Hyundai Alcazar vs MG Hector Plus – Which one is the better SUV MPV?

Hyundai Alcazar vs MG Hector

The Hyundai Alcazar and MG Hector Plus, the two SUV MPV build on their own SUV Platform and then competes against each other to see which one is better than the other.

Hyundai Alcazar vs MG Hector Plus – Exterior and Interior

Hyundai Alcazar Exterior

The front of the Alcazar will first make think of Creta because of the resemblance between the two. There is a chrome line that joins the three-pot LED headlamps with split LED DRLs. The grille of the Alcazar has rectangular chrome elements and the bumper front and rear finished in faux silver skid plate with fog lamps and indicators at the sides. From the side, the Alcazar has side step which is first-in segment, rides on alloy wheels which are standard, and roof rails are just for show, they’re non-functional.

The rear will remind people of the Ford Endeavour because of the taillights joining the chrome bar. It has no powered tail gate and has mini-LEDs inside the taillights and dual exhausts at the right bottom side.

MG seems to take lessons from the BMW in design as the front of the Hector Plus as now even bigger grille with chrome diamond-shape inserts in them with LED DRLs joining with the grille. It retains the split headlight setup from the pre-facelift of the Hector, and as you can see at the bottom of the grille, there is the radar for the ADAS. The side has no change in look as it gets the same 18-inch alloy wheels. Moving to the rear side, MG has added a light bar that connects the taillamps with ADAS badging below the tailgate.

The interior of the Alcazar and Hector

If you compare the interior of both the cars, the Hector Plus has a very clean look has it has eliminated buttons from the dashboard and now has even bigger infotainment system that measures 14-inch and chrome inserts on the AC vents which appears to be a little bigger, dual-tone theme for the interiors, and an AI from the Astor, which you can ask to open/close sunroof, set temperature, and other stuff. The Al is available as an voice assistant and not as a bot and also has a big panoramic sunroof as well.

The Alcazar’s resemblance to the Creta can be seen with 10.25-inch infotainment system at the center, AC vents positioned vertically, controls for the climate control below the infotainment system, and other functions are located around the gear level like ventilated seats, electric hold function, and other thing as well.

Hyundai Alcazar vs MG Hector Plus – Dimensions

Hyundai AlcazarMG Hector Plus
Ground Clearance200mm192mm
Boot Space180 litres155 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity50 litres 60 litres
Kerb Weight1,615 kg1,760 kg

As you can see at the Dimensions table of the two cars, the Alcazar has a length of 4500mm while the Hector Plus 4699mm length. The Alcazar has width of 1790mm which is 45mm less than the Hector Plus 1835mm width. The Hector Plus has 1760mm height while the Alcazar has 1675mm height with wheelbase of 2760mm whereas the Hector Plus has 2750mm wheelbase with just 10mm difference. The Alcazar has 200mm ground clearance which is 8mm more than the 192mm ground clearance of Hector Plus.

The Alcazar has 180 litres boot space which is 25 litres more than the Hector Plus 155 litre boot space. The Hector Plus has 60 litre fuel tank which is 10 litre more than the Alcazar’s fuel tank of 50 litre. Even after all this, Hyundai managed to keep the kerb weight at 1,615 kg which is good as the Hector Plus has a kerb weight of 1,760 kg.

Hyundai Alcazar vs MG Hector Plus – Engine Options

Hyundai AlcazarMG Hector Plus
Engine1.5-litre turbo Petrol1.5-litre Diesel1.5-litre turbo petrol2.0-litre turbo diesel
Power157 bhp113.42 bhp141 bhp167.67 bhp
Torque253 Nm250 Nm115 Nm350 Nm
Transmission6-speed MT, 7-speed DCT6-speed MT, 6-speed AT6-speed MT, 6-speed CVT6-speed MT
Fuel Efficiency20.4 km/l12.34 km/l15.58 km/l
Top Speed175+ kmph175+ kmph195 kmph195 kmph

The Hyundai Alcazar and the MG Hector Plus both have one petrol and one diesel engine option. But first, the Hyundai Alcazar. The Hyundai Alcazar recently got an new engine option and that is the 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine that puts out 157 bhp and 253 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed Manual Transmission and 7-speed DCT Transmission, and has a top speed of 175+ kmph.

Then there is the 1.5-litre diesel engine that puts out 113.42 bhp and 250 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed Manual Transmission and 6-speed Automatic Transmission with a fuel efficiency of 20.4 km/l.

The MG Hector has 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine that puts out 141 bhp and 250 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed Manual Transmission and 6-speed CVT Transmission with fuel efficiency of 12.34 km/l and a top speed of 195 kmph. Then it has 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine that pumps out 167.67 bhp and 350 Nm of torque paired to 6-speed Manual Transmission only and no Automatic Transmission with fuel efficiency of 15.58 km/l.

Hyundai Alcazar vs MG Hector Plus – Features

FeaturesHyundai AlcazarMG Hector Plus
Wheel size & Tyre18-inch, alloy wheels18-inch, alloy wheels
Auto Power WindowYesYes
Seat upholsteryLeatherLeather
Rear AC ventYesYes
Instrument clusterDigitalDigital
Infotainment System10.25-inch14-inch
Android Auto, Apple CarPlayYesYes
Ambient Lighting YesYes
Voice ControlYesYes
Sound System8-speaker Bose Premium sound system8-speaker Infinity sound system
Cooled GloveboxYesYes
Auto Dimming IRVMYesYes
Height adjustable driver seatYesYes
Ventilated SeatsDriver and PassengerDriver and Passenger

As you can see at the features table, both the cars are very much feature loaded. However, the Hector Plus has 14-inch Infotainment system while the Alcazar has 10.25-inch Infotainment system. The Alcazar however gets the Bose 8-speaker Premium Sound system while the Hector has 8-speaker Infinity sound system.

Safety FeaturesHyundai AlcazarMG Hector Plus
AirbagsSix airbagsSix Airbags
Camera360-degree camera360-degree camera
Auto HeadlampsYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Traction ControlYesYes
ABS with EBDYesYes
Hill Start AssistYesYes
All 4 Disc BrakesYesYes

Even when it comes to safety, both the cars are loaded as well. The only feature where the Alcazar gets defeated is the ADAS which the Hector Plus gets with features such as Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collison Warning, Auto High Beam Assist, Blind Spot Detection, and many more.

Hyundai Alcazar vs MG Hector Plus – Pricing

Hyundai AlcazarRs. 19.37 lakh – Rs. 24.46 lakh (On-road price)
MG Hector PlusRs. 20.19 lakh – Rs. 26.47 lakh (On-road Prices)

The Hyundai Alcazar starts at Rs. 19.37 lakh for the base Prestige variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 24.46 lakh for the Signature (O) DT DCT variant. The MG Hector Plus on the other hand, starts at Rs. 20.19 lakh for the 1.5 Smart 7-str variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 26.47 lakh for the 2.0 Sharp Pro variant.

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