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Mahindra XUV 3XO: How does it stack up against its C-SUV rivals?

The Mahindra XUV 3XO has been creating a buzz in the compact SUV segment with its eye-catching styling, choice of engines and a feature-loaded cabin. But how well does the compact SUV stack up against its rivals? While you can read our first drive review here and also check it out on our YouTube channel, here’s how the XUV 3XO stacks up against its rivals – namely the Hyundai Venue, the Tata Nexon, the Maruti Suzuki Brezza, the Renault Kiger and the Maruti Suzuki Fronx – when it comes to the specs.

Mahindra XUV 3XO vs rivals: Dimensions

All of these compact SUVs are under 4-metres in length. However, the 3XO will likely be better for seating three passengers at the back, as it is the widest among these C-SUVs. When it comes to headroom however, it is the Maruti Suzuki Brezza that comes out on top, owing to its greater height than the XUV 3XO. Passengers will also be able to stretch out freely in the Mahindra, with the 2600 mm wheelbase being the best in class.

Mahindra XUV 3XO vs rivals: Engines

Most of the SUVs are available with multiple engine and transmission options, but for the purpose of this comparison, we are sticking to the petrol-engined variants. The Hyundai Venue, Renault Kiger and the Maruti Suzuki Fronx offer the choice of a naturally-aspirated petrol engine along with the option of a turbo-petrol. While the Tata Nexon can only be had with a turbo-petrol engine, the Maruti Suzuki Brezza soldiers on with a naturally-aspirated petrol engine. The XUV 3XO on the other hand is offered with two turbo petrol engines in different states of tune. The Mahindra in its higher state of tune produces 129hp of power, which might make it the preferred choice of an enthusiast.

Mahindra XUV 3XO vs rivals: Prices

Prices for the entry-level XUV 3XO start from Rs 7.49 lakh (ex-showroom), and it undercuts all of its rivals with the exception of the Renault Kiger. This is because the entry-level Kiger is powered by a naturally-aspirated petrol engine, as opposed to the XUV that comes only with turbo petrols. The Mahindra is also the most expensive SUV of the lot in its top-spec trim with the automatic transmission, but given the massive equipment list that it offers (including Level 2 ADAS and a massive sunroof), it is likely to be well worth the price tag.

TopGear Magazine May 2024