Tata Safari

Editorial Test Drive Review of Tata Safari

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

Tata Safari Rear View

This is the vehicle that gave Tata Motors a new identity in the Indian market. For a manufacturer that was better known for its commercial vehicle range, the Safari did wonders for the brand. It was first launched in the Indian market in 1998 and since then has undergone many changes, mainly on the inside and under the bonnet. The looks of the Safari more or less remain the same and needless to say, the Safari, thirteen years after its launch, does look dated.Tata Safari has been around for a very long time now and the design and looks of the car has remained largely unchanged over the years. It has chrome tipped front grill and clear lens headlamp unit.

Safari has triangular shaped fog lamps which give it a unique style statement and the front skid plate gives the perception of the SUV’s off-road capabilities. Interior has an instrument cluster with two oval dials and the central console features a single CD player with USB, AUX-in, MP3 compatibilities. It has DVD screen for the middle row passengers and is located behind the front seat headrest. It also has a huge amount of boot space if you fold the seats up to the middle row and you get 1380 liters of boot space. The 2.2 liter VTT DICOR engine. It produces 140 BHP of peak power at 4000 RPM and a huge 320 NM of torque from as low as 1700 RPM. This motor has a sense of eagerness to lunge forward when required. There is loads of torque and grunt and performance is good but only thing is that its heavy.

It can cruise all day long at triple digit speeds and yet return good fuel economy. The engine has minimal turbo lag and the noise level from the engine are at a minimum. ARAI has certified the fuel economy for the 4×2 variant of the Safari as a healthy 14.34 kmpl and the 4×4 Safari variant has been certified at 13.93 kmpl. Tata is known for its plush ride quality absorbing all the undulations and potholes on the road with ease. It does have a fair amount of body roll owing to the high center of gravity. It has ample stability for highway runs and will comfortably sit upwards of 100 kph which throwing its passengers around inside the car when going over bad patches of road. It is most comfortable in the city where will encounter potholed roads and you can overcome these without breaking your back. In safety it has ABS and EBD. The Tata Safari is priced at Rs 8.3 lakhs to rs 13.2 lakhs ex-showroom , New Delhi and thus is a big and beefy SUV. For a detailed look read below..

Pros: Fantastic comfort, Size, presence, Good performance, DiCOR engine more refined
Cons: Quality below segment standards, Dated exteriors, Too heavy, Rivals advanced and better value

Tata Safari Interiors

Tata has over the years accepted feedback and has implemented it by upgrading the quality of the interiors in the Safari. It has now acceptable quality of interior plastics, fit and finish has been improved off late. It has a functional instrument cluster with two oval dials and the central console features a single CD player with USB, AUX-in, MP3 compatibilities. It has DVD screen for the middle row passengers and is located behind the front seat headrest. It also has a huge amount of boot space if you fold the seats up to the middle row and you get 1380 liters of boot space. Other features include ample storage area, arm rests for passengers and AC vents in pillars which further aid in cooling of the car on a hot summer day.

What we like
Has tons of space and is very comfy.
What we don't like
Looks dated and quality can be better.

Tata Safari Interiors Details

Tata Safari Boot space

The last row of seats are opposite facing ones with hinges. With all row of seats been used, there is practically only 120 liters of boot space but then fold the seats and tumble down the middle row and you get a humongous 1380 liters of boot space.

Tata Safari Speedometer

Tata Safari is offered with digital trip and tacho meter with digital outside temperature indicator.

Tata Safari Gear lever

The gear stick lever is housed in a pod surrounded by aluminium inserts in the Tata safari DiCor.

Tata Safari Cup holders

It has cup holder as well as can holder in the middle console.

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Tata Safari Exteriors

Tata Safari has been around for a very long time now and the design and looks of the car has remained largely unchanged over the years. It has chrome tipped front grill and clear lens headlamp unit. Safari has triangular shaped fog lamps which give it a unique style statement and the front skid plate gives the perception of the SUV’s off-road capabilities. The side view demonstrates the excellent 205 mm of ground clearance. The alloy design remains unchanged over the years and flared wheel arches add to the aggressive profile of the car. Overall the car looks muscular and has a huge road presence.

What we like
Has presence, plus size.
What we don't like
Looks dated now.

Tata Safari Exteriors Details

Tata Safari Front design

Here is a feeling of liberation that comes from simply looking at the new Safari DiCor. Its strong lines and rebellious stance reminding you that anything is possible. It's a feeling that begins by looking at the striking new chrome grill, the chrome ORVMs, the majestic Ferrari silver sump guard and the Ferrari silver spare wheel cover. Only to become stronger as you discover more. The muscular hood of the car along with overall strong built. The grille is the typical chrome unit with the Tata l

Tata Safari Rear design

The rear end also hasnt undergone much change, more or less it has become curvy now. There is now a rear wiper. The spare wheel position has changed over the years and now it is back on the rear hatch. The chunky reflectors are now on the bumpers. On the rear climb cladding, there is a camera.

