Mahindra XUV500

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The Mahindra XUV500 2018 is a far cry from the model it precedes with prominent changes made to the exterior and interiors. Mahindra’s flagship SUV is available with a diesel and petrol engine, with a choice between a six-speed manual and six-speed auto unit. Priced at Rs 15.43 lakh, the petrol variant is offered only with the G AT variant. With prominent changes on the aesthetic and mechanical front, the new Mahindra XUV500 price in India starts at Rs 12.32 lakh and goes up to Rs 18.98 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai).




The Mahindra XUV 500 images provide a clear insight into the changes made to the SUV on the outside. Most of the changes have been made to the front with a relatively larger grille with studded pattern and halogen projector headlamps with integrated horizontal LED daytime running lamps (DRLs). At the back, the vertically stacked tail-lamps have been ditched for the redesigned wraparound triangular units. Most of the elements have been retained at the sides barring the new chrome strip on the door sill.



Changes to the cabin are prominent and add to its comfort quotient.The all-new tan-coloured seats with quilted stitching look plush and match well with the black finished dashboard. It additionally gets new soft touch elements visible on the dashboard and brushed aluminium inserts on the centre console, steering wheel and gear knob.


Engine & Transmission

The Mahindra XUV 500 specifications have undergone prominent change with the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine emanating 15hp additional power and 30Nm more torque. With a concrete boost in power, it now offers 155hp and 360Nm torque. Transmission choices include a six-speed manual and a six-speed auto box with an optional AWD system. The SUV is also offered with a 140hp/320Nm petrol engine on the G AT variant.


Braking and Safety

Suspension duties on the facelifted XUV 500 are carried out by the McPherson Type with Anti-Roll Bar at front and multilink type with anti-roll bar at the rear. The stopping power on the SUV is derived from all dis brakes at both ends. As for safety, the new Mahindra XUV 500 features dual front airbags, side-bags, curtain-bags, ABS with EBD, ESP with rollover mitigation, etc.

Performance and Handling

Mahindra has calibrated its 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that emanates more power and torque. With this, it is likely to witness slight change in the performance. As for the 140hp petrol engine, we expect it to be on par with its diesel counterpart.


The Mahindra XUV 500 mileage remains almost unchanged even with prominent changes to the mechanicals. That said, the new Mahindra XUV 500 2018 is claimed to return ARAI rated fuel-economy of 15.4km/l.
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Possessing a monocoque body design, Mahindra XUV 500 does not look like a school utility vehicle. Talking about technology, the car rides quite good at low speed even though it rattles a little at bumpy roads. The Mahindra XUV500 comprises of cramped space if the seats of all rows are upright. On the other hand, if rear seats are folded then the boot capacity increases to a great amount. Compared to Mahindra XUV500, Nissan Terrano has boot capacity of about 475 litres.


The XUV500 specification list is burdened up with Intellipark (Reverse Parking Assist System) which enables the driver to park this heavy automobile with extreme ease, LED parking lamps, static-bending projector headlamps and electric ORVM’s with in-built turn indicators. The real competitors of this vehicle are Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport which has actually changed the game for XUV500. Other competitors of XUV500 are Force One and Tata Safari.




With new elements added to the exteriors, the new Mahindra XUV 500 2018 looks bolder and more aggressive than its predecessor. Notable changes have been made to the interior for a more premium and with a new petrol engine, the Mahindra XUV 500 is likely to have more takers who prefer petrol-powered models over their diesel counterparts.

XUV500 Summary

Avg Ex Showroom Price ₹ 13.27 Lakh
Mileage: 15.1 kmpl
Engine 2179 cc
Seating Capacity 7
Top Speed 160 kmph
0-100 Speed Time 12 seconds

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Specifications of Mahindra XUV500

