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What is the Safest Midsize SUV for 2022?

SUVs are probably the most desired type of car in India with people looking for newer and exciting options in the market quite regularly. We all know that SUVs are designed to be large and spacious vehicles that deliver better power, performance, and durability when compared to hatchbacks or sedans. Apart from these qualities, SUVs are meant to be safer for the driver as well as the passengers inside. While the majority of SUVs available in India are large, there are more than a handful of mid-sized options that have been making headlines across the country. A mid-size SUV brings the same power and performance as its larger sibling but adds a bit of style to the equation. Let’s find out which are the safest mid-size SUVs available in India right now.

Tata Punch – 57.34 points out of 66

The recently launched Tata Punch takes the top spot on this list – and it comes as no surprise. The compact SUV has a lot to offer and does so at a very attractive price range. But it is the safety levels of the Punch that has attracted most buyers. With a score of 16.45 out of 17 and a 5-star rating for the Adult Occupant safety test and a score of 40.89 points out of 49 with a 4-star rating for the Child Occupant test, the Tata Punch is definitely an SUV to look out for. According to the NCAP tests, the Punch is ‘capable of withstanding further loadings’ and is regarded as one of the stable vehicles in the country.

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. Inside, the Punch does not lack the latest features and comes with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, automatic air-conditioning, a semi-digital instrument cluster, cruise control, automatic headlights, and wipers, and LED lighting. Tata has always pushed their cars as the safest in the market and the Punch follows that with features such as ABS with EBD, a parking camera in the rear, dual airbags in the front, seatbelt warning, door ajar warning, and parking sensors.

Tata Punch New Car Price in Popular Cities

CityEx-Showroom PriceOn-Road Price
New DelhiRs. 5.67 – 9.48 LakhRs. 6.67 – 11.05 Lakh
MumbaiRs. 5.67 – 9.48 LakhRs. 6.74 – 11.14 Lakh
ChennaiRs. 5.67 – 9.48 LakhRs. 6.58 – 10.91 Lakh
HyderabadRs. 5.67 – 9.48 LakhRs. 6.68 – 11.09 Lakh
BengaluruRs. 5.67 – 9.48 LakhRs. 7.40 – 11.42 Lakh
KolkataRs. 5.67 – 9.48 LakhRs. 6.52 – 10.52 Lakh
PuneRs. 5.67 – 9.48 LakhRs. 7.01 – 10.99 Lakh
KochiRs. 5.67 – 9.48 LakhRs. 6.67 – 11.05 Lakh

Tata Punch Used Car Prices in Kolkata

ModelYearKms DrivenAsking Price
Tata Punch Pure MT2021500Rs. 5.00 Lakh
Tata Punch Accomplished AMT20212,000Rs. 5.50 Lakh
Tata Punch Accomplished AMT202110,000Rs. 4.00 Lakh
Tata Punch Accomplished AMT202115,000Rs. 3.00 Lakh
Tata Punch Pure Rhythm Pack MT20215,000Rs. 4.00 Lakh

Mahindra XUV300 – 53.86 points out of 66

We have all seen and experienced the reliability and durability of Mahindra cars and the XUV300 carries that reputation forward as well. The SUV receives a 5-star rating for the Adult Occupant protection test and an equally impressive 4-star rating for the Child Occupant protection test. In terms of scores, the XUV300 got 16.42 out of 17 for the Adult Occupant safety test and 37.44 out of 49 for the Child Occupant safety test. During the tests, it was found that the XUV300’s structure was stable and offered good protection for the head, neck, knees, and chest.

Powering the Mahindra 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. In terms of features, Mahindra has packed a lot into the XUV300 including a sunroof, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, automatic cruise control, automatic air-conditioning, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Safety has always been important to Mahindra and the XUV300 surely has a lot to offer including 7 airbags, parking sensors in the front and the rear, ABS with EBD, and corner braking control.

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

Mahindra XUV300 Used Car Prices in Kochi

ModelYearKms DrivenAsking Price
2019 Mahindra XUV300 W8 Diesel201932,000Rs. 9.65 Lakh
2019 Mahindra XUV300 W620199,445Rs. 8.50 Lakh
2020 Mahindra XUV300 W6 BSVI20204,713Rs. 9.50 Lakh
2019 Mahindra XUV300 W8201932,000Rs. 11.50 Lakh
2019 Mahindra XUV300 W8201972,376Rs. 10.50 Lakh

Tata Nexon – 41.06 points out of 66

After initially getting a 4-star rating for the Adult Occupant safety test, the Tata Nexon included seatbelt reminders and managed to pass the side-impact test which gave it a 5-star rating instantly. The Nexon is the first Made-In-India and Sold-In-India car to achieve a score this high. In the Child Occupant safety test, the Nexon scored 25 points out of 49 which gives it a 3-star rating.

