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Most Reliable Cars in India – Explained Segment Wise

In today’s tough time finding a reliable car that will keep your back is extremely tough. Honda, Toyota and Maruti Suzuki are the most reliable brands that have satisfied their customers for decades. In this article, we list down the most reliable cars in India across all segments! You will find the most reliable cars and the most reliable car brands in India too!

Most Reliable Cars In India:

Everyone wants their dream car to give them trouble-free rides. So the top cars that have proven their reliability with time are listed below (segment-wise).

Most Reliable cars In A-Segment (Smallest Hatchbacks)

A1 Segment –

This segment is the entry-level segment amongst mini hatchbacks. Eg – Renault Kwid, Alto etc…

Spresso
Maruti Suzuki SPresso
Maruti Suzuki SPresso

Clearly, a Maruti will win any day in the battle of reliability and service over any other car. Spresso, although was launched and marketed as a ‘mini-SUV’, is still a tall boy hatchback.

A2 Segment (compact) – 

This segment is the compact segment amongst hatchbacks.

Maruti Wagon R
Maruti Suzuki WagonR The Perfect City Car
Maruti Suzuki WagonR The Perfect City Car

Wagon R was launched by Maruti Suzuki in December 1999 and has gone several upgrades till then. It is still the number one choice for anyone who wants the most reliable cars in India. It is ideal for short trips or for city driving, with occasional highway drives. With the price range of Rs 4.80 – 6.79 lakhs (ex-showroom price) and a claimed mileage of 24 km/l, it is one of the best economical, yet a reliable option.

Also Check Out – Things That Make The Maruti WagonR The Perfect City Car!

B-Segment (Small Hatchbacks)

B1 Segment:

This segment is the small hatchback segment. Eg – Swift, i10 Nios, etc…

Maruti Suzuki Swift
Maruti Suzuki Swift
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Maruti Swift is an economical hatchback available only in the range of Rs 5.92 – 8.85 lakhs. With a mild-hybrid engine of 1.2L, it produces 83 bhp of power and 115 nm of torque. Overall, it gives an average of (23 – 24 km/l claimed). being from the stable of Maruti, it is bound to be one of the most reliable cars in India.

B2 Segment:

This segment is the premium hatchback segment. Eg – Altroz, Baleno, i20 etc…

Maruti Baleno2022 Maruti Baleno

Maruti Baleno is a premium hatchback with a perfect balance of mileage, resale and service. Its price range is Rs 6.42 – 9.60 Lakh. First launched in hatchback form in 2014, it has gone through various facelifts (including a recent one). Since then, it has proved to be reliable and trouble-free amongst car owners.

Most Reilable Cars In India – C-Segment (Sedans)

C1 Segment:

This segment is the sub-compact sedan segment. Eg – Dzire, Amaze, Tigor, Aura etc…

Honda Amaze
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Amaze facelift launched ft

Honda Amaze is arguably one of the most reliable cars in inida in its segment, considering it locks horns with the Dzire too. However, in this case, the Amaze wins due to its reliable Japanese technology, and because it is a better overall package as a car. The price range of Amaze lies between 6.32 – 11.2 lakhs (ex-showroom price) with a fuel economy of 18- 25 km/l.

C2 Segment:

This segment is the compact sedan segment. Eg – City, Verna, etc…

Honda City

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Honda city is a reliable sedan with an excellent engine, a better smooth CVT and unmatched comfort. Its maintenance is almost nil as compared to other cars in its segment and engine performance is too good! Its Japanese I-Vtec technology generally runs trouble-free for a very long period of time.

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D-Segment (Full Size Sedans / Luxury Sedans)

D1 Segment:

This segment is the full-size premium sedan segment. Eg – Octavia, Civic, etc…

Skoda Octavia
2021 Skoda Octavia
2021 Skoda Octavia

Nobody would’ve ever thought that a Skoda Octavia will end up on this list, considering it has so many DSG worries. However, there is only one car on sale in India in this segment with the discontinued Civic, and Elantra. We definitely can’t say that this is the most reliable car in India, so we’ll tell a few details about it here.

D2 Segment:

This segment is the full-size luxury sedan segment. Eg – Superb, Camry, 2 Series, 3 Series etc…

Camry
2022 Camry Hybrid
2022 Camry Hybrid

The Toyota brand is unarguably one of the most reliable car brands in India, at least in this segment. The Toyota Camry is a hybrid spec model in India, sold as a luxury car, with its price crossing the 40 lacs mark. Although in foreign markets the Camry is considered a regular car. Sort of like the Premium hatchback scene in India.

E-Segment (Exclusive Luxury Sedans)

This segment is the exclusive luxury sedan segment. Eg – BMW 7 Series, Mercedes E Class Audi A6 etc…

Audi A6

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Audi A6 is an exclusive luxury sedan that comprises all the modern Bells and Whistles. Among the German Trio, which comprises BMW, Audi, and Mercedes, Audi is the winner in terms of reliability. Hence, Audi A6 emerges as the most reliable car in India in the E segment.

