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October 2022 - Mahindra XUV700 5-Seat Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variants explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Mahindra XUV700 5-seat 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 XUV700 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 2022 Mahindra XUV700 5-seat with another petrol-powered, 5-seater, D-segment SUV – the MG Hector.

Mahindra XUV700 5-Seat

Updated: Mahindra recently updated the prices of the XUV700. This update of the Mahindra XUV700 5-seat petrol Variants Explained includes updated recommendations after the price change.

Also Read: Mahindra XUV700 7-Seat Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Mahindra XUV700 5-Seat Petrol?

The pros or advantages of Mahindra XUV700 5-seat petrol are:

  • A rare D-segment, 5-seat SUV with a petrol-manual and petrol-automatic powertrain options
  • Tremendous road presence of a large SUV
  • The turbo petrol engine offers plenty of torque, which is comparable with that of a diesel engine
  • Reasonably-loaded base MX variant
  • A long list of style-focused features like a panoramic sunroof, LED headlights, dual-function LED DRLs and full-colour instrument cluster
  • 5-star GNCAP adult crash test safety rating

The Mahindra XUV700 5-seat petrol has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • Missing features even in top variant like auto AC, cruise control, auto-dimming inside mirror, telescopic steering, tyre pressure monitor, power driver seat and passive keyless entry
  • Expensive AX3 variant doesn’t justify the price jump from the base MX variant and offers very poor value for money
  • Upgrade cost of Rs. 1.70 to 1.75 lakh is expensive for the automatic transmission
  • ADAS and 4-wheel drive not available with any 5-seat petrol variants
  • Ground clearance and fuel efficiency figures aren’t available and may be below segment standards

What Is The Price Of Mahindra XUV700 5-Seat Petrol Variants?

The Mahindra XUV700 5-seat petrol is available with manual transmission in 3 variants — MX, AX3 and AX5. After the recent price update, the prices of XUV700 5-seat petrol-manual range between Rs. 13.45 lakh and Rs. 16.79 lakh. The automatic transmission is available in the AX3 and AX5 variants for an additional Rs. 1.70 lakh and Rs. 1.75 lakh, respectively. The AX3 petrol-automatic costs Rs. 17.20 lakh and the AX5 costs Rs. 18.54 lakh (ex-showroom).

MAHINDRA XUV700 5-SEAT PETROL | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | OCTOBER 2022

Variant

Petrol-Manual

Difference

Petrol-Auto

MX

Rs. 13,44,900

-

-

AX3

Rs. 15,49,901

Rs. 1,69,999

Rs. 17,19,900

AX5

Rs. 16,78,901

Rs. 1,75,000

Rs. 18,53,901

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Mahindra XUV700 5-Seat Petrol MX - Base Model Features

The base MX variant of the 2022 Mahindra XUV700 5-seat petrol is available with a 2.0L turbo petrol engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. The XUV700 5-seat MX petrol costs Rs. 13.45 lakh and this variant doesn’t get an automatic transmission.

The most notable features of the XUV700 5-seat MX base variant are:

  • Rear disc brakes
  • Halogen reflector headlamps
  • LED tail lamps
  • Flush door handles
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Wired Android Auto
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • 7-inch colour LCD instrument cluster
  • All power windows
  • 4x adjustable headrests
  • Front armrest
  • Tilt steering
  • Rear AC vents
  • Remote central locking
  • Power mirrors
  • Bottle holders in all doors
  • USB ports in front and rear
  • Height-adjustable driver seat

This variant doesn’t get a few important features like:

  • Wheel covers
  • Auto AC
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Rear camera
  • Telescopic steering
  • Apple Carplay
  • Rear washer wiper
  • Rear defogger
  • LED DRLs
  • LED or projector headlamps

The base MX variant has most of the must-have features for a budget-focused XUV700 buyer. Moreover, the higher AX3 variant is too expensive for the additional features it offers and has a poor value for money. You can add wheel covers, rear camera, LED fog lamps and aftermarket LED bulbs to improve the ownership experience with the MX variant.

