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Mahindra XUV300 Petrol Or Diesel? Mileage & Running Cost Comparison

If you’re wondering whether you should buy the Mahindra XUV300 petrol or diesel then this article will help you come to a conclusion. Here, we’ll take the latest ex-showroom prices of the XUV300 and look at the price difference. Based on the current petrol and diesel prices, we’ll calculate the kilometres you need to drive the car to recover the higher upfront cost. This should help you decide which engine option of the XUV300 will work best for you and save you money in the long run. Let’s start with the difference in their ex-showroom prices.

Mahindra XUV300

Mahindra XUV300 Petrol Vs Diesel - Price Comparison

Let’s look at the latest ex-showroom prices of the Mahindra XUV300 petrol and diesel to see what extra cost you’re paying for the XUV300 diesel over the XUV300 petrol.

MAHINDRA XUV300 PETROL VS DIESEL PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI (APRIL 2022)

Variants

Petrol

Difference

Diesel

W4 Manual

Rs. 8,16,492

Rs. 1,14,259

Rs. 9,30,751

W8 Manual

Rs. 10,84,655

Rs. 1,20,411

Rs. 12,05,066

W8 (O) Manual

Rs. 12,03,308

Rs. 81,728

Rs. 12,85,036

W6 Automatic

Rs. 10,20,491

Rs. 1,14,624

Rs. 11,35,115

W8 (O) Automatic

Rs. 12,69,462

Rs. 82,703

Rs. 13,52,165

For the Mahindra XUV300 diesel manual, you’re paying between Rs. 81,728 and Rs. 1.2 lakh more than the petrol.

With the automatic transmission, the ex-showroom price for the XUV300 diesel is Rs. 82,703 to Rs. 1.15 lakh higher than the petrol.

Mahindra XUV300 Petrol Vs Diesel - Running Cost Calculation - April 2022

Now, let’s compare the per kilometre fuel cost you’ll incur with both the engine options. For this, we’ll use the latest petrol and diesel prices in Delhi and the official mileage figures as a baseline.

MAHINDRA XUV300

COST PER KM (APRIL 2022)

 

Petrol

Difference

Diesel

Fuel Price Delhi

Rs. 105.45

Rs. 8.74

Rs. 96.71

Manual Mileage

16.82kmpl

3.18kmpl

20kmpl

Manual Cost Per KM

Rs. 6.27/km

Rs. 1.43/km

Rs. 4.84/km

Automatic Mileage

17kmpl

2.7kmpl

19.7kmpl

Automatic Cost Per KM

Rs. 6.2

Rs. 1.29

Rs. 4.91

At the current fuel prices, the Mahindra XUV300 petrol manual will cost you Rs. 1.43 more than the Mahindra XUV300 diesel manual for every kilometre you drive.

With the automatic, the Mahindra XUV300 diesel will save you Rs. 1.29 per kilometre compared to the petrol automatic.

Kilometres To Breakeven With Mahindra XUV300 Diesel

MAHINDRA XUV300 PETROL VS DIESEL

KM TO RECOVER (APRIL 2022)

Variants

KM to Recover

W4 Manual

79,688km

W8 Manual

83,979km

W8 (O) Manual

57,000km

W6 Automatic

88,595km

W8 (O) Automatic

63,922km

Depending on the variant, you’ll have to cover 57,000 to 83,979km with the Mahindra XUV300 diesel manual to recover the extra price you pay upfront over the XUV300 petrol.

With the automatic, depending on the variant, you’ll have to cover 63,922 to 88,595km with the XUV300 diesel to recover the extra price you pay upfront over the XUV300 petrol.

Should You Buy a Mahindra XUV300 Petrol Or Diesel?

Considering the significantly higher torque output of the XUV300 diesel, we’d say that you can buy the XUV300 diesel even if you intend to cover 40,000 - 50,000km during the ownership. If you find the petrol performance adequate for your use and don’t need the higher performance all that much, then you should consider upgrading to the diesel engine only if you plan to drive the car for more than 70,000km.

You can use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how any petrol, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Prathu Sharma

Engineer by upbringing, artist by passion, motorhead because ,why not! Likes to know about everything related to technology, switches between american muscle and german innovation depending on the day. Wants to own 69' Mustang Mach 1 and to drive BMW M3 87'someday.

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