April 2022 - Mahindra XUV700 7-Seat Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variants explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Mahindra XUV700 7-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 7-seat with other petrol-powered 3-row SUVs like the MG Hector Plus and Hyundai Alcazar.

Mahindra XUV700 7-Seat

Updated (April 24, 2022): This update of the XUV700 7-seat Variants Explained includes updated recommendations after the mid-April 2022 price change.

Also Read: Mahindra XUV700 5-Seat Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

Mahindra XUV700 5-Seat Diesel Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Mahindra XUV700 7-Seat Petrol?

The pros or advantages of Mahindra XUV700 7-seat petrol are:

  • A rare D-segment, 7-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
  • ADAS features available in mid-spec AX7 variant seems reasonably priced

The Mahindra XUV700 7-seat petrol has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • No captain seat option in second row
  • No exterior visual differentiation for 7-seat XUV700 buyers; the Hector-Hector Plus, Harrier-Safari and Creta-Alcazar twins offer adequate exterior visual differentiation
  • Fuel efficiency and ground clearance details are not officially available and may be far from stellar
  • Ventilated seats not available

What Is The Price Of Mahindra XUV700 7-seat Petrol Variants?

The Mahindra XUV700 7-seat petrol is available with manual transmission in 3 variants — MX, AX3 and AX5. The prices of XUV700 7-seat petrol-manual range between Rs. 12.96 lakh and Rs. 16.06 lakh. The automatic transmission is available in the AX3 variant for an additional Rs. 1.55 lakh and it has an ex-showroom price of Rs. 16.57 lakh.

MAHINDRA XUV700 7-SEAT PETROL | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | APR 2022

Variant

Petrol-Manual

Difference

Petrol-Auto

AX5

Rs. 16,67,436

-

-

AX7

Rs. 18,63,432

Rs. 1,65,230

Rs. 20,28,622

AX7 Luxury

-

-

Rs. 22,04,191

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Mahindra XUV700 7-Seat Petrol AX5 - Base Model Features & Review

The base AX5 variant of the 2022 Mahindra XUV700 7-seater petrol is available with a 2.0L turbo petrol engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. This trim doesn’t get an automatic transmission.

The most notable features of the XUV700 7-seat Premium are:

  • Machined 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlamps and DRLs
  • Dual-function DRL with swiping turn indicators
  • LED tail lamps
  • Curtain airbags
  • Rear washer, wiper and defogger
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen w/ wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • 10.25-inch full-colour LCD instrument cluster
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Split folding 2nd and 3rd row seat backs
  • Front and rear armrests
  • Telematics with 1-year subscription
  • Tilt steering
  • Bottle holders
  • All adjustable headrests
  • Height-adjustable driver seat
  • All power windows
  • Power mirrors
  • All disc brakes

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

  • Cruise control
  • Auto AC
  • Telescopic steering
  • Thorax side airbags
  • Passive keyless entry with push-button start/stop
  • Rear camera
  • Power folding mirrors

2022 MAHINDRA XUV700 7-SEAT AX5 FEATURES

Rs. 16.67 Lakh (2.0L Petrol MT) | Ex-Showroom Apr 2022

Safety

Entertainment

Style

Std safety features

Safety alerts

Wireless Android Auto & Apple Carplay

LED tail lamps

LED Reflector headlamps

Rear wiper washer

Telematics with 1-year subscription

10.25-inch full colour LCD instrument cluster

ISOFIX

Rear defogger

10.25-inch touchscreen

Panoramic sunroof

Rear parking sensors

Auto door lock

Steering-mounted controls

Flush door handles

Halogen fog lamps

2x Curtain airbags

6 speakers

Dual-function DRLs with swiping LED indicators

Cornering lights

Remote central locking

Amazon Alexa voice assistant

17-inch machined alloy wheels

All disc brakes

 

USB A port in front row

Roof rails

   

USB C in second row

Rear spoiler

Even the base AX5 variant of the XUV700 7-seater gets a decent number of features although the asking price is also about as high as we expect for a 7-seat D-segment SUV. If you’re not a fan of the ADAS features, then the AX5 variant is suitable for most budget-focused buyers. If you can stretch your budget and want the ADAS features, then you should certainly consider getting the higher AX7 variant.

