2020 Mahindra XUV300 Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

2020 Mahindra XUV300 Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

V3Cars reviews all the variants of the 2020 Mahindra XUV300 to give you a better idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The XUV300 is available with a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine paired with a manual transmission, and a 1.5-litre diesel engine paired with either a manual or an AMT type automatic transmission.

 

2020 Mahindra XUV300 Variants Explained

What Is The Price Of The 2020 Mahindra XUV300? 

The prices of all the petrol variants of the 2020 Mahindra XUV300 have reduced, but the price difference among variants is different. The W8 variant was previously priced over Rs 10 lakh, now it is less than the Rs 10 lakh mark, so its on-road price has reduced significantly.

The following table offers the old and new price details of the Mahindra XUV300 petrol:

MAHINDRA XUV300 PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI  | NOV 2020

PETROL-MANUAL

VARIANT

OLD PRICE

DIFFERENCE

NEW PRICE

W4

₹8,30,000

₹35,002

₹7,94,998

W6

₹9,15,000

₹17,000

₹8,98,000

W8

₹10,60,000

₹70,001

₹9,89,999

W8 (Opt)

₹11,84,000

₹87,001

₹10,96,999


It is worth noting here that the XUV300 diesel W6 variant’s prices have increased by Rs 20,000 in case of both its manual and automatic versions. On the other hand the W8 variant’s price has reduced by Rs 20,000, while the price of the W8 Optional has been slashed by Rs 40,000.

The table below offers a look at the prices of the Mahindra XUV300 diesel-manual and diesel-automatic variants:

MAHINDRA XUV300 PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI  | NOV 2020

DIESEL-MANUAL

VARIANT

OLD PRICE

DIFFERENCE

NEW PRICE

W4

₹8,69,000

₹998

₹8,69,998

W6

₹9,50,000

₹19,998

₹9,69,998

W8

₹10,95,000

₹20,001

₹10,74,999

W8 (Opt)

₹12,14,000

₹39,001

₹11,74,999

DIESEL-AUTOMATIC

VARIANT

OLD PRICE

DIFFERENCE

NEW PRICE

W6

₹9,99,000

₹20,999

₹10,19,999

W8

₹11,49,800

₹19,801

₹11,29,999

W8 (Opt)

₹12,69,000

₹39,001

₹12,29,999


The XUV300 diesel automatic transmission variants are around Rs 55,000 more expensive than the diesel manual transmission variants.

MAHINDRA XUV300 PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI  | NOV 2020

VARIANT

DIESEL-MT

DIFFERENCE

DIESEL-AMT

W4

₹8,69,998

--

NA

W6

₹9,69,998

₹50,001

₹10,19,999

W8

₹10,74,999

₹55,000

₹11,29,999

W8 (Opt)

₹11,74,999

₹55,000

₹12,29,999


The Mahindra XUV300’s petrol and diesel versions have a price difference of somewhere between Rs 72,000 and Rs 85,000. 

MAHINDRA XUV300 PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI  | NOV 2020

VARIANT

PETROL-MT

DIFFERENCE

DIESEL-MT

W4

₹7,94,998

₹75,000

₹8,69,998

W6

₹8,98,000

₹71,998

₹9,69,998

W8

₹9,89,999

₹85,000

₹10,74,999

W8 (Opt)

₹10,96,999

₹78,000

₹11,74,999


What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Mahindra XUV300? 

The XUV300 petrol comes packed with a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that can produce 110PS of maximum power and 200Nm of peak torque. Its power:weight ratio is better than only the Hyundai Venue and the Honda WR-V, but in terms of torque:weight, it is a close second after the Venue Turbo. The XUV300’s petrol engine can achieve its peak torque at 2000rpm, and we expect it to be one of the best cars in the segment in terms of driveability. This engine comes paired with a 6-speed manual transmission and its claimed fuel efficiency is just short of 17kmpl.

