MG Hector 2020 Diesel vs Competition - Price, Specs, Dimensions, Mileage Comparison

MG Hector 2020 Diesel vs Competition - Price, Specs, Dimensions, Mileage Comparison

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

 

MG Hector 2020 Diesel vs Competition

MG Hector Diesel vs Rivals | Price Comparison

MG Hector prices start from Rs. 13.88 lakh (ex-showroom) and it rivals the Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500 and MG Hector Plus and the segment. The complete price list of the diesel-powered Hector is as follows:

D1-SEGMENT SUV | DIESEL MANUAL | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM | AUG 2020

MG Hector

Tata Harrier

Mahindra XUV500

MG Hector Plus

Style

₹13,88,000

XE

₹13,69,000

W5

₹13,19,999

 

Super

₹14,88,000

XM

₹15,00,000

W7

₹14,49,999

Style

₹14,33,800

Smart

₹16,32,000

XT

₹16,20,000

W9

₹16,19,999

Super

₹15,64,800

 

XZ

₹17,50,000

 

Smart

₹17,14,800

 

XZ Dual Tone

₹17,60,000

   

Sharp

₹17,72,000

XZ Dark Edition

₹17,70,000

W11 OPT

₹17,69,999

 
 

XZ+

₹18,75,000

 

Sharp

₹18,53,800

 

XZ+ Dual Tone

₹18,85,000

   
 

XZ+ Dark Edition

₹18,95,000

   


MG Hector diesel manual comes with 4 variants: Style, Super, Smart and Sharp.

  • MG Hector diesel starts at Rs. 13.88 lakh. The Hector base Style variant costs Rs. 68k more than Mahindra XUV500s entry-level variant.
  • Sharp is Hectors most expensive variant with the diesel manual powertrain. It costs Rs. 17.73 lakh and that makes it more affordable than the most expensive diesel manual D1-segment SUV, Tata Harrier XZ+ Dark Edition, by Rs. 1.22 lakh.

Also Read - 2020 MG Hector Plus vs MG Hector - Price, Specs, Mileage, Features Comparison

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. Its prices range between Rs. 16.25 lakh and Rs. 20.25 lakh.

MG Hector 2.0 Diesel vs Rivals | Engine Comparison

D1-SEGMENT SUV

DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

 

MG Hector

Tata Harrier

Mahindra XUV500

MG Hector Plus

Displacement

2

2

2.2

2.0L

Cylinder

4

4

4

4

Cubic Capacity

1956cc

1956cc

2179cc

1956cc

Maximum Power

170PS @ 3750rpm

170PS @ 3750rpm

155PS @ 3750rpm

170PS @ 3750rpm

Peak Torque

350Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

350Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

360Nm @ 1750 - 2800rpm

350Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

Manual

Transmission

6-speed

6-Speed

6-Speed

6-speed

Manual FE

16.17kmpl

16.35kmpl

15.05kmpl

16.56kmpl

Automatic

Transmission

-

6-speed torque converter

-

-

Automatic FE

-

14.63kmpl

-

-


MG Hector is available with a 2.0L diesel engine and a 6-speed transmission. The power and torque output of this engine are 170PS and 350Nm, respectively.

  • MG Hector produces 170PS of power. It and the Hector Plus and Harrier have the most powerful engine in the segment. They all use the Fiat-sourced engine.
  • Mahindra XUV500 produces 360Nm of peak torque. It has the best torque figures in the segment.
  • However, the torque to weight ratio of the other cars is better than the XUV500. So, they’ll have better drivability and in-gear acceleration.
  • With a manual transmission, MG Hector Plus has the best fuel-efficiency figure of 16.56kmpl. Other cars also offer similar mileage except for the XUV500, which is about 10% lower.

MG Hector vs Rivals | Dimension Comparison

D1-SEGMENT SUV

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

MG Hector

Tata Harrier

Mahindra XUV500

MG Hector Plus

Length

4655mm

4598mm

4585mm

4720mm

Width

1835mm

1894mm

1890mm

1835mm

Height

1760mm

1706mm

1785mm

1760mm

Wheelbase

2750mm

2741mm

2700mm

2750mm

Boot Space

587-lt

425-lt

93-405-lt

155-530-lt

Ground Clearance

192mm

205mm

200mm

191mm

Fuel Tank

60-lt

50-lt

70-lt

60-lt

Tyre Size (Base)

215/60 R17

235/70 R16

235/65 R17

215/60 R17

Tyre Size (Top)

215/60 R17

235/65 R17

235/60 R18

215/60 R17


MG Hector is 4655mm long, 1835mm wide, 1760mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2750mm. 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 587 litres. A larger boot allows you to carry more luggage. Hector has a 192mm ground clearance, it rides on 215/60 R17 tyres size and has 60 litres fuel tank capacity.

  • MG Hector Plus is the longest car in the segment. It is 65mm longer than Hector.
  • Tata Harrier is the widest car in the segment. It is 59mm wider than Hector.
  • Mahindra XUV500 is the tallest car in the segment. It is 25mm taller than Hector.
  • MG Hector Plus and Hector have a wheelbase of 2750mm, it is the longest wheelbase in the segment.
  • MG Hector has a boot space of 587-lt, it is the biggest boot space in the segment.
  • Tata Harriers ground clearance of 205mm is the best in the segment.

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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 XUV500 have the option of carrying more than 5 passengers. The Hector Plus is the only car here to offer captain seats in the second row with individual armrests, reclining and sliding seats.

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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