Looking to buy a small car for your family which suits your budget? Don’t think too much. We are here to help you. We have a complete list of the Best Small Segment Cars to Buy in India based on price, design, mileage  and after sales support . Here’s a list which can help you to take a decision:

Maruti Suzuki Alto

Alto 800

The small car segment is one of the most important car segment in Indian auto market. Following the legacy of Maruti 800, Alto still remains as one of the most trusted and cost effective car in India’s auto market. Alto’s base model comes at an affordable price tag of Rs 2.46 lakh. This entry-level car is one of the most reliable car on Indian roads.

   Version (Petrol)
Engine Type 1.0 L K-Series (67 bhp-90 Nm)
Transmisson 5-speed MT/5-speed AMT
Overall Mileage 24.07 kmpl
Ex-Showroom(Delhi) Price Rs- 2.46-3.72 lakh


Tata Tiago

Tata Tiago                Source:(thehindubusinessline)

Tata’s new and refreshed Tiago positioned in the best and most affordable small car to buy in India. There is no denying that the Tiago looks very good from almost all angles. It is the best car in low price. The interior is well furnished and looks very premium. The dashboard is well laid out with decent levels of quality with fit and finish. It packs with punch of power. However, the Tiago’s biggest positive point is the pricing, which makes it very hard to ignore.

  Diesel Petrol
Engine Type Revotorq,1.05L,3-cylinder with Multi-Drive, City mode (69 bhp-140 Nm) Revotron,1.2L, 3-cylinder with Multi drive, Eco, City mode 84bhp-114 Nm)
Transmission 5-speed MT 5-speed MT
Overall Mileage 27.28 kmpl 23.84 kmpl
Ex –Showroom (Delhi) Rs-3.95 – 5.65 lakh Rs-3.21 – 5.38 lakh


Hyundai Grand i10

Hyundai Grand i10
Source: (India Today)


If you are looking for a car that is reasonable in price, small, easy to drive in the crowded city road then the Hyundai Grand i10 fits perfect for this role.  It also comes with a choice of either a 1.2-litre petrol or a 1.1-litre diesel engine. It produces 87 bhp and 109 Nm, while the latter churns out 70 bhp and 160 Nm. Both engines come with a 5-speed manual transmission. The petrol version also gets a 5-speed automatic variant. The Grand i10 is a spacious and most comfortable hatchback with the best and spacious cabin in this segment and one of the car in terms of build quality and premiumness, backed up well by Hyundai’s impressive after sales and service support.

  Petrol Diesel
Engine Type 1.2L VTVT(81 bhp-114 Nm) 1.1 L CRDi (70 bhp-160 Nm)
Transmission 5-speed MT/5-speed AT 5-speed MT
Overall Mileage 18.9 kmpl/16.95 kmpl 24 kmpl
Ex-Showroom(Delhi) Rs-4.60-6.82 lakh Rs-5.67-6.88 lakh


Renault Kwid

Renault Kwid
Source: (patpat.lk)

Renault Kwid was launched as a challenger to the highly successful Maruti Suzuki Alto, Hyundai Eon and Chevrolet spark. Kwid comes with stylish and well furnished interiors with good quality of plastics, which is primarily responsible for giving it an edge over the rivals. It also able to provide ample space despite looking like a rather small car from the outside. A 799cc 3-cylinder engine provides an highly impressive mileage of 25 kmpl. The base model of Renault Kwid comes with an affordable price tag of Rs 2.62 lakh.


Renault Kwid 2017 Specifications

  Kwid 800cc Kwid 1000cc
Engine Type 799cc, 3-cylinder, (53.2bhp – 72 Nm)Petrol 999cc, 3-cylinder(67bhp – 91Nm, Petrol
Transmission 5-speed MT 5-speed AMT
Overall Mileage 25.17 kmpl 24kmpl(AMT) & 23.01 kmpl(MT)


Maruti Celerio 

Maruti Celerio

The Celerio might be just another hatchback from the Maruti family. This is a car which aim is to replace two cars, the Zen Estilo and possibly the  A-star replacement as well. It comes with two variants first one is 1.0-litre petrol and second one is 0.8-litre diesel engine. The baby car is powered by indigenously developed 793cc, twin cylinder diesel engine which provides 47 bhp and 125 Nm torque. The car has an amazing fuel efficiency rating of 23.01 kmpl (company claims), which means in the real world you can easily get between 18-20 kmpl fuel efficiency. The petrol variants are also available with an optional 5-speed AMT(Automatic Manual Transmission). The car is very reliable, frugal to run, easy to park, easy to maneuver through city traffic and with the logo of Maruti, you’ll be assured that the running cost as well as maintenance cost will be low. If you are planning to buy a Celerio, we wouldn’t suggest you to buy a manual transmission, we would suggest you to go with AMT.

  Petrol Diesel
Engine Type 1.0 L K Series (67 bhp-90 Nm) 793 cc (46 bhp-125 Nm)
Transmission 5-speed MT/5-speed AMT 5-speed MT
Overall Mileage 23.1 kmpl 27.62 kmpl
Ex-Showroom(Delhi) Rs- 4.03-5.22 lakh Rs- 4.72-5.78 lakh