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    Mahindra XUV500 2020 Diesel vs Competition - Price, Specs, Dimensions, Mileage Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 04 Aug 2020

    We compare XUV500 against other D1-segment SUVs on the basis of prices, engine specs and dimensions to analyse how it holds up against the competition.

     


    Mahindra XUV500 2020 Diesel vs Competition

    Mahindra XUV500 Diesel vs Rivals | Price Comparison

    Mahindra XUV500 prices start from Rs. 13.20 lakh (ex-showroom) and it rivals the MG Hector, Tata Harrier and MG Hector Plus in the segment. The complete price list of the diesel-powered XUV500 is as follows:

    D1-SEGMENT SUV | DIESEL MANUAL | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM | AUG 2020

    Mahindra XUV500

    Tata Harrier

    MG Hector

    MG Hector Plus

    W5

    ₹13,19,999

    XE

    ₹13,69,000

    Style

    ₹13,88,000

     

    W7

    ₹14,49,999

    XM

    ₹15,00,000

    Super

    ₹14,88,000

    Style

    ₹14,33,800

    W9

    ₹16,19,999

    XT

    ₹16,20,000

    Smart

    ₹16,32,000

    Super

    ₹15,64,800

     

    XZ

    ₹17,50,000

     

    Smart

    ₹17,14,800

     

    XZ Dual Tone

    ₹17,60,000

       

    W11 OPT

    ₹17,69,999

    XZ Dark Edition

    ₹17,70,000

    Sharp

    ₹17,72,000

     
     

    XZ+

    ₹18,75,000

     

    Sharp

    ₹18,53,800

     

    XZ+ Dual Tone

    ₹18,85,000

       

    Mahindra XUV500 diesel manual comes with 4 variants: W5, W7, W9 and W11 OPT.

    • Mahindra XUV500 starts at Rs. 13.20 lakh. XUV500 W5 is the most affordable car in the segment.
    • W11 OPT is XUV500's most expensive variant with the diesel manual powertrain. It costs at Rs. 17.70 lakh and that makes it more affordable than the most expensive diesel manual D1-segment SUV, Tata Harrier XZ+ Dark Edition, by Rs. 1.25 lakh.

    D1-SEGMENT SUV | DIESEL AUTOMATIC | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM | AUG 2020

    Tata Harrier

    Mahindra XUV500

    MG Hector

    MG Hector Plus

    XMA

    ₹16,25,000

    NA

    NA

    NA

    XZA

    ₹18,80,000

         

    XZA Dual Tone

    ₹18,90,000

         

    XZA Dark Edition

    ₹19,00,000

         

    XZA+

    ₹19,95,000

         

    XZA+ Dual Tone

    ₹20,15,000

         

    XZA+ Dark Edition

    ₹20,25,000

         


    Among D1-segment SUVs, only Tata Harrier comes with diesel automatic powertrain.

    Mahindra XUV500 2.2 Diesel vs Rivals | Engine Comparison

    D1-SEGMENT SUV

    DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Mahindra XUV500

    Tata Harrier

    MG Hector

    MG Hector Plus

    Displacement

    2.2

    2

    2

    2.0L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    2179cc

    1956cc

    1956cc

    1956cc

    Maximum Power

    155PS @ 3750rpm

    170PS @ 3750rpm

    170PS @ 3750rpm

    170PS @ 3750rpm

    Peak Torque

    360Nm @ 1750 - 2800rpm

    350Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

    350Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

    350Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

    Manual

    Transmission

    6-Speed

    6-Speed

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    15.05kmpl

    16.35kmpl

    16.17kmpl

    16.56kmpl

    Automatic

    Transmission

    -

    6-Speed Torque Converter

    -

    -

    Automatic FE

    -

    14.63kmpl

    -

    -


    Mahindra XUV500 is available with a 2.2L diesel engine with a 6-speed transmission. The power and torque output of this engine are 155PS and 360Nm, respectively.

    • Tata Harrier produces 170PS of power. It is the most powerful engine in the segment, having 15PS more power than XUV500 2.2.
    • Mahindra XUV500 produces 360Nm of peak torque. It has the best torque figures in the segment.
    • With a manual transmission, MG Hector Plus has the best fuel-efficiency figure of 16.56kmpl but others also have similar mileage figures except for the XUV500.
    • The Harrier is the only car in this segment with a diesel engine and an automatic transmission.

    Also Read - Mahindra XUV500 Specifications - Engine, Power, Transmission & Fuel Efficiency

    The torque output of all the cars in this comparison is similar. However, the torque-to-weight ratio of the Fiat-powered diesel cars is better than the XUV500. So they should offer better driveability than the XUV500. If you're looking for a car with low running cost, then MG you can go with anything but the XUV500 as all of the other cars offer better mileage.

    Mahindra XUV500 vs Rivals | Dimension Comparison

    D1-SEGMENT SUV

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Mahindra XUV500

    Tata Harrier

    MG Hector

    MG Hector Plus

    Length

    4585mm

    4598mm

    4655mm

    4720mm

    Width

    1890mm

    1894mm

    1835mm

    1835mm

    Height

    1785mm

    1706mm

    1760mm

    1760mm

    Wheelbase

    2700mm

    2741mm

    2750mm

    2750mm

    Boot Space

    93 - 405-lt

    425-lt

    587-lt

    155 - 530-lt

    Ground Clearance

    200mm

    205mm

    192mm

    191 (D) - 196mm (P)

    Fuel Tank

    70-lt

    50-lt

    60-lt

    60-lt

    Tyre Size (Base)

    235/65 R17

    235/70 R16

    215/60 R17

    215/60 R17

    Tyre Size (Top)

    235/60 R18

    235/65 R17

    215/60 R17

    215/60 R17


    Mahindra XUV500 is 4585mm long, 1890mm wide, 1785mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2700mm. A wider body normally results in better shoulder room and a higher roof makes ingress & egress easier. A longer wheelbase usually results in more cabin space. It has a boot space of 93 litres with all seatbacks upright and 405 litres with the last row seatback folded down. The Mahindra XUV500 has a 200mm ground clearance, it rides on 235/60 R18 tyres size and has 70 litres fuel tank capacity.

    • MG Hector Plus is the longest car in the segment. It is 135mm longer than XUV500.
    • Tata Harrier is the widest car in the segment. It is 4mm wider than XUV500.
    • Mahindra XUV500 has a height of 1785mm, it is the tallest car in the segment.
    • MG Hector and Hector Plus have the longest wheelbase in the segment. Their wheelbase is longer than the XUV500’s by 50mm.
    • MG Hector has the biggest boot space in the segment. It has 182-lt more boot space than the XUV500.
    • Tata Harrier's ground clearance of 205mm is the best in the segment.

    Also Read - Mahindra XUV500 Ground Clearance, Tyre Size, Boot Space and Dimensions

    Amongst all the D1-segment SUVs, Tata Harrier has the highest ground clearance, so it should be the last car to bottom-out on uneven roads. MG Hector has the biggest boot in the segment, so it can carry maximum luggage. But as far as cabin space is concerned, only the Hector Plus and the XUV500 are capable of accomodating more than 5 occupants. The Hector Plus is the only car here with captain seats in the second row with individual armrests, sliding and reclining seats in the second row

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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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