March 2022 - Mahindra XUV300 Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Mahindra XUV300 petrol you should buy based on the ex-showroom prices, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the 2022 XUV300's petrol variants and the features to figure out which variant is worth buying for a good value for money and ownership experience. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the Mahindra XUV300 with its competitors and other petrol-powered B2-segment SUVs like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Honda WR-V, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger.

Mahindra XUV300

Updated (Mar 24, 2022): This update of the Mahindra XUV300 petrol variants explained article includes the latest prices of the Mahindra XUV300 along with the engine, dimension comparison of its rivals. It also includes the feature changes in some variants of the XUV300.

Also Read: Tata Nexon Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Mahindra XUV300 Petrol?

The pros or advantages of Mahindra XUV300 petrol are:

  • 5-star GNCAP safety rating
  • Best-in-class wheelbase of 2600mm with the widest body are the ingredients of a roomy cabin
  • Best-in-class torque output, although the Kiger and Magnite turbo offer a better torque-to-weight ratio
  • Notable features like front parking sensors, rear disc brakes, 2-zone auto AC, tyre position display, sunroof, 6 airbags, projector headlamps, steering feel adjustment, TPMS, cruise control and keyless entry

The Mahindra XUV300 petrol has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • Silently removed features after launch like knee airbag, rear fog lamps, door warning lights, boot lamp, 3-point seatbelt for centre rear seat, seatbelt warning for rear seats, 17-inch alloys, heated outside mirrors; these were available at the time of launch
  • Besides feature deletion, shuffling features between variants and moving some to higher variants also add to the confusion for potential customers
  • Lowest-in-segment ground clearance of 180mm and smallest-in-segment boot space measuring 257 litres

What Is The Price Of Mahindra XUV300 Petrol Variants?

The 2022 Mahindra XUV300 petrol is available in 4 variants with a manual transmission. The petrol-manual range costs between Rs. 8.16 lakh and Rs. 12.03 lakh. The petrol-automatic powertrain is available in 2 of the 4 variants. These carry ex-showroom prices of Rs. 10.20 lakh and Rs. 12.69 lakh for the W6 and W8 (O) variants, respectively. The W6 petrol-automatic is Rs. 20,501 more expensive than the W6 petrol-manual. Meanwhile, the W8 (O) petrol-automatic is Rs. 66,153 pricier than the W8 (O) petrol-manual.

MAHINDRA XUV300 PETROL | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | MAR 2022

Variant

Petrol-Manual

Difference

Petrol-Auto

W4

Rs. 8,16,493

-

-

W6

Rs. 9,99,991

Rs. 20,501

Rs. 10,20,492

W8

Rs. 10,84,655

-

-

W8 (O)

Rs. 12,03,309

Rs. 66,153

Rs. 12,69,462

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Mahindra XUV300 Petrol W4 - Base Model Features & Review

The base W4 variant of the Mahindra XUV300 petrol costs Rs. 8.16 lakh (ex-showroom). It has the following notable standard features:

  • Power mirrors
  • All power windows
  • 16-inch wheels
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Central locking
  • Steering-feel adjustment
  • LED tail lamps
  • Tyre position indicator
  • Idle start/stop
  • Body-coloured bumpers, mirrors and door handles, 

Considering the price of the base variant, it’s missing a bunch of must-have features, which are essential for a decent ownership experience. We believe it should have had the following features:

  • Remote central locking
  • Music system
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Wheel covers

MAHINDRA XUV300 W4 | BASE VARIANT STANDARD FEATURES

Rs. 8.16 Lakh (1.2L Petrol MT) | Ex-Showroom | Mar 2022

Safety

Functional

Style

Std Safety Features

Front & Rear Power Windows w/ Drive Side Auto Down

Body-coloured Bumpers, Door Handles & ORVMs

5 Star Adult Safety Rating (G-NCAP)

Electrically-adjustable ORVMs

Black Skid Plates

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

Adjustable headrests

LED Tail Lamps

Day-night IRVM

Centre Roof Lamp

Dual-tone Interior

Rear Disc Brakes

Front Power Outlet

Black Inside Door Handles

ISOFIX

Front and rear door pockets with bottle holders

Fabric Upholstery

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

Steering Modes

R16 Steel Wheels w/out Wheel Covers

Front Seatbelt Pretensioners w/ Load Limiter

Engine Idle Start/Stop

Sill & Wheel Arch Cladding

Central Locking

Tyre Position Display

 

