These Are The 10 Safest Cars Costing Less Than Rs 10 Lakh

Published On Jul 04, 2021 11:52 AM By Tarun for Hyundai i20

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The Nissan Magnite and Ford Figo are the most affordable on this list

While fuel efficiency, reliability, and features have always been crucial parameters while purchasing a car, safety is increasingly assuming paramount importance. Thanks to the crash tests conducted by Global NCAP as part of the #SaferCarsForIndia campaign, we can now get an honest, more transparent picture of cars that are relatively safe.

So, if you want a vehicle that costs less than Rs 10 lakh yet doesn’t compromise on safety, this will be a worthwhile read. 

Nissan Magnite

Active Safety Feature

Brake assist, traction control, hill start assist, vehicle stability control, anti-roll bar, ABS with EBD

Passive Safety Feature

Dual Front airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors

Special Features

360-degree parking camera, TPMS

Crash Test Rating 

4 Star* 

*ASEAN NCAP

  • Nissan Magnite features dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, and ABS with EBD as standard across all variants. 

  • The Turbo variants, in addition to the above, come with brake assist, traction control, hill start assist, and electronic stability control. 

  • A 360-degree camera and tyre pressure monitoring (TPMS) are available with the top-spec XV Premium. 

  • ISOFIX child seat anchors are available as standard from the mid-spec XL Turbo onwards. 

  • The Magnite is one of the safest SUVs, securing a 4-star safety rating by ASEAN NCAP. 

  • It is priced from Rs 5.49 lakh to Rs 10 lakh, while the Turbo variants retail from Rs 7.49 lakh. 

Renault Triber

Active Safety Feature

ABS with EBD

Passive Safety Feature

Four airbags

Other Features

Rear parking sensors, rear parking camera

Crash Test Rating 

4 Star

  • The Triber’s top-spec RXZ comes with four airbags and a rear parking camera. 

  • It gets dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors as standard. 

  • The Triber recently scored 4 stars in the Global NCAP crash tests. 

  • The MPV retails from Rs 5.50 lakh to Rs 7.95 lakh.

Renault Kiger

Active Safety Feature

ABS with EBD

Passive Safety Feature

Four airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors 

Other Features

Rear parking sensors, rear parking camera

Crash test rating

-

  • The Kiger comes with four airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and a rear parking camera from the second-to-top RXT onwards, priced from Rs 6.89 lakh. 

  • It shares its underpinnings with the Nissan Magnite and Triber, both of which scored 4 stars in the crash tests. However, the Renault SUV is yet to be tested. 

  • The subcompact SUV retails from Rs 5.64 lakh to Rs 10.08 lakh. 

Ford Figo / Aspire / Freestyle

Active Safety Feature

ABS with EBD, Hill Launch Assist, Electronic Stability Programme, automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers, Traction Control System (Only Freestyle)

Passive Safety Feature

Six Airbags

Other Features

Rear parking sensors, rear parking camera

Crash test rating

3-star (Aspire Pre-facelift)

  • The Figo, Freestyle, and Aspire are the most affordable cars to be equipped with up to six airbags, of course, reserved for the top-spec variants only. 

  • The Freestyle additionally gets hill launch assist, electronic stability programme, and traction control system as standard. 

  • The Figo retails from Rs 5.82 lakh to Rs 8.37 lakh, while the Aspire retails from Rs 7.27 lakh to Rs 8.72 lakh. 

  • The Freestyle is priced from Rs 7.27 lakh to Rs 9.02 lakh. 

Hyundai i20 - Up to Asta

Active Safety Feature

ABS with EBD, Burglar Alarm, Automatic Headlamps 

Passive Safety Feature

Dual Front Airbags, Bluelink SOS and road side assistance (RSA) switches

Other Features

Rear parking sensors, rear parking camera, tyre pressure monitoring system, driver rear view camera

Crash test rating

-

  • You can only get the Magna, Sportz, and Asta within this budget. 

  • It comes with dual front airbags, a burglar alarm, automatic headlamps, a rear parking camera, a driver rear view camera, and TPMS. 

  • These features are available from the mid-spec Sportz itself, priced from Rs 7.69 lakh. 

  • The top-spec Asta (O) additionally gets ISOFIX child seat anchors, side and curtain airbags, electronic stability control, and hill assist control. However, it is priced upwards of Rs 10 lakh. 