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. In the features department, the Nexon comes with a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, a tyre pressure monitoring system, a digital instrument cluster, cruise control, automatic air-conditioning, and rear air-conditioning vents. Some of the safety features found on the Nexon include ABS with EBD, dual airbags in the front, Electronic Stability Control, parking sensors in the rear, and ISOFIX Chile Seat Anchors.

Tata Nexon New Car Price in Popular Cities                 

CityEx-Showroom PriceOn-Road Price
New DelhiRs. 7.42 – 13.73 LakhRs. 8.87 – 16.73 Lakh
MumbaiRs. 7.42 – 13.73 LakhRs. 9.14 – 17.03 Lakh
ChennaiRs. 7.42 – 13.11 LakhRs. 8.57 – 16.01 Lakh
HyderabadRs. 7.42 – 13.11 LakhRs. 8.70 – 16.01 Lakh
BengaluruRs. 7.42 – 13.11 LakhRs. 8.97 – 16.01 Lakh
KolkataRs. 7.42 – 13.11 LakhRs. 8.51 – 16.01 Lakh
PuneRs. 7.42 – 13.11 LakhRs. 8.63 – 16.28 Lakh
KochiRs. 7.42 – 13.73 LakhRs. 8.87 – 16.73 Lakh

Tata Nexon Used Car Prices in Chennai

ModelYearKms DrivenAsking Price
Tata Nexon KRAZ Plus Petrol201843,591Rs. 6.50 Lakh
Tata Nexon XZA Plus Diesel201825,000Rs. 8.25 Lakh
Tata Nexon XT Diesel201737,823Rs. 7.30 Lakh
Tata Nexon XMA Petrol201827,500Rs. 7.50 Lakh
Tata Nexon XZ Plus202016,500Rs. 9.95 Lakh

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza – 30.44 points out of 66

Even though the last Global NCAP test for the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was recorded back in 2018, it got a 4-star rating and scored 12.51 points out of 17 on the Adult Occupant safety test. It offered good neck and head protection for the driver and passengers and the body remained stable. For the Child Occupant safety test, the Vitara Brezza scored 17.93 points giving it a very poor 2-star rating. The upcoming facelifted Brezza is already expected to come with a 5-star rating so we can’t wait to see what Maruti Suzuki has to offer in the near future

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. In terms of features, the Vitara Brezza comes with cruise control, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, push-button start/stop, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. When it comes to safety, the Vitara Brezza carries parking sensors in the rear, dual airbags in the front, and ABS with EBD.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza New Car Price in Popular Cities

CityEx-Showroom PriceOn-Road Price
New DelhiRs. 7.69 – 11.34 LakhRs. 8.74 – 13.19 Lakh
MumbaiRs. 7.69 – 11.34 LakhRs. 8.93 – 13.32 Lakh
ChennaiRs. 7.69 – 11.34 LakhRs. 9.08 – 13.94 Lakh
HyderabadRs. 7.69 – 11.34 LakhRs. 9.13 – 13.71 Lakh
BengaluruRs. 7.69 – 11.34 LakhRs. 9.61 – 14.49 Lakh
KolkataRs. 7.69 – 11.34 LakhRs. 8.55 – 12.66 Lakh
PuneRs. 7.69 – 11.52 LakhRs. 9.07 – 13.52 Lakh
KochiRs. 7.69 – 11.34 LakhRs. 8.92 – 13.19 Lakh

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Used Car Prices in Bengaluru

ModelYearKms DrivenAsking Price
2019 Maruti Vitara Brezza ZDi201920,000Rs. 9.50 Lakh
2017 Maruti Vitara Brezza ZDi201722,000Rs. 7.50 Lakh
2017 Maruti Vitara Brezza VDi201746,000Rs. 6.40 Lakh
2018 Maruti Vitara Brezza ZDi201835,001Rs. 8.00 Lakh
2018 Maruti Vitara Brezza VDi201832,000Rs. 7.99 Lakh

Renault Kiger – 33.39 points out of 66

The Renault Kiger is one of the newest additions to the compact SUV segment in India but it comes in as one of the best-performing vehicles in the country. As far as the Adult Occupant safety test goes, the Kiger scored 12.34 points out of 17 which gives it a 4-star rating whereas the Child Occupant safety test came back with a 2-star rating and a score of 21.05. The body of the Kiger was considered unstable and further loadings were not recommended in the report.