XUV300 vs RIVALS

PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

XUV300

Sonet

Venue

WR-V

Brezza

Nexon

EcoSport

Displacement

1.2L

1.2L

1.0L

1.2L

1.0L

1.2L

1.5L

1.2L

1.5L

Cylinder

3

4

3

4

3

4

4

3

3

Cubic Capacity

1197cc

1197cc

998cc

1197cc

998cc

1199cc

1462cc

1199cc

1496cc

Maximum Power

110.1PS @ 5000rpm

83PS @ 6300rpm

120PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

120PS @ 6000rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

105PS @ 6000rpm

120PS @ 5500rpm

122PS @ 6500rpm

Power:Weight

81.43PS/t

NA

NA

76.78PS/t

103.99PS/t

81.37PS/t

92.92PS/t

96.77PS/t

97.91PS/t

Peak Torque

200Nm @ 2000-3500rpm

115Nm @ 4200rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

114Nm @ 4000rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

110Nm @ 4800rpm

138Nm @ 4400rpm

170Nm @ 1750-4000rpm

149Nm @ 4500rpm

Torque:Weight

147.93Nm/t

NA

NA

105.46Nm/t

149.05Nm/t

99.46Nm/t

122.12Nm/t

137.1Nm/t

119.58Nm/t

Manual

Transmission

6MT

5MT

6ACMT

5MT

6MT/6ACMT

5MT

5MT

6MT

5MT

Manual

Claimed FE

16.82kmpl

--

--

17.27kmpl

18.07kmpl

16.5kmpl

17.03kmpl

17.57kmpl

15.9kmpl

Automatic

Transmission

--

--

7DCT

--

7DCT

--

4AT

6AMT

6AT

Automatic

Claimed FE

--

--

--

--

17.99kmpl

--

18.76kmpl

16.35kmpl

14.7kmpl


The XUV300 diesel comes equipped with a 1.5-litre engine that generates 117PS of maximum power and 300Nm of peak torque. Its power:weight ratio is comparable with the Venue and WR-V, while its torque:weight ratio is the best in the segment, which is an indicator of great driveability. The diesel engine comes paired with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AMT type automatic transmission. In both the cases, the claimed fuel efficiency is close to 20kmpl.

XUV300 vs RIVALS

DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

 

XUV300

Sonet

Venue

Nexon

WR-V

EcoSport

Displacement

1.5L

1.5L

1.5L

1.5L

1.5

1.5L

Cylinder

4

4

4

4

4

4

Cubic Capacity

1497cc

1493cc

1493cc

1497cc

1498cc

1498cc

Maximum Power

117PS @ 3750rpm

100PS @ 4000rpm

115PS @ 4000rpm

100PS @ 4000rpm

110PS @ 4000rpm

100PS @ 3600rpm

100PS @ 3750rpm

Power:Weight

82.45PS/t

NA

NA

84.96PS/t

83.65PS/t

89.14PS/t

76.80PS/t

Peak Torque

300Nm @ 1500 - 2500rpm

240Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

240Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

200Nm @ 1750rpm

215Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

Torque:Weight

211.42Nm/t

NA

NA

203.91Nm/t

197.72Nm/t

162.07202.59Nm/t

165.13Nm/t

Manual

Transmission

6-speed

6-speed

--

6-speed

6-speed

6-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

20.1kmpl

--

--

23.29kmpl

22.44kmpl

23.7kmpl

21.7kmpl

Automatic

Transmission

6-speed AMT

--

6AT

-

6-speed AMT

-

-

Automatic FE

19.7kmpl

--

--

-

22.44kmpl

-

-


What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Mahindra XUV300?

The XUV300 belongs to the B2-SUV segment, thus, its overall length is around 4m. It is the widest car in the segment and is taller than the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon and Honda WR-V. It also has the longest wheelbase in the segment, but has the least boot space and ground clearance. It is also worth noting that only the XUV300 offers the option of large 17-inch wheels in this segment. 

