Best Cars Under 10 Lakhs

Toyota Urban Cruiser

Price Starts at ₹ 9.03 L

Launched Date

Sep 23, 2020


6 Petrol

Built out of Toyota and Maruti Suzuki's collaboration, the Urban Cruiser is a Vitara Brezza underneath a Toyota badge. On the design front, the Urban Cruiser is almost identical to the Vitara Brezza with some minor differences like the front bumper with revised fog lamps and a grille inspired by the Fortuner. It's a similar story on the inside as well. Some key features of this car include a smart touchscreen infotainment system, rain-sensing wipers, automatic climate control and cruise control.

The Urban Cruiser is powered by the same peppy 1.5-litre petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission as on the Brezza. The similarity continues on the safety front, with the car featuring dual airbags and ABS as standard across all the variants.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Price Starts at ₹ 8.35 L

Launched Date

Apr 01, 2012


7 Petrol
2 Petrol+CNG

The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is a good option for people looking to buy the Best car under 10 lakhs with a choice of third-row seats. The bigger Toyota Innova inspires the design of the Ertiga. It features a chrome studded grille on the front that connects the projector headlamps. At the rear, the car gets L-shaped taillights that give it a prominent look. The cabin of the Ertiga feels premium with well laid out dashboard design. Seats on the Ertiga are pretty supportive, and the beige colour of the cabin gives the passengers an airy feel.

Like the Brezza, the Ertiga comes only with a 1.5-litre petrol engine. However, to increase Ertiga's desirability, Maruti Suzuki has also given the option of CNG. Gearbox options include a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. In addition, the Ertiga gets dual airbags, ABS, child seats and ESP.

Hyundai Venue

Price Starts at ₹ 7.77 L

Launched Date

May 21, 2019


22 Petrol
5 Diesel

The Hyundai Venue marked the entry of Hyundai in the sub-four-metre compact SUV segment. The Venue is a combination of sporty aesthetics, a feature-loaded cabin and powerful engine options. In addition, the car gets many connectivity options, including Hyundai's bluelink technology that allows you to lock-unlock the door or even re-start the car's engine from your smartphone.

The Venue gets a host of engine options to choose from. It features a 1.4-litre diesel, 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Power is channelled to the wheels through a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission. Venue's top trims feature six airbags, ESP, hill start assist, and ABS with brake assist for the safety aspect.

Kia Sonet

Price Starts at ₹ 7.79 L

Launched Date

Sep 18, 2020


15 Petrol
14 Diesel

Sonet is the first sub-4-metre compact SUV from Kia and is the latest made-in-India offering from the Korean carmaker. The multiple engine and gearbox options to choose from make this car an exciting proposition. It is a well-designed car with eye-catching details, comfortable interiors. It is loaded with premium features like ventilated seats, 10-inch touch screen, sunroof, all-LED headlamps, 7-speaker Bose music system, and remote engine start.

Engine and gearbox options on the Sonet is identical to the Venue - one diesel and two petrol engines mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox. For safety, the Sonet comes with six airbags, ESP, hill start assist and ABS with brake assist.

Mahindra XUV300

Price Starts at ₹ 7.99 L

Launched Date

Feb 14, 2019


15 Petrol
9 Diesel

The Mahindra XUV 300 is another highly capable car that makes it to our list of the Best cars under 10 lakhs. The car caters to the Indian audience with its proper rough and tough SUV design. The front chrome loaded grille and projector headlamps with LED DRLS that extend to the fog lamp are all inspired by the bigger XUV 500. The car’s interior is spacious and well laid out with smart looking dashboard design and upmarket material quality.

The XUV 300 include a 4-cylinder, 1.5-litre diesel and a three-cylinder 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Both the engines are mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The XUV 300 demolishes its competitors with a segment-leading safety package when it comes to safety. It gets 7-airbags, disc brakes on all four wheels, ABS and ESP.

Tata Nexon

Price Starts at ₹ 8.1 L

Launched Date

Sep 21, 2017


44 Petrol
30 Diesel

The Tata Nexon makes for a strong contender for the Best car under 10 lakhs. It boasts an excellent fit and finishes, powerful engines and a good features list. The Nexon does a decent job in the looks department as well. On the front, it has Tara's signature grille, projector headlamps with LED DRLS and fog lamps with C-shaped surround element. The cabin of the Nexon is quite spacious, and the seats are comfortable. Moreover, the car comes loaded with goodies like rain-sensing wipers, a tyre pressure monitoring system, a touchscreen infotainment system and an audio system with 8-speakers.

The Nexon comes with two engine options- a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.2 litre 3 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. Both the engines get the option of a 6-speed manual or an automatic gearbox. Safety features include 6 airbags, ABS, Brake Assist and Traction control.

Ford EcoSport

Price Starts at ₹ 6.84 L

Launched Date

Jun 01, 2013


34 Petrol
23 Diesel

The Ford Ecosport is one of those cars that started the craze of compact SUVs in India. The car has a sporty character to it on the outside as well as on the inside. Fit and finish are commendable, with solid feels everywhere. The Ecosport isn't the most spacious car compared to its rivals, but the seats offer optimum comfort. Some major equipment in the vehicle includes a touchscreen infotainment system, Ford SYNC3 system, cruise control, electric sunroof and ambient lighting.

Powering the Ecosport is a 1.5-litre diesel or a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. Both the engines come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. There is also a torque converter automatic gearbox available only in the petrol variant. In addition, the Ecosport comes loaded with six airbags, hill hold control, ABS, and brake assist for safety.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Price Starts at ₹ 7.41 L

Launched Date

Mar 08, 2016


11 Diesel
9 Petrol

The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has always been a tempting option for buyers in the sub-four metre compact SUV segment. On the outside, the Brezza carries a well-proportioned stance and features a thick chrome grille, dual projector headlamps with LED DRLS and 16-inch smart looking alloy wheels to give it a bold look. However, the grass isn't greener on the other side as the car's interior design is basic and doesn't have that premium appeal. But, on the other hand, the features list on the Brezza is decent. Some significant features that the car offers are a 7-inch infotainment touch screen, rear parking camera, automatic climate control, push-button start, etc.

Since Maruti pulled the plug on all its diesel engines, the Brezza is offered only in a 1.5-litre petrol engine with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. For the safety aspect, the Brezza comes with ABS and dual airbags standards across all variants.