2020 Mahindra XUV300 BS6 Petrol - Which Variant Is Best Value For Money?

2020 Mahindra XUV300 BS6 Petrol - Which Variant Is Best Value For Money?

Mahindra now offers the XUV300 with a BS6 petrol engine and it comes with a price hike of Rs. 20,000 over the BS4 model. With the updated prices, which variant would come out on top to become gain our top recommendation? Let’s find out?

 

Mahindra XUV300

What are the prices of 2020 Mahindra XUV300 BS6 petrol?

Here’s the updated price list of the 2020 Mahindra XUV300:

2020 MAHINDRA XUV300 PRICE LIST

EX-SHOWROOM INDIA  | MAR. 2020

 

W4

W6

W8

W8 (Optional)

1.2L Petrol MT 

Rs. 8,30,000

Rs. 9,15,000

Rs. 10,60,000

Rs. 11,84,000

1.5L Diesel MT

Rs. 8,69,000

Rs. 9,50,000

Rs. 10,95,000

Rs. 12,14,000

1.5L Diesel AMT

 

Rs. 9,99,000

Rs. 11,49,800

Rs. 12,69,000

 

It’s without a doubt the most expensive subcompact SUV to buy for someone on a shoestring budget. At Rs. 8.3 lakh for the base trim, its prices are comparable with the VXI variant of the Vitara Brezza, Venue S Turbo and Nexon XZ. The BS6 update adds Rs. 20,000 to the ex-showroom price across the board.

2020 MAHINDRA XUV300 PRICE LIST | BS4 vs BS6 PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM INDIA  | MAR. 2020

VARIANT

BS4 PRICE

DIFFERENCE

BS6 PRICE

W4

Rs. 8,10,000

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 8,30,000

W6

Rs. 8,95,000

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 9,15,000

W8

Rs. 10,40,000

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 10,60,000

W8 (Optional)

Rs. 11,64,000

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 11,84,000

 

What are the engine spec comparison of Mahindra XUV300 BS6 petrol vs rivals?

The XUV300 petrol’s 1.2-litre turbo engine is the torque-iest in its segment. It has 200Nm of torque between 2000 and 3500rpm. The power output stands at 110PS, which is a bit far from 120-odd horses offered by the Nexon, EcoSport and Venue turbo. That’s because it doesn’t rev as much either. The Nexon makes max power at 5500rpm, the Venue turbo delivers max power at 6000 and the EcoSport makes it at 6500rpm. Given that most of the driving happens well below these RPMs, what matters more than anything is torque, which is available in abundance in the XUV300 - and from low RPMs too.

More than that, what hurts the XUV300 in the mechanical department is the lack of an automatic transmission. A 6-speed AMT automatic, however, is available with the diesel engine.

2020 MAHINDRA XUV300 BS6 PETROL vs RIVALS | ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

 

Mahindra XUV300

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Tata Nexon 

Ford 

EcoSport

Hyundai Venue

Engine displacement

1.2-litre

1.5-litre

1.2-litre

1.5-litre

1.0-litre

1.2-litre

Cylinder

3

4

3

3

3

4

Maximum power

110PS @ 5000rpm

105PS @ 6000rpm

120PS @ 5500rpm

122PS @ 6500rpm

120PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

Torque

200Nm @ 2000-3500rpm

138Nm @ 4400rpm

170Nm @ 1750-4000rpm

149Nm @ 4500rpm

172Nm @ 1500-4000rpm

115Nm @ 4000rpm

Transmission

6MT

5MT / 4AT

6MT / 6AMT

5MT / 6AT

6MT / 7DCT

5MT

Fuel efficiency

17kmpl (BS4)

17.03kmpl / 18.76kmpl

17.2kmpl / 16kmpl

15.9kmpl / 14.7kmpl

NA

NA

Emission Std.

BS6

BS6

BS6

BS6

BS4

BS4

 

What are the dimension comparison of Mahindra XUV300 BS6 petrol vs rivals?

The 2020 Mahindra XUV300 with BS6 petrol engine doesn’t get any changes in its dimensions. It still has the longest wheelbase by a fair margin and the widest body too. But, it’s not as tall as the Brezzz or EcoSport and has the least ground clearance - one of the criteria that define an SUV in India.