MAHINDRA XUV700 5-SEAT MX

BASE MODEL FEATURES

Safety & Style

Entertainment

Functional

Std. safety features

8-inch touchscreen

Tilt steering

Speed-sensing auto door locking

1x front row USB A port

Front centre armrest w/ storage

ISOFIX

1x 2nd row USB C

4x bottle holders doors

Roof rails

Wired Android Auto

4x adjustable headrests

Flush door handles

4x speakers

2x roof lamps

LED tail lamps

Steering-mounted controls

Follow me headlamps

7-inch colour LCD instrument cluster

 

Power mirrors

17-inch steel wheels

 

Height-adjustable driver seat

Rear spoiler

 

Remote central locking

Rear disc brakes

 

Engine idle start/stop (MT only)

   

Rear AC vents

Mahindra XUV700 5-Seat Petrol MX vs AX3 Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The XUV700 5-seat AX3 also gets the same 2.0L turbo petrol engine but with manual as well as 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. With the manual transmission, this variant costs Rs. 15.50 lakh and with the automatic, it costs Rs. 17.20 lakh (ex-showroom). The AX3 petrol-manual costs Rs. 2.05 lakh more than MX petrol-manual. The AX3 petrol-automatic costs Rs. 1.70 lakh more than AX3 petrol-manual.

The AX3 variant gets the following features over the base MX variant:

  • Halogen fog lamps
  • Larger touchscreen
  • Larger instrument cluster display
  • Split 2nd row seats
  • Wireless Android Auto
  • Wireless Apple Carplay
  • Alexa voice commands
  • Rear defogger, washer and wiper
  • Wheel covers
  • LED DRLs

MAHINDRA XUV700 5-Seat | PRICES

Powertrain

MX

Difference

AX3

2.0L Turbo Petrol MT

Rs. 13,44,900

Rs. 2,05,001

Rs. 15,49,901

Difference

-

 

Rs. 1,69,999

2.0L Turbo Petrol AT

-

-

Rs. 17,19,900

Mahindra XUV700 AX3 variant doesn’t have some important features like:

  • LED headlamps
  • Rear camera
  • Auto AC
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Tyre pressure sensor
  • Rear armrest
  • Cruise control

While it does add some must-have features, it is also very overpriced for the additional features. The lower MX variant also has a decent number of features to suffice for most budget-conscious buyers. However, if you find the MX variant too basic for your preferences, then you should make the jump straight to the AX5 trim as it offers better value than the AX3.

MAHINDRA XUV700 5-SEAT AX3

FEATURES OVER MX

Others

Entertainment

Halogen fog lamps

Larger 10.25-inch touchscreen

Rear wiper washer

Wireless Android Auto

Rear defogger

Wireless Apple Carplay

Larger 10.25-inch colour LCD cluster

Amazon Alexa voice commands

LED DRLs

Navigation

Wheel covers

+2x speakers

Shark fin antenna

Telematics (1yr subscription)

Mahindra XUV700 5-Seat Petrol AX3 vs AX5 Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The XUV700 5-seat petrol AX5 variant costs Rs. 16.79 lakh with the petrol-manual and Rs. 18.54 lakh with the petrol-automatic. The AX5 petrol-manual and petrol-automatic are Rs. 1.29 and Rs. 1.34 lakh more expensive than the comparable AX3 variants.

For this additional price, this variant adds the following notable features:

  • LED reflector headlamps
  • 2x curtain airbags
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 17-inch machined alloy wheels

MAHINDRA XUV700 5-Seat | PRICES

Powertrain

AX3

Difference

AX5

2.0L Turbo Petrol MT

Rs. 15,49,901

Rs. 1,29,000

Rs. 16,78,901

Difference

Rs. 1,69,999

 

Rs. 1,75,000

2.0L Turbo Petrol AT

Rs. 17,19,900

Rs. 1,34,001

Rs. 18,53,901

Even this variant doesn’t get features like:

  • Auto AC
  • Rear armrest
  • Tyre pressure sensors
  • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
  • Cruise control

While it doesn’t add too many must-have features, the AX5 variant adds some high-value features to better justify the value-for-money than the lower AX3 variant. So, if you want these features and don’t want to settle for the basic MX variant, then the AX5 is a better value-for-money option than the AX3. With the automatic also, we’ll recommend buying the AX5 instead of the AX3 for a better overall ownership experience and value for money.

