Below is the detailed list of pointers that we have taken into consideration. Each car is rated individually on a scale of 10, with the winner getting maximum points and then the rest in descending order. The car with the highest score wins.
Price: We have considered the top-of-the-line versions of each car and the most affordable gets maximum points and vice versa.
Efficiency: The most efficient car gets maximum points followed by the second, third and so on; these are purely based on the ARAI claimed figures.
Power: The car with higher power rating wins, in case two cars have similar power rating, then the car with higher torque figure gets more points.
Utility: Utility provisions like boot space, cup holders, bottle holders and other storage places can be listed on paper. More the boot space, more the points, these are then added together with the points on ergonomics. Every additional cup holder, bottle holder and storage place over the front door pockets gets counted in the total score.
Convenience: Every feature that is worth mentioning gets one point. So a basic music system will lose out to one with Bluetooth telephony, while a touch-screen system with navigation scores over most others. Projector headlamps, rear AC vents, parking sensors and all other features will get counted here.
Warranty: Higher the number of years, more the points. If the number of years is the same, then weightage would automatically shift to kilometres. Unlimited is better than 1,00,000km, which is then preferred over 50,000km and so on.
Safety: Basic safety like the front airbags, ABS-EBD are a must, anything less and the car loses points. More features here and it will certainly reflect positively on overall score.