Also Read - Mahindra XUV300 vs Competition - Price, Specs, Dimensions, Mileage Comparison

XUV300 vs RIVALS

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

XUV300

Sonet

Venue

WR-V

Brezza

Nexon

EcoSport

Length

3995mm

3995mm

3995mm

3999mm

3995mm

3993mm

3998mm

Width

1821mm

1790mm

1770mm

1734mm

1790mm

1811mm

1765mm

Height

1627mm

1647mm

1605mm

1601mm

1640mm

1606mm

1647mm

Wheelbase

2600mm

2500mm

2500mm

2555mm

2500mm

2498mm

2519mm

Boot Space

257-lt

392-lt

350-lt

363-lt

328-lt

350-lt

352-lt

Ground Clearance

180mm

205mm

190mm

188mm

200mm

209mm

200mm

Fuel Tank

42-lt

45-lt

45-lt

40-lt

48-lt

44-lt

52-lt

Tyre Size (Base)

205/65 R16

195/65 R15

195/65 R15

195/60 R16

205/60 R16

195/60 R16

195/65 R15

Tyre Size (Top)

215/55 R17

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

195/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/60 R16


2020 Mahindra XUV300 Variants

Mahindra XUV300 W4 Variant 

W4 is the base variant of the Mahindra XUV300, and it is priced at Rs 7.95 lakh for the petrol version and at Rs 8.7 lakh for the diesel. It has received the highest 5-star safety rating from Global NCAP. This variant has all the basic safety features along with features like impact-sensing auto-door unlock, day/night IRVM, 4 disc brakes and ISOFIX.

This variant’s key functional features include: Front & Rear Power Windows, Electrically-adjustable ORVMs, front armrest, Adjustable Rear Headrests, 60:40 Split Rear Seat, Steering Modes and Tyre Position Display. You can change the heaviness of the steering wheel with Steering Modes, while the Tyre Position Display lets you see the parked car’s tyre direction on the MID.

Although W4 is XUV300’s base variant, it doesn’t actually look stripped from the outside, as it gets body coloured bumpers, door handles and ORVMs. However, this variant gets black plastic covering in the place where the DRLs and fog lamps should be. 

XUV300 W4 | FEATURES

Safety

Functional

Style

Std Safety Features

Front & Rear Power Windows w/ Drive Side Auto Down

60:40 Split Rear Seat

Body-coloured Bumpers, Door Handles & ORVMs

5 Star Adult Safety Rating (G-NCAP)

Electrically-adjustable ORVMs

Steering Modes

Black Skid Plates

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

Front Armrest w/ Storage

Height-adjustable Front Seatbelts

LED Tail Lamps

Day-night IRVM

Front & Rear Door Pockets

Tyre Position Display

Dual-tone Interior

4 Disc Brakes

Rear Seat Adjustable Headrest

Micro Hybrid Tech (Engine Start/Stop)

Silver Upper Grille & Black Lower Grille

ISOFIX

Front Power Outlet

Central Locking

Black Inside Door Handles

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

 

Center Roof Lamp

Fabric Upholstery

Front Seatbelt Pretensioners w/ Load Limiter

   

R16 Steel Wheels w/out Wheel Covers

Lane Change Indicator

   

Sill & Wheel Arch Cladding


The W4 Diesel offers a few additional features over its petrol counterpart. The W4 diesel comes with an audio system with 4 speakers and bluetooth, AUX and USB connectivity options.

XUV300 W4 DIESEL | FEATURES OVER W4 PETROL

Audio System

4 Speakers

Bluetooth, Aux & USB

Smart Watch Connectivity

Bluesense App


The XUV300 W4 base variant lacks features like steering-mounted controls, remote central locking and wheel covers. In case of the petrol version, the W4 variant misses out on an audio system as well.

Mahindra XUV300 W6 Variant 

The XUV300 W6 variant is around Rs 1 lakh more expensive than the W4 variant.

