The Tata Safari is one of Tata’s most loved vehicle throughout the nation, with a modern avatar that aims to shine as an icon. The Alcazar on the other hand is a newbie from the house of Hyundai. But with intense competition already prevailing in the sizable SUV segment, finding out whether this newbie can take on a name that has a legacy of over two decades. Here’s the Hyundai Alcazar head-on with the Tata Safari

The Money Game

Hyundai Alcazar
In Frame: The Hyundai Alcazar

Like it or not, I am the kind of person that brings up the price game early on. Because I strongly believe that pricing is a crucial aspect that can never be ignored when you decide which vehicle to bring home. And since both the giants are launched to lock horns with each other, the first thing any practical buyer would look at is the prices. So here’s how the price game looks like.

Hyundai Alcazar Tata Safari
Prices (ex-showroom) Rs 16.30 – 19.99 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom Delhi) Rs 14.99 – 21.81 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom Delhi)

 

Well, the all-new Hyundai Alcazar seems to be giving tough competition to the Tata Safari. The top model of the Alcazar; the Signature Diesel AT is about ₹1.82 Lakhs cheaper than the top-end variant of the Safari. This is can be a considerable margin for those who love to bring home a vehicle in its top-spec avatar.

Practicality and Space

The Hyundai Alcazar 6 Seater

While dimension isn’t that crucial for many buyers out there, I still believe that it plays a crucial role, especially in congested metropolitans like Delhi. With cramped parking spaces and constant traffic, let’s see how both vehicles do when it comes to practicality and space.

Hyundai Alcazar Tata Safari
Length (mm) 4500 4661
Width (mm) 1790 1894
Height (mm) 1675 1786
Wheelbase (mm) 2760 2741
Boot Space (litre) 180 Litres all seats up 73 Litres all seats up
Ground Clearance(mm) Currently Unknown 178
Seating Capacity 6 and 7 seater 6 and 7 seater

 

One thing that pushes the ball in the Alcazar’s court is its best-in-segment wheelbase. With 2760 mm of wheelbase, the Alcazar is sure to have a better and more spacious cabin layout than the safari. But with that said, the Safari comes as a much more aggressive vehicle thanks to it being lengthier, wider and taller.

Both the Alcazar and the Safari come with a 6 as well as a 7 seater version, with captain seats onboard the former and a bench for the latter. Hyundai has however gone ahead to equip the all-new Alcazar with a 1st in segment second-row console armrest that provides superior comfort along with “Sliding Seats” that offer versatile legroom.

The Power Game

Toyota Land Cruiser Engine
Power Comparision

Without an engine that is power-packed, efficient and capable, any vehicle can go down the drain. And when it comes to sizeable giants, the engine surely takes the centre stage. After all, powering a sizable vehicle is not a child’s play, striking the correct chord of torque, efficiency and power is the only thing that can make the vehicle shine amongst the intense competition.

ALCAZAR VS SAFARI |  PETROL ENGINE COMPARISON

Hyundai Alcazar Tata Safari
Engine Type 3rd Generation Nu 2.0 Litre Petrol Engine N/A
Displacement 2.0 Litres N/A
Maximum Power 159 PS N/A
Peak Torque 191 NM N/A
Manual Transmission 6-speed N/A
Manual FE Currently Unknown N/A
Automatic Transmission 6-speed N/A
Automatic FE Currently Unknown

N/A

 

As evident from the comparison above, Tata’s veteran Safari simply misses out on a petrol engine. This directly means that for those who love petrol, the Safari is totally out of the game. The Alcazar on the other hand gets a capable 2.0-litre petrol engine which can even do a 0 to 100 sprint in under 10 seconds! Now that’s what we call power.

ALCAZAR VS SAFARI |  DIESEL ENGINE COMPARISON

Hyundai Alcazar Tata Safari
Engine Type Diesel Diesel
Displacement U2 1.5 litres turbocharged diesel 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel
Maximum Power 115PS 170PS
Peak Torque 250Nm 350Nm
Manual Transmission 6-speed 5-speed
Manual Claimed FE Currently Unknown 16.14 Kmpl
Automatic Transmission 6-speed 6-speed
Automatic Claimed FE Currently Unknown 14.8 kmpl

 

Well, things look slightly different in the diesel game, where the Safari brings in more powerful 2.0-litre turbo units that help it take away the crown in almost all aspects. The only thing that can save the Alcazar would be the mileage which is still awaited to be revealed by the company. Nonetheless, the Safari seems like the true winner here.

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Features and Safety | Which one is better?

Be it digital MIDs or touch infotainments, everyone has their own liking. And with a full-fledge SUV in question, things get even more exciting. With a plethora of features onboard both vehicles, it would be fun to see them both pitched against each other. So here is the feature and safety comparison.

Feature Comparision

Interior | Hyundai Alcazar
Interior | Hyundai Alcazar

Key Features of the Tata Safari

8.8-inch touchscreen with iRA connectivity suite with a voice assistant for connected car technology, seven-inch TFT display for the instrument panel, automatic AC, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, powered driver seat, push-button start/stop, ambient lighting, cruise control, Majestic Skydome (Tata speak for panoramic sunroof), sliding function for second-row seats (captain seats), multiple driving modes, etc.

Key Features of the Hyundai Alcazar

Premium dual-tone cognac brown interiors, 2nd Row Captain Seats with Slide, Recline and Central armrest, segment-first 10.25 inch MID cluster, BOSE Premium 8 speaker set up, Air Purifier with AQI display, Front row seatback table with retractable cup-holder and IT devise holder, side footstep, rear window sunshade, voice-enabled panoramic sunroof, 2nd row – one-touch tip tumble captain & split seats, drive modes, puddle lamp with logo, 64 colours ambient lighting, best in class wheelbase etc.

Safety Comparision

Tata Safari Interior
Tata Safari Interior
Hyundai Alcazar Tata Safari
Airbags Up to 6 Airbags Up to 6 Airbags
ABS with EBD Yes Yes
Rear Parking Sensors Yes Yes
Rearview camera Yes Yes
Front Parking Sensor Yes No
ISOFIX Yes Yes
TPMS Yes Yes
Electronic Parking Brakes No Yes
Blind View Monitor Yes No
Hill Hold Control Yes Yes
All-wheel disc brakes Yes Yes

 

With both vehicles doing great in terms of features and safety, we guess it is now a subjective choice. But with that said, I would surely like to point out that the Alcazar has an edge over the Safari in both features and safety.

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