Safest Cars In India

by Mohammed Burman | 08/11/2019
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Below is a list of the nine safest cars in India. Read on for information.

Car customers have a tendency to pay attention to such factors as brands, design, features, fuel efficiency and prices when choosing their ideal vehicles. Unfortunately enough, many of them ignore one very important factor which is the safety level. For such challenging road conditions like those in India, this factor is even much more important. You are highly recommended to give a look at the safety front of any cars before making a decision to invest in it. To assist you in choosing your next new car, in the article below, we have compiled a list of the safest cars in India in both new and second-hand car markets.

Toyota Etios Liva

With an amber cabin, reliable motors and low maintenance cost, the Toyota Etios Liva is extremely popular with fleet operators. The safety features of the hatchback include two front airbags, ABS with ABD and Isofix child seat anchors provided as standard across the lineup, which makes it one of the safest vehicles in its segment. Also included in the feature list of the Toyota Etios Liva are the power ORVMs, front fog lamps, power windows, cooled glove box, etc.

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The Toyota Etios Liva comes with two engine options. The first one is a 1.2-litre gasoline burner with 80 PS/104 Nm and is mated to a 5-speed MT; the second one is a 1.4-litre oil unit with 68 PS/170 Nm and is also coupled with a 5-speed MT.

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Toyota Etios Liva - Specifications

 Toyota Etios Liva Engine Types

 Maximum Power

Peak Torque 

Transmission Options 

 1.2-litre petrol

 80 PS 

 104 Nm

 5-speed MT 

 1.4-litre diesel

 68 PS

 170 Nm 

 5-speed MT 

Toyota Etios Liva - New car prices

Popular Cities 

 Ex-showroom Prices

 On-road Prices

 New Delhi

 INR 5.58 lakh - INR 7.77 lakh

 INR 6.24 lakh - INR 8.98 lakh

 Mumbai

 INR 5.63 lakh - INR 7.79 lakh

 INR 6.76 lakh - INR 9.41 lakh

 Bangalore

 INR 5.76 lakh - INR 7.92 lakh

 INR 7.1 lakh - INR 9.68 lakh

 Chennai

 INR  5.63 lakh - INR 7.79 lakh

 INR 6.51 lakh - INR 8.97 lakh

 Hyderabad

 INR 5.66 lakh - INR 7.82 lakh

 INR 6.84 lakh - INR 9.35 lakh

 Pune

 INR 5.63 lakh - INR 7.79 lakh

 INR 6.65 lakh - INR 9.3 lakh

 Kolkata 

 INR 5.67 lakh - INR 7.84 lakh

 INR 6.46 lakh - INR 8.83 lakh

 Kochi

 INR 5.68 lakh - INR 7.84 lakh

 INR 6.51 lakh - INR 8.94 lakh

Volkswagen Polo

Being a well-built car which has a well-equipped cabin and reliable motors, the Volkswagen Polo deserves to have a position in this list. It also offers excellent riding and handling quality. Moreover, the Polo has been on sale in India for over 10 years, which means that you can easily get access to some good pre-owned Volkswagen Polo in the Indian auto market.

Packed with up to six airbags, ESP and lane assist system, etc. in terms of the safety features, the Volkswagen Polo scores up to 96% and 85% for adult and child protection, respectively. Some noteworthy features of the hatchback include taillights with LED components, slightly revised rear bumper, a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic wipers, speed control and automatic climate control and rear parking sensors, etc.

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The regular Polo is powered by a 1.0-litre gasoline burner with 75 PS/110 Nm and a 1.5-litre TDI oil unit with 90 PS/230 Nm, both of which are mated to a 5-speed MT. The Polo GT variant keeps under its hood a more powerful 1.2-litre TSI petrol motor which can generate 105 PS/175 Nm, which makes the Polo GT one of the most powerful under-INR-10-lakh hatchbacks in India. The transmission duties on the Volkwagen Polo are undertaken by a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission.

