Petrol cars are fast coming back to fashion and have impressed most car buyers with their refined engine, strong top-end performance and decent fuel efficiency. While most of the cars on sale in the country are now available with a diesel engine option, petrol continues to be the choice of a majority of the car buyers. With this in view, here, we have come up with a list of the best Petrol cars in India that you can buy in the new and used car markets.
1. Maruti Alto K10
While the Maruti Alto K10 is the least expensive model in our list of best petrol cars in India, it’s a pretty well-rounded offering in the budget-end of the market. It’s essentially a more potent version of the Alto 800 and impresses with the similar traits of affordability, high mileage, and decent ride quality. More importantly, its K10 1.0-litre engine makes it a peppier and a more free-revving performer. Finally, the buyers can even opt for the optional AMT to enhance the convenience factor.
Maruti Alto K10 Petrol New Car Prices in Popular Cities
The Renault Kwid is a direct rival of the Maruti Alto but offers added advantages like bigger boot space, a roomier rear seat and an SUV-like design. Like the Alto, even the Kwid comes with 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre engine options, with the latter even being available with an AMT. It also offers a decent performance and a high mileage, both of which help it make it to our list of best petrol cars in India.
Renault Kwid Petrol New Car Prices in Popular Cities
The third-gen WagonR is a good buy for all those who need an affordable car that is high on space, power and fuel efficiency. The latest tallboy is based on the same Heartect platform that underpins the Baleno and the Swift and is available with 1.2-litre and 1.0-litre petrol engine options. Both the motors are available with both AMT and manual transmissions. The Wagon R is immensely popular in both new and used car markets.
Maruti WagonR Petrol New Car Prices in Popular Cities
The Maruti Swift is available with a free-revving 1.2-litre K12 petrol engine that offers a good mix of performance and fuel efficiency. The Swift is also quite affordable, both in new and used car markets, and is fairly easy to maintain. Moreover, it looks very stylish and is easily among the best-looking hatchbacks around. Thanks to these qualities, Swift finds a place on our list of best petrol cars in India.
Maruti Swift Petrol New Car Prices in Popular Cities
While the Swift is our choice from the B1-segment, it’s the Hyundai Elite i20 that we have picked from the B2-segment. The second-gen i20 comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine, has a spacious and an upmarket cabin, offers a great ride quality and is quite well priced, too. These are the very reason that it’s a popular choice in both new and second-hand car markets of the country.
Hyundai Elite i20 Petrol New Car Prices in Popular Cities
The Maruti Ciaz is our choice from the C2-segment. It comes kitted out with a powerful K15B motor that offers high fuel efficiency. A reason for the high frugality is the car’s SHVS mild-hybrid technology. The Ciaz is very spacious and is a good option for those looking for a comfortable car. Another advantage is the low maintenance cost, which has played a role in the popularity that this car enjoys in the market.
Maruti Ciaz Petrol New Car Prices in Popular Cities
The petrol variant of the Honda City is another decent C2-segment sedan that is high on space and sufficiently low on running cost. It’s powered by a 1.5-litre engine that offers more power but slightly lower fuel economy than the Ciaz. However, the Honda badge ensures decent popularity in both new and used car markets.
Honda City Petrol New Car Prices in Popular Cities
The tenth-gen Honda Civic was launched in India recently and comes with a 1.8-litre engine. While this car is tough to be found in the used car market, the eighth gen model is easily available. Even the earlier Civic came with a 1.8-litre engine that offered strong performance and high refinement. Both the versions are quite sporty to drive and even offer enough passenger comfort.
Honda Civic Petrol New Car Prices in Popular Cities
Like the Civic, even the Toyota Corolla is available with a gem of a 1.8-litre petrol engine. It also offers a comfortable cabin and is a highly reliable car. You can easily find an example from any of the last three generations in the used car market of the country. The Corolla is a good option for all those who seek affordable luxury.
Toyota Corolla Altis Petrol New Car Prices in Popular Cities
While the Creta comes with a stonker of a 1.6-litre diesel engine, it even offers a powerful yet fairly fuel-efficient 1.6-litre petrol engine that is high on refinement and low on maintenance. The Creta is a bold-looking and a feature-laden offering in the small SUV segment and is the last car on our list of best petrol cars in India.
Hyundai Creta Petrol New Car Prices in Popular Cities