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MG Hector vs Hector Plus: Which SUV To Pick?

Published On Jul 14, 2020 06:04 PM By Dhruv for MG Hector Plus

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Now that you can seat six in the Hector, should that be your only criteria to judge if you should get the Hector Plus?

The Hector now has a ‘Plus’ in front of its name. What that brings to the table, or rather to the Hector’s cabin, is the ability to seat one extra person. Or you could see it as added comfort for the two people in the middle row. So, yes, the Hector Plus is a six-seater, but does that automatically make it the better option over the regular Hector?

Let’s find that out by comparing their similarly priced variants. But before we dive deep into their brochures, let’s take a look at the difference in dimensions and powertrain specs, if there are any.

Dimensions

Measurements

MG Hector

MG Hector Plus

Difference

Length

4655mm

4720mm

75mm

Width

1835mm

1835mm

Nil

Height

1760mm

1760mm

Nil

Wheelbase

2750mm

2750mm

Nil

Boot space (third row down)

NA

530 litres

NA

Boot Space (all rows up)

587 litres

155 litres

437 litres

The Hector Plus is longer because of its restyles. The regular Hector offers more boot space with all rows up because the Hector Plus gets a third row. With the third row down, the Hector Plus still falls short of the regular Hector in the cargo area, because the addition of a third row of seating eats up some space.

Pictured here: Five-seater Hector

Powertrain

We are not comparing the powertrains here as both cars have exactly the same mechanicals. Their details are given below.

Displacement

1.5-litre turbo-petrol

1.5-litre turbo-petrol mild hybrid

2.0-litre diesel

Max Power

143PS

143PS

170PS

Peak Torque

250Nm

250Nm

350Nm

Transmission

6-speed MT/6-speed DCT

6-speed MT

6-speed MT

Price Comparison

Pictured here: Six-seater Hector Plus

In our comparisons, we only pick variants that share a similar powertrain and are priced within Rs 50,000 of each other.

MG Hector

MG Hector Plus

Style - Petrol MT - Rs 12.84 lakh

 

Super - Petrol MT - Rs 13.64 lakh

Style - Petrol MT - Rs 13.49 lakh

Style - Diesel MT - Rs 14 lakh

Style - Diesel MT - Rs 14.44 lakh

Super - Petrol Hybrid MT - Rs 14.22 lakh

 

Super - Diesel MT - Rs 15 lakh

 
 

Super Diesel MT - Rs 15.65 lakh

Smart - Petrol Hybrid MT - Rs 15.32 lakh

 

Smart - Petrol DCT - Rs 16 lakh

 
 

Smart - Petrol DCT - Rs 16.65 lakh

Smart - Diesel MT - Rs 16.50 lakh

 

Sharp - Petrol Hybrid MT - Rs 16.64 lakh

 
 

Smart - Diesel MT - Rs 17.15 lakh

 

Sharp - Petrol Hybrid MT - Rs 17.29 lakh

Sharp - Petrol DCT - Rs 17.56 lakh

 

Sharp - Diesel MT - 17.89 lakh

 
 

Sharp - Petrol DCT - Rs 18.21 lakh

 

Sharp - Diesel MT - Rs 18.21 lakh

As you can see in the table above, that overlap only happens once in the case of petrol and once for diesel.

MG Hector Super vs MG Hector Plus Style (Petrol-MT)

MG Hector Super

Rs 13.64 lakh

MG Hector Plus Style

Rs 13.49 lakh

Difference

Rs 15,000 (MG Hector Super is more expensive.)

Common features: Dual front airbags, ESP, Traction Control, ABS with EBD and brake assist, disc brakes on all four wheels, rear parking sensors, reverse parking camera, cornering front fog lamps, rear defogger, speed sensing auto door lock, ISOFIX points, 3 point seat belts for all passengers, front seat belts pretensioner and load limiter, LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, LED rear fog lamps, LED DRLs, turn indicators on ORVMs, multi-information display, remote keyless entry, power adjustable ORVMs, tilt adjustable steering, second row AC vents, 12V power socket in front, height adjustable driver seat, USB charging for first two rows, front and rear power windows, cooled glove box, flat floor, first and second row height adjustable headrests, height adjustable front seat belts, all windows down by remote, rear wipe and wash, follow me home headlamps, four speakers and audio system with Bluetooth/USB/Aux. 

What Hector Super gets over Hector Plus Style: Front parking sensors, alloy wheels, roof rails, cruise control, 60:40 split second row, rear armrest with cupholders, driver and co-driver vanity mirror, rear parcel curtain, 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and steering mounted audio controls.

What Hector Plus Style gets over Hector Super: Captain seats in second row with slide and recline, 50:50 split third row seats, third row AC vents, USB charging for third row and height adjustable headrests in third row.

Verdict

Pictured here: Five-seater Hector

While you are paying Rs 15,000 for the Hector Super, you are definitely getting features worth more. The touchscreen system in itself can chalk up that amount. On top of that, front parking sensors, alloy wheels and more simply tilt the scales in its favour. So if five or six seats don’t make a difference for you, pick the MG Hector Super in this comparison.

MG Hector Style vs MG Hector Plus Style (Diesel-MT)

MG Hector Style

Rs 14 lakh

MG Hector Plus Style

Rs 14.44 lakh

Difference

Rs 44,000 (MG Hector Plus Style is more expensive.)

Common features: Dual front airbags, ESP, Traction Control, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, disc brakes on all four wheels, rear parking sensors, reverse parking camera, cornering front fog lamps, rear defogger, speed sensing auto door lock, ISOFIX points, 3 point seat belts for all passengers, front seat belts pretensioner and load limiter, LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, LED rear fog lamps, LED DRLs, turn indicators on ORVMs, 3.5-inch multi-information display, remote keyless entry, power adjustable ORVMs, tilt adjustable steering, second row AC vents, 12V power socket in front, height adjustable driver seat, USB charging for first two rows, front and rear power windows, cooled glove box, flat floor, first and second row height adjustable headrests, height adjustable front seat belts, all windows down by remote, rear wipe and wash, follow me home headlamps, four speakers and audio system with Bluetooth/USB/Aux. 

What Hector Style gets over Hector Plus Style: 60:40 split second row and rear armrest with cupholders.

What Hector Plus Style gets over Hector Style: Captain seats in second row with slide and recline, 50:50 split third row seats, third row AC vents, USB charging for third row and height adjustable headrests in third row.

Verdict

Pictured here: Six-seater Hector Plus

If five or six seats don’t make a difference, then you are paying Rs 44,000 extra for nothing. However, if that third row does make a difference for you, then MG is offering AC vents, USB charging and more for the third row in the Hector Plus Style. The added money that you are paying here is simply for the premium that the Hector Plus commands for its added row of seats and captain seats in the middle row. Pick the Hector Style if you don’t need six seats. Otherwise, the Hector Plus Style is offering usable features for the price it is commanding and good value for money given the added seating capacity.

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