Hector Plus vs Safari vs Alcazar vs XUV700 – Best 7 Seat Car
Hector Plus vs Safari vs Alcazar vs XUV700 SUV Comparison – Best 7 Seater Family Car in India?
After the midsize compact SUV, the next big battle ground happens to be the three-row full sized SUV space. Car buyers want the luxury of more seats and also more comfort along with the ability to take the entire family for long road trips. Hence it should be comfortable, feature loaded and also be an SUV. The Hector Plus was the first to take advantage and has done very well while recently even Tata has tasted success with its Safari. Now there are two more entrants coming soon in form of the Mahindra 2021 XUV700 and the Hyundai Alcazar. Here is a comparison of 6 and 7 Seater SUVs under 25 lakh to find the best one.
Hector Plus vs Safari vs Alcazar vs XUV700 - Dimension & Space Comparison
We have not got the final specs of the Alcazar or the XUV700 but we have some idea on the length bit. Between the Safari and the Hector Plus, it is the Hector Plus which is longer at 4720mm vs 4661mm. The Safari is wider though with a width of 1894mm vs 1835mm of the MG. We expect the XUV700 to be longer or as long as these two while the Alcazar might be a bit short on length. However the Alcazar seems to be the winner in terms of wheelbase with a figure of 2760mm. That is more than the Safari at 2741mm and the Hector Plus at 2750mm. We expect the XUV700 to have a long wheelbase also. All SUVs have 18-inch wheels too.
Hector Plus vs Safari vs Alcazar vs XUV700 – Interior & Features Comparison
The Hector Plus has the biggest touch screen at 10.4 inch followed by the Alcazar at 10.25inch. The XUV700 though might have a bigger display with two displays joined together in form of the virtual instrument cluster and the touchscreen. The Safari gets a much smaller 8.8 inch touchscreen and that is the biggest downside. That said all SUVs get connected tech plus features like climate control, rear view camera while the Hector Plus gets a 360 degree camera. The XUV700 and the Alcazar might also get a 360 degree camera plus more.
For the second row passengers, all SUVs get captain seating lay-out while the Safari gets a lever to move forward the front seat. The Alcazar will get a special console at the rear with wireless charging and cup holders plus more. The XUV700 is also expected to have various comfort features aimed at the second row. All SUVs have third rows and have relatively easy access.
Hector Plus vs Safari vs Alcazar vs XUV700 – Engine & Transmission Options
In terms of diesel engine, all offer choices with both the Safari and the Hector Plus having the same 2.0 diesel. The Hector Plus is available with manual gearbox only while the Safari also has an automatic option in form of a torque converter. The Alcazar has a 1.5l diesel with both manual and auto options while the XUV700 will have the 2.2 litre diesel with again both manual and auto.
In terms of petrol, the Safari currently has no petrol engine while the Hector Plus has a 1.5l turbo with DCT automatic and manual option along with a mild hybrid too. The Alcazar has a 2.0 petrol and that makes it the most powerful petrol SUV in its class with automatic and manual options. The XUV700 is expected to have a 2.0 turbo petrol with manual and automatic gearbox.
Hector Plus vs Safari vs Alcazar vs XUV700 - Pricing Comparison
The Safari and Hector Plus are SUVs that you can buy now. The Safari is priced at Rs 14.69 lakh to Rs 21.4 lakh (ex-showroom). The Hector Plus is priced from Rs 13.6 lakh to Rs 19.6 lakh. The Alcazar is expected to be priced from Rs 12.5 lakh to Rs 19 lakh. The XUV700 is expected to be more premium at Rs 15 lakh starting to Rs 22 lakh.
Hector Plus vs Safari vs Alcazar vs XUV700 - Verdict
We expect the Alcazar to launch around May this year while the XUV700 would be coming around the festive season with current pandemic postponing the launch dates for both. The Alcazar would be the more aggressively priced and will also be having the most features, but will not be as spacious as the other 7 Seater SUVs.
If you want more Luxury, Space, Presence, High Tech Features and 4wd, then the 2021 Mahindra XUV700 might be the one to wait.
Between the Hector Plus and Safari, the Hector has more Features and is Cheaper, but the Safari is a Safer SUV with more Comfort and Better Interior.
So if you can wait, we would recommend waiting for the XUV700 or Alcazar and test drive all the 4 SUVs before buying the best family SUV based on your requirement.
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