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2009 Tata Indica vs. 1998 Tata Safari

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Tata Safari. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Tata Safari would be higher. At 1,948 cc (4 cylinders), 1998 Tata Safari is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Tata Safari (89 HP @ 4300 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1998 Tata Safari should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Tata Safari weights approximately 1035 kg more than 2009 Tata Indica. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1998 Tata Safari is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 Tata Indica. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1998 Tata Safari will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1998 Tata Safari (191 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 76 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1998 Tata Safari will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Tata Indica 1998 Tata Safari
Make Tata Tata
Model Indica Safari
Year Released 2009 1998
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1405 cc 1948 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 74 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 4300 RPM
Torque 115 Nm 191 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1005 kg 2040 kg
Vehicle Length 3680 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1670 mm 1930 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2660 mm


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