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Mahindra XUV300

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Version
1.2 W4
  • 1.2 W4
    PetrolManual 8,09,944
  • 1.5 W4
    DieselManual 8,68,945
  • 1.2 W6
    PetrolManual 8,94,944
  • 1.5 W6
    DieselManual 9,49,945
  • 1.5 W6 AMT
    DieselAMT 9,99,000
  • 1.2 W8
    PetrolManual 10,39,962
  • 1.5 W8
    DieselManual 10,94,961
  • 1.5 W8 AMT
    DieselAMT 11,49,808
  • 1.2 W8 (O)
    PetrolManual 11,63,961
  • 1.5 W8 (O)
    DieselManual 12,13,962
  • 1.5 W8 (O) AMT
    DieselAMT 12,69,008
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₹ 8.1 Lakhs
Avg. Ex-Showroom price

Mahindra XUV300 Key Specifications

PriceRs. 8.1 Lakhs onwards
Engine 1197 to 1497 cc
Transmission Manual and AMT
FuelType Petrol and Diesel
Seating Capacity 5

XUV300 Price List in India

Mahindra XUV300 price starts at ₹ 8.1 Lakhs and goes upto ₹ 12.69 Lakhs. Petrol XUV300 price starts at ₹ 8.1 Lakhs. Diesel XUV300 price starts at ₹ 8.69 Lakhs.

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CarWale's Take

  • Good Things

    • Powerful diesel engine
    • AMT is among the best in its class 
    • Comfortable ride quality
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  • Could be Better

    • Top-end variant is pricey 
    • Interior fit and finish not the best
    • Looks disproportionate in profile 
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XUV300 Verdict

Mahindra's first ever premium compact SUV ticks all the right boxes. It looks great, has plenty of features and a strong diesel engine. It may not have the best interior fit

Mahindra's first ever premium compact SUV ticks all the right boxes. It looks great, has plenty of features and a strong diesel engine. It may not have the best interior fit and finish and the top-end variants may be pricey, but the XUV300 is an impressive product nonetheless. 

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XUV300 Review

This, the Mahindra XUV300 is generally referred to as the baby XUV500. But, as we see it, this Tata Nexon and Vitara Brezza competitor, is more than just that.

Introduction

This, the Mahindra XUV300 is generally referred to as the baby XUV500. But, as we see it, this Tata Nexon and Vitara Brezza competitor, is more than just that. In the most basic sense, it is a shortened and Indian-ised version of the Ssangyong Tivoli. Which is good, because the Tivoli being a proven European product, does put concerns regarding the 300’s reliability, safety, and quality at bay. At least somewhat. So, does it make the XUV300 a worthy buy? To help you decide, here’s a list of five things that work in its favour, and three that don’t.

Positives

Features

This is the top of the line W8 version. And according to the CarWale app - which is a handy tool, so download it if you haven’t already - the XUV300 price is listed as Rs 11.5 lakhs ex-showroom for this trim.

But, for this price, you get keyless entry and start, automatic headlamps and wipers, two-zone climate control, cruise control, a 6-way adjustable driver’s seat, a comprehensive driver information system, and a touchscreen multimedia system. The latter, as is the norm, comes with USB and AUX playback, Bluetooth telephony, Apple CarPlay and it's Android-cousin. And yes, there’s a sunroof as well. The only SUV in its class to get one... for now.

Interiors

Now, given the tall stance, the XUV 300 might not be the best car for your tiny Pug to jump into. But your parents would love it. Because arthritis or not, one can just slip onto the seats, front or rear and be comfortable.

It’s also a practical cabin, this. Apart from roomy and comfy seats, there’s good head and knee room, you get storage and cup and bottle holders all around. And you also get a central armrest with storage for both the front and rear passengers.

Engines

The Mahindra XUV300 comes with two engines. The 1.5 diesel is a lovely thing. It is refined, smooth and surprisingly quiet for a diesel. And it has a solid mid-range as well. Be it driving in the city or cruising on the highway, the diesel with its 6-speed manual gearbox is a good fit. And it’s efficient too.

