Tata Safari Facelift vs Rivals: Price Comparison

Modified On Oct 20, 2023 04:21 PM By Shreyash for Tata Safari

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The Tata Safari facelift has both the lowest starting price and the highest top-spec price among all 3-row SUVs in this comparison

The Tata Safari has recently got a comprehensive facelift and it has gone on sale starting from Rs 16.19 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Tata has now also disclosed the complete price list for its flagship 3-row SUV, and as expected it’s more expensive than before. The updated Safari takes on the Mahindra XUV700, Hyundai Alcazar, and MG Hector Plus. Let's see how the new and improved Tata SUV compares to its rivals in terms of prices.

Disclaimer: We have only considered the 7/6-seater diesel variants of the Mahindra XUV700, Hyundai Alcazar, and MG Hector Plus, as the Safari is only available with a diesel engine.

Diesel Manual

Tata Safari

Mahindra XUV700 

Hyundai Alcazar

MG Hector Plus

Smart - Rs 16.19 lakh


Smart (O) - Rs 16.69 lakh


Pure - Rs 17.69 lakh

AX3 - Rs 17.77 lakh

Prestige 7S - Rs 17.73 lakh


Pure (O) - Rs 18.19 lakh

AX3 E - Rs 18.27 lakh


Pure+ - Rs 19.39 lakh

AX5 - Rs 19.11 lakh

Platinum 7S - Rs 19.64 lakh

Smart 7S - Rs 19.76 lakh


Platinum Adventure 7S - Rs 20 lakh


Pure+ S - Rs 20.39 lakh/ Rs 20.69 lakh (Dark)


Signature 6S - Rs 20.13 lakh


Adventure - Rs 20.99 lakh

AX7 - Rs 21.53 lakh


Smart Pro 6S - Rs 20.80 lakh

Adventure+ - Rs 22.49 lakh/ Rs 23.04 lakh (Dark) 


Sharp Pro 6S/ 7S - Rs 22.21 lakh

Adventure+ A - Rs 23.49 lakh 

AX7 L - Rs 23.48 lakh


Accomplished - Rs 23.99 lakh/ Rs 24.34 lakh (Dark)


Accomplished+ - Rs 25.49 lakh/ Rs 25.84 lakh (Dark)


Accomplished + 6S - Rs 25.59 lakh/ Rs 25.94 lakh (Dark)


Accomplished+ Dark 6S - Rs 25.94 lakh


Key Takeaways

Tata Safari Facelift

  • The starting price of the Tata Safari facelift is the lowest among all the SUVs mentioned in the table. Its base-spec Smart variant costs Rs 1.58 lakh less than the base price of the Mahindra XUV700 AX3 7-seater diesel variant.

  • The MG Hector Plus diesel has the highest entry-level price among all the SUVs in this comparison. It costs Rs 3.37 lakh more than the base price of the Tata Safari.

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Updated Hyundai Alcazar

  • When discussing the top-spec, fully-loaded variant, the Hyundai Alcazar stands out as the most budget-friendly choice. The price difference between the top-spec variants of the Safari facelift and the Alcazar is Rs 5.66 lakh.

  • Meanwhile, the top-spec XUV700 is more affordable than the top-spec Safari by close to Rs 2.5 lakh.

  • The Tata Safari comes with a 2-litre diesel engine which makes 170PS and 350Nm, and comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The MG Hector Plus also uses the same engine and has the same power output.

  • The Mahindra XUV700 is the most powerful diesel offering here, which comes with a 2.2-litre diesel engine (185PS/450Nm) paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

  • The Hyundai Alcazar is the least powerful diesel model in this comparison, employing a 1.5-litre diesel engine (116PS/250Nm). The manual variant of the Alcazar is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.

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Tata Safari Facelift Interior

  • It is worth noting that the Tata Safari facelift is the most feature-rich offering here with segment-leading comforts like ventilated 2nd row seats (6S), 7 airbags and a 10-speaker JBL sound system.

Diesel Automatic

Tata Safari

Mahindra XUV700

Hyundai Alcazar


Prestige (O) 7S - Rs 19.20 lakh

Pure+ - Rs 20.69 lakh

AX5 - Rs 20.92 lakh

Platinum (O) 6S/ 7S - Rs 20.76 


Signature (O) 6S/ 7S - Rs 20.88 lakh

Pure+ S - Rs 21.79 lakh/ Rs 22.09 lakh (Dark)


Signature (O) Adventure 7S - Rs 21.24 lakh

Adventure+ - Rs 23.89 lakh/ Rs 24.44 lakh (Dark)

AX7 - Rs 23.31 lakh


Adventure+ A - Rs 24.89 lakh

AX7 AWD - Rs 24.78 lakh


Accomplished - Rs 25.39 lakh/ Rs 25.74 lakh (Dark)

AX7 L - Rs 25.26 lakh


Accomplished+ - Rs 26.89 lakh/ Rs 27.24 lakh (Dark)

AX7 L AWD - Rs 26.57 lakh


Accomplished+ 6S - Rs 26.99 lakh/ Rs 27.34 lakh (Dark)


Key Takeaways

  • When it comes to diesel automatic, the Hyundai Alcazar is the most affordable offering here with lowest starting price of Rs 19.20 lakh. It is up to Rs 1.72 lakh less expensive than the other two automatic SUVs in the list. The Tata SUV, in its top-spec variant, is Rs 6.1 lakh more expensive than the top-spec diesel automatic Hyundai Alcazar.

  • The Mahindra XUV700 diesel automatic has the highest starting price at Rs 20.92 lakh, making it Rs 23,000 more expensive than the entry-level Tata Safari diesel automatic.

  • But the Tata Safari tops at Rs 27.34 lakh, making it the most expensive SUV in this comparison. You will have to pay Rs 77,000 more for the Tata Safari Accomplished+ Dark 6-seater variant compared to the top-spec Mahindra XUV700 AX7L, which even gets the advantage of AWD. 

  • All three SUVs in the list are equipped with a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

  • Please note that MG doesn't offer the option of an automatic transmission with the Hector diesel.

In case you’re looking for the smaller version of the Tata Safari, aka the Tata Harrier, we have also compared its new prices with those of its rivals, including 5-seater variants of the Mahindra XUV700, MG Hector, Hyundai Creta, and Kia Seltos.

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