Driving a car can be quite enjoyable, especially when it comes to long drives with family and friends. Taking your car out on the open road with your friends and family right behind you becomes really exciting, whether it is a small 5-seater or a big 7-seater. The Indian automobile market is currently incredibly competitive, with cars dominating all lists in every area. The family car market is also one of the most competitive in the country and here are some of the best available options in 2022.
|Best Cars for Family in India||Price (Ex-Show)|
|Maruti Suzuki Ertiga||₹ 8.35 – 12.79 Lakh|
|Renault Triber||₹ 5.90 – 8.51 Lakh|
|Toyota Innova Crysta||₹ 17.86 – 26.53 Lakh|
|Mahindra Marazzo||₹ 13.17 – 15.43 Lakh|
|Maruti Suzuki XL6||₹ 11.29 – 14.55 Lakh|
|Datsun GO+||₹ 4.26 – 7 Lakh|
|Mahindra XUV 700||₹ 13.18 – 24.58 Lakh|
|Tata Safari||₹ 15.35– 23.56 Lakh|
|Hyundai Alcazar||₹ 15.89– 20.25 Lakh|
|MG Hector Plus||₹ 14.65– 20.94 Lakh|
1. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga – ₹ 8.35 – 12.79 Lakh
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is one of the best cars for a family in the Indian market. The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has roomy seating for seven passengers and competitive operating expenses. The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga also has a respectable feature list. A 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder, normally aspirated petrol engine producing 103.25 bhp and 138 Nm of torque powers the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. Options for transmission include a 4-speed automatic torque converter gearbox and a 5-speed manual gearbox.
2. Renault Triber – ₹ 5.90 – 8.51 Lakh
The Renault Triber is a great family car if you are on a tight budget. It is also one of the safer cars currently available in the country with a 4-star safety rating for adult protection from the Global-NCAP. Powering the Renault Triber is a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine with 71.01 bhp and 96 Nm of torque. This peppy engine can either be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automated manual transmission (AMT). Despite having seven seats, the Renault Triber is just under 4-metres in length, which makes it easy to drive in the urban environment
3. Toyota Innova Crysta – ₹ 17.86 – 26.53 Lakh
The Toyota Innova Crysta is a great family car. The Japanese MPV offers seven comfy seats and bulletproof dependability. One of the best cars for long journeys and weekend vacations is the Toyota Innova Crysta. There are two different engine options available to power the Toyota Innova Crysta. The popular 2.0-liter gasoline engine generates 163.60 horsepower, compared to the 2.4-liter diesel’s 147.51 bhp. There are two different types of transmissions: a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission and a 6-speed manual transmission. The Toyota Innova Crysta, which comes with a 2.4-liter diesel engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission, is our favourite of the lot.
4. Mahindra Marazzo – ₹ 13.17 – 15.43 Lakh
Mahindra Marazzo is a great buy if you are looking for a safe and spacious 7-seater MPV for family purposes. The Global-NCAP has given it a 4-star certification for adult occupant safety, making it one of the safer vehicles you can purchase. A 1.5-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine producing 120.96 bhp and 300 Nm of torque powers the Mahindra Marazzo. Mahindra has yet to offer an automatic transmission with their MPV, hence the only available gearbox for the Marazzo is a 6-speed manual transmission.
5. Maruti Suzuki XL6 – ₹ 11.29 – 14.55 Lakh
The Maruti Suzuki XL6 is essentially a redesigned Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. The 6-seater MPV delivers everything that the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga does, but it has a somewhat more robust and upscale appearance. The XL6, on the other hand, can only fit 6 passengers, unlike the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. A 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder, normally aspirated petrol engine producing 103.25 bhp and 138 Nm of torque powers the Maruti Suzuki XL6. Options for transmission include a 4-speed automatic torque converter gearbox and a 5-speed manual gearbox.
6. Datsun GO+ – ₹ 4.26 – 7 Lakh
The Datsun Go+ is the most affordable 7-seater in the country. For the price, there is nothing to complain about. Despite the seven-seater configuration, the Datsun Go+ comes under the sub-4m category. Powering the Datsun Go+ is a 1.2-litre petrol engine with 67.06 bhp and 104Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to either a 5-speed annual transmission or a CVT transmission.
7. Mahindra XUV 700 – ₹ 13.18 – 24.58 Lakh
The new Mahindra XUV700 is one of the best 7-seater SUVs currently available in the country. There are a tonne of goodies in the new Mahindra XUV700, and it also has advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). There are two diesel engines and one petrol engine available for the Mahindra XUV700. A 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 197 horsepower powers the petrol engine. While both diesel engines are 2.2 litres in size. The more powerful model produces 182 horsepower, while the other model manages 153 bhp. All other models, with the exception of the diesel engine with the lower power output, offer a choice between a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Apart from that, the Mahindra XUV700 is the only SUV in its segment to offer an all-wheel-drive system.
8. Tata Safari – ₹ 15.35– 23.56 Lakh
Though the Tata Safari is based on the five-seater Tata Harrier, the seven-seater SUV from Tata Motors offers comfortable seating for seven members. Additionally, the Tata Safari has a commanding driving stance and a turbocharged 2.0L diesel engine that generates 350 Nm of torque in addition to 167.67 horsepower. Both a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic gearbox are options for this engine.
9. Hyundai Alcazar – ₹ 15.89– 20.25 Lakh
Though Hyundai Alcazar is based on the Hyundai Creta, engineers at Hyundai have put extra effort by increasing the wheelbase to liberate extra space for the second-row passengers. Aside from that, the Hyundai Alcazar provides one of the best experiences in the segment for passengers in the back seat. The common 1.5-liter diesel engine with 113.18 horsepower powers the Hyundai Alcazar. Both a 6-speed automatic and manual transmission are available for this powerplant. A 2.0-litre gasoline engine with 157.5 horsepower and 191 Nm of torque is also available.
10. MG Hector Plus – ₹ 14.65– 20.94 Lakh
The MG Hector Plus is the 7-seater variant of the MG Hector. The MG Hector Plus, which is based on the MG Hector, is one of the best-equipped SUVs in its class and comes with a tonne of standard amenities in all trim levels. The Tata Safari and Tata Harrier share a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine with 167.72 horsepower with the MG Hector Plus diesel model. However, it only has a 6-speed manual transmission, unlike the Tata Safari or Tata Harrier.