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New Mahindra XUV300 Vs Rivals: Spec Comparison


Mahindra’s latest entrant in the sub-4 metre SUV segment goes toe to toe with its major rivals. Does it have what it takes to challenge the might of the segment leader Vitara Brezza and others? We delve into the spec sheet first

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Update 14/02/2019: The Mahindra XUV300 has been launched at Rs 7.90 lakh, ex-showroom India. Here's why it is priced at a premium as compared to the Brezza, Nexon and EcoSport.

XUV300 vs Vitara Brezza

Mahindra’s all-new sub-4 metre SUV, the XUV300, has been finally launched. Priced between Rs 7.9 lakh to Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom India), the XUV300 competes with the best-selling Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the Tata Nexon, Ford’s Ecosport and the Honda WR-V. With Mahindra offering a host of segment-first features and performance in the baby XUV, let us see if it has what it takes to go head on with its major rivals, on paper.

To kick it off, let’s take a look at how these SUVs compare when it comes to pricing.

Show me the money?

Model

Mahindra XUV300

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Tata Nexon

Ford EcoSport

Honda WR-V

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 7.9 lakh to Rs 12 lakh

Rs 7.67 lakh to Rs 10.64 lakh

Rs 6.36 lakh to Rs 10.80 lakh

Rs 7.82 lakh to Rs 11.89 lakh

Rs 7.84 lakh to Rs 10.30 lakh

Mahindra has priced the new XUV300 between Rs 7.9 lakh and Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom). The latest sub-4 metre SUV does not undercut any of its rivals in terms of pricing as Mahindra has pegged it as a premium offering in the segment. Thus, as you can see, the Tata Nexon is the lightest on the pocket among this bunch. But it is worth noting that the Vitara Brezza, which is only offered with a diesel engine, undercuts the petrol variants of most of its rivals.

Vitara Brezza
The XUV300, despite not having an automatic variant at launch, overshoots the prices of the automatic variants of the EcoSport and AMTs offered by the Brezza and the Nexon as well. 

 

Mahindra XUV300

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Tata Nexon

Ford EcoSport

Honda WR-V

Length

3995mm

3995mm

3994mm

3998mm

3999mm

Width

1821mm

1790mm

1811mm

1765mm

1734mm

Height

1627mm

1640mm

1607mm

1647mm

1601mm

Wheelbase

2600mm

2500mm

2498mm

2519mm

2555mm

Boot Space

260 litres#

328 litres

350 litres

352 litres*

363 litres

*Titanium and Trend+ variants; #Estimated

When it comes to sheer size, the XUV300 is right on par with its rivals in terms of length, with all SUVs stopping just short of the four metre mark. However, it edges past its competition with a longer wheelbase. In line with Mahindra’s previous claim, the XUV300 has the longest wheelbase in its segment at 2600mm. Despite being the widest, the XUV300 is only 10mm wider than the Tata Nexon.

XUV300 
Sadly though, where it really loses out is boot space. According to our estimates, the boot space of the new XUV300 stands at around 260 litres (Mahindra has not shared the information till now), which is low even by hatchback standards today. Even the recently launched 2019 WagonR packs a bigger 341-litre boot. In terms of competition, the Honda WR-V packs the  most space in its trunk with 363 litres. The Ford EcoSport remains the tallest in the segment followed by the Brezza and the XUV300.

Power!

Petrol

 

Mahindra XUV300

Tata Nexon

Ford EcoSport

Honda WR-V

Engine

1.2-litre

1.2-litre

1.5-litre/1.0 litre

1.2-litre

Power

110PS

110PS

123PS/125PS

90PS

Torque

200Nm

170Nm

150Nm/170Nm

110Nm

Transmission

6MT

6MT/6AMT

5MT/6MT/6AT

5MT

Fuel Efficiency

NA

17.0kmpl

14.8kmpl - 18.1kmpl

17.5kmpl

Most Powerful: Ford Ecosport
Most Frugal: Ford Ecosport
Torquiest: XUV300
EcoSport
Apart from the Vitara Brezza, all SUVs in this comparison are available with a petrol variant. The Ford Ecosport, with its 1.0-litre Ecoboost and 1.5-litre petrol motors, is the most powerful SUV here. The XUV300 and the Nexon both churn out the same 110PS of power from their respective 1.2-litre engines, but the former edges past with 200Nm of torque against the Nexon’s 170Nm. The petrol-powered WR-V is the least powerful in this comparison, on paper at least.

