Tata Safari vs Mahindra XUV500

Tata Safari is the latest car from Tata Motors in the SUV segment.  Mahindra XUV 500 has been a good performer in the SUV segment ever since its launch.  So should you go for the all new Tata Safari or Mahindra XUV 500? Let us have a look at the comparison.


The new Tata Safari has an edge over XUV 500 in terms of features. It boasts many features like the 8.8 inch infotainment system, Cruise control, different driving modes, Captain seats, Voice assistant, panoramic sunroof, rain sensing wipers, etc.

On the other hand, Mahindra XUV 300 has a 7 inch touchscreen, smartwatch connectivity, GPS support, electric Sunroof, automatic headlamps, start/stop button, automatic AC, etc.


These SUV’s are good in safety. Both the cars have the basic safety features like ABS, EBD, reverse parking sensors, Driver seat airbags, etc.

Mahindra XUV500 comes with six airbags, tyre pressure monitoring system, reverse parking camera, hill hold and descent control.

Tata Safari also gets six airbags, reverse parking camera, hill hold and descent control, electronic traction control and corner stability control.


Both the vehicles are spacious. XUV 500 is a seven seater. On the other hand Safari is offered in 6 and 7 seater variants.

DimensionsTata SafariXUV500
Length4661 mm4585 mm
Width1894 mm1890 mm
Height1786 mm1785 mm
Ground Clearance200 mm200 mm


XUV 500 has a 2.2 litre engine while Safari comes with a 2 litre engine. The Safari has a powerful engine with a power of 170 PS compared to 153 PS of XUV 500.

Safari is available in Manual and Automatic variants. XUV 500 has a manual transmission.


The new Tata Safari is available in Royale Blue, Orcus White and Daytona Grey.

Mahindra XUV500 is available in Crimson Red, Opulent Purple, Moondust Silver, Lake Side Brown, Mystic Copper, Volcano Black and Pearl White.

Final Verdict

The new Tata Safari is a clear winner in terms of Engine, Size and Features but the new Safari is expected to be expensive than XUV 500. Price of XUV 500 starts from Rs 13.56 lakh and top-end model costs Rs 19.5 lakh (Ex- Showroom).