XUV 3XO vs. the Rest: A Comprehensive Comparison

Compare the Mahindra XUV 3XO against top competitors in compact SUVs for dimensions, powertrains, and affordability.


In a thorough examination, we delve into the comparisons between the latest entrant in the competitive compact SUV segment, the Mahindra XUV 3XO, and its formidable rivals including the Nexon, Sonet, Venue, and others. Recently introduced into the Indian market as the revamped XUV300, rechristened as the XUV 3XO, Mahindra’s offering boasts significant enhancements both externally and internally, featuring a striking design overhaul, advanced features, safety technologies, and a revamped gearbox. Let’s embark on a detailed exploration to gauge how the Mahindra XUV 3XO measures up against its competitors in terms of dimensions, powertrain options, and pricing.

Dimensions Comparison:

Compact SUVLength (mm)Width (mm)Height (mm)Wheelbase (mm)Fuel Tank (litres)Boot Space (litres)Wheel Size (inches)
Mahindra XUV 3XO39901821164726004236417
Hyundai Venue39951770161725004535016
Kia Sonet39951790164225004538516
Tata Nexon39951804162024984438216
Maruti Brezza39951790168525005832816
Nissan Magnite39941758157225004033616
Renault Kiger39911750160025004040516
Maruti Fronx39951765155025203730816
Toyota Taisor39951765155025203730816

While the lengths of the compact SUVs under scrutiny are quite comparable, the Mahindra XUV 3XO distinguishes itself with a noteworthy width of 1821mm, making it the widest vehicle in its segment. Additionally, it boasts the lengthiest wheelbase at 2600mm, setting it apart from its peers. Notably, the XUV 3XO stands out as the sole SUV equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, while the rest are furnished with 16-inch ones. The Maruti Brezza claims the title for the tallest compact SUV with a height of 1685mm, whereas the Renault Kiger flaunts the segment’s most capacious boot space at 405 litres.

Powertrain Analysis:

Petrol Powertrains:

Compact SUVTypeDisplacement (cc)Power (hp)Torque (Nm)Manual GearboxAutomatic Gearbox
Mahindra XUV 3XO3 cyl turbo / TGDi1197 / 1197111 / 131200 / 2306MT6AT
Hyundai Venue4 cyl NA / turbo1197 / 99883 / 120114 / 1725MT / –6iMT / 7DCT
Kia Sonet4 cyl NA / turbo1197 / 99883 / 120114 / 1725MT / –6iMT / 7DCT
Tata Nexon3 cyl turbo11991201705MT / 6MT6AMT / 7DCT
Maruti Brezza4 cyl NA14621031375MT6AT
Nissan Magnite3 cyl NA / turbo999 / 99972 / 10096 / 152 (CVT), 160 (MT)5MT / 5MT5AMT / CVT
Renault Kiger3 cyl NA / turbo999 / 99972 / 10096 / 152 (CVT), 160 (MT)5MT / 5MT5AMT / CVT
Maruti Fronx4 cyl NA / turbo1197 / 99890 / 100113 / 1485MT / 5MT5AMT / 6AT
Toyota Taisor4 cyl NA / turbo1197 / 99890 / 100113 / 1485MT / 5MT5AMT / 6AT

Diesel Powertrains:

Compact SUVTypeDisplacement (cc)Power (hp)Torque (Nm)Manual GearboxAutomatic Gearbox
Mahindra XUV 3XO4 cyl turbo14971173006MT6AMT
Hyundai Venue4 cyl turbo14931162506MT
Kia Sonet4 cyl turbo14931162506MT6iMT / 6AT
Tata Nexon4 cyl turbo14971152606MT

The Mahindra XUV 3XO impresses with its fuel efficiency ratings, offering up to 20.1kpl for the turbo-petrol variant and up to 21.2kpl for the diesel variant, certified by ARAI. Additionally, the 1.2-litre TGDi engine

of the XUV 3XO claims the title of the most potent powerplant in its class, while its diesel engine boasts the highest torque output among its competitors.

Price Point Evaluation:

Compact SUVPetrol MT (Rs)Petrol AT (Rs)Diesel MT (Rs)Diesel AT (Rs)
Mahindra XUV 3XO7.49-13.99 lakh9.99-15.49 lakh9.99-14.99 lakh11.69-14.49 lakh
Hyundai Venue7.94-12.80 lakh11.86-13.48 lakh10.71-13.44 lakh
Kia Sonet7.99-10 lakh10.56-14.75 lakh9.80-13.80 lakh12.70-15.75 lakh
Tata Nexon8.15-13.80 lakh10-15 lakh11.10-15.20 lakh
Maruti Brezza8.34-12.74 lakh11.10-14.14 lakh
Nissan Magnite6-10.16 lakh6.60-11.27 lakh
Renault Kiger6-10.23 lakh7.10-11.23 lakh
Maruti Fronx7.51-11.63 lakh8.88-13.04 lakh
Toyota Taisor7.74-11.63 lakh9.12-13.04 lakh

In terms of pricing, the Mahindra XUV 3XO presents a compelling proposition with a starting price of Rs 7.49 lakh for the petrol version, marking it as one of the most affordable options in the segment, following closely behind the Kiger and Magnite. Diesel variants of the XUV 3XO are priced between Rs 9.99 lakh and Rs 14.99 lakh. Despite the premium positioning of its top-end petrol variants, the XUV 3XO justifies its price tag with an array of class-leading features and technologies, including Level 2 ADAS, available from the mid-level AX5 L variant.

In conclusion, the Mahindra XUV 3XO emerges as a formidable contender in the compact SUV arena, showcasing superior dimensions, robust powertrains, and competitive pricing compared to its rivals. With its striking design, advanced features, and class-leading technologies, the XUV 3XO sets a new standard in the segment, offering a compelling choice for discerning SUV enthusiasts.

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