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    2020 Kia Seltos vs Mahindra XUV300 - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 30 Jul 2020

    Which car is better: Kia Seltos or Mahindra XUV300? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to find out which car offers better value for money.

     


    2020 Kia Seltos vs Mahindra XUV300

    Seltos 2020 vs XUV300 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

    SELTOS VS XUV300 | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Kia Seltos

    Mahindra XUV300

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTE

    ₹9.89

    W4

    ₹8.30

    HTK

    ₹10.29

    W6

    ₹9.15

    HTK+

    ₹11.49

    W8

    ₹10.60

    HTX

    ₹13.09

    W8(O)

    ₹11.84

    GTK

    ₹13.79

       

    GTX

    ₹15.29

       

    GTX+

    ₹16.29

       


    Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 9.89 lakh and go up to Rs. 16.29 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. The Mahindra XUV300 turbo petrol manual prices start from Rs. 8.30 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.84 lakh.

    SELTOS VS XUV300 | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Kia Seltos

     

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTX

    ₹14.09

    -

    -

    GTX

    ₹16.29

       

    GTX+

    ₹17.29

       


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 14.09 lakh. Mahindra XUV300 is currently not available with petrol automatic powertrain.

    SELTOS VS XUV300 | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    DIESEL MANUAL

    Kia Seltos

    Mahindra XUV300

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTE

    ₹10.34

    W4

    ₹8.69

    HTK

    ₹11.54

    W6

    ₹9.50

    HTK+

    ₹12.54

    W8

    ₹10.95

    HTX

    ₹14.14

    W8(O)

    ₹12.14

    HTX+

    ₹15.34

       


    Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 10.34 lakh and go up to Rs. 15.34 lakh for diesel manual powertrain. The Mahindra XUV300 diesel manual prices start from Rs. 8.69 lakh and go up to Rs. 12.14 lakh. The XUV300 diesel variants are only Rs. 30 - 40,000 more expensive than the petrol models.

    SELTOS VS XUV300 | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    DIESEL AUTOMATIC

    Kia Seltos

    Mahindra XUV300

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTK+

    ₹13.54

    W6

    ₹9.99

    HTX+

    ₹16.34

    W8

    ₹11.50

    GTX+

    ₹17.34

    W8(O)

    ₹12.69


    For the diesel automatic powertrain, Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 13.54 lakh and Mahindra XUV300 starts from Rs. 9.99 lakh. The XUV300 diesel automatic costs only Rs. 30 - 55,000 more than the diesel manual.

    Seltos 2020 vs XUV300 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

    Kia Seltos is 4315mm long, 1800mm wide and 1645mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2610mm. The Kia Seltos has a boot space of 433 litres. The Mahindra XUV300 measures 3995mm in length, 1821mm in width and 1627mm in height. The wheelbase of Mahindra XUV300 is 2600mm and it has a boot space of 257 litres.

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    SELTOS VS XUV300 | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Kia Seltos

    Difference

    Mahindra XUV300

    Length (mm)

    4315

    320

    3995

    Width (mm)

    1800

    21

    1821

    Height (mm)

    1645

    18

    1627

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2610

    10

    2600

    Boot Space (litre)

    433

    176

    257

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    190

    10

    180

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    50

    8

    42


    Dimension Review

    • Seltos is longer than XUV300 by 320mm.
    • XUV300 is wider than Seltos by 21mm.
    • Seltos is taller than XUV300 by 18mm.
    • Seltos has a longer wheelbase than XUV300; by 10mm.
    • Seltos has 176 litres more boot space than XUV300.
    • Seltos has 10mm more ground clearance than XUV300.

    In terms of dimensions, Seltos is a segment larger than the Mahindra XUV300. So, it’ll obviously have a better road presence than the XUV300.

    Seltos 2020 vs XUV300 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

    SELTOS VS XUV300 | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Kia Seltos

    Kia Seltos

    Mahindra XUV300

    Engine Type

    Turbo Petrol

    Petrol

    Turbo Petrol

    Displacement

    1.4L

    1.5L

    1.2L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    140PS @ 6000rpm

    115PS @ 6300rpm

    110PS @ 5000rpm

    Peak Torque

    242Nm @ 1500 - 3200rpm

    144Nm @ 4500rpm

    200Nm @ 2000 - 3500rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    16.1kmpl

    16.8kmpl

    17.5kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    7-speed DCT

    CVT

    -

    Automatic FE

    16.2kmpl

    16.8kmpl

    -


    Seltos Petrol vs XUV300 Petrol

    The Kia Seltos gets a 1.4L 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine that makes 140PS of maximum power and 242Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos turbo petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 16.1kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 16.2kmpl.

