Mahindra XUV500 was once the leader in the segment, but with the launch of Tata Harrier, the sales of XUV500 have come down
Mahindra XUV500 sales have slowed down in the past few months. After the launch of Jeep Compass and the all-new Tata Harrier, the once-favourite SUV in the segment is now losing steam. The XUV500 will also face competition from the upcoming MG Hector that will be launched in the market soon. But how does the XUV500 W3, the new base variant compare with the Tata Harrier on paper? Well, here is a comparison that will tell you all about it.
Tata Harrier XE Vs Mahindra XUV500 W3 Looks
The Mahindra XUV500 W3 is the new base variant of the model, which means that it loses out of some features too. The XUV500 looks quite different from the other options because of the cost-cutting measures by the brand. The Mahindra XUV500 W3 variant comes without any black cladding on the exterior. Even the pillars of the XUV500 W3 do not get any black masking on it.
Also, on the side, there is no black cladding on the running board, and the vehicle receives the naked body coloured metal. At the rear, the XUV500 W3 gets the body painted bumper with a thin black splitter. The bumper broadly remains body coloured. It should be noted the base variant also does not receive any black cladding on the wheel arches.
The Tata Harrier’s base variant, known as the XE also looks very basic, but it gets the black cladding intact around the body that adds a very muscular look to it. The Harrier also misses out on the chrome on the front grille and everywhere else. Also, the Harrier gets blacked coloured door handles while the XUV500 W3 gets body coloured handles. Comparing both the vehicles, they look quite essential.
Tata Harrier vs Mahindra XUV500 Dimensions Comparison
|Dimensions||Tata Harrier||Mahindra XUV500|
|Overall length||4,575 mm||4,585 mm|
|Overall width||1,950 mm||1,890 mm|
|Overall height||1,686 mm||1,785 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,740 mm||2,700 mm|
|Ground Clearance||200 mm||200 mm|
Tata Harrier XE Vs Mahindra XUV500 W3 Features
In terms of features, the base variant of the Mahindra XUV500 W3 gets projector headlamps on the outside. On the inside, it gets 6-way manually adjustable driver seat, manual AC, fabric upholstery, power operated ORVMs, tilt adjustable steering wheel, keyless entry, power windows, remote tailgate release, rear de-fogger and follow-me headlamps. It also gets mico-hybrid start/stop feature as standard.
The Tata Hexa also comes with projector headlamps. However, it gest extras on the outside compared to the XUV500 including the LED tail lamps and ORVM mounted side turn indicators. On the inside, it gets 4-inch instrument cluster LCD, manual AC, 4-way manually adjustable driver seat, puddle lamps, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel, rear AC vents, electric tailgate release and power windows.
Coming to the safety, the XUV500 W3 comes loaded with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and disc brakes on all four wheels as standard. The Tata Harrier XE variant offers dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, manual central locking and speed sensing door locks.
Tata Harrier XE Vs Mahindra XUV500 W3 Price
The base of the Tata Harrier XE has been priced at Rs 12.69 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. Surprisingly, the XUV500 W3 variant is priced much lower at Rs 12.21 lakh. This makes the XUV500 much more value-for-money product. The top-end version of the Mahindra XUV500 has been priced at Rs 19.37 lakh, and it is a 4WD option. The Tata Harrier, on the other hand, gets the most expensive variant priced at Rs 16.26 lakhs but it does not offer a 4WD option or an automatic transmission.
Tata Harrier XE Vs Mahindra XUV500 W3 Engine
The Mahindra XUV500 W3 only offers the 2.2-litre diesel engine. The four-cylinder turbocharged engine produces a maximum power of 155 Bhp and peak torque of 360 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual transmission and comes only with a 2WD option.
|Specs||Tata Harrier XE||Mahindra XUV500 W3|
|Engine||2.0 L Diesel||2.2-litre Diesel|
|Power||140 Bhp||155 Bhp|
|Torque||350 Nm||360 Nm|
The Tata Harrier gets powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine. It produces a maximum power of 140 Bhp and peak torque of 350 Nm. The Harrier only offers a 6-speed manual transmission and comes only with an FWD option.