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Grand SUV Comparability: Mahindra XUV700 vs Tata Safari vs Hyundai Alcazar – carandbike

Written by Gulati

What defines a contemporary three-row SUV! Nicely the mantra is straightforward. One thing which is a cushty household mover with sufficient house for six or seven, can deal with difficult terrains with ease and feels ‘premium’! And that is precisely what we’ve got at present. In actual fact, not one however three of them, however the query is, which is the higher one?

True check of the Mahindra XUV700 lies because it will get pitted in opposition to a few of its well-established rivals just like the Hyundai Alcazar and the Tata Safari.

The Mahindra XUV700 has been the discuss of the city and the 70,000 bookings that it acquired on the blink of an eye fixed very nicely substantiates that. However this is the place the true check of this SUV lies because it will get pitted in opposition to a few of its well-established rivals just like the Hyundai Alcazar and the Tata Safari. Then there’s even the MG Hector Plus which too is a three-row model of the Hector and is on the market in the identical six or seven seater format. However sadly MG isn’t capable of present us with a check automobile but.

Design

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Whereas the XUV700 has a really up to date and sharp, the opposite two undoubtedly have that household face flavour.

Very apparently, all these SUVs are very completely different to take a look at. Whereas the XUV700 has a really up to date and sharp, the opposite two undoubtedly have that household face flavour and are impressed by their respective compact SUV derivatives. Tata Safari builds up on Harrier’s design and undoubtedly appears to be like very well-rounded, city and but has the butch attraction of an SUV. Even the Hyundai Alcazar then again has that Creta sense very a lot intact however appears to be like extra subtle and MPVish. The Mahindra XUV700 then again is the showstopper. It appears to be like putting and that brawny sense of an SUV could be very interesting. Sure! The entrance finish appears to be like a bit overdone particularly with these floating DRLs, nevertheless it’s nonetheless charming and will get you all the eye.








Dimensions Mahindra XUV700 Tata Safari Hyundai Alcazar
Size 4695 mm 4661 mm 4500 mm
Width 1890 mm 1894 mm 1790 mm
Top 1755 mm 1786 mm 1675 mm
Wheelbase 2750 mm 2741 mm 2760 mm

Having mentioned that, all three of them surprisingly are very completely different with regards to dimensions.The XUV is the longest of the lot whereas the Tata Safari is the widest. Nevertheless it’s Hyundai Alcazar with the longest wheelbase. Let’s examine how that displays on the within.

Nicely on the within, all three SUVs have their hits and misses and we start with the oldest of the lot.

Inside & Tech

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The Tata Safari feels widest on the within and also you get a extremely excessive seating place.

Alright, so the very first thing that you just discover is that you just get a extremely excessive seating place, which supplies you a commanding view out of the windscreen and the steering is actually good actually chunky to carry. And other than that, so far as infotainment is worried, you might have the 8.8-inch touchscreen and naturally, it additionally will get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and other than that you’ve these drive modes right here. The up to date mannequin that Tata launched after the launch of the Safari, and in that up to date mannequin, you additionally get wi-fi charging and ventilated seats.

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The Tata Safari has probably the most spacious cabin and comes with versatile seating choice.

The second-row scores excessive on consolation and practicality. The seat may be slid ahead to make room for the third-row passengers and even the entrance passenger seat may be adjusted from the second-row to make extra legroom for the boss seat. After which there’s a 60:40 break up, centre armrest with two cupholders, AC vents and the sunroof is kind of massive to present you that extra ethereal really feel. You do sit a bit knees up within the third-row however the house is definitely good for shorter commutes. For options you might have air-con vents right here, charging ports and likewise devoted space for storing in your telephone.

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The Hyundai Alcazar feels very premium on the within and the standard of supplies used is best-in-class.

And now we come to the Hyundai Alcazar. Nicely, the Alcazar immediately feels a bit too compact and you are not in the very best place and find yourself feeling fairly cramped. The house isn’t too good for an grownup of my measurement and is finest beneficial for teenagers. For options, there are air-con vents, two USB ports on each side, cupholders and place to maintain your cellular. However the second-row is little bit of a mixed-bag. You may slide ahead or again the seats and even recline them. And these are captain seats, which is also an choice on the Safari as nicely, however these aren’t as massive as those that we noticed on safari. The seats on the Tata Safari provides higher thigh assist than these on the Alcazar. They’re snug however below thigh assist might have been even higher, By way of options, there may be wi-fi charger within the second-row which is a segment-first. There are AC vents, USB charging level and likewise a telephone holder. After which you might have some space for storing like this tray holder that may carry as much as 3.5 kgs of load. And eventually I get these sunblinds as nicely, once more a segment-first.

