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Mahindra XUV 500: A Class Apart

By for Mahindra XUV500 from Gujarat 2011-10-03 17:36:04.0
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  • Performance
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  • Fuel Economy
  • Overall Satisfaction

Pros : Musculine design, comfortable interiors, excellent handling.

Cons : Not known yet.

Look and Style: Recently, I have undergone a test drive of all new Mahindra XUV 500. This new avatar of Mahindra has a unique and global design. The mighty looking SUV has a jaw-shaped front grille similar to the Cheetah’s face cuts. At the first glance, I was stunned with its eye catchy and masculine appearance. 

Comfort: When I stepped inside I found that there is something extraordinary in the car. The interiors are quite comfortable and luxurious with enough leg space. Further, the adjustable steering has various controls on it that include phone, audio & voice command switches. 

Pickup: When I press the accelerator it sprints me in the air and accelerates to the speed of 100 kmph in few seconds. I feel that it's an impressive acceleration for an SUV of this size and weight. I have crossed the top speed of 150 kmph. 

Mileage: After a discussion with the dealers and those who have taken the test drive, it is quite expected that this new SUV will provide a mileage of 15.1 kmpl on the highway. 

Best Features: The exterior design of the SUV is excellent which render it to look unique and stand aside than any other SUV. Along with the exterior, I am very much impressed with the handling of the car as the SUV features a high standard of ground clearance and suspension. Among the best features, I also want to include the interiors of the car which are more comfortable and luxurious. 

Needs to improve: I have just undergone the test drive so no comments on the areas of improvements. 

Overall Experience: After my test drive experience, I believe that this new SUV is more comfortable and spacious than other SUV. In terms of handling and performance Mahindra XUV 500 shifts the standards to a next level. I am going to book it and if someone else is looking to purchase an SUV  go for it.

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  • sheikh manzoor ahmed |04 Oct,2011 09:16:45 PM

    superb well done mahindra

    janak raj chhabra |07 Oct,2011 03:07:07 PM

    i want to test drive this car and im coming on the 15th December i live in patilia

  • Vijay H Mehta |05 Oct,2011 11:48:40 AM

    Be Indian buy Indian Mahindra has given us very good SUV I have taken the Test Drive of this XUV And is very happy I had being Driving Mitsubishi Pajero for 15 years. Now time has Come to buy Mahindra Very well job done Vijay Mehta

  • satheesh |05 Oct,2011 04:43:15 PM

    Is there any automatic transmission in the XUV500?

    B N Sharma |07 Oct,2011 12:29:59 PM

    Not now... But will be coming soon.

  • mayur |06 Oct,2011 07:54:52 AM

    Is there any automatic transmission in the XUV500?

  • D.Johnson |06 Oct,2011 08:38:16 AM

    hey.good morning to all the staffs.At present am working in USA army.I am planning to back to chennai end of the year.I would like to have a test drive and finally decided to bye a SUV from mahindra.Hope its purely made out from our nation,Really am pround of that.Hope in future our automobile industry growth rapidly shows good process.Lets that thanks to our nation.bye!!!!!!.

  • vivekjetly |06 Oct,2011 09:31:59 AM

    what about warranty of xuv500?

    goutham |03 Dec,2011 05:45:35 PM

    no warranty for this vehicle

    harsha |16 Feb,2012 06:11:42 PM

    3yr or 100000km warranty

  • paramjit singh |06 Oct,2011 01:02:47 PM

    pl let me know which is better XUV 500 or Innova

    junaid |07 Oct,2011 11:55:48 AM


    Kushal |16 Nov,2011 09:40:12 PM

    can u tell me why u prefer innova ? have u gone for XUV 500 test drive or do u own it ?

    ajit mathew |23 Jun,2014 05:51:57 AM

    The innova with me is 8 years old and has done 230,000 kms. But if you came home one morning and asked to drive to Kashmir from Hyderabad I would just pack and leave.....that is the reiability on the Innova. XUV braking leaves a lot to be desired.....past owners are really not in awe of the vehicle, the one I test drove in Pune with a dealer on MG road was really sluggish and rough after much lesser mileage on a Test Drive Vehicle.....Vehicle looks good but service standards and small nigglish issues leave a lot to be desired.

    lovekesh |02 Jan,2012 11:40:48 PM

    innova looks like a pig cab when compared to xuv500

    dhanasekaran |10 Oct,2011 05:26:13 PM

    innova is better than xuv500

  • daman |06 Oct,2011 04:38:56 PM

    I want testdrive

  • sachin |06 Oct,2011 10:37:21 PM

    i like Mahindra_XUV500 & I want testdrive

  • lalbabu |07 Oct,2011 12:13:32 AM

    test drv

    dhanasekaran |10 Oct,2011 05:23:50 PM

    innova is better than xuv 500

    junaid |10 Oct,2011 10:36:41 PM

    ya any time cause on same price ur getting innova, u can see my other comment it s detail

    shaan |09 Dec,2011 09:18:31 PM

    p;zzz dont be childish with ur approach.be genuine with ur answers .ur dont have any reasons to tell y innova is better it shows ur knowledge on vehicles...

  • N A Zaidi |07 Oct,2011 09:42:36 AM

    Please let me know the price ?

  • junaid |07 Oct,2011 11:52:53 AM

    looks r good but back seeting is not good,suspension is not so good, truning rudius is bigger than other like innova, xuv onroad cost is 12.13 for basic modle & higher modle is 13.43, if ur spending 12.13 than innova is beeter option for same cost

  • abbas dalal |08 Oct,2011 08:43:27 PM

    i want to buy this car but first a test drive a must

  • ahamedhashim |09 Oct,2011 02:55:24 AM

    lov mahindra bulero no 1

  • sivasankar |09 Oct,2011 08:27:13 AM

    It looks more like a Prado to me.Probably inspired by Prado's exteriors.

  • manjukumar |12 Oct,2011 09:38:44 PM

    hi,this is nice suv

  • MEHUL |24 Oct,2011 03:51:11 PM

    When is the auto transmission 4x4 launch?? Is it Soon or not planned at all??

  • Nishant Kapoor |28 Oct,2011 09:34:47 AM

    I want dis car...! itz lik fortuner..! i wanna test driv... :))

  • S AHMED |03 Nov,2011 03:26:11 PM

    i am based at udaipur raj.when can i get delivery if book now.

  • sam |08 Nov,2011 11:50:18 AM

    iwant to buy this car but first a test drive a must

  • srini |24 Nov,2011 08:08:33 PM

    I am dam sure that it is a good one, but people are comparing it with innova, fortuner, ford endavour, captiva, hyndai new suv etc etc, guys why dont u understand that this is purely home made and you know what i definitely feel that down the line after 5 years you will need spare parts then it would be much cheaper. I WILL BUY an INDIAN MAKE ONLY....

  • nair |06 Jan,2012 12:24:58 PM

    All the best Sreeni...

  • karthik |13 Jan,2012 02:26:29 AM

    Mahindra needs to improve those issues (suspension, Interior leg space) rest all are outstanding. Its a benchmark for other SUV's. Its been compared to Ford Endeavor, Captiva, & Fortuner also,, but guys those all are a LOT more expensive than this. It shows how good it is in (value for money). If it gives good fuel average, rest all can be sort-ought. All the best Mahindra, am also gonna join your club soon.

  • Umesh |16 Mar,2012 11:50:38 AM

    Xuv looks r stunning,& Innova is a proven comfort family muv. the waiting time is 4 months ,is there any gud suv being launched ,which is better than XUV 5OO.if Xuv is the best is there any way to get it earlist.

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