Read on to find out which variant of the 2020 MG Hector Plus petrol is the most value for money. Here we compare the prices of the 2020 Hector Plus's petrol variants and the features to tell you which variant is the most Value For Money (VFM). Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and fuel efficiency of the 2020 MG Hector Plus with its chief competitors.
What Are The Pros And Cons Of MG Hector Plus Petrol?
Not a taxi - period. The only other car with captain seats-only configuration is the Maruti XL6 (Nexa) and it’s based on Ertiga, a hit among fleet buyers.
The only car with SUV styling and captain seats
Wide range of engine transmission options - petrol manual, petrol automatic and diesel manual
Tremendous road presence - thanks to massive dimensions and SUV styling
The MG Hector Plus petrol 2020 has the following shortcomings or problems:
Quite pricey for 2 extra captain seats and different styling compared to the regular 5-seat Hector
Not a full-time 6-seater - as accepted by MG
Small boot with all seats upright - even for a 3-row car. Other captain seat cars like Ertiga/XL6, Marazzo and Innova Crysta - all have better boot space when all seatbacks are upright
If you prefer watching over reading, then here’s our Hector Plus variants breakdown video:
What Is The Price Of 2020 MG Hector Plus?
The 2020 MG Hector Plus is available in 3 variants - Style, Smart and Sharp. It has 3 engine-transmission combinations, petrol manual, petrol hybrid manual and petrol automatic. The MG Hector Plus petrol manual is priced at Rs. 13.49 lakh for the Style variant and Rs. 17.29 lakh for Sharp hybrid variant. The petrol automatic variants of the MG Hector Plus costs Rs. 16.65 lakh and Rs. 18.21 lakh for Smart and Sharp variants, respectively.
MG HECTOR PLUS PRICE LIST
EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | JUL 2020
Is The Style Variant Of 2020 MG Hector Plus Petrol Worth Buying?
The MG Hector Plus costs Rs. 13.49 lakh for the Style variant with a turbo petrol engine and a manual transmission. The standard features of the Hector Plus Style petrol are:
All 4 disc brakes
Power adjustable mirrors
All power windows
Captain seats in the second row with individual armrests
It’s also worth noting that the Style variant is made-to-order only. And rightfully so. We’d suggest you consider a higher variant as this one doesn’t get many features you’d expect for this price like:
Power folding mirrors
Touchscreen music system
Front parking sensors
More importantly, the next higher variant is reasonably priced and justifies the price jump. The MG Hector Plus Style petrol MT variant is not worth buying. Now let’s see how Smart petrol DCT automatic fares.
MG HECTOR PLUS STYLE | FEATURES
Rs. 13,48,800 PETROL MT
LED Tail Lamps
Front & Rear Skid Plates
Basic 3.5-inch MID
USB, Bluetooth & FM
R17 Steel Wheels w/ Wheel Covers
Turn Indicators on ORVMs
Leather Door & Front Armrest
Body Coloured Bumpers, Door Handles & ORVMs
Is The Smart Petrol Automatic Variant Of 2020 MG Hector Plus Petrol Worth Buying?
The price jump from Style petrol MT to Smart DCT automatic is about Rs. 3.16 lakh. The MG Hector Plus Smart petrol automatic costs Rs. 16.65 lakh. The price jump is certainly big and if it doesn’t meet your budget limit, then you should consider buying the Style variant instead. For this additional price, the Smart auto adds the following features:
The Smart variant is the minimum we’d recommend to you if you’re considering the MG Hector Plus petrol. Together with the assumed cost of Rs.1.0 for the automatic transmission, this variant more than justifies the price jump of Rs. 3.16 lakh from the Style variant. If you also occasionally drive the vehicle yourself, then you should opt for this automatic transmission variant.
The most notable features you might miss in this variant are:
7-inch full-colour screen in the instrument console
Now, let’s see if the Sharp variant is worth upgrading to or not.
MG HECTOR PLUS SMART | FEATURES OVER STYLE VARIANT
Rs. 16,64,800 PETROL DCT Automatic
2 Front Thorax Airbags
Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop
Chrome Interior & Exterior Door Handles
Rear Parking Camera
Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
6-way Power Adjustable Driver Seat
Dynamic Turn Indicators
Front Parking Sensors
Infinity Sound System
Power Foldable ORVMs
Leather Wrapped Steering
LED Fog Lamps
Steering-mounted Audio Controls
Driver & Passenger Vanity Mirror
Brown Leather Upholstery
Subwoofer & Amplifier
Shark Fin Antenna
R17 Alloy Wheels
Electric Parking Brake
LED Cabin Lights
Connected Car Tech
Is The Sharp Variant Of 2020 MG Hector Plus Petrol Worth Buying?
