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New Tata Safari Vs MG Hector Plus Vs Mahindra XUV500 – Price Comparison

Tata Motors has launched the new Safari SUV at a starting price of Rs 14.69 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom Delhi). It is Tata's new flagship model in the Indian market. Based on the Harrier SUV, Safari is offered in both 6-&7-seating configurations. It also gets some cosmetical tweaks, features add-ons, and a bigger dimension over the 5-seater Harrier. With this, Tata Motors' stake in the mid-size SUV segment has become stronger. So, let’s find out how it fares against its competitors in the 7-seater mid-size SUV space: – 

Tata Safari Vs MG Hector Plus Vs Mahindra XUV500 – Diesel Variants Price Comparison

2021 Tata Safari variantsPricesMG Hector Plus PricesMahindra XUV500Prices
XERs 14.69 lakh

Style (7-seater)

Rs 14.66 lakh

W5Rs 13.83 lakh
XMRs 16 lakhSuper (7-seat)Rs 15.76 lakhW7Rs 15.13 lakh
XMARs 17.25 lakhSuper (6-seat)Rs 16 lakhW7 (Automatic)Rs 16.33 lakh
XTRs 17.45 lakhSmart (7-seat)Rs 17.62 lakhW9Rs 16.83 lakh
XT+Rs 18.25 lakhSmart (6-seat)Rs 17.72 lakhW9 (Automatic)Rs 18.04 lakh
XZRs 19.15 lakhSelect (7-seat)Rs 18.43 lakhW11 (O)Rs 18.33 lakh
XZARs 20.40 lakhSharp (6-seat)Rs 19.23 lakhW11 (O) (Automatic)Rs 19.56 lakh
XZ+Rs 19.99 lakh    
XZA+Rs 21.25 lakh    
Adventure Edition (Manual)Rs 20.20 lakh    
Adventure Edition (Automatic)Rs 21.45 lakh    

*All prices, ex-showroom Delhi.


  • It is important to note that Safari and XUV500 are only available with the diesel engine. Hence, we haven't mentioned the prices of Hector Plus's petrol models. 
  • The prices of Safari are introductory and will be revised in near future.

Takeaways: – 

  • As the above table indicates, Tata Safari is being offered in 6 variants– XE, XM, XT, XT+, XZ, and XZ+. The Adventure Edition is based on the XZ+ variant and comes with minor cosmetic differences.
  • Tata has priced the 2021 Safari from Rs 14.69 lakh to Rs 21.45 lakh (ex-showroom). With this, it is the costliest 7-seater offering of the segment. Even it has the highest entry-level price here. It is approximately Rs 86,000 more expensive than the base-spec Mahindra XUV500 W5. 
  • Only the entry-level and mid-spec variants of the 2021 Safari are within a competitive range.
  • The price difference between the top-end manual-variants of Safari and Hector Plus is around Rs 76,000 (considering XZ+ as the top trim). The difference further stretches to Rs 1.69 lakh for top-spec automatic variants of Safari and XUV500. Considering the Adventure Edition as top-end trim will increase the price discord even more. 

Also Read: 2021 Tata Safari Vs MG Hector Plus: Spec Comparison

  • Talking about the powertrains, the Safari and Hector Plus are offered with the same fiat-sourced 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine that generates 170PS and 350Nm. While the Hector Plus diesel only comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox, the Safari can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a torque converter automatic transmission.
  • The XUV500 is available with a 2.2-liter diesel engine (155PS/360Nm), with the choice of 6-speed manual and automatic gearboxes. Soon it will get a generation update

Tata Safari Video Review: –