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Volkswagen Polo - Specifications

Volkswagen Polo Engine Types 

 Maximum Power

Peak Torque 

 Transmission Options

 1.0-litre petrol

 75 PS

 110 Nm 

 5-speed MT 

 1.5-litre diesel

 90 PS

 230 Nm 

 5-speed MT 

 1.2-litre petrol

 105 PS

 175 Nm 

 7-speed DSG AT 

Volkswagen Polo - New car prices

Popular Cities 

 Ex-showroom Prices

 On-road Prices

 New Delhi

 INR 5.71 lakh - INR 9.72 lakh

 INR 6.83 lakh - INR 11 lakh

 Mumbai

 INR 5.72 lakh - INR 9.72 lakh

 INR 6.35 lakh - INR 11.18 lakh

 Bangalore

 INR 5.71 lakh - INR 9.72 lakh

 INR 6.89 lakh - INR 11.73 lakh

 Chennai

 INR 5.7 lakh - INR 9.71 lakh

 INR 6.55 lakh - INR 11.15 lakh

 Hyderabad

 INR 5.7 lakh - INR 9.72 lakh

 INR 5.71 lakh - INR 9.72 lakh

 Pune

 INR 5.71 lakh - INR 9.72 lakh

 INR 6.42 lakh - INR 10.86 lakh

 Kolkata 

 INR 5.71 lakh - INR 9.72 lakh

 INR 6.42 lakh - INR 10.86 lakh

 Kochi

 INR 5.7 lakh - INR 9.71 lakh

 INR 6.48 lakh - INR 11.04 lakh

Tata Nexon

The Tata Nexon has long been well-known for being the first made-in-India vehicle and the only SUV in the country to achieve a 5-star rating in the NCAP crash test. It is equipped with a wide array of safety features which include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, corner stability control and ISOFIX child seat mounts.

As regards the features, the Nexon offers projector headlights with LED DRLs, a Harman-Kardon-sourced 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with an 8-speaker system and rear air conditioning vents. The current-gen Nexon is powered by two engine options: a 1.2-litre turbo petrol motor which can deliver 110 PS against 170 Nm and a 1.5-litre turbo diesel unit which can produce 110 PS against 260 Nm. The transmission duties on the two versions are undertaken by both a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed AMT.

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In the Indian auto market, the Tata Nexon competes against some formidable competitors like the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Hyundai Venue. Despite being faced with fierce competition from other SUVs, the Tata Nexon is still able to establish its own identity and prestige with the Indian auto customers, largely thanks to the high safety level that it offers.

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Tata Nexon - Specifications

 Tata Nexon Engine Types

 Maximum Power

 Peak Torque

Transmission Options 

 1.2-litre turbo petrol

 110 PS

 170 Nm

 6-speed MT/AMT

 1.5-litre turbo

 110 PS 

 260 Nm 

 6-speed MT/AMT

 

Tata Nexon - New car prices

Popular Cities 

 Ex-showroom Prices

 On-road Prices

 New Delhi

 INR 6.58 lakh - INR 11.0 lakh

 INR 8.69 lakh - INR 11.22 lakh

 Mumbai

 INR 6.63 lakh - INR 11.01 lakh

 INR 9.18 lakh - INR 12.01 lakh

 Bangalore

 INR 6.72 lakh - INR 11.06 lakh

 INR 9.45 lakh - INR 12.72 lakh

 Chennai

 INR 6.77 lakh - INR 11.1 lakh

 INR 9.14 lakh - INR 11.43 lakh

 Hyderabad

 INR 6.7 lakh - INR 11.04 lakh

 INR 9.10 lakh - INR 11.94 lakh

 Pune

 INR 6.58 lakh - INR 10.96 lakh

 INR 9.17 lakh - INR 11.79 lakh

 Kolkata

 INR 6.72 lakh - INR 11.13 lakh

 INR 8.55 lakh - INR 11.33 lakh

 Kochi

 INR 6.78 lakh - INR 11.15 lakh

 INR 8.88 lakh - INR 11.9 lakh

Honda Jazz

The Honda Jazz is an amber premium hatchback which competes against the Hyundai Elite i20 and Maruti Baleno in the Indian auto market. In such a teeming hatchback segment like that in India, the Honda Jazz still manages to gain a decent sales number, thanks to its impressive list of safety features which include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, speed-sensing door lock and rear parking sensors provided as standard across all the variants.

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As regards the features, the Honda Jazz is equipped with some prominent features like a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment setup, passive keyless entry, start/stop push button, etc. The Honda Jazz is powered by two motors: a 1.2-litre gasoline burner with 90 PS/110 Nm and a 1.5-litre oil unit with 100 PS/200 Nm. The transmission duties on the two versions are implemented by a 6-speed MT and a 5-speed MT/7-speed CVT, respectively.

