MG Hector Plus vs Tata Safari - Details Comparison

MG Hector Plus vs New Tata Safari 2021 – Detailed Comparison

MG Hector Plus vs New Tata Safari 2021 – Both are one of the best cars in the Indian Market. Both comes with three row seating capacity and are popular mid-size SUVs. Tata Motors has unveiled the all-new Safari in India with premium looking and features that directly compete with MG Hector Plus and existing Mahindra XUV500.

The all new Tata Safari 2021 price starts from Rs. 14.99 lakh, almost Rs. 1.3 lakh costlier than MG Hector Plus. Where MG Hector Plus price starts at Rs. 13.62 lakh for base model.

All new Tata Safari powered by 2.0L Kryotec engine and displacement has 1956cc with inline 4 valves DOHC. Where MG Hector Plus is underpowered as compared to New Safari. In the displacement section Hector’s engine is 505 cc less and generates max 141 bhp of power @ 5000 rpm where New Safari generates 168 bhp of power @ 3750 rpm.

Hector Plus has 1.5L Turbocharged intercooled Petrol engine in comparison with New Safari has 2.0L Kryotec Diesel engine. Both car almost achieves same 16+ average mileage. If we look the average then New Safari buyer has win-win offer with extra power with diesel engine and same mileage over MG Hector Plus.

Engine and Transmission

Engine and TransmissionMG Hector PlusNew Tata Safari 2021
Engine1451 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC1956 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
Engine Type1.5L Turbocharged Intercooled2.0 L Kryotec
Fuel TypePetrolDiesel
Max Power (bhp@rpm)141 bhp @ 5000 rpm168 bhp @ 3750 rpm
Max Torque (Nm@rpm)250 Nm @ 1600 rpm350 Nm @ 1750 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)16.616.14
Driving Range (Km)996807
TransmissionManual – 6 GearsManual – 6 Gears
Emission StandardBS 6BS 6
MG Hector Plus vs New Tata Safari 2021 – Engine and Transmission

MG Hector Plus is powered by a 1451 cc engine, while Tata Safari is powered by a 1956 cc engine. In terms of power and torque, Tata Safari is better than MG Hector Plus. Even on paper Tata Safari looking more powerful with bold design and dimensions. Tata Safari is wider, higher and heavier with 13 mm more ground clearance than Hector Plus.

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions & WeightMG Hector PlusNew Tata Safari 2021
Length (mm)47204661
Width (mm)18351894
Height (mm)17601786
Wheelbase (mm)27502741
Ground Clearance (mm)192205
Kerb Weight (kg)1,6491825
MG Hector Plus vs New Tata Safari 2021 – Dimensions & Weight

In dimensions & weight, both cars have minor differences. MG Hector Plus is bit longer than Tata Safari, Whereas New Tata Safari is little wider than MG Hector Plus.


CapacityMG Hector PlusNew Tata Safari 2021
Doors (Doors)55
Seating Capacity (Person)77
No of Seating Rows (Rows)33
Boot space (litres)155447
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)6050
MG Hector Plus vs New Tata Safari 2021 – Capacity

MG Hector Plus and Tata Safari both cars come with 5 doors, 7 seaters, and 3 seating row. Fuel Tank of MG Hector bigger than Tata Safari whereas Boot space bigger than Tata Safari.

Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres

Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & TyresMG Hector PlusNew Tata Safari 2021
Front SuspensionMacpherson Strut with Stabilizer BarIndependent, Lower Wishbone, McPherson Strut with Coil Spring & Anti Roll Bar
Rear SuspensionSemi Independent Helical Spring Torsion BeamSemi Independent Twist Blade with Panhard Rod and Coil Spring
Front Brake TypeDiscDisc
Rear Brake TypeDiscDisc
Steering TypePower assisted (Electric)Power assisted (Hydraulic)
WheelsSteel RimsSteel Rims
Spare WheelSteelSteel
Front Tyres215 / 60 R17235 / 70 R16
Rear Tyres215 / 60 R17235 / 70 R16
MG Hector Plus vs New Tata Safari 2021 – Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres
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MG Hector PlusTata Safari 2021
Airbags2 Airbags (Driver, Passenger)2 Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger)
Central LockingRemoteWith Key
Instrument ClusterAnalogue – DigitalAnalogue – Digital
Trip MeterElectronic 2 TripsElectronic 2 Trips
Smart ConnectivityAndroid Auto (No), Apple Car Play (No)Android Auto (No), Apple Car Play (No)
DisplayDigital DisplayDigital Display
Bluetooth CompatibilityPhone & Audio StreamingPhone & Audio Streaming
MG Hector Plus vs New Tata Safari 2021 – Features

MG Hector Plus gets a 7-inch TFT screen for the instrument panel, voice-controlled dual-pane panoramic sunroof, electric tailgate with the smart-swipe feature, automatic AC, automatic headlamp, four-way powered co-driver seat, push-button start system, heated outside rearview mirrors, etc.

Other Hand New Tata Safari 2021 comes with an 8.8-inch touchscreen with iRA connectivity suite and a voice assistant, a seven-inch TFT display for the instrument panel, automatic AC, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, push-button start/stop, powered driver seat, ambient lighting, panoramic sunroof, cruise control, multiple terrain modes, etc.