SUVs are considered quite safe. Very good safety features are available in them.
Apart from this, their texture is also very high, which makes them safe.
Small cars are less safe than SUVs. Fewer safety features are available in them.
New Delhi. Most of the car drivers like big cars like SUVs. The reason for this is that there is a lot of space inside them and they are considered more safe at the time of accident. On the other hand, these cars are considered very dangerous for small vehicles, while people traveling in big cars are more safe.
According to a study done a few years ago at the University of California, USA, small cars that collide with a vehicle heavier than 500 kg are 40 to 50 percent more likely to die. Apart from this, the chance of being seriously injured increases from 17 to 20 percent. In this sense, small cars can be said to be less safe.
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Why are bigger vehicles safer?
SUVs of companies like Toyota Fortuner, Mahindra XUV 700, Jeep Compass or Mercedes, Audi coming in the luxury segment are considered quite safe. The reason for this is that very good safety features are available in these expensive vehicles. Apart from this, their texture also makes them quite safe. These vehicles are quite tall and are made of good quality heavy material. This is the reason why these cars stay ahead in terms of safety ratings. However, for this, customers have to pay a very high price.
Smaller vehicles are less safe
Be it hatchback cars of Maruti Suzuki Alto, WagonR, Celerio, Swift or others or small cars of Tata, all these are less safe than big SUVs. The reason for this is that these cars get less safety features. They are also very small in texture. The weight of these cars is kept low for good fuel efficiency. Therefore, lighter body material is used in making them than SUVs. In a country like India, these cars are in high demand. The reason is that these cars are economical and come in the budget of the common people.
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These are the safest budget cars available in India
Talking about the five safest cars available in India, these include Mahindra XUV700, Tata Punch, Mahindra XUV300, Mahindra Thar and Toyota Urban Cruiser. These cars get many advanced safety features and their size is also big, which includes features like airbags, seat belts, ABS, traction control and disc brakes for the front passengers as well as the rear passengers. Apart from this, there are many small cars in the country, whose safety rating is very low.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : September 12, 2022, 12:03 IST