Mahindra XUV700 vs Tata Safari: The Disruptor vs the Legend Reborn

Mahindra XUV700 Vs Tata Safari
Mahindra XUV700 Vs Tata Safari

Mahindra recently shocked the auto market by launching XUV700 with amazing features at competitive pricing. Tata Safari 2021 is also a great option at the same price segment. Tata is trying to upgrade its Safari before XUV700 hits the roads so that it is competition-ready. Let’s move into the comparison and see which is better among Mahindra XUV700 vs Tata Safari 2021.

Who will perform better? Mahindra XUV700 Vs Tata Safari 2021

Mahindra XUV700 vs Tata Safari Performance Comparison
Mahindra XUV700 vs Tata Safari Performance Comparison

Starting with Tata Safari, it comes with the 2.0-liter Kryotec Turbocharged diesel engine. It is capable of producing a torque of 350Nm and a power of 170PS.

Mahindra XUV700 offers two engine options. The first one is a 2.2-liter mHawk diesel engine. It is capable of producing power of 155PS and torque of 360Nm. The higher tuning of the same engine can produce 450Nm for automatic transmission and 420Nm with manual transmission. On the other hand, the other engine option is a 2.0-liter Turbocharged mStallion petrol engine. It is capable of producing a torque of 380Nm and 200PS of power. 

XUV700 also offers the buyers an option to opt for AWD (all-wheel drive) while Tata Safari 2021 doesn’t come with an AWD option.

What features do they both have to offer?

Both these latest cars come loaded with amazing features enhancing the customer experience. Let’s see which car provides better features.

Tata Safari, at one end, comes with 3rd row AC vents & charging ports, a panoramic sunroof, hill hold, automatic climate control, a floating touchscreen infotainment system, hill descent control, captain seats with boss mode, connected car tech, cruise control, hill hold, driving modes, and electronic parking break with auto hold. 

Mahindra XUV700 is more advanced in terms of features
Mahindra XUV700 is more advanced in terms of features

Moving to XUV700, at the other end, it offers amazing first-in-class features so it might sell better. Mahindra has provided personalized safety alerts, auto booster headlamps, driver drowsiness detection, and smart door handles. The higher-spec variant may also feature drive modes, wireless charger, 360 degrees parking camera, etc.

XUV700 is also equipped with ADAS that we’ll discuss in the next segment in a second.

Mahindra XUV700’s ADAS Capability

Mahindra XUV700 ADAS Features Explained
Mahindra XUV700 ADAS Features Explained (Click on the image for the article)

XUV700 offers the first segment feature ADAS that stands for Advanced Driving Assistance System. The basic idea of ADAS is to reduce accidents caused by human error and support the drivers throughout the trip. ADAS is capable of running several algorithms at a single go and helps the driver with features such as lane assist, cruise control, automatic braking, etc. Being the initial start of the technology, we’ll be seeing several developments that the companies will make. ADAS offers the following amazing features:

  • Driver Drowsiness Alert
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Assist
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • High Beam Assist
  • Automatic Emergency Braking

Which one looks and feels better?

Tata Safari 2021 takes the design inspiration from the Tata Harrier so both of them majorly look similar from the front end. It has low-positioned headlamps and DRLs that are positioned in a way to catch eyes easily. Safari looks so great at the rear end. It gives a kind of a mighty look to the viewer that is eye-catching. A black horizontal slat is connecting the taillights. The company’s logo is also having a chrome touch. Safari’s rear look enhances with the spoiler mounted at the roof and is overall well designed.

Moving on to the Mahindra XUV700, to begin with, it features large headlamps at the front that is pretty significant to notice. The turn signals and DRLs are also there at the front. XUV700 has a flat profit which might be too abrupt for some people, so Safari’s front end looks better than the XUV700. Coming over to the rear end, XUV700 features large taillights just like large headlights that are also pretty significant to notice. Some people might like the large lights or not as it is covering a big part of the space. There’s a roof-mounted spoiler as well and overall the space has been highly used. People who like minimalist design, might not like it.

Let’s talk about pricing: Mahindra XUV700 Vs Tata Safari 2021

Talking about the pricing, both Tata Safari, and Mahindra XUV700 are priced competitively. Tata Safari starts at ₹14.99 Lakhs and tops at ₹23.18 Lakhs. On the other hand, XUV700 starts at ₹11.99 Lakhs, and the second-highest top-spec variant costs ₹14.99 Lakhs from where the Safari starts. The top model AX700 of XUV700’s price is yet to be confirmed by the automaker but might not cross ₹18-20 Lakhs price point.

Both these cars are highly competitive in terms of performance, features, pricing, etc. It will be interesting to see which one of these is capable of attracting buyers when the Mahindra XUV700 hits the markets. 

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