Mahindra XUV300 Petrol W4 vs W6 Variant - Price & Feature Comparison

The W6 variant of the XUV300 costs Rs. 10.0 lakh with the manual transmission and Rs. 10.20 lakh (ex-showroom) with the automatic. The W6 petrol-manual is Rs. 1.83 lakh more expensive than the base model. For this additional sum, you get the following notable features:

  • Music system
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Remote central locking
  • Full wheel covers
  • Sunroof

This variant is still missing some key features like:

  • Projector headlamps
  • Front and rear headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • Cruise control
  • Split rear seatbacks
  • Rear washer wiper
  • Rear defogger
  • Touchscreen infotainment

MAHINDRA XUV300 | PRICE COMPARISON

 

W4

Difference

W6

Manual

Rs. 8,16,493

Rs. 1,83,498

Rs. 9,99,991

Difference

-

 

Rs. 20,501

Automatic

-

-

Rs. 10,20,492

While the sunroof is a big ticket item and it greatly improves the ownership experience, the price jump from the W4 variant is too steep. The W6 doesn't seem like a good value-for-money option. If you’re not keen on getting an SUV with a sunroof, then we’ll strongly suggest getting the base W4 variant and adding some aftermarket accessories like a music system, wheel covers and remote central locking.

For petrol-automatic buyers, this is the most affordable variant of the XUV300 with the automatic transmission. However, it only costs Rs. 20,000 more than the W6 petrol-manual, which greatly improves its VFM quotient. Besides, you also get some additional features, which are exclusively available with the automatic transmission. So, the W6 automatic seems like a good choice for budget-conscious buyers considering the XUV300 with a petrol-automatic powertrain.

It’s worth noting that the W6 petrol-automatic’s ex-showroom price is more than Rs. 10.0 lakh, which will considerably increase the on-road price as well because of significantly higher registration taxes. So, the on-road price difference between the W6 manual and W6 automatic could easily go up to Rs. 50,000 - 60,000.

MAHINDRA XUV300 W6 | FEATURES OVER W4

Rs. 10.0 Lakh (1.2L Petrol MT) | Rs. 10.20 Lakh (1.2L Petrol AMT)

Ex-Showroom | Mar 2022

Entertainment & Style

Functional

Style

Music system

Remote Central Locking

Full Wheel Covers

AUX-in, USB & Bluetooth Connectivity

Front cabin lamp

Roof Rails

Steering-mounted Audio Controls

Follow-me-home Headlamps

Black Front Scuff Plate

4 Speakers

Adjustable Rear Headrests

Sunroof

ESC w/ Roll-over Mitigation

(AMT Only)

Sunglass Holder

3.5-inch TFT MID (AMT only)

Hill Start Assist (AMT only)

   

Mahindra XUV300 Petrol W6 vs W8 Variant - Price & Feature Comparison

The W8 variant of the XUV300 petrol is only available with a manual transmission and costs Rs. 84,664 more than the W6 manual with an ex-showroom price of Rs. 10.85 lakh.

MAHINDRA XUV300 | PRICE COMPARISON

 

W6

Difference

W8

Manual

Rs. 9,99,991

Rs. 84,664

Rs. 10,84,655

Difference

Rs. 20,501

 

-

Automatic

Rs. 10,20,492

-

-

This variant gets the following notable features:

  • 7-inch Touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Rear defogger
  • Rear camera
  • Rear washer wiper
  • Halogen projector headlamps
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Split rear seatbacks
  • Cruise control
  • Front armrest
  • LED DRLs
  • Door cladding
  • Spoiler
  • Premium upholstery
  • Power folding mirrors
  • Auto wipers
  • 2-zone auto AC
  • Auto headlamps
  • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
  • Door cladding

However, it’s worth noting that this variant doesn’t get a sunroof, which is available in the lower W6 variant. Other than this feature, it also doesn’t get a rear armrest.

