Mahindra XUV700, Tata Safari and Scorpio N compared on video

By Ajeesh Kuttan

Mahindra XUV700, Tata Safari and Scorpio N are some of the most popular SUVs in the Indian market. There are several video related to these SUVs available online. Tata launched the Safari couple of years ago, Mahindra launched the XUV700 last year and Scorpio N this year. If you are a person who is planning to buy a 7-seater SUV, then these three SUVs would definitely be there on your list. Here we have a comparison video where a YouTuber compares XUV700, Scorpio N and Tata Safari.

The video been uploaded by Shutterdrives on their YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger starts by comparing the exterior of all three SUVs. XUV700 gets a premium looking front-end. Especially with the all LED headlamps, twin LED DRLs, LED fog lamps. He also liked the design of the alloy wheels and tail light on XUV700 the most. The Scorpio also gets projector LED headlamps and scorpion tail-shaped LED DRL on the bumper. The Scorpio N looks muscular and rugged from the front. The design looks boxy and the alloy wheels look simple. The tail lamp on the Scorpio N is an LED unit too. Tata Safari gets Harrier inspired design with chrome inserts on the grille. It is the only vehicle in the video to not get LEDs in the headlamp.

The allot wheels are dual-tone and the tail lamps are sleek looking units. The integration of Mahindra’s new logo on XUV700’s tail gate looks slightly odd when compared with the one on Scorpio N. He mentions that when it comes to exterior look, XUV700 wins the round. Moving next to the interior, XUV700 offers the most premium looking cabin among other SUVs in the video. The twin 10.25 inch screen set up on the dashboard itself elevates the overall look. It comes with dual-zone climate control, electric handbrake, panoramic sunroof, leather seats, ADAS and so on. Safari’s cabin looks slightly dated but it does offer features like ventilated seats both at the front and rear, panoramic sunroof, cruise control and touchscreen infotainment system.

Mahindra Scorpio N on the other hand offers decent amount of features. There is a regular sunroof, dual-zone climate control, dual-tone leather seat covers, rear AC vents but, it misses out of AC vents for third row passengers. Boot space is not much in any of the SUVs with all three row seats up. All three SUVs offer good leg room and headroom in second row. Only Safari offers sliding and recline function for the second row seats. This helps in generating more space for the third row passengers. The third row seat is not split in Scorpio and folding it is a task in itself.

When it comes to driving, the vlogger mentions that Safari has a very heavy steering at low speed while the other two SUVs get a very light steering which weigh up according to speed. Light steering makes driving them in the city very easy. The gearshifts in the XUV700 and Scorpio N felt slightly better. In terms of performance, vlogger mentions that XUV700 is the best, then the Safari and Scorpio N at last. He also adds that Safari offers a better ride than other SUVs in the video.