Top 5 Pre-Owned Automatic Compact Sedans To Buy


SUVs might have taken the Indian auto industry by storm, but there are still a considerable number of car buyers who love sedans. In fact, as per Jato Dynamics India, in 2021 sedans contributed to 10 per cent of overall vehicle sales in India, which is still a big number. And when we look at the used car market, the share of sedans is much higher. So, if you too are planning to buy a used sedan and it’s an automatic car that you are looking for, here are our top 5 picks, which we think should be on your shortlist.
 

Honda City
 

Top 5 Pre-Owned Automatic Compact Sedans To Buy

You can get a fairly recent previous gen City automatic for anywhere between Rs. 4 lakh and Rs. 9 lakh, depending on the model year, and the condition of the car.

The Honda City has always been a benchmark in the compact sedan space, and it is certainly famous in the used car market as well, including the automatic version that comes with a CVT unit. The Honda City CVT is one of the nicer automatic compact sedans you can buy, coupled with the powerful petrol engine it offers great performance. You can get a fairly recent previous gen City automatic for anywhere between Rs. 4 lakh and Rs. 9 lakh, depending on the model year, and the condition of the car.
 

Hyundai Verna
 

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Depending on the model year and condition of the car, you can get a Verna automatic for anywhere between Rs. 4.5 lakh and Rs. 11 lakh.
 

The Hyundai Verna is yet another popular model in the compact sedan segment and a popular choice among used car buyers. The car comes with a set of powerful petrol and diesel engines, mated to an automatic torque converter unit as an option. Both perform quite nicely, and Verna itself is known to offer a decent list of features. In fact, the newer models also come with ventilated seats, a sunroof and connected car tech. Depending on the model year and condition of the car, you can get one for anywhere between Rs. 4.5 lakh and Rs. 11 lakh.
 

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
 

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You can get a Ciaz automatic for anywhere between Rs. 5.25 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh, depending on the model year and condition of the car.

The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz was the car that managed to give the Indo-Japanese carmaker a strong footing in the compact sedan space. It was one of the top-selling sedans in its segment until newer, more advanced rivals came in. While the car is still on sale in India, it would be wiser to get a pre-owned one because they offer more value. The automatic version of the car comes with a 4-speed torque converter, mated to a petrol engine. You can get one for anywhere between Rs. 5.25 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh, depending on the model year and condition of the car.
 

Volkswagen Vento
 

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Depending on the model year and condition of the car, you can get a Vento automatic for between Rs. 4 lakh and Rs. 10 lakh
 

The Volkswagen Vento was on sale in India for over a decade, without a proper update, and yet the car had created a strong brand loyalty thanks to its solid build, and amazing driving dynamics. However, VW has finally discontinued the car with the arrival of the all-new Virtus. But you can still get the Vento in the used car market. While the newer model comes with a 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine with a 6-speed automatic unit, the older Vento used to come with a 1.5-litre diesel motor mated to the much-loved DSG (Direct-Shift Gearbox) automatic. Depending on the model year and condition of the car, you can get one for anywhere between Rs. 4 lakh and Rs. 10 lakh.

 

Skoda Rapid
 

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You can get a used Rapid automatic for anywhere between Rs. 4 lakh to Rs. 10.50 lakh, depending on the model year and condition of the car

Like the Vento, its Czech cousin, the Skoda Rapid was also discontinued earlier this year with the arrival of the Slavia. And similarly, the Rapid too came with multiple engine options and transmission choices over the years. Here too, the newer model comes with a 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine with a 6-speed automatic unit, while the older Rapid featured a 1.5-litre diesel motor mated to the much-loved DSG (Direct-Shift Gearbox) automatic. You can get one for anywhere between Rs. 4 lakh to Rs. 10.50 lakh, depending on the model year and condition of the car.