Mahindra Bolero Pros & Cons

Check out pros and cons about the Mahindra Bolero that are worth highlighting for a potential buyer. Here are some of the highlights of the benefits of buying the Mahindra Bolero. We'll also list out the Bolero drawbacks to help you make an informed buying decision.

Bolero Advantanges
  • Rugged And Abuse-Friendly SUV

    The Mahindra Bolero has proven its mettle by serving the needs of rural India for decades. Its rugged body-on-frame construction and rear wheel drivetrain make it very rugged and utilitarian.

  • Strong Recall In Rural India

    The Bolero continues to be the favourite SUV in the Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities of India. Despite having only the basic set of safety and functional features, the Bolero continues to sell in big numbers and marks its presence in the top 20 car sales list every month.

  • 7 Seats In Sub 4-metre Size

    The Bolero is the only SUV other than Bolero Neo that offers the practicality of 7 seats in a car that measures under 4 metres in length. Even though the Bolero gets jump seats for the last row, they offer relatively better space than front-facing seating configuration.

  • Proper SUV Stance And Road Presence

    The boxy proportions, tailgate-mounted spare wheel and exposed door hinges give the Boleto a proper SUV stance. This kind of stance and road presence is not available with any other sub-4m SUV.

Bolero Disadvantanges
  • Lacks Several Must-Have Features

    The Bolero lacks a couple of must-have features, which include tilt steering wheel, powered outside rear view mirrors, automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment system and steering-mounted controls.

  • Low Engine Output

    The 1.5L turbo diesel engine of the Bolero offers a mere 76PS of power at 3600rpm and 210Nm of torque between 1600rpm and 2200rpm. The power and torque output of the Bolero’s diesel engine are considerably lower than its own cousin — the Bolero Neo. Furthermore, since the Bolero weighs over 1.6 tonnes, it offers low torque-to-weight ratio, which could make it hard to gain any momentum with a full load of passengers.

  • Top Variant’s Price Exceeds Rs. 10 Lakh Ex-Showroom

    Since the top variant of the Bolero is priced above the Rs. 10 lakh ex-showroom price bracket, it attracts a higher road tax in several states, making it even more expensive than what it already is.

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Body Type
16.70 kmpl
1493 cc
Fuel Type
7 Seater
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