How Tata Safari facelift better than Mahindra XUV700 in 2023

Introduction :

In this report, Compared New Tata Safari 2023 Facelift with Mahindra XUV700. We will tell you, How Tata Safari facelift better than Mahindra XUV 700, Highlighting unique features and advantages that set the Tata Safari apart, making it a compelling choice for potential car buyers. This comprehensive guide will provide valuable insights into the standout aspects of the Tata Safari.

Selecting between the Tata Safari and the Mahindra XUV700 has become a challenging decision for SUV enthusiasts. Before the launch of the Tata Safari, the market was dominated by the fully tech-loaded Mahindra XUV700, and the Safari seemed to lag behind in terms of features. In this post, we’ll dive deep into the comparison, evaluating the key factors that set these two SUVs apart.

Let’s compare both cars based on their features.

1. Which SUV has more futures?

Which SUV boasts a more extensive range of features? The Safari facelift has elevated its position with a comprehensive equipment list and significant technological advancements. The updated Safari features a 12.3-inch touchscreen, while the XUV700 is equipped with twin 10.25-inch screens. Meanwhile, the Scorpio N comes with a smaller 8-inch unit. The revamped Safari introduces a 360-degree camera system, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), a 10-speaker audio system, dual powered seats with ventilation, second-row ventilated seats with boss mode, connected car technology, dual-zone climate control, and seven airbags, among other features. On the other hand, the XUV700 offers a Sony 12-speaker audio system, driver-side auto-adjust, ADAS, connected car technology, seven airbags, dual-zone climate control, and more. The Scorpio N features a simpler camera unit but includes a 12-speaker Sony audio system, dual-zone climate control, connected car technology, and so on. All three models come with sunroofs, but the XUV700 and Safari feature a panoramic sunroof.

List of Futures, refer below table for quick comparison between XUV700 and Tata Safari

FeaturesMahindra XUV700Tata Safari
360-degree CameraYesYes
Ambient LightingNAYes (Multi-colour)
Apple Carplay/Android AutoYes (Wireless)Yes (Wireless)
Audio System12-speaker Sony 3D10-speaker JBL
Auto HeadlightsYesYes
Climate ControlDual-zoneDual-zone
Connected Car TechYesYes
Cruise ControlYes (Adaptive)Yes (Adaptive)
Driver’s Display10.25-inch full digital10.25-inch full digital
HeadlightsLED headlampsLED headlamps
Infotainment System10.25-inch touchscreen12.3-inch touchscreen
ISOFIX MountsYesYes
Keyless Entry/Push Button StartYesYes
ORVMsElectrically adjustable and foldableElectrically adjustable and foldable
Parking SensorsRearFront and rear
Rear AC VentsYesYes
Tyre Pressure Monitoring SystemYesYes
Ventilated SeatsNAFront and rear (limited to 6-seater)
Wireless Phone ChargerYesYes

2. Safety

Government regulations that require car manufacturers to provide sufficient safety features are a crucial step in reducing casualties in accidents and improving road safety. Airbags are one of the fundamental safety features that have become standard in many vehicles. These regulations and safety standards help protect occupants in the event of a collision and save lives.

Global NCAP stands for “Global New Car Assessment Program.” It is an international organization that conducts independent crash safety testing and assessment of vehicles to evaluate their safety performance. Global NCAP works to promote and advocate for safer vehicles worldwide, especially in emerging markets where vehicle safety standards may not be as stringent.

Below are some details of Global NCAP rating for both the cars.

Mahindra XUV700:

Scored 5 Stars in adult safety and 4 stars in child safety.

Below image is from Global NCAP for XUV700 safety details , click to download to find more details about rating.

Tata Safari/Harrier facelift:

Scored 5 starts in both adult and child safety.

Below image is from Global NCAP for TATA Safari/Harrier safety details , click to download to find more details about rating.

5 Stars for Adult Safety: This indicates that the vehicle has performed very well in crash tests and other safety assessments related to adult occupants. It means that the car provides a high level of protection for adult passengers in various types of accidents.

