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Top 10 Safest Cars in India in 2022 with Global NCAP Rating

Almost 1,50,000 people lose their lives every year due to fatal road accidents in India. There are several reasons behind these excessive numbers but some of the major causes include speeding, lane indiscipline, driving through red lights, driving intoxicated, and driving while using a mobile device. The National Road Safety Week which took place between January 11th and 17th this year highlighted these problems and offered solutions to put a stop to them. One of the best ways to fight accidents is to drive a car that meets the high standards of the NCAP (New Car Assessment Program). The NCAP puts a safety rating from 1 to 5 stars on a vehicle by putting it through various tests. Here are the 10 safest cars available in India in 2022 with the best Global NCAP ratings.

Tata Nexon (Global NCAP Rating: 5 Stars)

SUVs are designed to be durable and the Tata Nexon is surely one of the best in the country. Although the compact SUV received an initial rating of 4 stars, it was upgraded to a 5-star rating after a second-round retesting. The child occupant protection rating for the Nexon is currently a 3 star but with the facelifted variant, that rating has also been upgraded. The Tata Nexon also comes with all the latest safety features including 2 airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Electronic Stability Control, Crash Sensor, Seatbelt Warning, and Child Safety Locks.

The current Nexon is powered by a 1.2L Turbocharged petrol engine that produces 120Ps of power and 170Nm of torque. The Nexon is also available with a 1.5L Turbocharged diesel engine that generates 110Ps of power and 260Nm of torque. In the transmission department, the Tata Nexon comes with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic setup.

Tata Nexon New Car Price in Popular Cities                 

CityEx-Showroom PriceOn-Road Price
New DelhiRs. 7.29 – 13.34 LakhRs. 8.84 – 16.42 Lakh
MumbaiRs. 7.29 – 13.34 LakhRs. 8.48 – 15.95 Lakh
ChennaiRs. 7.28 – 13.23 LakhRs. 8.62 – 16.21 Lakh
HyderabadRs. 7.28 – 13.23 LakhRs. 8.84 – 16.14 Lakh
BengaluruRs. 7.28 – 13.23 LakhRs. 9.40 – 17.16 Lakh
KolkataRs. 7.28 – 13.23 LakhRs. 8.12 – 14.89 Lakh
PuneRs. 7.28 – 13.23 LakhRs. 8.95 – 16.39 Lakh
KochiRs. 7.28 – 13.23 LakhRs. 8.84 – 16.42 Lakh

Mahindra XUV700 (Global NCAP Rating: 5 Stars)

For years, Mahindra has been a dominant player in the SUV market in India and the latest XUV700 has only heightened their popularity. Along with its stylish design and superior specifications, the XUV700 also comes with some of the latest safety features. The XUV700 has a 5 star NCAP rating and is the only 3-row SUV in the country to receive that title so far. The child occupant protection rating on the XUV700 is an impressive 4 stars which beat out most of the SUVs available in the country right now. Mahindra has included 7 airbags, child safety locks, rear seatbelts and seatbelt warning, crash sensor, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control, and ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts on the XUV700.

Powering the XUV700 is a 2.0L Turbo-petrol engine that generates 200Ps of power and 380Nm of torque. It is the same engine found in the Thar. There is also a 2.2L diesel engine option that produces 185Ps of power and 450Nm of torque. In the transmission department, the XUV700 comes with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Mahindra XUV700 New Car Price in Popular Cities

CityEx-Showroom PriceOn-Road Price
New DelhiRs. 12.49 – 22.99 LakhRs. 15.27 – 27.90 Lakh
MumbaiRs. 12.49 – 22.99 LakhRs. 15.03 – 28.07 Lakh
ChennaiRs. 12.49 – 22.99 LakhRs. 15.59 – 28.27 Lakh
HyderabadRs. 12.49 – 22.99 LakhRs. 15.47 – 28.02 Lakh
BengaluruRs. 12.49 – 22.99 LakhRs. 15.98 – 29.25 Lakh
KolkataRs. 12.49 – 22.99 LakhRs. 14.44 – 25.91 Lakh
PuneRs. 12.49 – 22.99 LakhRs. 15.42 – 28.37 Lakh
KochiRs. 12.49 – 22.99 LakhRs. 14.03 – 27.90 Lakh