MAHINDRA XUV300 | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | NOV 2020

 

W4

DIFFERENCE

W6

PETROL-MT

₹7,94,998

₹1,03,002

₹8,98,000

DIESEL-MT

₹8,69,998

₹1,00,000

₹9,69,998

DIESEL-AMT

NA

--

₹10,19,999


It covers all the missing must-have features of the base W4 variant. The key added features of the W6 variant include: 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with steering-mounted controls, remote central locking, USB charger, adjustable boot floor, full-wheel covers and black roof rails.

XUV300 W6 | FEATURES OVER W4

Entertainment

Functional

Style

7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

Remote Central Locking

Full Wheel Covers

AUX-in, USB & Bluetooth Connectivity (petrol)

Adjustable Boot Floor

Black Roof Rails

Steering-mounted Audio & Calling Controls

Follow-me-home Headlamps

Rear Spoiler

In-built Navigation

Smartwatch Connectivity & Bluesense (petrol)

Door Cladding

4 Speakers (petrol)

 

Black Front Scuff Plate

ESC w/ Roll-over Mitigation

(AMT Only)

   


As per our internal data, the W6 variant’s added features do not justify its price jump of Rs 1 lakh over the W4 variant. Thus, we do not recommend this variant.

If you wish to go for a basic variant of the XUV300, then the best option is the base W4 variant. You can retrofit the W4 with wheel covers, while the petrol W4 buyers would have to retrofit an audio system as well. However, we suggest you go for the W4 variant only if you are eyeing a lower variant of the XUV300 and don’t wish to stretch your budget, otherwise we recommend considering the W8 variant - both in the case of petrol and diesel.

Also Read - 2020 Mahindra Thar vs Mahindra XUV300 - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

The W6 variant with the diesel engine gets an AMT option as well. In the XUV300 AMT range, the W6 is the base variant, and it covers all must-have features along with a few good-to-have features. The AMT variants of the XUV300 come with electronic stability control as well. However, instead of going for the W6 AMT variant, we recommend that you consider buying the W8 AMT variant as it offers better value.

Mahindra XUV300 W8 Variant 

The XUV300 W8 Petrol variant is around Rs 92,000 more expensive than the W6 petrol, while the W8 Diesel is Rs 1.10 lakh costlier than the W6 diesel.

MAHINDRA XUV300 | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | NOV 2020

 

W6

DIFFERENCE

W8

PETROL-MT

₹8,98,000

₹91,999

₹9,89,999

DIESEL-MT

₹9,69,998

₹1,05,001

₹10,74,999

DIESEL-AMT

₹10,19,999

₹1,10,000

₹11,29,999


The W8 variant offers a number of added features in the safety, entertainment and style departments. When it comes to safety, the noteworthy features include projector headlamps, rear parking camera and rear wiper. In the style department, this variant offers 17-inch alloy wheels, LED DRLs, leather-wrapped steering and silver skid plates.

XUV300 W8 | FEATURES OVER W6

Safety

Style

Projector Headlamps

Rear Defogger

R17 Alloy Wheels

Chrome Inside Door Handles

Front & Rear Fog Lamps

Rear Wiper & Washer

LED DRLs

Chrome Upper Grille

Rear Parking Camera

Anti-theft Alarm

Leather Steering Wheel & Gear Lever

Silver Lower Grille

Warning Lamp on Front Doors

Silver Skid Plates

Piano Black Door Trim

 

Turn Indicators on ORVMs


The W8 variant also comes with a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity options, while 2 tweeters are also added for better audio output. When functional features are concerned, this variant adds in - keyless entry with push-button start/stop, dual-zone auto AC, height adjustable driver seat, electrically foldable ORVMs, automatic headlamps, cruise control, rear armrest and rain sensing wipers.

