Best Family Cars in India

Family Cars in India
By - Manjul Sharma
April 24, 2024

As we know India is a land of families and we love creating happy and fun family memories in our family cars. But buying a good family car is not usually as fun as travelling in it mainly because of two reasons. Firstly, family cars are broadly meant to be practical, reliable, comfortable, safe, and what most Indians want, budget-friendly. All these qualities are hard to find in one car. Secondly, manufacturers are well aware of the huge demand for family cars and have filled the market with a plethora of cars that meet many, if not all requirements of a good family car. If you want to buy a competent family car today, odds are you will be spoilt for choice given the wide array of options in the market. To ease off the process for you this curated list features 10 family cars in India that tick most boxes of an ideal family car and should count among the best family cars you can buy today.

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Best Family Cars Price in India

Model

Fuel Type

Body Type

ARAI Mileage

Ex-showroom Price

Renault Triber

Petrol

7-seater MUV

18.2 – 20 km/l

Rs 6 – 8.97 lakh

Tata Punch

Petrol, CNG, & Electricity

Compact SUV

20.09 km/l (petrol)

26.99 km/kg (CNG)

315 – 421 km range (EV)

Rs 6 – 10.20 lakh (ICE)

Rs 10.99 – 15.49 lakh (EV)

Honda Amaze

Petrol

Compact Sedan

19 km/l

Rs 7.16 – 9.92 lakh

Tata Nexon

Petrol, Diesel, & Electricity

Compact SUV

17.44 km/l (petrol)

23.23 km/l (diesel)

325 – 465 km range (EV)

Rs 8.15 – 15.80 lakh (ICE)

Rs 14.49 – 19.49 lakh (EV)

Maruti Brezza

Petrol & CNG

Compact SUV

19.89 km/l (petrol)

25.51 km/kg (CNG)

Rs 8.34 – 14.14 lakh

Maruti Ertiga

Petrol & CNG

MUV

20.51 km/l (petrol)

26.11 km/kg (CNG)

Rs 8.69 – 13.03 lakh

Hyundai Verna

Petrol

Mid-size Sedan

18.6 – 20.6 km/l

Rs 11 – 17.42 lakh

Honda Elevate

Petrol

Mid-size SUV

15.31 – 16.92 km/l

Rs 11.58 – 16.20 lakh

Hyundai Creta

Petrol & Diesel

Sedan

17.4 – 18.4 km/l (petrol)

21.8 km/l (diesel)

Rs 13.16 – 24.07 lakh

Tata Safari

Diesel

Full-size SUV

16 km/l

Rs 16.19 – 27.34 lakh

Renault Triber

Renault Triber

The first on the list, the Renault Triber is one of the most unique cars in India. Firstly, offering 7 seats at its price speaks volumes about the value it delivers. However, what augments its value is its flexibility. You can use it as a 5, 6, or 7-seater because the last two seats can be completely removed independently of each other. The 5, 6, and 7-seater configurations of the Triber offer 625-litres, 329-litres, and 84-litres of boot space respectively. Furthermore, being a Renault car, the Triber delivers excellent ride comfort and has a lot of storage space and ample modern-day features. It is high on safety too and has scored 4 stars in the G-NCAP safety test. All of this makes the Triber the most value-for-money family car under Rs 10 lakh.

Renault Triber Specifications

  • Engine: 1-litre petrol engine
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT & 5-speed AMT
  • Mileage: 18 – 20 km/l
  • Airbags: Up to 4 airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Body Type: Compact MUV

Tata Punch

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Tata Punch

The Tata Punch is one of the top-selling cars and Tata’s best-selling car in India. While the first impression of the Punch is its macho style, it also has everything it takes to be a competent family car. First things first, with a 5-star G-NCAP safety rating the Punch is one of the safest cars in India and this makes it trump its rivals and many other cars, especially when you are buying a car for a family. Secondly, the Indian compact SUV feels a segment above on the inside due to the premium air of the cabin and its taller seating offers an authoritarian driving experience. As far as features are concerned, the Punch is well-equipped to entertain you and your family and while refinement is not one of its strong suits the NVH levels are decent enough to deliver a nice family-friendly drive.