Tata Punch (Global NCAP Rating: 5 Stars)

Even though the Tata Punch is one of the latest additions to the Indian automobile market, it is a strong contender for being one of the best compact SUVs in the country. While its sporty looks might be the first thing you see, it is the safety rating that should be considered before anything else. With an NCAP rating of 5 stars, the Tata Punch is one of the best cars for anyone shopping on a budget. The Punch boasts a 4-star child occupant protection rating which is higher than most of its competitors. Tata, as we know, is extremely strict about the safety of their vehicles and that shows on the Punch. The SUV comes with 2 airbags, rear seatbelts, seatbelt warning, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, and a crash sensor.

Under the hood of the Punch sits a 1.2L petrol engine that produces 86Ps of power and 113Nm of torque. In the transmission department, the Punch comes paired to either a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic gearbox.

Tata Punch New Car Price in Popular Cities

CityEx-Showroom PriceOn-Road Price
New DelhiRs. 5.49 – 9.09 LakhRs. 6.65 – 10.80 Lakh
MumbaiRs. 5.49 – 9.09 LakhRs. 6.41 – 10.54 Lakh
ChennaiRs. 5.49 – 9.09 LakhRs. 6.56 – 10.66 Lakh
HyderabadRs. 5.49 – 9.09 LakhRs. 6.85 – 11.02 Lakh
BengaluruRs. 5.49 – 9.09 LakhRs. 6.74 – 11.06 Lakh
KolkataRs. 5.49 – 9.09 LakhRs. 6.16 – 10.07 Lakh
PuneRs. 5.49 – 9.09 LakhRs. 6.83 – 11.02 Lakh
KochiRs. 5.49 – 9.09 LakhRs. 6.65 – 10.80 Lakh

Mahindra XUV300 (Global NCAP Rating: 5 Stars)

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Mahindra is a name that is repeated on this list. As we explained earlier, Mahindra is a name known for its durability and the XUV300 showcases that very clearly. The sub-4m SUV is one of the highest-scoring cars on this list with an NCAP rating of 5 stars and an impressive adult occupant protection score of 16.42. In terms of child occupant protection, the XUV300 scores an equally impressive 4 stars. For safety, the XUV300 features a plethora of options including 7 airbags, child safety locks, central locking, rear seatbelts, seatbelt warning, door-ajar warning, engine immobilizer, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, and ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts.

Powering the XUV300 is a 1.2L Turbo petrol engine that can produce 110Ps of power and 200Nm of torque. The other engine option is a 1.5L diesel engine that is capable of generating 117Ps of power and 300Nm of torque. In terms of transmission, both engine options can either be had with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic setup.

Mahindra XUV300 New Car Price in Popular Cities

CityEx-Showroom PriceOn-Road Price
New DelhiRs. 7.95 – 13.46 LakhRs. 9.17 – 16.07 Lakh
MumbaiRs. 7.95 – 13.46 LakhRs. 9.58 – 16.42 Lakh
ChennaiRs. 7.95 – 13.46 LakhRs. 9.37 – 16.48 Lakh
HyderabadRs. 7.95 – 13.46 LakhRs. 9.71 – 16.51 Lakh
BengaluruRs. 7.95 – 13.46 LakhRs. 9.80 – 16.96 Lakh
KolkataRs. 7.95 – 13.46 LakhRs. 9.06 – 15.15 Lakh
PuneRs. 7.95 – 13.46 LakhRs. 9.45 – 16.28 Lakh
KochiRs. 8.30 – 13.46 LakhRs. 9.37 – 16.07 Lakh

Tata Altroz (Global NCAP Rating: 5 Stars)

Tata Altroz

As you can already tell, Tata and Mahindra are the best and safest car manufacturers in India, with the former introducing the “Gold Standard in Safety” in the Altroz. It is considered the safest hatchback that is made in India and has an NCAP rating of 5 stars. The Altroz scored an unbelievable 16.13 points out of 17 in the adult occupant protection test but received a 3-star rating on the child occupant protection test. However, the Altroz is definitely one of the safest cars in the country and it comes with all the latest features such as 2 airbags, central locking, child safety locks, seatbelt warning, rear seatbelts, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors, crash sensor, and speed sensing auto door lock.

