Tata Safari


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Tata Safari Variants

Diesel Variants

Tata Safari DICOR 2.2 LX 4x2
2179 cc Diesel, 13.93 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 8,41,969
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Tata Safari DICOR 2.2 EX 4x2
2179 cc Diesel, 14.34 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 9,59,969
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Tata Safari Review

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Editorial Test Drive Review of Tata Safari

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..

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Tata Safari Pros & Cons

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 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 Rear View
Tata Safari Side View
Tata Safari Boot
Tata Safari Front View
Tata Safari Rear View
Tata Safari Front View
Tata Safari Front View
Tata Safari Front view
Tata Safari Front view
Tata Safari Front View

Tata Safari Exterior vs Similar Cars Exterior


Tata Safari

Mahindra Scorpio

Renault Duster

Tata Xenon XT
Exterior rating
What we like
  • Still handsome
  • Presence
  • Still looks good
  • Improved build for Mahindra
  • Proper SUV looks
  • Good build

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What we don't like
  • Looks dated now
  • Quality can be better
  • Getting dated now
  • Build not class best
  • Lacks SUV presence
  • Bland rear styling

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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 hasnít 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.

Tata Safari Bumpers

The Suv DiCor gets a body coloured masculine bumpers with the fog lamp fitted at the front and a stylish steel plate at the bottom to focus its off-road capability

Tata Safari Head lamps

The sportiness of the off roader can be clearly seen with the aggressive clear headlamps of the Safari DiCor.

Tata Safari Tail lamps

The tail lamp of the DiCor is crystal clear and is clearly visible from a long distance the fog lamp integrated in it.

Tata Safari Fog lamps

Clear lens fog lamps help visibility in the most stubborn of fogs and mists.

Tata Safari Tyres

The 235/70 R16 tyre size of this SUV DiCor fills the wheel arches well.

Tata Safari Alloy wheels

Safari has 16 inch alloy wheel rims available with the model.

Tata Safari Outside mirrors

DiCor has both driver end side as well as front passenger side mirror equipped with the car.

Tata Safari Colors

The colour options that are available for a Safari are 1. Cyrus gray 2. Quartz black 3. Artic Silver 4. Artic white 5. Pearl white 6. Artic silver 7. Quartz black+real earth 8. Cyeus grey+artic silver

Tata Safari Rear wiper

Tata Safari DiCor also have rear window wiper at the back.

Tata Safari Roof rails

The striking roof rails on the Safari add that extra touch of class.

Tata Safari Sun roof

Tata Safari has no option for a sunroof in the SUV.

Tata Safari Spoiler

None of the Safari variants have a spoiler.

Tata Safari Side Steps

Side foot step is also available in the Safari DiCor.

Tata Safari Spare wheel

The spare wheel is attached to the back of the car to save space in the interior.

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

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 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 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.

Tata Safari Power

Safari has Peak Power of 140 PS @ 4000 rpm and all this power comes from a Direct Injection, Common Rail, 16 valves Aluminum cylinder head Contemporary world class diesel engine 4cylinder inline 2179cc engine.

Tata Safari Torque

Safari DiCor lashes out an 320 Nm @ 1700 to 2700 rpm .VTT (Variable Turbine Technology) is a new technology incorporated in the turbocharger. It generates a higher air density at low engine speeds, allowing a greater input of fuel for the same air-fuel ratio, increasing power while making engines more fuel-efficient and cleaner burning. This technology improves low-speed drivability and high-speed fuel economy. Fully electronic controlled fuel injection system Higher injection pressure (1600 bar

Tata Safari NVH levels

The best thing about the engine that the engine is also quiet till the 100 Kmph mark but then onwards it takes on a gruff note. Unlike the Indigo XL where you put the blower on full speed and it becomes noisy at the rear, the Safariís unit is muted enough. Under heavy braking duress, the vehicle has a tendency to pitch and bob.

  • Tata Safari DICOR 4X2
  • Tata Safari DICOR 4X4

Tata Safari DICOR 4X2 Performance

Tata Safari DICOR 4X2 Maximum speed

True Speed 159.26 km/h
Speedometer Reading 166 km/h

Tata Safari DICOR 4X2 Acceleration

0-20 0 seconds
0-40 4.12 seconds
0-60 7.95 seconds
0-80 12.81 seconds
0-100 20.99 seconds
0-120 30.96 seconds
 
Quarter Mile Sprint
Terminal Speed
24.92
101.43
seconds
km/h
0-1000m Sprint
Terminal Speed
43.79
125.8
seconds
km/h

Tata Safari DICOR 4X2 Overtaking Acceleration (seconds)

KM/H 3rd Gear 4th Gear Top Gear
40-60 0 0 0
60-80 0 0 0
80-100 0 0 0
100-120 0 0 0

Tata Safari DICOR 4X2 Braking Performance

From 80 km/s to 0 2.76 Seconds / 31.5 Mtr  
From 100 km/s to 0 3 Seconds / 48.9 Mtr  

Tata Safari DICOR 4X2 Performance Factors

Power/mass(PS/Tonnee) 54
Power/letre(PS/Leter) 39
Kerb Weight (KG) 0

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 Airbags

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 Mileage and Running Costs

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.

