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September 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 Brezza, Tata Nexon, Honda WR-V, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger.

Mahindra XUV300

Updated: This update of the Mahindra XUV300 petrol variants explained article includes the latest prices of the Mahindra XUV300 along with updated buying recommendations based on the September 2022 prices.

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 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 Mahindra XUV300 petrol is available in 4 variants with a manual transmission. The petrol-manual range costs between Rs. 8.41 lakh and Rs. 12.38 lakh. The petrol-automatic powertrain is available in 2 of the 4 variants. The W6 and W8 (O) petrol-automatic variants cost Rs. 10.51 lakh and Rs. 13.06 lakh, respectively. The W6 petrol-automatic is Rs. 50,803 more expensive than the W6 petrol-manual. Meanwhile, the W8 (O) petrol-automatic is Rs. 67,800 pricier than the W8 (O) petrol-manual.

MAHINDRA XUV300 PETROL | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | SEPTEMBER 2022

Variant

Petrol-Manual

Difference

Petrol-Auto

W4

Rs. 8,41,499

-

-

W6

Rs. 9,99,996

Rs. 50,803

Rs. 10,50,799

W8

Rs. 11,16,400

-

-

W8 (O)

Rs. 12,38,200

Rs. 67,800

Rs. 13,06,000

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Mahindra XUV300 Petrol W4 - Base Model Features & Review

The base W4 variant of the Mahindra XUV300 petrol costs Rs. 8.41 lakh (ex-showroom). It has the following notable standard features:

  • Power mirrors
  • All power windows
  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Manual central locking
  • Steering-feel adjustment
  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system (TMPS)
  • 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
  • Front armrest

This variant is suitable for budget buyers. You can add aftermarket features to the base W4 variant or stretch your budget for a higher, well-equipped variant.

MAHINDRA XUV300 W4

BASE VARIANT STANDARD FEATURES

Safety

Functional

Style

Std. safety features

All power windows

Body-coloured bumpers, door handles and outside mirrors

Impact-sensing auto door unlock

Driver side window 1-touch down

Black skid plates

Day-night inside mirror

Power mirrors

LED tail lamps

Rear disc brakes

Adjustable front headrests

Dual-tone interior

ISOFIX

1x cabin lamp

Black inside door handles

Speed-sensing auto door lock

12V front power outlet

Fabric upholstery

Front seatbelt pretensioners w/ load limiter

4x door pockets with bottle holders

16-inch steel wheels

Manual central locking

Steering modes

Side sill & wheel arch cladding

Tyre pressure sensors (TPMS)

Engine idle start/stop

Silver and black grille

 

Tyre Position Display

 
 

Height-adjustable front seatbelts

 
 

Electric controls for manual AC

 

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. 10.51 lakh (ex-showroom) with the automatic. The W6 petrol-manual is Rs. 1.58 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
  • LED DRLs
  • Cruise control
  • Split rear seatbacks
  • Rear washer wiper
  • Rear defogger
  • Touchscreen infotainment
  • Front and rear armrests

MAHINDRA XUV300 | PRICE COMPARISON

 

W4

Difference

W6

Manual

Rs. 8,41,499

Rs. 1,58,497

Rs. 9,99,996

Difference

-

 

Rs. 50,803

Automatic

-

-

Rs. 10,50,799

The sunroof is a big ticket item and it greatly improves the ownership experience, the price jump from the W4 variant is still 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. Or, you could stretch your budget for a higher variant.

Because of limited options with the automatic transmission, the W6 automatic seems like a good choice for budget-conscious buyers interested in the automatic transmission.

MAHINDRA XUV300 W6

FEATURES OVER W4

Entertainment & Style

Functional

Style

Music system

+1x cabin lamp

Full wheel covers

Aux, USB & Bluetooth

Follow-me-home headlamps

Black roof rails

Steering-mounted controls

Sunglass holder

Multi-colour instrument console backlight (AMT only)

4x speakers

Front passenger vanity mirror (illuminated)

3.5-inch colour MID (AMT only)

ESC (AMT Only)

 

Sunroof

Hill start assist (AMT only)

 

Door sill plates

Remote central locking

   

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. 1.16 lakh more than the W6 manual with an ex-showroom price of Rs. 11.16 lakh.

MAHINDRA XUV300 | PRICE COMPARISON

 

W6

Difference

W8

Manual

Rs. 9,99,996

Rs. 1,16,404

Rs. 11,16,400

Difference

Rs. 50,803

 

-

Automatic

Rs. 10,50,799

-

-

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
  • Adjustable rear headrests

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.

From a value as well as functional standpoint, the W8 makes more sense than the W6 variant. The longer 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

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

Wired Android Auto

2x USB chargers

Chrome inside door Handles

Wired Apple CarPlay

Adjustable boot floor

Chrome upper grille

Voice commands

1-touch up/down driver side power window 

Leather wrapped gear lever (MT only)

2x tweeters

Keyless entry w/ push-button start/stop

Piano black door Trim

7-inch touchscreen

2-zone auto AC

Multi-colour instrument console backlight (MT also)

Halogen projector headlamps

Door cladding

Premium fabric upholstery

Rear parking camera

60-40 split rear seatbacks

(-) Sunroof

Rear defogger

Cruise control

16-inch alloy wheels

Rear wiper washer

Auto headlamps

LED DRLs

Anti-theft alarm

Height-adjustable driver seat

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

 

Front armrest with storage

Silver skid plates

 

