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    Top 5 Safest SUVs Under Rs. 10 Lakh

    by Mahesh Yadav on Wednesday, Jul 21 2021

    If safety and high ground clearance are your top priorities, then here are the 5 safest cars/crossovers with SUV-like ground clearance for under Rs. 10 lakh (ex-showroom).

     

    Safest SUVs Under Rs. 10 Lakh

    Note: This list is based on the crash-test results by the GNCAP. 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.

    1. Mahindra XUV300

    XUV300

    Mahindra XUV300 got 16.42 points out of 17 for adult safety and 37.44 out of 49 for child safety. The XUV300 earned 5 stars for adult safety and a 4-star rating for child occupants.

    Know More - Mahindra XUV300 Best Variant to Buy

    The XUV300 is also the only car under Rs. 10 lakh to offer rear disc brakes. These can certainly help reduce the braking distance. However, this is also one of the more expensive options on this list as you have only 3 variants to choose from with a budget of under Rs. 10 lakh.

    Also Read - Safest Cars in India Under 10 Lakhs 2021

    Mahindra XUV300 - Variants Under Rs. 10 Lakh

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    W4 1.2L Turbo Petrol Manual

    Rs. 7.95 lakh

    W6 1.2L Turbo Petrol Manual

    Rs. 9.69 lakh

    W4 1.5L Turbo Diesel Manual

    Rs. 8.97 lakh


    2. Tata Nexon

    Nexon

    The next car on the list is the Tata Nexon. GNCAP tested the pre-facelift model of the Nexon, but the updated Nexon also uses the same chassis. So, we can expect similar results from the new Nexon.

    Know More - 2021 Tata Nexon Best Variant to Buy

    The Nexon scored 16.06 points out of 17 for adult safety and 25 out of 49 for child safety. Tata Nexon’s combined score for adult and child safety is 5 stars and 3 stars.

    Also Read - Top 10 Cars with Biggest Boot Space Under 10 Lakh

    Tata Nexon - Variants Under Rs. 10 Lakh

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    XE 1.2L Turbo Petrol Manual

    Rs. 7.2 lakh

    XM 1.2L Turbo Petrol Manual

    Rs. 8.16 lakh

    XM (S) 1.2L Turbo Petrol Manual

    Rs. 8.68 lakh

    XZ 1.2L Turbo Petrol Manual

    Rs. 9.16 lakh

    XZ Plus 1.2L Turbo Petrol Manual

    Rs. 9.96 lakh

    XMA 1.2L Turbo Petrol AMT Automatic

    Rs. 8.76 lakh

    XMA (S) 1.2L Turbo Petrol AMT Automatic

    Rs. 9.28 lakh

    XM (S) 1.2L Turbo Petrol Manual

    Rs. 9.88 lakh

    XE 1.5L Turbo Diesel Manual

    Rs. 8.5 lakh

    XM 1.5L Turbo Diesel Manual

    Rs. 9.49 lakh

    XM (S) 1.5L Turbo Diesel Manual

    Rs. 10.0 lakh


    3. Maruti Suzuki Arena Vitara Brezza & Toyota Urban Cruiser

    Vitara Brezza

    On the 3rd position, we have the Maruti Suzuki Arena Vitara Brezza and its rebadged cousin, the Toyota Urban Cruiser. In the GNCAP tests, the Vitara Brezza scored a respectable 12.51 points out of 17 for adult safety and a barely acceptable 17.91 points out of 49 for child safety. Thus, the overall safety rating for these cars stands at 4 stars for adults and 2 stars for children.

    Know More - 2021 Vitara Brezza Best Variant to Buy

    Maruti Suzuki Arena Vitara Brezza - Variants Under Rs. 10 Lakh

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    LXI 1.5L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 7.52 lakh

    VXI 1.5L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 8.58 lakh

    ZXI 1.5L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 9.33 lakh

    ZXI Plus 1.5L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 9.86 lakh

    VXI 1.5L Hybrid Petrol TC Automatic

    Rs. 9.88 lakh


    Here are the prices of the Toyota Urban Cruiser variants under Rs. 10 lakh:

    Toyota Urban Cruiser - Variants Under Rs. 10 Lakh

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    Mid 1.5L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 8.63 lakh

    High 1.5L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 9.38 lakh

    Premium 1.5L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 9.91 lakh

    Mid 1.5L Hybrid Petrol TC Automatic

    Rs. 9.93 lakh


    4. Renault Duster

    Duster

    The Renault Duster walked away from the GNCAP tests with 9 points and 17.75 points for adult and child safety, respectively. The Duster’s rating stands at 3 stars for adults and 2 stars for children.

    There are several variants of the Duster, but only 1 made the cut with a strict limit of Rs. 10 lakh.

    Know More - Renault Duster Best Variant To Buy

    Renault Duster - Variants Under Rs. 10 Lakh

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    RXS 1.5L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 9.84 lakh


    5. Kia Seltos

    Seltos

    Finally, we have the Kia Seltos, which managed 8.03 points for adults and 15 points for child safety in the GNCAP tests. The overall adult and child safety rating of Seltos stands at 

    Once again, you have no choice here if you don’t stretch your budget as only 1 variant of the Seltos fits under Rs. 10 lakh.

    Know More - 2021 Kia Seltos Best Variant To Buy

    Kia Seltos - Variants Under Rs. 10 Lakh

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    HTE 1.5L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 9.96 lakh


    One surprising thing to note here is that the pre-facelift Datsun Redi-Go with just 1 airbag got a higher adult and child safety score of 8.36 and 15.63 points, respectively. They’re both better than the Seltos. However, the final rating for the Redi-Go is only 1 star for adults and 2 stars for children. So the Redi-Go’s star rating should be better than the Seltos.

    Also Read - Top 10 Cars With Biggest Boot Space Under 8 Lakh

    With 2 airbags, ABS and parking sensors, the updated Redi-Go should perform better even better and handily beat the Seltos. One reason for this discrepancy could be the inclusion of passive safety features, which were missing in this small car at the time.

    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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