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2021 Tata Safari Vs MG Hector Plus: Spec Comparison

Latest Update:Tata Motors has launched the 7-seater Safari SUV in the Indian market with prices ranging between Rs 14.69 lakh and Rs 21.45 lakh (introductory ex-showroom, Delhi). Click here to read the full news. 

The 2021 Tata Safari has finally been unveiled, and as expected it will be available with both 6- and 7-seater configurations, which directly positioned it against the MG Hector Plus SUV. There are still some weeks left for the Safari’s launch, but it's specifications and features details have been revealed by the Indian marker. So, let’s compare these two mid-sized three-row SUVs to find out which one is better: –

2021 Tata Safari Vs MG Hector Plus: Dimensions & Seating Capacity


Tata Safari

MG Hector Plus




1894mm (without mirrors)







Seating Configurations 6 & 7-seater 6 & 7-seater 

Boot Space (when 3rd row folded)

Fuel Tank Capacity50L60L
Wheel Size
  • Lower variants: – 235/70 R16 Steel
  • Higher variants: – 235/60 R18 Alloys
  • Lower variants: – 215/60 R17 Steel
  • Higher variants: – 235/55 R18 Alloys
Spare Wheel Size235/70 R16 Steel215/60 R17 Steel
Kerb Weight1825kg


  • The MG Hector Plus is approximately 60mm longer than the Safari, however, the difference between wheelbase is only 9mm, which is quite negligible. 
  • New Safari is around 60mm wider, which will contribute to better shoulder space. 
  • In terms of boot space and fuel tank capacity, the Hector Plus has the upper hand. 
  • Both SUVs offer 18-inch alloy wheels with their higher-spec trims. 

2021 Tata Safari Vs MG Hector Plus: Engine Specifications

As of now, Tata has offered the Safari with a diesel engine only and thus we will not be analyzing the petrol engine of the Hector Plus for this comparison.

 Tata Safari

MG Hector Plus


2.0-litre turbocharged diesel

2.0-litre turbocharged diesel

Max Power



Peak Torque




6-speed MT / 6-speed AT

6-speed MT


Claimed Fuel Efficiency



  • It is important to note that both these SUVs draw their power from the Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre diesel engine, which generates identical output for both vehicles. However, if you want the diesel model with two-pedal convenience, the Tata Safari is the only option here. 

New Tata Safari Vs MG Hector Plus: Features

Though both SUVs are well equipped, here we have compared the key features of their top-spec variants: – 

1. Exterior

 Tata SafariMG Hector Plus
HeadlampXenon HID Projector HeadlampsLED
Tail lampsLEDLED
Front Fog LampsLED with Cornering FunctionLED with Cornering Function
Rear Fog LampsLED
Turn Indicator TypeDual Function LED DRLs with Turn IndicatorsFloating Type
Front GrilleChrome finished Chrome finished 
Skid Plates
Antenna Shark Fin AntennaShark Fin Antenna


2. Interior, Comfort & Convenience 

 Tata SafariMG Hector Plus
Touchscreen infotainment system8.8-inch (horizontally placed)10.25-inch (vertical)
Connected car technology
Remote control with Live tracking, geo-fencing 
Over-the-air support (OTA)
Voice Command With English, Hindi & Hinglish Support
Android Auto & Apple Carplay
Sound system9 JBL Speakers (4 Speakers + 4 Tweeters & Subwoofer) with Amplifier9 INFINITY Speakers (4 Speakers + 4 Tweeters & Subwoofer) with Amplifier
Instrument Cluster Type  Semi-digital with 7" Colour TFT DisplaySemi-digital with 7" Colour TFT Display
Steering Mounted Audio Controls
Automatic climate control
Rear AC vents
Power adjustable driver seat with Lumbar Support (6 Way)✓ (6 Way)
Power adjustable front passenger seat✓ (4 Way)
Front seat ventilation
Powered tailgate
Wireless charging 
Auto Headlamps
Rain sensing wipers 
Cruise Control
Auto-Dimming IRVM with Follow Me Home function
Heated ORVM
Ambient Lighting 
Panoramic Sunroof
Drive modesEco, City & Sport
Terrain modesNormal, Rough & Wet

3. Safety 

 Tata SafariMG Hector Plus
ABS with EBD
Brake assist
Traction control
Hill assist control
Hill descent control
Tyre pressure monitoring system 
Parking sensorsRearFront + Rear
360-degree camera✗ (rear camera only)
All disc brakes
Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto Hold


  • There is no doubt that the MG Hector Plus is better occupied than the Safari SUV as it misses out on various comfort & convenience features such as a power-adjustable front passenger seat, heated ORVMs, wireless charger, powered tailgate, etc. However, the absence of these features won't affect your comfort experience much. 

New Tata Safari Vs MG Hector Plus: Price

 Tata SafariMG Hector Plus
Price range (ex-showroom)Rs 15-21.5 lakh (expected)Rs 13.34 – 19.12 lakh


Prices of the 2021 Tata Safari are yet to be announced. We believe it could demand a premium of around Rs 1 lakh over the 5-seater Harrier, which is currently priced between Rs 13.84 and 20.30 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). While the unofficial bookings have already commenced at selected dealerships for a token amount of Rs 51,000, the official booking will start from 4th February.