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The Hyundai Alcazar immediately feels a bit too compact in comparison with the XUV700 and Safari.

Right here within the driver’s seat the very first thing that you just discover is the two-tone upholstery. The cabin appears to be like and feels very premium and you’ve got a modern 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Once more Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and linked automobile know-how are onboard and also you get a premium Bose sound system as nicely. The Tata Safari will get a JBL Harman sound system and the Mahindra XUV7OO has a Sony Sound System. You then even have ventilated seats with three ranges, wi-fi charging as nicely.

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The Mahindra XUV700 scores excessive when it comes to seating consolation and house however the second-row units can’t be adjusted to make extra room within the third-row.

And eventually we’re within the second row of the XUV700 and much like the Safari, It feels very snug within the second row. The thigh assist is nice and also you do get AC vents, centre armrest and 60:40 format for the seats to recline them. However a significant disadvantage right here is that you just can’t slide them ahead to create extra space within the third-row. However can nonetheless slide ahead the entrance passenger seat by doing one thing much like what we did on the Safari. So far as options go, it will get a Sort C charging level and a small telephone holder as nicely. To not point out, the Piano black therapy and wood end on the doorways is one thing good and has a premium contact. And Sure! You do get fairly an enormous sunroof and whilst you do get a really feel of that within the third-row, the kneeroom is barely marginally higher than the Alcazar. You continue to sit knees up and the house is cramped. It is even quick on headroom and also you continuously concern about bumping your head on the roof. So once more, this place is finest suited to youngsters within the household. Even when it comes to options there may be only a single 12 volt charger right here whereas in different two automobiles we’ve got USB ports. You additionally get only one cupholder and there is no house to maintain your telephone.

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The primary row of the Mahindra XUV700 feels probably the most fashionable and is loaded with tech.

Coming to the first-row, it does miss out on ventilated seats and that is an enormous miss as a result of the opposite two automobiles get within the top-spec fashions not less than. And of-course this together with the Hyundai Alcazar will get blind spot monitor. So, the second you turn on the indicator in the direction of the left or the proper, you might have a small show right here on the instrument console which reveals the site visitors coming from behind you. Other than that you’ve this Mercedes styled you recognize twin screens on the dashboard. It offers the sprint actually premium and refined look and although this color appears to be like good. However in Indian dusty situations, sustaining it going to be a troublesome bit. By way of connectivity, Sure! This comes with Mahindra, a dream strains connectivity know-how. You even have apple carplay android auto, and it has wi-fi charging. After which, the top-spec luxury-line Mahindra XUV700 AX7L with us additionally comes with the superior driver help system or ADAS, bringing in additional driver help options like ahead collisions warning, cross-traffic alert and lane change alert amongst others.

Efficiency And Dynamics

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One factor that notably impressed us on the Safari has been the journey high quality.

So we’ve got instructed you all in regards to the options and the consolation that Tata Safari provides and it is now time to get behind the wheel. The Tata Safari will get the tried and examined fiat-sourced 2.0-litre, four-cylinder Kryotec diesel engine that belts out 168 bhp at 3750 rpm and 350 Nm at 1750 – 2500 rpm. The oil-burner is mated to both a six-speed guide gearbox or a Hyundai-sourced six-speed torque-converter automated transmission. With us is the automated.








Tata Safari Specs
Displacement 1956 cc
Max Energy 168 bhp @ 3750 rpm
Peak Torque 350 Nm @ 1750 – 2500 rpm
Transmission 6-Velocity MT / 6-Velocity AT

And in the event you discuss in regards to the driving dynamics of the automobile, the dealing with particularly. So this specific automobile, it is a media automobile, and I really feel I sense that there’s some quantity of play within the steering. The steering itself isn’t very, you recognize, suggestions oriented, it’s mild. It does weigh up at greater speeds, however the total sense of confidence that you just get when driving the automobile. And so far as braking is worried, the brakes on the Safari are fairly enough and a bit extra chew would have been reassuring. One factor that has impressed probably the most on this automobile has been the journey high quality in fact that stands out and is among the highlights on this automobile. Even within the third-row the proper high quality is nice, the lateral motion you do not really feel it that a lot right here and even for the house so I am snug for shorter commutes.








