Best 1600cc Cars in India

When it comes to engine size, Cubic Centimeters or CC is the way to measure them. The bigger the engine, the more powerful the car, and 1600cc vehicles definitely bring the power. In India, 1600cc engines are usually reserved for SUVs, but they can also be found in a few hatchbacks and sedans. Let’s take a closer look at the best 1600cc cars available in India today.

Best 1600cc Cars in IndiaPrice (Ex-how)
MG Astor₹ 10.22 – 18.13 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga₹ 8.35 – 12.79 Lakh
Honda City₹ 9.50 – 10 Lakh
Hyundai Creta₹ 10.10 – 18.18 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz₹ 8.78 – 11.76 Lakh
Volkswagen Taigun₹ 11.40 – 18.60 Lakh
Mahindra Marazzo₹ 13.17 – 15.43 Lakh
Hyundai Verna₹ 9.40 – 15.44 Lakh
Skoda Kushaq₹ 11.29 – 19.49 Lakh

1. MG Astor – ₹ 10.22 – 18.13 Lakh

MG Astor
MG Astor

The MG Astor is currently the best car under 1600cc in India. It is also the only car on this list to have level 2 autonomous driving technology. In terms of the 5-seater SUV, the MG Astor is the all-petrol variant of the MG ZS EV SUV. There are two under 1600cc engine options available for the MG Astor. A 1.5-litre gasoline engine with 108.5 horsepower is the first available option. Either a more advanced 8-speed CVT gearbox or a 5-speed manual gearbox can be ordered with this engine. A more powerful 1.3-liter petrol engine with a turbocharger and 138 horsepower is the second choice. The only transmission available for this engine is a 6-speed torque converter automatic. Our choice is the 1.5-litre engine with the CVT gearbox as it offers a hassle-free and relaxed driving experience which suits the character of the SUV.

2. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga – ₹ 8.35 – 12.79 Lakh

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Maruti Ertiga

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is one of the best MPVs in the market with excellent fuel efficiency figures. In addition, the Japanese manufacturer’s 7-seater MPV provides sedan-like driving comfort and affordable maintenance costs. A 1.5-litre 4-cylinder normally aspirated petrol engine powers the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. This engine generates 138 Nm of torque and 103.25 horsepower of power. Options for transmission include a 4-speed automatic torque converter gearbox and a 5-speed manual gearbox.

3. Honda City – ₹ 9.50 – 10 Lakh

Honda City
Honda City

Honda being masters of packaging, their latest generation of Honda City offers spacious interiors and a long list of features. The Honda City’s 1.5-liter petrol engine generates 119.35 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque, while the 1.5-liter diesel engine generates 97.89 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque. The diesel engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, whereas the petrol engine has a choice between a 6-speed manual transmission and a CVT gearbox. Aside from that, the Honda City’s well-sculpted back seat provides one of the best rear seat experiences in its segment.

4. Hyundai Creta – ₹ 10.10 – 18.18 Lakh

Hyundai Creta
Hyundai Creta

The Hyundai Creta is one of the best-selling mid-size SUVs in the Indian market and a favourite among Indian consumers. The five-seater mid-size SUV from the South Korean automaker has everything you could possibly want in a vehicle, including a high fuel economy rating, reasonable maintenance costs, and a roomy interior with a long list of features. Three distinct engine choices are offered for the Hyundai Creta. The 1.5-liter diesel engine generates 113.45 horsepower, while the 1.5-liter gasoline engine generates 113.18 bhp. The 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine, which generates 138.12 horsepower, is the most powerful engine in this group. The 1.4-liter engine is the only one that exclusively comes with a 7-speed DCT gearbox, while all engines can be selected with either an automatic or manual transmission.

5. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz – ₹ 8.78 – 11.76 Lakh

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz provides one of the best back seat experiences in its market if you are being chauffeured. In addition, the hybrid powertrain guarantees excellent fuel efficiency numbers. A 1.5-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine with 103.25 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque powers the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Simple 5-speed manual and 4-speed torque converter automatic transmissions are available as options for gearboxes. Aside from that, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has excellent back legroom thanks to its 2,650mm wheelbase.

6. Volkswagen Taigun – ₹ 11.40 – 18.60 Lakh

Volkswagen Taigun
Volkswagen Taigun

The Volkswagen Taigun is the SUV everyone has been waiting for in the mid-size SUV segment. The Volkswagen Taigun offers solid German build quality and punchy powertrains. The five-seater German SUV also comes decently equipped with features such as an electrically operated sunroof, LED headlamps, 10-inch infotainment screen, digital driver’s display, wireless mobile charging, paddle shifter and many more. Powering the German mid-size SUV are two petrol engine options. The 1.0-litre TSI unit produces 113.98 bhp and 178 Nm of torque, whereas the more potent 1.5-litre TSI engine produces 147.51 bhp and 250Nm of torque. Both the engines can be specified with either a 6-speed manual transmission or an automatic transmission. However, the automatic transmission in the more powerful 1.5-litre variant is a 7-speed DSG unit.

7. Mahindra Marazzo – ₹ 13.17 – 15.43 Lakh

Mahindra Marazzo
Mahindra Marazzo

Mahindra Marazzo is a great buy if you are looking for a safe and spacious 7-seater MPV for family purposes. The Mahindra Marazzo has a tonne of modern features, like a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, fog lamps with cornering lighting, longitudinally-mounted roof AC with diffuse mode, eco driving mode, steering-mounted controls, and many more. A long list of safety features, including dual airbags, disc brakes on all four wheels, ISOFIX child seat fixings, a rear camera, side-impact beams, and many more, are also included with the Mahindra Marazzo. A 1.5-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine producing 120.96 bhp and 300 Nm of torque powers the Mahindra Marazzo.

8. Hyundai Verna – ₹ 9.40 – 15.44 Lakh

Hyundai Verna
Hyundai Verna

Unlike the chauffeur-friendly Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Motor India has taken a different route with the Hyundai Verna. The Hyundai Verna will fit your bill perfectly if you are looking for a feature-rich and driver-friendly package. The Hyundai Verna is powered by three engine options, a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine with 113 bhp, a 1.5-litre diesel unit with 113.18 bhp and a punchy 118.41 bhp 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Both the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine can be specified with either an automatic or manual transmission, whereas the 1.0-litre turbocharged unit can be specified only with a 7-speed DCT gearbox. Our pick of the bunch is the 1.5-litre diesel unit with the 6-speed manual transmission.

9. Skoda Kushaq – ₹ 11.29 – 19.49 Lakh

Like the Volkswagen Taigun, the Skoda Kushaq also delivers solid build quality and punchy powertrains. This is due to the fact that both SUVs’ exteriors are almost identical. The Soda Kushaq has many of the same amenities as the Volkswagen Taigun, including an electrically operated sunroof, LED headlamps, a 10-inch touchscreen screen, wireless mobile charging, paddle shifters, and more. There are two petrol engine options available for the Skoda Kushaq. The more powerful 1.5-liter TSI engine produces 147.51 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque, while the 1.0-liter TSI unit provides 113.98 horsepower and 178 Nm of torque. Both engines may be selected with automatic or manual gearboxes.

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