Diesel

 

Mahindra XUV300

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Tata Nexon

Ford EcoSport

Honda WR-V

Engine

1.5-litre

1.3-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

Power

115PS

90PS

110PS

100PS

100PS

Torque

300Nm

200Nm

260Nm

205Nm

200Nm

Transmission

6MT

5MT/5AMT

6MT/6AMT

5MT

6MT

Fuel Efficiency

NA

24.3kmpl

21.5kmpl

23kmpl

25.5kmpl

Most Powerful: XUV300
Most Frugal: Honda WR-V
Torquiest: XUV300
Honda WRV
When it comes to the diesel options, the XUV300 shines with its 1.5-litre engine from the Marazzo churning out 115PS of power. The Vitara Brezza, which packs a Fiat sourced 1.3-litre diesel engine, is the least powerful of the lot. The XUV300 also has the torquiest motor of the bunch at 300Nm. Both the EcoSport and the WR-V make identical power, but the Honda edges past its competition with the highest claimed efficiency at 25.5kmpl.

Want to know how the new XUV300 fares against its rivals in terms of real world performance? Read the full first drive review here.

Nexon
Safety and Comfort

 

Mahindra XUV300

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Tata Nexon

Ford EcoSport

Honda WR-V

Safety

7 Airbags, Hill-start assist, ESC, Parking sensors (front and rear)

2 Airbags, Hill-start assist, Parking sensors (rear)

2 Airbags, Hill-start assist, Parking sensors (rear)

6 Airbags, Hill-start assist, ESC, Parking sensors (rear)

2 Airbags, Hill-start assist, ESC, Parking sensors (rear)

Infotainment

7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

6.5-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

7-inch touchscreen display

Speakers

6-speaker audio system

6-speaker audio system

8-speaker audio system

6-speaker audio system

6-speaker audio system

Climate Control

Dual-zone Climate Control

Automatic Climate Control

Automatic Climate Control

Automatic Climate Control

Automatic Climate Control

Rear AC Vents

NA

Centre tunnel mounted

Centre tunnel mounted

NA

NA

Drive Modes

Comfort, Normal and Sport

NA

Eco, City and Sport

NA

NA

Instrument Cluster

Digital speedometer and analog tachometer with MID

Digital speedometer and analog tachometer with MID

Digital speedometer and analog tachometer with MID

Digital speedometer and analog tachometer with MID

Digital speedometer and analog tachometer with MID

Sunroof

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Alloy Wheels

17-inch

16-inch

16-inch

17-inch

16-inch

Standout Feature

Front and rear parking sensors, all four disc brakes

SHVS mild hybrid system

Harman-sourced 8 speaker audio system

Biggest touchscreen display with voice commands

Telescopic adjustable steering

Convenience
All the SUVs here come with a ton of equipment and safety features on board. The XUV300 packs an electric sunroof, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, push-button start, touchscreen with in-built navigation, and leatherette upholstery. The XUV300 is a better package overall, especially when you take into account the amount of equipment and features it offers. And that, we believe, is the XUV300’s biggest draw. It also gets other segment-first features such as multi-mode steering, heated ORVMs and dual zone auto AC.

XUV300
While all the SUVs get a touchscreen infotainment system, the Nexon packs Harman-tuned speakers for premium audio playback. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity is also available on all except the WR-V. Except the Brezza and the Nexon, all SUVs get a sunroof as well.   

Safety    
XUV300
The Nexon might be the safest Indian car according to Global NCAP, but the XUV300 aims to to raise the bar with its segment-first seven airbags on offer, which is one more than the Ecosport as well. The Brezza, Nexon and WR-V only get two front airbags which are offered as standard. The Honda misses out on ISOFIX child seat mounts as well. Meanwhile, the XUV300 also gets disc brakes at both front and rear along with parking sensors as well (another segment-first). In comparison, all other SUVs here come with drum-disc setups. They get ABS with EBD as standard whereas top of the line variants get useful features such as hill start assist. Only the XUV300 and the EcoSport get electronic stability control (ESC) and traction control. The EcoSport goes one step further with emergency response system.

Our Take
All the SUVs featured here have something going for them - the Vitara Brezza gets a frugal diesel engine with a mild hybrid system and is also the most affordable diesel option in its segment, the Ecosport has robust build and the Ecoboost engine, the WR-V packs crossover styling while the Tata Nexon is the only car here with a 5-star safety rating.
XUV300
The XUV300 edges ahead of its competition, at least on paper, in terms of power, torque and performance figures. It also gets a host of segment-first features which make it stand apart from the competition. However, where it does lack is with the dearth of automatic options and lesser than average boot space. While prices are higher than Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon, the XUV300 does come with a lot of kit, right from the base W4 variant to justify the same. Despite the XUV300 being a solid option in the sub four metre segment, it would not really create a serious dent in sales of the segment leader Vitara Brezza. But it definitely has the potential to expand the overall market.

While we try to get our hands on all five sub-4 metre SUVs for a thorough comparison, do read our first drive review of Mahindra’s latest offering to see how it fares on the road.
Also Read: Mahindra XUV300 Specs, Features, Safety, Variants, Colours & More

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