Hyundai Alcazar 2.0-litre Petrol 1.5-litre Diesel
Displacement 1999 cc 1493 cc
Max Energy 157 bhp @ 6500 rpm 113 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Peak Torque 191 Nm @ 4500 rpm 250 Nm @ 1500 – 2750 rpm
Transmission 6-Velocity MT / 6-Velocity AT 6-Velocity MT / 6-Velocity AT

Okay then…. Let’s get to probably the most compact SUV of the lot. You get each petrol and diesel engine choices within the Hyundai Alcazar. It is is identical Creta sourced 1.5-litre, four-cylinder CRDi unit belting out 113 bhp at 4000 rpm and 250 Nm of peak torque between 1500 – 2750 rpm. he one with us is the petrol variant with a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder MPi motor below its hood. The petrol mill is comparatively a high-revving engine with 157 bhp at 6500 rpm and 191 nm of peak torque at 4500 rpm. Each engines can be found with both a six-speed guide or a six-speed torque-converter automated gearbox.

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The Hyundai Alcazar feels peppier and extra zippy to drive within the metropolis.

To start with, the throttle response is kind of good. Though you are feeling a way of lag within the backside finish which is ok, which isn’t a deal breaker by any considered the creativeness. And in the event you discuss in regards to the journey high quality, it’s plush, neither too stiff nor too smooth. It offers you the proper stability between each and in the event you discuss in regards to the dealing with, sure the steering weighs fairly properly and in the event you examine it to the Creta I’d say that the dealing with of the Creta and the Alcazar are kind of related. So it’s a snug automobile to drive. It’s a snug automobile to be in in the event you’re going for lengthy drives and sure, the top-end it’s barely missing nevertheless it’s alright. The underside is actually sturdy. It isn’t a tall SUV and that works in its favour with regards to physique rolls. We will spend extra time on this automobile with out getting drained so caught in a site visitors jam for instance, transferring site visitors, and even on the freeway for lengthy rides. However you are not snug within the third-row and we cannot choose this space to spend lengthy hours and for an extended journey. For youths within the household, in all probability this house is right although the width continues to be tight.








Mahindra XUV700 2.0-litre Petrol 2.2-litre Diesel MX 2.2-litre Diesel AX
Displacement 1997 cc 2184 cc 2184 cc
Max Energy 197 bhp @ 5000 rpm 153 bhp @ 3750 rpm 182 bhp @ 3500 rpm
Peak torque 380 Nm @ 1750-3000 RPM 360 Nm @ 1500 – 2800 rpm 420 Nm @ 1600 – 2800 rpm (MT) / 450 Nm @ 1750 – 2800 rpm (AT)
Transmission 6-Velocity MT / 6-Velocity AT 6-Velocity MT 6-Velocity MT / 6-Velocity AT

And eventually we come to the latest child on the block. So the Mahindra XUV700 too is obtainable each with petrol and diesel engine choices and the latter one- the two.2-litre, four-cylinder CRDi diesel is obtainable in three completely different states of tunes. Whereas within the base MX variant it may be revved extra however is a bit humble at 153 bhp and 360 Nm of peak torque and is obtainable with the six-speed guide as normal, within the AX guide trim it churns out 182 bhp at 3500 rpm and 420 Nm of peak torque at 1600-2800 rpm. The torque output goes as much as 450 Nm at 1750 – 2800 rpm when mated to the six-speed auto gearbox.

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The Mahindra XUV700 is obtainable with each petrol and diesel engine choices.

We have got the two.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo petrol engine with us which has been fairly in demand. It belts out 197 bhp at 5000 rpm and 380 Nm of 1750 – 3000 rpm throughout variants and no matter gearbox choices. And talking of the gearbox, even this one is on the market both with a six-speed guide or a six-speed automated. Now the petrol like the opposite two is obtainable with the front-wheel-drive setup as normal, whereas the diesel will get the all-wheel-drive (AWD) system as an choice within the automated iteration.

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On the freeway at greater speeds the Mahindra XUV700 pleasantly surprises with its dealing with and physique manners whereas the journey too feels settled and never overly stiff.