MAHINDRA XUV300 W8 | FEATURES OVER W6

Rs. 10.85 Lakh (1.2L Petrol MT) | Ex-Showroom | Mar 2022

Safety

Entertainment

Halogen Projector Headlamps

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Front Fog Lamps

Voice Commands & SMS Readout

Rear Parking Camera

2 Tweeters

Rear Defogger

7-inch touchscreen infotainment

Rear Wiper & Washer

 

Anti-theft Alarm

 

From a value as well as a functional standpoint, the W8 makes more sense than the W6 variant. The long list of features in this variant will drastically improve the ownership experience even if it doesn’t get a sunroof. For a feature-rich experience, XUV300 petrol-manual buyers should consider the W8 variant instead of the lower W6 variant.

MAHINDRA XUV300 W8 | FEATURES OVER W6

Rs. 10.85 Lakh (1.2L Petrol MT) | Ex-Showroom | Mar 2022

Style

Functional

Chrome Inside Door Handles

R16 Alloy Wheels

60-40 split rear seatbacks

Illuminated Vanity Mirrors

Chrome Upper Grille

LED DRLs

Cruise Control

2 USB Chargers

Leather-wrapped gear lever (MT only)

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

Auto Headlamps

Adjustable boot floor

Piano Black Door Trim

Silver Skid Plates

Height-adjustable Driver Seat

Auto Up/Down Driver Side Power Window 

Multi-colour instrument console backlight

Turn Indicators on ORVMs

Front armrest

Door cladding

Premium fabric upholstery

Spoiler

Electrically Foldable ORVMs

Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

(-) Sunroof

Silver Lower Grille

3.5-inch TFT MID (MT also)

2-zone Auto AC

   

Rain Sensing Wipers

 

Mahindra XUV300 Petrol W8 vs W8 (O) Variant - Price & Feature Comparison

The W8 (O) top model of the Mahindra XUV300 petrol gets petrol-manual as well as petrol-automatic powertrain options. With the petrol-manual, it costs Rs. 12.03 lakh, which is Rs. 1.19 lakh higher than the lower W8 variant. For automatic buyers, the price jump from the lower W6 automatic is a bit higher at about Rs. 2.50 lakh as the W8 (O) AMT carries an ex-showroom price of Rs. 12.69 lakh. The W8 (O) adds the following important features to the car:

  • Auto-dimming inside mirror
  • Front parking sensors
  • Telematics
  • Side and curtain airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Sunroof (not available in W8 but available in W6)
  • Machined alloy wheels
  • Leather upholstery

MAHINDRA XUV300 | PRICE COMPARISON

 

W6

Difference

W8

Difference

W8 (O)

Manual

Rs. 9,99,991

Rs. 84,664

Rs. 10,84,655

Rs. 1,18,654

Rs. 12,03,309

Difference

Rs. 20,501

 

-

 

Rs. 66,153

Automatic

Rs. 10,20,492

Rs. 2,48,970

Rs. 12,69,462

Besides a couple of features like extra airbags, tyre pressure sensors, hill start and ESC, the rest of the features of the W8 variant all fall in the good-to-have category. From a value perspective, though, it manages to justify the jump over the W8. So, if you’re interested in some of these feel-good features, then you can consider upgrading to this variant. Otherwise, for most buyers, the W8 is a suitable choice and it earns our top recommendation.

MAHINDRA XUV300 W8 (O) | FEATURES OVER W8

Rs. 12.03 Lakh (1.2L Petrol MT) | Rs. 12.69 Lakh (1.2L Petrol AMT)

Ex-Showroom | Mar 2022

Safety & Functional

Style

Auto-dimming IRVM

Front Parking Sensors

(+) Sunroof

Side & Curtain Airbags

Telematics (Connected car tech)

R16 Machined Alloy Wheels

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Electronic Stability Control (MT also)

Leather Upholstery

Hill Start Assist (MT also)

Illuminated glovebox

Chrome Lower Grille

Which Variant Of The Mahindra XUV300 Petrol Should You Buy?

For the Mahindra XUV300 petrol-manual buyers, the base W4 variant is a decent pick even though it doesn’t get some must-have features. The upgrade to W6 variant is not only expensive but it also offers poor value for money. You should buy the W6 only if you want the XUV300 with a sunroof and don’t want to stretch your budget.

