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Best 5 Seater Cars in India 2022 – Spinny

Every car you consider buying today can be said to be a good 5-seater car as long as it can fit five people inside (sports cars excluded). With that said, how do you qualify a car as being a good 5 seater cars? Factors such as reliability, mileage, and features are criteria that come up during the consideration phase of buying a car. For the purposes of this list, we will be looking at the best 5 seater cars in India with the highest Global NCAP safety ratings.

What Makes a Car a Good 5-Seater Car?

While we have outlined safety as the main criteria, knowing how to assess whether a car will be comfortable for five people will be helpful when you are considering cars outside of this list. As mentioned earlier, every car can be said to be a 5-seater car but a good 5-seater car should be able to seat three adults in the rear seats comfortably. Sitting shoulder to shoulder isn’t a major problem as long as all three rear passengers have not been stuffed into the rear seats.

When evaluating any car, the rear seats should offer comfortable legroom and headroom for the type of passengers you are most likely to travel with in the car. A quick way to see whether a car will have enough space is to see the width of the car from the spec sheet. This should give you a general idea of the kind of space you will have available inside the car.

The next consideration should be an in-person test of the seats. A wide car with two contoured seats will seat two people comfortably while a flat bench rear seat will keep three people happy while travelling. You should also look at any obstructions in the middle such as poorly placed rear AC vents or a protruding transmission tunnel would make the middle passenger extremely comfortable. You will need to test these factors yourself while driving the car and preferably with the people you will be travelling with.

Best 5-Seater Car with G-NCAP Ratings

Car

G-NCAP Rating

Mileage

Price (ex-showroom)

Mahindra XUV700

5-star

13-15 kmpl (petrol)

17 kmpl (diesel)

Rs. 13.45-24.95 lakh

5-star

16.3-17.5 kmpl (petrol)

21.1-22 kmpl (diesel)

Rs. 7.60 - 14.08 lakh

Tata Altroz

5-star

18.34-18.43 kmpl (petrol)

23 kmpl (diesel)

Rs. 6.30 - 10.25 lakh

5-star

17 kmpl (petrol)

20 kmpl (diesel)

Rs. 8.41 - 14.07 lakh

Honda Jazz

4-star

16.6-17.1 kmpl (petrol)

Rs. 8.01 - 10.32 lakh

Renault Kiger

4-star

18.2-19.6 kmpl (petrol)

Rs. 5.99 - 10.62 lakh

Mahindra XUV 700

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The Mahindra XUV700 is the safest 5-seater car on this list, having scored a 5-star G-NCAP safety rating. The inclusion of Level 2 ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), up to seven airbags, Electronic Stability Programme, ABS with EBD, and ISOFIX child seat mounts along with a stable chassis ensures that five people can travel cocooned in safety.

Mahindra XUV700 rear seats

With a width of 1890 mm, the XUV700 also features an accommodating rear bench seat. While the rear seats do feature some contours to improve comfort for the right and left passenger, the middle passenger can comfortably sit on the flat middle seat. The mild floor hump and the well-placed rear AC vents further improve comfort for the third passenger. If you buy the 7-seater variant of the XUV700, the fifth passenger can sit in the third row without rubbing shoulders. There’s even a panoramic sunroof, so technically, even the middle passenger gets their own window.

Tata Nexon

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Tata Nexon has also received a complete 5-star in the Global NCAP safety test and is among one of the safest compact SUVs in India. The rigid steel chassis has been rated as stable in the collision tests, providing a safe cell for the passengers. The Nexon gets two airbags as standard along with ABS with EBD, ESP, and traction control to complete the on-board safety equipment.

Tata Nexon rear seats

The rear seats are relatively flat, offering a wide seating area for the three rear passengers. The floor hump is not too pronounced and the rear AC vent does not significantly extend into the rear space. Overall, three people can accommodate themselves well in the 1811 mm wide cabin.

