Mahindra XUV300 Vs Honda WR-V: Comparison

Mahindra XUV300 Vs Honda WR-V

Mahindra will officially launch the XUV 300 in February and it is expected to be priced similar to Honda WR-V

Mahindra officially revealed the XUV300 earlier this week but the company is going to launch the model only in February and it is the second SsangYong re-engineered model coming to India as they have already launched Alturas G4, which is basically the latest generation Rexton.

The XUV300 is going to compete in the ultra-competitive compact SUV segment. We have already compared it with the segment best sellers and in this article, we are pitching the XUV300 against the Honda WR-V.

Mahindra XUV300 vs Honda WR-V Design Comparison

The design of XUV 300 is different from Tivoli, which it is based on as the company has given new front grille, which is shared with Alturas G4 and the front get new projector headlamps with LED DRLs and the compact SUV also get a second DRLs, which starts from headlamps and extend to the fog lamps.


The front bumper is also new and the company has given black plastic cladding across the body. The rear gets new LED tail lamps and an integrated spoiler, which goes well with the overall design theme.

Honda WR-V is basically the Jazz with increased ground clearance but the company has made some design tweaks as the front get new grille along with big headlamps and a new bumper with round headlamps.

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The WR-V get faux skid plates and black plastic cladding for SUV look but the side doesn’t get any design tweaks compared to the hatchback model. The rear gets tail lamps along with a new bumper.

Mahindra XUV300 vs Honda WR-V Interior Comparison

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The interior of XUV300 is shared with its base model as the dashboard gets a modern design theme and the top portion is finished in black colour while the rest of the cabin in beige colour, which gives an airy feel. The compact SUV gets a three-spoke steering wheel with aluminium finish and a new instrument cluster with a big MID screen in middle, which can be customized. The fit and finish are expected to be par among with rivals.

Honda WR-V comes with same interior design theme as other models and the company has given all-black finish for the interior. The WR-V gets a three-spoke steering wheel with a simple instrument cluster. The quality of materials inside is average but the compact SUV is loaded with lots of cubby holes and a big glove box also.

Mahindra XUV300 vs Honda WR-V Features Comparison

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Both Mahindra and Honda has packed their respective models with lots of features but the XUV 300 edges ahead as it comes with dual-zone climate control, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, seven airbags, disc brakes at four wheels, reverse camera and seat belt alert. Both these models come with sunroof and cruise control.

The XUV 300 and WR-V also get touch-screen infotainment system but one in Mahindra comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity options but the Honda offers HDMI option. The compact SUV also comes with LED DRLs and projector headlamps, which is missing in the WR-V.

Mahindra XUV300 vs Honda WR-V Engine and Specs Comparison

Mahindra and Honda offer both petrol and diesel engine options but the engines available on XUV 300 is powerful than WR-V. The 1.2 L turbocharged petrol engine on XUV 300 produces 130 PS and 160 Nm, while the 1.2 L i-VTEC engine on WR-V produces 90 PS and 110 Nm. The diesel engine on both these models is 1.5 L units.

The XUV 300 engine produces 123 PS and 300 Nm, this engine is also BSVI ready as the company need to make minor software update only. The 1.5 L engine on WR-V puts out 100 PS and 200 Nm. Honda doesn’t offer automatic gearbox with WR-V while the XUV 300 comes with the option of both 6-speed manual and AMT gearbox options.

Model Mahindra XUV 300 Honda WR-V
Engine 1.2 L turbocharged petrol 1.2 L i-VTEC
Maximum Power 130 PS 90 PS
Maximum Torque 160 Nm 110 Nm
Transmission 6-speed manual and AMT 5-speed manual


Model Mahindra XUV 300 Honda WR-V
Engine 1.5 L turbocharged diesel 1.5 L i-VTEC
Maximum Power 123 PS 100 PS
Maximum Torque 300 Nm 200 Nm
Transmission 6-speed manual and AMT 6-speed manual

Mahindra XUV300 vs Honda WR-V Mileage Comparison

The official mileage figures of XUV 300 is not yet revealed but it won’t beat WR-V as it is powered by less powerful engines. We are expecting the petrol version of XUV 300 to return around 17 kmpl while the diesel model above 20 kmpl on the other hand, the petrol variant of WR-V returns 17.5 Kmpl and 25.5 Kmpl for the diesel variant.

Model Mahindra XUV 300 Honda WR-V
Mileage 17 Kmpl (Petrol), 20 Kmpl (Diesel) 17.5 Kmpl (Petrol), 25.5 Kmpl (Diesel)

Mahindra XUV300 vs Honda WR-V Comparison Verdict

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In terms of design, the XUV300 will appeal to people who are looking for an SUV look as the WR-V tries to look different but it can’t hide the fact that it is jacked up hatchback. The interior design of XUV300 is better as it is the newer car here and in terms of features also the Mahindra easily beat the Honda with some features coming from cars which cost double.

The XUV300 will also offer powerful petrol and diesel engines, which the WR-V doesn’t offer and the only place where the Honda beat Mahindra could be in efficiency. Mahindra is yet to officially announce prices of XUV300 and it could be around the same price bracket as WR-V but the final winner can be decided after a proper road test.