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    Top 5 Safest Cars Under Rs. 7 Lakh

    by Mahesh Yadav on Thursday, Aug 19 2021

    For a safety-conscious buyer like yourself, even with a budget of Rs. 7.0 lakh (ex-showroom), you can get yourself a pretty well-loaded car with a 3-5-star safety rating. Here are all the variants that will fit your budget.

     

    Top 5 Safest Cars

    Note: The adult safety score is out of 17 while the child safety score is out of 49. GNCAP then condenses the score into a star rating for easy understanding. For the sake of consistency, this list only includes made-in-India cars tested by Global NCAP.

    Also read - 2021 Safest Cars Under 10 Lakh in India

    1. Tata Altroz

    Tata Altroz

    We start off with the only 5-star rated car you can buy for under Rs. 7.0 lakh. The Tata Altroz from Tata got a clean 5-star adult safety rating with a score of 16.3 out of 17. Its child rating stands at 3 stars with a score of 29 out of 49.

    For under 7 lakh, you can get pick either of the lower 3 variants with a normal petrol engine or the base variant with the turbo diesel engine. The base XE petrol trim especially carries an aggressive price tag but is too barren. If you are fine with adding some aftermarket accessories, then you can get yourself the safest car India has to offer for under Rs. 6.0 lakh.

    Tata Altroz - Variants Under Rs. 7 Lakh

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    XE 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 5.8 lakh

    XM 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 6.46 lakh

    XM Plus 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 6.76 lakh

    XE 1.5L Turbo Diesel Manual

    Rs. 7.0 lakh

    2. Volkswagen Polo

    VW Polo

    The Polo you can buy at a Volkswagen showroom today first went on sale in India about a decade ago. It still doesn’t look old, though. And it still retains its safety score of 12.54 for adults and 29.91 for children from 2014. Its combined safety rating for adult and child occupants stands at 4 stars and 3 stars, respectively.

    Also read - 2021 Safest SUVs Under 10 Lakh in India

    The 1.0-litre normal petrol engine, however, has a poor torque-to-weight ratio and poor drivability. Unfortunately, even the Comfortline variant, which breaches the Rs. 7.0 lakh limit even with the normal petrol engine. We strongly recommend you to stretch for the Comfortline turbo if you can. That engine offers far better performance, drivability and real-world efficiency than the normal petrol engine. The base petrol engine is only somewhat usable for everyday city driving.

    Volkswagen Polo - Variants Under Rs. 7 Lakh

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    Trendline 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 6.21 lakh

    Comfortline 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 7.16 lakh

    3. Tata Tiago & Tigor

    Tiago

    The Tata Tigor and Tiago use the same frame and carry a score of 12.52 for adult safety and 34.15 for child safety. The final safety rating of these cars is 4-star for adults and 3-star for children.

    With a budget of Rs. 7.0 lakh, you can get even the top variants of either of these cars. With the automatic though, you will have to leave the Tigor XZA Plus out if you want to strictly adhere to the Rs. 7.0-lakh budget.

    Tata Tiago - Variants Under Rs. 7 Lakh

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    XE 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 5.0 lakh

    XT (O) 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 5.48 lakh

    XT 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 5.63 lakh

    XZ 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 6.08 lakh

    XZ Plus 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 6.34 lakh

    XTA 1.2L Petrol AMT Automatic

    Rs. 6.15 lakh

    XZA 1.2L Petrol AMT Automatic

    Rs. 6.6 lakh

    XZA Plus 1.2L Petrol AMT Automatic

    Rs. 6.86 lakh

    Here are the prices of the Tigor variants:

    Tata Tigor - Variants Under Rs. 7 Lakh

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    XE 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 5.6 lakh

    XM 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 6.2 lakh

    XZ 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 6.61 lakh

    XMA 1.2L Petrol AMT Automatic

    Rs. 6.72 lakh

    4. Renault Triber

    Renault Triber

    The Renault Triber got 11.62 points in adult occupant safety and 27 points in child safety. It earned 4 stars for adult safety and 3 stars for child safety.

    Please note that GNCAP tested the 2-airbag version of the Triber. So, if you buy a higher variant with side airbags, you will get a car with a slightly better safety rating than projected in these scores.

    Also Read - 2021 Safest MPVs Under 10 Lakhs In India

    Renault Triber - Variants Under Rs. 7 Lakh

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    RXE 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 5.49 lakh

    RXL 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 6.13 lakh

    RXT 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 6.67 lakh

    RXL 1.0L Petrol AMT Automatic

    Rs. 6.62 lakh

    RXT 1.0L Petrol AMT Automatic

    Rs. 7.17 lakh

    5. Ford Figo

    Ford Figo

    Lastly, we have the Ford Figo. It shares the platform with the Aspire, so the Aspire’s crash test results are also applicable for Figo.

    Figo and Aspire got 10.49 for adult safety and 14.22 for child safety. The Figo and Aspire’s final score stands at 3 stars for grown-ups and 2 stars for kids.

    Ford Figo - Variants Under Rs. 7 Lakh

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    Ambiente 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 5.82 lakh

    Titanium 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 6.82 lakh

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    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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