4 Stars for Child Safety: A 4-star child safety rating implies that the vehicle offers a good level of protection for child passengers. This rating considers the effectiveness of child safety seats and restraints in the vehicle and how well they protect children in different scenarios.

It’s important to note that safety ratings can vary depending on the specific testing organization and the criteria they use for evaluation. Always check the source of the safety rating and the specific tests conducted to understand what aspects of safety are being assessed.

In any case, a vehicle with these safety ratings is generally considered to be a safe choice for both adult and child passengers, and it indicates that the manufacturer has made efforts to prioritize safety in their vehicle design and engineering.

To find more details on safety of these cars visit Global NCAP site.

Auto Dimming IRVM

In Safari IRVM or Inside Rear View Mirror comes with auto dimming future which prevents high beam light coming from vehicles behind your TATA safari, avoiding distraction to the driver. Which improves the ride quality in the night and improved safety.

3. Comfort: Here Tata Safari facelift is better than XUV700

Below are the listed futures that only TATA SAFARI provides. These below futures make Tata Safari better in Comfort.

The gesture-controlled power tailgate :

This indeed a valuable and convenient feature in modern vehicles. It offers several advantages, making it easier to access the cargo area of your vehicle, especially when your hands are full or when you want to avoid direct contact with the tailgate. Here are some benefits of this feature:

  • Hands-Free Operation: Gesture control allows you to open the tailgate without physically touching it. This is particularly useful when your hands are occupied with groceries, luggage, or other items.
  • Hygiene and Cleanliness: In situations where your hands might be dirty or you want to avoid touching the tailgate for hygiene reasons (e.g., after handling dirty or greasy items), gesture control minimizes direct contact.
  • Convenience: It enhances the convenience of loading and unloading items. You don’t need to put down what you’re carrying to open the tailgate, which can save time and effort.
Ventilated SEATS:

Ventilated seats, often referred to as “cooling seats” or “ventilation seats,” are a feature commonly found in modern vehicles. These seats are designed to improve comfort by actively cooling the seating surface, which can be especially beneficial during hot weather.

  • Heat Dissipation: The primary purpose of ventilated seats is to disperse heat and humidity. They can help prevent the seat surface from becoming overly hot and sticky, which can be especially important in regions with hot climates.
  • Comfort: Ventilated seats contribute to a more comfortable driving experience, reducing the discomfort of sitting in a hot car, particularly when the vehicle has been parked in the sun.
  • Sweat Reduction: By promoting air circulation, ventilated seats can help reduce sweating and the discomfort associated with wet clothing.
  • Long-Distance Driving: For long road trips, ventilated seats can be especially beneficial, helping to keep the driver and passengers comfortable for extended periods.
  • Health Benefits: In addition to comfort, keeping the body cooler can help prevent issues related to excessive heat exposure, such as heat exhaustion or dehydration.
  • Resale Value: Vehicles equipped with premium features like ventilated seats may have better resale value because they offer added comfort and convenience.
Electrically adjustable Co-passEnger seat.

Electrically adjustable driver and co-passenger seats are a desirable feature in many modern vehicles. These seats can be adjusted with the push of a button or through a control panel, allowing the driver and front passenger to find their optimal seating position easily.

Co-Passenger Comfort: Electrically adjustable co-passenger seats offer the same level of comfort and customization for the front passenger, ensuring both occupants enjoy their journey.

In Mahindra XUV700 only driver seat is electrically adjustable. Co-passenger has to adjust it manually.

 Second row captain seat.

Ventilated captain seats in the second row of a vehicle like the Tata Safari provide a luxurious and comfortable experience for passengers. Here are some advantages of having ventilated captain seats in the second row, particularly for owners who may use a driver to drive the car.

