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Best Family Cars In India

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Family – One word that means the world to us Indians quite literally and that is why we prefer to do everything together. Be it planning a wedding, preparing food, visiting a friend or going on a long-long drive, we are all in it. While driving with family is fun, special emphasis is required on their safety and comfort. In this article we will be telling you about family cars that are safe, comfortable, powerful, and fun to drive.

Hatchbacks

Hatchbacks constitute to be the first choice of families when thinking of buying a car. They are small, fun to drive, and most importantly give good mileage, which means one doesn’t have to think twice about going for long family drives. Here are the best hatchbacks for your family.

Tata Altroz

Tata Altroz on the road

Stylish looks, classy design and a global NCAP safety rating of 5 stars are what make the Tata Altroz feature on our list. The 90° opening doors are an absolute delight and allow easy ingress and egress, a flat floor and wide dimensions allow easy accommodation of three passengers in the rear. Another aspect of the Tata Altroz is its cleverly spaced storage spaces, which help in keeping all the small essentials required for a family. Combine all this with a range of capable engines and your family tour is a bliss. The Tata Altroz comes with three engine options – a NA petrol, a turbo petrol and a turbo diesel version to suit your needs.

Safe, comfortable, and powerful, the Tata Altroz is a good choice for a family car.

Tata Altroz Specifications

Engine

1.2-litre Revotron Petrol Engine

1.2-litre Turbo Petrol Engine

1.5-litre Turbocharged Revotorq Diesel Engine

Transmission

5 - Speed Manual

Mileage

19.05 kmpl

18.13 kmpl

25.11 kmpl (D)

Tata Altroz Dimensions

Length

3990 mm

Width

1755 mm

Height

1523 mm

Bootspace

345 litres

Tata Altroz Family Features

5 Star Global NCAP Rating

Safest hatchback

90° Opening Doors

Easy Ingress and Egress

Flat Rear Floor

Comfort for the middle passenger

Wide Body

Comfortable shoulder room to accommodate 3 passengers in the rear

Cubby Spaces

To accommodate all small family essentials

Tata Altroz Safety Features

Airbags

Dual

ABS

Yes

Tata Altroz Variants

Ex-showroom Price

Entry Level

₹5.79 - ₹7.93 Lakhs

Mid Level

₹8.00 - ₹8.70 Lakhs

Top End

₹9.00 - ₹9.55 Lakhs

Volkswagen Polo

Spinny Assured VW Polo GT TSI

German engineered Volkswagen Polo found a good response in India where it became the mainstay of drivers seeking performance. Subtle design, straight lines, and of course world renowned German engineering also make the Volkswagen Polo a good family car. Furthermore the Volkswagen Polo has a 4 star safety rating under its belt which makes it a safe car for Indian roads. Equipped with NA and turbo petrol engines, the Volkswagen Polo is high on safety, space, comfort and performance, giving it a good advantage when it comes to going on family trips.

Volkswagen Polo Specifications

Engine

1.0-litre MPI

1.0-litre TSI


Transmission

6-speed Manual / Automatic

Mileage

17.74 kmpl

18.24 kmpl

Volkswagen Polo Dimensions

Length

3971 mm

Width

1682 mm

Height

1469 mm

Bootspace

280 litres

Volkswagen Polo Family Features

4 Star Global NCAP Rating

Safe hatchback

Wide Body

Comfortable shoulder room to accommodate 3 passengers in the rear

Volkswagen Polo Safety Features

Airbags

Dual

ABS

Yes

Volkswagen Polo Variants

Ex-showroom Price

Entry Level

₹6.16 - ₹7.41 Lakhs

Mid Level

₹8.49 - ₹9.19 Lakhs

Top End

₹9.60 - ₹9.99 Lakhs

Ford Figo

Image showing Hatchback Ford Figo

The American car maker pulled the right strings when it launched the Ford Figo. Not only did the car gain popularity, it also spoke volumes about Ford’s dedication to passenger safety which made ABS and Airbags standard on all Figo variants. Another trendsetter was its powerful 1.5 litre diesel engine. The Ford Figo comes with modern interiors which are comfortable and convenient, the rear passenger seats offer decent space making long rides relaxing. Simple yet stylish, the Ford Figo is a good choice as a family car.

