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    Tata Safari Key Specifications

    Price₹ 14.70 Lakh onwards
    Mileage14.08 to 16.14 kmpl
    Engine1956 cc
    TransmissionManual & Automatic (Torque Converter)
    Fuel TypeDiesel
    Seating Capacity7 Seater

    Tata Safari Summary

    The Tata Safari is back! Now as an urban SUV with six or seven seats and built on a stretched version of the platform which underpins the popular Harrier. Expected to launched as the Gravitas since it was first shown at the 2020 Auto Expo, Tata instead decide to resurrect the iconic Safari nameplate. The Safari will be offered in six trim levels with a total of nine variants and three colour options. The Tata Safari is expected to be priced from Rs 18 Lakh, ex-showroom when launched on 22 February 2021.

    In terms of overall design, the Safari looks like a stretched version of the Harrier – which may or may not be a bad thing depending on your outlook. The faascia is mostly the same with subtle difference in the details like the grille inserts. The side profile gives the first hints of the changes made to the Safari, including the stepped roof, the extra rear overhang and the larger 18-inch wheels. At the rear, the Safari has a complete redesign, though it is similar to the design of the Harrier.

    Step inside and the Safari looks even more like the Harrier, especially because of the dashboard design. The large panoramic sunroof, the third row of seats, optional captain seats in the second row, the soft-touch materials used on the dashboard and the upholstery colour theme are the only thing which set the Safari apart. In terms of features, the Safari gets optional second-row captain seats, ‘Boss Mode’ easy front passenger seat adjustment, multi drive modes, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, iRA connected car technology, nine-speaker JBL surround sound system, six-way powered driver seat, a panoramic sunroof and more. 

    The Safari will be offered with a single engine – a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged ‘Kryotec’ diesel unit developing 168bhp of maximum power at 3750rpm and 350Nm of peak torque between 1750-2500rpm. This can be had with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission. ARAI-certified mileage for the Safari have not been revealed as yet. We were expected Tata to debut a new petrol engine with the Safari, but that seems to have postponed to an unknown date.

    Tata Safari Price

    Tata Safari price starts at ₹ 14.70 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 21.46 Lakh. The price of Diesel version for Safari ranges between ₹ 14.70 Lakh - ₹ 21.46 Lakh.

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    Safari XE

    ₹ 14.70 Lakh
    1956 cc, Diesel, Manual, 16.14 kmpl
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    Safari XM

    ₹ 16.01 Lakh
    1956 cc, Diesel, Manual, 16.14 kmpl
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    Safari XMA

    ₹ 17.26 Lakh
    1956 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 14.08 kmpl
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    Safari XT

    ₹ 17.46 Lakh
    1956 cc, Diesel, Manual, 16.14 kmpl
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    Safari XT Plus

    ₹ 18.26 Lakh
    1956 cc, Diesel, Manual, 16.14 kmpl
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    Safari XZ

    ₹ 19.16 Lakh
    1956 cc, Diesel, Manual, 16.14 kmpl
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    Safari XZ Plus

    ₹ 19.99 Lakh
    1956 cc, Diesel, Manual, 16.14 kmpl
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    Safari XZ Plus Adventure

    ₹ 20.21 Lakh
    1956 cc, Diesel, Manual, 16.14 kmpl
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    Safari XZA

    ₹ 20.41 Lakh
    1956 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 14.08 kmpl
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    Safari XZA Plus

    ₹ 21.26 Lakh
    1956 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 14.08 kmpl
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    Safari XZA Plus Adventure

    ₹ 21.46 Lakh
    1956 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 14.08 kmpl
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    CarWale's Take

    • Good Things
      • Usable three-row seating
      • Comfortable to live with
      • A good highway car
    • Could be Better
      • Not a true-blue Safari
      • Inconsistent quality
      • Not the most fuel-efficient

    Safari Verdict

    Agreed that without a rugged, body-on-ladder construction, or any sort of four-wheel-drive option, and being a front-wheel-drive only doesn’t give the new SUV enough cred to carry the Tata Safari torch. But, as a six or seven-seater SUV for the urban world, this new Safari has almost every box checked! It’s usable, comfortable, drivable, feature-rich, and it has a street presence.

    Safari Review

    In this review, we dive a little deeper and tell you the five things we liked about the revived Safari and two things that we think could have been better.


    At the Auto Expo 2020, Tata showcased the iconic Sierra resurrected as a concept. Early motorists of our country would remember the Sierra as a rugged, three-door SUV in a time before the term SUV was coined. Before we got our hands on the revived Sierra, Tata has brought back another name from its legendary portfolio – the Safari

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    But instead of donning it on a rugged, body-on-ladder, off-roader, the Safari name now adorns a monocoque, FWD seven-seater. We have driven it, and you can read our first-drive review here. In this review, we dive a little deeper and tell you the five things we liked about the revived Safari and two things that we think could have been better.


    1. Looks Matter

    Front View

    We first saw the new Safari as the Tata Buzzard, which was then showcased as the Gravitas last year. Similar to the Harrier on which it is based, the Safari sports Tata’s IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy. Look it upfront and it’s difficult to differentiate it from the Harrier, despite the silver-finished grille and garnish around the headlamps, because that indeed is the only thing different from the five-seater. But move to the side, and the longer length and stepped-up roof make things discerning.

    Rear View

    There are hints of current-gen Land Rover Discovery inspiration seen here, especially in the rear three quarters. It’s from this angle that the new Safari truly looks like a successor to the older model. One interesting element here is the plastic-cladding on the D-pillar that drops down as an extension of the roof-rail. Distinct lighting signature for the taillamp compared to the Harrier is also a nice touch while the raised roof helps in making the Safari look towering from the back.

    2. Coûteux Cabin


    The Safari is the most expensive offering from Tata Motors in India, and that is apparent from the moment you step inside. To make things clear, the interiors aren’t any different from what you get in the Harrier. But there are some tasteful changes. This includes the grey-finished wooden trim running across the dash that complements the rich-looking all-white upholstery. It carries forward the concoction of materials all around the cabin like piano-black surfaces, silver trims, and soft-touch plastic.

    Front Row Seats

    But more importantly, the cabin of the Safari is a spacious one. Both front seats are large and accommodating with ample head and shoulder space. In the second row, a three-seater bench is standard but you can also opt for captain seats, that you see in the pictures, for that extra extravagance. Also, you can move the front-row seats from the second-row with a feature which Tata likes to call the ‘Boss Mode’.

    Third Row Seats

    Now let’s talk about that third row. We found that two adults can easily sit here with ample headroom, courtesy of the raised stepped-roof. Even the legroom isn’t half bad if the second-row occupant is generous enough. And third-row occupants are provided with separate air-vents, cup holders, adjustable headrests, reading lamps, two USBs, and three-point seat-belts as well. Even the panoramic sunroof and large windows prevent the occupants feeling claustrophobic when spending time in the third row. However, as expected, you sit awkwardly with raised knees and might not be comfortable sitting for the long haul in the last row of the Safari.

    3. Punchy Performance

    Engine Shot

    Under the hood of the new Safari is the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder Kryotec turbodiesel that does duties in the Harrier. Compliant to BS6, this motor puts out close to 170bhp of power and a usable 350Nm of twisting force. It comes standard with a six-speed manual, but what we are driving here is a six-speed torque converter. On idle, this motor has grown relatively silent compared to the chattery pre-BS6 version. Even on the go, it remains fairly muted but you can hear it roar when pushed hard.

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    And you will be pushing it hard with all of the 170 horses accessible in the midrange. The smooth-shifting torque converter also complements the punchy nature of the diesel motor and you can keep the motor on the boil all day to have some good fun behind the wheel. This is before you engage Sport driving mode. To give you an example of how the Sport mode works, we tried keeping the right foot at a constant positioning on the throttle in the Eco mode. While at it, we switched to the Sport mode and the Safari lurched forward like a dog off the leash. So, it’s truly fun driving the Safari in Sport mode and Tata has also added three more selectable modes when the terrain gets tough to tread. These are – Normal, Wet Road, and Rough Road. 

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    At 1,840kg, it is not a light vehicle mind you. But the Safari can sprint from a standstill to a 100kmph in around 11.48 seconds, just a minute behind its sibling, the Harrier. Even the 20-80kmph and 40-100kmph runs in kick-down take just 6.37seconds (5.94 seconds for Harrier) and 8.19 seconds (Harrier does it in 7.36 seconds), respectively. This means that the Safari is no slouch and you’d not be left wanting for more when cruising on highways or stealing some quick overtakes.

    4. Rides Well and Brakes Well

    Left Side View

    When it comes to riding, Safari has got it in the bag. Throw in anything from small bumps to crater-sized potholes, and the Safari manages to take in stride with good composure. Even going over those rumble strips or badly-made speed-breakers doesn’t unsettle the Safari’s composure. Take it up to highway speeds and it manages to flatten out all the undulations and road joints with ease. Meanwhile, the 235/60 section tyres strike a great balance in terms of comfort and grip levels.

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    And when you go fast with such a big vehicle, it’s always reassuring to know that there are good brakes to keep things in check. With the Safari, there are disc brakes both at the front and the rear providing solid stopping power, no matter what speed you are doing.