For most XUV300 buyers, we’ll suggest skipping the W6 variant and instead, jumping straight to the W8 variant, which offers a more balanced ownership experience with more functional features. While the W8 doesn’t get a sunroof, it does offer far better value for money than the W6 and it earns our top recommendation. From there, the jump to W8 (O) is worth considering from a value for money perspective. However, it mostly adds good-to-have features. So, you should consider it only if you find its unique features important.

MAHINDRA XUV300 PETROL-MANHAL

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Manual

Recommendation

W4

Rank 3

Rs. 8,16,493

Suitable for budget buyers; consider adding aftermarket accessories

W6

Rank 4

Rs. 9,99,991

Not recommended; buy only if you want sunroof and don’t want to stretch budget

W8

Rank 2

Rs. 10,84,655

Top recommended for balanced feature set and good value for money

W8 (O)

Rank 1

Rs. 12,03,309

Worth considering for feel-good features

Since the XUV300 petrol-automatic is only available in 2 variants, the choice becomes easier. You only need to look at your budget and what features you want in the car. Budget-conscious buyers can buy the W6 variant but if you have a bigger budget, then you can consider the W8 (O), which offers better value for money.

MAHINDRA XUV300 PETROL-AUTOMATIC

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Automatic

Recommendation

W6

Rank 4

Rs. 10,20,492

Suitable for budget buyers

W8 (O)

Rank 1

Rs. 12,69,462

Suitable for buyers interested in a feature-rich car

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Mahindra XUV300 Petrol ?

Compared to other turbo petrol B2-segment SUVs, the XUV300’s power is on par with its rivals, but its torque output of 200Nm is considerably higher for a small SUV. Unfortunately, its weight gives it a lower torque-to-weight ratio than the Magnite and Kiger turbo. In terms of fuel efficiency, the XUV300 petrol’s figures are towards the bottom for a sub-4m petrol SUV.

Unlike some of the B2-segment SUVs like the Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet, the XUV300 doesn’t offer a more affordable normal petrol engine, which is one of the reasons why it has a high starting price. On the bright side, the option of an automatic transmission gives some choice to the customers.

MAHINDRA XUV300 PETROL Vs RIVALS

TURBO PETROL ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

 

XUV300

Venue

Magnite

Kiger

Nexon

Sonet

Displacement

1.2L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

1.2L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

Cylinder

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Cubic Capacity

1197cc

998cc

999cc

999cc

999cc

999cc

1199cc

998cc

Maximum Power

110PS @ 5000rpm

120PS @ 6000rpm

100PS @ 5000rpm

100PS @ 5000rpm

100PS @ 5000rpm

100PS @ 5000rpm

120PS @ 5500rpm

120PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

81.43PS/t

103.99PS/t

98.62PS/t

96.25PS/t

98.81PS/t

96.25PS/t

96.77PS/t

103PS/t*

Peak Torque

200Nm @ 2000 - 3500rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

160Nm @ 2800 - 3600rpm

152Nm @ 2200 - 4400rpm

160Nm @ 2800 - 3600rpm

152Nm @ 2200 - 4400rpm

170Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

Torque:Weight

147.93Nm/t

149.05Nm/t

157.79Nm/t

146.29Nm/t

158.10Nm/t

146.29Nm/t

137.1Nm/t

149Nm/t*

Manual

6MT

6MT/6ACMT

5MT

-

5MT

-

6MT

6ACMT

Manual

FE

16.82kmpl

18.07kmpl

20kmpl

-

20kmpl

-

17.57kmpl

18.2kmpl

Automatic

6AMT

7DCT

-

CVT

-

CVT

6AMT

7DCT

Auto FE

17kmpl*

17.99kmpl

-

17.7kmpl

-

17.7kmpl

16.35kmpl

18.3kmpl

*Estimated

Compared to the normal petrol engines, the XUV300 turbo petrol has a better power and torque output. So, you can expect better drivability from the XUV than non-turbo petrol engine SUVs.

