Mahindra XUV700 vs Tata Safari vs Hyundai Alcazar vs MG Hector Plus: 6-seater SUV Price Comparison

Modified On Feb 21, 2024 11:09 AM By Shreyash for Mahindra XUV700

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The XUV700, Alcazar and Hector Plus come with petrol and diesel engine options, but the Tata Safari is a diesel-only SUV 

In January 2024, the Mahindra XUV700 received MY24 (model year) updates with which it not only got new features but also 6-seater variants. The XUV700 stands as a direct rival to the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus, and Hyundai Alcazar, which also offer the option of a 6-seater configuration with captain seats in the middle row. Let's examine how the newly introduced 6-seater variants of the XUV700 fare against those of the Safari, Hector Plus, and Alcazar in terms of pricing.

For Petrol

Mahindra XUV700

Hyundai Alcazar

MG Hector Plus


Platinum (O) DCT - 19.99 lakh


Signature (O) DCT - Rs 20.28 lakh

Sharp Pro MT - Rs 20.34 lakh

AX7 MT - Rs 21.44 lakh


Sharp Pro CVT - Rs 21.73 lakh


Savvy Pro CVT- Rs 22.68 lakh

AX7 AT - Rs 23.14 lakh


AX L AT - Rs 25.44 lakh


 Hyundai Alcazar Front Left Side

  • Mahindra, Hyundai and MG offer the 6-seater variant of their respective SUVs in the top two variants.

  • While XUV700 and Hector Plus offer this seating layout with both manual and automatic options, the Alcazar limits it to the latter.

  • Still, the top-spec Hyundai Alcazar 6-seater undercuts the entry-level 6-seater options from both rivals listed here. It’s more affordable than the XUV700 petrol variants by over a lakh while the top-spec of the 6-seater Mahindra SUV is pricier by over Rs 5 lakh 

  • The MG Hector Plus 6-seater  manual option starts Rs 1.1 lakh lower than the petrol manual variant of the Mahindra XUV700 6-seater. Meanwhile, the top-spec Hector Plus 6-seater petrol-auto is more affordable than the XUV700 6-seater with the same powertrain by at least Rs 46,000. 

  • The petrol variants of the Alcazar 6-seater can only be had with a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine (160 PS / 253 Nm) mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.

  • The Hector Plus petrol also uses a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine (143 PS / 250 Nm), mated to either a 6-speed manual or a CVT automatic gearbox.

  • Mahindra offers the option of 6-seater layout with both 6-speed manual and automatic variants for the XUV700’s  2-litre turbo-petrol engine (200 PS / 380 Nm).

  • In terms of features, both SUVs get dual 10.25-inch screens, auto climate control, ventilated front seats, and a panoramic sunroof.

  • Mahindra has also equipped the XUV700 with dual-zone AC and memory seats which are absent from the Alcazar. However, the XUV700 gets a 6-way power driver’s seat, whereas the Alcazar gets 8-way adjustable powered driver’s seat. Meanwhile, the Hector Plus also gets a 6-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat as well as a 4-way electrically adjustable front passenger seat.

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2023 MG Hector

  • Among other SUVs in this comparison, the Hector Plus features the touchscreen system which uses a vertically-oriented 14-inch display. However, the size of the driver’s display is 7-inch, which is smaller than that of the XUV700 and Alcazar that come with 10.25-inch screens.

  • In terms of safety, all three SUVs get electronic stability control, a 360-degree camera, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). All three SUVs also feature an electronic parking brake with their top-spec variants.

  • The XUV700 gets up to seven airbags, whereas the Alcazar and Hector Plus come with six airbags. However, it is important to note that the Alcazar gets six airbags as standard across all variants.

  • The XUV700 and Hector Plus are also being offered with a full suite of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) which include features such as lane keep assist, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.

