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Mahindra XUV300 vs Maruti Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Honda WR-V: Spec Comparison

Modified On Feb 27, 2019 11:57 AM By Sonny for Mahindra XUV300

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The Mahindra XUV300 may have joined the sub-4m SUV party pretty late, but can it compete with the best in the segment

Update: Mahindra has launched the XUV300 in India, with the prices beginning at Rs 7.90 lakh (ex-showroom India). Read more about it here.

Mahindra has launched the new XUV300 sub-compact SUV looking to stir up the competition in the popular segment. We have already driven the Mahindra XUV300 and you can check out the first drive review here.

The XUV300 offers many segment-first features along with some noteworthy performance figures to take on the likes of the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and the Honda WR-V. We see how the new Mahindra fares against its rivals:

Dimensions

 

Mahindra XUV300

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Tata Nexon

Ford EcoSport

Honda WR-V

Length

3995mm

3995mm

3994mm

3998mm

3999mm

Width

1821mm

1790mm

1811mm

1765mm

1734mm

Height

1627mm

1640mm

1607mm

1647mm

1601mm

Wheelbase

2600mm

2500mm

2498mm

2519mm

2555mm

Boot Space

260 litres

328 litres

350 litres

352 litres*

363 litres

*Titanium and Trend+ variants

Cars In Demand: Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon Top Segment Sales In November 2018

Longest: Honda WR-V

Widest: Mahindra XUV300

Tallest: Ford EcoSport

Longest wheelbase: Mahindra XUV300

The Mahindra XUV300 is the widest in this comparison, while being the exact same length as the Maruti Vitara Brezza. It also has the longest wheelbase of all its rivals in this list. The EcoSport is the tallest one here, while the Honda crossover is the longest car.

Honda WRV

Engines

The XUV300 comes with a choice of both petrol and diesel engines like all its rivals, except for the segment-leading Maruti Brezza.

Petrol

 

Mahindra XUV300

Tata Nexon

Ford EcoSport

Honda WR-V

Engine

1.2-litre

1.2-litre

1.5-litre/1.0 litre

1.2-litre

Power

110PS

110PS

123PS/125PS

90PS

Torque

200Nm

170Nm

150Nm/170Nm

110Nm

Transmission

6MT

6MT/6AMT

5MT/6MT/6AT

5MT

Fuel Efficiency

17kmpl

17kmpl

14.8kmpl - 18.1kmpl

17.5kmpl

Most powerful: Ford EcoSport

Torquiest: Mahindra XUV300

The Honda WR-V is the least powerful petrol-powered model, while the Ford EcoSport is the most powerful with its 3-cylinder engines, especially the 1.0L EcoBoost motor. However, it’s the Mahindra XUV300 which has the torquiest petrol engine in this segment. Moreover, only the Nexon and the EcoSport are available with an automatic transmission here. While the Nexon comes with a 6-speed AMT, the EcoSport can be had with a 6-speed AT (torque converter).

Diesel

 

Mahindra XUV300

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Tata Nexon

Ford EcoSport

Honda WR-V

Engine

1.5-litre

1.3-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

Power

115PS

90PS

110PS

100PS

100PS

Torque

300Nm

200Nm

260Nm

205Nm

200Nm

Transmission

6MT

5MT/5AMT

6MT/6AMT

5MT

6MT

Fuel Efficiency

20kmpl

24.3kmpl

21.5kmpl

23kmpl

25.5kmperl

Most powerful: Mahindra XUV300

Torquiest: Mahindra XUV300

The diesel-only Maruti Vitara Brezza has the smallest engine here with the least power and is tied with the Honda WR-V for the lowest torque output. The Mahindra XUV300, on the other hand, offers the most powerful and torquiest diesel engine in this segment. Here, only the Nexon and the Brezza are available with automatic transmission options - both get an AMT gearbox.

Features

Standard features: Competitors in the sub-4m SUV segment tend to be adequately equipped for their price with safety features such as dual front airbags and ABS with EBD as standard. All the models in this comparison also offer rear parking camera and sensors, steering-mounted controls and auto AC at different trim levels.

Buy or Hold: Wait For Mahindra XUV300 Or Go For Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport?

Safety: The Mahindra XUV300 is the first car in the segment to offer upto seven airbags in the top-spec variant, while the Ford EcoSport offers upto six airbags. The XUV300 is also the first to offer front parking sensors and the only option here with disc brakes for all wheels. The Brezza, Nexon and WR-V don’t get any more than the two front airbags, which are offered as standard. The Honda misses out on ISOFIX child seat anchors which is available on all the other sub-4m SUVs here. Safety tech like ESP and hill hold control is also available on the XUV300 as standard, while the EcoSport’s safety net further includes emergency brake assist, traction control and emergency assistance.

Mahindra XUV300

Infotainment: Ford’s EcoSport has the biggest touchscreen display here with an 8-inch screen, while the new XUV300 gets a 7-inch touchscreen display which is the same size in the Honda WR-V and Maruti Vitara Brezza. The Nexon has the smallest display here with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, but gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, like the Ford, Maruti and the Mahindra. Honda is the only car here to miss out on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Comforts and conveniences: Here again, the Mahindra XUV300 has more segment-first features to offer - multi-mode steering, heated ORVMs and dual-zone auto AC. The Tata Nexon misses out on cruise control which is available on all the other models, but it does get rear air vents, unlike the other cars. Features such as auto headlamps and rain-sensing wipers are offered on the XUV300, EcoSport and Brezza, but not on the others. The Honda WR-V and the EcoSport are the only cars here with telescopic adjustable steering, while all of them do get push-button stop/start.

The XUV300, EcoSport and the WR-V also offer a sunroof for that bonus fun-quotient, something the Nexon and the Brezza miss out on.

Mahindra XUV300

Price

Model

Mahindra XUV300

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Tata Nexon

Ford EcoSport

Honda WR-V

Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Rs 7.9 lakh to Rs 11.99 lakh

Rs 7.67 lakh to Rs 10.64 lakh

Rs 6.36 lakh to Rs 10.80 lakh

Rs 7.82 lakh to Rs 11.89 lakh

Rs 7.84 lakh to Rs 10.30 lakh

The Mahindra XUV300 is the priciest of its rivals as it offers more features right from the entry-level variant. However, it is still priced competitively enough to shake up the sub-4m SUV segment with its relatively premium features and torquey engines. It may not necessarily challenge the crown of the Brezza, but can definitely take a sizeable piece of the sub-4m SUV pie.

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nelson menezes
Feb 10, 2019 6:54:01 AM

I recommend XUV 300 to launch AT 6 speed Petrol version fast for better sales.

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cardekho
Feb 11, 2019 5:22:21 AM

Yes, we do expect that later Mahindra may launch the automatuic variant for XUV 300. Moreover, as of now the brand is launching XUV 300 on 14th February 2019 with Manual Transmission only. For further updates stay tuned to CarDekho!

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