Citroen eC3 vs Mahindra Bolero Neo

Should you buy Citroen eC3 or Mahindra Bolero Neo? Find out which car is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their Price, Size, Space, Boot Space, Service cost, Mileage, Features, Colours and other specs. Citroen eC3 price starts at Rs 11.61 Lakh ex-showroom for Live (Electric) and Mahindra Bolero Neo price starts Rs 9.95 Lakh ex-showroom for N4 (Diesel).

eC3 Vs Bolero Neo

Key HighlightsCitroen eC3Mahindra Bolero Neo
On Road PriceRs.14,07,148*Rs.14,37,078*
Range (km)320-
Fuel TypeElectricDiesel
Battery Capacity (kWh)29.2-
Charging Time57min-
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Citroen eC3 vs Mahindra Bolero Neo comparison

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        Citroen eC3
        Citroen eC3
        Rs13.41 Lakh*
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            Mahindra Bolero Neo
            Mahindra Bolero Neo
            Rs12.15 Lakh*
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          Basic Information
          On-Road Price in New Delhi
          Rs.14,07,148*
          Rs.14,37,078*
          Finance Available (EMI)
          Rs.26,777/month
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          Rs.27,347/month
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          Insurance
          Rs.52,435
          eC3 Insurance
          User Rating
          4.1
          Based on 116 Reviews
          4.5
          Based on 169 Reviews
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          Running Cost
          Running cost per km measures the expense of driving your EV per kilometer. Running Cost/Km = (Battery Capacity of EV * Per Unit Electricity Cost ) / Range on full charge.
          ₹ 257/km
          -
          Engine & Transmission
          Engine Type
          Engine type in car refers to the type of engine that powers the vehicle. There are many different types of car engines, but the most common are petrol (gasoline) and diesel engines
          Not applicable
          mHAWk100
          Displacement (cc)
          The displacement of an engine is the total volume of all of the cylinders in the engine. Measured in cubic centimetres (cc)
          Not applicable
          1493
          No. of Cylinders
          ICE engines have one or more cylinders. More cylinders typically mean more smoothness and more power, but it also means more moving parts and less fuel efficiency.
          Not applicable
          Battery Capacity (kWh)
          29.2
          Not applicable
          Motor Type
          Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
          Not applicable
          Max Power (bhp@rpm)
          Power dictates the performance of an engine. It's measured in horsepower (bhp) or metric horsepower (PS). More is better.
          56.21bhp
          98.56bhp@3750rpm
          Max Torque (nm@rpm)
          The load-carrying ability of an engine, measured in Newton-metres (Nm) or pound-foot (lb-ft). More is better.
          143Nm
          260Nm@1750-2250rpm
          Valves Per Cylinder
          The number of intake and exhaust valves in each engine cylinder. More valves per cylinder means better engine breathing and better performance but it also adds to cost.
          Not applicable
          4
          Turbo Charger
          A device that forces more air into an internal combustion engine. More air can burn more fuel and make more power. Turbochargers utilise exhaust gas energy to make more power.
          Not applicable
          Yes
          Range (km)
          320 km
          Not applicable
          Range - Tested
          Tested Range is the range we extracted from an electric vehicle in our standardised real-world test.
          257Km
          verified
          Not applicable
          Battery Type
          Small lead-acid batteries are typically used by internal combustion engines for start-up and to power the vehicle's electronics, while lithium-ion battery packs are typically used in electric vehicles.
          Lithium-Ion
          Not applicable
          Charging Time (D.C)
          The time taken for a DC Fast Charger to charge your car. DC or Direct Current chargers recharge electric vehicles faster than AC chargers
          57min
          Not applicable
          Charging Port
          CCS-II
          Not applicable
          Transmission Type
          Automatic
          Manual
          Gear Box
          The component containing a set of gears that supply power from the engine to the wheels. It affects speed and fuel efficiency.
          1-Speed
          5-Speed
          Drive Type
          Specifies which wheels are driven by the engine's power, such as front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive. It affects how the car handles and also its capabilities.