MAHINDRA XUV700 5-SEAT AX5

FEATURES OVER AX3

Safety

Functional

LED reflector headlamps

2x rear reading lights

2x curtain airbags

(-) Rear cabin lamp

Cornering lights

17-inch machined alloy wheels

 

Panoramic sunroof

Which Variant Of The 2022 Mahindra XUV700 5-Seat Petrol Should You Buy?

The base MX variant seems to offer the best value for money and has most of the must-have features. So, it’s a great choice for budget buyers. You only need to spend a little bit on adding some aftermarket accessories and it’ll serve you well. The AX3 petrol-manual is very expensive for what it offers although most of its additional features are must-have. So, we don’t recommend the AX3 variant. While the top AX5 variant of the 5-seat XUV700 petrol adds mostly good-to-have features, it better justifies the asking price and offers better value than the AX3. For this reason alone, we’ll suggest AX3 buyers to consider the AX5.

MAHINDRA XUV700 5-SEAT 2.0L TURBO PETROL

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

PETROL-MANUAL

MX Petrol MT

Rank 1 1

Rs. 13,44,900

Suitable for budget buyers; consider adding accessories

AX3 Petrol MT

Rank 3 0.29

Rs. 15,49,901

Not recommended

AX5 Petrol MT

Rank 2 0.83

Rs. 16,78,901

Misses many features we expect at this price but offers better value than AX3

PETROL-AUTO

AX3 Petrol AT

Rank 2 1

Rs. 17,19,900

Not recommended

AX5 Petrol AT

Rank 1 1.65

Rs. 18,53,901

Misses many features we expect at this price but offers better value than AX3

For 5-seat Mahindra XUV700 petrol-automatic buyers, the AX5 seems to offer a much better value than the AX3. With the automatic as well, we’ll suggest getting the AX5 instead of the AX3.

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Mahindra XUV700 5-Seat Petrol?

MG Hector is the only other petrol-powered D-segment 5-seater SUV. Just like the Hector, the XUV700 also offers manual and automatic transmission options. The XUV700 5-seat petrol gets a very powerful 2.0L turbo petrol engine, which makes 200PS of power and a very diesel-like 380Nm of torque. These figures completely overshadow the  MG Hector petrol’s performance figures.

MAHINDRA XUV700 5-SEAT TURBO PETROL vs RIVALS

ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

 

XUV700 5-Seat

MG Hector

Engine

2.0L Turbo

1.5L Turbo

Cylinder

4

4

Displacement

1997cc

1451cc

Power

200PS @ 5000rpm

143PS @ 5000rpm

Power:Weight

100PS/t*

88.65PS/t

Torque

380Nm @ 1750 - 3000rpm

250Nm @ 1600 - 3600rpm

Torque:Weight

190Nm/t*

155Nm/t

Manual

6-speed

6-speed

Manual FE

NA

13.3kmpl

Automatic

6-speed TC

CVT

Automatic FE

NA

12.32kmpl

*Estimated

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 2022 Mahindra XUV700 5-Seat?

The XUV700 5-seat and 7-seat variants have the same dimensions and they’re both quite large. The XUV700 is considerably bigger than the MG Hector even though it has the same wheelbase. However, we don’t have official ground clearance and boot space figures for the XUV700 yet.

MAHINDRA XUV700 5-SEAT vs COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

XUV700 5-Seat

MG Hector

Length

4695mm

4655mm

Width

1890mm

1835mm

Height

1755mm

1760mm

Wheelbase

2750mm

2750m

Ground Clearance

NA

192mm

Boot Space

NA

587L

Fuel Tank

60L

60L

Tyre Size (Base)

235/65 R17

215/60 R17

Tyre Size (Top)

235/60 R18

215/55 R18

What Are The Colour Options Of The 2022 Mahindra XUV700 5-Seat?

The 2022 XUV700 5-Seat is available in the following 5 colour options:

  • White
  • Silver
  • Dark blue
  • Red
  • Purple (Not available in base MX variant)

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, Nios, Swift, Tiago

       

B Segment

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Brezza, Baleno, Amaze, Nexon, Dzire

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Exception - New City, Slavia, Virtus

Grand Vitara, Ciaz, Creta, Seltos, Compass, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D1

4500 - 4750mm

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

       

D Segment

D2

> 4750mm

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.

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