Most Reilable Cars In India – MPV (M-Segment)

Most Reilable Small MPV:

This segment is the small entry-level MPV segment. Eg – Renault Triber, Ertiga, etc…

Maruti Ertiga
Ertiga 2022
Ertiga 2022

With this addition to the list of most reilable cars in India, it must be clear to you that Maruti is the most Reliable car brand in India. Unsurpringly this MPV is the the 2nd most reliable car in India! It is avaible in CNG form too.

Mid-Size MPV Segment:

This segment is the medium-sized MPV segment. Eg – Carens, Marrazzo, XL6, etc…

XL6
Kia Carens Vs XL6 Comparison : Prestige Vs Zeta | Carens Better?
Kia Carens Vs XL6 Comparison : Prestige Vs Zeta | Carens Better?

The XL6 is not exactly a Maruti, but is closest to the brand. XL6 is the premium version of Ertiga and is sold by Maruti’s premium brand Nexa. It carries a similar stance as the Ertiga does, and hence most of them is common. (Except for a few feature additions and a refreshed interior and exterior look)

Also Check Out – Kia Carens Vs XL6 – Prestige vs Zeta | Carens Better?

Full-Size MPV Segment:

This segment is the largest-sized MPV segment. Eg – Innova, Carnival, Vellfire, etc…

Toyota Innova

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Toyota Innova is another multi-utility vehicle, however a popular one. In the MPV segemnt, this is the most popular car one car buy, all thanks to its reliable nature. One can spot 15+ year old Innova’s running as smoothly as a new car! Its comfort and great fuel economy have made it a suitable choice for highway driving.

Most Reilable Cars In India – J-Segment (SUV)

Subcompact SUV Segment:

This segment is the smallest size SUV segment (and is very popular). Eg – Venue, Sonet, Taigun, Brezza etc…

Vitara Breeza
New Maruti Brezza 2022 Interior SPIED! Gets Sunroof, 360° Camera!
New Maruti Brezza 2022 Interior SPIED! Gets Sunroof, 360° Camera!

Breeza is another Maruti in this list of most reliable cars in India. Moving to it’s pros, it is an overall well balanced SUV, however, with a dire need of an update. Its facelft is soon to come, and we have many exciting details about it here – New Maruti Brezza 2022 Interior SPIED! Gets Sunroof, 360° Camera!

Also Check Out – 2022 Upcoming Brezza Vs Venue Facelift – Clash Of New Gen SUVs

Compact SUV Segment:

Hyundai Creta
Hyundai Creta Knight Edition | What’s New?
Hyundai Creta Knight Edition | What’s New?

Apart from reliabilty, Hyundai Creta is an SUV with great comfort, great leg space, and great fuel economy. Its good suspension and excellent features have made it popular when it comes to long drives.

Mid Size SUV Segment:

This segment is the middle size SUV segment. Eg – Harrier, Hector, Bolero, Scorpio-N, XUV 700 etc…

Mahindra Bolero (Neo)
Mahindra Bolero Neo
Mahindra Bolero Neo

The robust structure and one of the most reliable cars in India all have contributed to the success of Mahindra Bolero among the people living in rural areas and having commercial work. Its’ cheap spare parts availability has made this SUV a low-maintenance vehicle

Full Size SUV Segment:

This segment comprises of all the full size SUV segment. Eg – Fortuner, Meridian, Gloster, Safari, etc…
Toyota Fortuner
Jeep Meridian Vs Toyota Fortuner | The Better 7-Seater SUV?
Jeep Meridian Vs Toyota Fortuner | The Better 7-Seater SUV?

Toyota Fortuner is popular with politicians for a reason – It is the most reilable car in India in its segement and comes from the most reliable car brand in India. Unfortunately only a few politicians are like the Fortuner ;). Apart from that, it is loved because it has a high level of road presence due to its imposing looks and has a high engine output of 204hp and a massive 500nm torque.

Also Check Out – Jeep Meridian Vs Toyota Fortuner | Which Is The Better 7-Seater SUV?

So these were all the most reilable cars in India, (and a few scattered most reilable car brands in India) explained segement wise! Be sure to follow the GoMechanicBlog for more articles like these!

2 COMMENTS

  1. You should have mentioned all the car names in each segment for better comparison and understanding.

    You have not considered from the safety point of view.

    You cannot award a car as the most reliable if it is alone in its segment!

    You cannot choose a car which is yet to be launched based on spied information!

  2. Did you get paid from Maruti Suzuki to show their cars as reliable. None of them has 5Star ratings,
    As per your logic, if Maruti Suzuki covers every section of card with Air Bag, it will become the most Safest & Reliable car.
    What about its metal body quality, it will still be a TIN KA DABBA.
    What is costlier?
    Human life or Maruti Suzuki’s Car?

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