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Top 10 Safest Cars Under Rs. 10.0 Lakh - Ex-Showroom

In recent years, safety has become quite an important aspect that you are looking at while buying a new car. It’s safe to say that Indian carmakers, Tata and Mahindra, are leading the charge in this regard. Investing in safety and promoting it right is putting pressure on other car manufacturers to up their game and offer equally competent cars.

Safest Cars Under 10 Lakh

1. Tata Punch

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The Tata Punch sits at the top of the list with a score of 16.44 out of 17 for adult safety and 40.89 out of 49 for child safety. Tallied up, the final star rating of the Punch stands at 5 stars for the adult and 4 for child safety.

It has only 1 engine option and 4 variants with a manual transmission and top 3 with an automatic. All of them cost under Rs. 10.0 lakh.

Tata Punch Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

2. Mahindra XUV300

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The Mahindra XUV300 is right up the alley with only 0.02 points behind the Tata Punch in adult safety score. However, the child safety score is a fair bit behind as it got 37.44 points out of 49. Overall, the star rating is identical to the Tata Punch as it got 5 stars in adult safety and 4 in child safety.

It has 5 powertrain options but only the lower 2 petrol-manual and base diesel-manual variants cost less than Rs. 10.0 lakh (ex-showroom).

Mahindra XUV300 Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

Mahindra XUV300 Diesel Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

3. Tata Altroz

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The Tata Altroz earned 16.13 out of 17 points in adult safety for a star rating of 5 and 29 out of 49 for child safety and a rating of 3 stars.

The Altroz has petrol-manual, petrol-automatic, turbo petrol-manual and diesel-manual powertrain options. All of them cost under Rs. 10.0 lakh (ex-showroom).

Tata Altroz Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

Tata Altroz Diesel Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

4. Tata Nexon

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Next up, we have the Tata Nexon, which probably started the revolution about half a decade ago. It not only made safer vehicles accessible but also desirable. The Nexon fetched 16.06 points out of 17 for adult safety and 25 points out of 49 in child safety in the GNCAP crash test. The Nexon has a 5- and 3-star rating in adult and child safety, respectively.

Among the 4 powertrain options, 4 petrol-manual, 2 petrol-automatic and 1 diesel-manual variants cost less than Rs. 10.0 lakh to help it reserve a spot on this list.

Tata Nexon Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

Tata Nexon Diesel Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

5. Honda Jazz

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While it doesn’t sell in big numbers, the Honda Jazz stands its ground in the GNCAP crash tests with 13.89 points for adult safety and 31.54 in child safety. The Jazz has 4 stars for adult safety and 3 for child safety.

Except for the top ZX petrol-automatic powertrain, all other trims cost less than Rs. 10.0 lakh (ex-showroom).

6. Toyota Urban Cruiser

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If you think the new Maruti Suzuki Brezza is too expensive and the old one met your requirements just fine, then the Toyota Urban Cruiser should find the top spot on your shortlist. It’s practically the same old Brezza but with Toyota’s badge.

In terms of adult safety, it got 13.52 points for 4 stars while its child safety score stands at 36.68 points for 3 stars. The lower 3 petrol-manual variants cost under Rs. 10.0 lakh.

7. Tata Tiago

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The Tata Tiago is the 2nd in this list with an adult safety score of 12.52 out of 17 and a child safety score of 34.15 out of 49. The final start rating for this car stands at 4 for adults and 3 for child safety.

The Tata Tiago is available with a petrol-manual, petrol-automatic, CNG-manual and electric-automatic powertrain options. This is the most affordable option on this list.

Tata Tiago Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

8. Tata Tigor

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Just like the Tiago, the Tigor also has identical scores of 12.52/17 and 34.15/49 for adult and child safety, respectively. For simplicity, GNCAP gave it an adult rating of 4 stars and child safety rating of 3 stars.

It has the same powertrain options as the Tiago hatchback and all except the electric powertrain options cost under Rs. 10.0 lakh (ex-showroom).

Tata Tigor Petrol, CNG Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

9. Renault Kiger

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The Renault Kiger scored 12.34 out of 17 in adult safety and 21.05 out of 49 in child safety in the GNCAP crash tests. The final rating of the Kiger is 4 stars for adult safety and 2 for child safety.

Except for the top-spec RXZ variant with turbo-petrol engine and CVT automatic, all others cost under Rs. 10.0 lakh.

New Renault Kiger Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

10. Nissan Magnite

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After Kiger, we have the Nissan Magnite. While it shares the platform and powertrain with the Kiger, surprisingly, it has a slightly lower adult safety rating of 11.85 for adult and 24.88 for child safety. The star rating of the Magnite remains identical to that of the Kiger with 4 stars for adult and 2 for child safety.

All variants of the Magnite cost under Rs. 10.0 lakh (ex-showroom).

Nissan Magnite Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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