Here’re the top 5 most spacious hatchbacks available in India under 5 lakh rupees.
A plethora of choices fill the Indian hatchback segment and the cars range from as low as Rs 3 to all the way up to Rs 35 lakhs. However, the largest concentration of hatchbacks is present in the price bracket of Rs 3 to 5 lakh. But which are the most spacious cars in this bracket?
If you are hunting hatchbacks for your next car purchase, we have got five most spacious sub-Rs 5 lakh hatchbacks for you. Read on to know.
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
The Alto K10 is the second largest selling car in the country after the Maruti Suzuki Dzire. However, it finds the lowest spot on our list because is the least spacious on the list, both for luggage and passengers. The car has a boot space of 177 litres, which means that you can’t carry a significant amount of luggage on your trips. Dimensionally, the car has a wheelbase of 2360 mm, which means legroom for the front and the rear passenger is merely satisfactory. The seats are supportive, however, passengers with large frame will find a tight fit, especially for the driver. The car is best suited for four passengers because an adult in the mid-rear seat of the car will feel cramped and claustrophobic. On the upside, a large glass area, bright interiors and thin panels on the door lend a sense of space.
The car has a 998cc inline three-cylinder motor that produces 67.1 bhp @ 6000 rpm and torque of 90 Nm @ 3500 rpm. The motor is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission that sends power to the front wheels.
Price: Rs 3.31 – 4.17 Lakh (Ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Hyundai EON has been around for quite a while and is one of the most popular offerings in the micro hatchback segment. And though the car lags tremendously behind the Alto K10 in terms of sales it betters the latter in more than one ways. Dimensionally, the EON has a wheelbase of 2380 mm, which is 20 mm more than the Alto K10. This translates to a little bit more leg room for the occupants. In addition to this, the EON is also 1550 mm wide, which is 35 mm wider than the Alto K10 (1515 mm). Therefore, there is more space for three passengers sitting abreast on the rear row. However, the car is still best suited for four adults as the rear middle passenger is going to have a tight fit, if he/she is taller than 5 feet. The car also gets 215 litres of cargo volume, which is way better than the Alto K10. On the downside, the EON gets dark interiors and small windows compared to the Alto, which makes the interior appear smaller than the latter.
The EON is propelled by a spirited 998cc inline three-cylinder engine, which is good for 68 bhp @ 6200 rpm and 94 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm. The motor sends power to the front wheels via a 5-speed gearbox.
Price: Rs 3.33 – 4.66 Lakh (Ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Maruti Wagon R
The tall boy amongst the micro hatchbacks the Wagon R is an ideal car if you are looking for all-round space for passengers. And, rightfully so, as it has a height of 1700 mm, the tallest in the segment. The car is especially suited for taller passengers and driver. However, the car can comfortably seat only four passengers. There’s loads of headroom and a decent amount of leg room for all the four occupants. The car has a wheelbase of 2400 mm, which is more than both the EON and the Alto K10. Sadly, the car misses out on cargo volume, which is just 180 litres, a puny 3-litres more than the Alto K10 and 35-litres less than the EON.
The car is powered by a 998cc engine, which produces 67 bhp of power and 90 Nm of torque. When it comes to performance, the Wagon R has little to offer as a tall body design lends it a significant amount of body roll in the corners.
Price: 4.15 – 5.39 Lakh (Ex-showroom, New Delhi)
When it comes to being a mix of space, style and features, the KWID downright beats every other car mentioned in this list above. The car has an impressive wheelbase of 2422 mm, which lends the interiors a tremendous amount of leg space. On the other hand, a height of 1530 mm makes up for a decent headroom, more than that of both the Alto K10 and the Hyundai EON. The Kwid also more room for a rear-middle passenger since the car is bestowed with a width of 1579 mm, which is wider than all of the above three cars. Lastly, to make the spacious appeal of the car even stronger it also gets a boot space of 300-litres, which is the highest in the segment.
The KWID has an inline three-cylinder 999cc petrol engine that chucks out 67 bhp of power @ 5500 rpm and 91 Nm of torque @ 4250 rpm. The power is sent to the front wheels via a 5-speed transmission.
Price: Rs 2.65 – 4.59 Lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi)
The champion of the segment, however, is the Tata Tiago because of numerous ‘right’ reasons. The car is 1647 mm wide, which makes it comfortable for five adults compared to the others on the list. The widebody also makes up for a decent legroom as the seats are pushed towards the edges of the cabin and hence one can feel the airiness in the interior. This is further accentuated by the use of well-bolstered seats which hugs the driver and the front passenger, the rear seat padding is also better compared to others in the segment. The boot space stands at 242-litres, which is less than the KWID. However, the cabin space far exceeds the cabin space of the KWID.
The cabin uses light colours, which further adds to the airiness of the cabin. The best part is that the Tiago is also one of the strongest cars in this list and achieve better levels of safety.
The car is powered by a 1.2-litre Revotron inline three-cylinder motor and at 84 bhp @ 6000 rpm and 114 Nm @ 3500 rpm it crushes the competition. The car features a 5-speed manual transmission, which sends the power to the front wheels. The Tiago is also available with a diesel motor, but with that, it becomes pricier and out of our Rs 5-lakh bracket.
So, to keep it simple we have excluded the diesel model from this list.
Price: Rs 3.35 – 5.0 Lakh (Excluding diesel models, Ex-showroom, New Delhi)