Which Variants Of Mahindra XUV300 Diesel BS4 Is Best Value For Money? - W4, W6, W8, W8 (O) Variants Explained

Which Variants Of Mahindra XUV300 Diesel BS4 Is Best Value For Money? - W4, W6, W8, W8 (O) Variants Explained

If you’re considering buying the Mahindra XUV300 with BS4 diesel engine, then this detailed report should help you pick the most value-for-money variant based on your needs and budget.

Mahindra XUV300

Mahindra XUV300 Variants - Prices

Let’s start by taking a look at the XUV300 prices. The petrol variants of the sub-4m SUV from Mahindra starts at Rs. 8.1 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.64 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The diesel variants with a manual transmission start at Rs. 8.69 lakh and go up to Rs. 12.14 lakh. The ex-showroom prices of the automatic variants range from Rs. 9.99 lakh to Rs. 12.69 lakh.

MAHINDRA XUV300 PRICE LIST

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI  | Nov. 2019

 

W4

W6

W8

W8 (O)

1.2L Petrol MT 

Rs. 8,10,000

Rs. 8,95,000

Rs. 10,40,000

Rs. 11,64,000

1.5L Diesel MT

Rs. 8,69,000

Rs. 9,50,000

Rs. 10,95,000

Rs. 12,14,000

1.5L Diesel AMT

X

Rs. 9,99,000

Rs. 11,49,800

Rs. 12,69,000

 

Mahindra XUV300 Variants - Engine Specs

The Mahindra XUV300 gets a 1.5-litre diesel engine that makes 116.6PS of power at 3750rpm and a massive 300Nm of torque from 1500 to 2500rpm. The engine comes with a choice of  6-speed manual or a 6-speed AMT automatic. Regardless of the transmission you choose, the XUV300 diesel claims to deliver a fuel efficiency of 20.0kmpl.

 

MAHINDRA XUV300 1.5L DIESEL VARIANTS

Engine displacement

1.5-litre

Maximum power

116.6PS @ 3750rpm

Maximum Torque

300Nm @ 1500-2500rpm

Claimed Fuel Efficiency

20.0kmpl

Transmission

6-Speed Manual 

6-Speed AMT

Drive System

FWD

Emission Standard

BS4

 

Mahindra XUV300 Variants - Competition

Let’s now see where the Mahindra XUV300 stands compared to the competition. Amongst all sub-4m SUV, the XUV300 diesel has the best-in-class power and torque figures. Besides the XUV300, only the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon are available with an automatic transmission.

2019 MAHINDRA XUV300 VS COMPETITION

BS4 DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

 

Mahindra XUV300

Hyundai Venue

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Tata Nexon

Ford EcoSport

Honda WR-V

Engine Capacity

1.5-litre

1.4-litre

1.3-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

Maximum Power

116.6PS @ 3750rpm

90PS @ 4000rpm

90PS @ 4000rpm

110PS @ 3750rpm

100PS @ 3750rpm

100PS @ 3600rpm

Maximum Torque

300Nm @ 1500-2500rpm

220Nm @ 1500-2750rpm

200Nm @ 1750rpm

260Nm @ 1500-2750rpm

205Nm @ 1750-3250rpm

200Nm @ 1750rpm

Manual Transmission

6-speed

6-speed

5-Speed

6-speed

5-speed

6-speed

Automatic Transmission

6-speed AMT

-

5-speed AMT

6-speed AMT

-

-

Claimed FE

20.0kmpl

23.7kmpl

24.3kmpl

21.5kmpl

23kmpl

25.5kmpl

 

In terms of dimensions, the XUV300 leads with the longest wheelbase and the widest body. A longer wheelbase typically results in better legroom in the cabin. But it eats into the boot space as the rear wheels are pushed further to the rear. It shows in the boot capacity of the Mahindra XUV300 as it has the smallest boot. Also, it has the lowest ground clearance of 180mm.

