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3.5 / 5based on 104 reviews

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Highlights

February 23, 2015: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) has launched the limited XUV500 Xclusive Edition at Rs 14.48 Lacs (Ex-showroom, Mumbai). The Xclusive edition is only available on the top-end variant W8 and only 700 units of this limited edition will be put on sale. On the premium luxury features, the Xclusive edition gets electric sunroof, convenient reverse camera, voice messaging system, sporty aluminium pedals, stylish grey alloy wheels, 6-way power-adjustable driver's seat (optional), illuminated scuff plates and anti-pinch driver window. There are no changes to the engine and the XUV500 is still powered by the same 2.2-litre diesel engine putting out 140 hp and 330 Nm of torque. 

Overview

Mahindra and Mahindra is one of the reputed automobile manufacturer, which has established itself globally. The company has a lot of vehicles in all segment, among which, Mahindra XUV 500 is a muscular sports utility vehicle. It is available in with both two wheel and four wheel drive options for the buyers to choose from. It is being sold in four variants with a powerful diesel engine. Recently the company has added an Xclusive Edition trim to its model line up with a few additional features. These aspects are an electric sunroof, a reverse camera, voice messaging system, aluminum pedals, a set of grey alloy wheels, illuminated scuff plates, anti pinch driver window with express up and down, six way power adjustable driver seat and hydraulically assisted bonnet. This rugged sports utility vehicle is fitted with a 2.2-litre powerful mHawk diesel engine, which comes with fifth generation variable geometry turbocharger. It has the ability of producing a decent power of 140bhp in combination with a peak torque output of 330Nm, which is quite good for this segment. This power plant is mated with a six speed manual transmission gear box. It has the ability to deliver impressive power and torque, which helps it in providing exceptional off-road performance. The braking and suspension mechanism are quite proficient, which helps in keeping the vehicle well balanced and stable. Its braking mechanism is further augmented by anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution. It also has electronic stability program with rollover mitigation and hill hold along with descent control. The company has given it a rigid body structure along with a decent ground clearance, which makes it capable for off-roading.

The exteriors of this SUV are designed with an aggressive radiator grille, which is embedded with a chrome plated company insignia in the center. It also has radiant headlight cluster with day time running light, electrically adjustable external wing mirrors, roof rails, side stepper and several other aspects. At the same time, its internal cabin has given ergonomically designed seats, air conditioning system, leather wrapped steering wheel and various other aspects that gives the occupants a pleasurable driving experience. The smooth dual tone dashboard is equipped with quite a few features, which gives a decent overall look. It has an advanced sound system with six speakers that enhances the ambiance of cabin. It is equipped with a number of input options as well. As far as its safety is concerned, the company has given it a number of innovative features with driver assist technologies that gives the occupants a stress free driving experience. It is equipped with lane change alert with side blind zone, dual airbags, parking assist, height adjustable head restraints, remote control central door lock,anti theft security system and many more for keeping the passengers as well as vehicle safe. This sports utility vehicle is competing against the likes of Tata Safari Storme, Nissan Terrano, Renault Duster, Force One and several other vehicles in this segment.

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Mahindra XUV 500 Exterior
Exteriors

The designers have done a brilliant job with the exteriors of this stylish Mahindra XUV 500 model series. The overall body structure is quite masculine and its frontage looks bold and aggressive. The company has given it a rigid body structure, which makes it capable for dealing with any terrain. To start with the side profile, it is elegantly designed with body colored door handles and external rear view mirrors. These outside rear view mirrors are electrically adjustable as well as retractable and integrated with side turn blinkers for additional safety. The flared up wheel arches are fitted with a set of steel or alloy wheels, depending on the variants. These rims are further covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres that ensures a superior grip on any road conditions. It also has black colored styling tape on the B-Pillar that adds to the classiness of this sports utility vehicle. Coming to its front fascia, its bonnet has a few character lines, which gives the frontage a distinct look. The bold radiator grille is fitted with a few body colored slats and embossed with a prominent company logo in the center that highlights the frontage. This radiator grille is flanked by a neatly crafted headlight cluster. Its is powered by projector headlamps and LED parking light. Just below this, it has a body colored bumper, which is accompanied by black cladding for preventing it from minor damages. It houses a wide air dam for cooling the powerful engine quickly and is flanked by a pair of radiant fog lamps that further helps in enhancing the visibility of its driver. The windscreen is quite large and gives a better visibility ahead and it is made of toughened laminated glass. It is accompanied by a set of intermittent wipers. The company has designed its rear end with a body colored bumper that is accompanied by cladding and exhaust pipe finishers. It also houses a couple of reflectors as well. The expressive boot lid is designed with chrome strip and variant badging. Its windshield is integrated with a defogger and it also has a wash and wipe function as well. It has a sporty rear spoiler, which is fitted with a centrally located high mounted stop lamp, which adds to the safety aspect. Its radiant tail light cluster is integrated with halogen based reverse light and turn indicators. Apart from these, the newly launched Xclusive Edition is equipped with a few additional features like an electric sunroof, a set of grey alloy wheels and hydraulically assisted bonnet.