Power-folding outside mirrors

Turn indicators on outside mirrors

 

3.5-inch colour MID (MT also)

Spoiler

 

Auto wipers

Silver lower grille

 

Rear adjustable headrests

 

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. 12.38 lakh, which is Rs. 1.22 lakh higher than the lower W8 variant. For automatic buyers, the price jump from the lower W6 automatic is a bit higher at Rs. 2.55 lakh as the W8 (O) AMT carries an ex-showroom price of Rs. 13.06 lakh. The W8 (O) petrol-automatic costs Rs. 66,153 more than the petrol-manual powertrain. It adds the following important features over the lower W8 variant:

  • Auto-dimming inside mirror
  • Front parking sensors
  • Telematics (AMT only)
  • Front thorax and curtain airbags
  • Sunroof (not available in W8 but available in W6)
  • Machined alloy wheels
  • Leather upholstery
  • Rear armrest

MAHINDRA XUV300 | PRICE COMPARISON

 

W6

Difference

W8

Difference

W8 (O)

Manual

Rs. 9,99,996

Rs. 1,16,404

Rs. 11,16,400

Rs. 1,21,800

Rs. 12,38,200

Difference

Rs. 50,803

 

-

 

Rs. 66,153

Automatic

Rs. 10,50,799

Rs. 2,55,201

Rs. 13,06,000

Besides a couple of features like extra airbags, hill start and ESC, 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

Safety

Functional

Style

Front parking sensors

Rear armrest

(+) Sunroof

2x front side thorax airbags

Telematics - connected car tech (AMT only)

16-inch machined alloy wheels

2x curtain airbags

Auto-dimming inside mirror

Leather upholstery

Electronic stability control (MT also)

Illuminated glovebox

Chrome lower grille

Hill start assist (MT also)

Rear centre adjustable headrest

 

Front fog lamps

   

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 further.

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-MANUAL

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Manual

Recommendation

W4

Rank 3

Rs. 8,41,499

Suitable for budget buyers; consider adding aftermarket accessories

W6

Rank 4

Rs. 9,99,996

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

W8

Rank 2

Rs. 11,16,400

Top recommended for balanced feature set and good value for money

W8 (O)

Rank 1

Rs. 12,38,200

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 too.

MAHINDRA XUV300 PETROL-AUTOMATIC

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Automatic

Recommendation

W6

Rank 4

Rs. 10,50,799

Suitable for budget buyers

W8 (O)

Rank 1

Rs. 13,06,000

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

Engine

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

Displacement

1197cc

998cc

999cc

999cc

999cc

999cc

1199cc

998cc

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*

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

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

Sonet

Venue

Magnite / Kiger

WR-V

Brezza

Urban Cruiser

Engine

1.2L Turbo

1.2L

1.2L

1.0L

1.2L

1.5L Mild Hybrid

1.5L

Cylinder

3

4

4

3

4

4

4

Displacement

1197cc

1197cc

1197cc

999cc

1199cc

1462cc

1462cc

Power

110PS @ 5000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

72PS @ 6250rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

103PS @ 6000rpm

105PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

81.43PS/t

76PS/t*

76.78PS/t

76.68PS/t

81.37PS/t

NA

92.92PS/t

Torque

200Nm @ 2000 - 3500rpm

115Nm @ 4200rpm

114Nm @ 4000rpm

96Nm @ 3500rpm

110Nm @ 4800rpm

137Nm @ 4400rpm

138Nm @ 4400rpm

Torque:Weight

147.93Nm/t

105Nm/t*

105.46Nm/t

102.24Nm/t

99.46Nm/t

NA

122.12Nm/t

Manual

6MT

5MT

5MT

5MT

5MT

5MT

5MT

Manual FE

16.82kmpl

18.4kmpl

17.27kmpl*

18.75kmpl / NA

16.5kmpl

19.89kmpl

17.03kmpl

Automatic

6AMT

-

-

- / 5AMT

-

6TC

4TC

Auto FE

17kmpl*

-

-

- / NA

-

19.80kmpl

18.76kmpl (Hybrid)

You can use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how much 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

Venue

Magnite

Sonet

Brezza

WR-V

Kiger

Nexon

Length

3995mm

3995mm

3994mm

3995mm

3995mm

3999mm

3991mm

3993mm

Width

1821mm

1770mm

1758mm

1790mm

1790mm

1734mm

1750mm

1811mm

Height

1627mm

1617mm

1572mm

1642mm

1685mm

1601mm

1600mm

1606mm

Wheelbase

2600mm

2500mm

2500mm

2500mm

2500mm

2555mm

2500mm

2498mm

Ground Clearance

180mm

190mm*

205mm

205mm

328L

188mm

205mm

209mm

Boot Space

257L

350L

336L

392L

200mm

363L

405L

350L

Fuel Tank

42L

45L

40L

45L

48L

40L

40L

44L

Tyre (base)

205/65 R16

195/65 R15

195/60 R16

195/65 R15

215/60 R16

195/60 R16

195/60 R16

195/60 R16

Tyre (top)

205/65 R16

215/60 R16

195/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

195/60 R16

195/60 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, Grand i10, Nios, Swift, Tiago, Punch

       

B Segment

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Exception: Slavia, Virtus, New City

Creta, Seltos, Compass, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D1

4500 - 4750mm

Octavia, XUV700, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, Scorpio N

       

D Segment

D2

> 4750mm

Fortuner, Superb, Gloster, 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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