Tata Punch Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2-litre petrol engine
  • EV Battery: 25 kWh & 35 kWh
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT & 5-speed AMT
  • Mileage: 18.8 – 20.09 km/l (petrol) & 26.99 km/kg (CNG)
  • EV Range: 315 km & 421 km
  • Airbags: 2 airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol, CNG, and electricity
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Compact SUV 

Honda Amaze

Honda Amaze

As far as family cars are concerned, the Honda Amaze is one of the veterans. With comfortable premium seats, the Amaze is one of the most spacious cars in the segment and has the segment-leading boot space of 420 litres to cater to most luggage-carrying needs. Such commendable space combined with a premium touch and feel of the interior, offers a relaxing ambience in the cabin that helps make family trips memorable. Along with all this, what comes as a bonus is the sophisticated looks which make Amaze look like a car from a segment above. With that being said, the trump card of Amaze lies in its mechanicals. Its i-VTEC petrol engine has made a mark with its performance. Mated to this engine, a creamy smooth CVT automatic delivers effortless driving that keeps you far from fatigue and allows you more freedom to savour a joyous family trip in this compact Japanese sedan. 

Honda Amaze Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2 litre petrol engine
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT & CVT automatic
  • Mileage: 18.6 km/l
  • Airbags: 2 airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Compact Sedan

Tata Nexon

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The undisputed king of compact SUVs and one of the best-selling cars in India, Tata Nexon does not need any testament to prove how well-received it has been as a family car. In one of the most hotly-contested segments, the Tata Nexon stands out with a 5-star G-NCAP safety rating and unparalleled ride comfort that comes with a host of upmarket features and macho looks on the outside. While this is more than enough to make Nexon a nifty family car, an optional DCT automatic transmission with smooth gear shifts has proven it as one of the most family-oriented traits of the Tata Nexon. At the same time, Tata Nexon is also capable of delivering an exciting performance in case you like to have some fun behind the wheel. Meanwhile, as you enjoy what Nexon has to offer, you have the reassurance that you are protected by one of the safest car bodies available in the Indian car market.

Tata Nexon Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine | 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine
  • EV Battery: 30 kWh & 40.5 kWh
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT, 6-speed MT, 6-speed AMT, and 7-speed DCT automatic
  • Mileage: 17.44 km/l (petrol), 23.23 km/l (diesel)
  • EV Range: 325 km & 465 km
  • Airbags: 6 airbags as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol, Diesel, and electricity
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Compact SUV

Maruti Brezza

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Maruti’s knack for making capable family cars is renowned and it is cars like the Brezza that prove why it is so. Much like what it exudes from its boxy attire, the Brezza is high on practicality and coming from Maruti it is by far the most reliable offering in its segment. In addition to unmatchable reliability, the Brezza offers a refined performance for a smooth ride experience while maintaining good mileage which is something expected of Maruti cars. In competition with the feature wealth of its Korean rivals, Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet, the Brezza sports all modern-day essentials to keep your ride entertaining as well as convenient. The latest Brezza carries the same structure as of the first-generation Vitara Brezza which had scored 4-stars in Global NCAP safety test. Therefore, the Brezza is expected to score well in the Bharat NCAP test. 

Maruti Brezza Specifications

  • Engine: 1.5-litre petrol engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT & 6-speed AT
  • Mileage: 17.38 – 19.89 km/l (petrol) & 25.51 km/kg (CNG)
  •  Airbags: Up to 6 airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol & CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Compact SUV

Maruti Ertiga

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MUVs are established as the ideal segment for large families and the Maruti Ertiga is an age-old titan of this arena for a bunch of qualities. For starters, the Indo-Japanese MUV packs ample space across all three rows while the host of premium features do the rest in keeping the trips lively. At the same time, a refined performance and aptly tuned suspension complement the family-friendly nature of the Ertiga. Moreover, the Maruti’s reliability makes the Ertiga’s case even stronger as no one would like to get stranded on a trip with their large family. What adds to Etriga’s appeal as a competent family car is its supreme mileage which keeps its owners free of mileage concerns before planning a long trip with family.

Maruti Ertiga Specifications

  • Engine: 1.5-litre petrol engine
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT & 6-speed AT
  • Mileage: 20.51 km/l (petrol) & 26.11 km/kg (CNG)
  • Airbags: 2 airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol & CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Mid-size SUV

Hyundai Verna

Hyundai Verna

For nearly 18 years in India, the Hyundai Verna has been a popular choice as a capable family car and is still as promising a car as it always was. However, the latest generation is more than just a good family car due to its high-spirited performance which meets the desires of that person who does not let anyone else drive on any family trip. Moreover, the Korean mid-size sedan is one of the better ones in terms of space and comfort, while the premium quality and advanced layout of the interior uplifts the experience further. As expected of a Hyundai car, the Verna is the most feature-rich car in its segment, wherein its biggest draw is the Level-2 ADAS features that mitigate the possibility of accidents. These ADAS features along with a spate of safety features as standard have earned the Verna a full 5-star G-NCAP safety rating, something that brandishes it as a safe family car.