For Diesel

Mahindra XUV700

Tata Safari

Hyundai Alcazar

MG Hector Plus


Signature MT - Rs 20.18 lakh


Platinum (O) AT - Rs 20.81 lakh


Signature (O) AT - Rs 20.93 lakh

Smart Pro MT - Rs 21 lakh

AX7 MT - Rs 22.04 lakh


Sharp Pro MT - Rs 22.51 lakh

AX7 AT - Rs 23.84 lakh


AX7 L MT - Rs 24.14 lakh


AX7 L AT - Rs 25.94 lakh

Accomplished Plus MT - Rs 25.59 lakh


Accomplished Plus Dark MT - Rs 25.94 lakh


Accomplished Plus AT - Rs 26.99 lakh


Accomplished Plus Dark AT - Rs 27.34 lakh


 Tata Safari Facelift

  • With a diesel engine too, the Hyundai Alcazar is the most affordable 6-seater SUV here, which is Rs 1.86 lakh less than the starting price of the XUV700’s 6-seater diesel variants. It undercuts the 6-seater diesel options of the Hector Plus and Safari by Rs 92,000 and Rs 5.41 lakh respectively.

  • Since Tata only offers the 6-seater configuration of the Safari with its top-spec Accomplished Plus variant, it carries the highest starting price of Rs 25.59 lakh, which is Rs 3.55 lakh more than the starting price of the XUV700 6-seater diesel.

  • The Mahindra XUV700 is the most powerful diesel option here, which comes with a 2.2-litre diesel engine (185 PS / up to 450 Nm).

  • The Tata Safari uses a 2-litre diesel engine which makes 170 PS and 350 Nm, and the MG Hector Plus offers the same engine, but unlike the Safari, it’s limited to a 6-speed manual transmission. The Safari can also be had with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

  • The Hyundai Alcazar on the other hand comes with the least powerful 1.5-litre diesel engine here which makes 116 PS and 250 Nm. 

  • All the aforementioned diesel engines come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, and the XUV700, Safari and Alcazar also offer the choice of a 6-speed automatic.

  • The Tata Safari being the most expensive option gets  a comprehensive list of premium features, like a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment, 6-way power driver’s seat with memory and welcome function a 4-way powered co-driver’s seat with electric boss mode, ventilated front and rear seats, and gesture-enabled powered tailgate. It also has the easiest access to the third-row in the 6-seater configuration.

  • All four SUVs mentioned in this comparison also get the panoramic sunroof.

  • Just like the XUV700 and Hector Plus, the Safari’s safety kit also includes advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). However, the Safari’s ADAS kit currently misses out on lane keep assist feature, which will be introduced later via an update.

  • While the MG Hector Plus does offer ADAS in its top-spec petrol-automatic guise, that variant and its safety features are not available with the diesel-engine.

  • The top variants of the Tata Safari also get the choice of a Dark edition for a premium, featuring the Oberon Black exterior paint option, black alloy wheels, and an all black interior as well. 

  • Mahindra also introduced the new Napoli black exterior paint option with the XUV700 with MY 24 update, which gets blacked out front grille and alloy wheels. However, Mahindra doesn’t charge extra for this paint option.

  • MG Hector Plus and Hyundai Alcazar also come with black exterior paint options (but no blacked out wheels or all-black interior in the 6-seater layout).

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Final Takeaway

Among the four SUVs, the Hyundai Alcazar emerges as the most affordable option for those seeking a 6-seater with all necessary features. However, if aesthetics, cabin size, and performance are among your top priorities, the XUV700 may be preferable despite the added cost. As for the MG Hector Plus, it presents a tough challenge to the petrol variants of the XUV700 with its impressive list of features; however, it falls short in the diesel category as it lacks the option of a diesel automatic transmission.

On the other hand, the diesel-only Tata Safari stands as the most expensive 6-seater SUV in this comparison. It does offer more features and a more premium appearance compared to the others in this comparison, for the premium and perhaps has a shorter waiting period than the XUV700. 

Which of these SUVs would you prefer? Let us know in the comments.

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