Powering the Altroz is either a 1.2L Naturally-Aspirated petrol engine, a 1.2L Turbo-petrol engine, or a 1.5L diesel engine. The Naturally-Aspirated petrol engine produces 86Ps of power and 113Nm of torque while the Turbo-petrol engine generates 110Ps of power and 140Nm of torque. The diesel engine produces 90Ps of power and 200Nm of torque. In the transmission department, the Altroz is currently only available with a 5-speed manual gearbox but there is a 7-speed DCT automatic setup expected to be introduced in the near future.

Tata Altroz New Car Price in Popular Cities

CityEx-Showroom PriceOn-Road Price
New DelhiRs. 5.69 – 9.45 LakhRs. 6.74 – 11.24 Lakh
MumbaiRs. 5.69 – 9.45 LakhRs. 6.99 – 11.32 Lakh
ChennaiRs. 5.69 – 9.45 LakhRs. 6.73 – 10.99 Lakh
HyderabadRs. 5.69 – 9.45 LakhRs. 6.95 – 11.32 Lakh
BengaluruRs. 5.69 – 9.45 LakhRs. 7.33 – 11.86 Lakh
KolkataRs. 5.69 – 9.45 LakhRs. 6.36 – 10.46 Lakh
PuneRs. 5.69 – 9.45 LakhRs. 6.96 – 11.44 Lakh
KochiRs. 5.29 – 9.49 LakhRs. 6.33 – 11.27 Lakh

Tata Tigor/Tigor EV (Global NCAP Rating: 4 Stars)

The Tata Tigor and Tigor EV are two of the most popular cars from Tata as they each bring something different to the table. Apart from the obvious (one is a fuel-powered vehicle and the other is an Electric Vehicle), there is quite a lot that makes the Tigor and Tigor EV stand out. Both the vehicles received a 4 star NCAP rating while the regular Tigor got a 3-star child occupant protection score. The Tigor EV was the first EV to go through the Global NCAP tests and received an impressive 12 points whereas the Tigor scored 12.52. Both the vehicles come with 2 airbags, central locking and child safety locks, rear seatbelts, seatbelt warning, ABS with EBD, a crash sensor, and a rear camera. The safety rating dropped for the Tigor and Tigor EV because they do not come with ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts.

The Tigor is powered by a 1.2L 3-cylinder petrol engine that is capable of generating 86Ps of power and 113Nm of torque. Paired to the engine is a 5-speed manual gearbox with an option for a 5-speed automatic setup as well.

Tata Tigor New Car Price in Popular Cities

CityEx-Showroom PriceOn-Road Price
New DelhiRs. 5.67 – 7.84 LakhRs. 6.77 – 9.36 Lakh
MumbaiRs. 5.67 – 7.84 LakhRs. 6.70 – 9.19 Lakh
ChennaiRs. 5.67 – 7.84 LakhRs. 6.75 – 9.23 Lakh
HyderabadRs. 5.67 – 7.84 LakhRs. 6.97 – 9.50 Lakh
BengaluruRs. 5.67 – 7.84 LakhRs. 7.35 – 9.97 Lakh
KolkataRs. 5.67 – 7.84 LakhRs. 6.34 – 8.72 Lakh
PuneRs. 5.67 – 7.84 LakhRs. 6.99 – 9.52 Lakh
KochiRs. 5.67 – 7.84 LakhRs. 6.77 – 9.36 Lakh

The electric motor that is housed in the Tigor EV is powered by a 26kWh battery pack and is capable of generating 75Ps of power and 170Nm of torque. When it comes to charging the Tigor EV, the standard wall charger takes about 8.5 hours to get the car from 0 to 80 percent whereas a fast charger can do the same in just 60 minutes. The ARAI-claimed range for the Tata Tigor EV is 306 kms but results can vary.