          Charger Type
          3.3
          Not applicable
          Charging Time (15 A Plug Point)
          10hrs 30mins
          Not applicable
          Fuel & Performance
          Fuel Type
          Electric
          Diesel
          Mileage City (kmpl)
          -
          12.08
          Mileage ARAI (kmpl)
          -
          17.29
          Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
          -
          50
          Emission Norm Compliance
          Indicates the level of pollutants the car's engine emits, showing compliance with environmental regulations.
          ZEV
          BS VI 2.0
          Top Speed (kmph)
          107
          150
          Suspension, Steering & Brakes
          Front Suspension
          The system of springs, shock absorbers, and linkages that connects the front wheels to the car body. Reduces jerks over bad surfaces and affects handling.
          MacPherson Strut with Coil Spring
          -
          Rear Suspension
          The system of springs, shock absorbers, and linkages that connects the rear wheels to the car body. It impacts ride quality and stability.
          Rear Twist Beam with Coil Spring
          -
          Steering Type
          The mechanism by which the car's steering operates, such as manual, power-assisted, or electric. It affecting driving ease.
          Electric
          Power
          Steering Column
          The shaft that connects the steering wheel to the rest of the steering system to help maneouvre the car.
          Tilt
          Tilt
          Turning Radius (Metres)
          The smallest circular space that needs to make a 180-degree turn. It indicates its manoeuvrability, especially in tight spaces.
          4.98
          5.35
          Front Brake Type
          Specifies the type of braking system used on the front wheels of the car, like disc or drum brakes. The type of brakes determines the stopping power.
          Disc
          Disc
          Rear Brake Type
          Specifies the type of braking system used on the rear wheels, like disc or drum brakes, affecting the car's stopping power.
          Drum
          Drum
          Top Speed (Kmph)
          The maximum speed a car can be driven at. It indicates its performance capability.
          107
          150
          Braking (100-0kmph) (Seconds)
          The duration it takes for a car to come to a complete stop from a certain speed, indicating how safe it is.
          46.70m
          verified
          -
          Tyre Size
          The dimensions of the car's tyres indicating their width, height, and diameter. Important for grip and performance.
          195/65 R15
          215/75 R15
          Tyre Type
          Tells you the kind of tyres fitted to the car, such as all-season, summer, or winter. It affects grip and performance in different conditions.
          Tubeless Radial
          Tubeless,Radial
          Wheel Size (Inch)
          The diameter of the car's wheels, not including the tyres. It affects the car's ride, handling, and appearance.
          No
          -
          0-60kmph (Seconds)
          6.8
          -
          0-100Kmph (Tested) (Seconds)
          16.36
          verified
          -
          City driveability (20-80kmph) (Seconds)
          8.74
          verified
          -
          Braking (80-0 kmph) (Seconds)
          28.02m
          verified
          -
          Alloy Wheel Size Front (Inch)
          15
          15
          Alloy Wheel Size Rear (Inch)
          15
          15
          Dimensions & Capacity
          Length (mm)
          The distance from a car's front tip to the farthest point in the back.
          3981
          3995
          Width (mm)
          The width of a car is the horizontal distance between the two outermost points of the car, typically measured at the widest point of the car, such as the wheel wells or the rearview mirrors
          1733
          1795
          Height (mm)
          The height of a car is the vertical distance between the ground and the highest point of the car. It can decide how much space a car has along with it's body type and is also critical in determining it's ability to fit in smaller garages or parking spaces
          1604
          1817
          Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)
          The laden ground clearance is the vertical distance between the ground and the lowest point of the car when the car is empty. More ground clearnace means when fully loaded your car won't scrape on tall speedbreakers, or broken roads.
          -
          160
          Wheel Base (mm)
          Distance between the centre of the front and rear wheels. Affects the car’s stability & handling .
