Mahindra XUV 500 Review: One of the Best in its Class


After their best-selling SUV in the form Mahindra Scorpio and value for money in the form of Xylo, Mahindra Auto team had done it for yet another time by giving tough competition to other cars in the same segment like Chevrolet Captiva, Tata Aria, Toyota Innova,and even to the awesome Toyota Fortuner by their first global SUV in the form of dashing Mahindra XUV 500.

This time not just on the exteriors, but they’ve also worked on interiors and features. I have personally tried and used XUV 500. I’ve driven it for more than 100 Km at once and believe me, the experience is superb. They’ve taken the standards up to a global level with the Aerodynamic monocoque design.
One interesting thing about XUV 500 is that unlike other SUVs’, its complete body is manfactured one piece and the design is a great work of Single Shell Design. This design makes it more resistive to crashes and also makes your drive safer.

I have not seen a single negative review about it yet. People are waiting for around 8-9 months for its booking as the demand is more than their supply and manufacturing capacity.

It is called best value for money SUV because it has transverse engine placement which is only available in high cost SUV like Porsche Cayenne etc.
This was where I saw it for the first time:


Presently, three variants of XUV 500 are available.

  • Mahindra XUV 500 W6 2WD (2 Wheel Drive)
  • Mahindra XUV 500 W8 2WD (4 Wheel Drive)
  • Mahindra XUV 500 W8 4WD (4 Wheel Drive)

It is available in seven colors and I personally like the Tuscan Red color.

Technical Specifications

Here are its technical specifications:

  1. Max Gross Power : 140 Bhp(103kW) @ 3750 rpm
  2. Engine : mHawk140, Direct injection diesel engine5th generation Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT)
  3. Turning Circle Radius : 5.6 m
  4. Tyres : All tubeless.
  5. Fuel Tank Capacity : 70 Litres
  6. Brakes : All Disc brakes
  7. Gross Weight : 2350Kg
  8. Ground Clearance : 200 mm
  9. Max Gross Torque : 330 Nm @1600-2800rpm
  10. Cubic Capacity : 2179 cc


The price of XUV lies between 12.15 Lacs (INR) to 16.2 Lacs(INR).

Watch the complete XUV 500 online in 360 Degree motion : Click here (From the official Site)
Here are some of its interiors’ screenshot: