The 2021 tata safari has become the homegrown carmaker flagship SUV in the country and rivals the likes of Mahindra XUV500, and MG hector Plus. Recently, Tata has launched their iconic safari nameplate, based on the same platform and size as Tata Harrier. The safari nameplate has been revived after 2 years. 2021 safari vs XUV500.

Here, is the detailed specification comparison between the 2021 tata safari and one of its major rival Mahindra XUV 500 take a look below: –

  • Dimensions

In terms of size, the 2021 tata safari measures 4661 mm in length, 1894 mm in width, 1786 mm in height, and has a 2741 mm long wheelbase. On the other hand, Mahindra XUV500 measures 4585 mm in length, 1890 mm in width, 1785 mm in height, and a 2700 mm wheelbase.

CarTata safariXUV500
Length4661 mm4585 mm
Width1894 mm1890 mm
Height1786 mm1785 mm
Wheelbase2741 mm2700 mm
Dimensiosn comparison

 This means that the 2021 Tata safari measures longer than the Mahindra XUV500 in all aspects. The former is 76 mm longer, 4 mm wider, 1 mm taller, and has a 41 mm longer wheelbase compared with the latter.

2021 Tata safari Adevnture edition added
  • Powertrains

2021 Tata Safari powered with a solo engine option, 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder diesel engine hitch develops 170 PS of maximum power and 350 Nm of peak torque, and the transmission duties performed by a 6-speed manual and an optional 6speed torque convertor. Currently, it offers only a front-wheel-drive option, although the brand has been talking to deliver an all-wheel-drive option as well in the future.

Xuv500 a full size SUV from Mahindra

On the other hand, Mahindra XUV500 powers with a 2.2 liter Diesel engine that belts out 158 PS of maximum power and 360 Nm of peak torque. The transmission is done by 6-speed MT and an optional 6-Speed AT. A front-wheel-drive configuration is offered in both SUVs. Next-gen XUV 500 launching soon, may get All-wheel-drive configuration.

CarTata safariXUV 500
Engine2.0 Litre Diesel engine2.2 Litre diesel engine
Power170 PS158 PS
Torque350 Nm360 Nm
Transmission6-speed MT / AT6-speed MT / AT
Engine Specs comparison
  • Features

2021 Tata safari equipped with features like, 8.8-inch floating touchscreen infotainment, premium JBL 9-speaker audio system, cruise control, 7-inch instrument cluster, six-way adjustable driver’s seat, drive modes, panoramic sunroof, Xenon HID projector headlamps, and so on.

On the other hand, Mahindra XUV500 features, LED DRLs, projector Headlamps, electric sunroof, tan leather seats, leather dashboard, lounge lightening, 6-way adjustable seat, touchscreen infotainment supports apple car play android auto, smartphone connectivity, and so on.2021 Safari vs XUV500

tata Safari side view
  • Safety

On the safety front 2021 Tata safari, gets, hill descent assists, Hill Hold control, electronic stability program, rollover mitigation, 6-airbags, traction control, ABS with EBD, electronic parking, reverse parking camera, and rear disc brakes.

On other hand, Mahindra XUV500 equipped with, 6-airbags, Hill descent, and hill hold assist, ESP, ABS with EBD, disc brakes on all wheels, reverse parking camera, Rollover mitigation system, and rear parking sensors.2021 Safari vs XUV500

  • Price

2021 Tata safari priced with a starting price of Rs 14.69 lakhs and goes up to Rs 21.25 lakhs (ex-showroom). There’s also a new adventure persona edition priced starts from Rs 20.20 lakhs MT variant and goes up to Rs 21.45 lakhs for AT variant.

On the Other XUV500 currently retails at a starting price of Rs 13.83 lakhs for the base trim, goes way up to Rs 19.56 lakhs for Top-end trim(ex-showroom).

  • Verdict

While the Tata revived safari nameplate after 2 years, and the offering with an aggressive price tag and big features list and a long 11 variant optionns, make safari superior over XUV500. We expect that Mahindra will launch much anticipated next-gen XUV500 later this year, but prices may be higher than the ongoing model, lets see how things work out for Mahindra against bigger rivals like safari and MG hector plus.