  • Enhanced Comfort: Ventilated captain seats offer an elevated level of comfort for passengers in the second row. The ventilation feature helps keep passengers cool and comfortable during long journeys, even in warm weather.
  • Individualized Comfort: Each captain seat typically has its own controls, allowing passengers to adjust the cooling and seating position to their preferences. This individualized comfort is ideal for owners who prioritize a comfortable ride.
  • Luxury and Prestige: Ventilated captain seats are often associated with luxury and prestige. They can elevate the overall feel and ambiance of the vehicle, contributing to a premium driving experience.
  • Akin to the Driver’s Seat: By providing the same level of comfort and adjustment options as the driver’s seat, passengers in the second row can enjoy a similar experience, making it especially attractive for owners who want to provide a high level of comfort for themselves and their guests.
  • Long-Distance Travel: Ventilated captain seats are perfect for owners who frequently engage in long-distance travel, as they offer relaxation and support, reducing the fatigue associated with extended drives.

4. Comparing Dimensions of Tata Safari Facelift and Mahindra XUV700:

  • Length : Tata Safari Length is 4668mm , Mahindra XUV700 Length is 4695mm
  • Width : Tata Safari Width is 1922mm , Mahindra XUV700 Width is 1890mm
  • Height : Tata Safari height is 1795mm , Mahindra XUV700 height is 1755mm
  • Wheelbase: Tata Safari Wheelbase is 2741mm, Mahindra XUV700 Wheelbase is 2750
  • Wheels : Tata Safari in top variant 19 inch wheel, Mahindra XUV700 provides 18 inch wheel.
  • Tank Capacity : Tata Safari 50 Liter tank, Mahindra XUV 700 60 Liter tank.

5. Infotainment


Mahindra XUV 700 comes with Sony 12 speaker’s 3D sound system.

Tata Safari provides 10 JBL speakers with Harmon Audioworx.

Alexa Android/Apple Carplay are common in both.

Display Screen

Tata Safari :

Mahindra XUV 700 : Dual 26cm HD touch screen. Infotainment and instrument cluster, these two screen are embedded into one big screen, each being 26cm in dimension.

TATA Safari :

Infotainment : 31.24 Harman Touchscreen.

Instrument Cluster : 26 cm screen.

6. Engines

Tata Safari Comes with only Diesel engine, whereas Mahindra XUV comes with diesel and petrol options.

Below are the specifications.

Parameters TATA Safari (Diesel)Mahindra XUV 700 (Petrol) Mahindra XUV 700 (Diesel)
Type of EngineKryotec Turbo Charged Turbo Petrol With Direct Injection (TGDi)Turbo Diesel with CRDi
Max. Power125KW @ 3750 rpm147KW @5000 rpm114KW @ 3750rpm, 136KW @3500 rpm
Max. Torque350 Nm at 1750-2500 rpm380 Nm @ 1750-3000 rpm360 Nm @ 1500-2800 rpm,
420 Nm @ 1600-2800 rpm (MT),
450 Nm @ 1750-2800 rpm (AT)
Fuel Efficiency MT 16.30 Km/Ltr, AT 14.50 Km/Ltr16Km/Ltr13Km/Ltr

7. Pricing of these two SUVs :

Tata Safari On road Price Start from 20.46 Lacs goes upto 32.87 Lacs in 2023 in Bangalore

Mahindra XUV 700 onroad Price Starts from 18.25Lac goes upto 33.55 Lacs in 2023 in Bangalore

8. Conclusion

Mahindra XUV700 was favorite among buyers before launch of TATA Safari facelift, buyers were very clear about what to buy. But after the launch of Tata Safari facelift 2023 the game has changed and now it more difficult for buyers to choose between two SUVs. And you should think what is your need and what you would like to drive.

So it is better that you take test drive visit showroom and get the feel of cars. I personally suggest visit both TATA and Mahindra showroom on same day. It would be easy to decide.

I hope this blog help you to highlight the key differences between Mahindra XUV 700 and TATA Safari Facelift 2023. Thank you for reading.

For more details please visit TATA Safari and Mahindra XUV 700 sites.

To download the Broachers click below links.

TATA Safari Brochure

Mahindra XUV brochure

9. Global NCAP Safety test Videos:

Tata Safari Facelift 2023 safety test video :

Mahindra XUV700 safety test video

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