Hyundai Alcazar vs Competition - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

Hyundai Alcazar vs Competition - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

Hyundai recently launched the Alcazar at a starting price of Rs 16.30 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It competes with the likes of the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and the Mahindra XUV500. So, let’s compare these 7-seater SUVs and find out which one of these deserves your hard-earned money.

 

Hyundai Alcazar Vs Rivals

Hyundai Alcazar Vs Rivals | Dimensions Comparison 

DIMENSIONS

 

Hyundai Alcazar

Tata Safari

MG Hector Plus

Mahindra XUV500

Length (mm)

4500

4661

4720

4585

Width (mm)

1790

1894

1835

1890

Height (mm)

1675

1786

1760

1785

Wheelbase (mm)

2760

2741

2750

2700

Boot Space (L)

NA

Up to 910

NA

NA

 

  • The Hector Plus is the longer SUV here but the Safari is the widest and the tallest. As a result, where Hector should offer better legroom, the Safari should offer better shoulder room and headroom.
  • The Alcazar has the longest wheelbase. It should offer the best second-row space of all. 
  • Save for the XUV500, all the SUVs are offered in 6-seater variants with captain seats in the second row.

Hyundai Alcazar Vs Rivals | Petrol Engine Comparison

 

Hyundai Alcazar

MG Hector Plus

Engine

2.0-litre naturally-aspirated

1.5-litre turbo

Power

159PS

143PS

Torque

191Nm

250Nm

Transmission

6MT/6AT

6MT/CVT/6-DCT

Fuel Economy

14.5kmpl/14.2kmpl

N/A

 

  • Only the Alcazar and the Hector Plus are offered with a petrol engine in this comparison.
  • Where the Hyundai gets a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated unit, the Hector comes with a 1.5-litre turbo engine. The Hector also comes with a 48V mild hybrid system.
  • The Alcazar makes 16PS more while the Hector takes lead in terms of torque. It makes 59Nm more than the Alcazar. 
  • While the Alcazar is offered only with a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed AT, the Hector Plus is available with three transmission options offering more options to choose from 6-speed MT, CVT and 6-speed DCT. While a CVT gearbox is good for someone who likes to drive in a calm manner and prefers fuel economy over performance. The DCT automatic, on the other hand, is focused more on performance. 

Hyundai Alcazar Vs Rivals | Diesel Engine Comparison 

 

Hyundai Alcazar

Tata Safari

MG Hector Plus

Mahindra XUV500

Engine

1.5-litre

2.0-litre

2.0-litre

2.2-litre

Power

115PS

170PS

170PS

155PS

Torque

250Nm

350Nm

350Nm

360Nm

Transmission

6MT/6AT

6MT/6AT

6MT

6MT/6AT

Fuel Economy

20.4kmpl/18.1kmpl

     

 

  • The Alcazar comes with the smallest 1.5-litre engine making the least 115PS and 250Nm. It seems like a no comparison to other big diesel units here.
  • The XUV500 gets the biggest 2.2-litre unit. It is not the most powerful but makes the highest torque.
  • The Safari and the Hector Plus are powered by the same Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre unit making the highest 170PS and 350Nm of torque, 10Nm less than the XUV500. 
  • Save for the MG Hector Plus, all the SUV are offered with a 6-speed torque converter automatic with a 6-speed manual transmission. The Hector Plus comes with a 6-speed MT only. 
  • No SUV here is offered with a 4WD system. All of them are front-wheel-drive offerings. 

Hyundai Alcazar Vs Rivals | Safety Features Comparison

 

Hyundai Alcazar

Tata Safari

MG Hector Plus

Mahindra XUV500

Airbags

6

6

6

6

ABS with EBD

Y

Y

Y

Y

Parking Camera

Y

Y

Y

Y

360-degree camera

Y

N

Y

N

Parking sensors

Front and rear

Rear

Front and rear

Rear

Electronic stability control

Y

Y

Y

Y

Hill launch assist

Y

Y

Y

Y

Hill descent control

N

Y

N

Y

Tyre pressure monitoring system

Y

Y

Y

Y

Electronic parking brake

Y

Y

Y

N

Blind spot monitor

Y

N

N

N


In terms of safety, the Alcazar comes out as the winner. It sure does misses out on hill descent control but it is not much of an important feature since none of these SUV is an off-roader. 

Hyundai Alcazar Vs Rivals | Entertainment Features Comparison

 

Hyundai Alcazar

Tata Safari

MG Hector Plus

Mahindra XUV500

Screen size

10.25-inch

8.8-inch

10.4-inch

7-inch

Apple CarPlay

Y

Y

Y

Y

Android Auto

Y

Y

Y

Y

Connected tech

Y

Partial. Misses remote engine start/stop 

Y

N

Sound System

Bose sound system

JBL sound system

Infinity sound system

Arkamys sound system

 

  • All the SUV’s are quite evenly equipped here. However, the Alcazar and Hector come with connected car tech which other two SUVs miss out on. 

Hyundai Alcazar Vs Rivals | Exterior Features Comparison

 

Hyundai Alcazar

Tata Safari

MG Hector Plus

Mahindra XUV500

Headlamps

Auto LED

Auto Xenon HID headlamps

Auto LED

Auto projector halogen

Sunroof

Panoramic

Panoramic

Panoramic

Single-pane

Tailgate

Manual

Manual

Powered

Manual

Alloys

18-inch alloys

18-inch alloys

18-inch alloys

18-inch alloys

Fog lamps

LED

Halogen

LED

Halogen

Puddle lamps

Y

N

N

Y


Hyundai Alcazar Vs Rivals | Interior/Comfort Features Comparison

 

Hyundai Alcazar

Tata Safari

MG Hector Plus

Mahindra XUV500

AC

Auto

Auto

Auto

Auto

Rear AC vents

2nd and 3rd row

2nd and 3rd row

2nd and 3rd row

2nd and 3rd row

Ventilated front seats

Y

N

Y

N

Intrument cluster

12.3-inch digital instrument cluster

Semi-digital with a 7-inch screen

Analog with MID

Analog with MID

IRVM

Auto dimming

Auto dimming

Auto Dimming

Manual

Cruise Control

Y

Y

Y

Y

Adjustable steering

Tilt and telescopic

Tilt and telescopic

Tilt and telescopic

Tilt and telescopic

Adjustable front seats

8-way power adjustable driver’s seat

6-way power adjustable driver’s seat

Power adjustable front seat

6-way power adjustable driver’s seat

Reclinable rear seats

Y

Y

Y

N

Air purifier

Y

N

N

N

Ambient lighting

Y (64-colour)

Y

Y (8-colour)

N

Rain sensing wipers

N

Y

Y

Y

Paddle shifters

Y

N

N

N

Wireless charging

Front and rear

N

Y

N

Multiple Driving modes

Y

Y

N

N


Looking at the features, all the SUVs are in an arm’s distance to each other. It is surprising to see the XUV500 being the oldest SUV here does not lags behind much to its other rivals. That said, the Alcazar seems to be the most well-equipped SUV here. 

Hyundai Alcazar vs Rivals | Price Comparison

Model

Price Range (ex-showroom Delhi)

Hyundai Alcazar

Rs 16.30 lakh to Rs 20.14 lakh

Tata Safari

Rs 13.62 lakh to Rs 19.60 lakh

MG Hector Plus

Rs 14.99 lakh to Rs 21.81 lakh

Mahindra XUV500

Rs 14.13 lakh to Rs 18.75 lakh

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Saransh Goyal

He is an automobile engineer who likes to write. A born Tifosi, he follows Formula 1 and likes to keep up with upcoming technologies in the world of cars.

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