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Honda Jazz - Specifications

 Honda Jazz Engine Types

 Maximum Power

Peak Torque 

 Transmission Options

 1.2-litre petrol

 90 PS

 110 Nm 

 6-speed MT

 1.5-litre diesel

 100 PS 

 200 Nm

 5-speed MT/7-speed CVT 

Honda Jazz - New car prices

Popular Cities 

 Ex-showroom Prices

 On-road Prices

 New Delhi

 INR 7.45 lakh - INR 9.4 lakh

 INR 8.16 lakh - INR 10.65 lakh

 Mumbai

 INR 7.54 lakh - INR 9.52 lakh

 INR 8.73 lakh - INR 11.17 lakh

 Bangalore

 INR 7.55 lakh - INR 9.53 lakh

 INR 8.99 lakh - INR 11.32 lakh

 Chennai

 INR 7.55 lakh - INR 9.53 lakh

 INR 8.7 lakh - INR 10.77 lakh

 Hyderabad

 INR 7.54 lakh - INR 9.52 lakh

 INR 8.85 lakh - INR 11.13 lakh

 Pune

 INR 7.54 lakh - INR 9.52 lakh

 INR 8.72 lakh - INR 10.87 lakh

 Kolkata 

 INR 7.51 lakh - INR 9.49 lakh

 INR 8.28 lakh - INR 10.47 lakh

 Kochi

 Rs 7.59 lakh - INR 9.53 lakh

 INR 8.67 lakh - INR 10.84 lakh

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Awarded 4 stars in the Euro NCAP crash test, the Maruti Vitara Brezza has been among the best-selling sub-4-metre compact SUVs in India. In safety front, it is packed with ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, Isofix child seat anchors, force limiters and front seatbelts with pre-tensioners provided as standard features across the lineup.

The SUV is well-equipped with a long list of features, some of the most outstanding ones of which include Suzuki’s SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system, autocruise, start/stop push button, automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers and rear parking camera.

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Specifically developed for the Indian auto market, the SUV is available with only one engine option: a 1.3-litre DDiS200 oil burner which can deliver 90 PS against 200 Nm and is mated to a 5-speed MT or an AMT. The largest Indian automaker is expected to offer the Vitara Brezza a petrol motor option by the end of 2019.

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Maruti Vitara Brezza - Specifications

 Maruti Vitara Brezza Engine Types

 Maximum Power

 Peak Torque

Transmission Options 

 1.3-litre DDiS200 diesel

 90 PS 

 200 Nm 

 5-speed MT/AMT 

Maruti Vitara Brezza - New car prices

Popular Cities 

 Ex-showroom Prices

 On-road Prices

 New Delhi

 Rs 7.68-10.65 lakh

 Rs 8.74-12.55 lakh

 Mumbai

 Rs 7.78-10.70 lakh

 Rs 9.21-12.81 lakh

 Bangalore

 Rs 7.86-10.77 lakh

 Rs 9.43-13.33 lakh

 Chennai

 Rs 7.93-10.75 lakh

 Rs 9.13-12.98 lakh

 Hyderabad

 Rs 7.89-10.71 lakh

 Rs 9.54-13.22 lakh

 Pune

 Rs 7.77-10.69 lakh

 Rs 9.18-12.8 lakh

 Kolkata

 Rs 7.91-10.85 lakh

 Rs 9.0-12.15 lakh

 Kochi

 Rs 7.90-10.85 lakh

 Rs 9.11-12.75 lakh

Ford EcoSport

Despite being one of the oldest compact SUVs to be available in the Indian auto market, the Ford EcoSport is among the best models in its price range, thanks to its various engine-and transmission combinations, comfort and safety features along with a low maintenance cost.

The Ford EcoSport offers a wide range of safety features such as the dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors as standard features with side and curtain airbag, emergency brake assist, hill-holder, ESC, traction control and ISOFIX child seat anchors being offered only on the top-spec variants. Other noteworthy features of the Ford EcoSport include automatic projector headlamps, automatic wipers and a sunroof, an 8-or-9-inch touchscreen SYNC3 setup, a start push button and autocruise.

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The Ford EcoSport is available with up to three engine options: a 123 PS/150 Nm 1.5-litre petrol motor, a 125 PS/170 Nm 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol unit and a  100 PS/205 Nm 1.5-litre oil burner. The first one comes mated to a 5-speed MT/6-speed AT; the second one is coupled with a 6-speed MT; the third one is paired with a 5-speed MT.