2022 MAHINDRA XUV700 7-SEAT AX5 FEATURES

Rs. 16.67 Lakh (2.0L Petrol MT) | Ex-Showroom Apr 2022

Functional

Tilt steering

2nd row cabin light

Power mirrors

4x Bottle holders doors

3rd row AC vents

Height-adjustable driver seat

Front centre armrest w/ storage

50-50 split 3rd row seat backs

2nd row centre armrest with cup holders

4x adjustable headrests

Reclining 3rd row seats

60-40 split 2nd row seat backs

2x roof lamps

Follow me headlamps

 

Mahindra XUV700 7-Seat Petrol AX5 vs AX7 Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The XUV700 7-seater AX7 variant also gets the same 2.0L turbo petrol engine with 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission options. The AX7 petrol-manual variant costs Rs. 18.63 lakh, which is Rs. 1.96 lakh more than the AX5. The AX7 petrol-automatic costs Rs. 20.29 lakh, which is another Rs. 1.65 lakh more than the AX7 petrol-manual. The AX7 variant gets the following additional features over the AX5:

  • 2x side thorax airbags
  • Push-button start/stop
  • Rear camera
  • Tyre pressure sensors
  • Larger 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Auto headlamps
  • Auto wipers
  • 2-zone auto AC
  • Leather upholstery
  • Cruise control
  • Power folding mirrors
  • Extra 1 year of telematics subscription
  • Air purifier
  • Front passenger seat slide lever in 2nd row
  • 6-way power driver seat with memory

Additionally, it gets the following ADAS (advanced driver assistance features):

  • Forward collision warning
  • Auto emergency braking
  • Lane keep assist
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • High beam assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Partial highway self driving
  • Adaptive cruise control (with automatic only)

MAHINDRA XUV700 7-SEAT | PRICES

Powertrain

AX5

Difference

AX7

2.0L Turbo Petrol MT

Rs. 16,67,436

Rs. 1,95,996

Rs. 18,63,432

Difference

-

 

Rs. 1,65,230

2.0L Turbo Petrol AT

-

-

Rs. 20,28,622

Despite the addition of so many high-value features, you might still miss some feature like:

  • Telescopic steering
  • Passive keyless entry
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Ventilated 1st and 2nd row seats

If you leave the ADAS features aside, the AX7’s feature list doesn’t justify the premium. But when you factor in the preventive safety features, which come with the ADAS, then the incremental asking price starts to make sense. You see, if the automatic emergency braking or collision warning saves you from an accident even once, then it has paid back for itself in that one instance alone. So, if you are even remotely interested in the ADAS features, then you should definitely make the jump to the AX7 variant. This is also our top recommendation for petrol XUV700 7-seater buyers.

For buyers considering the petrol-automatic, the Rs. 1.65 lakh price jump seems unjustifiable in one glance. However, the adaptive cruise control and partial highway self-driving features somewhat make the price gap digestible. For automatic buyers also, the AX7 variant is our top recommendation.

2022 MAHINDRA XUV700 7-SEAT AX7 | FEATURES OVER AX5

Rs. 18.63 Lakh (2.0L Petrol MT) | Rs. 20.29 Lakh (2.0L Petrol TC AT)

Ex-Showroom Apr 2022

ADAS

Style & Safety

Functional

Forward collision warning

2x Side thorax airbags

Push-button start/stop

Power folding outside mirrors

Auto emergency braking

Tyre pressure monitoring

6-way power driver seat with memory

2-zone auto AC

Lane keep assist

Rear camera

Auto headlamps

Auto wipers

Traffic sign recognition

Driver drowsiness detection

+1 year telematics subscription

Partial highway self driving (w/ automatic only)

High beam assist

18-inch machined alloy wheels

1-touch up/down driver window

Front passenger seat slide lever in 2nd row

Lane departure warning

Leather steering & gear lever

Cruise control (w/ manual)

Adaptive cruise control (w/ automatic only)

 

Leather upholstery

 

Air purifier

Mahindra XUV700 7-Seat Petrol AX7 vs AX7 Luxury Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The top-spec AX7 Luxury variant of the Mahindra XUV700 7-seater petrol is only available with the automatic transmission and it costs Rs. 22.04 lakh. This price tag is Rs. 1.76 lakh more than the AX7 automatic.

For the Rs. 1.76 lakh incremental price over the lower trim, this variant adds the following notable features:

  • Driver knee airbag
  • 360-degree camera
  • 6 more speakers
  • Telescopic steering
  • Adaptive cruise control for traffic with stop-and-go function
  • Passive keyless entry
  • Power deployed door handles
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Blind spot monitoring

MAHINDRA XUV700 7-SEAT | PRICES

Powertrain

AX7

Difference

AX7 Luxury

2.0L Turbo Petrol MT

Rs. 18,63,432

-

-

Difference

Rs. 1,65,230

 

-

2.0L Turbo Petrol AT

Rs. 20,28,622

Rs. 1,75,569

Rs. 22,04,191

Unfortunately, even the top variant doesn’t offer ventilated seats option for front and second row seats, which is an essential feature for a car of this class. The AX7 Luxury variant does not add enough must-have features and it doesn’t justify the incremental asking price either. So, we’ll suggest buying the AX7 variant only as the AX7 Luxury seems like an expensive upgrade.