Under the hood of the Kiger sits a 1.0L Naturally-Aspirated petrol engine that generates 72Ps of power and 96Nm of torque. There is also a 1.0L Turbo-petrol engine that is capable of producing 100Ps of power and 160Nm of torque. The Naturally-Aspirated engine is mated to either a 5-speed manual or automatic gearbox while the Turbo-petrol motor gets either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed CVT transmission option. Some of the features that come with the Kiger include a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, wireless charging, LED headlamps, automatic climate control, and push-button start and stop. In the safety department, the Kiger carries ABS with EBD, four airbags, and parking sensors in the rear.

Renault Kiger New Car Price in Popular Cities

CityEx-Showroom PriceOn-Road Price
New DelhiRs. 5.64 – 10.09 LakhRs. 6.13 – 11.62 Lakh
MumbaiRs. 5.64 – 10.09 LakhRs. 6.73 – 12.08 Lakh
ChennaiRs. 5.64 – 10.09 LakhRs. 6.61 – 12.14 Lakh
HyderabadRs. 5.64 – 10.09 LakhRs. 6.74 – 12.18 Lakh
BengaluruRs. 5.64 – 10.09 LakhRs. 7.20 – 13.06 Lakh
KolkataRs. 5.64 – 10.09 LakhRs. 6.37 – 11.32 Lakh
PuneRs. 5.64 – 10.09 LakhRs. 6.53 – 11.83 Lakh
KochiRs. 5.64 – 10.09 LakhRs. 6.62 – 12.00 Lakh

Renault Kiger Used Car Prices in Mumbai

ModelYearKms DrivenAsking Price
Renault Kiger RXE MT2021500Rs. 4.00 Lakh
Renault Kiger RXE MT20215,836Rs. 5.00 Lakh
Renault Kiger RXE MT202120,000Rs. 4.50 Lakh
Renault Kiger RXE MT202125,000Rs. 2.50 Lakh
Renault Kiger RXL 1.0L Turbo MT202150,000Rs. 2.00 Lakh

Nissan Magnite – 36.73 points out of 66

Although the Nissan Magnite is relatively new in the Indian market, it has quickly become one of the most popular options in the mid-size SUV segment in the country. A large part of its popularity is its safety standards. The Magnite got a 4-star rating and a score of 11.85 points out of 17 for the Adult Occupant safety test and a rather low 2-star rating with a score of 24.88 points out of 49 for the Child Occupant safety test. These numbers could increase with changes from the company in the near future.

The Nissan Magnite is available with two engine options today – a 1.0L Naturally-Aspirated petrol engine that is capable of generating 72Ps of power and 96Nm of torque and a 1.0L Turbo-petrol engine that produces 100Ps of power and 160Nm of torque. The Naturally-Aspirated engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox while the Turbo engine is paired with either a 5-speed manual or a CVT transmission. Some of the features found on the Magnite include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, LED headlamps and DRLs, 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, automatic air-conditioning, wireless charging, air purifier, JBL audio setup, and ambient lighting. The safety department for the Magnite also features dual airbags in the front, hill launch control, ABS with EBD, and Electronic Stability Control.

Nissan Magnite New Car Price in Popular Cities

CityEx-Showroom PriceOn-Road Price
New DelhiRs. 5.59 – 10.00 LakhRs. 6.08 – 11.12 Lakh
MumbaiRs. 5.59 – 10.00 LakhRs. 6.63 – 11.12 Lakh
ChennaiRs. 5.59 – 10.00 LakhRs. 6.43 – 11.44 Lakh
HyderabadRs. 5.59 – 10.00 LakhRs. 6.93 – 11.62 Lakh
BengaluruRs. 5.59 – 10.00 LakhRs. 7.01 – 11.97 Lakh
KolkataRs. 5.59 – 10.00 LakhRs. 6.19 – 11.02 Lakh
PuneRs. 5.49 – 10.00 LakhRs. 6.36 – 11.12 Lakh
KochiRs. 5.59 – 10.00 LakhRs. 6.63 – 11.81 Lakh

Nissan Magnite Used Car Prices in Hyderabad

ModelYearKms DrivenAsking Price
Nissan Magnite XV202112,000Rs. 7.00 Lakh
Nissan Magnite XV20214,500Rs. 7.50 Lakh
Nissan Magnite XV Turbo20215,000Rs. 8.60 Lakh
Nissan Magnite XL Turbo CVT2021100Rs. 7.00 Lakh
Nissan Magnite XE2020995Rs. 6.34 Lakh

Are you looking to buy a new SUV but don’t want the extended space? Compact or mid-size SUVs are the perfect answer for you. Not only do mid-size SUVs take up less space, but they perform a lot better in terms of control as compared to the bigger options. These mid-size SUV options are some of the safest vehicles available in India right now and they come with the latest and best features in the market. Which is your favourite mid-size SUV from the list mentioned here?

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