MAHINDRA XUV300 PETROL Vs RIVALS

NON-TURBO PETROL ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

 

XUV300

Brezza / UC

Venue

WR-V

Magnite/Kiger

Sonet

Displacement

1.2L Turbo

1.5L

1.2L

1.2L

1.0L

1.2L

Cylinder

3

4

4

4

3

4

Cubic Capacity

1197cc

1462cc

1197cc

1199cc

999cc

1197cc

Maximum Power

110PS @ 5000rpm

105PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

72PS @ 6250rpm

83PS @ 6300rpm

Power:Weight

81.43PS/t

92.92PS/t

76.78PS/t

81.37PS/t

76.68PS/t

76PS/t*

Peak Torque

200Nm @ 2000 - 3500rpm

138Nm @ 4400rpm

114Nm @ 4000rpm

110Nm @ 4800rpm

96Nm @ 3500rpm

115Nm @ 4200rpm

Torque:Weight

147.93Nm/t

122.12Nm/t

105.46Nm/t

99.46Nm/t

102.24Nm/t

105Nm/t*

Manual

6MT

5MT

5MT

5MT

5MT

5MT

Manual FE

16.82kmpl

17.03kmpl

17.27kmpl

16.5kmpl

18.75kmpl / NA

18.4kmpl

Automatic

6AMT

4TC

-

-

- / 5AMT

-

Automatic FE

17kmpl*

18.76kmpl (Hybrid)

-

-

- / NA

-

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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What Are The Dimensions Of The Mahindra XUV300?

In terms of dimensions, the XUV300 is the widest car in its class with the longest wheelbase. These specifications suggest that the XUV300 has a roomier cabin than its rivals. However, pushing the axles too far apart does eat into its boot, which is the smallest among B2-segment SUVs. The Kiger shines in this area with a 405L trunk. The other disappointing number on the XUV300’s spec sheet is its ground clearance, which stands at 180mm and is barely adequate to put it across the ‘SUV’ line. Most of its rivals offer 200mm of higher clearance while the Nexon remains at the top sitting 209mm off the ground.

MAHINDRA XUV300 VS COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

XUV300

Kiger

Magnite

Sonet

Venue

WR-V

Brezza

Nexon

Length

3995mm

3991mm

3994mm

3995mm

3995mm

3999mm

3995mm

3993mm

Width

1821mm

1750mm

1758mm

1790mm

1770mm

1734mm

1790mm

1811mm

Height

1627mm

1600mm

1572mm

1642mm

1605mm

1601mm

1640mm

1606mm

Wheelbase

2600mm

2500mm

2500mm

2500mm

2500mm

2555mm

2500mm

2498mm

Boot Space

257L

405L

336L

392L

350L

363L

328L

350L

Ground Clearance

180mm

205mm

205mm

205mm

190mm

188mm

200mm

209mm

Fuel Tank

42L

40L

40L

45L

45L

40L

48L

44L

Tyre Size (Base)

205/65 R16

195/60 R16

195/60 R16

195/65 R15

195/65 R15

195/60 R16

205/60 R16

195/60 R16

Tyre Size (Top)

205/65 R16

195/60 R16

195/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

195/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

Find out how you can get the best mileage or fuel efficiency from your car:

10 Tips To Get Better Mileage From Your Petrol, Diesel Or CNG Car

What Are The Colour Options Of The Mahindra XUV300 Petrol?

The 2022 XUV300 petrol is available in the following 6 monotone and 2 dual-tone exterior colours:

  • Red
  • Black
  • Silver
  • White
  • Dark Green
  • Grey (Except base variant)
  • Red with white roof (Top variant only)
  • Dark green white roof (Top variant only)

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we classify cars based on their size.

CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

       

B Segment

B1

3700 - 3850mm

Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

 

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, XUV300, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Exception - New City, Slavia

Creta, Seltos, Compass, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D

4500-4750mm

XUV700, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

       

D+ Segment

D+

4750+mm

Gloster, Fortuner, Superb, Camry, Carnival

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.

1 Comments

  1. D Dharmendra Kumar Sharma says:
    October 11 2021 19:00:42

    I am planning to confused between XUV300 W6 with sunroof AMT and W8 optional AMT. If I will go for W6 what are all the major things I will lose.

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