Best car under 10 lakhs in India 2024

Looking to purchase a car within the Rs. 10 lakh budget? We understand that budget plays a significant role in such decisions, and with numerous options in the market, finding the perfect car that aligns with your financial plan can be daunting. To ease your search, we've curated a comprehensive list of the top-performing cars priced under Rs. 10 lakh, ensuring you get the best value for your money without compromising on quality or features. We’ll be covering the cars ranging between Rs 6 Lakhs to Rs 11 Lakhs. Here is the list of the cars with their respective ex-showroom prices of the base models:

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Maruti Suzuki Swift:

The Maruti Suzuki Swift stands as one of India's top-selling hatchbacks, boasting a rich legacy spanning over two decades. Recognized for its blend of comfort, space, fuel efficiency, and value, the Swift is a popular choice for city and highway driving alike. Its sleek and sporty design is complemented by impressive performance and agile handling.

Inside the Swift, you'll find modern features like keyless entry, a 7-inch touch infotainment system, and automatic climate control, enhancing the overall driving experience. Powering the Swift is a 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine available with either a five-speed manual or AMT automatic transmission. This engine delivers excellent mileage of up to 22.56 km/l for petrol variants, with the option of CNG trims for even greater savings.


  • Engine: 1.2-litre Petrol (90PS with 113 NM)
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT
  • Mileage: 22.38 km/l (Manual), 22.56 km/l (Automatic) and 30.9 km/kg (CNG)
  • Fuel Type: Petrol and CNG

Tata Punch: 

The Tata Punch has achieved remarkable success, selling over 150,000 units in just 15 months post-launch. What sets the Tata Punch apart is its SUV-inspired design, practicality, affordability, and leading ground clearance.

Packed with premium features like a cooled glove box, 7-inch touch infotainment system, automatic AC, and cruise control, the Punch stands out both in terms of style and functionality. Its 1.2-litre petrol engine, available with a 5-speed manual or AMT automatic, delivers up to 20 km/l mileage, including CNG variants. However, the standout feature is its stellar 5-star safety rating, making it one of the safest vehicles in its class.


  • Engine: 1.2-litre Petrol Engine (88PS/115NM)
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual and AMT
  • Mileage: Up to 20.09 kmpl
  • Fuel Type: Petrol

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Nissan Magnite:

The Nissan Magnite has played a pivotal role in revitalizing Nissan's appeal, boasting charisma, boldness, spaciousness, and dynamism. Its design is simple yet assertive, featuring intelligently integrated SUV-inspired elements. Inside, the Magnite offers a range of modern features, including a first-in-segment digital instrument cluster, 360-degree camera, and cruise control.

You have the option of choosing between a 1-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine or a peppy 1-litre turbo petrol engine, with the added convenience of a CVT automatic transmission—an uncommon feature in this price range. With thoughtful storage spaces throughout and a tight turning radius, the Magnite stands out as one of India's most practical SUVs, priced between Rs. 6 to 11.27 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).


  • Engine: 1-litre naturally aspirated and 1-litre turbo-petrol
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual and 5-speed CVT (turbo petrol).
  • Mileage: Up to 20.00 kmpl
  • Fuel Type: Petrol

Toyota Taisor:

The Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor, derived from the Maruti Fronx, maintains similar dimensions and design cues but introduces cosmetic enhancements like a new front grille, redesigned bumper, and updated LED DRLs. Inside, it offers a dual-tone interior with a range of modern features such as a 9-inch touchscreen, wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, and safety features like six airbags and ESP. The Taisor is powered by a 1.2L NA petrol engine or a 1.0L turbo petrol engine, both paired with manual or automatic transmissions.


  • Engine: 1.2-litre 4 cylinder naturally aspirated and 1.0 litre 3 cylinder turbo
  • Transmission: 5-speed (manual & AMT) and 5-speed manual or 6-speed torque converter automatic
  • Mileage: Up to 20 kmpl 
  • Fuel Type: Petrol and CNG

Hyundai Exter:

The Hyundai Exter, a recent addition to the micro-SUV segment, brings a fresh and appealing package. It stands out with unique features like a dashcam, sunroof, ambient lighting, and wireless charging. Sporting Hyundai’s parametric design, the Exter runs on a 1.2L petrol engine paired with a 5-speed manual/AMT, including CNG options. Offering excellent mileage of up to 19.4 km/l (petrol) and 27.1 km/kg (CNG), it's competitively priced at Rs. 6.13 to 10.28 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), making it a compelling choice in its segment.