    Kia Seltos gets a 1.5L petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 115PS of maximum power and 144Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a CVT type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 16.8kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 16.8kmpl.

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    Mahindra XUV300 gets a 1.2L turbo petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 110PS of maximum power and 200Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 17.5kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • Seltos has a more powerful engine than XUV300.
    • XUV300's engine produces more torque than Seltos' 1.5.
    • However, the Seltos 1.4 turbo is in a higher league altogether.
    • The XUV300’s torque-to-weight ratio is much better than the Seltos 1.5-litre normal petrol engine.
    • XUV300 turbo petrol manual is more fuel-efficient than the Seltos manual.

    SELTOS VS XUV300 | ENGINE COMPARISON

    DIESEL ENGINE

     

    Kia Seltos

    Mahindra XUV300

    Engine Type

    Diesel

    Diesel

    Displacement

    1.5L

    1.5L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    115PS @ 4000rpm

    117PS @ 3750rpm

    Peak Torque

    250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

    300Nm @ 1500 - 2500rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    20.8kmpl

    20.1kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    6-speed TC

    6-speed AMT

    Automatic FE

    17.8kmpl

    19.7kmpl


    Seltos 1.5L Diesel vs XUV300 1.5L Diesel

    Kia Seltos gets a 1.5L diesel 4-cylinder engine that makes 115PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 20.8kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 17.8kmpl.

    Mahindra XUV300 gets a 1.5L diesel 4-cylinder engine that makes 117PS of maximum power and 300Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AMT type automatic transmission. The Mahindra XUV300 diesel manual has a fuel-efficiency of 20.1kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 19.7kmpl.

    Diesel Engine Review

    • XUV300 has a more powerful engine than Seltos.
    • XUV300's engine produces more torque than Seltos'.
    • The XUV300 diesel has noticeably better torque-to-weight ratio than the Seltos diesel.
    • The two cars have similar mileage figures but in case of the diesel automatic, the XUV300 is more fuel-efficient than the Seltos diesel AT.

    Seltos 2020 vs XUV300 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

    Notable top features of Seltos 2020 are:

    • LED Headlamp & LED DRL w/ LED Lightbar
    • Auto-Dimming IRVM
    • R17 Hyper Metallic Alloy Wheels
    • 10.25-inch Touchscreen w/ Navigation
    • Automatic Headlamps
    • Ambient Mood Lighting
    • Cruise Control
    • Smart Key w/ Push Start/Stop Button
    • Auto Ac
    • Telescopic Steering
    • Rear Door Sunshade Curtain
    • 8-way power-adjustable driver seat
    • Air purifier
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • Internet-connected telematics features
    • Rear Disc Brakes

    Notable top features of XUV300 2020 are:

    • Halogen projector headlamps w/ LED DRLs
    • Electric sunroof
    • R17 alloy wheels
    • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
    • 7 Airbags
    • All 4 disc brakes
    • ESP w/ hill start assist
    • Front parking sensors
    • Push-button start w/ smart key
    • Dual-zone automatic AC
    • Heated ORVMs

    Is the Kia Seltos better than the Mahindra XUV300?

    Price of the base variant of Kia Seltos is Rs. 9.89 lakh and Mahindra XUV300 is Rs. 8.30 lakh (both ex-showroom).

    In terms of dimensions, Seltos is quite a bit larger than the XUV300. So, it will offer a better road presence than the Mahindra XUV300.

    For petrol manual powertrain, XUV300's engine offers more torque than the Seltos 1.5, so it will offer better driveability.

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    For diesel powertrain, XUV300's engine offers more torque, so it will offer better driveability compared to Seltos diesel.

    The XUV300 petrol and diesel automatic are more fuel-efficient than the Seltos petrol and diesel automatic. The Seltos diesel manual has slightly better mileage than the XUV300 diesel manual.

    The Seltos is more expensive than the XUV300 but it also has more features to justify the higher price. However, a knee airbag and dual-zone auto AC remain exclusive to the Mahindra XUV300.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.



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