          2540
          2750
          Kerb Weight (kg)
          Weight of the car without passengers or cargo. Affects performance, fuel efficiency, and suspension behaviour.
          1329
          -
          Grossweight (kg)
          The gross weight of a car is the maximum weight that a car can carry which includes the weight of the car itself, the weight of the passengers, and the weight of any cargo that is being carried. Overloading a car is unsafe as it effects handling and could also damage components like the suspension.
          1716
          2215
          Seating Capacity
          The maximum number of people that can legally and comfortably sit in a car.
          5
          7
          Boot Space (Litres)
          The amount of space available in the car's trunk or boot for keeping luggage and other items. It is measured in cubic feet or litres.
          315
          384
          No. of Doors
          The total number of doors in the car, including the boot if it's considered a door. It affects access and convenience.
          5
          5
          Comfort & Convenience
          Power Steering
          Mechanism that reduces the effort needed to operate the steering wheel. Offered in various types, including hydraulic and electric.
          YesYes
          Power Windows Front
          Front windows that can be rolled up and down electronically. A must-have feature for modern-day cars.
          YesYes
          Power Windows Rear
          Rear windows that can be rolled up and down electronically at the touch of a button.
          YesYes
          Accessory Power Outlet
          12V power socket to power your appliances, like phones or tyre inflators.
          YesYes
          Vanity Mirror
          A mirror, usually located behind the passenger sun shade, used to check one's appearance. More expensive cars will have these on the driver's side and some cars even have this feature for rear seat passengers too.
          Yes
          -
          Rear Reading Lamp
          A light provided in the rear seating area of the car. It allows passengers to read or see in the dark without disturbing the driver.
          -
          Yes
          Rear Seat Headrest
          Adjustable cushions on the top of the rear seats that provide head support for passengers. They increase the comfort and safety of passengers.
          -
          Yes
          Adjustable Headrest
          Unlike fixed headrests, these can be moved up or down to offer the ideal resting position for the occupant's head.
          -
          Yes
          Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
          A foldable armrest for the rear passengers, usually in the middle, which also comprises cup holders or other small storage spaces. When not in use, it can be folded back into the seat, so that an additional occupant can be seated.
          -
          Yes
          Multifunction Steering Wheel
          A steering wheel that has many buttons to control various functions of the infotainment system and key car functions like cruise control. This allows the driver to manage these functions without taking their hands off the steering wheel.
          YesYes
          Cruise Control
          An electronic system that automatically maintains the car's speed set by the driver, reducing the need for constant pedal use. Useful feature for long highway drives.
          -
          Yes
          Parking Sensors
          Sensors on the vehicle's exterior that use either ultrasonic or electromagnetic waves bouncing off objects to alert the driver of obstacles while parking.
          Rear
          Rear
          Foldable Rear Seat
          Rear seats that can be folded down to create additional storage space.
          Bench Folding
          -
          Bottle Holder
          A compartment in the car for holding bottles. Usually located in car door pockets. More bottle holders means more bottles can be stored at once.
          Front & Rear Door
          Front & Rear Door
          USB Charger
          A port in the car that allows passengers to charge electronic devices like smartphones and tablets via USB cables.
          Front & Rear
          -
          Central Console Armrest
          An added convenince feature to rest one's hand on, while also offering features like cupholders or a small storage space.
          -
          Yes
          Luggage Hook And NetYes
          -
          Additional Features
          Bag Support Hooks in Boot (3s),Parcel Shelf, Co-Driver Side Sun Visor with Vanity Mirror,Rear Defroster,Tripmeter,Battery State Of Charge (%),Drivable Range (km),Eco/Power Drive Mode Indicator,Battery Regeneration Indicator,Front Roof Lamp
