Top 5 Safest SUVs/Crossovers Under Rs. 10.0 Lakh - Ex-Showroom
If safety, road presence and high ground clearance are your top priorities, then here are the 5 safest crossovers/SUVs for under Rs. 10.0 lakh (ex-showroom).
1. Tata Punch
The Tata Punch has the best safety score for any made-in-India car. It’s astonishing, considering that it doesn’t cost all that much either. It scored 16.44 points out of 17 for adult safety and 40.89 out of 49 for child safety. The 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 while the top 3 also get an AMT automatic. All of these cost under Rs. 10.0 lakh (ex-showroom).
2. Mahindra XUV300
The Mahindra XUV300 is almost at the top with only 0.02 points behind the Tata Punch in adult safety score. However, the child safety score is in the high 30’s while the Punch managed to cross 40 points in child safety. The XUV300’s star rating, however, is identical to that of 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 turbo petrol-manual and base turbo diesel-manual variants cost less than Rs. 10.0 lakh (ex-showroom).
3. Tata Nexon
On the 3rd spot, we have the Tata Nexon, which probably is an easy recommendation for buyers looking for a safe SUV. The Nexon made safer vehicles accessible and desirable. The Nexon scored 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 turbo petrol-manual, 2 turbo petrol-automatic and 1 turbo diesel-manual variants cost less than Rs. 10.0 lakh.
4. Toyota Urban Cruiser
If the new Maruti Suzuki Brezza is out of your budget and the old one met your requirements, 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. Its child safety score stands at 36.68 points and 3 stars. The lower 3 petrol-manual variants cost less than Rs. 10.0 lakh.
5. Renault Kiger
In the GNCAP crash tests, the Renault Kiger has 12.34 points out of 17 in adult safety and 21.05 out of 49 in child safety. 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.
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