Exterior Measurements:

The company has designed this sports utility vehicle with a large wheelbase of 2700mm, which ensures a spacious cabin inside. Its has a decent ground clearance of 200mm, which makes it capable for off-roading. The overall length of this vehicle is about 4585mm along with a decent height of 1785mm and total width of 1890mm, which includes both external rear view mirrors. Its steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 5.6 meters.

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Interiors

Editor's take : The XUV500 has good pick and it is indeed quick for its size, thanks to the monocoque body construction. Even the lighter body increasing the fuel efficiency of the XUV500 and the power.

 

The interiors of this model series are quite attractive and equipped with a lot of utility based aspects. The company has designed it with a dual tone color scheme, that gives it a decent look. The smooth dashboard is equipped with quite a few features including an advanced instrument cluster with many functions, a 4-spoke steering wheel with multifunctional switches, AC vents and a large glove box with sun glass holder. In terms of seating, it is incorporated with well cushioned seats that offers ample leg space and shoulder space for all occupants. The seats of top end variant are covered with leather upholstery, while other variant gets premium fabric upholstery as well. These are integrated with adjustable head restraints that adds to the convenience. The 2nd and 3rd row seats have sliding and reclining function, which helps in increasing boot volume. The driver seat comes with 6-way power adjustable function and proper lumbar support for added comfort. Then it also has a leather wrapped steering wheel, gear shift knob and parking lever along with black wood finished door panels gives the cabin a classy look. Its advanced instrument cluster has illumination control function. It is equipped with a number of notifications like low fuel warning light, digital tripmeter, outside temperature display, door ajar warning, tachometer, digital clock and several other notifications for keeping the driver updated. It has a couple of 12V power socket in front and middle row for charging mobiles and other electronic devices. The tilt adjustable steering wheel makes handling quite comfortable even in heavy traffic conditions. The company has given this SUV a lot of utility based aspects for convenience of its occupants. The list of features include cup and bottle holders in center console, front seat back pockets, remote fuel lid opener, all four power windows with driver side auto down functions and several other aspects. In addition to these, it also has umbrella holder, flat foldable second and third row seats, camping lamp, land-me to vehicle lamps, conversation mirror, flip key with remote central locking, tinted solar glass and so on.


Interior Comfort:

The internal section of this sports utility vehicle has been fitted with a number of highly developed comfort features, which gives the occupants a pleasurable driving experience. The base variant is equipped with an electrically operated temperature control with dual HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioner) unit. While other variants are blessed with fully automatic temperature control unit with rear AC vents that cools the entire cabin cool. It is bestowed with an advanced 2-DIN audio system with 6-inch touchscreen display, which supports GPS navigation. This music system supports CD/DVD player, USB interface, Aux-in port and speakers, which further enhances the ambiance of its cabin. It also has Bluetooth connectivity for pairing mobile phones. The printed glass antenna is also given for better reception of FM radio. It is also equipped with cruise control function, which maintains a steady speed on the highways as set by the driver. The multi-functional steering wheel is mounted with audio, cruise and call control buttons for convenience. This stylish sports utility vehicle also has a rear view camera along with a display that adds to the convenience of driver. Apart from these, the cabin is incorporated with all four power windows with driver side auto down function, remote tail gate opener, flip key with remote central locking, conversation mirror, mobile charging points, power steering with tilt adjustable function, follow me home headlamps, puddle lamps on front doors, cargo area light, illuminated ignition key slot and window winding switches. All these features put together will ensure a memorable driving experience for all the passengers sitting inside the cabin.