  • The Hyundai i20 retails from Rs 6.85 lakh to Rs 11.34 lakh. 

Tata Nexon - Up to the XZ

Active Safety Feature

ABS with EBD, Electronic stability programme, traction control, roll-over mitigation, brake assist, hill hold control

Passive Safety Feature

Dual Front Airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors

Other Features

Rear parking sensors, rear parking camera

Crash test rating

5-star

  • In this budget, you can get the XE, XM, XT, and XZ variants only. 

  • The top-spec XZ+ (S) and the variants above it additionally get tyre pressure monitoring but are priced upwards of Rs 10 lakh. 

  • The Tata Nexon comes with ISOFIX child seat anchors, electronic stability programme, traction control, roll-over mitigation, hydraulic brake assist, and hill hold control right from the base-spec XE variant. 

  • Nexon is one of the safest cars in India, securing a 5-star safety rating in Global NCAP crash tests. 

  • The Nexon retails from Rs 7.19 lakh to Rs 12.95 lakh. 

Mahindra XUV300 - Up to W6

Active Safety Feature

Cornering control, all-wheel disc brakes

Passive Safety Feature

Dual Front Airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors

Other Features

-

Crash test rating

5-star

  • You can only get the W4 and W6 petrol variants in this budget. 

  • The Mahindra XUV300 is the safest car in India, as tested by Global NCAP, where it secured a 5-star safety rating. While the Nexon and XUV300 both got 5 stars, the Mahindra received a better overall score.

  • It comes with ISOFIX child seat anchors, cornering control, dual front airbags, and all-wheel disc brakes as standard. 

  • The top-spec W8 and W8 (O) get ESP with roll-over mitigation, class-leading seven airbags, hill start assist, front parking sensors, TPMS, and a rear parking camera. However, these are priced above Rs 10 lakh. 

  • It retails from Rs 7.95 lakh to 13.09 lakh. 

Volkswagen Polo

Active Safety Feature

ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control, Hill Hold Control

Passive Safety Feature

Dual Front Airbags

Other Features

Rear parking sensors

Crash test rating

4-star

  • The Polo’s AT variants come with electronic stability control and hill hold control. These are priced from Rs 8.51 lakh. 

  • It misses out on a rear parking camera but that’s an accessory most dealers will be happy to provide.

  • The Polo retails from Rs 6.16 lakh to Rs 9.99 lakh. 

Hyundai Venue - Up to SX

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Active Safety Feature

ABS with EBD, Electronic stability control, Vehicle stability management, Hill assist control, automatic headlamps

Passive Safety Feature

Dual Front Airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors

Other Features

Rear parking sensors, rear parking camera 

Crash test rating

-

  • Only the Venue’s E, S, S+, and select SX variants are available under Rs 10 lakh. 

  • It gets dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, and ISOFIX child seat anchors as standard. 

  • The Venue offers electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, and hill assist control in the S DCT (provided with a 1-litre turbo-petrol engine with 7-speed dual-clutch automatic) priced from Rs 9.77 lakh. 

  • The S+ variant, while missing out on the features mentioned above, has on offer automatic headlamps and a rear parking camera. It is priced from Rs 8.54 lakh. 

  • The top-spec variants additionally get side and curtain airbags, tyre pressure monitoring, and a burglar alarm. Unfortunately, they’re priced north of Rs 10 lakh. 

  • The Hyundai Venue retails from Rs 6.92 lakh to Rs 11.76 lakh. 

Ford EcoSport - Up to Titanium

Active Safety Feature

ABS with EBD, electronic brake assist, electronic stability control, traction control, hill launch assist

Passive Safety Feature

Dual Front Airbags

Other Features

Rear parking sensors, rear parking camera

Crash test rating

-

Ford Ecosport SE

  • Under Rs 10 lakh, you can buy the Ford EcoSport Ambiente, Trend, and Titanium variants. 

  • The EcoSport comes with electronic brake assist, electronic stability control, traction control, and hill launch assist. These are available from the mid-spec Titanium, priced from Rs 9.99 lakh. 

  • The  Titanium+ and S variants offer side and curtain airbags and ISOFIX seat anchorages. 

  • The sub-compact SUV retails from Rs 8.19 lakh to Rs 11.69 lakh. 

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