Tata Tigor EV New Car Price in Popular Cities

CityEx-Showroom PriceOn-Road Price
New DelhiRs. 11.99 – 13.14 LakhRs. 12.94 – 14.19 Lakh
MumbaiRs. 11.99 – 13.14 LakhRs. 12.22 – 13.40 Lakh
ChennaiRs. 11.99 – 13.14 LakhRs. 12.12 – 13.28 Lakh
HyderabadRs. 11.99 – 13.14 LakhRs. 12.22 – 13.40 Lakh
BengaluruRs. 11.99 – 13.14 LakhRs. 12.97 – 14.18 Lakh
KolkataRs. 11.99 – 13.14 LakhRs. 12.22 – 13.40 Lakh
PuneRs. 11.99 – 13.14 LakhRs. 12.22 – 13.40 Lakh
KochiRs. 11.99 – 13.14 LakhRs. 12.94 – 14.19 Lakh

Renault Triber (Global NCAP Rating: 4 Stars)

Driving around with family or friends is one of the most exciting things to do, especially when you have a car that offers comfort and safety in equal measures. The Renault Triber is an SUV that does just that. With an NCAP rating of 4 stars and a child occupant protection score of 3 stars, the Triber is a vehicle that is more than capable on Indian roads. The Renault comes with some of the newest safety features including 4 airbags, central locking, rear seatbelts, seatbelt warning, engine immobilizer, ABS with EBD, a rear camera, and a crash sensor.

The Triber is powered by a new BSVI-compliant 1.0L petrol engine that produces 72Ps of power and 96Nm of torque. According to Renault, there will also be a 1.0L Turbo-petrol engine option in the near future. The current engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission as standard with the option for a 5-speed automatic gearbox as well.

Renault Triber New Car Price in Popular Cities

CityEx-Showroom PriceOn-Road Price
New DelhiRs. 5.54 – 8.02 LakhRs. 6.03 – 8.93 Lakh
MumbaiRs. 5.54 – 8.02 LakhRs. 6.62 – 9.49 Lakh
ChennaiRs. 5.54 – 8.02 LakhRs. 6.37 – 9.19 Lakh
HyderabadRs. 5.54 – 8.02 LakhRs. 6.63 – 9.50 Lakh
BengaluruRs. 5.54 – 8.02 LakhRs. 7.05 – 10.02 Lakh
KolkataRs. 5.54 – 8.02 LakhRs. 6.26 – 8.96 Lakh
PuneRs. 5.54 – 8.02 LakhRs. 7.12 – 9.99 Lakh
KochiRs. 5.54 – 8.02 LakhRs. 6.52 – 9.35 Lakh

Mahindra Thar (Global NCAP Rating: 4 Stars)

If you are looking for a car that delivers on both safety and style, the Mahindra Thar is definitely one of the best options out there. Not only does the Thar offer an excellent driving experience on standard Indian roads, but its off-road performance is something to admire. In terms of the NCAP rating, the Thar gets 4 stars with equal scores for adult and child occupant protection. Overall, the Thar is a great vehicle when it comes to safety and that is highlighted by the features available including 2 airbags, brake assist, anti-lock braking system, seatbelt warning, rear seatbelts, engine immobilizer, crash sensor, ABS with EBD, and ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts.

Currently, the Thar is powered by either a 2.0L Turbocharged petrol engine that generates 150Ps of power and 300Nm of torque on manual, and 150Ps of power and 320Nm of torque on automatic, or a 2.2L diesel engine that produces 130Ps of power and 300Nm of torque. In the transmission department, the Thar comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard but it can be had with a 6-speed automatic transmission as well.

