Got 5 lakh rupees with you to buy a car for yourself and your topmost priority is its safety aspects?
So here's a list of top 10 safest cars in India under 5 lakhs, which are currently on sale in the country.
The entry-level car segment comprises of A-1 and A-2 segment cars. Buying a car from these segments is not all that a tough task since they all cost around a ballpark figure of Rupees 5 lakhs. It can be defined as an expensive purchase for such small cars, wherein buyers have to compromise a lot on the quality and NVH levels. But some of these cars are so well built that the one doesn’t need to set back for safety as that is the reason people upgrade from a 2-wheeler to a 4-wheeler. Although such statements invite much confusion that can a safe car be bought with a budget of just Rupees 5 lakhs? Yes! In this age of the fast-moving world, cheaper can be safer too. Helping this cause is the new regulation ‘AIS-145’, which mandates the fitment of some passive safety systems such as ABS with EBD, front airbags, rear parking sensors, front seat belt reminders, and speed warning alerts. Let’s thank the good folks at the regulatory department for this move.
But what are the considerable options? Okay, that is one obvious question and the answer to it is just a thorough read away through our list of top 10 safest cars in India under 5 lakhs. However, if your budget allows you to spend another 5 lakh rupees on the purchase, we suggest you go through our list of safest cars in India under 10 lakhs. Coming back to the topic, let’s start enlisting the top 10 safest cars in India under 5 lakhs.
1. Top 10 Safest Cars In India Under 5 Lakhs – Maruti Suzuki WagonR
Maruti Suzuki is the largest automobile manufacturer of the country according to their sales figures and WagonR is one of their most sold cars in the country. It is now underpinned by Heartect platform that debuted with Baleno. The car is now much sturdier and stronger than ever before with the use of this new platform. Also enhancing its safety aspect are the passive and active safety features such as driver airbag, front seat belt reminders, rear parking sensors, and ABS with EBD, which are standard across the range. Another thing that works in favour of WagonR is its high-tensile steel architecture. With a starting price tag of Rs. 4.34 lakhs, it is one of the most affordable cars among our top 10 safest cars in India under 5 lakhs.
2. Top 10 Safest Cars In India Under 5 Lakhs – Hyundai Santro
Santro is not a new name for the Indian car buyers as the car has been around here for almost 2 decades. Though it was discontinued for a short duration but Hyundai successfully brought back the car with a new platform and styling, keeping all the Santro credentials intact. The car is now priced at Rs. 4.30 lakhs and is a lot safer than the last-generation of Santro. It is now getting a place in the list of top 10 safest cars in India under 5 lakhs, and some major safety upgrades over the last generation car such as ABS with EBD, child safety door locks, immobilizer, and driver-side airbag as standard across all the variants of the car.
3. Top 10 Safest Cars In India Under 5 Lakhs – Hyundai Grand i10
Grand i10 is in the market for quite some time now and is one of the most versatile cars of its segment. The reason it is here on the list of top 10 safest cars in India under 5 lakhs is the car’s potent yet safe architecture and safety systems it gets as standard across the range. As a part of the standard fitment, it gets dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD, seat-belt reminder, and rear parking sensors which make it score a 3-star NCAP crash test rating, which is commendable for a car of this price.
4. Top 10 Safest Cars In India Under 5 Lakhs – Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
The base variant of the Nios carries an ex-showroom price tag of Rs. 4.99 lakhs that let it join our list of top 10 safest cars in India under 5 lakhs with almost no margin left for a price hike. Nios has a monocoque frame that is built with high-tensile steel and it comes with dual-front airbags, front seat belt reminders, speed-warning alerts, and reverse parking sensors, which makes it one of the safest car currently available in our country under 5 lakh rupee mark.
5. Top 10 Safest Cars In India Under 5 Lakhs – Tata Tiago
Tata was known for producing some of the crudest UVs back in the ages when they only sold Sumo, Sienna, and the likes. The manufacturer now is known for producing some of the most stylish and safest cars in the market, and Tiago is one such product. Loaded with safety features such as dual-front airbags, seat belt reminders, speed warning alerts, and reverse parking sensors as standard, Tiago has proved itself safe over time. There have been lots of accidents reported where occupants of the car walked out of the accident without any major issue. The prices for this small-little-fun hatch starts at Rs. 4.40 lakhs.
6. Top 10 Safest Cars In India Under 5 Lakhs – Maruti Suzuki Ignis
The entry-level variant of Ignis is priced at Rs. 4.79 lakhs (ex-showroom) and it comes equipped with all the basic passive safety nets that one would need in a car of this price. And apart from all the passive safety nets, the Ignis is compliant to the latest safety regulations to meet frontal impacts and pedestrian protection. With these compliances it also comes with dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD, front seat belt reminders, and reverse parking sensors as standard affair across the range.
7. Top 10 Safest Cars In India Under 5 Lakhs – Renault Triber
Renault has recently launched a sub-4m MPV and named it Triber. Renault also priced it very aggressively with a starting price tag of Rs. 4.95 lakh and somehow managed to keep it as a safe car by offering dual front airbags, front seat belt reminders, high-speed warning alerts, and reverse parking sensors as standard affair across the range. And that is the reason we have got it here on the list of top 10 safest cars in India under 5 lakhs. The higher variants of the car also get side airbags helping Triber in keeping its occupants safe.
8. Top 10 Safest Cars In India Under 5 Lakhs – Maruti Suzuki Celerio
Another car joining the list of top 10 safest cars in Indian under 5 lakhs is Maruti’s Celerio. Celerio is a car that offers almost everything that a buyer of this segment needs. It is spacious, it is frugal, it is cheap, it has got itself all the required features, and most importantly, it is safe. And making it safe are safety features such as driver-side airbags, front seat belt reminder, speed warning alerts, ABS with EBD and reverse parking sensors. And making it frugal is 1.0L 3-cylinder petrol motor that belts out 67PS and 90 Nm, and also returns an ARAI claimed fuel efficiency figure of 23.1 kmpl.
9. Top 10 Safest Cars In India Under 5 Lakhs – Maruti Suzuki S-Presso
Another Maruti car joining the list of top 10 safest cars in India under 5 lakhs is the latest offering from the manufacturer. It is the S-Presso. S-Presso hasn’t received any crash testing so far but the reason it is here is that it gets underpinned by the most advanced platform in its segment. Under the skin, it uses a Kie-Heartect platform, which is a JDM-spec platform. And to spruce up the safety game further, the car also gets a driver-side airbag, seat-belt reminders for the front seats, reverse parking sensors, and high-speed warning alerts as standard, while the co-driver airbags can be had as an optional extra.
10. Top 10 Safest Cars In India Under 5 Lakhs – Maruti Suzuki CelerioX
With the trend of cross-hatches and cross-MPVs seeking all the attention they are designed too, Maruti Suzuki went ahead with the flow and came up with CelerioX. CelerioX is mechanically the same car as the regular Celerio but with some SUV like elements infused into its design. With a starting price tag of Rs. 4.57 lakhs, CelerioX too found space for itself on our list of top 10 safest cars in India under 10 lakhs. However, the car wears a loud design theme for many’s liking, but it is grabbing its own share of consumer space.