Tata Safari and Mahindra XUV 700 are equally close competitors at a budget of 25 lakhs. Both SUVs have excellent interior finishes. Tata Safari is around a year old, so it has been thoroughly tested, XUV 700 is new, but its performance is impressive.
The Jeep Compass, on the other hand, is a good option too. It outperforms the safari and XUV 700 in terms of quality and driving dynamics.
Here's a quick rundown of the differences between the three SUVs.
Mahindra XUV 700
2.2 L Turbo Diesel
Kryotec 2.0L Turbocharged
2.0L Multijet Diesel
McPherson Strut Independent Suspension with FSD and Stabilizer bar
Independent, Lower Wishbone, McPherson Strut with Coil Spring & Anti Roll Bar
McPherson Strut with Lower Control Arm
Multi-Link Independent Suspension with FSD Stabilizer bar
Semi Independent Twist Blade with Panhard Rod & Coil Spring
Multi Link Suspension with Strut Assembly
(L x Wx H)
4.695 x 1.890 x 1.755
4.661 x 1.894 x 1.786
4.405 x 1.818 x 1.640
Info Source: Cardekho