Mahindra Thar New Car Price in Popular Cities

CityEx-Showroom PriceOn-Road Price
New DelhiRs. 12.78 – 15.08 LakhRs. 15.51 – 18.55 Lakh
MumbaiRs. 12.78 – 15.08 LakhRs. 15.94 – 18.96 Lakh
ChennaiRs. 12.78 – 15.08 LakhRs. 16.21 – 19.00 Lakh
HyderabadRs. 12.78 – 15.08 LakhRs. 16.04 – 18.79 Lakh
BengaluruRs. 12.78 – 15.08 LakhRs. 16.31 – 19.16 Lakh
KolkataRs. 12.78 – 15.08 LakhRs. 14.81 – 17.33 Lakh
PuneRs. 12.78 – 15.08 LakhRs. 15.52 – 18.50 Lakh
KochiRs. 11.90 – 13.75 LakhRs. 13.93 – 16.05 Lakh

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza (Global NCAP Rating: 4 Stars)

Given the fact that the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is one of the best-selling compact SUVs in India, it comes as no surprise that it is also one of the safest vehicles in the country. The Brezza is designed and built extremely well which gives it an NCAP rating of 4 stars. For the adult occupant protection score, the Brezza gets 12.51 points out of 17 whereas, for the child occupant protection score, the Brezza suffers and gets only a 2-star rating and scores 17.93 out of 49. Nevertheless, the Brezza comes with a lot of the latest safety features including 2 airbags, child safety locks, seatbelt warning, door ajar warning, crash sensor, engine immobilizer, ABS with EBD, and ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts.

The latest Vitara Brezza houses a 1.5L petrol engine that can generate 105Ps of power and 138Nm of torque. Paired with the petrol engine, the Brezza can either be had with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic gearbox.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza New Car Price in Popular Cities

CityEx-Showroom PriceOn-Road Price
New DelhiRs. 7.61 – 11.19 LakhRs. 8.88 – 13.32 Lakh
MumbaiRs. 7.61 – 11.19 LakhRs. 8.84 – 13.14 Lakh
ChennaiRs. 7.61 – 11.19 LakhRs. 8.96 – 13.72 Lakh
HyderabadRs. 7.61 – 11.19 LakhRs. 9.06 – 13.55 Lakh
BengaluruRs. 7.61 – 11.19 LakhRs. 9.52 – 14.31 Lakh
KolkataRs. 7.61 – 11.19 LakhRs. 8.58 – 12.61 Lakh
PuneRs. 7.61 – 11.19 LakhRs. 8.97 – 13.34 Lakh
KochiRs. 7.61 – 11.19 LakhRs. 8.88 – 13.32 Lakh

Mahindra Marazzo (Global NCAP Rating: 4 Stars)

Mahindra Marazzo side profile

The Mahindra Marazzo is our final car on this list and it is another impressive vehicle from one of the biggest manufacturers in the country. The MPV not only offers a lot of space, but it comes with some of the best safety scores as well. With a score of 12.85 out of 17 for adult occupant protection and 22.22 out of 49 for child occupant protection, the Marazzo gets an NCAP rating of 4 stars overall. Some of the safety features found on the Marazzo include 2 airbags, anti-lock braking system, central locking, seatbelt warning, rear seatbelts, crash sensor, engine immobilizer, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, and impact sensing auto door unlock.

Powering the Marazzo is a 1.5L diesel engine that generates 123Ps of power and 300Nm of torque. The powerful engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox that could be accompanied by an automatic transmission in the near future along with a petrol variant of the car.

Mahindra Marazzo New Car Price in Popular Cities

CityEx-Showroom PriceOn-Road Price
New DelhiRs. 12.42 – 14.57 LakhRs. 14.73 – 17.40 Lakh
MumbaiRs. 12.42 – 14.57 LakhRs. 15.36 – 17.92 Lakh
ChennaiRs. 12.42 – 14.57 LakhRs. 15.28 – 17.87 Lakh
HyderabadRs. 12.42 – 14.57 LakhRs. 15.27 – 17.86 Lakh
BengaluruRs. 12.42 – 14.57 LakhRs. 15.71 – 18.37 Lakh
KolkataRs. 12.42 – 14.57 LakhRs. 14.12 – 16.47 Lakh
PuneRs. 12.42 – 14.57 LakhRs. 15.10 – 17.64 Lakh
KochiRs. 12.42 – 14.57 LakhRs. 14.73 – 17.40 Lakh

There you have it – some of the best and safest cars available in India right now. Which of the above-mentioned cars would you choose when it comes to safety? With the high number of fatalities in India every year, these cars should help in reducing that – provided the drivers of these vehicles follow the rules and drive safely.

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