We recently covered how the entry-level Hyundai Alcazar would fair against its competition in terms of features and how it came out on top. We’re now going to take a look at the top-end variants of the Alcazar and its competition to see which is the most feature-packed SUV.
Alcazar Signature and Signature(O) automatic
The top-end Alcazar adds features like 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, side and curtain airbags, front parking sensors, ventilated seats, 360-degree parking camera, blind view monitor, 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, Bose music system with 8 speakers and electrically adjustable driver seat over the Prestige and Prestige(O) variants. The Signature starts at Rs 18.70 lakhs for the 6 seater petrol variant and the Signature(O) automatic starts at Rs 19.84 lakhs for the 6 seater petrol variant.
MG Hector Plus Sharp
The MG Hector sharp adds side and curtain airbags, 360-degree camera, heated ORVM, LED fog lamps, 7 inch MID, TPMS, 8 colour ambient lighting, panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, electrically adjustable passenger seat, electrically operated tailgate, tailgate opening and closing with swipe gestures, automatic climate control, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers over the entry-level manual and automatic variants i.e. super and smart respectively. The sharp variant starts at Rs 17.49 lakhs for the petrol automatic 6 seater version, Rs 18.12 for the petrol manual 6 seater version and 19.60 lakhs for the diesel 6 seater version.
Tata Safari XZ+ and XZA+
The Safari XZ+ variants add a Soft-touch dashboard, automatic climate control, 9 speaker JBL speakers, HID projector headlamps, 8.8-inch touchscreen compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, shark fin antenna, 18-inch alloy wheels, side and curtain airbags, electrically adjustable driver seat, panoramic sunroof, ISOFIX child mounts, electronic parking brake with auto hold, hill descent control, auto-dimming IRVM, TPMS, push-button start-stop with keyless entry, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, ambient lighting, iRA connected car technology, 7 inch MID, leather seats, terrain response modes( normal, rough, wet) and cornering lamps. The Safari XZ+ has priced at Rs 20.35 lakhs while the XZA+ automatic is priced at Rs 21.61 lakhs with both being 7 seater versions.
It’s pretty clear with the above comparison that the Alcazar has the best mix of features despite losing a few over the Hector plus. The Safari comes last as it is not only the priciest of the lot but also has the least features. One thing to note is that other than the Safari, both MG and Hyundai have limited their true top-end variants to the 6 seater versions only.