4x4
`14.0 Lac*
vs
W8 4WD
`14.7 Lac*

Compare Force One and Mahindra XUV500

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`14.0 Lac*
`14.7 Lac*

Overview

  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    14.0
    12.0
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    17.0
    15.1
  • Available Colors
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    70
    70
  • Seating Capacity
    7
    7
  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Manual
  • Engine Description
    2.2-litre 139.07bhp 16V FMTECH Engine
    2.2-litre 140bhp 16V mHawk Diesel Engine
  • Engine Displacement (cc)
    2200
    2179
  • Maximum Power
    139.07bhp@3800rpm
    140bhp@3750rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    321Nm@ 1600-2400rpm
    330Nm@1600-2800rpm

Standard Features

  • Air Conditioner
  • CD Player
  • AntiLock Braking System
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Leather Seats
  • Central Locking

Engine

  • Engine Type
    FMTECH Engine
    mHawk Diesel Engine
  • Engine Description
    2.2-litre 139.07bhp 16V FMTECH Engine
    2.2-litre 140bhp 16V mHawk Diesel Engine
  • Engine Displacement(cc)
    2200
    2179
  • No. of Cylinders
    4
    4
  • Maximum Power
    139.07bhp@3800rpm
    140bhp@3750rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    321Nm@ 1600-2400rpm
    330Nm@1600-2800rpm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    4
    4
  • Valve Configuration
    DOHC
    DOHC
  • Fuel Supply System
    CRDi
    Direct Injection
  • Turbo Charger
    Yes
    Yes
  • Super Charger
    No
    No

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Manual
  • Gear Box
    5 Speed
    6 Speed
  • Drive Type
    4WD
    AWD

Suspension System

  • Front Suspension
    Independent Double Wishbone With Coil Spring
    McPherson Type With Anti Roll Bar
  • Rear Suspension
    Multi Link With Pan Hard Rod & Coil Spring
    Multi-Link Type With Anti Roll Bar

Steering

  • Steering Type
    Power
    Power
  • Steering Column
    Tilt & Collapsible Steering
    Tilt & Telescopic
  • Steering Gear Type
    Rack & Pinion
  • Turning Radius
    5.6metres

Brake System

  • Front Brake Type
    Disc
    Disc & Caliper Type
  • Rear Brake Type
    Drum
    Disc & Caliper Type

Performance

  • Top Speed
    175km/hr
  • Acceleration (0-100 kmph)
    12.5 Seconds
  • Braking Time

Fuel

  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    14.0
    12.0
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    17.0
    15.1
  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    70
    70
  • Emission Norm Compliance
    BS IV
    BS IV

Tyres

  • Tyre Size
    245/70 R16
    P235/65 R17
  • Tyre Type
    Terrain Pattern Type
    Tubeless Radial Tyres
  • Alloy Wheel Size
    16 Inch
    17 Inch

Other Specifications

  • Seating Capacity
    7
    7
  • No. of Doors
    5
    5

Payload & Towing

General Car Details

  • Country of Assembly
    India
    India
  • Country of Manufacture
    India
    India
  • Introduction Date
    19-Aug-2011
    2011-09-29
  • Warranty Time
    3 YEARS
    2 Years
  • Warranty Distance
    100000km
    65000Kms

Comfort & Convenience

  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows-Front
  • Power Windows-Rear
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Quality Control
  • Remote Trunk Opener
  • Remote Fuel Lid Opener
  • Low Fuel Warning Light
  • Accessory Power Outlet
  • Trunk Light
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Rear Reading Lamp
  • Rear Seat Headrest
  • Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
  • Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
  • Cup Holders (Front)
  • Cup Holders (Rear)
  • Rear A/C Vents
  • Heated Seats (Front)
  • Heated Seats (Rear)
  • Seat Lumbar Support
  • Multifunction Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Parking Sensors
    Rear
  • Navigation System
  • Foldable Rear Seat
    Bench Folding
    60:40 Split
  • Smart Access Card Entry
  • Engine Start/Stop Button
  • Glove Box Cooling
  • Bottle Holder
    Front Door
  • Voice Control
  • Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles

