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

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 10 Aug 2020

    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 XUV500's entry-level variant.
    • Sharp is Hector's 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 Harrier's ground clearance of 205mm is the best in the segment.

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

    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.

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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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