Tata Safari Side profile

The SUV looks muscular and chunky from the side.

Tata Safari Ground Clearance

The ground clearance of 205 mm is available in the Tat Safari DiCor.

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Tata Safari Engine & Performance

The 2.2 liter VTT DICOR engine produces 140 BHP of peak power at 4000 RPM and a huge 320 NM of torque from as low as 1700 RPM. This motor has a sense of eagerness to lunge forward when required. It can cruise all day long at triple digit speeds and yet return good fuel economy. The engine has minimal turbo lag and the noise level from the engine are at a minimum.

What we like
Has loads of torque,pulls well.
What we don't like
But still needs more power.

Tata Safari Engine and Performance Details

Tata Safari Acceleration

Tata Safari has Instant pick up, acceleration 0 - 60 Kmph in 6.8 secs and acceleration 0-100 Kmph in 15.8 secs.

Tata Safari Top speed

Tata Safari ahs a maximum top speed of Max Speed 160 Kmph

Tata Safari In-gear acceleration

Tata Safari can reach 40-60 in 3.51 seconds during 3rd gear and can touch 80-100 in 5.44 seconds.

Tata Safari Gearbox

Tata Safari DiCor Gearbox and transmission is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. Gone is the lazy demeanor of the earlier motors, this motor actually shows an eagerness.

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Tata Safari Mileage and Running Costs

Tata Safari Diesel Mileage 13.93 kmpl

ARAI has certified the fuel economy for the 4×2 variant of the Safari as a healthy 14.34 kmpl and the 4×4 Safari variant has been certified at 13.93 kmpl. Ownership costs are decent on the Safari and economy is good considering price and size.

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Tata Safari Diesel Variants
Tata Safari DICOR 2.2 LX 4x2 13.93 kmpl
Tata Safari DICOR 2.2 EX 4x2 14.34 kmpl

Tata Safari Diesel Mileage

The mileage of Safari Dicor 2.2 VTT on highway is 12.8kmpl and 7.8kmpl in city. The overll mileage is 9.05kmpl.

Tata Safari Mileage Details

Tata Safari City fuel economy

Tata Safari DiCor returns a mileage of 9.1kmpl in the city whereas DiCor 2.2VTT returns 7.8kmpl in the city.

Tata Safari Highway fuel economy

Safari DiCor returns 17.9kmpl in the city and DiCor 2.VTT returns 12.8kmpl in the Highways.

Tata Safari ARAI rated economy

Tata Safari DICOR 2.2 LX 4x2 Fuel Diesel (ARAI Specified) 13.93 kmpl Tata Safari DICOR 2.2 EX 4x2 Fuel Diesel (ARAI Specified) 14.34 kmpl Tata Safari DICOR 2.2 VX 4x2 Fuel Diesel (ARAI Specified) 13.93 kmpl Tata Safari DICOR 2.2 VX 4x4 Fuel Diesel (ARAI Specified) 13.93 kmpl Tata Safari DICOR 2.2 GX 4x2 Fuel Diesel (ARAI Specified) 13.93 kmpl

Tata Safari Tank Range

Safari DiCor has a tank range of 735 Kms.

Tata Safari Handling Braking & Safety

Handling has been improved a lot in the Safari from the old days but massive amounts of body roll still remains. So its best to take the corner slow and the massive size and weight does not help either. Steering is decent and has been improved. It has good brakes owing to ABS and EBD which improves the safety factor present in the car along with ABS for the driver and the passenger.

What we like
Good safety features and handling is improved.
What we don't like
Still has massive body roll.

Tata Safari Handling, Braking & Safety Details

Tata Safari Handling

The best thing that this motor does is, cruise all day long at 100 Kmph. The gearshifts are still a bit rubbery as well as long but then the ratios are optimised. To overcome the slight turbo lag, the first three gears are paired shortly whereas the last two are a slight long to help in cruising comfortably. Idle was a bit of gravelly but when the SUV did warm up, the noise vanished. Piloting the Tata Safari around in town is quite a handful. This can be attributed to the heavy front end and the

Tata Safari Braking performance

Tata Safari DiCor has an effective braking performance Effective Braking, 80 - 0 Kmph stopping distance 38 meters. It has Vacuum Assisted Independent Hydraulic Front Ventilated Disc brake with Twin Pot caliper Rear Drum brake, Auto Adjusting Type

Tata Safari Safety features

Collapsible steering column The steering column in the Tata Safari is designed to collapse into itself during full frontal impact, thus protecting the driver from the steering wheel., Mounted over a strong ladder frame, the shell has several crumple zones and other energy absorbing design features to soak up the energy of impact in case of a collision. The side impact beams counter impact in case of a side collision, elps defogging the rear windshield in case of mist formation in cold clim

