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    Hyundai Alcazar vs Competition - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    by Saransh Goyal Dates: 23 Jun 2021

    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 | Price Comparison

    Petrol

    Hyundai Alcazar

    MG Hector Plus

     

    Style MT 7-seater Rs 13.62 lakh

     

    Super MT Hybrid 7-seater Rs 15.12 lakh

    Prestige MT 7-seater Rs 16.30 lakh

     

    Prestige MT 6-seater Rs 16.45 lakh

     

    Platinum MT 7-seater Rs 18.22 lakh

    Sharp MT Hybrid 6-seater Rs 18.12 lakh

    Signature MT 6-seater Rs 18.70 lakh

     

    Signature Dual Tone MT 6-seater  Rs 18.85 lakh

     

    Automatic

    Prestige (O) AT 6-seater Rs 17.93 lakh

    Smart AT 6-seater Rs 17.49 lakh

    Platinum (O) AT 6-seater Rs 19.55 lakh 

    Sharp AT 6-seater Rs 19.17 lakh

    Signature (O) AT 6-seater Rs 19.84 lakh

     

    Signature (O) Dual Tone AT 6-seater 19.99 lakh

     
    • Only the Alcazar and Hector Plus are offered with a petrol engine in this comparison. 
    • While prices of the petrol Alcazar start at Rs 16.30 lakh, the base-spec Hector Plus Rs 2.68 lakh less at Rs 13.62 lakh. It is to be noted that the base-spec Alcazar is much more equipped than the base-spec Hector Plus.
    • The top-spec Alcazar is priced at Rs 18.85 lakh, Rs 63K more than the top-spec Hector Plus
    • Talking about automatic, both the SUVs are available in 6-seater configuration only.
    • While the prices of the Alcazar automatic starts at Rs 17.93 lakh, the Hector Plus automatic starts at Rs 17.49 lakh.
    • The top-spec Alcazar automatic retails at Rs 19.99 lakh, Rs 82K more than top-spec Hector Plus automatic. 

    Diesel

    Hyundai Alcazar

    Tata Safari

    MG Hector Plus

    Mahindra XUV500

         

    W5 Rs 14.13 lakh

     

    XE Rs 14.99 lakh

    Style MT 7-seater Rs 15.03 lakh

    W7 Rs 15.44 lakh

    Prestige MT 7-seater Rs 16.53 lakh

    XM Rs 16.36 lakh

    Super MT 7-seater Rs 16.13 lakh

     

    Prestige MT 6-seater Rs 16.68 lakh

     

    Super MT 6-seater Rs 16.37 lakh

     
     

    XT Rs 17.81 lakh

    Smart MT 7-seater Rs 17.99 lakh

    W9 Rs 17.18 lakh

    Platinum MT 7-seater Rs 18.45 lakh

    XT+ Rs 18.61 lakh

    Smart MT 6-seater Rs 18.09 lakh

     

    Signature MT 6-seater Rs 18.93 lakh

     

    Select MT 7-seater Rs 18.80 lakh

    W11(O) Rs 18.75 lakh

    Signature Dual Tone MT 6-seater Rs 19.08 lakh

         
     

    XZ Rs 19.51 lakh

    Sharp MT 6-seater Rs 19.60 lakh

     
     

    XZ+ Rs 20.35 lakh

       
     

    XZ+ Adventure 20.56 lakh

       

    Automatic

    Hyundai Alcazar

    Tata Safari

    Mahindra XUV500

       

    W7 AT Rs 16.65 lakh

    Prestige (O) AT 7-seater  Rs 18.01 lakh

    XMA AT Rs 17.61 lakh

     
       

    W9 AT Rs 18.40 lakh

    Platinum (O) AT 6-seater Rs 19.78 lakh

     

    W11(O) Rs 19.96 lakh

    Signature (O) AT 6-seater Rs 19.99 lakh

       

    Signature (O) Dual Tone 6-seater Rs 20.14 lakh

       
     

    XZA AT Rs 20.76 lakh

     
     

    XZA+ AT Rs 21.61 lakh

     
     

    XZA+ Adventure AT 21.81 lakh

     
    • The XUV500 is the most affordable SUV here while the Alcazar has the most expensive base variant. It costs almost 1.5 lakh more than the closest priced base-spec Hector Plus. 
    • Overall, the Safari is the most expensive SUV here with the top-spec MT variant priced at Rs 20.56 lakh.
    • Talking about automatic, save for the Hector Plus, all SUVs are offered with a diesel automatic powertrain. 
    • The XUV500 continues to be the most affordable while the Safari is the most expensive. 

    Also Read - 2021 Hyundai Alcazar Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

    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. 

    Also Read - 2021 Tata Safari Variants Explained - Which One to Buy?

    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. 

    Also Read - 2021 MG Hector Plus Petrol Variants ‌‌Explained‌‌ ‌‌-‌‌ ‌‌Which‌‌ ‌‌One‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌Buy?

    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.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    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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