Engine & Transmission
Engine 2179cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
Engine Type mHawk155
Fuel Type Diesel
Max Power (bhp@rpm) 153 bhp @ 3750 rpm
Max Torque (Nm@rpm) 360 Nm @ 1750 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) 15.1 kmpl
Driving Range 1057 Km
Drivetrain FWD
Transmission Manual - 6 Gears
Turbocharger / Supercharger Turbocharged, Variable Geometry
Emission Standard BS 6
Other Idle Start/Stop
Dimensions & Weight
Length 4585 mm
Width 1890 mm
Height 1785 mm
Wheelbase 2700 mm
Ground Clearance 200 mm
Doors 5 Doors
Seating Capacity 7 Person
No of Seating Rows 3 Rows
Bootspace 93 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 litres
Suspensions, Brakes & Steering
Front Suspension MacPherson Strut with anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension Multi-link type with anti-roll bar
Front Brake Type Ventilated Disc
Rear Brake Type Disc
Minimum Turning Radius 5.6 metres
Steering Type Power assisted (Hydraulic)
Wheels Steel Rims
Spare Wheel Steel
Front Tyres 235 / 65 R17
Rear Tyres 235 / 65 R17

Features of Mahindra XUV500


Airbags 2 Airbags (Driver, Passenger)
Child Seat Anchor Points Yes
Seat Belt Warning Yes

Braking & Traction

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Yes
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) Yes

Locks & Security

Engine immobilizer Yes
Central Locking Remote
Speed Sensing Door Lock Yes
Child Safety Lock Yes

Comfort & Convenience

Air Conditioner Yes (Manual)
Front AC Single Zone, Common Fan Speed Control
Rear AC Blower, Vents on Pillars
Third Row AC Blower, Vents on Side Panels
Heater Yes
Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors Co-Driver Only
Cabin-Boot Access Yes
Anti-glare Mirrors Manual – Internal Only
Parking Sensors Rear
Headlight & Ignition On Reminder Yes
Steering Adjustment Tilt
12V Power Outlets Yes

Seats & Upholstery

Driver Seat Adjustment                                                                                                               8 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down)
Front Passenger Seat Adjustment 6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
Rear Row Seat Adjustment 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
Third Row Seat Adjustment 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
Seat Upholstery Fabric
Driver Armrest Yes
Rear Passenger Seats Type Bench
3rd Row Seats Type Bench
Interiors Dual Tone
Interior Colours Premium Black & Grey
Rear Armrest Yes
Folding Rear Seat Full
Split Rear Seat 60:40 split
Split Third Row Seat 50:50 split
Front Seatback Pockets Yes
Head-rests Front & Rear


Cup Holders Front & Rear
Driver Armrest Storage Yes
Third Row Cup Holders Yes

Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Front & Rear
Adjustable ORVM Electrically Adjustable
Turn Indicators on ORVM Yes
Rear Defogger Yes
Rear Wiper Yes
Exterior Door Handles Body Coloured
Interior Door Handles Black
Door Pockets Front & Rear
Boot-lid Opener Electric Tailgate Release
Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) Body Coloured


Roof rails Yes
Roof Mounted Antenna Yes
Body-Coloured Bumpers Yes


Headlights Halogen Projector
Follow me home headlamps Yes
Tail Lights Halogen
Cabin Lamps Front and Rear
Headlight Height Adjuster Yes
Rear Reading Lamp Yes


Instrument Cluster Analogue – Digital
Trip Meter Electronic 2 Trips
Average Fuel Consumption Yes
Average Speed Yes
Distance to Empty Yes
Clock Digital
Low Fuel Level Warning Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes
Adjustable Cluster Brightness Yes
Gear Indicator Yes
Shift Indicator Yes
Tachometer Analogue

Entertainment, Information & Communication

Integrated (in-dash) Music System Yes
Head Unit Size 2 Din
Speakers 6
USB Compatibility Yes
Aux Compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Compatibility Phone & Audio Streaming
MP3 Playback Yes
CD Player Yes
AM/FM Radio Yes
iPod Compatibility Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Warranty (Years) 3
Warranty (Kilometres) 100000

Pros & Cons of Mahindra XUV500

Pros of Mahindra XUV500

Stand Out Features

  • Distinctive exterior design
  • Spacious cabin
  • Long features list

Cons of Mahindra XUV500

Need Improvement

  • Interior quality could have been better
  • Bouncy high-speed ride
  • New-gen model around the corner

FAQ About Mahindra XUV500

What is the price of XUV500 in Mumbai?

