BS6 Mahindra XUV500 vs rivals: Price comparison

BS6 Mahindra XUV500 vs rivals: Price comparison

28th Apr 2020 3:57 pm

How is the updated Mahindra XUV500 priced against its BS6-compliant rivals like the Tata Harrier and MG Hector?

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Mahindra has just revealed the prices of the BS6 diesel XUV500. As expected, BS6 XUV500 prices have increased over the BS4-spec model. Depending on the variant, the extent of the price hike ranges from Rs 29,000-32,000. It’s important to note that there’s only one engine-gearbox version on sale - a diesel-manual. The diesel-automatic has been withdrawn for the beginning of the BS6 era, while the all-wheel drive and petrol-powered versions were dropped last year.

Powering the BS6 Mahindra XUV500 is an updated version of the existing 2.2-litre diesel engine. There’s been no change to the power and torque figures, which remain at 155hp and 360Nm, respectively. Power is channeled to the front wheels via a standard fit 6-speed manual gearbox.

With the update to meet BS6 norms, Mahindra has also revised the variant line-up, trimming the count to four – W5, W7, W9 and W11(O). Question is, how does the Mahindra XUV500 compare against like-sized BS6-compliant diesel-manual rivals like the Tata Harrier and the MG Hector?

BS6 Mahindra XUV500 vs rivals prices
Mahindra XUV500*Tata HarrierMG Hector
BaseRs 13.20 lakhRs 13.69 lakhRs 13.88 lakh
MidRs 14.50-16.20 lakhRs 15.00-17.70 lakhRs 14.88-16.33 lakh
TopRs 17.20 lakhRs 18.75-18.95 lakhRs 17.73 lakh

Prices, ex-showroom, pan-India
*Mahindra prices, ex-showroom, Delhi

The XUV500 is the most affordable of the bunch, with an entry-level price that’s lower than the Harrier’s by Rs 49,000 and Rs 68,000 lower than the MG’s. Even the mid-spec XUV500 continues to hold its price advantage over the other two. 

The top-spec version of the Mahindra is significantly cheaper than the Tata Harrier, by a Rs 1.55-1.75 lakh margin. The MG, on the other hand, is merely Rs 53,000 pricier in range-topping form but it offers a lot more kit in the top-spec trim. For the money, the Hector gets a panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera, front parking sensors, full-LED lights and e-SIM-based connected car features, all of which are missing on the XUV500. But the Mahindra’s top variant does offer a decent amount of kit like a touchscreen with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and navigation, a tyre pressure monitor, reverse camera, powered driver’s seat, cruise control, auto headlamps and wipers, 18-inch wheels and a sunroof. Also, The Mahindra is the only SUV here to offer an additional third row of seating.

The current-gen Mahindra XUV500 remains a formidable contender in its segment and still enjoys steady sales - thanks to its 7-seat configuration - despite being close to the end of its lifecycle. An all-new generation is likely to be launched towards the end of the year, but when it does, it will face stiff competition from upcoming 7-seat versions of the Harrier, Hector and even the Creta - namely the Tata Gravitas, MG Hector Plus and 7-seat Hyundai Creta.

Also see:
BS6 Mahindra Scorpio priced from Rs 12.40 lakh

BS6 Mahindra Alturas G4 priced from Rs 28.69 lakh

BS6 Mahindra KUV100NXT launched at Rs 5.50 lakh

Mahindra XUV500
Mahindra XUV500

Rs 14.76 lakh * on road price (New Delhi)

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