    5. Feature-loaded Much?

    Infotainment System

    With the new crop of Tata, you are assured of one thing – adequate equipment list; and the Safari is no different. In this top-of-the-line XZ trim, that we have here, you can have features ranging from keyless entry and start/stop, adjustable steering for both reach and rake, eight-way electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, reversing camera, and a single-zone climate control system with vents in all three rows, to other unimportant but much appreciated features like rear parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers, panoramic sunroof, cooled box, nine-speaker JBL system, leather upholstery, smartphone connectivity with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and new connected car tech called IRA. In terms of safety, there are ABS with EBD, six airbags, ESP with hill hold control and traction control, tyre pressure monitoring system, and drive modes.


    1. Limited off-roading

    Instrument Cluster

    The Safari of old was a rugged, go-anywhere vehicle. Spare some time and watch the commercials of the older Safari on YouTube to understand what it was all about. The same cannot be said about this new one, for it has no AWD hardware of any kind. Moreover, it remains a front-wheel-drive monocoque SUV which will struggle when the going gets tough. So, bringing back the Safari name for a people carrier which couldn’t do half the thing the older Safari was capable of was a bold move from Tata. But it’s not entirely a wrong decision because a majority of buyers who’d be getting the Safari would be restricting it as a pavement prowler and not adventuring out in the wilderness. 

    2. Fit and Finish still needs improvement

    Second Row Seats

    We experienced it with the Harrier and things remain the same for the Safari. Although the cabin appears top-class, look closely and you’d start wondering how well the materials will age. There are some rough-cut plastics still present all around the cabin and when fiddled arduously, the shortcomings in the built quality becomes apparent. Secondly, competing with rivals such as the MG Hector Plus, the upcoming Mahindra XUV500, and the Hyundai Creta seven-seater is an uphill battle. So, Safari needs to bring the whole caboodle to the party. This includes standout features and better-built quality to go with. 


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    Without shouting out its Safari name, this three-row Tata is already grabbing eyeballs. It’s good to look at, has a well-rounded cabin which is not short on practicality, and has a powerful motor to complete the package. Sure, it’s not as rugged or off-road-ready as its spiritual predecessor. But let’s face it, how many of the old Safari owners took their go-anywhere SUV to the unpaved roads and how often? After all, the Swahili word ‘safari’ means journey, originally from the Arabic adjective ‘safar’ meaning a journey, travelling, touring, or voyaging. And it need not necessarily mean off-roading. For everything else, the Tata Safari should suffice.

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    Pictures by Kaustubh Gandhi

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    Safari Colours

    Tata Safari 2021 is available/sold in the following colours in India.

    Royal Blue
    Royal Blue

    Tata Safari Mileage

    Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage


    (1956 cc)

    Manual16.14 kmpl


    (1956 cc)

    Automatic (Torque Converter)14.08 kmpl

    FAQs About Tata Safari

    Q: What is the on road price of Safari?

    The on-road price of Safari in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 17.64 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 25.6 Lakh.The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

    Q: Which car is better between Safari and Harrier?

    Safari price start at ₹ 14.70 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1956 cc engine. Whereas Harrier price start at ₹ 20.46 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1956 cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: What is price of Safari top model?

    Top model of Safari is XZA Plus Adventure and the ex-showroom for Safari XZA Plus Adventure is ₹ 21.46 Lakh.

    Q: What is the mileage of Tata Safari?

    The Tata Safari mileage is 14.08 - 16.14 kmpl.

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    Tata Safari User Reviews

    • Feel safe and powerful
      Good drive, feels safe. Proud to be among first people to open the beast. I would have paid 1 lakh more for 4x4. If Tata wants to sell more, add XTA + or XMA + and don't launch 4x4 in next two years.
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    • Buying experience
      This car is value for money variant & engine performance is excellent. I love this car from Tata and we can enjoy the adventure ride in the Tata safari and ride quality is excellent and safety also is good I think this car can get 5star global ncap...
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    • Driving Confidence
      Iconic design based on land rover platform, a best in class SUV give a very confident road presence to drive. Gear shifting is more refined than before, also it's big sunroof gives you more room and feel more bigger than the actual from interior....
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    • Amazing car
      Yes, nice car it would be good at feature but it look like a Harrier but you can go for it . If want to buy Tata car, As compare to Toyota Innova any day you can but safari it's value for money.
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    • Great car, but could have been a better package.
      Tata makes great cars now days, but they have still a scope for improvement. also when buying a Tata Car, it is worth while to wait for one year after they are released, all cars get useful updates on styling, engine specifications etc. Same story...
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    Tata Safari Price in India

    CityOn-Road Prices
    Mumbai₹ 17.82 Lakh onwards
    Bangalore₹ 18.54 Lakh onwards
    Delhi₹ 17.64 Lakh onwards
    Pune₹ 17.82 Lakh onwards
    Navi Mumbai₹ 17.82 Lakh onwards
    Hyderabad₹ 17.82 Lakh onwards
    Ahmedabad₹ 16.54 Lakh onwards
    Chennai₹ 17.87 Lakh onwards
    Kolkata₹ 16.57 Lakh onwards

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