Time to compare the Tata Safari against the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Engage to find out if Maruti Suzuki Engage is any better than the Safari in terms of dimensions, engine specifications, and price-wise.
Maruti Suzuki Engage vs Tata Safari – Design
We can expect the Maruti Suzuki Engage front face to be somewhat similar to the Ertiga or XL6 except it might have a little bigger grille than usual with chrome finish on top of it. Moving to the side, it could have the same profile as the HyCross no difference as it’ll ride on the 18-inch alloy wheels. Moving to the rear, it could have the taillamps from the Grand Vitara and tweaked it a little bit to make it look different. Other than that, no exterior changes will be seen. From the inside, the interiors of the Maruti Suzuki Engage will look same since it’s just going to be software change and possibly they could change the layout of it to the one in Grand Vitara. Rest everything will remain the same, no change. However, Maruti could offer various color themes for the interiors.
Tata Safari has an LED DRLs and tri-arrow pattern on the grille with chrome line around the grille and LED DRLs that gives a spreaded V-look. Below that is the LED headlamps with chrome covering around it and below that is the LED fog lamps and at the bottom center, you can see the box-shape radar for the ADAS and the bumpers finished in faux silver skid plate both front and rear. Moving to the side, it has chrome line at the bottom of the window frame, functional roof rails on top, thin wheel cladding, and rides on 18-inch alloy wheels. At the rear, it has a sleek LED taillamps with a roof spoiler, and shark fin antenna on top. From the inside, it has the new 10.25-inch infotainment system above the AC vents, three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with semi-digital instrument cluster, huge panoramic roof, ventilated seats for first, and second row.
Maruti Suzuki Engage vs Tata Safari – Dimensions
|Maruti Suzuki Engage||Tata Safari|
|Boot Space||300 litres||73 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||52 litres||50 litres|
When it comes to the dimensions of these two cars, you can see the Engage is around the same as the Safari in some ways. The Engage measures 4755mm in length, 1845mm in width, and 1785mm in height. The Safari measures 4661mm in length that is smaller by 96mm, width of 1894mm that is 54mm wider, and height of 1786mm with 1mm difference. The Engage has a wheelbase of 2850mm that is 91mm linger than the 2741mm wheelbase of Safari. The Engage has a ground clearance of 185mm that is less by 20mm as the Safari has 205mm ground clearance. The Safari has a boot space of 73 litres which is 227 litres smaller than the 300 litres boot space of Engage. And lastly, the Engage has a 52 litres fuel tank which is 2 litres bigger than the 50 litres Safari fuel tank.
Maruti Suzuki Engage vs Tata Safari – Engine Options
|Engine||2.0-litre TNGA in-Line Petrol||2.0-litre TNGA 5th Generation in-line Petrol-Hybrid|
|Power||172.99 bhp||183.72 bhp|
|Torque||209 Nm||188 Nm|
|Transmission Type||CVT with Sequential Shift||eCVT|
The Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Engage will have two engine options, such as the 2.0-litre TNGA in-line petrol engine that pumps out 172.99 bhp and 209 Nm of torque mated to a CVT with Sequential Shift gearbox. The Engage will also get the strong-hybrid engine on the day of launch as well. The 2.0-litre TNGA 5th Generation in-line petrol-hybrid engine puts out the 183.72 bhp and 188 Nm of torque. It drives the fronts wheels via an eCVT Gearbox.
|Engine||2.0-litre Kryotec turbocharged diesel|
|Transmission Type||6-speed MT, 6-speed AT|
The Tata Safari on the other hand has only one diesel engine on offer than engine is turbo diesel engine. The 2.0-litre Kryotec turbocharged diesel engine pumps out 167.67 bhp and 350 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic Gearbox.
Maruti Suzuki Engage vs Tata Safari – Price
|Maruti Suzuki Engage||Expected Rs. 17.50 lakh|
|Tata Safari||Rs. 15.64 lakh – Rs. 25.01 lakh|
The Tata Safari starts at Rs. 15.64 lakh for the entry-level ‘XE’ variant and goes up to Rs. 25.01 lakh for the top variant, the ‘XZA+ (O) Red Dark Edition Automatic.’ As for the Maruti Suzuki Engage, it is expected to be priced at Rs. 17.50 lakh.
In the end, both the cars are going to have a price difference and more are loaded with features and all we can is wait for the launch of the Maruti Suzuki Engage to help you make a firm decision.