Safety has been an ignored aspect for a long time in Indian cars. As consumers too, we have been more concerned about the cost, mileage, and features in a car, rather than our safety. Safety is still low on the priority list for many manufacturers and even customers. However, more informed customers now consider safety features while buying a car.
Here is a list of the best safe cars in India with the best quality and safety including prices, specifications, features, and more. Check out!
Tata Nexon is the India's first car to receive a 5-star in the Global NCAP safety rating. The safety features on the compact-SUV include Electronic Traction Control, Rollover Mitigation, Emergency Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control, and Electronic Parking Brake. The Tata Nexon is available in two engine options, a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine.
2. Tata Altroz
Tata Altroz premium hatchback is the second Indian car from the brand to receive 5-star in the Global NCAP safety rating. Except from featuring a modern design, Tata has also equipped the Altroz with best in class safety features. This includes airbags, advanced ABS with EBD, rain-sensing wipers, reverse parking cameras, ISOFIX child seat mounts. This is available in two engine options: a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine.
Mahindra XUV300 is the third Indian production car to receive 5 star in the Global NCAP safety rating. This comes with seven airbags, ESP with rollover mitigation, hill start assist, ABS with EBD, corner braking control and ISOFIX mounts. The compact SUV is available with two engine options, a 1.2-litre petrol, and a 1.5-litre diesel.
4. Mahindra Marazzo
This one has received 4-stars in the Global NCAP safety rating. Mahindra Marazzo includes airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX mounts, impact and speed sensing door locks, emergency call, rear parking camera, among others. It is also available with a 1.5-litre diesel engine and comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
5. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is one of the most successful compact SUVs on the Indian market as of now and was earlier available only in a diesel format. However, with BS6 norms implemented in 2020, Maruti is expected to launch the petrol Brezza. It has scored four-star rating in the crash testing conducted by Global NCAP. This comes with all the basic safety necessities like, dual airbags, ABS and ISOFIX child seat mounts.
6. Volkswagen Polo
Volkswagen Polo has received 4-stars in the Global NCAP safety rating. This is one of the safest hatchbacks in the country and comes equipped with a host of equipment to keep its occupants safe. Dual airbags and ABS with EBD is available as standard across variants and is offered with a total of three engine options including the GT variants.
7. Toyota Yaris
The Toyota Yaris comes with many segment. This has got a 5-star rating in ASEAN NCAP. It is only available in 1.5-litre petrol engine. However, the customers can choose between a six speed manual or a seven speed CVT automatic transmission.
8. Tata Tiago
Tata Tiago has received 4-stars in the Global NCAP safety rating and joins the line up of the safest car. Tata has equipped the Tiago with airbags, ABS with EBD, corner stability control, high-strength, body structure rear parking assist, and this is available in 1.2-litre petrol engine.
9. Jeep Compass
The Jeep Compass has got an impressive five-star rating in Euro NCAP. The Compass introduced Jeep and became popular in India. This comes with premium interiors and best overall build quality which further translates to passenger safety.
10. Tata Zest
Zest scored 4-stars for adult safety features and 2-stars for child safety in the recent test conducted by NCAP. It comes with safety features like a child safety lock. It is an excellent sedan to compete on an even level with Maruti Suzuki Dzire.
So, when you are planning to buy a new car, do take a look at cars with the best NCAP rating. Besides buying the top-rated safest car, you should protect yourself and your vehicle with a car insurance plan in India. That way, just in case of any unfortunate mishap, the damage repair expenses will be taken care of by the insurer.