C8
`7.9 Lac*
vs
S10 4WD
`13.0 Lac*

Compare Mahindra Quanto and Mahindra Scorpio

Highlight differences:

`7.9 Lac*
`13.0 Lac*

Overview

  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    13.8
    9.02
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    17.21
    12.05
  • Available Colors
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    55
    60
  • Seating Capacity
    7
    7
  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Manual
  • Engine Description
    1.5-litre 100bhp mCR100 Diesel Engine
    2.2-litre 120bhp 16V mHawk Engine
  • Engine Displacement (cc)
    1493
    2179
  • Maximum Power
    100bhp@3750 rpm
    120bhp@4000rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    240Nm@1600-2800rpm
    280Nm@1800-2800rpm

Standard Features

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

Engine

  • Engine Type
    mCR100 Diesel Engine
    mHawk Engine
  • Engine Description
    1.5-litre 100bhp mCR100 Diesel Engine
    2.2-litre 120bhp 16V mHawk Engine
  • Engine Displacement(cc)
    1493
    2179
  • No. of Cylinders
    3
    4
  • Maximum Power
    100bhp@3750 rpm
    120bhp@4000rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    240Nm@1600-2800rpm
    280Nm@1800-2800rpm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    4
    4
  • Fuel Supply System
    CRDi
    CRDI
  • Turbo Charger
    Yes
    Yes
  • Super Charger
    No
    No

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Manual
  • Gear Box
    5 Speed
    5 Speed
  • Drive Type
    RWD
    4WD

Suspension System

  • Front Suspension
    Independent Double Wishbone , Coil Spring With Anti Roll Bar
    Double Wishbone Type , Independent Front Coil Spring
  • Rear Suspension
    Five Bar Link , Coil Springs
    Multi Link Coil Spring Suspension With Anti Roll Bar
  • Shock Absorbers Type
    Telescopic Shock Absorber

Steering

  • Steering Type
    Power
    Power
  • Steering Column
    Tilt Steering
    Tilt & Collapsible Steering
  • Turning Radius
    5.4 metres
    5.65 metres

Brake System

  • Front Brake Type
    Disc
    Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brake Type
    Drum
    Drum

Performance

Fuel

  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    13.8
    9.02
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    17.21
    12.05
  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    55
    60
  • Emission Norm Compliance
    BS IV
    BS IV

Tyres

  • Tyre Size
    205/65 R15
    P235/65 R17
  • Tyre Type
    Tubeless Tyres
    Tubeless Radial Tyres
  • Alloy Wheel Size
    15 Inch
    17 Inch

Other Specifications

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

Payload & Towing

  • Cargo Volume
    460-litre

General Car Details

  • Country of Assembly
    India
    India
  • Country of Manufacture
    India
    India
  • Introduction Date
    2012-09-20
    2014-09-25
  • Warranty Time
    2 Years
  • Warranty Distance
    50000kms

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
  • Navigation System
  • Foldable Rear Seat
    60:40 Split
    Bench Folding
  • Smart Access Card Entry
  • Engine Start/Stop Button
  • Glove Box Cooling
  • Bottle Holder
    Front & Rear Door
    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
    3985 mm
    4456mm
  • Width
    1850 mm
    1820mm
  • Height
    1950 mm
    1995mm
  • Ground Clearance
    180 mm
  • Wheel Base
    2760 mm
    2680mm
  • Gross Weight
    2610kg

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
    Lead Me To Vehicle Headlamps
  • Follow Me Home Headlamps
  • Rear Camera
  • Anti-Theft Device

Expert Review

Mahindra Quanto
Mahindra Scorpio
INTERIOR:
Mahindra Quanto interior
Ed's take:

The Quanto is a compact SUV, but is spacious on the inside. The bells and whistles and the plastic quality on the Quanto is decent. The Quanto's seats are also fairly comfortable with loads of head room.

The Quanto is based on the Xylo platform, and Mahindra is also sharing most of the mechanical bits on the compact SUV to reduce the cost. Hence, most of the plastics and the interior bits are a direct pick from the Xylo. The plastic quality of the material isn't that great and is very much similar to the Xylo.

There is sufficient space on the inside those. The first two rows are fairly spacious. Not only is there sufficient room, but even the seats are large and supportive. Five people can sit abreast without any issues. The two seats at the end at small and good enough for children or short journeys.

INTERIOR:
Ed's take:

Scorpio is a decade old design, and it shows up. The space on the inside is decent, though most of its competition have more space. Mahindra had facelifted the Scorpio and added bells and whistles, which makes the car loaded. However, it is the instrument panel design that has aged.

The interior styling of the Scorpio is a decade ago and it this is visible. The fit and finish of the materials is decent, but it is the quality that doesn’t impress too much. However, the price tag of the Scorpio does justify the quality as well. Since the introduction of the mHawk engine, Mahindra has introduced various brownies on the Scorpio like a new integrated music system, airbags, cruise control, alloy wheels, steering mounted audio controls and a few more. But this features are available only in the range-topping version of the Scorpio— the VLX.