On road price of base variant of Mahindra XUV500 in mumbai is ₹ 13.27 Lakh.On road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

Which car is better between XUV500 vs Scorpio?

XUV500 is priced at ₹ 13.27 Lakh. It comes with 2179 cc engine which generates 153 bhp of power & 360 Nm of torque. Whereas, Scorpio is priced at ₹ 12.47 Lakh, comes with 2523 cc engine which generates 75 bhp of power & 200 Nm of torque.

What is the minimum down payment required/minimum EMI for XUV500?

Yes, XUV500 can be financed with a down payment of Rs. 1.33 Lakh. Whereas, the exact minimum down payment amount depends on multiple factors like car’s on-road price, your financial eligibility and loan provider bank’s limitations.

What is the mileage of XUV500?

As per ARAI, the mileage of XUV500 is 15.1 kmpl. Real mileage of the vehicle varies depending upon the driving habits. City and highway mileage figures also vary depending upon the road conditions.

Is there any exchange offer on XUV500?

There are multiple factors on which exchange value depends. Model year, kms driven, looks, insurances claimed and many such other factors contribute to deciding upon an exchange amount. Hence, to get the best exchange value or offer, we would advise you to get in touch with your nearest Mahindra showroom.

Things to keep in mind before Buying Mahindra XUV500



When buying a new car in general one must look for things like body panels that are out of line, or load bearing beams that seem to have been damaged. The next thing to check whether the paint is original or it has been repainted, a quick check under concealed plastic panels is a great way to check for unmatched paint. Another thing to check for is underbody rust in humid or sea adjacent areas.

A good way to check if the car has been rear-ended is by checking the boot. Flip open the spare wheel cover and remove the wheel completely. If the car was repaired after an accident the floor will have visible signs as the surface wouldn’t be smooth as it would in an undamaged car.

In the end, always remember to check for complete documentation including service records. Also, do check with the insurance company for any past claims, which will make you aware of the accidents the car has been involved in. Last but not the least, get the car checked from a trusted workshop before closing the deal.



Mahindra XUV500 Price List

Variants Avg. Ex-Showroom price
XUV500 W5

2179 cc, Diesel, Manual, 15.1 kmpl

₹ 13.27 Lakh
XUV500 W7

2179 cc, Diesel, Manual, 15.1 kmpl                    

₹ 14.54 Lakh
XUV500 W9

2179 cc, Diesel, Manual, 15.1 kmpl

₹ 16.25 Lakh
XUV500 W11 Opt

2179 cc, Diesel, Manual, 15.1 kmpl

₹ 17.77 Lakh

Mahindra XUV500 Expert Reviews

Good performance
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The Xuv 500 is quick on its toes and High speed stability is also good … There’s some initial lag but after 2000 rpm it pulls really well. Oh boy this is a good looker in all way

Owner’s review after 41000 km use.
for Mahindra XUV500

I bought XUV 500 w9 in end of 2018. Its almost 2 years now and its feel still new car. I bought this car during festive season so Gehlot dealers were quite busy that time. Driving…

Value for money & great Machine
for Mahindra XUV500

Very value for money, this car never disappoint me in any condition of Indian road, this car has lot of features, the service response is good, this car also eye-catching many people…

‘Cheetah’ Inspiring SUV Xuv500
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Xuv500 the True SUV, The everything you want in Car is there Excellent Driving Comfort, Since I have been using from last 4 year’s Either You are on offroad or Highways its performance…

Brings a lot of features with some minor improvements needed in many areas …
for Mahindra XUV500

The Xuv 500 is quick on its toes and High speed stability is also good … There’s some initial lag but after 2000 rpm it pulls really well. Oh boy this is a good looker in all way

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    The XUV500 has always been big on presence, features and the recent update brings it on par with what is expected in the segment. The higher diesel engine power is welcome, as it makes the XUV more effortless to drive than before.
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    Engine 2179 cc
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    Kilometers Driven 15.1 kmp/L
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