completely dominated by 5-seater SUVs with only one sedan to make it on the list. However you can even check out the Kia Carens and the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga if you are looking for a 7-seater. Recently we made a list of top 5 cars under Rs 10 lakh and soon we will bring a list of top cars to buy under Rs 20 lakh. So, stay excited!

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