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    2020 Mahindra XUV300 Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

    by Lakshya Khanna on Tuesday, Nov 03 2020

    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 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. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna

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