The number of middle-class families in India has significantly increased over the years. This has given rise to a larger number of used cars being purchased around the country. From stylish sedans to useful hatchbacks, the used car market has a lot to offer the middle-class group in India. But what are the best cars to choose from in this category? Here are 6 of the best used cars available for middle-class families today.

Renault Lodgy

The Renault Lodgy was often considered as the best MUV in the country and is still being used as the perfect vehicle for large families. With its maximum seating capacity of 8 passengers, the Lodgy is ideal for road trips with the entire family and friends. Powering the car is a 1.5L K9K diesel engine that produces 85Ps of power and 200Nm of torque and can also be tuned to generate 110Ps of power with 245Nm of torque. As far as transmission goes, the 85Ps variant is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox while the 110Ps are fitted with a 6-speed manual transmission. Today, a second-hand Renault Lodgy can be purchased for about Rs 4.5 lakh -4.8 lakh.

Chevrolet Beat

When it comes to powerful pre owned cars in India, the Chevrolet Beat stands out for all the right reasons. The car, when released, was known for its quick pick-up and zippy speeds. Powering the hatchback is either a 1.0L diesel engine or a 1.2L petrol motor that offers 56.3bhp and 142.5Nm of torque and 76.8bhp and 106.5Nm of torque respectively. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission setup that has FWD capabilities as well and gives the car a top speed of 165kmph. While the Beat is no longer in production, a used model can be purchased for anything between Rs 1.3 lakh to 1.8 lakh.

Hyundai Verna

Hyundai has been one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world and the Verna has been one of their best-selling models since it was first launched. The 2015 Hyundai Verna is available for about Rs 4.25 lakhs and has high-quality, premium features that make it one of the most popular used cars in Kolkata. Under the hood, the Verna houses a 1.6L VTVT petrol engine that generates 121.3bhp along with 154.9Nm of torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission system and can take the car from 0-100kmph in just 10.5 seconds. The car also comes with a plethora of features including rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry, crash sensors, driver and passenger airbags, power doors and windows, air conditioning, and heating.

Hyundai i20 Magna

Considered as one of the most popular cars in 2013, the Hyundai i20 Magna comes in as a powerful option for middle-class families around the country. It is powered by a 1.2L VTVT petrol engine that produces 82.90bhp and 113.8 torque. The 4-cylinder engine is fitted to a 5-speed manual gearbox that gives the driver complete control. One of the biggest attractions of the i20 Magna is its 18.5kmpl mileage which is a massive advantage in India. From the sleek sporty exteriors to the premium interiors, the i20 Magna is a car that is worth the Rs 4.4 – 4.65 lakh price tag it comes with as a second-hand vehicle.

Toyota Etios

As far as reliable cars go, the Toyota Etios comes in as one of the best. The car could be had with either a petrol engine or a diesel one that generates 88.73bhp and 132Nm and 67.04bhp and 170Nm respectively. Available today for about Rs 3.49 – 5.75 lakh, the Etios is one of the most affordable premium used car models in the country. It has a 5-speed manual transmission with FWD capabilities and offers an impressive mileage of 23.59kmpl. Some of the other features found on the Etios are power steering, air conditioning, air quality control, lumbar support, leather steering wheel, digital odometer, and adjustable seats.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Given the fact that Maruti is the number one selling automobile brand in the country, it comes as no surprise that the Ertiga is also one of the biggest selling second-hand cars in India among the middle-class group. The car is powered by a 1.5L petrol engine that offers 105Ps and 138Nm of torque while the 1.5L diesel engine generates 95Ps and 225Nm of torque. On the petrol engine, the Ertiga is mated to either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. The diesel engine only features a 6-speed manual gearbox. A used Ertiga is available through certified dealerships across the country for anywhere between Rs 4.65 – 5.99 lakhs.

So, if you are on the lookout for a used car that fits into your Rs 6 lakh budget, these 6 options should get you the best value for your investment. Combining everything from affordability, performance, and style, these cars mentioned here perfectly suited for the middle-class families in India.