  • Engine: 1.2-litre petrol (83PS/114NM)
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT
  • Mileage: Up to 19.4 kmpl on petrol and 27.1 km/kg on CNG
  • Fuel Type: Petrol and CNG

Tata Altroz: 

The Tata Altroz sets the benchmark for premium hatchbacks, acclaimed for its impeccable 5-star safety rating, premium features, and potent engine lineup that ensures an engaging driving experience. Complemented by a modern and robust design, the Altroz boasts a range of luxurious amenities such as a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, ambient lighting, and a sunroof.

Notably, the Altroz offers a versatile powertrain lineup including a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated engine, a turbocharged petrol unit, and a diesel variant. The inclusion of a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for the petrol engine adds to its allure, making it a standout choice in the premium hatchback segment. With prices starting from Rs. 6.60 lakh and going up to Rs. 10.74 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Altroz caters to diverse preferences, including CNG variants.


  • Engine: 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol, 1.2-litre turbo-petrol and 1.5-litre diesel
  • Transmission: 5-speed Manual and 5-speed dual-clutch automatic (1.2 Petrol)
  • Mileage: Up to 19.33 km/l (Petrol) and 23.64 km/l (Diesel)
  • Fuel Type: Petrol and Diesel

Tata Nexon: 

The Tata Nexon, manufactured by Tata Motors, is a compact crossover SUV that debuted in 2017 and swiftly became a top-selling SUV in India. Boasting a contemporary design, it offers two engine choices – a 1.2L turbocharged petrol and a 1.5L diesel – along with manual and automatic transmissions. Packed with advanced features like touchscreen infotainment, climate control, and safety tech, including airbags and ABS, the Nexon is favored for its spacious interior, comfortable ride, and great affordability, making it highly sought-after among Indian consumers.


  • Engine: 1.-2-litre turbo petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. 
  • Transmission: 5 and 6 speed (Manual) and 6 and 7 speed (AMT) 
  • Mileage: 17.01 - 24.08 km/l
  • Fuel Type: Petrol and Diesel

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Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: 

Starting at ₹ 10.87 Lakh, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara offers a wide array of colors including Nexa Blue, Arctic White, Splendid Silver, and more. With seating for 5 people, it boasts a mileage of 19.38 - 27.97 km/l and comes in 17 variants, offering fuel options like mild hybrid, CNG, and hybrid. Equipped with a 1462cc engine producing 102 bhp @ 6000 rpm, this SUV received a 7.5/10 rating from experts and an 89% user rating, praised for its design and fuel efficiency.


  • Engine: 1.5L Mild-hybrid Petrol engine
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT, 6-speed TC and a CVT transmission.
  • Mileage: 17.50kmp to 21.11kmpl
  • Fuel Type: Petrol and CNG

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga:

Maruti has added a new Pearl Midnight Black shade to its Arena models, available on select higher-spec variants at no extra cost. The Maruti Ertiga comes equipped with a 7-inch SmartPlay Pro touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, paddle shifters, cruise control, and telematics. Safety features include up to four airbags, a rear parking camera, ESP, and hill-hold assist.

Under the hood, the Ertiga boasts a 1.5-litre petrol engine with mild hybrid tech, delivering 103PS and 137Nm. The CNG variants offer 88PS and 122Nm with a mileage of 26.11km/kg. Available in four trims - LXi, VXi, ZXi, and ZXi+ - and with six color options, the Ertiga continues to offer a compelling package in the MPV segment.


  • Engine: 1.5-litre petrol engine with mild hybrid and DualJet
  • Transmission: Manual, Automatic (TC)
  • Mileage: 20.3 - 26.11 km/l
  • Fuel Type: Petrol and CNG

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Mahindra XUV 3xo:

After a series of teasers, Mahindra has launched the XUV 3XO, starting at Rs. 7.49 lakh (ex-showroom). It's a revamped version of the XUV300, featuring a new turbo petrol engine. Shedding its old identity, this facelift brings a fresh perspective, gearing up to compete with models like the Tata Nexon and Maruti Brezza. The updated Mahindra XUV 3XO stands out to be a great choice under 10 lakhs.


  • Engine:  1.2-litre turbo petrol engine and 1.5-litre diesel engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed (manual and automatic)
  • Mileage: 18.06 kmpl - 19.34 kmpl
  • Fuel Type: Petrol and Diesel

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