New Tata Safari vs Mahindra XUV 500 - Which One Should Be Your Pick?

25 Feb 2021 Shakti Nath Jha

Tata Motors has recently launched the new 2021 Tata Safari. The new Tata Safari is the flagship product of the company and it is a seven-seater SUV. Now, when we talk about affordable seven-seater SUVs in India, we have limited options, and one of the most popular among them is the Mahindra XUV 500. So, today in this article, we will be comparing the new 2021 Tata Safari vs the Mahindra XUV 500 to let you know which one should you pick!

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New Tata Safari vs Mahindra XUV 500 - Dimensions and Capacity

DimensionsTata SafariMahindra XUV 500
Length4661 mm4585 mm
Width1894 mm1890 mm
Height1786 mm1785 mm
Wheelbase2741 mm2700 mm
Boot Space73-litres (with all seats up)
447-litres (with third-row folded)
910-litres ( with second and third-row folded)
405-litres (with third-row folded)
Fuel Tank Capacity50-litres70-litres
Tyre Size (top model)235/60 R18235/65 R17
Tata Safari vs Mahindra XUV 500

New Safari vs Mahindra XUV 500 - Engine and Transmission Options

ModelTata SafariTata Harrier
Diesel Engine2.0-litre turbocharged diesel2.2-litre turbocharged diesel
Maximum Power170 PS154 PS
Maximum Torque350 Nm360 Nm
Manual Gearbox6-speed Manual6-speed Manual
Automatic Gearbox6-speed torque converter6-speed torque converter
Emission NormBS6BS6
Tata Safari vs Mahindra XUV 500

The all-new 2021 Tata Safari is powered by a BS6 compliant 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. This diesel motor churns out 170 PS of maximum power and a whopping 350 Nm of peak torque. The oil-burner comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and it gets a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission too. The Mahindra XUV 500, on the other hand, is powered by a BS6 compliant 2.2-litre mHawk155 diesel engine that is boosted by a sixth-generation electronically controlled Variable Geometry Turbocharger (eVGT). The oil-burner churns out 154 PS of power and 360 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

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New Safari vs Mahindra XUV 500 - Seating Layout and Features

The new 2021 Tata Safari is available as a six-seater and a seven-seater SUV while the Mahindra XUV 500 is available in the seven-seat layout only. The XUV 500 gets a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with both Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay. It gets Mahindra's Blue Sense application connectivity too. Some other features include an electric sunroof, automatic climate control, pillar-mounted rear AC vents, Arkamys 6-speaker sound system, etc. The new Safari is more feature-loaded than the XUV 500 and it gets an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with again Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. It also gets the connected car features with iRA connectivity, a 9-speaker JBL music system, a 7-inch TFT instrument cluster, a massive panoramic sunroof and many more goodies.

New Safari vs Mahindra XUV 500 - Price Comparison

Tata SafariPrice (Ex-showroom Delhi)Mahindra XUV 500Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)
Manual VariantsRs. 14.69 lakhs - Rs. 20.20 lakhsManual VariantsRs. 13.83 lakhs - Rs. 18.33 lakhs
Automatic VariantsRs. 17.25 lakhs - Rs. 21.45 lakhsAutomatic VariantsRs. 16.33 lakhs - Rs. 19.56 lakhs
Tata Safari vs Mahindra XUV 500
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Finally, coming to the pricing, so the price of the all-new 2021 Tata Safari ranges between Rs. 14.69 lakhs - Rs. 21.45 lakhs while the price of the XUV 500 from Mahindra ranges between Rs. 13.83 lakhs - Rs. 19.56 lakhs. All the prices stick to Ex-showroom Delhi. Tata Safari is a new product and packs in a lot of goodies whereas the XUV 500 will be getting a gen-update soon. So, which one between these two SUVs will be your personal pick? Do feel free to share with all of us in the comments below. You can also join our 91Wheels Auto Enthusiast Telegram group (click via mobile to join) curated exclusively for the fans, enthusiasts and owners. Further, subscribe to our YouTube channel for more such amazing motoring updates.

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