Tata Safari ABS

Safari DiCor has an ABS system. If you brake hard in an emergency, the car wheels can skid & even lock, causing the vehicle to spin out of control. But with the Anti-lock Braking System, you can rest assured. Because it pumps the brakes for you even if you are driving on wet and slippery surfaces. ABS uses electronic controls to maintain wheel rotation when you brake hard and prevents the wheels from locking up. It pumps brakes at up to 30 times per second in an alternating pattern that helps yo

Tata Safari Traction control

Tata Safari does not have a traction control but it does have a EBD (Electronic Breakforce Distribution) protects the occupants in case of any surprises on the road

Tata Safari Comfort & Suspension

Tata is known for its plush ride quality absorbing all the undulations and potholes on the road with ease. It does have a fair amount of body roll owing to the high center of gravity. It has ample stability for highway runs and will comfortably sit upwards of 100 kph which throwing its passengers around inside the car when going over bad patches of road.

What we like
Goes over bad roads very well.
What we don't like
Lacks refinement.

Tata Safari Comfort & Suspension Details

Tata Safari Comfort

The following features ensure that the Safari lives up to its reputation Perfectly cushioned, contoured seats Upright seating position Adequately placed seat pitch leading to maximum leg room Best-in-class headroom Adequate Thigh support on seats Appropriate Reclining angle of the seats Lumbar support on Driver and Co-driver seats.

Tata Safari Front suspension

The Safari comes equipped with a heavy-duty suspension designed to take on any terrain. It has a double wishbone system with torsion bars at the front.

Tata Safari Rear suspension

5 link-suspension with coil springs at the rear. It ensures a superior ride and handling comfort, both on the road and off.

Tata Safari Specifications and Features

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 4650 mm
Overall Width 1918 mm
Overall Height 1925 mm
Ground Clearance 205 mm

Engine

Torque 320Nm @1700-2700rpm
Displacement 2179 cc
Power 140PS @4300rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway 15.5 kmpl
Mileage City 10.45 kmpl
Mileage Overall 13.1 kmpl

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 235/70 R 16
Wheel Size 16 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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Tata Safari Features

Tata Safari DICOR 2.2 LX 4x2 DICOR 2.2 EX 4x2
ABS
Airbags
Power Steering
Power Windows
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Tata Safari Colors

  • Quartz Black
  • Cycus Grey + Arctic silver
  • Cycus Grey
  • Pearl White
  • Quartz Black + Real Earth
  • Arctic Silver

Tata Safari Price

Tata Safari Price in New Delhi

Rs 8.51 L - 9.72 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of Tata Safari ranges from Rs 8.51 Lakh to Rs 9.72 Lakh. Tata Safari is available in 2 variants. To find the on road price of Tata Safari you need to click on the check on road price.

Tata Safari has 2 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Tata Safari DICOR 2.2 LX 4x2 which has a Diesel engine, and starts at Rs 8.51 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Tata Safari DICOR 2.2 EX 4x2 which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 9.72 Lakh .

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Unleash the TIGER
By Posted on Mar,03,29 1:14 PM

Pros Awesome stling, and drop dead head turning stlylinh, add bull bar and alloys..100% head turner

Cons turning radius...like .you drving a TANK.

Load it up ..alloys wheels(NEO) Silver bull bar..You got a Hunk..The body space internally is exact for setting up a Mini Home (Moving ) Surround Sound..1 Bass tube (Fusion) 6 Speakers, 2 Amps 220 V + and a add 4 tweeters ..You have yr Moving Musik station...Off road to hills and desert..no issue (Check Brake Fluid after every 3000Km, and For hassle free ...dicor ride..drive yourself..

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TATAT SAFARI
By Posted on Jun,06,30 2:16 PM

Pros mehtaab

Cons shaurya

THE TATA SAFARI DICOR IS A VERY GOOD CAR.THE NEW MODEL OF TATA SAFARI HAT IS DICOR IT IS HAVING VERY GOOD INTERIOR.

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good
By Posted on Oct,10,01 9:29 PM

Pros excellient,comfortable for long drive

Cons nice

TATA SAFARI IS SUITABLE FOR GOING TO LONG DRIVE......................................

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tata great safari
By Posted on Dec,12,26 5:01 AM

Pros great look and great average

Cons no cons

safari is the best in universe and it can be compared with crores or milions cars in fight. good miledge and very good average

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Nice but the quality used not that great
By Posted on Dec,12,15 1:38 AM

Pros looks are great and is very strong

Cons quality not good

I like the looks and features and better than the innova . But the part is that the quality used is not nice that the door loooooooooooccccccckkkkkkkkks getting stuck and problem in the the reverse gear .After 1 or 2 years will star giving problems .If you are going to drive this car on the hillls mountain desert or rocky area then the car is the best to buy in that segment .

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