2019 MAHINDRA XUV300 VS COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Mahindra XUV300

Hyundai Venue

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Tata Nexon

Ford EcoSport

Honda WRV

Length

3995mm

3995mm

3995mm

3994mm

3998mm

3999mm

Width

1821mm

1770mm

1790mm

1811mm

1765mm

1734mm

Height

1627mm

1605mm

1640mm

1607mm

1647mm

1601mm

Wheelbase

2600mm

2500mm

2500mm

2498mm

2519mm

2555mm

Ground Clearance

180mm

190 (est)

198mm

209mm

200mm

188mm

Boot Space

257 litres

350 litres

328 litres

350 litres

352 litres

363 litres

 

Mahindra XUV300 W4 Variant - Okay To Buy On Tight Budget

The base W4 variant of the Mahindra XUV300 diesel comes with 2 airbags, ABS, parking sensors, day/night inside mirror, central locking, ISOFIX child seat anchors and four-wheel disc brakes. The Mahindra XUV300 is the only car in the sub-compact SUV segment that comes with disc brakes on the rear wheels for better braking and safety.

The functional features of the XUV300 include 60/40 split rear seat, adjustable steering weight settings, all four power windows, front centre armrest with storage and adjustable rear headrests. The XUV300 also has a unique feature of adjustable steering stiffness/weight. It has Comfort mode, which makes it light for driving at slow speeds. The Sport mode makes it heavy for better high-speed stability on the highway.

The W4 variant is a little lacking in the style department as it gets black plastic parts in place of the higher variants LED DRL strips. However, it gets body-coloured bumpers, door handles and outside mirrors to make up for that. It also has a non-touchscreen 4-speaker music system with Bluetooth and USB.

In terms of features, this variant is fairly loaded and doesn’t feel like a stripped base variant at all. If you’re on a tight budget, then you can consider buying this variant.

MAHINDRA XUV300 1.5L DIESEL | W4 VARIANT

Rs. 8,69,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | NOV 2019

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Driver & Passenger airbag

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

Audio system with Bluetooth, AUX & USB

60:40 Rear Seat Split

Steering Modes

Body Coloured Bumper

ABS with EBD

Seat belt pretensioners - Driver & Passenger

4 Speakers

Electrically-Adjustable ORVM

Front Power Outlet & USB Charging

Body Coloured Door Handles & ORVM

Reverse parking sensors

Day/Night Inside Mirror

 

Front & Rear Power Windows

Front & Rear Door Bottle Holders

Black Skid Plates

Seatbelt Reminder (Driver + Passenger)

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

 

Power Windows-Driver Side Auto Up-Down with Safety

Passenger Side Vanity Mirror

LED Tail Lamp

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

   

Central Locking

         



Mahindra XUV300 W6 Variant - Not Recommended

At Rs. 9.5 lakh, the W6 variant of the Mahindra XUV300 is Rs. 81,000 more expensive than the W4 variant. It’s also the most affordable automatic variant of the XUV300 diesel. The W6 automatic is Rs. 49,000 more expensive than the W6 with the 6-speed manual transmission. It’s a reasonable jump in cost for the 6-speed AMT automatic.

In terms of entertainment features, the W6 variant replaces the non-touch music system with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and it also gets steering-mounted controls. Since it already comes with a touchscreen infotainment system, it would have been nice to have Android Auto and Apple Carplay connectivity options, which are missing here. The other features include an adjustable boot floor, remote for central locking, rear spoiler, door cladding and roof rails.

We believe that this variant doesn’t justify the increase in price over the W4 variant and is therefore not recommended. Although, some of you may find the W6 automatic a good option because of its sub-Rs. 10.0 lakh ex-showroom price, which allows you to enjoy a lower tax slab depending on the state of registration.

MAHINDRA XUV300 1.5L DIESEL | W6 VARIANT | FEATURES OVER W4

Rs. 9,50,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | NOV 2019

Entertainment

Functional

Style

7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment system with 4 speakers 

Follow me home lights

Roof Rails

AUX-in, USB & Bluetooth Connectivity

Keyless Entry with Foldable Key

Full Wheel Cover

Steering Mounted Audio & Calling Controls

USB Charger

Rear Spoiler

In-built Navigation

Adjustable Boot Floor

Door Cladding

 

Mahindra XUV300 W8 Variant - Recommended Most Value-For-Money Variant

The W8 variant of the Mahindra XUV300 is another Rs. 1.45 lakh more expensive than the W6 variant. The W8 automatic is about Rs. 1.51 lakh dearer than the W6 automatic.

For about Rs. 1.5 lakh, the W8 variant gets you safety features like electronic stability control, projector headlamps, fog lamps, parking camera, rear washer, wiper and defogger, hill start assist, warning light on front doors and alarm for central locking.

