Owner explains why he bought Tata Safari over Mahindra XUV700

Tata launched their seven seater SUV Safari in the market earlier this year. The SUV is named after Tata’s iconic SUV Safari that got discontinued from the market years ago. Tata Safari competes with cars like MG Hector Plus, Hyundai Alcazar and recently launched Mahindra XUV700. Tata Safari has now become a commonly spotted SUV on our roads and here we have a video where owner shares why he bought Tata Safari and not Mahindra XUV700.

The video has been shared by BornToVlog by Arun on their YouTube channel. In this video the vlogger asks owner what all factors did he consider before buying the SUV and why he bought Tata Safari when Mahindra had already launched XUV700 in the market. The owner had only taken the delivery of the SUV a day before the video was shot and had only driven the car for approximately 150 kms.

The owner mentioned that he was specifically looking for a seven seater SUV and he had considered all the options including the all-new Mahindra XUV700 as well. The main reason why he did not go for XUV700 was because he felt that XUV700 is a new product and it might have some bugs that the manufacturer will be fixing after the launch. He did not wanted to take a risk. Other reason was the waiting period. The owner would have had to wait for at least 6 months to get his XUV700 delivered. He wanted to buy a car immediately. XUV700 is cheaper than Tata Safari but, it would have meant waiting for almost 6 months.

Owner explains why he bought Tata Safari over Mahindra XUV700

He checked all the SUVs in the range for the space in third row seats and he was satisfied only with the Safari. He said Mahindra XUV700 and Hyundai Alcazar felt a lit bit more tight on space in the last row. He was satisfied with the amount of features that the XM trim of Safari was offering and calls it a value for money product. He did mention that Mahindra XUV700 was way more advanced than Safari but, the time constraint was an issue. The owner was also lucky to get the car delivered to him in two-three days after making the bookings.

He did talk about things that he felt could have been improved in the SUV. The owner said, the car cost him around 19 lakh on-road and for that money Tata is not offering a basic feature like a reverse parking camera. A reverse parking camera is actually necessary for a car of this size. Another thing he told was the missing auto-dimming IRVM in lower trims. He felt the car was pretty smooth and offered ample amount of space for passengers on all three rows.

Tata Safari is available with a diesel engine only. The car is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates 170 Ps and 350 Nm of peak torque. This is the same engine that is seen in Harrier as well. The engine is offered with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission options.