Interior

  • Air Conditioner
  • Heater
  • Adjustable Steering Column
  • Tachometer
  • Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
  • Leather Seats
  • Fabric Upholstery
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Glove Compartment
  • Digital Clock
  • Outside Temperature Display
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Digital Odometer
  • Electric Adjustable Seats
  • Folding Table in The Rear
  • Driving Experience Control Eco
  • Height Adjustable Driving Seat

Exterior

  • Adjustable Headlights
  • Fog Lights (Front)
  • Fog Lights (Rear)
  • Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
  • Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
  • Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
  • Rain Sensing Wiper
  • Rear Window Wiper
  • Rear Window Washer
  • Rear Window Defogger
  • Wheel Covers
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Power Antenna
  • Tinted Glass
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Removable/Convertible Top
  • Roof Carrier
  • Sun Roof
  • Moon Roof
  • Side Stepper
  • Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
  • Integrated Antenna
  • Chrome Grille
  • Chrome Garnish
  • Smoke Headlamps
  • Roof Rail

Entertainment

  • Cassette Player
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Audio System Remote Control
  • Speakers Front
  • Speakers Rear
  • Integrated 2DIN Audio
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • USB & Auxiliary Input
  • Touch Screen

Exterior Dimensions

  • Length
    4860mm
    4585mm
  • Width
    1780mm
    1890mm
  • Height
    1935mm
    1785mm
  • Ground Clearance
    145mm
  • Wheel Base
    3025mm
    2700mm
  • Gross Weight
    2450Kg

Interior Dimensions

Safety-Info

  • Anti-Lock Braking
  • Brake Assist
  • Central Locking
  • Power Door Locks
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Anti-Theft Alarm
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Side Airbag (Front)
  • Side Airbag (Rear)
  • Night Rear View Mirror
  • Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
  • Xenon Headlamps
  • Halogen Headlamps
  • Rear Seat Belts
  • Seat Belt Warning
  • Door Ajar Warning
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Front Impact Beams
  • Traction Control
  • Adjustable Seats
  • Keyless Entry
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Vehicle Stability Control System
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Crash Sensor
  • Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
  • Engine Check Warning
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • Clutch Lock
  • EBD
  • Advance Safety Features
    Over Speed Warning
    Hill Hold & Hill Descent Control
  • Follow Me Home Headlamps
  • Rear Camera
  • Anti-Theft Device

Expert Review

Force One
Mahindra XUV500
INTERIOR:
Force One interior
Ed's take:

The Force One gets spacious interiors and the plastic quality is decent. If you have a chauffeur to take you around, the Force One will be extremely comfortable option.

The Force One is an extremely spacious SUV, and Force claims it to have the maximum amount of knee room in the second and the third rows, which are generally tight. We were impressed by the space that the Force One offers in all the three rows, generous enough for six footers. The boot is also decently large enough.

The plastic quality and the overall fit and finish isn’t something phenomenal. We like the space, and the features on offer. It gets steering mounted audio controls, integrated music system and leather bolstered seats. It however misses out on airbags, even on the top variant.

EX: EX is the base model of the Force One. The base model misses out on daylight running lamps and doesn’t rear fog lamps either. The roof rails and the alloy wheels too go missing on the base model, however it retains the electrically adjustable mirrors. There is no integrated music system and even the seats are wrapped in fabric. All three rows still have air-conditioning and multi-information display too. This comes with a 2.6-litre diesel engine only.

SX: This is the original launch model of the Force One and it gets leather seats, music system, steering mounted audio controls and other frills like rear wiper and defogger, remote key access, reverse parking sensors and also side indicators on the ORVMs. The ABS version of this vehicle comes separately.

LX: This is the same as SX ABS when it comes to features, however this gets 4x4 with electronic shift on fly.

INTERIOR:
Ed's take:

The interiors of the XUV500 are the place to be, it is a great proposition for all the moolah that you spend on it. The first two rows are spacious and the bells and whistles that come loaded with it are mostly found on vehicles that are a segment higher.

The interiors of XUV500 are designed ergonomically and a lot of features are added by incorporating a lot of buttons, without adding too many buttons. The XUV500 comes embellished with various bells and whistles, which are mostly available on cars that are a segment higher. Touch-screen, satellite navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, climate control and six airbags are to name a few. Even the quality of plastics on the XUV500 is decent, though there are some bits that could have been better.