Functional features of the Mahindra XUV300 W8 variant include keyless entry with push-button start/stop, idle start/stop to save fuel, automatic headlamps and wipers, cruise control, 3.5-inch multi-info display, electrically-folding outside mirrors, a rear armrest with cup holders, dual-zone automatic AC, sunglass holder and a luggage lamp. A dual-zone auto AC is exclusively available in the XUV300 and no other sub-compact SUV has this feature.

Style-related features of the W8 variant are alloy wheels, LED DRLs, turn indicators on outside mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel and chrome outside door handles. The touchscreen infotainment system also gets smartphone connectivity with the addition of Android Auto and Apple Carplay and 2 additional tweeters.

While the difference in price is big compared to the W6 variant, the long list of features justifies the price jump appropriately. This is our top recommended and most value for money variant of the XUV300 diesel - both, with or without the automatic transmission.

MAHINDRA XUV300 1.5L DIESEL | W8 VARIANT

Rs. 10,95,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | NOV 2019

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

ESP

Apple CarPlay

Keyless Entry- Smart Key

Alloy Wheels

Projector Headlamp


Android Auto

Push Start/Stop Button

LED DRL

Front Fog Lamps

Voice Commands & SMS Readout

Idle Start/Stop

Silver Skid Plates

Rear Parking Camera with adaptive guidelines

2 Tweeters

Cruise Control

Turn Indicator on ORVM

Rear Defogger

 

Automatic Headlamp

Leather Steering Wheel

Rear Wiper & Washer

 

Automatic Wipers

Chrome Inside Door Handles

Hill Start Assist

 

3.5-inch TFT Screen with multicolor illumination

 

Anti Theft Alarm

 

Electrically Folding ORVM

 

Warning Lamp on Front Doors

 

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

 
   

Rear Armrest with cupholders

 
   

Illuminated Sun Visors with vanity mirror

 
   

2 USB charger

 
   

Luggage Lamp

 
   

Sunglass holder

 
   

Dual Zone AC

 

 

Mahindra XUV300 W8 (O) Variant - Buy For Best Safety & Style Features

The top variant of the Mahindra XUV300 diesel - W8 (O) - costs Rs. 12.14 lakh with a manual transmission and Rs. 12.69 lakh with the AMT automatic. It’s about Rs. 1.2 lakh more expensive compared to the W8 variant.

For that price, the W8 variant gets 5 extra airbags for safety - 2 curtain airbags, 2 thorax/side airbags and knee airbag for the driver. It also gets tyre pressure monitoring system, front parking sensors, 3-point seatbelt for the rear centre passenger, second-row seatbelt reminder and heated outside mirrors. On the styling front, it gets an electric sunroof and machined alloy wheels.

This variant is priced well and you can go for this if your budget permits. It’s suitable for you if you want the best safety features in a sub-4m SUV and style features like sunroof and alloy wheels.

MAHINDRA XUV300 1.5L DIESEL | W8 (O) VARIANT

Rs. 12,14,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | NOV 2019

Safety

Style

Side, Curtain & Knee Airbags

Electric Sunroof

Auto Dimming IRVM

Machined Alloys

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

 

Heated ORVM

 

Front Parking Sensor

 

3 point seatbelt for middle seat

 

Second Row Seatbelt Reminder

 

 

Mahindra XUV300 Diesel Best Variant - W8

Top recommended and most value for money variant of the Mahindra XUV300 diesel is the W8 with or without the automatic transmission. The base W4 variant is also a good buy if you’re on a tight budget. If you have no financial constraints or you want the best safety and style features, then you can upgrade to the W8 (O) manual or automatic variant. The W6 manual variant is not recommended as it offers poor value for money.

MAHINDRA XUV300 1.5L DIESEL | WHICH VARIANT TO BUY

Variant

Transmission

Price (ex-showroom)

Recommendation

W4

Manual

Rs. 8,69,000

For budget-conscious buyers

W6

Manual

Rs. 9,50,000

Not recommended

W8

Manual

Rs. 10,95,000

Top recommended variant

W8(O)

Manual

Rs. 12,14,000

Worth upgrading, if it fits your budget

W6

Automatic

Rs. 9,99,000

For budget-conscious buyers

W8

Automatic

Rs. 11,49,800

Top recommended variant

W8(O)

Automatic

Rs. 12,69,000

Worth upgrading, if it fits your budget

 

 

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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