While still not mandatory in India, airbags offer the most comprehensive protection—especially to the front seat passengers in the unfortunate case of accident. Other safety features such as ABS and EBD on the other hand help prevent an accident.

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While automakers line up a slew of gadgets—they are cheaper to add compared with safety features—to lure you and me but at times scrimp on safety features. The important thing to know is that while gadgets are easy and inexpensive to add as aftermarket accessories later, safety features can often not be added once you buy a car. You cannot add ABS or airbags to a car without spending a lot of money.

In short, if you have the option, it might make sense to give greater important to safety features while buying a car.

And as you search for your next car, here is a list of 26 hatchbacks that have at least 2 airbags, ABS and EBD (see below). The cheapest hatchback with all three features is Maruti A-Star ZXI (Rs. 4.48 lakh) followed by Ford Figo 1.2 Duratec Titanium (Rs. 4.96 lakh). Hyundai i20 Asta (O) offers 6 airbags and ABS/EBD but comes at a much higher price of Rs. 6.44 lakh.

Petrol Hatchbacks in India with ABS, EBD and at least 2 airbags: Full list

Car-Make-ModelPrice (ex-showroom, Delhi)
ABS
EBDNo. of airbags
Maruti A-Star ZXI (ABS)448,324
Yes
Yes2
Ford Figo 1.2 Duratec Petrol Titanium496,700
Yes
Yes2
Honda Brio S(O) MT498,000
Yes
Yes2
Maruti Ritz ZXI516,496
Yes
Yes2
TOYOTA ETIOS LIVA G (SP)519,922
Yes
Yes2
Honda Brio V MT523,000
Yes
Yes2
Nissan Micra XV551,932
Yes
Yes2
Renault Pulse RXZ Petrol555,000
Yes
Yes2
TOYOTA ETIOS LIVA V565,222
Yes
Yes2
Maruti Swift ZXI568,780
Yes
Yes2
Honda Jazz Std585,000
Yes
Yes2
TATA INDICA VISTA AURA+ Vista 9597,297
Yes
Yes2
Hyundai i20 Asta598,888
Yes
Yes2
Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 Emotion Pk601,871
Yes
Yes2
Honda Jazz Select Edition610,000
Yes
Yes2
TOYOTA ETIOS LIVA VX615,664
Yes
Yes2
Hyundai iGen i20 1.2 Kappa Asta621,082
Yes
Yes2
Volkswagen Polo 1.2 Highline623,595
Yes
Yes2
Honda Jazz X641,001
Yes
Yes2
TATA Indica Vista GZX Safire 90643,539
Yes
Yes2
Volkswagen Polo 1.6 Highline644,079
Yes
Yes2
Hyundai i20 Asta (O)644,673
Yes
Yes6
Skoda Fabia Elegance 1.6 MPI651,935
Yes
Yes2
Hyundai iGen i20 1.2 Kappa Asta (O)665,894
Yes
Yes4
Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 Emotion666,358
Yes
Yes2
Hyundai i20 1.4L Asta AT776,304
Yes
Yes2