Sharp is the top variant of the MG Hector Plus petrol and it costs Rs. 17.29 lakh with manual transmission and Rs. 18.21 lakh with the automatic. It’s available with 2 choices:
Hybrid turbo petrol engine and manual transmission
Turbo petrol engine with DCT automatic transmission
Sharp automatic costs Rs. 92,000 more than the Sharp manual and Rs. 1.56 lakh more than Smart automatic. The automatic transmission is clearly well-priced at Rs. 8,000 below the industry standard. So, we need to see if it gets Rs. 64,000 worth of additional features or not. First, let’s list down the notable additions:
2 curtain airbags
Heated outside mirrors
7-inch full-colour screen in the instrument cluster
These features also justify spending the additional sum over the Smart variant. The Sharp variant of the 2020 MG Hector Plus is our top-recommended and the most value for money variant.
Between the manual and the automatic, we’d suggest that you choose the DCT automatic as it costs a bit under Rs. 1.0 lakh and also gets front passenger power seats.
MG HECTOR PLUS SHARP | FEATURES OVER SMART VARIANT
Rs. 17,28,800 PETROL HYBRID MT | Rs. 18,20,800 PETROL DCT Automatic
Rain Sensing Wipers
Digital Instrument Cluster
360-degree Parking Camera
Powered Tailgate w/ Handsfree Unlock
4-way Power Adjustable Passenger Seat (non-Hybrid)
8-colour Ambient Lighting
Which Variant Of The 2020 MG Hector Plus Petrol Offers The Most Value For Money?
The Sharp DCT automatic is the most value for money variant of the Hector Plus petrol.
The Style petrol MT variant of the MG Hector Plus is not worth buying because it misses out on many features you’d expect from a car of this class and price point. It’s also made-to-order and may take longer to reach the dealership than higher variants. Besides, the price jump to the Smart petrol automatic variant is totally justified. So, the Smart variant is the bare minimum you should buy if you’re considering the MG Hector Plus and it’s totally worth buying.
If you stretch your budget further, then the range-topping Sharp hybrid petrol manual and petrol automatic, both offer better value for money than any of the lower variants. The Sharp DCT is a better value than the Sharp manual because it adds only Rs. 92,000 over the manual variant and gets 1 extra feature - power front passenger seat. If you intend to drive the car yourself, then the automatic transmission is a must-have feature. Those who’re always chauffeured around can consider the Sharp MT as well.
MG HECTOR PLUS | RECOMMENDATION
For those who don’t can’t buy Sharp DCT
For chauffeur-driven buyers who don’t intend to drive the car themselves and don’t want the automatic transmission.
Top recommended variant
What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 MG Hector Plus Petrol?
The MG Hector Plus’ most natural rivals are the Maruti Suzuki XL6 petrol and Innova Crysta petrol. Buyers of the Hector may also consider stretching their budget for the Hector Plus for the added convenience of captain seats and an additional row of seating.
The Hector Plus has less power than the Innova Crysta but its torque to weight ratio from the turbo petrol engine is far better than the Innova’s. It also has a 6-speed manual transmission against Crysta’s 5-speed. Similarly, Hector Plus’ fuel efficiency is also better than the Toyota Innova.
So, the Hector Plus clearly has an upper hand over the Innova in terms of engine performance.
The Hector’s newer hybrid, turbocharged, direct-injection engine technology along with a dual-clutch transmission are yet to prove its long-term reliability. Meanwhile, the Innova’s simpler normal petrol engine, old-school torque converter automatic and a rugged ladder-frame chassis are more likely to survive the Indian road, driving and climatic conditions. And that’s what has always lured buyers in Toyota’s direction - their boring, uneventful ownership experience with few surprises and breakdowns.
What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 MG Hector Plus?
The Hector Plus is almost as long, wide and tall as the Innova Crysta and it also has an identical wheelbase. The SUV styling and high ground clearance also work in the favour of Hector Plus while the Innova Crysta clearly has a strong MPV vibe.
However, the Hector Plus has a much smaller boot space of just 155 litres with all seats upright. Innova Crysta has 300 litres - almost double that of the Hector+’.
MG HECTOR vs RIVALS | DIMENSION COMPARISON
155-lt / 530-lt
Tyre Size (base)
Tyre Size (top)
What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 MG Hector Plus?
The 2020 Hector Plus is available in the following 6 colour options:
Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.
CLASSIFICATION OF CARS
Alto, Kwid (exception), Santro, Celerio
Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago, Kwid
Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza
Ciaz, New City, Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga
New City, Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V