Hyundai Verna Specifications

  • Engine: 1.5 litre NA petrol engine | 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT, CVT, and 7-speed DCT
  • Mileage: 18.6 – 20.6 km/l
  • Airbags: 6 airbags as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Mid-size Sedan

Honda Elevate

Honda Elevate
Honda Elevate

Honda Elevate is the car that restored buyers’ faith in the Japanese carmaker, which was on a serious descent before its arrival. Based on the legendary Honda City, the Elevate is largely built for family travels as can be felt in every inch of it. To start off, the seats of Elevate replicate those of the City, which has made a name for itself for unparalleled comfort. Even with the overall premium feel of the cabin, it outshines every other car in its segment. While feature wealth is not something Elevate can boast of, it is equipped with everything required for a comfortable and convenient family trip. With that being said, the biggest draw is its engine which it shares with the City and is undisputedly the best naturally aspirated petrol engine you can own under Rs 50 lakh. This engine combined with an effortless CVT automatic and soft suspension, delivers exquisite ride comfort.

Honda Elevate Specifications

  • Engine: 1.5-litre petrol engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT & CVT automatic
  • Mileage: 15.31 – 16.92 km/l
  • Airbags: Up to 6 airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Mid-size SUV

Hyundai Creta

2024 Hyundai Creta facelift
Hyundai Creta

The fact that the Hyundai Creta ticks most boxes of an ideal family car has been a major contributor in making it the absolute king of its segment. Whether it is space, comfort, or the overall premium feel, the Creta has it all to deliver a comfortable ride experience. However, where Creta shines is its good-to-have features such as ventilated seats, dual-zone climate control, and panoramic sunroof at competitive prices. So, if you and your family like enjoying a tech-advanced ride, the Creta should be a sensible choice. Moreover, with the recent facelift of the Creta Hyundai has stretched its package to encompass the Level-2 ADAS safety suit that ups the safety quotient and a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine from the Verna for an exciting drive.

Hyundai Creta Specifications

  • Engine: 1.5 litre petrol engine | 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine | 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT, CVT, 7-speed DCT, & 6-speed AT
  • Mileage: 17.4 – 18.4 km/l for petrol & 19.1 – 21.8 km/l for diesel
  • Airbags: 6 airbags as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol & Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Mid-size SUV

Tata Safari

Tata Safari. New Car Facelifts Launched in 2023

Last but not least, Tata Safari is a peach of a family SUV for large families. This is one of the few SUVs that offer ample space in all three rows to comfortably accommodate adults even in the last row. Combined with such volumes of space an excellent ride comfort is what makes the Safari a better family car than its arch-rival Mahindra XUV700. On the outside, the Safari looks striking while light-coloured interiors and the panoramic sunroof make the Safari even roomier and up the premium quotient on the inside. While the 7-seater Indian SUV sports a host of features to entertain you, its robust body has earned a full 5-star G-NCAP safety rating is highly reassuring and enhances the overall experience. Adding another layer of safety are the Level-2 ADAS features which almost kill the chances of any accidents.

Tata Safari Specifications

  • Engine: 2-litre diesel engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT
  • Mileage: 14.5-16.3 km/l
  • Airbags: 6 airbags standard & up to 7 airbags in higher variants
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Seating capacity: 7
  • Body type: Full-size SUV

Summary

Choosing a car for a family is a time-consuming process more often than not, especially when one wants to make every family member satisfied with the final choice. Moreover, with so many capable cars in the market, the choice becomes even tougher. The above-mentioned list includes the cars that are safe, comfortable, and deliver great value for their asking prices. While these cars are great family companions, it is important to know that every car comes with its unique set of trade-offs, for example, the Brezza is not as safe as the Nexon, and the Nexon is not as fuel-efficient as the Brezza. Nonetheless, this article will certainly save you a lot of time and help you make an informed choice in buying the perfect car for your family.

FAQs

  1. Q. Which are the best family cars for a family of five?

    The best family cars for five passengers are Tata Punch, Honda Amaze, Tata Nexon, Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Creta, Honda Elevate, and Hyundai Verna.

  2. Q. Which are the best family cars under 15 lakh?

    The best family cars under Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom) are Renault Triber, Tata Punch, Honda Amaze, Tata Nexon, Maruti Brezza, Maruti Ertiga, Hyundai Verna, Honda Elevate, and Hyundai Creta.

  3. Q. Which are the best family cars for a family of more than five members?

    The best family cars for more than five members are Renault Triber, Maruti Ertiga, and Tata Safari.

  4. Q. Which are the safest family cars?

    The safest family cars are the Tata Punch, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Verna, and Tata Safari.

  5. Q. Which family cars are good for driving enthusiasts?

    The family cars that are good for driving enthusiasts are the Tata Nexon, Hyundai Creta, and Hyundai Verna.

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