Ford Figo Specifications

Engine

1.2 litreTi-VCT Petrol Engine

1.5 litre TDCi Diesel Engine

Transmission

Manual / Auto

Manual

Mileage

18.5 kmpl/16.0kmpl

24.4 kmpl

Ford Figo Dimensions

Length

3941 mm

Width

1704 mm

Height

1525 mm

Bootspace

257 litres

Ford Figo Family Features

3-Star Global NCAP Rating

Safe hatchback

Superior balance

Uncompromised ride quality

Ford Figo Safety Features

Airbags

6 Airbags (Top Model)

ABS

Yes

Ford Figo Variants

Ex-showroom Price

Entry Level

₹5.82 - ₹6.82 Lakhs

Mid Level

₹7.27 - ₹7.92 Lakhs

Top End

₹8.20 - ₹8.37 Lakhs

Tata Tiago

Tata Tiago in the harbour

Another contender from the Tata stable, the Tiago is a nimble, sporty, sculpted joy of a car with a 4 star global NCAP safety rating to make it an awesome family car. The Tata Tiago has trendy interiors, space for all your tiny essentials and decent space for the rear passenger. Available in petrol with manual and auto transmission the Tata Tiago will be your family’s partner in those long drives.

Tata Tiago Variants

Ex-showroom Price

Entry Level

₹4.99 - ₹5.79 Lakhs

Mid Level

₹6.07 - ₹6.43 Lakhs

Top End

₹6.59 - ₹6.95 Lakhs

Sedans

Sedans are loved for their driving comfort and their capability to accommodate loads of luggage in the big boot. You can never go wrong with a sedan for your family and here are some of the best.

Ford Figo Aspire

Image showing Ford Figo Aspire - Sedan

Identical to its hatchback sibling the Ford Figo, the Ford Figo Aspire features on our list due to its simple style and the seamless blending of the boot to the body. Having top notch safety features like up to 6 six airbags, the Ford Figo Aspire is a good family sedan.

Ford Figo Aspire Specifications

Engine

1.2 litreTi-VCT Petrol Engine

1.5 litre TDCi Diesel Engine

Transmission

Manual / Auto

Manual

Mileage

18.5 kmpl/16.0kmpl

24.4 kmpl

Ford Figo Aspire Dimensions

Length

3995 mm

Width

1704 mm

Height

1525 mm

Bootspace

359 litres

Ford Figo Aspire Family Features

3-Star Global NCAP Rating

Safe hatchback

Superior balance

Uncompromised ride quality

Ford Figo Aspire Safety Features

Airbags

6 Airbags (Top Model)

ABS

Yes

Ford Figo Aspire Variants

Ex-showroom Price

Entry Level

₹7.27 Lakhs

Mid Level

₹7.62 Lakhs

Top End

₹8.37 - ₹8.72 Lakhs

Honda Amaze

Image showing Honda Amaze on the road

Muscle car like design, stylish interiors and high on safety the Honda Amaze is amazing in every way and safe too. Solidly built, the Honda Amaze offers the Japanese car maker’s trademark comfort and convenience, oodles of rear legroom, shoulder room and lots of space for your travelling essentials. The Honda Amaze comes in petrol and diesel options with manual and automatic transmissions. A reliable and a handsome car, the Honda Amaze will not cease to amaze you and your family.

Honda Amaze Specifications

Engine

1.2 litre i-VTEC Petrol Engine

Transmission

Manual | Automatic

Manual | Automatic

Mileage

18.6/18.3 kmpl

24.7/21.0 kmpl

Honda Amaze Dimensions

Length

3995 mm

Width

1695 mm

Height

1501 mm

Bootspace

420 litres

Honda Amaze Family Features

4-Star Global NCAP Rating

Safe Sedan

Comfort oriented suspension

For those long comfortable journeys

Honda Amaze Safety Features

Airbags

Dual

ABS

Yes

Honda Amaze Variants

Ex-showroom Price

Entry Level

₹6.22 - ₹7.90 Lakhs

Mid Level

₹8.08 - ₹9.15 Lakhs

Top End

₹9.43 - ₹9.99 Lakhs

Toyota Yaris

Image showing Toyota Yaris

Toyota is known for making good family cars and the Toyota Yaris is no exception. Sporty styling and curves at all the right places make the Toyota Yaris a looker. On the inside nothing is less, the rear seating is spacious and comfortable which means enough room for three passengers. The rear AC vent makes sure that all occupants are cool during those long summer rides. The Toyota Yaris comes in an only petrol version with manual and automatic transmission.

