Cars have an important place in bringing together families. It might be for short trips like going to the movies or it can be a family trip. Family cars should come with ample features and space to accommodate enough people. The best family cars should also provide good fuel efficiency and should come in a sweet price range. Here are a few cars we think are the best family car in India.
The exterior styling of The S-presso is similar to the new generation Alto in the Japanese market. This family car is a compact hatchback with a tall boy design. the boxy form, rectangular headlamp, and arrayed grille create an aggressive look. Inside the cabin, the S-Presso comes with features such as a 7-inch touchscreen, steering-mounted audio controls. Safety features in the S-presso include dual airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD, high-speed alert.
The S-Presso features both petrol and CNG engine variants. The 1.0-litre K10B motor can produce 68PS in petrol mode and 59PS using CNG. The gasoline-only variant comes with a 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox. However, the CNG variant is limited to a 5-speed manual transmission. Prices for the S-presso start from Rs.3.78 lakhs
2. Tata Tiago
Tiago comes with similar styling to the Tata Altroz. This family car comes with features such as 15-inch alloys wheels, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay connectivity, digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control, electrically adjustable and folding outer rearview mirrors, cooled glovebox, steering-mounted audio, and telephony controls.
Safety features in the Tiago include- dual airbags, ABS, and EBD, and a reversing camera and rear parking sensors.
The Tiago comes with a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine. this motor can produce 86PS of power and 113Nm of peak torque. The Tiago is available in both a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT automatic gearbox.
Prices for Tiago start at Rs.4.60 lakhs
3. Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2021
The new Celerio was recently launched in India. This hatchback gets a completely new interior and exterior styling. Celerio is a perfect family car. The exterior of the new Celerio gets newly rounded and sculpted design styling. Celerio also gets 15-inch alloys wheels.
Inside the cabin, the hatchback gets a sculpted dashboard that houses a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Other features in the new Celerio are steering-mounted controls, a manual AC, and a multi-info display. Safety features include ABS with EBD, dual airbags, and rear parking sensors.
Under the hood, the Celerio comes with a 1-litre DualJet petrol engine that can produce 67PS of power and 89Nm of peak torque. A 5-speed manual and an AMT gearbox are included as transmission options. The new Celerio also gets best-in-class mileage of 26.68kmpl. prices for the Celerio starts at Rs.4.99 lakhs (ex-showroom).
4. Datsun Redi GO plus
On the exterior, the Datsun go+ gets 14-inch alloy wheels, DRLs, and rear parking sensors. On the inside, the big change this family car comes with a 7-inch touch screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other features are rear wipe wash and also electrically adjustable ORVMs. In fact, the Datsun Go Plus gets the same 1.2-litre from the GO. This three-cylinder engine produces 68PS of power and 104Nm of peak torque. Prices for the Go+ start from Rs.4.12 lakh.
5. Maruti Suzuki Swift
Maruti Suzuki Swift is one of the most popular Family cars in the Indian market. The swift comes with the signature curvilinear design styling from Suzuki. This hatchback gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, voice command, a 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster, cruise control, automatic climate control, and keyless entry with push-button start-stop. Safety features in the swift include – dual airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP with hill assist, and reverse parking camera with parking sensors.
The Maruti Swift features a 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine which can produce 89PS of power and 113Nm of peak torque. Moreover, the hatchback comes with a 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox. Prices for the Maruti Swift start from Rs.5.19 Lakhs.
6. Hyundai Elite i20
The Elite i20 is a family car from Hyundai that comes in a compact and aggressive design styling. on the exterior, the i20 gets features such as 14-inch steel wheels and halogen headlamps. Inside the cabin, the i20 is quite spacious. Features in the new i20 include-10.25-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Bose sound system, BlueLink connected car tech, a sunroof, wireless phone charging, cruise control, automatic climate control, and a digital instrument cluster. Moreover, safety features in the Elite i20 are six airbags, ABS with EBD, parking sensors, and a rearview camera.
The i20 comes with three different engine variants, a 1.2-litre petrol motor that can produce 88PS/114Nm, a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol that generates 120PS/172Nm, and a 1.5-litre diesel producing 100PS of power and 240Nm of torque. The i20 comes with 5-speed manual gearbox and a CVT for the naturally aspirated petrol, a 6-speed clutchless manual and a 7-speed DCT for the turbo-petrol, and a sole 6-speed manual gearbox for the diesel variant.
Prices for the Elite i20 starts at Rs.5.60 lakhs (ex-showroom).
7. Tata Altroz
The Altroz is a family hatchback from Tata. The Shark face front styling and sharp line running across the side profile give this hatch a crisp and modern look. Inside the cabin, the Altroz comes with a 7-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Harman sound system, climate control, rear 12V power outlet, wearable key, Hinglish voice commands, tilt steering, and height-adjustable driver seat. Safety features in the Altroz are rain-sensing wipers, auto headlamps, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors with a rear camera. Furthermore, the Altroz has a 5-star GNCAP safety rating.
Three engine options are available in the Altroz, a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol that produces 110PS of power and 140Nm of torque. A 1.2-litre petrol that can produce 86PS/113Nm torque, and a 1.5-litre diesel unit that develops 90PS of power /200Nm of peak torque. A standard 5-speed manual gearbox and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission are available in the Altroz. prices for the Altroz starts from Rs. 5.85 lakhs (ex-showroom).
8. Maruti Suzuki Baleno
The Baleno is a stylish and bold family car from Maruti. This family car has been a huge success in India. The exterior of the Baleno gets features such as LED projector headlamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, and LED tail lamps. Inside the cabin, the hatchback comes with a 7-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, steering mounted audio control, a multi-info display, climate control, electrically adjustable ORVMs, and keyless entry with push-button start. Safety features in the Baleno include- dual airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors.
Under the hood, Baleno comes with two petrol engines an 83PS 1.2-litre K12B motor and a 90PS 1.2-litre Dual Jet unit. Both engines come with a 5-speed manual gearbox. However, CVT automatic transmission is only available in the 1.2-litre K12B engine. Prices for the Baleno Starts from Rs. 5.64 lakhs.