Space in sufficient in the first two rows, when you consider the head room and the leg room. The third row is a bit cramped for knee room, whereas the head room is still decent. The leather seats are also well strengthened with ample of support for your thighs. To our dismay, there is no space in the boot, unless the third row of seats has been folded.

The Mahindra XUV500 comes in two trim levels, one is the W6 and the other is the W8. The W8 is the top of the line model and comes loaded with all the frills. The W6 is the base model, yet it gets loads of goodies like 6-inch monochrome display with in-dash music system that plays music through its four-speakers, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, dual airbags, ABS, all disc brakes, electrically adjustable ORVMs, multi-functional steering and cruise control. This is indeed a long list, and the product is good proposition for all the money you pay.

The W8 model on the other hand has these features and all gets an addition of 6-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation, six airbags, ESP and hill descent control, alloy wheels, telescopic steering, DVD player and tyre-pressure monitoring system. This is the only vehicle that is available in this price with so many features.

ENGINE:
Force One engine

The powertrain is one department that Force Motors has got things spot on. This is due to the fact that it uses Daimler engines to propel its vehicles.

The Force One comes with two engine variants, one is the 2.2-litre and the second is the 2.6-litre. The 2.6-litre is available only in BS III compliant cities. The 2.2-litre produces 140bhp of power and 321Nm of maximum torque. The engine is highly efficient and we like the way in which it delivers power. The torque produced is sufficient to pull the vehicle even at low revs, the drivability of this engine is good.

The 5-speed manual transmission on this engine is rubbery and has loads of vibration. The 4x4 variant comes with limited slip differential and the 2.6-litre engine produces only 82bhp. This engine is shared with the Force Gurkha.

ENGINE:

The 2.2-litre mHawk mill on the XUV500 is a tried and tested product, with high levels of refinement. There isn’t much of turbo lag and the gear ratios are also well spread out. It is the shifts on the transmission and the play of the clutch pedal that we aren’t in favour of.

XUV500 comes plonked with the 2.2-litre mHawk engine that also powers the Scorpio and the Xylo. Here however, the power has been bumped up to 140bhp and an extra cog has been added. The XUV500 churns out 140bhp at 3750rpm and produces a torque of 330Nm between 1600 to 2800rpm. Engine refinement levels are good, albeit it does get a bit loud as the revs climb up. The engine is peppy and is responsive to the throttle movement.

The XUV500 is drivable even when lugged into a higher cog, but things shape up better once past the 1900rpm mark. One needs to downshift for quick overtaking, and the sixth gear is a boon for cruising on the highway. The simple stick shift on the XUV500 feels notchy and even the travel of the clutch pedal is a lot. So, driving in bumper-to-bumper traffic can get painful. The XUV500 was the first vehicle in its segment to get a 6-speed manual transmission. As per the ARAI cycle, the XUV500 returns a fuel economy of 15.1kmpl.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Force One Dashbord

The ride on the Force One is well sorted, however the handling isn’t something one can boast about. The Force One’s suspension’s fine-tuning was done by Lotus engineering and the team had tweaked the set-up for good ride, which it does. The ride is fairly composed and it doesn’t feel jittery. But one does feel the speed, and this trickles down to the poor insulation from the outside world.

The handling of the Force One isn’t something one can boast about. Considering the dimensions of Force One, it will be have some amount of body roll.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Mahindra XUV500 Dashbord

The ride of the XUV500 is well sorted and smooth like a premium SUV. The handling isn’t something you can boast about, but it isn’t bad either. There is some amount of body roll, but this taken care by the ESP in the W8 model.

XUV500 being a monocoque has driving dynamics than the older ladder on frame chassis. Being a monocoque, it has independent suspension. The front gets the McPherson type with anti-roll bar, while the multilink type with anti-roll bar springs the rear.

The ride suppleness of this vehicle is good and the suspension does a fair job of ironing out most of the jolts and rebounds on uneven roads. It crashes through potholes with a muted thud. The ride is smooth and well composed. The occupants aren’t jittered around.

Having softer springs and being taller, the XUV500 has some amount of bodyroll. The front-wheel drive version also has massive understeer, when pushed around the bends. However if you have the W8 model, then the ESP takes care of it. The all-wheel drive version is more fun to drive than the front-wheel drive as it doesn’t lose out traction.

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