Mahindra XUV300

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The Mahindra XUV300 was one of the first cars in India to secure a 5-star G-NCAP safety rating. The XUV300 comes equipped with up to six airbags, ESP, ABS with EBD, four disc brakes, and corner braking control, making it a great compact SUV to consider if you want to deviate from the popular choice of the Nexon.

Mahindra XUV300 rear seats

When it comes to space for five people, the XUV300 is wider than the Nexon at 1821 mm and also features a relatively flat rear seat. The compact nature of the Mahindra compact SUV hides a spacious rear space incredibly well. It does come at the cost of the smallest boot space in the segment. However, this small boot is a small price to pay for a comfortable car for five people.

Tata Altroz

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The Tata Altroz has been a popular entry in the premium hatchback segment. A major contributor to its popularity is the 5-star G-NCAP safety rating that is the highest in the segment. The stable chassis is equipped with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and brake sway control to provide a safe travelling experience.

Tata Altroz rear seats

The rear bench seats are wide to fit the 1755 mm width of the Altroz. This makes it comparable to the Nexon in terms of rear seat space. The flat floor and well-placed rear AC vents add more space for the middle passenger and should make it comfortable enough for five people to travel long distances.

Honda Jazz

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The Honda Jazz is a case of better late than never. The high quality of the Honda Jazz’ chassis received a 4-star G-NCAP safety rating in 2022, seven years after its launch in 2015. While the Jazz is due to be discontinued soon, there is no denying that it is one of the safest family cars you can buy. The dual front airbags and ABS with EBD are housed in a stable chassis that ensures the car remains safe for the passengers, even in the event of an accident.

Honda Jazz rear seats

The Jazz is a practical family car, with one of the most spacious cabins in the segment. The flat rear bench seat fitted in the 1694 mm wide body has more than enough space for three adults to sit in the rear. The Honda hatchback is a good case for making the most out of the space available as there is no sacrifice in the boot space, legroom, or headroom. It really is unfortunate that Honda is discontinuing such a capable car, but it will continue to live on in the used car market for years to come.

Renault Kiger

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The compact SUV segment is host to a number of high G-NCAP safety rating cars, and the Renault Kiger is the latest to join this company. Scoring a 4-star G-NCAP safety rating, the Kiger comes equipped with a host of safety features that includes up to four airbags and ABS with EBD that complement the range of premium features offered on the compact SUV.

Renault Kiger rear seats

The 1750 mm width of the Kiger and the flat bench rear seats offer plenty of space for rear passengers to travel comfortably. While the rear AC vents extend into the rear space, the middle passenger can take advantage of the flat floor to place their feet in a comfortable position. As a compact SUV, there is ample headroom on offer along with decent legroom, while also not sacrificing boot space.

Summary

Choosing the right 5-seater can be tough, especially when we are provided with such a huge number of options. However, when it comes to the safety of the passengers, the cars above score the highest. Along with scoring high on global NCAP, these cars are also great cars on their own when it comes to additional features, performance and design.

FAQ about 5 Seater Cars in India

Q. Which is the best 5 seater cars for family?

The Mahindra XUV700 is one of the best 5 seater cars for family as it is rated 5-stars in the G-NCAP safety tests while also providing premium features like panoramic sunroof, ADAS functionality, and large touchscreen infotainment display.

Q. Which is the best 5 seater sedan car?

The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is a great 5 seater sedan car as it is wide and features a flat bench rear seat to be capable of accommodating three people comfortably.

Q. ️What are the upcoming 5 seater cars in India?

The facelift of the MG Hector as well as Hyundai Ioniq 5 and BYD Atto 3 are some of the most anticipated upcoming 5 seater cars in India.

Q. What are the lowest priced 5 seater cars in India?

The lowest priced 5 seater car in India is the Renault Kiger with a starting price of Rs. 5.99 lakh. Entry level hatchbacks are cheaper but are not suitable for five adults to travel comfortably.

Q. Which is the best mileage 5 seater cars in India?

The best mileage 5 seater car is the Tata Altroz diesel, providing up to 23 kmpl.

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