          Powerful AC with ECO mode, Eco mode, Engine start-stop (micro hybrid), Delayed power window (all four windows), Magic lamp, Driver information system
          One Touch Operating Power Window
          Unlike standard power windows, this one allows you to roll up/down the window fully with a single press of the button.
          All
          -
          Drive Modes
          Various pre-set modes that adjust the car's performance characteristics to suit different driving conditions. These modes adjust how the car responds to the driver's input.
          2
          -
          Air Conditioner
          A car AC is a system that cools down the cabin of a vehicle by circulating cool air. You can select temperature, fan speed and direction of air flow.
          YesYes
          Heater
          A heating function for the cabin. A handy feature in cold climates.
          YesYes
          Adjustable Steering
          Allows the driver to adjust the position of the steering wheel to their liking. This can be done in two ways: Tilt and/or Reach
          -
          Yes
          KeyLess EntryYesYes
          Height Adjustable Driver Seat
          Refers to a driver's seat that can be raised vertically. This is helpful for shorter drivers to find a better driving position.
          YesYes
          Follow Me Home Headlamps
          Headlights that stay on for a short period after turning off the car, illuminating the path to the driver's home or door.
          -
          Yes
          Interior
          Tachometer
          A tachometer shows how fast the engine is running, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM). In a manual car, it helps the driver know when to shift gears.
          -
          Yes
          Leather Steering WheelYes
          -
          Glove Compartment
          It refers to a storage compartment built into the dashboard of a vehicle on the passenger's side. It is used to store vehicle documents, and first aid kit among others.
          -
          Yes
          Additional Features
          Interior Environment - Single Tone Black,Seat Upholstry - Fabric (Bloster/Insert)(RUBIC/HEXALIGHT),Front & Rear Integrated Headrest,AC Knobs - Satin Chrome Accents,Parking Brake Lever Tip - Satin Chrome,Instrument Panel - Deco (Anodized Grey / Anodized Orange),Insider Door Handles - Satin Chrome, Satin Chrome Accents - IP, AC Vents Inner Part, Steering wheel, High Gloss Black - AC Vents surround (Side), eToggle surround,Driver Seat - Manual Height Adjustable
          Premium Italian interiors, Twin pod instrument cluster, Colour accent on AC vent, Piano Black Stylish centre console with silver accent, Anti glare IRVM, Roof lamp - front row, Steering wheel garnish
          Digital Cluster
          Full
          Semi
          Digital Cluster Size (Inch)
          -
          3.5
          Upholstery
          Fabric
          Fabric
          Exterior
          Available ColorsZesty OrangeZesty Orange With Platinum GreyPolar White With Zesty OrangeZesty Orange With Polar WhitePlatinum GreySteel Gray With Platinum GreyPlatinum Gray With Poler WhitePolar White With Platinum GreySteel Grey With Zesty OrangePolar White+8 MoreeC3 ColorsDiamond WhiteRocky BeigeHighway RedNapoli BlackDsat SilverBolero Neo Colors
          Body Type
          Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
          Power-adjustable exterior rear view mirror is a type of outside rear view mirror that can be adjusted electrically by the driver using a switch or buttons.
          YesYes
          Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View Mirror
          Manually adjustable exterior rear view mirrors refer to stick-like controls inside the car that are used to adjust the angle of the exterior rear view mirrors.
          NoNo
          Rear Window Wiper
          A device that cleans the rear window with the touch of a button. Helps enhance visibility in bad weather.
          YesYes
          Rear Window Defogger
          A heating element in the rear window to remove fog and melt frost from the rear window.
          YesYes
          Wheel Covers
          -
          No
          Alloy Wheels
          Lightweight wheels made of metals such as aluminium. Available in multiple designs, they enhance the look of a vehicle.
          YesYes
          Rear Spoiler
          Increases downforce on the rear end of the vehicle. In most cars, however, they're used simply for looks.
          -
          Yes
          Side Stepper
          Side steppers are a convenience feature, usually offered in vehicles with high floors, to make it easier to step into or out of the car. They are either pemanently fixed near the side of the vehicle or deploy electrically. The latter is usually only with luxury cars.
