Updated On: 24 June 2021 Jatin Jhamb
June 18 saw the launch of the much-awaited Hyundai Alcazar and turns out it is a value for money product after all. Yes, the waiting period of over 2 months, bookings now stand at over 4,000 units and even the base Prestige variant is equipped with a huge panoramic sunroof ( it is a must nowadays as it is a premium offering). So how does the newly launched Alcazar stand with the popular Tata Safari? Well, in this article, we pitch the Hyundai Alcazar Platinum vs Tata Safari XT Plus and share with you which one is a better choice!
|Hyundai Alcazar Platinum||Rs 18.45 lakh|
|Tata Safari XT Plus||Rs 18.63 lakh|
As you can see here, the Alcazar Platinum surely adds an advantage over the Safari as it is cheaper by 18,000 and adds more features inside. We have picked the diesel variant of the Alcazar as the Safari is only available with a single oil burner unit.
|Specs||Hyundai Alcazar Platinum||Tata Safari XT+|
|Gearbox||6-speed MT||6-speed MT|
From the table above, the Safari has all the edge here and has got Alcazar by the neck. The bigger 2.0L FCA source diesel making 168 bhp with a whopping 350 Nm of peak torque. For an SUV of this size, it feels justice to even the buyers, however, for those concerned about the fuel economy, the 2.0L diesel won't be as fuel-efficient. Hyundai Alcazar returns 20.40 kmpl whereas Safari brings to just 16.14 kmpl.
Another advantage that Alcazar has over the Safari is the light steering that will make a breeze for the drivers even in city traffic. Despite the added length, the Alcazar steering really feels light at the city speeds and when you're parking it. On the other hand, it feels a whole different exercise of your arms when you are driving Safari at city speeds. Also, the 6-speed MT of Safari is not that friendly in the city due to the long travel distance of the clutch.
|Dimensions||Hyundai Alcazar Platinum||Tata Safari XT+|
|Ground clearance (mm)||200||205|
|Boot space (L)||180||73|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||50||50|
If you're spending close to Rs 20 lakh on-road then you really want something worthy of your money and that looks gigantic. Well, some think that. Rest, are looking for a low-key SUV that also looks great, rich in features and carries a considerable amount of size.
Tata Safari here has all the edge over the Alcazar as it is longer, wider, taller and even carries more ground clearance. However, it is the Alcazar that gets a roomier cabin with a 2760 mm wheelbase and has more boot space of 180 litres than the 73 litres of the Safari. The fuel tank capacity of both the SUVs stick to 50 litres, however, it is the Alcazar that will churn out more kilometres because of the better fuel efficiency.
In this table, we will skip the common features both the SUV gets and instead discuss what advantage one SUV has over the other.
|Features||Hyundai Alcazar Platinum||Tata Safari XT+|
|Power adjustable driver's seat||Yes||No|
|Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob||Yes||No|
|Interior colour scheme||Cognac brown and black||Grey with black|
|Cupholders||Front and Middle||All Rows|
|One touch up and down driver side power window||Yes||No|
|Side Window Blinds||Yes||No|
|Rear Reading Light||Yes||No|
|Warranty||3 years/Unlimited||2 years/1 lakh Km|
If there's one thing Hyundai is great at then it's the features department. You have it all like the digital instrument cluster, larger touchscreen infotainment system, window blinds for the middle row passengers, LED headlights and foglights, leatherette interiors and the most important - 3 years or Unlimited km warranty whereas Tata only gives 2 years or 1 lakh km warranty.
As we have mentioned in the title above, would you go for features or power? That is your decision. If you want to hear ours then we pick the Hyundai Alcazar. We have three strong reasons for that
1 - Good aftersales and service connectivity
Buying a car is easier but looking to take care of it with affordable services and connectivity is another. Hyundai is the second-largest carmaker in the country and packs in everything.
2 - Upmarket, roomier cabin and features to keep you interested
The cognac brown and black colour scheme really stand out and be the larger touchscreen, ambient lighting or more. The Alcazar is feature and tech-ready for its buyers.
3 - Bigger Boot space and wheelbase
So what do you think about the Hyundai Alcazar Platinum vs Tata Safari XT Plus? Which one will you pick? Do tell us in the comment section below. Also, make sure you are a member of our exclusive 91Wheels Whatsapp group where we bring you all the latest updates related to the Indian Automotive Industry and you meet like-minded people.
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