Interior Measurements:

The company has given this sports utility vehicle a spacious internal cabin. It offers ample leg space along with head room for all occupants. It has a spacious fuel tank, which can store about 70 litres of diesel in it and it is quite good for planning longer journeys. Its second and third row seats are foldable, which helps in increasing the boot volume of car.

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Mahindra XUV 500 Color Options
Tuscan Red
Opulent Purple
Satin White
Moondust Silver
Arctic Blue
Volcano Black
Dolphin Grey
Acceleration & Pick-Up

Editor's take : The XUV500 has good pick and it is indeed quick for its size, thanks to the monocoque body construction. Even the lighter body increasing the fuel efficiency of the XUV500 and the power.

 

With the help of a five speed manual transmission gear box, its 2WD variants can attain a top speed of 185 Kmph that is quite remarkable for the passengers sitting inside. On the other hand, it takes about 15.5 seconds for crossing the speed barrier of 100 Kmph from a standstill. At the same time, other variants has the ability of producing 190 Kmph approximately. It can accelerate from 0-100 Kmph in about 14 seconds.

Engine and Performance

Editor's take : The performance of the XUV500 is brilliant and this is a stonker of an engine.

 

This Mahindra XUV 500 model series is fitted with a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine under the hood, which comes with a displacement capacity of 2179cc. It is equipped with 5th generation variable turbocharger and micro hybrid technology, which enhances its overall performance. This power plant has the capacity of churning out a maximum power of 140bhp at 3750rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 330Nm between 1600 to 2800rpm. It is cleverly mated with a six speed manual transmission gear box. It sends the engine power to its front or all wheels, depending on the variants. It is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system, which enables the vehicle to generate a maximum mileage 15.5 Kmpl on the bigger roads.

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Mileage

Editor's take : The XUV500 has decent mileage despite the powerful 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. The Sportz too gets the same engine.

 

The engine of this sports utility vehicle is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system. It enables the 2WD version to generate 12 Kmpl approximately in the city traffic conditions, while its mileage goes up to 15.5 Kmpl on the bigger roads. On the other hand, the four wheel drive version has the ability to produce 11 Kmpl within the city, while its mileage goes up to 14 kmpl on the highways.

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Power of Mahindra XUV 500

Editor's take : The 2.2-litre mHawk in its 140bhp avatar is a stonker of a performer. This is the only Mahindra to get 140bhp power rating from all the mHawk used in the UV manufacturer’s stable. The Scorpio and the Xylo are five-speed and 120bhp.

 

This 2.2-litre power plant has the ability of churning out a maximum power of 140bhp at 3450rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 330Nm between 1600 to 2800rpm, which is quite good for Indian road conditions.

Mahindra XUV 500 Specifications
Variants Transmission Engine Description Mileage Power AC Power Steering Central Locking
City Highway
W4
(Diesel)
Manual 2179cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
12.0 15.1 140bhp @ 3750rpm Standard Standard Standard
W6 2WD
(Diesel)
Manual 2179cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
12.0 15.1 140bhp @ 3750rpm Standard Standard Standard
W8 2WD
(Diesel)
Manual 2179cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
12.0 15.1 140bhp @ 3750rpm Standard Standard Standard
Mahindra XUV500 Xclusive Edition
(Diesel)
Manual 2179cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
12.0 15.1 140bhp @ 3750rpm Standard Standard Standard
W8 4WD
(Diesel)
Manual 2179cc
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
12.0 15.1 140bhp @ 3750rpm Standard Standard Standard
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Stereo & Accessories

Editor's take : The accessories list on the XUV500 is massive and it gets loads of features like touch screen navigation, Bluetooth etc.

 

This impressive vehicle is blessed with an advanced infotainment system that keeps all its occupants entertained through their journey. It has a 2-DIN audio unit that features a CD, MP3 player and radio with AM/FM tuner. It also has six speakers that offers better sound experience. The controls of this audio unit are mounted on the leather wrapped steering wheel, which makes it quite convenient for the driver. The music system with additional information display console updates time, direction of driving, external temperature and a few other functions. Apart from these, the owners can customize the vehicle with various exterior and interior accessories. The list of features include stylish body decals, illuminated scuff plates, roof rails, a sporty rear spoiler, side stepper, leather seats, touchscreen display, navigation system, floor mats and many other such aspects.