XUV300 W8 | FEATURES OVER W6

Entertainment

Functional

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

Auto Headlamps

Sunglass Holder

Voice Commands & SMS Readout

Dual-zone Auto AC

Cruise Control

Illuminated Sun Visors With Vanity Mirror

2 Tweeters

Height-adjustable Driver Seat

Rear Armrest With Cupholders

2 USB Chargers

 

Electrically Foldable ORVMs

Rain Sensing Wipers

Luggage & Glovebox Lamp

 

3.5” TFT Multicolour MID

Front Console Lamp

Auto Up/Down Driver Side Power Window 


According to our internal data, the additional features of the W8 variant have a greater perceived value than its asking price. Thus, we recommend the W8 variant over the W6. Even if you consider the price difference between the base W4 and the W8 variant, the W8’s additional features are worth the extra premium, and the variant offers a value-for-money proposition. Since this variant covers all the basic features as well as a number of modern-day features, it is a sensible well-rounded package.

Mahindra XUV300 W8(O) Variant 

The XUV300 W8(O) variant is around Rs 1 lakh more expensive than the W8 variant.

MAHINDRA XUV300 | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | SEP 2020

 

W8

DIFFERENCE

W8(O)

PETROL-MT

₹9,89,999

₹1,07,000

₹10,96,999

DIESEL-MT

₹10,74,999

₹1,00,000

₹11,74,999

DIESEL-AMT

₹11,29,999

₹1,00,000

₹12,29,999


The W8(O) adds in many more safety features such as: Side, Curtain & Knee airbags, Auto Dimming IRVM, Tyre Pressure Monitoring system, hill start assist and front parking sensors. This variant gets electronic stability control feature even with the manual transmission. The W8(O) also offers some feel-good features like - sunroof, leatherette upholstery and machined alloy wheels.

XUV300 W8(O) | FEATURES OVER W8

Safety

Style

Side, Curtain & Knee Airbags

Front Parking Sensors

Electric Sunroof

Chrome Lower Grille

Auto-dimming IRVM

3-point Seatbelt For Middle Seat (Rear)

R17 Machined Alloy Wheels

Dual-tone Roof Rails

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Second Row Seatbelt Reminder

Leatherette Upholstery

Bungee Strap for Stowage

Hill Start Assist

Heated ORVMs

   

Electronic Stability Control (manual)

     


Shelling out Rs 1 lakh extra for the additional features of the W8(O) is not really required, although the perceived value of the added features of is around 1.5 lakh. The W8(O)’s additional features are mostly feel-good and not must-haves. 

Thus, upgrading to the W8(O) over the W8 depends completely on your choice and budget - and this is true for all the 3 powertrain options. 

Which Variant Of The 2020 Mahindra XUV300 Should You Buy?

If you are looking to buy the manual transmission version of the Mahindra XUV300, either with the petrol or diesel engine, then our top recommended variant is the W8. The W8 variant’s prices have reduced, and it is a sensible upgrade over both the lower variants. It covers all the must-have features and offers some good-to-have features as well.

Having said that, the best value-for-money variant of the XUV300 is the top W8(O). Thus, if you can stretch your budget for this top variant, then definitely go for it for its additional safety and feel-good features.

If you are considering only the base W4 and the W6 variants of the XUV300, then we suggest that you settle for the base W4 variant and then go for an audio system and wheel covers from the aftermarket. This is because the W6’s additional features do not justify its asking price.

MAHINDRA XUV300 MANUAL | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Recommendation

W4

Rank 3

Suitable for budget buyers

W6

Rank 4

Not recommended

W8

Rank 2

Top recommended

W8(O)

Rank 1

Added features justify value, can consider for added safety


If you are considering the XUV300 diesel-AMT, even then the W8 is our top recommended variant. If your budget allows, then you can choose to go for the W8(O) variant instead.

MAHINDRA XUV300 DIESEL-AMT | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Recommendation

W6

Rank 3

Consider upgrading to W8

W8

Rank 2

Top recommended

W8(O)

Rank 1

Added features justify value, can consider for added safety


What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Mahindra XUV300?

The Mahindra XUV300 is available in 6 monotone exterior colour options, namely - Black, White, Silver, Red, Aquamarine and Orange. There are also 2 dual tone options - Red with White roof, and Aquamarine with White roof.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lakshya Khanna

Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he's mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He's usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars editorial team.

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