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Ford EcoSport - Specifications

Ford EcoSport Engine Types 

Maximum Power

Peak Torque

Transmission Options 

 1.5-litre petrol

 123 PS

 150 Nm

 5-speed MT/6-speed AT;

 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol

 125 PS

 170 Nm

 6-speed MT

 1.5-litre oil burner

 100 PS

 205 Nm

 5-speed MT

Ford EcoSport - New car prices

Popular Cities 

 Ex-showroom Prices

 On-road Prices

 New Delhi

 INR 7.81 lakh - INR 11.35 lakh

 INR 8.77 lakh - INR 12.85 lakh

 Mumbai

 INR 7.81 lakh - INR 11.35 lakh

 INR 9.07 lakh - INR 13.18 lakh

 Bangalore

 INR 7.81 lakh - INR 11.35 lakh

 INR 9.31 lakh - INR 13.51 lakh

 Chennai

 INR 7.81 lakh - INR 11.35 lakh

 INR 8.99 lakh - INR 13.29 lakh

 Hyderabad

 INR 7.81 lakh - INR 11.35 lakh

 INR 9.23 lakh - INR 13.01 lakh

 Pune

 INR 7.81 lakh - INR 11.35 lakh

 INR 9.07 lakh - INR 13.18 lakh

 Kolkata 

 INR 7.81 lakh - INR 11.35 lakh

 INR 8.64 lakh - INR 12.24 lakh

 Kochi

 INR 7.81 lakh - INR 11.35 lakh

 INR 8.91 lakh - INR 12.83 lakh

Skoda Rapid

Being the most affordable C2-segment sedan in India, the Skoda Rapid is the ideal car for buyers who are looking for a safe reasonably-priced sedan. While it loses to one of its direct competitor, the Hyundai Verna, in terms of the sales number, the Hyundai Verna still manages to gain a certain degree of popularity with the Indian auto buyers, thanks to its high build quality and various standard safety features like the two front airbags and ABS with EBD.

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Other prominent features available on the Skoda Rapid include power ORVMs, LED DRLs, front fog lamps, a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, start push button, etc. The Rapid keeps under its hood one of the two motors: a 105 PS/153 Nm 1.6-litre MPI petrol motor and a 110 PS/250 Nm 1.5-litre TDI diesel unit. Both of the motors come with 5-speed MT with an optional 6-speed AT gearbox on the petrol version and 7-speed DSG on the diesel one.

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Skoda Rapid - Specifications

 Skoda Rapid Engine Types

 Maximum Power

 Peak Torque

 Transmission Options

 1.6-litre MPI petrol

 105 PS

 153 Nm

 5-speed MT/6-speed AT

 1.5-litre TDI diesel

 110 PS

 250 Nm

 5-speed MT/7-speed DSG

Skoda Rapid - New car prices

Popular Cities 

 Ex-showroom Prices

 On-road Prices

 New Delhi

 INR 7.81 lakh - INR 11.35 lakh

 INR 8.74 lakh - INR 12.55 lakh

 Mumbai

 INR 7.78 lakh - INR 10.70 lakh

 INR 9.21 lakh - INR 12.81 lakh

 Bangalore

 INR 7.86 lakh - INR 10.77 lakh

 INR 9.43- INR 13.33 lakh

 Chennai

 INR 7.93 lakh - INR 10.75 lakh

 INR 9.13 lakh - INR 12.98 lakh

 Hyderabad

 INR 7.89 lakh - INR 10.71 lakh

 INR 9.54 lakh - INR 13.22 lakh

 Pune

 INR 7.77 lakh - INR 10.69 lakh

 INR 9.18 lakh - INR 12.8 lakh

 Kolkata

 INR 7.91 lakh - INR 10.85 lakh

 INR 9.0 lakh - INR 12.15 lakh

 Kochi

 INR 7.90 lakh - INR 10.85 lakh

 INR 9.11 lakh - INR 12.75 lakh

Toyota Yaris

The Maruti Ciaz and Honda City rival, the Toyota Yaris has not recorded a quite good sales number. However, it is undeniable that this sedan has quite a few segment-leading safety features which make it more attractive than its competitors.