Considering the size of the Scorpio, the space on the inside is a bit tight. The leg room in the front row and the knee room in the second row could have be a bit better. This would have made long distance more comfortable and convenient. The support of the seats is decent, though there isn’t much to offer for your thighs. The third row of seats is cramped and is meant only for the children. The boot space is good enough when all the three rows of seats are rised.

LX: LX is the entry-level variant for the Scorpio. It comes with power windows, power steering, manual ORVMs and tiltable steering.

SLE: SLE is the mid-variant in the Scorpio that comes embellished with electrically operated ORVMs, voice assist, ABS, middle row sliding seats, rear defogger, rear wiper and follow me home headlamps.

VLX: This is the range topper version in the Scorpio and it is also available with a six-speed automatic transmission. It gets a 2DIN music system, dual airbags, alloy wheels, intelligent wipers, cruise control and audio controls on steering wheel.

ENGINE:
Mahindra Quanto engine

This new engine on the Quanto is a newly derived engine from the existing Mahindra powertrains. The twin turbos help to reduce the lag and make it more drivable as the power delivery is linear, like a petrol mill. Mahindra does a good job with its new engine.

Mahindra has introduced a brand-new engine on the Quanto. This is a 1.5-litre, three cylinder twin turbo engine that produces 100bhp of power and 240Nm of torque. The power delivery on this mill is linear as there is negligible turbo lag on the compact SUV. This engine is a tad noisier than one would want, however the vibration isn’t that bad. 

The Quanto has good enough power to overtake in the city and the highways, but that punch like other diesel engines seems to go missing. The 5-speed manual transmission on the Quanto is a tad rubbery, and the throws are a bit long. Mahindra has developed a new transmission for the Quanto and it does feel a bit better than the already existing products..

C2: The C2 is the base model on the Quanto. It’s like plain vanilla ice cream that gets power steering anc HVAC. Even the bumpers, door handles and grille are black in colour.

C4: The C4 gets wheel cover, body coloured bumpers and spare wheel tyre cover, digital clock, micro hybrid start-stop, power windows,, central locking and rear-wiper and washer as extra over the C2.

C6: The C6 gets a lot more goodies like body coloured door handles, side steps with puddle lamps, digital drive assist, keyless entry, ABD, integrated music system and even front fog lamps.

C8: The C8 is the top of the line version on the Quanto and it comes loaded with all the bells and whistles like dual airbags, Park Assist and also alloy wheels.

ENGINE:

The 2.2-litre mHawk is a stonker of a performer. The drivability is good and even the delivery of power is linear. The only thing we do not like is the rubbery shifts on the gearbox.

Mahindra replaced the 2.6-litre CRDe engine of the Scorpio with its 2.2-litre all-aluminium mHawk engine. This engine produces 120bhp of power at 4000rpm and 290Nm of maximum torque at 1800rpm. The mHawk engine has sufficient torque and the lag from the turbocharger is minimal. The NVH levels are moderate, however there is some diesel clatter during cold starts. The engine is easily revving and the chain drive improves it smoothness.

Overtaking in a Scorpio is a breeze and the engine doesn’t hesitate even when you lug it into a higher cog. It can be driven without any sort of stress in bumper-to-bumper city traffic and even on the highway.

Manual:

The manual version of the Scorpio comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The stick is long but the shifts aren’t that bad, despite the long throws. There is a lot of vibration on the gear stick as well.

Automatic:

The automatic version of the Scorpio comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The shifts on the box aren’t very quick, but neither are they very lethargic as well. An automatic Scorpio is good option for those who wish to use it primarily for city commute.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Mahindra Quanto Dashbord

The ride and handling of the Quanto is one area that doesn’t impress us. The problem is that, neither the ride is excellent nor is the handling that great.  

The Quanto has same underpinnings like that of the Mahindra Xylo and the Genio. So, we expected the ride to be good, but somehow we weren’t very pleased with it also. The ride is smooth and soft, but the increased travel of the suspension doesn’t make it desirable. 

Again the long travel doesn’t help the Quanto in the handling department. So there is no pleasure to drive around hills and winding roads. Also the tall size of the body and higher ground clearance, increase the body roll.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:

The ride of the Scorpio is composed and smooth and it does feel unsettled even on bumpy roads. The handling of the Scorpio isn’t impressive. The body roll and the soft suspension doesn’t inspire much of confidence.

The ride of the Scorpio is fairly composed and smooth at low speeds. However, it does get a bit jittery as the speed shoots up. The older versions of the Scorpio came with rear leaf springs, with coil springs in the new ones the ride isn’t that bouncy. The suspension irons out most of the jolts and bounces.

With soft suspension set-up, the handling of the Scorpio is good enough when driven up to city speed limits. The jittering at higher speeds doesn’t help much at higher speeds. Despite its large size, the Scorpio feels nimble like a hatchback and can zip through lanes. With a short turning radius, driving and manoeuvring on busy streets isn’t difficult either. The light steering wheel further adds to the convenience.