Continuing with our list of the top 10 safest cars under 5 lacs, here are the other 5 of the lot that will keep you safe on the road.
Toyota Etios is your comfortable and reliable car. The car was featured on JD Power Asia Pacific’s list of Most Reliable Cars in India 2015. Take a test drive if you prefer reliability more than the car’s exteriors and interiors. In other words, Etios is one of those cars which you buy with your heart rather than your heart. Now coming to the pricing-
New Etios VX – 8+ Lacs (on-road), New Etios VD – 8.5+ Lacs (on-road).
But you don’t have to spend that much to ensure your safety on the roads. Don’t let the cost of the car make you compromise on Safety. You can easily get a safety features loaded Etios albeit a Pre-owned one for under 5 lacs.
Nissan has always had have the rapport of making cars that conform to the stringent standards in terms of safety, performance and efficiency. Just like the Micra, Nissan Sunny fares quite well in its crash tests. All variants of the Sunny come loaded with safety features like the ABS, EBD, Airbags and Brake Assist. Let’s talk about the pricing now.
New Sunny XE Petrol – 8+ Lacs, New Sunny XE Diesel – 9+ Lacs. A pre-owned Sunny, however can easily be bought for under 5 Lacs.
The Skoda Rapid scores good marks in terms of occupant protection, and safety assistant systems. Along with ABS, ESC and fog lamps, a long wheelbase, precise suspension and a stiff body structure make up the basis for stable driving dynamics. The car however is priced very steeply.
Let’s take a look-
New Rapid 1.6 MPI Elegance – 9.5+ Lacs (on-road), New Rapid 1.5 TDI CR Elegance – Around 11 Lacs (on-road). Double the budget we have considered in this article. Worry not though.
Honda City has scored commendable points in its various testing procedures. The car comes with front and side airbags, ABS, and EBD as its standard equipment. Three point seat belts are also fitted, which provide better protection than two-point seatbelts. Pricing is as stated-
New City S MT – 9+ Lacs, New City S MT Diesel – Around 10.5 Lacs.
This 2010 Spinny Honda City S MT, however comes well under 5 Lacs.
This is among the safest compact sedans in its occupant protection and safety ratings. It comes with electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes (ABS) and airbags. In ratings for safety standards, the Civic has grabbed all five stars for overall safety. Though the car was discontinued in 2013, it’s still a very good option to buy a pre-owned model.
While during the launch the car was priced upwards of 13 Lacs. A 4-5 years old Pre-owned Civic can easily be well under 5 Lacs. Look at this Spinny 2010 Honda Civic 1.8 S MT.
There you see how buying a used car can actually turn out to be a better deal than buying a new car. Used cars carry many more benefits, read them here.
Safety ensured without compromising on the budget, that’s smart buying.
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