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Top 8 Safest Cars Under Rs. 8.0 Lakh - Ex-Showroom

Rs. 8.0 lakh is enough to get yourself a modestly-loaded 5-star car or a well-loaded 4-star car. We’ve listed out 8 cars with at least a 4-star rating and a double-digit GNCAP crash test score for adult safety.

Top 8 Safest Cars

1. Tata Punch

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The Tata Punch is the top scorer among all made-in-India cars with 16.44 points out of 17 for adult safety and 40.89 out of 49 for child safety. It’s the only car on this list with a child safety score of more than 40. The final star rating of the Punch stands at 5 stars for the adult and 4 for child safety.

It has a normal petrol engine with manual and AMT automatic transmissions. With a budget of up to Rs. 8.0 lakh (ex-showroom), you can choose between all but the top Creative variant.

Tata Punch Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

2. Tata Altorz

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The Tata Altroz got 16.13 out of 17 points in adult safety for a star rating of 5. Its child safety score stands at 29 out of 49 and a rating of 3 stars.

The Altroz has petrol-manual, petrol-automatic, turbo petrol-manual and diesel-manual powertrain options. 4 petrol-manual variants and 2 diesel-manual variants cost less than Rs. 8.0 lakh. Turbo petrol and petrol-automatic will have to stay out of your list if you have a strict limit of Rs. 8.0 lakh (ex-showroom).

Tata Altroz Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

Tata Altroz Diesel Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

3. 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 and nearly-infinite variants, only the base petrol-manual variant of the Tata Nexon meets the Rs. 8.0 lakh (ex-sh) budget criteria.

Tata Nexon Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

Tata Nexon Diesel Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

4. 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 star 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 and all except for the electric variants of the Tiago meet the budget criteria of Rs. 8.0 lakh.

Tata Tiago Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

5. 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. The GNCAP gave it an adult safety rating of 4 stars and a child safety rating of 3 stars.

It has the same powertrain options as the Tiago hatchback. Here too, except for the top-spec CNG variant and electric variants, all other cost less than Rs. 8.0 lakh or just a little over Rs. 8.0 lakh.

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

6. Renault Kiger

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

In this case, the lower 3 variants with the 1.0L normal petrol-manual powertrain and the most affordable RXT variant with the 1.0L normal petrol-automatic (AMT) will suit your budget of Rs. 8.0 lakh ex-showroom.

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7. Nissan Magnite

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The Nissan Magnite shares the platform and powertrain with the Kiger. But, surprisingly, it has a slightly lower adult safety rating of 11.85 for adults and 24.88 for children. The star rating of the Magnite is identical to that of the Kiger with 4 stars for adult and 2 for child safety.

In this case, except for the top model, all others with the 1.0L normal petrol-manual powertrain cost less than Rs. 8.0 lakh. Even the most affordable XL turbo is only a shade over the Rs. 8.0 lakh mark. Turbo petrol with CVT automatic remain well out of your Rs. 8.0 lakh (ex-showroom) budget.

Nissan Magnite Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

8. Renault Triber

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The Renault Triber is the most affordable 7-seater car in this list. It scored 11.62 and 27 points for adult and child safety out of 17 and 49 points, respectively. The adult and child safety rating for the Triber stands at 4 and 2, respectively.

Here, all manual transmission variants and the RXT AMT automatic cost less than Rs. 8.0 lakh.

Renault Triber 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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