Tata Safari Mileage

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 vs Similar Cars Mileage


Tata Safari

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DICOR 2.2 LX 4x213.93 kmpl
LX 4WDN/A
LX BS-IV12.05 kmpl
SLE BS-IV12.05 kmpl
VLX12.05 kmpl
1.5 RxE20.64 kmpl
1.5 RxL20.64 kmpl
1.5 RxL 110 Adventure Edition19.1 kmpl
1.5 RxL11019.1 kmpl
1.5 RxZ19.1 kmpl

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.

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Tata Safari Features

Tata Safari DICOR 2.2 LX 4x2 DICOR 2.2 EX 4x2 DICOR 2.2 VX 4x2 DICOR 2.2 VX 4x4 DICOR 2.2 GX 4x2
Safety
ABS No No Yes Yes Yes
EBD No No Yes Yes Yes
Airbags No No Yes Yes No
Child safety lock Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Immobilizer No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Traction control No No No No No
Hill control No No No No No
Hill descent No No No No No
4WD No No No Yes No
ESP No No No No No
Central locking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Interior
Power Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power windows Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto down for power windows No No No No No
Anti-pinch for power windows No No No No No
Cup holders All-Yes All-Yes All-Yes All-Yes All-Yes
Air-con Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear A/c vents Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audio system No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Keyless start-stop button No No No No No
Electric mirrors Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electric foldable mirrors No No No No No
Deffoger No No No No No
Tachometer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leather seats No No Yes Yes Yes
Arm rest Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reversing camera No No No No No
Steering controls No No No No No
Bluetooth connectivity No No No No No
Driver info display No No No No No
Cruise control No No No No No
Foot rest No No No No No
Remote boot release No No No No No
Driver seat height adjust No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chilled glovebox No No No No No
Power Seats No No No No No
Exterior
Keyless entry No No No No No
Fog lights No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sunroof No No No No No
Moon Roof No No No No No
Rear wiper Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto headlamps No No No No No
Rain sensing wipers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Steel rims Yes Yes No No No
Alloy wheels No No Yes Yes Yes
Rear spoiler Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Roof rails Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chrome grille No No No No No
Projector lamps No No No No No
Day time running lamps No No No No No

Tata Safari Colors

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

Tata Safari Specifications

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Tata Safari Price

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Tata Safari Diesel Price
Tata Safari DICOR 2.2 LX 4x2 Rs 8.42 Lakh On-Road Price
Tata Safari DICOR 2.2 EX 4x2 Rs 9.60 Lakh On-Road Price

Tata Safari Price vs Similar Cars Price

Petrol Option Diesel Option

Tata Safari
N/A   Rs 8.42 L - 9.60 L On-Road Price

Mahindra Scorpio
N/A   Rs 8.66 L - 11.04 L On-Road Price

Renault Duster
Rs 7.99 L - 9.27 L On-Road Price Rs 8.73 L - 12.18 L On-Road Price

Tata Xenon XT
N/A   Rs 9.98 L - 11.02 L On-Road Price

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NIRAJ SINGHAHOO.COM | Posted on Nov,21,2013 at 20:35 PM
I WANT TO BUY A SAFARI Reply to this post  
Tinku kumar | Posted on Oct,18,2013 at 11:34 AM
looking nice car Reply to this post  
Manish | Posted on Jul,31,2013 at 00:01 AM
Godd SUV but maker problem vd suspantion and timing bel and rusting and dickey door every two months come down and
adjust it again, HIV safari so I'm facing these problems again Reply to this post  
S.A. Shaikh | Posted on Jun,07,2013 at 17:11 PM
Never ever buy this tractor with AC, very noisy and cheap plastic interior. Reply to this post  
shambhu meena | Posted on Oct,04,2012 at 21:56 PM
wonderful car i want safari suv Reply to this post  
Asif RS | Posted on Sep,30,2012 at 02:26 AM
I like safari 2010 vrymch, i wll buy it soon...... Reply to this post  
dhiraj | Posted on Jun,12,2012 at 06:14 AM
safari is very good SUV in its class....i want to buy it... Reply to this post  
jeetendra chauhan | Posted on Mar,26,2012 at 21:34 PM
I like tata safari car 2010 model i am from bihar in saharsa district so i can not fouend a price of the car in bihar
blace send me a 2010 modle car price in bihar ok, thanque. Reply to this post  
dhurba rokha | Posted on Mar,21,2012 at 19:24 PM
so nice tata car i m from nepal so i cannot found a price of the car in nepal please send me a manza car price in nepal
ok. Thankou Reply to this post  
Rashmi Ranjan | Posted on Mar,11,2012 at 11:50 AM
I love this suv,bcause this suv is lucky for me since college carrier and become my dream machine.Bcause when ever i
think about this it appears infront of me.Coming 6 month i m going to buy this suv soon. Reply to this post  
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