Alcazar vs Safari

Hyundai Alcazar VS Tata Safari: Comparison

Manjul Sharma BUYING GUIDE, COMPARISONS Leave a Comment

As Hyundai launched its first 7-Seater SUV, Alcazar, it has stepped in the competition of 7-seater SUVs. One of the strongest rivals of Alcazar is Tata Safari which debuted in 1998 and has been holding a prestigious position in India ever since. Maintaining its streak Tata has brought in an all-new version of Safari a few months back only. Safari’s legacy of years and Hyundai’s first venture in the 7-Seater segment, a comparison between the two seems quite intriguing.

Dimension, Boot, and Seating

The size of an SUV is one of its USPs. Since both SUVs can accommodate 7 passengers, it’ll be interesting to know how spacious these SUVs are on the outside as well as the inside.

Dimensions

Hyundai Alcazar

Tata Safari

Length

4,500 mm

4,661 mm

Width

1,790 mm

1,894 mm

Height

1,675 mm

1,786 mm

Wheelbase

2,760 mm

2,741 mm

Ground Clearance

200 mm

205 mm

Boot space

180 L with 3rd row

73 L with 3rd row

Seating Capacity

6- & 7-seater

6- & 7-seater

Wheelbase and width are similarly significant for the usable space of any car. Alcazar is longer and Safari is wider, thereby both of their cabins seem more or less similarly spacious. While Alcazar offers a bigger boot space, it lags behind Safari substantially on the grounds of comfort and convenience of the 3rd row. Moreover, the 73L boot space of Safari can be expanded further via tumbling 3rd row. Along with an amply spacious 3rd row, the 2nd row in Safari takes it far ahead of Alcazar as it is set a bit higher than the 1st row, which impressively enhances the visibility of 2nd-row passengers to the world outside the car.

Engine and performance

With the availability of a petrol engine, the Hyundai Alcazar has a definite advantage over the Tata Safari. Hyundai has equipped the Alcazar with a 2.0-litre petrol engine, which produces 156.9 bhp of power and 191 Nm of peak torque, and is paired with 6 speed manual and automatic (torque converter) transmission.

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The comparison between the Tata Safari and Hyundai Alcazar can be made for the diesel engines that both manufacturers have equipped their SUVs with.

Diesel Engine

Engine specifications

Hyundai Alcazar

Tata Safari

Type

1.5 L CRDi

2.0 L Kryotec

Power

113 bhp

168 bhp

Torque

250 Nm

350 Nm

6-Speed

6-Speed

Automatic Transmission

6-Speed Torque converter

6-Speed Torque converter

Mileage

20.4 kmpl

16.14 kmpl

If you prefer power to mileage, you will certainly find Safari more appealing than Alcazar. However, most people’ priority is mileage, and Alcazar is definitely leading in this department. For a 7-Seater SUV, Alcazar’s 20.4 kmpl mileage is quite commendable as compared to seemingly moderate mileage figures of 16.14 kmpl of Safari. The difference of both cars’ mileage may seem a small figure in the table but most people are very much aware of the massive difference it makes in the long run.

Features

Features are the ones that define the comfort and convenience of a car, let’s see how much luxury Hyundai and Tata are offering through these cars.

Features

Hyundai Alcazar

Tata Safari

Infotainment 

10.25-inch touchscreen

8.8-inch touchscreen

Automatic Climate control

Yes

Yes

Powered Boot

Yes

No

Cruise Control

Yes

Yes

Parking Sensors

Front and Rear

Rear

Hands-free tailgate

No

No

Panoramic sunroof

Yes

Yes

Powered Driver seat

8-Way

6-Way

In this aspect, Alcazar seems to be on the winning side. Alcazar offers a 10.25 inch fully digital instrument cluster and front parking sensors, whereas Safari is missing the front parking sensor, and offers 7.0-inch MID instrument cluster with analogue speedometer. Some of the more Alcazar advantages over Safari are paddle shifters, 360-degree camera, Blind view monitor, and Air-purifier with AQI display.

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Nevertheless, Safari does facilitate you with an amply better off-road ride experience, more comfortable seats, and a unique feature which Tata calls ‘Boss mode’. In this feature the passenger behind the co-driver can recline the back-rest, slide the co-driver seat and his own seat to free more room, without disturbing the co-driver. So, if you are looking for more features, then Alcazar should be the choice, however, if you prefer comfort and off-roading quality then Safari is your car.

Safety Features

Every Brand tries to load the cars with the best safety features, and better safety is something that one primarily expects from an SUV. Let’s see how safe rides both of these cars offer.

Safety features

Hyundai Alcazar

Tata Safari

Anti-lock braking System

Yes

Yes

Number of airbags

6

6

Brake assist

Yes

No

Traction Control

Yes

Yes

Tyre pressure monitor

Yes

Yes

Automatic headlights

Yes

Yes

Electronic Stability Control

Yes

Yes

Hill assist

Yes

Yes

Hill Descent control

No

Yes

On the safety side, both cars sport the most imperative safety features. As Alcazar takes the lead due to Brake assist, Safari provides you with Hill Descent control that Alcazar doesn’t. However, both the cars are offering a relieving safety of up to 6 airbags which will include Driver’s, Co-driver’s, Side, and Curtain. Apparently, Tata and Hyundai, both have ensured the best possible safety in their cars.

Pricing

Here is the most vital comparison, as the pricing of a car can change the choices in a jiff. The prices of both the 6- & 7- Seater SUVs are as follows.

Variants

Hyundai Alcazar

Tata Safari

Entry-level (Ex-Showroom)

16.30 Lakhs- 18.01 Lakhs

14.99 Lakhs- 17.81 Lakhs

Mid-level (Ex-Showroom)

18.22 Lakhs- 19.55 Lakhs

18.61 Lakhs- 20.20 Lakhs

Top-level (Ex-Showroom)

19.78 Lakhs – 20.14 Lakhs

20.35 Lakhs- 21.81 Lakhs

The base model of Safari is less costly than Alcazar, but as we go up the variants, prices seem to favour Alcazar. In totality, Alcazar is a bit lower-priced than Safari, while offering quite similar features and performance.

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Conclusion

There is no specific winner among these two SUVs. Safari is certainly more riveting to those who want more power, torque, and a usable 3rd row. Moreover, Tata Safari has a legacy name value and reliability. However, Hyundai Alcazar should be your choice if you are looking for a 7-seater SUV with remarkable fuel economy.

FAQs

Which one gives more mileage among Safari and Alcazar?

Petrol variants of Alcazar provide 14.2 kmpl, and Safari doesn’t come with any petrol engine. Diesel variants of Hyundai Alcazar offer a mileage of 20.4 kmpl, which is more than Safari’s mileage (16.14 kmpl).

Does Safari come with a sunroof?

Tata Safari sports a panoramic sunroof with its mid and higher variants, namely XT+, XZ/XZA, XZ+/XZA+, XZ+ Adventure Edition. The lower variants of Safari, namely XE, XM/XMA, XT don’t have sunroofs.

How many drive modes are in Tata Safari?

Tata Safari offers 3 drive modes- Eco, City, and Sport in its XM/XMA and above variants, and 3 terrain modes- Normal, Rough, Wet in its XZ/XZA and above variants.

Does Alcazar come with DCT?

The automatic transmission offered in Hyundai Alcazar is 6-Speed Torque Converter, for both petrol and diesel variants.

Is Alcazar’s instrument cluster digital?

Hyundai Alcazar features a 10.25-inch full-fledged colour screen digital instrument cluster which has 3 themes.

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