          -
          Yes
          Integrated AntennaYesYes
          Chrome Grille
          A shiny silver finish on the grille of a vehicle.
          NoNo
          Chrome Garnish
          Shiny glass-like decorative details on the car's exterior for a premium look.
          Yes
          -
          Halogen HeadlampsYesYes
          Roof Rail
          Rails on the top of the car for carrying luggage. Useful if you have less storage inside the car or if you carry a lot of things while travelling.
          Yes
          -
          Lighting
          DRL's (Day Time Running Lights)
          DRL's (Day Time Running Lights)
          LED DRLs
          LED daytime running lights (DRL) are not to be confused with headlights. The intended purpose is to help other road users see your vehicle better while adding to the car's style.
          YesYes
          LED Headlights
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the main headlamp. LEDs provide a bright white beam, making night driving safer.
          -
          No
          LED Taillights
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the taillamps.
          -
          No
          Additional Features
          Front Panel Brand Emblems - Chevron(Chrome),Front Grill - Matte Black, Body Coloured Front & Rear Bumpers,Side Turn Indicators on Fender, Body Side Sill Panel, TESSERA Full Wheel Cover,Sash Tape - A/B Pillar,Sash Tape - C Pillar,Body Coloured Outside Door Handles,Outside Door Mirrors(High Gloss Black),Wheel Arch Cladding,Signature LED Day Time Running Lights,Dual Tone Roof,Front Skid Plate ,Rear Skid Plate,Front Windscreen Wipers - Intermittent ,Optional VIBE PACK (Body Side Door Molding & Painted Insert, Painted ORVM Cover , Painted Front Fog lamp surround, Painted Rear Reflector Surround, Front Fog Lamp), Optional (Polar White/ Zesty Orange/ Platinum Grey/Cosmo Blue)
          X-Shaped body coloured bumpers, Signature grill with chrome inserts, Sporty static bending headlamps, Signature Bolero side cladding, Wheel arch cladding, Dual tone ORVMs, Sporty alloy wheels, X type spare wheel cover Deep silver, Muscular side footstep
          Fog Lights
          -
          Front
          Boot Opening
          -
          Manual
          Tyre Size
          The dimensions of the car's tyres indicating their width, height, and diameter. Important for grip and performance.
          195/65 R15
          215/75 R15
          Tyre Type
          Tells you the kind of tyres fitted to the car, such as all-season, summer, or winter. It affects grip and performance in different conditions.
          Tubeless Radial
          Tubeless,Radial
          Wheel Size (Inch)
          The diameter of the car's wheels, not including the tyres. It affects the car's ride, handling, and appearance.
          No
          -
          Safety
          Anti Lock Braking System
          A safety system that prevents a car's wheels from locking up during hard braking to maintain steering control.
          YesYes
          Central Locking
          A system that locks or unlocks all of the car's doors simultaneously with the press of a button. A must-have feature in modern cars.
          YesYes
          Child Safety Locks
          Safety locks located on the car's rear doors that, when engaged, allows the doors to be opened only from the outside. The idea is to stop the door from opening unintentionally.
          Yes
          -
          No. of Airbags
          2
          2
          Driver Airbag
          An inflatable air bag located within the steering wheel that automatically deploys during a collision, to protect the driver from physical injury
          YesYes
          Passenger Airbag
          An inflatable safety device designed to protect the front passenger in case of a collision. These are located in the dashboard.
          YesYes
          Side Airbag Front
          -
          No
          Side Airbag Rear
          -
          No
          Day Night Rear View Mirror
          A rearview mirror that can be adjusted to reduce glare from headlights behind the vehicle at night.
          -
          Yes
          Seat Belt Warning
          A warning buzzer that reminds passengers to buckle their seat belts.
          YesYes
          Door Ajar Warning
          A function that alerts the driver when any of the doors are open or not properly closed.
          Yes
          -
          Engine Immobilizer
          A security feature that prevents unauthorized access to the car's engine.
          YesYes
          Advance Safety Features
          Rear Doors Manual Child Lock,Seat Belt Reminder (Driver & Co-Driver Side, Thermal Management System(Natural Air Cooled)
          Speed alert audio warning, Flip key, Corner braking control, Multi-Terrain Technology
