I have been using my 2012 Mahindra Xylo E8 for the last seven years and have driven around 1.8 lakh km without any major issues or accident. I am planning to buy a new five-seat SUV for around Rs 15 lakh, but I am confused between the Tata Harrier, Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV300, Maruti Suzuki Brezza and the Jeep Compass. My daily commute is around 20 km and I would drive the car for at least five years. On weekends, I usually go out with friends to nearby places. I would like to focus on performance of the car rather than the mileage.
Dr. Aakash Shah, Ahmedabad
AAA If performance is your priority, then the turbo-petrol Mahindra XUV300 will give you the kick you are looking for. It’s a smooth, punchy engine that can outperform its rivals. Being a turbo, the mileage won’t be very good but since you are just doing 20km a day, it won’t hurt your wallet too much. The Jeep Compass, with its 170hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine, also offers superb performance but it doesn’t
fall in your budget.