 

2020 MAHINDRA XUV300 VS COMPETITION | DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Mahindra 

XUV300

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Tata

Nexon

Ford 

EcoSport

Hyundai 

Venue

Length

3995mm

3995mm

3993mm

3998mm

3995mm

Width

1821mm

1790mm

1811mm

1765mm

1770mm

Height

1627mm

1640mm

1606mm

1647mm

1605mm

Wheelbase

2600mm

2500mm

2498mm

2519mm

2500mm

Boot space

-

328-lt

350-lt

352-lt

-

Ground Clearance

180mm

198mm-

209mm

200mm

190mm (est.)

Fuel Tank

42-lt

48-lt

44-lt

52-lt

45-lt

Tyre Size (Top Variantmax)

215/55 R17

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

205/60 R16

215/60 R16

 

2020 Mahindra XUV300 BS6 Petrol - W4 Variant

At Rs. 8.3 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base variant, the XUV300 is pricey, to begin with. But it also has enough kit on offer to justify the price tag. It gets adjustable steering modes, which is a feature normally seen in luxury cars. It allows you to make the power steering light or heavy depending on your preference. Besides the usual safety features, the W4 variant also has all-wheel disc brakes and a 4-star GNCAP safety rating. Other notable functional features include front and rear power windows, front armrest, power mirrors, tyre position indicator in MID, central locking and adjustable rear headrests.

The lack of any kind of music system makes it a tough sell, although, unlike the Nexon XE, the XUV300 W4 has a standard slot to accept an aftermarket music system. If you like the XUV300 and are on a tight budget, then you can go for the W4 variant.

 

2020 MAHINDRA XUV300 1.2L PETROL | W4 VARIANT

Rs. 8,30,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

Safety

Functional

Style

Driver & Passenger airbag

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

60:40 Split Rear Seat

Steering Modes

Body-coloured Bumper

ABS with EBD

Driver & Passenger Seatbelt Pretensioners With Load Limiter

Electrically-adjustable ORVMs

Front Power Outlet

Body Coloured Door Handles & ORVMs

Reverse Parking Sensors

Day-night IRVM

Front & Rear Power Windows

Front & Rear Door Bottle Holders

Black Skid Plates

Seatbelt Reminder (Driver & Passenger)

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

Driver Auto Up-Down Power Window

Height-adjustable Front Seatbelts

LED Tail Lamps

High-Speed Alert

ISOFIX

Front Center Armrest with Storage

Tyre Position Display

Dual-tone Interior

Lane Change Indicator

All 4 Disc Brakes

Rear Seat Adjustable Headrest

Idle start / stop

Silver Upper Grille & Black Lower Grille

5 Star Adult Safety Rating (G-NCAP)

 

Central Locking

Black Fabric Upholstery

Wheel Arch Cladding

       

Black Inside Door Handles



2020 Mahindra XUV300 BS6 Petrol - W6 Variant

At Rs. 9.15 lakh, the W6 variant costs Rs. 85,000 more than the W4 variant. Notable additions include touchscreen infotainment with steering-mounted controls and remote central locking. For this, the W6 variant is an expensive upgrade over the W4. We’d rather suggest you get the W4 variant instead and add an aftermarket music system per your preference and save some money. The W6 variant is not recommended.

 

2020 MAHINDRA XUV300 1.2L PETROL | W6 VARIANT

Rs. 9,15,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

Entertainment

Functional

Style

7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System With 4 Speakers

Follow-me-home Lights

Black Roof Rails

AUX-in, USB & Bluetooth Connectivity

Keyless Entry with Remote Key

Full Wheel Covers

Steering-mounted Audio & Calling Controls

Smartwatch Connectivity & Bluesense

Rear Spoiler

In-built Navigation

Adjustable Boot Floor

Door Cladding

 

USB Charger

 

 

2020 Mahindra XUV300 BS6 Petrol - W8 Variant

The W8 variant costs Rs. 10.6 lakh and is Rs. 1.45 lakh more expensive than the already inflated W6 variant. It gets a bunch of features like rear armrests, keyless entry and go, cruise control, smartphone connectivity for music system, alloy wheels, projector headlamps, 2-zone automatic AC, rear defogger, washer and wiper and a sunglass holder.