          Rear Camera
          A camera at the rear of the car to help with parking safely.
          With Guidedlines
          -
          Speed Alert
          A system that warns the driver when the car exceeds a certain speed limit. Promotes safety by giving alerts.
          YesYes
          Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
          A safety feature that automatically locks the car's doors once it reaches a certain speed. Useful feature for all passengers.
          Yes
          -
          Isofix Child Seat Mounts
          A secure attachment system to fix child seats directly on the chassis of the car.
          -
          Yes
          Curtain Airbag
          -
          No
          Electronic Brakeforce DistributionYesYes
          Advance Internet
          E-Call & I-CallNo
          -
          Over Speeding AlertYes
          -
          Remote Door Lock/UnlockYes
          -
          Entertainment & Communication
          Radio
          AM/FM radio tuner for listening to broadcasts and music. Mainly used for listening to music and news when inside the car.
          YesYes
          Speakers Front
          Sound system located near the dashboard or in the doors at the front of the car.
          YesYes
          Speakers Rear
          Sound system speakers located at the back of the car. Usually found in the rear door panels or in the boot.
          YesYes
          Integrated 2DIN Audio
          -
          Yes
          Bluetooth Connectivity
          Allows wireless connection of devices to the car’s stereo for calls or music.
          YesYes
          Touch Screen
          A touchscreen panel in the dashboard for controlling the car's features like music, navigation, and other car info.
          YesYes
          Touch Screen size (Inch)
          The size of the car's interactive display screen, measured diagonally, used for navigation and media. Larger screen size means better visibility of contents.
          10.23
          6.77
          Connectivity
          The various ways the car can connect with devices or networks for communication and entertainment. More connectivity features mean easy access to files and car information.
          Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
          -
          Android Auto
          Connects Android smartphones with the car's display to access apps for music, chats or navigation.
          Yes
          -
          Apple Car Play
          Connects iPhone/iPad with the car's display to access apps for music, chats, or navigation. Makes connectivity easy if you have an iPhone/iPad.
          Yes
          -
          No. of Speakers
          The total count of speakers installed in the car for playing music. More speakers provide improved sound output.
          4
          4
          Additional Features
          Citroën Connect Touchscreen,Mirror Screen,Wireless Smartphone Connectivity,MyCitroën Connect, C - BUDDY' Personal Assistant Application,Smartphone Storage - Rear Console, Smartphone Charger Wire Guide on Instrument Panel,USB Port - Front 1 + Rear 2 Fast Charger
          Music player with USB + BT (touchscreen infotainment, bluetooth, USB & AUX)
          Auxillary Input
          -
          Yes
          Tweeter
          -
          2
          Rear Touch Screen SizeNoNo
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          Pros & Cons

          • Pros
          • Cons

            Citroen eC3

            • Easy to drive for first-time car buyers
            • Spacious and practical cabin
            • Best driving range in its segment

            Mahindra Bolero Neo

            • High sitting position and good visibility.
            • Torquey engine and easy city drive.
            • High ground clearance.
            • Excellent off-road ability with ladder-frame chassis, rear wheel drive and locking rear differential.
            • Cabin space.

            Citroen eC3

            • Does not provide an exciting driving experience
            • Some basic features like powered ORVMs missing
            • Huge premium over the standard C3

            Mahindra Bolero Neo

            • Ride quality is a bit stiff
            • Missing some key features like rear camera and Android Auto / Apple CarPlay
            • Cabin quality is average.
            • Last row jump seats are not for adults and won't be comfortable.

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          Which car is cheaper between Citroen eC3 and Mahindra Bolero Neo?

          Citroen eC3 price starts at ₹ 11.61 Lakh & Mahindra Bolero Neo price starts at ₹ 9.95 Lakh in New Delhi. Mahindra Bolero Neo is cheaper between these two cars.
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