2021 MG Hector Plus Style vs Tata Safari XE : The base Variants Fight

After the entry of 2021 Tata Safari , the 7 seater SUV Segment became more popular in India automobile industry. This segment includes MG Hector Plus , Mahindra XUV 500 , Upcoming Hyundai ALCAZAR and Upcoming Jeep Compass 7-seater. But Today we are going to compare the base variants of two hot selling cars in this segment. ie. The 2021 MG Hector Plus and Tata Safari.

Hector Plus Style price in india

The base variant of hector plus is knows as Hector Plus Style which is only available in 7 seater configuration.

Tata safari xe 2021

Safari XE is the official name of the base variant of 2021 Tata Safari and it is also available in 7 seater Configuration.

Looks and Dimensions

Tata safari xe vs Hector Plus Style

Although looks are subjective but if you look at the exterior of both the variants , you will observe that the Safari XE variant looks ordinary yet rugged as compared to the Hector Plus Style Variant. Hector Plus style , on the other side , doesn’t even look like a base variant of a car because it is loaded with features on the exterior which makes it look like a premium car.


Tata Safari vs MG Hector Plus Dimensions

From the above table , it is clear that the MG Hector Plus is longer with a longer wheelbase while the Tata Safari is taller and wider. Due to the more height and width , the Tata safari looks bigger and Muscular as compared to Hector Plus.


The MG Hector Plus is available in 3 engine options –  1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine ,  1.5 turbo-petrol unit can also be had with mild-hybrid system and 2.0-litre diesel engine. Safari , one the other side , is only available with a 2.0-litre diesel engine.

Out of 3 Engine options , The Hector Plus Style variant is available with 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine and 2.0-litre diesel engine. Since the Tata Safari has only one diesel engine option, we’ll be comparing it with only the diesel option of the MG Hector Plus.

Tata safari xe vs Hector Plus Style engine Motor Planet official
Tata SafariMG Hector Plus
Engine2.0-litre diesel , 2.0-litre diesel
Power168 bhp168 bhp
Transmission6-speed MT/ 6-speed AT6-speed MT

Both the engine are borrowed from Fiat and are exactly same in terms of specifications.

Features Comparison

Tata safari xe front
Hector Plus Style front
 Hector Plus Style rear
Safety Tata Safari XEMG Hector Plus Style
ABS with EBDYesYes
Rear parking sensorsYesYes
ISOFIX child seat anchorsNoYes
Traction controlYesYes
Hill holdYesYes
Roll over mitigation/ESPYesYes
Front fog lampsNoBulb
HeadlampsHalogen ProjectorLED
Wheels16-inch styled steelies17-inch steel + wheel cap
Rear washer and wiperNoNo
Height-adjustable driver’s seat  NoYes
Rear AC vents (2nd and 3rd row)YesYes
2nd row reclineYesYes
60:40 split fold (2nd row)YesYes
3rd row split foldYesYes
Front armrestYesYes
Audio systemNoYes
Power windowsYesYes
Adjustable steeringTilt and telescopicTilt only
12V Socket & USB chargingFront and rearFront and rear
ORVMsManualPower adjustable
Keyless entryNoYes
Safari XE vs Hector Plus Style
Hector Plus Style rear


MG Motor India has hiked the prices of the and Hector Plus from 1 April , 2021. The Latest ex-showroom prices of both the cars are as follows :

Tata Safari XEMG Hector Plus Style
XE – Rs 14.69 lakh ( Ex-showroom , Delhi )Style – Rs 15.03 lakh ( Ex-showroom , Delhi )


The base XE variant of 2021 Tata Safari is less expensive than the 2021 MG Hector Plus Style variant but Hector Plus style offers you a better value for money package such as  LED headlamps and DRLs, larger 17-inch wheels, electrically adjustable outside rearview mirrors, height-adjustable driver’s seat, and ISOFIX anchorage

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