The petrol we have here is agreeable as well. Like the diesel, this one is refined and torquey too. And though it has some turbo lag, it only feels pronounced because the kick close to 2,000rpm is a little too potent.

But, even without the turbo on the song, one still can’t term the XUV300 performance as underwhelming. It’s right on the ball. But, it’s between 2,000-3000rpm that the petrol XUV feels is at its best. It won’t set any quarter-mile records, but it does get you to three-digit speeds with ease. And in pretty quick time. Plus, like the diesel, XUV300 petrol has a slick-shifting gearbox as well.

Comfort

Four things define comfort over all else. Seating comfort, light driving controls, a pliant ride and good visibility.

The 300 has it all, but not in equal measure. The visibility and the ride are really good. There are hardly any blind spots, and no matter whether you show the XUV broken Tarmac or a dirt trail, it’s more than up to flatten it all.

The seats are good too. Not the best we have seen, even for its class, but you can spend long hours in them. And like a cherry on top, it has light controls too, be it the steering, the clutch or the gear shifts.

Safety

Seven airbags. Stability control. Traction control. Cornering Lights. ABS. Did we say seven airbags? Only one in its class to get it. Need to say more?

Negatives

Boot space

The boot on the XUV is tiny. As you can see it can’t hold the 85-litre bag. And with the 65-litre suitcase, there’s barely space for a soft bag. Not good, and for an SUV, not good at all.

No Petrol Automatic

Yes, we like the manual gearboxes on the XUV. These are slick-shifting boxes with a reasonably light clutch operation. But, not having a petrol automatic is a miss. Especially for petrol, which will extensively be used in crowded cities.

No Rear AC Vents

The XUV seems to have it all! But then you step in the rear, and on a hot day like this. You reach for your set of vents at the back. And there’s none! That’s no good.

Conclusion

So, there you have it. The XUV300 might be a bit pricey, but it is still a worthy buy. Now if I had to choose, I’d take the diesel. But the petrol too is very impressive.

Pictures by Kaustubh Gandhi

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Mahindra XUV300 Colours

XUV300 is available/sold in the following colours in India.

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Mahindra XUV300 Expert Reviews

Mahindra XUV300 Review: Pros and Cons

Mahindra XUV300 Review: Pros and Cons

This, the Mahindra XUV300 is generally referred to as the baby XUV500. But, as we see it, this Tata Nexon and Vitara Brezza competitor, is more than just that.

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Mahindra XUV300 diesel AMT First Drive Review

Mahindra XUV300 diesel AMT First Drive Review

Not too long ago, we drove the Mahindra XUV300 and came away impressed with its diesel-manual drivetrain. This time, we have the diesel-AMT arrangement which seems to be all the...

18 Jun 2019 by Sagar Bhanushali | Read more

Mahindra XUV300 User Reviews

Set the Fire on the road

for Mahindra XUV300 on 03-Oct-2019 by raj kumar

it was difficult to buy as a price but managed happily Riding is so extreme look is very youngest and performance is super till I do not avail any servicing and maintenance but its...

Power house

for Mahindra XUV300 on 27-Sep-2019 by Kunal

Mahindra had given a very good choice to its customers who want a compact suv with a great power.But its length is little bit smaller than its rivals.Power delivery of this car is...

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Mahindra XUV300 Price in India

CityOn-Road Prices
Mumbai₹ 9.43 Lakhs onwards
Bangalore₹ 9.85 Lakhs onwards
New Delhi₹ 9.17 Lakhs onwards
Pune₹ 9.44 Lakhs onwards
Hyderabad₹ 9.63 Lakhs onwards
Ahmedabad₹ 9.16 Lakhs onwards
Chennai₹ 9.29 Lakhs onwards
Kolkata₹ 8.96 Lakhs onwards
Chandigarh₹ 9.03 Lakhs onwards

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