2020 MG Hector Plus vs Mahindra XUV500 - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

2020 MG Hector Plus vs Mahindra XUV500 - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

Which turbo petrol car is better: MG Hector Plus or Mahindra XUV500? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to find out which car offers better value for money.

 

2020 MG Hector Plus vs Mahindra XUV500

Hector Plus 2020 vs XUV500 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

HECTOR PLUS VS XUV500 | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

DIESEL MANUAL

MG Hector Plus

Mahindra XUV500

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Style

₹14.44

W5

₹13.20

Super

₹15.65

W7

₹14.50

Smart

₹17.15

W9

₹16.20

Sharp

₹18.54

W11 OPT

₹17.70


MG Hector Plus prices start from Rs. 14.44 lakh and go up to Rs. 18.54 lakh for diesel manual powertrain. The Mahindra XUV500 diesel manual prices start from Rs. 13.20 lakh and go up to Rs. 17.70 lakh. The Hector Plus is about Rs. 1.0 lakh more expensive than the Mahindra XUV500.

Hector Plus 2020 vs XUV500 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

MG Hector Plus is 4720mm long, 1835mm wide and 1760mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2750mm. The MG Hector Plus has a boot space of 155 litres with all seats up and 530 litres with the last row seatback folded. The Mahindra XUV500 measures 4585mm in length, 1890mm in width and 1785mm in height. The wheelbase of Mahindra XUV500 is 2700mm. The XUV500 has a boot space of 93 litres with all seats in place and 405 with the last row folded.

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HECTOR PLUS VS XUV500 | DIMENSION COMPARISON

Dimensions

MG Hector Plus

Difference

Mahindra XUV500

Length (mm)

4720

135

4585

Width (mm)

1835

55

1890

Height (mm)

1760

25

1785

Wheelbase (mm)

2750

50

2700

Boot Space (litre)

155 - 530

62 - 125

93 - 405

Ground Clearance(mm)

196 (diesel)

4

200

Fuel Tank (litre)

60

10

70

Dimension Review

  • The Hector Plus is longer than the XUV500 by 135mm.
  • The XUV500 is wider than the Hector Plus by 55mm.
  • The XUV500 is taller than the Hector Plus by 25mm.
  • The Hector Plus has a longer wheelbase than the XUV500; by 50mm.
  • The XUV500 has 4mm more ground clearance than the Hector Plus diesel.
  • The MG Hector Plus has 62 litres more boot space than the XUV500 with all seats in place.
  • Even with the last row seatbacks folded down, the Hector Plus has 125 litres more boot space than the XUV500.

Both the cars have comparable dimensions and will have similar road presence. However, the Hector Plus better manages that volume as it offers 3-row seating and also better boot space than the Mahindra XUV500.

Hector Plus 2020 vs XUV500 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

HECTOR PLUS VS XUV500 | ENGINE COMPARISON

DIESEL ENGINE

 

MG Hector Plus

Mahindra XUV500

Engine Type

Diesel

Diesel

Displacement

2.0L

2.2L

Cylinder

4

4

Maximum Power

170PS @ 3750rpm

155PS @ 3750rpm

Peak Torque

350Nm @ 1750 - 2550rpm

360Nm @ 1750 - 2800rpm

Manual Transmission

6-speed

6-speed

Manual FE

16.56kmpl

15.05kmpl

Hector Plus 2.0L Diesel vs XUV500 2.2L Diesel

MG Hector Plus gets a 2.0L diesel 4-cylinder engine that makes 170PS of maximum power and 350Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 16.56kmpl.

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Mahindra XUV500 gets a 2.2L diesel 4-cylinder engine that makes 155PS of maximum power and 360Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission. The Mahindra XUV500 diesel manual has a fuel-efficiency of 15.05kmpl.

Diesel Engine Review

  • The Hector Plus has a more powerful engine than the XUV500.
  • The XUV500s engine produces more torque than the Hector Pluss.
  • However, the MG Hector Plus has a marginally better torque-to-weight ratio than the XUV500. Therefore it’ll have noticeably better drivability and in-gear acceleration.
  • The Hector Plus diesel manual is also more fuel-efficient than the XUV500 manual.

Hector Plus 2020 vs XUV500 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

Notable top features of Hector Plus 2020 are:

  • 2nd Row Captain Seats with Slide, Recline and Individual armrest
  • LED Headlamp & LED DRL w/ Floating Light Turn Indicators
  • Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof
  • 6-way Power Adjustable Driver Seat
  • 4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • 10.4-inch Touchscreen w/ 8 Speaker System By Infinity
  • 360 Degree Camera View
  • Powered Tailgate
  • 6 Airbags
  • All 4 Disc Brakes
  • Hill Hold Control
  • Front Parking Sensors
  • 7-inch Coloured MID
  • Heated outside mirrors
  • 3rd row 50:50 split-folding backrest
  • 3rd row AC vents with separate fan speed control

Notable top features of XUV500 2020 are:

  • Projector Headlamps w/ LED DRL
  • Electric Sunroof w/ Anti Pinch
  • R18 Alloy Wheels
  • 7-inch Touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • 6-way Power Adjustable Driver Seat
  • 6 Airbags
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry w/ Push Start Button
  • All 4 Disc Brakes
  • Auto AC

Is the MG Hector Plus better than the Mahindra XUV500?

Price of the base variant of MG Hector Plus is Rs. 13.49 lakh and Mahindra XUV500 is Rs. 13.20 lakh (both ex-showroom). For most variants, the Hector Plus is about Rs. 1.0 lakh more expensive than the Mahindra XUV500.

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For diesel manual powertrain, XUV500s engine offers more torque, but it has lower torque-to-weight ration. Therefore, the Hector Plus diesel will have better drivability. Not only does the Hector Plus has about 10% better performance, but it also has about 10% better mileage than the XUV500. And more features too.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

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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