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6 Safest Compact SUVs in India

Safety is a vital aspect in a car and the increased awareness for safety in cars is contributing to the success of the safest cars in India. The trend started with the Tata Nexon, which was the first Indian car to score a 5-star safety rating in the Global NCAP safety test. Following this trend, many cars in India now offer promising safety while meeting every other contemporary requirement of modern cars. Since compact SUV is the current best-selling segment, let’s see, which are the safest compact SUVs in India according to the Global NCAP.

Table of Contents

No

Cars in India tested by Global NCAP

Rating for adult safety

Points scored / 17

Rating for child safety

Points scored / 49

Total / 66

1

Tata Punch

5-Star

16.45

4-Star

40.89

57.34

2

5-Star

16.42

4-Star

37.44

53.86

3

5-Star

16.06

3-Star

25.00

41.06

4

Maruti Suzuki Brezza

4-Star

12.51

2-Star

17.93

30.44

5

Renault Kiger

4-Star

12.34

2-Star

21.05

33.39

6

Nissan Magnite

4-Star

11.85

2-Star

24.88

36.73

Tata Nexon

Tata Nexon

Safety Rating Highlights:

  • 5-Star for adult safety
  • 3-star for child safety

The stylish Tata Nexon is more than just looks and the Global NCAP safety ratings have played a major role in its glorious success. The Tata Nexon has scored 16.06 points out of a total of 17 points for adult occupant safety. For children’s safety, it scored 25 points out of a total of 49 points. The bodyshell of Tata Nexon is very stable and capable of withstanding higher loads. This showcases the exceptional shock absorbing capacity and the resilience of Nexon in case of accidents.

Moreover, the number of safety features offered as standard in Nexon further fortifies the compact SUV’s robust safety statement. The standard safety features in Nexon include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, brake assist, traction control, disc brake wiping, roll-over mitigation, ESP, and hill hold assist.

Features of Tata Nexon

  • 7-inch Touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Drive modes- Eco, City, Sport
  • Cruise control
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Digital instrument cluster

Tata Punch

Tata Punch

Safety Rating Highlights:

  • 5-star for adult safety
  • 4-star for child safety

The top scorer for child and adult protection, the Tata Punch wears the crown of the safest compact SUV in India as of now. With the astonishing GNCAP safety ratings, the Tata Punch has secured 16.45 points out of a total of 17 points for adult safety and earned 40.89 points out of a total of 49 points for child safety. The bodyshell integrity of Punch is very stable and capable of withstanding greater loads.

The safety feature list of Tata Punch is well-equipped and includes dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, and ISOFIX child anchors as standard. Additionally, the car is equipped with brake sway control as standard across the variants, which helps the vehicle avoid swing before the ABS starts taking effect. As you go up the variants, you get a rear parking camera, cruise control, and traction pro mode (in automatic).

Features of Tata Punch

  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Semi-digital instrument cluster
  • Auto AC
  • Automatic headlights and wipers
  • Cruise control

Mahindra XUV300

Spinny Assured Mahindra XUV300

Safety Rating Highlights:

  • 5-star for adult safety
  • 4-star for child safety

On the grounds of safety, the second safest compact SUV is the Mahindra XUV300, however, its GNCAP scores don’t differ much from those of the Tata Punch. The XUV300 scored 16.42 points out of a total of 17 points for adult safety. And, for child protection, it bagged 37.44 points out of a total of 49 points. Moreover, the body of the Mahindra XUV300 is admirably stable and can easily withstand heavy loads.

In terms of safety, the Mahindra XUV300 is probably the most feature-rich car in the segment. The standard safety features of Mahindra XUV300 include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, corner braking control, ISOFIX anchors, and tyre position display. As you go up the variants, you get ESP, hill hold assist, rollover mitigation, reverse camera, cruise control, auto projector headlamps. In addition to all these captivating safety features, the top variant offers you knee, curtain, and side airbags, tyre pressure monitoring system, and front parking sensors.

Features of Mahindra XUV300

  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Powered sunroof
  • Cruise control
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Dual-Zone climate control
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Steering mounted controls

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Safety Rating Highlights:

  • 5-star for adult safety
  • 2-star for child safety

The Maruti Vitara Brezza holds the honour of being the safest Maruti car in India. In the GNCAP safety test, the compact SUV has scored 12.51 points out of a total of 17 points for adult safety. For children’s safety, it scored 17.93 points out of a total of 49 points. The bodyshell of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is considerably stable and capable of withstanding greater loads.

The standard safety features of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, and projector headlamps. Going up the variants, you get hill hold assist, rear defogger and the top variant offers a rear parking camera and automatic headlamps.

Features of Maruti Vitara Brezza

  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Push-button start/stop
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Cruise control

Renault Kiger

Renault Kiger

Safety Rating Highlights:

  • 5-star for adult safety
  • 2-star for child safety

The Renault Kiger has recently joined the club of the safest cars in India. The stylish French compact SUV scored 12.34 points out of a total of 17 points for adult safety in the GNCAP safety test. And for the children’s safety, it scored 21.05 points out of a total of 49 points. However, the integrity of Kiger’s body shell was found incapable of handling heavy loads.

The Renault Kiger is considerably feature-loaded in the safety department. The standard safety features include dual front airbags, ABD with EBD, and rear parking sensors. Moreover, the higher variants offer side airbags for driver and passenger and rear defogger.

Features of Renault Kiger

  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • LED headlights
  • Wireless Charging
  • Automatic climate control
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • PM2.5 Air filter

Nissan Magnite

Nissan Magnite

Safety Rating Highlights:

  • 5-star for adult safety
  • 2-star for child safety

The Nissan Magnite recently drove itself to 16th rank in the list of safest cars in India. In the GNCAP safety test, the Japanese compact SUV has scored 11.85 points out of a total of 17 points for adult safety. And for the children’s safety, it scored 24.88 points out of a total of 49 points. Since Magnite shares its platform with Renault Kiger, its body shell was found incapable of handling heavy loads.

The standard safety features of Nissan Magnite include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, and automatic warning for heavy braking. The additional safety features which come in higher trims include hill start assist, ESC, traction control, and a rear-view camera. Moreover, the higher trims also offer Nissan-connected car technology which facilitates you with multiple internet-based safety features.

Features of Nissan Magnite

  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels
  • LED headlamps with LED DRLs
  • Auto AC with rear AC vents
  • Wireless charger
  • JBL speakers

FAQs

What safety features are in the base model of Renault Kiger?

The safety features available in the base variant, RXE of Renault Kiger are dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors.

How many airbags does the Nissan Magnite have?

The Nissan Magnite has dual front airbags.

Does Nissan Magnite have an electronic parking brake?

No, the Nissan Magnite does not have an electronic parking brake.

Does Tata Punch have cruise control?

The Tata Punch offers Cruise Control in its accomplished and above variants.

What safety features do I get in the top variant of Renault Kiger?

The safety features available in the top variant, RXZ of Renault Kiger are six airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and camera, and ISOFIX anchors.

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