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Expert Test Drive Review of Mahindra XUV500

Mahindra XUV 500 Front View

Mahindra XUV500 Road Test


The Mahindra XUV500 was launched in September 2011 and received a crazy response with huge amount of bookings. It was a massive hit for Mahindra. The XUV500 stands tall and proud with looks that shame other offerings which are priced at almost double the cost. It has massive road presence and stuff like the LEDs integrated into the head lamp or the bulging rear simply add to the whole package. The side profile is more natural and at more than one instance, it did remind us of the Mitsubishi Outlander! You also notice the muscular design lines above the wheel arches, the typical Mahindra grille and the twin exhausts which give a proper hint of this vehicle’s capabilities. Other interesting bits include the funky ‘paw’ door handles and the sexy tail lamps with motif engravings. It won’t be wrong to say that the XUV500 easily generates more attention than its main rivals in this price band, the Force One and the Tata Aria.
Inside it does have seven seats but due to its limited length, the last row is best suited only for kids. Also, with the third row in place, there is next to no boot space left inside. Secondly, at places, the fit and finish of the plastics isn’t really upto the mark – these two things are just about the only negatives we found in the SUV and hence wanted to mentioned them first. The good part starts now – step inside and you are shocked with the package Mahindra has managed here. From the extreme design lines to the feature list and space, the XUV500 simply surpasses its immediate rivals as well as others priced at almost double the cost easily. The top end W8 model is loaded to the brim including leather seats and touch screen system for various functions. Thoughtful features are the conversation mirror for the driver, flowing central console, chilled box under the driver arm rest, cruise control, voice command for audio and cruise system.
The XUV500 has a 140 hp diesel engine. It is also mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a similar speed automatic is expected next year. Twist the key and the engine starts with a rather muted sound and clatter – thanks to all that NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) packaging possible by various changes including the dual mass flywheel. Expect 12 kmpl.
This is truly a highway vehicle and the engine literally sleeps in 6th cog. The amount of torque and power generated is so huge that pedal to metal in lower gears, one needs to take note of the torque steer – easily felt through the gear lever. The XUV500 also comes with the start-stop feature that works when the vehicle is stationary in neutral for over 2.5 seconds.
The suspension is easily the new benchmark in the SUV segment. On straights, the long wheelbase and aerodynamic front meant that it felt reassuringly stable even at its top speed of an indicated 195km/h. Around the hills, the ESP gives you that extra confidence and this combined with low centre of gravity and minimal body rolls make the SUV a joy to flick around corners.
The XUV500 on the other hand not only surprises by being so accomplished but also walks away with the cake due to its pricing – from Rs 10.80 to Rs 12.88 lakh. The icing on the cake that the XUV500 walks away with is the long list of standard features – due to limited space, we simply cannot name them here. For a detailed look read below..

Mahindra XUV500 Specifications

Mahindra XUV500 Technical Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 4585 mm
Overall Width 1890 mm
Overall Height 1785 mm
Ground Clearance 200 mm


Torque 330 Nm @1600-2800rpm
Displacement 2179 cc
Power 140 bhp@3750rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
Mileage Overall --

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres P235/65 R17
Wheel Size 17 inch
Wheel Type --

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Mahindra XUV500 Features

Mahindra XUV500 W4 W6 W8 2WD W8 AWD
Power Steering
Power Windows
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Mahindra XUV500 Colors

  • Satin White
  • Volcano Black
  • Amazon Green
  • Moondust Silver
  • Tuscan Red
  • Opulent Purple
  • Dolphin Grey

Mahindra XUV500 Price

Mahindra XUV500 Price in New Delhi

` 11.20 - 15.06 Lakh*
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
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The ex showroom price of Mahindra XUV500 ranges from Rs 11.20 Lakh to Rs 15.06 Lakh. Mahindra XUV500 is available in 4 variants. To find the on road price of Mahindra XUV500 you need to click on the check on road price.

Mahindra XUV500 has 4 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Mahindra XUV500 W4 which has a Diesel engine, and starts at Rs 11.20 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Mahindra XUV500 W8 AWD which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 15.06 Lakh .

User Review of Mahindra XUV500

Posted on Oct,10,09 9:42 PM


Cons everything is here in CAR only.


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best car -xuv-500
Posted on Jan,01,27 10:00 AM

Pros great looks looks like cheetah.......fuel efficient acc to engine capacity...comfort driving

Cons no

i love this it fulfils all our requirements in best priceing.All over car performance is awesome and u should go for it...i know u will like it........

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Killer is coming!!!
Posted on May,05,02 10:12 AM

Pros Super monster look,awesome milage

Cons Nothing

Amazing car!Thank u mahindra ,its a real monster and tiger looks.Its fight the fortuner and endover

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Posted on Apr,04,05 4:49 PM

Pros Great looks

Cons Nothing

The look of car is awsome. The interior is looking good. The most important thing is less in price. Over all i like this car..)))))))))

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true user..
Posted on Oct,10,16 12:19 AM

Pros great exterior looks & mileage highest 15.4 litre drive smooth extra engine sound really super

Cons interiors better , 3rd row seats not comportable in travel but 2nd row seats leg romms space moree..

interior & exterior good but not high quality materials used because low price product...

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User Comments of Mahindra XUV500

By E M JOSE Posted on Nov,16,2014 at 11:08 AM

need automatic suv diesel

By E M JOSE Posted on Nov,16,2014 at 11:07 AM

am looking for an suv in automatic u have one.please let me know with all features in diesel

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