Toyota Yaris Specifications

Engine

1.5 litre Dual VVT-i Petrol Engine

Transmission

6-Speed Manual | 7-speed CVT

Mileage

17.1 | 17.8 kmpl

Toyota Yaris Dimensions

Length

4425 mm

Width

1730 mm

Height

1495 mm

Bootspace

476 liter

Toyota Yaris Family Features

5-Star Global NCAP Rating

Safest Sedan

Solar energy-absorbing windshield with infrared cut off

Cool rides in blistering Indian summers

Acoustic and vibration control glass

Noise free rides

Rear mounted AC vents

No more fights for AC air

Toyota Yaris Safety Features

Airbags

7 Airbags

ABS

Yes

Toyota Yaris Variants

Ex-showroom Price

Entry Level

₹9.16 - ₹11.26 Lakhs

Mid Level

₹11.28 - ₹12.39 Lakhs

Top End

₹13.15 - ₹14.60 Lakhs

Tata Tigor

Tata Tigor Exterior

Sporty fastback styling, designer looks, solid built quality and Tata’s reliability make the Tata Tigor a superb choice for a family car. Comfortable interiors make sure that all occupants have enough space to sit and enjoy the ride. Tata Tigor is available in petrol with manual and auto transmission. The Tigor is a very safe car and a value for money too, and a commendable choice for a family car.

Tata Tigor Variants

Ex-showroom Price

Entry Level

₹5.59 - ₹6.19 Lakhs

Mid Level

₹6.60 - ₹6.71 Lakhs

Top End

₹7.21 - ₹7.73 Lakhs

SUV/MUV

Big, spacious, powerful, safe, and the ability to do more is what makes this class of vehicles popular among large families. So, if you have 5+ members in your family then here are the best vehicles for you.

Renault Triber

Image showing the Renault Triber

The French carmaker set the right notes with its launch of the Renault Triber. A 7 seater with ample space, comfort and safety the Triber is an MUV with SUV like looks. Sleek lines and comfortable interiors make it a value for money family car. The Renault Triber comes with a petrol engine and both manual and auto transmission.

Tata Tigor Specifications

Engine

1.0L Petrol Engine

Transmission

5-speed Manual | Automatic

Mileage

20.0 kmpl | 18.2 kmpl

Tata Tigor Dimensions

Length

3990 mm

Width

1739 mm

Height

1643 mm

Bootspace

84 litres | 320 litres (Seats Folded)

Tata Tigor Family Features

4-Star Global NCAP Rating

Safest MUV

Modular seating

Can be converted into a two-, four-, five-, six- or seven-seater as per needs.

Chilled central glovebox

To keep those soft drinks cold

Second and third-row AC vents

Both the rear rows get vents with adjustable fan-speed control

Tata Tigor Safety Features

Airbags

4 Airbags

ABS

Yes

Renault Triber Variants

Ex-showroom Price

Entry Level

₹5.50 - ₹6.63 Lakhs

Mid Level

₹6.68 - ₹7.28 Lakhs

Top End

₹7.45 - ₹7.95 Lakhs

Toyota Innova Crysta

Image showing the Toyota Innova Crysta

Much needn’t be said about the car that has a huge fan following to its credit. The Toyota Innova Crysta is just what the doctor ordered for a big family, acres of space, loads of comfort, and safety are what make the Toyota Innova Crysta a huge success across India. The Innova Crysta has got many variants and comes in powerful petrol and diesel engines under its hood along with manual and automatic transmission options. Undoubtedly the no.1 choice when it comes to family cars.

