2009 Tata Indica vs. 2005 Tata Safari

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Tata Safari. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Tata Safari would be higher. At 1,948 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Tata Safari is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Tata Safari (135 HP @ 5530 RPM) has 61 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Tata Safari should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Tata Safari weights approximately 915 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 2005 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, 2005 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, 2005 Tata Safari (181 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 66 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2005 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 2005 Tata Safari
Make Tata Tata
Model Indica Safari
Year Released 2009 2005
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 135 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 5530 RPM
Torque 115 Nm 181 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4500 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 1920 kg
Vehicle Length 3680 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1918 mm
Vehicle Height 1670 mm 1930 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2660 mm


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