This variant somewhat makes up for the price gap created by the overpriced W6 variant. Since it gets most of the features we use every day, this one gets our stamp of approval.

 

2020 MAHINDRA XUV300 1.2L PETROL | W8 VARIANT

Rs. 10,60,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR 2020

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

ESP

Apple CarPlay

Keyless Entry With Smart Key

Rear Armrest With Cupholders

Alloy Wheels

Projector Headlamps


Android Auto

Push Start/Stop Button

Illuminated Sun Visors With Vanity Mirror

LED DRL

Front Fog Lamps

Voice Commands & SMS Readout

Cruise Control

2 USB Chargers

Silver Skid Plates

Rear Parking Camera With Adaptive Guidelines

2 Tweeters

Automatic Headlamps

Luggage Lamp

Turn Indicator on ORVMs

Rear Defogger

 

Rain Sensing Wipers

Sunglass Holder

Leather Steering Wheel & Gear Lever

Rear Wiper & Washer

 

3.5” TFT Screen With Multicolor Illumination (MID)

Dual-zone Auto AC

Chrome Inside Door Handles

Hill Start Assist

 

Electrically Folding ORVMs

Height-adjustable Driver Seat

Chrome Upper Grille

Anti-theft Alarm

     

Silver Lower Grille

Warning Lamp on Front Doors

     

Piano Black Door Trim

 

2020 Mahindra XUV300 BS6 Petrol - W8 (O) Variant

The W8 (O) variant costs Rs. 11.84 lakh (ex-showroom). It’s Rs. 3.54 lakh more expensive than the base variant and Rs. 1.24 lakh more expensive than W8. It gets an electric sunroof, machined alloy wheels, heated outside mirrors, auto-dimming inside mirror, front parking sensors, tyre pressure monitoring, 5 extra airbags and 3-point seatbelt for middle rear seat passenger. You can’t put a price on safety and this variant doesn’t disappoint. It’s the only car in its segment to get knee airbag for the driver, front parking sensors and 3-point rear seatbelt for all occupants. Further, the sunroof and larger alloy wheels also help it stand out.

Although it’s on the expensive side, the W8 (O) is the most value-for-money variant in the XUV300 lineup.

 

2020 MAHINDRA XUV300 1.2L PETROL | W8 OPTIONAL VARIANT

Rs. 11,84,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR 2020

Safety

Style

Side, Curtain & Knee Airbags

Electric Sunroof

Auto-dimming IRVM

Machined Alloy Wheels

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Leather Upholstery

Heated ORVMs

Chrome Lower Grille

Front Parking Sensors

Dual-tone Roof Rails

3-point Seatbelt For Middle Seat (Rear)

 

Second Row Seatbelt Reminder

 

 

2020 Mahindra XUV300 BS6 Petrol - Verdict

The W4 variant looks like an expensive one on the surface but offers sufficient features to keep a cost-conscious buyer happy. The W6 variant is the most overpriced one and we’d instead suggest you buy the W4 and accessorize it. The W8 will meet most buyers’ needs as it gets most of the functional features. However, it’s still a bit on the expensive side. Go for it if you don’t want the features of the W8 (O) or don’t want to extend your budget any more.

But if you’re looking for something special, then the W8 (O) won’t disappoint and is the most value for money option considering the incremental cost over the W4 variant. It has some segment-first and exclusive features that you can’t find in any other car under 4 meters.

 

2020 MAHINDRA XUV300 1.2L PETROL | WHICH VARIANT TO BUY

Variant

Price (ex-showroom)

Recommendation

      W4

Rs. 8,30,000

Suitable for budget buyers

W6

Rs. 9,15,000

Not recommended

W8

Rs. 10,60,000

Expensive but suitable for most buyers

W8(O)

Rs. 11,84,000

Top Recommended

 

2020 Mahindra XUV300 BS6 Petrol - Colour Options

The 2020 Mahindra XUV300 is available in the following colours:

  • White
  • Silver
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Black
  • Green
  • Red with white roof
  • Green with white roof

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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