2022 MAHINDRA XUV700 7-SEAT AX7 LUXURY

FEATURES OVER AX7

Rs. 20.04 Lakh (2.0L Petrol TC AT)

Ex-Showroom Apr 2022

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Driver knee airbag

Telescopic steering

Blind spot monitoring

Adaptive cruise control for traffic (ADAS)

Electronic parking brake

Passive keyless entry

360-degree camera

Power deployed door handles

+6 speakers

Wireless phone charging

Which Variant Of The 2022 Mahindra XUV700 7-Seat Petrol Should You Buy?

For Mahindra XUV700 7-seater petrol-manual buyers, the AX7 is an easy choice as it offers high-value ADAS features, which are rare for a car in this price range. The AX5 is suitable only for buyers who want less electronics in their car and don’t want the ADAS features at all.

For the petrol-automatic buyers also, the AX7 earns our top recommendation as the AX7 Luxury neither adds enough must-have features nor does it justify the incremental asking price over the AX7 variant.

MAHINDRA XUV700 7-SEAT 2.0L TURBO PETROL

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

PETROL-MANUAL

AX5 Manual

Rank 2

Rs. 16,67,436

Suitable for budget buyers who are not interested in ADAS features

AX7 Manual

Rank 1

Rs. 18,63,432

Top Recommended

PETROL-AUTOMATIC

AX7 Automatic

Rank 1

Rs. 20,28,622

Top Recommended

AX7 Luxury Automatic

Rank 2

Rs. 22,04,191

Expensive upgrade

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Mahindra XUV700 7-Seat Petrol?

Compared to other 3-row petrol SUVs, the Mahindra XUV700 7-seater’s turbo petrol engine has the best performance figures. Its 200PS power and 380Nm torque output embarrasses the competitors like the Alcazar and MG Hector Plus, which get relatively modest 2.0L normal and 1.5L turbo petrol engines, respectively. Just like its rivals, the XUV700 7-seater also has manual as well as automatic transmission options. However, unlike the Hector Plus and Alcazar, the XUV700 7-seater’s mileage figures are still a secret. We’re not expecting stellar performance in this area. If they were worth bragging about, Mahindra would have revealed the figures already. As we have seen in the past with other Mahindra vehicles, they don’t seem to have an expertise in extracting great fuel efficiency from their engines.

MAHINDRA XUV700 7-SEAT vs RIVALS | PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

XUV700 7-Seat

MG Hector Plus

Hyundai Alcazar

Displacement

2.0L Turbo

1.5L Turbo

2.0L Normal

Cylinder

4

4

4

Cubic Capacity

1997cc

1451cc

1999cc

Maximum Power

200PS @ 5000rpm

143PS @ 5000rpm

159PS @ 6500rpm

Power: Weight

100PS/t*

86.72PS/t

119.55PS/t

Peak Torque

380Nm @ 1750 - 3000rpm

250Nm @ 1600 - 3600rpm

191Nm @ 4500rpm

Torque: Weight

190Nm/t*

151.61Nm/t

143.61Nm/t

Manual

6-speed

6-speed

6-speed

Manual FE

NA

14.03kmpl

14.5kmpl

Automatic

6-speed TC

CVT

6-speed TC

Automatic FE

NA

11.67kmpl

14.2kmpl

*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 7-Seat?

The 7-seater Mahindra XUV700 is quite a large car and the widest among 3-row SUVs, but it’s a wee-bit shorter than the MG Hector Plus, which is 25mm longer and about as tall as the XUV. The XUV700 has a 2750mm wheelbase, which is on par for the segment. We can’t comment on the ground clearance and boot space of the XUV700 as these details are not available at the moment. Just like the fuel efficiency figures, we expect these to be below par for the segment.

MAHINDRA XUV700 7-Seat vs COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

XUV700 7-Seat

Alcazar

Hector Plus

Length

4695mm

4500mm

4720mm

Width

1890mm

1790mm

1835mm

Height

1755mm

1675mm

1760mm

Wheelbase

2750mm

2760mm

2750mm

Ground Clearance

NA

200mm

192mm

Boot Space

NA

180L

155L

Fuel Tank

60L

50L

60L

Tyre Size (Base)

235/65 R17

215/60 R17

215/60 R17

Tyre Size (Top)

235/60 R18

215/55 R18

215/55 R18

*Estimated

What Are The Colour Options Of The 2022 Mahindra XUV700 7-Seat?

The 2022 XUV700 7-seater is available in the following 5 colour options:

  • White
  • Silver
  • Black
  • Red
  • Purple

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, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Exception - New City, Slavia,

Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, 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.

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