Toyota Innova Crysta Specifications

Engine

2.7L Petrol Engine

2.4L Diesel Engine

Transmission

5-Speed Manual Transmission | 6-Speed Torque Converter

Mileage

11 kmpl

16 kmpl

Toyota Innova Crysta Dimensions

Length

4735 mm

Width

1830 mm

Height

1795 mm

Boot Space

300 litres

Toyota Innova Family Features

5-Star Global NCAP Rating

Safest MUV

Seat Lumbar Support

Comfort during those long drives

Toyota Innova Crysta Safety Features

Airbags

7

ABS

Yes

Toyota Innova Crysta Variants

Ex-showroom Price

Entry Level

₹16.52 - ₹17.93 Lakhs

Mid Level

₹18.21 - ₹19.96 Lakhs

Top End

₹21.85 - ₹24.59 Lakhs

Tata Safari

Image showing the new Tata Safari

Magnanimous features, awe invoking road presence, solid muscular build, uncompromised safety and a 7 seater capacity make the Tata Safari an SUV cum family car. Now, no worries about going on those adventure rides, the Tata Safari will take everything the road throws at it and ensure that everybody stays comfortable and relaxed in their plush seats. Available in a powerful diesel engine and manual and auto transmissions the Tata Safari is an excellent choice for an adventure filled family car.

Tata Safari Variants

Ex-showroom Price

Entry Level

₹14.99 - ₹18.61 Lakhs

Mid Level

₹19.51 - ₹20.56 Lakhs

Top End

₹20.76 - ₹21.81 Lakhs

Mahindra XUV 500

Image showing the new XUV500

Another big, burly family SUV is the Mahindra XUV 500, a muscled up body combined with straight lines give the sporty SUV a strong stance and an awesome road presence. The stylish and spacious interiors can seat 7 people comfortably with safety and features a powerful diesel engine that can eat up distances easily. Available in auto and manual transmission the XUV500 is a blissful family car.

Mahindra XUV 500 Specifications

Engine

mHawk155 2.2 litre Diesel Engine

Transmission

6-speed Manual | Automatic

Mileage

15.1 kmpl

Mahindra XUV 500 Dimensions

Length

4585 mm

Width

1890 mm

Height

1785 mm

Boot Space

96 litres

Mahindra XUV 500 Family Features

Global NCAP Rating

Yet to come

Electric Sunroof

The electric sunroof along with large windows make the XUV500’s cabin feel airy and spacious

Mahindra XUV 500 Safety Features

Airbags

6

ABS

Yes

Ex-showroom Price

Entry Level

₹15.56 - ₹16.76 Lakhs

Mid Level

₹17.30 - ₹18.51 Lakhs

Top End

₹18.84 - ₹20.07 Lakhs

FAQs

What to look for while buying a car for a family?

Safety and comfort. These two are crucial elements you should look for when buying a family car. A safe car will ensure the protection of your loved ones while comfort will ensure that they enjoy the ride.

Which is the best 7 seater car?

The Toyota Innova inarguably is the best seven seater in the Indian market, given that it has been here for so long and continues to woo people. However, it will set you back with its high price range. The Renault Triber on the other hand is a new contender, sits right in the budget and has been doing quite well in terms of popularity. But, it cannot be compared with the Toyota Innova in terms of comfort and ride quality.

Can hatchbacks be good family cars?

Absolutely. Let not their size fool you, hatchbacks, particularly in India, are the first cars of many households. Their size enables them to be parked without difficulty, swerve through traffic like a breeze, and they also give good mileage which is a win-win situation for most families. So, yes, if you choose the right one, hatchbacks can also be good family cars.

Which car is good for daily commutes and family outings?

A sedan is an ideal car that can be used for both daily commutes and weekend family outings or holidays as well. A bit longer than the hatchbacks, sedans have the boot advantage when it comes to hoarding luggage for those long drives.

Are SUVs safe?

SUVs might be probably the safest vehicle for families. However, that being said, choosing an SUV as a family car should be done with proper research as an SUV is an entirely different class of cars. They’ve got powerful engines and suspensions to counter adverse road conditions, and are low on mileage.

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