The brand new petrol mill is a is a moderately peppy engine. The underside finish shove is good, the mid-range is actually sturdy in the event you’re driving this automobile within the metropolis or out on the highways happening a protracted drive, you’ll take pleasure in this automobile and why I say so is as a result of we spent loads of time with this automobile as a result of after we drove the XUV700 to Ladakh to Umling La which is the best motorable cross on the face of this earth. The driving dynamics the dealing with of the automobile is probably the very best amongst the three SUVs that we’ve got right here at present. The automobile would not get out of form. The suggestions from the steering is very nice and even in the event you’re cornering arduous like we did on all these mountainous roads is feels very agile and keen. The XUV700 can be giving the safari some robust competitors in respect to its journey high quality. You may spend good time right here with out getting drained and on each dynamics smart and journey high quality smart the SUV Scores very extremely. Even within the third row when it comes to journey high quality and even dealing with when you find yourself making these lane adjustments, it is a lot sorted and I really feel it higher then each automobiles Alcazar and the Safari. Simply that I really feel fairly hemmed in due to tighter headroom and this quick window space if that may have been made higher.

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The Mahindra XUV700 has the proper stability between journey high quality and dealing with whereas the Hyundai Alcazar feels very simple to drive within the metropolis, courtesy compact dimensions.

So whereas the Hyundai Alcazar feels peppier and extra zippy to drive within the metropolis, on the freeway it feels a bit pressured when revved to the crimson. The Tata Safari then again is kind of the alternative! It feels in its ingredient on the longer and open stretch, whereas in metropolis it feels a bit too cumbersome and cumbersome to chop by way of the site visitors and is not as tort with its physique manners. Nevertheless it’s the Mahindra XUV700 with the proper stability. You do not really feel the size and bulk behind the wheel and it is fairly simple to drive within the metropolis. On the freeway at greater speeds it pleasantly surprises with its dealing with and physique manners whereas the journey too feels settled and never overly stiff.

Security

Nicely! Earlier than the ultimate reply, there’s one essential facet that we at carandbike have been stressing for a very long time – ‘Security’. Lately we learnt in regards to the XUV700 bagging a full 5-Star crash check ranking in grownup occupant security and 4-Star for youngster occupant security by the GlobalNCAP and if you have not but, do try our unique crash check report video at carandbike’s Youtube deal with. Now the Tata Safari and Hyundai Alcazar are but to be examined for security. However all three SUVs get extra then requisite security options like ABS with EBD, digital stability program (ESP) and Traction Management and likewise entrance, aspect and curtain airbags. The Mahindra XUV700 scores barely greater as its curtain airbags prolong to the third-row as nicely!

Costs






Fashions Mahindra XUV700 Tata Safari Hyundai Alcazar
Petrol ₹ 12.49 lakh – ₹ 21.29 lakh NA ₹ 16.30 lakh – ₹ 20.00 lakh
Diesel ₹ 12.99 lakh – ₹ 22.99 lakh ₹ 14.99 lakh – ₹ 23.18 lakh ₹ 16.53 lakh – ₹ 20.15 lakh

And eventually every little thing boils right down to the costs. The Mahindra XUV700 undercuts each fashions on the base variant by over ₹ 2.5 lakh whereas solely the range-topping luxurious trims are round ₹ 1.5 lakh costlier than the equal Alcazar. The Tata Safari with all of the bells and whistles prices over a lakh greater than the fully-loaded AWD Mahindra XUV700. So with none second guessing, the Mahindra XUV700 has an enormous edge being probably the most inexpensive of the lot and by fairly a margin, just about explains these overwhelming reserving numbers!

Verdict

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All three SUVs have their very own strengths and weaknesses.

By way of look and design, the Tata Safari stands out. It has daring muscular attraction, a stable highway presence and likewise the journey high quality of the Safari on damaged roads is actually actually good, and this automobile is actually spacious as nicely. The Alcazar actually scores greater when it comes to options and for an city purchaser this appears to be like very fashionable, and clearly the compact dimensions assist in metropolis driving situations.

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The Mahindra XUV700 is probably the most superior and balanced SUV within the lot. It takes on the great qualities of each the Safari and Alcazar and builds on them. And so the latest SUV within the section is the very best SUv within the section.

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However it’s the XUV700 which actually takes on the great qualities of each the Safari and Alcazar and builds on them. It’s a well-rounded package deal and with regards to dynamics and efficiency it clearly takes the lead and that’s the reason on this unique comparability of ours the latest automobile within the section can be the very best automobile within the section.

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