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Braking & Handling

Editor's take : The handling of the XUV500 is decent, however we expected it to be a tad better.

 

The company has given this vehicle a proficient braking and an independent suspension mechanism, which makes it capable for off-roading. All its wheels are equipped with a set of disc brakes with calipers. This braking mechanism is further augmented by anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution. Its top end variant is also equipped with ESP (electronic stability program) with rollover mitigation. On the other hand, the front axle is assembled with McPherson strut, while rear axle is equipped with multi link type of mechanism. Both these axles are further aided by an anti roll bar. It is incorporated with a responsive power steering system, which is speed sensitive. It comes with tilt adjustment function, which makes it easy to maneuver even in peak traffic conditions. Its steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 5.6 meters, which is quite good for this class.

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Safety & Security

Editor's take : The XUV500 comes filled with various safety features like six airbags, ABS, ESP on the range topping versions.

 

For a stress free driving experience, the manufacturer has blessed this sports utility vehicle with a number of protective aspects that keeps the vehicle as well as passengers safe. It is bestowed with airbags for driver and front co-passengers along with side and curtain airbags that minimizes the impact of collision. It also has anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution, which prevents it from skidding. The top end variant is equipped with electronic stability program with rollover mitigation, which adds to the advantage. Its rigid body structure comes with crumple zones and impact beams that ensures the safety of the occupants sitting inside the cabin. The company has fitted all its wheels with a set of disc brakes that de-accelerates the vehicle instantly and keeps it rigid on every conditions. Its high intensity headlamps enhances the road safety by providing a clear view to the driver. It has an advanced engine immobilizer is quite useful, which helps in preventing unauthorized entry into the vehicle. Apart from these, it also has a high mount stop lamp, a pair of front fog lamps, centrally located fuel tank, central locking system, rear view camera, intelligent light sensing headlamps, smart rain sensing wipers, tubeless radial tyres, hill hold along with descent control and many other such aspects for giving the occupants a safer driving experience.

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Wheels

The neatly crafted wheel arches of entry level variant are fitted with a sturdy set of 17-inch steel wheels, which have been covered with full wheel covers. While other variants run on the same size alloy wheels, which gives the side profile a sporty look. These rims are covered with puncture resistant tubeless tyres of size P 235/65 R17 that results in a comfortable off-road driving. The company has also given a full size spare wheel, which is affixed in the boot compartment with all other tools required for changing a flat tyre. It is a standard feature across all the variants.

Mahindra XUV 500 Pros

 

1. Aggressively designed body structure is a big plus point.

2. Power packed engine performance with decent acceleration and pickup.

3. Addition of an electric sunroof in Xclusive edition is a plus point.

4. Internal cabin is rather luxurious with enough leg space and head room.

5. Decent ground clearance makes it capable for off-roading.

 

Mahindra XUV 500 Cons

1. Initial cost of ownership is too high.

2. Engine noise, harshness and vibration should be reduced.

3. Fuel efficiency is not up to the mark.

4. More comfort and safety features can be added.

5. Maneuvering is slightly tough in heavy traffic because of its size.

Mahindra XUV 500 Price
Variants New Delhi Bangalore Mumbai Chennai Pune Hyderabad Kolkata
W4
(Diesel)
11,19,420 11,33,321 11,11,111 11,33,167 11,11,111 11,28,464 11,60,132   Get On Road Price  
W6 2WD
(Diesel)
12,46,623 12,53,698 12,29,386 12,53,545 12,29,386 12,48,842 12,81,655   Get On Road Price  
W8 2WD
(Diesel)
14,06,684 14,16,328 13,89,448 14,16,083 13,89,448 14,11,749 14,46,161   Get On Road Price  
Mahindra XUV500 Xclusive Edition
(Diesel)
14,49,000 14,59,396 14,31,764 14,59,151 14,31,764 14,54,817 14,89,660   Get On Road Price  
W8 4WD
(Diesel)
15,05,228 15,20,302 14,90,921 15,20,286 14,90,921 15,15,026 15,50,441   Get On Road Price  
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