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Old 6th June 2018, 12:55   #76
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Default Re: Which sedan offers the best Ride comfort for Driver and passengers, under 15 lakhs budget ?

No point in looking at any of the compact sedans in the market. None will meet your requirements.

Six is a tight fit even in a mid size sedan, especially when your prime requirement is comfort. I think Ciaz will be the only car I will consider from this segment in terms of space (read comfort), to meet the given requirements.

Other cars that you can consider are Toyota Corolla or Skoda Octavia. But both these fall above your budget unless you are ok with preowned ones.

All these sedans are designed to seat five persons only, therefore packing six will be a concern in terms of safety. Therefore it will be better for you to look for MPVs that will meet your requirments.

If you are ok with an MPV, you should wait to check out the new Maruti Ertiga.

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As others have said, 6 passengers in a sedan is strict no no. They will neither be safe nor comfortable

For your budget you can consider the Hexa base or mid variants. The Hexa is renowned for its ride quality. Since your requirement is an auto tranny, XMA would be what you should look at. It might be a stretch on your budget but I think it is worth the stretch.
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I know this may become a "Off Topic" post. But, still I go ahead and suggest this. You may inform Mods to delete this post, if you find this not useful

Since you already own a SUV, in my view, you will not be happy with Sedan Long drive. Since your only concern now is, your father cannot easily ingress into the SUV, suggesting you a very simple work around

You can lookout for a ClimbingLadder

Aliexpress has it and I found it to be useful for my dad.

PS: I have santro which I use for office Commute and for long drive, always, I earlier used Qualis and now, Fortuner.

I tried using santro for long drives once or twice to Mysore and other nearby places, for the same reason as yours. I did not get the satisfaction I get with my SUV. So, now, my father is happy to ingress into the car with the ladder. I always keep this in the car so that when my father accompanies us, this will help

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For your budget you can consider the Hexa base or mid variants.
The prime reason he is looking for a sedan now is because it is difficult for his father to get in and out of his SUV due to its height. The same problem will be encountered in Hexa too.
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As other have mentioned, no sedan would seat 6 people in comfort. You need to have a look at MPVs in the market. Since you have mentioned Auto gearbox also, I would recommend BRV V CVT. It falls well in your budget, is low enough with car like seating that getting in and out should not be an issue for your father.

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Since your requirement is unique we probably need a new segment "Six Seater Sedans". In olden days Ambassador used to seat six with a little crunch. These days the KUV-100 has it, again it is not a sedan nor it is spacious enough for six.

I would suggest (similar to @smartcat) a low floor MPV, may be Honda-BRV. Not very tall, ingress/egress can be compared to sedans. Not very bulky either, drives like a car, plus the third row can seat two kids.

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Ertiga should solve your problem. Proven platform, Desi, Easy in and out for elders, kids can fit in last row (Eldest or taller kid can share the middle row with ladies), roof rack for your luggages.

Easy on the pocket too and could buy you better tyres, seats and in-car entertainment with the extra budget that you will be left.

If your parent's cannot climb the side step in SUV (and age is ruthless on body as it progresses), then Ertiga is your best bet for future use too.

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I actually drive a car which takes potholes and bad roads with ease. A Fiat Linea, 1.4 petrol with 14 inch tyres. The car's suspension is magic, almost egging you to take potholes on! Ground clearance is no issue - never scraped in 30,000 kms. The tyres have a decent profile, providing a bit of a cushion. To top it all, the seats are on the softer side. This could be a bit of a pain on highways, but for the city it offers supreme comfort.
Considering that this (bare bones version) car retailed in Mumbai at less than 6.5 (in 2014), I would say it's the best answer to our roads, IF you are ready to take a depreciation hit AND an absence of features.
For me, it is difficult to give up on the drive-over-anything capability.
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