The Toyota Yaris is packed with up to 7 airbags on the top-spec variant, which is one of the best-in-the-segment safety features of the vehicle. Another segment-first feature offered in the Yaris is the front proximity sensors, which is of great use when parking the car in congested spaces. Moreover, some of the standard safety features of the sedan include ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat anchors and brake assist. All of these help the sedan achieve 5 stars in the NCAP ASEAN safety rating.

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The feature list of the Toyota Yaris consists of projector headlights with LED DRLs, taillights decorated with LED graphics, a 7-inch infotainment system auto climate controls and an electrically adjustable driver seat. The Toyota Yaris receives its power from a 1.5-litre gasoline burner which can generate 108 PS against 140 Nm and is coupled with either a 6-speed MT or a CVT.

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Toyota Yaris - Specifications

 Toyota Yaris Engine Types

 Maximum Power

Peak Torque 

Transmission Options 

 1.5-litre petrol

 108 PS 

 140 Nm 

 6-speed MT/CVT 

Toyota Yaris - New car prices

Popular Cities 

 Ex-showroom Prices

 On-road Prices

 New Delhi

 INR 8.65 lakh - INR 14.07 lakh

 INR 9.72 lakh - INR 16.26 lakh

 Mumbai

 INR 8.65 lakh - INR 14.07 lakh

 INR 10.03 lakh - INR 16.53 lakh

 Bangalore

 INR 8.65 lakh - INR 14.07 lakh

 INR 10.29 lakh - INR 17.52 lakh

 Chennai

 INR 8.65 lakh - INR 14.07 lakh

 INR 9.94 lakh - INR 17.05 lakh

 Hyderabad

 INR 8.65 lakh - INR 14.07 lakh

 INR 10.12 lakh - INR 16.77 lakh

 Pune

 INR 8.65 lakh - INR 14.07 lakh

 INR 10.03 lakh - INR 16.53 lakh

 Kolkata

 INR 8.65 lakh - INR 14.07 lakh

 INR 10.35 lakh - INR 15.67 lakh

 Kochi

 INR 8.65 lakh - INR 14.07 lakh

 INR 9.95 lakh - INR 16.48 lakh

Jeep Compass

The last vehicle which deserves to be included in this list is the Jeep Compass which is equipped with a wide range of safety features. These consist of dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, traction control and ISOFIX child seat mounts which are provided as standard features across the lineup. Also included in the list of features of the Jeep Compass is a panoramic sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels and an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Also read2018 Jeep Compass Review

The Jeep Compass is available with two engine options: a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol motor and a 2.0-litre diesel unit. While the former can deliver 163 PS/250 Nm and is mated to a 6-speed MT gearbox or a 7-speed DCT, the latter is good for 173 PS/350 Nm and is coupled with only a 6-speed MT.

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Jeep Compass - Specifications

 Jeep Compass Engine Types

 Maximum Power

Peak Torque 

Transmission Options 

 1.4-litre turbo petrol

 163 PS

 250 Nm 

 6-speed MT/7-speed DCT 

 2.0-litre diesel

 173 PS 

 350 Nm 

 6-speed MT 

Jeep Compass - New car prices

Popular Cities 

 Ex-showroom Prices

 On-road Prices

 New Delhi

 INR 15.6 lakh - INR 23.11 lakh

 INR 18.23 lakh - INR 27.64 lakh

 Mumbai

 INR 15.6 lakh - INR 23.11 lakh

 INR 18.62 lakh - INR 28.32 lakh

 Bangalore

 INR 15.6 lakh - INR 23.11 lakh

 INR 19.53 lakh - INR 29.28 lakh

 Chennai

 INR 15.6 lakh - INR 23.11 lakh

 INR 18.79 lakh - INR 27.98 lakh

 Hyderabad

 INR 15.6 lakh - INR 23.11 lakh

 INR 18.78 lakh - INR 27.91 lakh

 Pune

 INR 15.6 lakh - INR 23.11 lakh

 INR 18.71 lakh - INR 28.48 lakh

 Kolkata 

 INR 15.6 lakh - INR 23.11 lakh

 INR 17.3 lakh - INR 25.78 lakh

 Kochi

 INR 15.6 lakh - INR 23.11 lakh

 INR 18.93 lakh - INR 28.19 lakh

Above is a list of nine safest cars in India. Hope that this article will help you successfully choose ideal your vehicle with the utmost safety more easily. For more article like this, please pay a visit to IndianAuto.

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