Are you worried about how you can choose the best sedan for a smooth ride on a rugged terrain? While you are interested in buying a dynamic sedan for rough roads, it is important that you consider sedans with the best mileage, powerful performance, remarkable safety system, great interior and exterior features as well as a sedan with fuel efficient and environmentally conscious features.
Among the aforementioned distinctive car profiles, anyone interested in buying a sedan for easy ride on rough road, must as a matter of fact, consider ground clearance. A sedan with high ground clearance gives the driver the liberty to ride smoothly over rippling potholes. It is based on this need for a smooth ride on rough roads that I have chosen these dynamic and sleek sedans for your consideration.

1)  Fiat Linea

Fiat LineaImage Credit: vm2827

With elegant design, varying premium shades of colors, world-class 185 millimeters of ground clearance―good height to protect your car’s undercarriage on roughest roads plus 15- and 16-inch alloy wheels―Fiat Linea, no doubt, remains the best Sedan for rugged terrains.

The Fiat Linea is offered in two petrol variants of 1.4L Active and 1.4L Dynamic plus three diesel variants of 1.3-liter of Active, Dynamic and Emotion. It is powered by both petrol and diesel with 1.4-liter motor at 88 Bhp of power and 1.3-liter motor at 92 Bhp of power respectively. Noteworthy is that the Linea diesel with 20.4 Kmpl exceeds the petrol variant with only 14.6 Kmpl.

2)  Maruti Suzuki SX4

Maruti Suzuki SX4Image Credit: Wikipedia

If you are dreaming of a sedan with a perfect blend of style, performance with safety and comfort, SX4, the winner in the Adventure Trial Version for 4 years in a row Raid-de-Himalaya is the bus top. The Maruti SX4 has new elegant dashboard, affordable ORVMs, premium features such as steering-mounted audio controls, glass antennae, auto climate control, air-bags, etc.

SX4 has a ground clearance of 180 mm (ZXI/ZDI) and 170 mm (VXI/VDI) with five variants – SX4 VXi, SX4 ZXi, SX4 ZXi Leather, SX4 ZXi Automatic & SX4 ZXi Leather Automatic and with seven premiums shades.

Enhancing superb driving experience, the new SX4 is powered by 1600cc VVT powerplant producing maximum power of 104 Bhp at 5600 rpm with maximum torque of 145 Nm at 4100 rpm.

3)  Toyota Corolla Altis

Toyota Corolla AltisImage Credit: Richard Andrianto

Altis is a seamless blend of great performance and luxury with new Dual VVT-i engine and Super CVT-i with 7-speed sequential shiftmatic. With a good 175 millimeter ground clearance, the premium sedan, Corolla Altis is powered by a 1.4-liter motor with 87 Bhp and 21.4 Kmpl mileage certified by ARAI.

The power and torque of Altis have increased from 125bhp and 158Nm to 132bhp and 170Nm. The Corolla Altis has an 8-valve 1364cc common-rail and transversely placed diesel engine which produces 87bhp of power and 205Nm of maximum torque that aid the movement of front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.

4)  Mahindra Verito

Mahindra Verito

After Altis, Mahindra Verito has 72 mm of ground clearance. Its battery pack spans around six hours for a full charge producing a similar 100 km in Reva hatchback. Verito will turn out 29 kw of 38.9 bhp with 10 kw well above the amount generated in Reva.
It is important to note that Mahindra Verito has two petrol variant: 1.4G2 and 1.4G4 with mileage of 13.87KMPL each and four diesel variant: 1.5 D2, 1.5 D4, 1.5 D6 with 21.1 KMPL each plus the Mahindra Verito 1.5 Executive edition with 21 KMPL mileage.

5)  Skoda Superb

Skoda Superb

Skoda Superb is among the best cars that can sail rugged terrain like a ship on the sea. It has a ground clearance of 158. It has both Superb petrol and Superb diesel. The ARAI-certified mileage of the Superb petrol is 13.14 Kmpl for manual variant while that of automatic variant is 13.67 Kmpl.

The Super diesel has a claimed mileage of 17.16 kmpl and it’s powered by 139 Bhp, 2-liter turbocharged engine mated with a 7-speed DSG. Noteworthy is that the Petrol variant is powered by a 158 Bhp with a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine mated with either a 7-speed DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual transmission.

6)  Hyundai Verna

Hyundai Verna

If you need one of the cars you can use comfortably on rough roads, here is the new Verna which offers 1.4L VTVT that enhances unbeatable performance with a top mileage of 17.43Km/L (ARAI). For optimum efficiency without power compromise, the 1.6L VTVT engine is the powerhouse capable of delivering 123ps at 6300 rpm.

With 170 mm ground clearance, Hyundai Verna has sleek and dynamic profiles, adjustable seat plus sliding front armrest, fuel efficient system, eagle eye head lamps, etc. For your safety, you are sure to find ABS system, six airbags with rigid shell.

You can get both petrol and diesel Verna. The petrol Verna has 1.6-liter engine with VTVT tech system which generates 103.2ps at 5,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 14.9 kgm at 3,000 rpm. While the diesel Verna has a 1.5-liter and 16-valve CRDi engine capable of delivering 110 ps at 4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 24 kgm at about 1,900 rpm.


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