Mahindra XUV700 vs MG Hector vs Jeep Compass: Which SUV Is Quicker?

We head to our test location with our VBox to bring you the answers


During the launch of the XUV700, Mahindra’s chief engineers proudly claimed that the XUV700’s 200PS petrol engine can do 200kmph. And as we experienced it at Mahindra’s SUV proving track, there was no doubting their claim. Here you can see our boss man trying to test their claims in our Instagram video.  


The XUV700 is a seriously fast machine! But what happens when you bring in the MG Hector and similarly priced Jeep Compass petrol for a detailed performance test?

We took the automatic variants of all three SUVs and headed to our test location to bring you the answer. But before we start, here’s a quick look at the specifications:



MG Hector

Jeep Compass


2-litre turbo

1.5-litre turbo

1.4-litre turbo

Power (PS)




Torque (Nm)




Transmission Options

6-speed MT / 6-speed AT

6-speed MT / 6-speed DCT

6-speed MT / 7-speed DCT 


Clearly, the XUV700, with its largest petrol engine, usurps the other two when it comes to specifications. But how does it fare in the real world? Read on to find out:



MG Hector*

Jeep Compass


9.48 seconds

13.79 seconds

9.99 seconds

Kickdown (20-80kmph)

5.72 seconds

8.55 seconds

6.48 seconds

*Tested in wet conditions 


The XUV700 achieved the quickest 0-100kmph time, though by a whisker. It started pouring when we were testing the Hector, and that’s a small reason for the slower time. But with its slow shifting DCT we don’t think it would have challenged the other two, even if the conditions were dry.  


This is especially evident in roll-on accelerations where the MG is the slowest. Once again, the XUV700 is the quickest when you put your foot down in the 20-80kmph run. 



XUV700 Petrol

MG Hector Petrol

Jeep Compass Petrol

Ex-showroom Price

Rs 12.49 lakh to Rs 21.29 lakh 

Rs 13.5 lakh to Rs 18.79 lakh

Rs 17.79 lakh to Rs 25.54 lakh  


The XUV700, with its dominant specifications and affordable price tag, wins this test when it comes to the performance aspect. Sadly, we weren’t able to test all three SUVs for their fuel efficiency. But we’ll be bringing a detailed report soon, so stay tuned to ZigWheels.

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