Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 Comparison [Price, Specifications, Images]

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Showcased at the Geneva Auto Show and subsequently at the Auto Expo in February 2016, the Hexa has finally been launched. This MPV-SUV crossover rivals the likes of the Toyota Innova Crysta (COMPARISON HERE) at one end and the Mahindra XUV500 at the other. The XUV500 is a very popular model. Hence, taking the fight to an established player is never easy, but that’s exactly what the Hexa will be attempting. You can read our Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 spec sheet comparo here to find out if it is up to the task.

Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 Comparison Report

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Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 Price Comparison

Tata Hexa XE 4×2 MT Rs 11.99 Lakh Mahindra XUV500 W4 MT Rs. 12.47 lakh
Tata Hexa XM 4×2 MT Rs 13.85 Lakh Mahindra XUV500 W6 MT Rs. 13.89 lakh
Tata Hexa XT 4×2 MT Rs 16.20 Lakh Mahindra XUV500 W6 AT Rs. 14.76 lakh
Tata Hexa XT 4×4 MT Rs 17.49 Lakh Mahindra XUV500 W8 MT Rs. 15.63 lakh
Tata Hexa XMA 4×2 AT Rs 15.05 Lakh Mahindra XUV500 W8 AT Rs.16.72 lakh
Tata Hexa XTA 4×2 AT Rs 17.40 Lakh Mahindra XUV500 W8 4×4 MT -NA-
Mahindra XUV500 W10 MT Rs. 16.54 lakh
Mahindra XUV500 W10 AT Rs. 17.57 lakh
Mahindra XUV500 W10 4×4 MT -NA-
Mahindra XUV500 W10 4×4 AT -NA-

Tata Hexa undercuts the XUV500 by a little less than Rs. 50,000. Top end 4×2 AT trim of the Hexa is cheaper than the comparable XUV500 variant, but not by much. The Mahindra XUV500 has always been a very value for money proposition. The Hexa’s pricing is very competitive as well.

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Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 – Exterior Design

The Tata Hexa looks more butch than the Aria. A flatter bonnet, beefier wheel arches, body cladding, skid plate, etc help the cause. It gets new headlamps and LED DRLs in the bumper. The vertical tail lamp setup has been ditched in favour of a more elegant horizontal unit. Tata’s designers have done a good job of adding some much-needed brawn to the Aria’s exterior. The Indian public seems to love the way the Mahindra XUV500 looks. However, it has been around for a while now and the design is starting to show its age.

Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 – Interior

The Aria’s vertical AC vents have now been replaced by horizontal units that sit above the audio system. And the cabin now employs a classy all-black colour scheme. Unlike the Hexa’s all-black treatment, the XUV500 comes with dual tone black-beige interiors. The centre console and steering wheel get silver accents. However, quality levels in the Hexa’s cabin are better than XUV’s. Both these models come with three rows of seats.

Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 Features Comparison

Tata Motors has added new features making the Hexa more feature-rich than the Aria. Additional features include a Harman sourced 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 10-speaker JBL audio system, projector headlamps. There are also features like LED DRLs, ambient lighting, a colour MID, six airbags and more. Mahindra’s XUV500 comes packed with features including, but not limited to a touchscreen infotainment system with Navigation, Reverse parking camera with guidance, Keyless engine start/stop, projector headlamps and LED DRLs, Second row AC vents, Three rows of seats, 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, Automatic climate control, cruise control. Both vehicles come with seating for seven.

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Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 Specifications Comparison

Mahindra XUV500 Tata Hexa
Displacement 2.2 L litre Diesel 2.2 litre Varicor Diesel / Varicor 400 Diesel
Power 142 PS 150 PS/156 PS
Torque 330 Nm 320 Nm/400 Nm
Efficiency 16 kmpl/13.85 kmpl -NA-
Transmission 6-speed MT/6-speed AT 5 Speed Manual/ 6 speed Manual and 6 speed Auto
Dimensions (LxWxH) 4585 x 1890 x 1785 mm 4788 x 1903 x 1791 mm

Both the SUVs are powered by a 2.2 L diesel engines mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The top-end Hexa’s 2.2 L unit produces more power and torque than the XUV500’s. Also, the Hexa is longer and wider than the XUV500, which means it is roomier on the inside. Both SUVs get an optional AWD system.

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Hexa’s 2.2 L Diesel more powerful than the XUV500’s

Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 Crysta Dimensions Comparison

  Tata Hexa Mahindra XUV500
Length 4788 mm 4585 mm
Width 1903 mm 1890 mm
Height 1791 mm 1785 mm
Wheelbase 2850 mm 2700 mm
Ground Clearance 200 mm 200 mm

In terms of dimensions, Hexa is longer, wider and taller than the XUV500. Also, it has a longer wheelbase as well.

Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 – Verdict

Overall, the Hexa is a much better product now than its predecessor. Although on paper Tata might just have the better product here, there are other factors that determine a vehicle’s success. These include brand image, after sales and service, etc and the XUV500 is pretty strong in those departments. However, the XUV is old now. Tata’s Hexa is new, packs a lot of features and offers more space as well. We suggest you take a long hard look at the Hexa before putting your money down on the XUV500.

tata hexa vs mahindra xuv 500

  • Design – While the Mahindra XUV500 looks like a proper SUV, the crossover nature of the Tata Hexa gives it SUV-like and MPV-like design traits. However, at the end of the day, looks are a matter of personal taste really.
  • Features – The Tata Hexa offers a lot in terms of features. It even gets features like super drive modes and a 10-speaker JBL audio system.
  • Specifications – Both these vehicles are powered by a 2.2 L diesel engines mated to a 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions. The Hexa’s engine produces more power and torque.
  • Price – Hexa costs less than the Mahindra XUV500.

Tata Hexa Walkaround Video Review

Mahindra XUV500 Walkaround Video Review

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21 COMMENTS

  1. Most insipid comparison. Wonder why no one gives a clear verdict perhaps the benefits coming from that manufacturer will be lost.

    After reading this article I am back to square 1 not knowing which is better of the two.

  2. I will wait a little longer for next update of HEXA with a bigger 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Navigation. Such a big vehicle has a small touch screen is not matching at all.
    Also to have the push button start and many more missing features compare to the other new
    generation SUVs. So I’ am waiting…

  3. Comparing the top end version of both the vehicles and claiming Hexa to be better feature wise is wrong. Hexa XT is comparable to XUV 500 W8 which is one version lower than top end in XUV. These are the comparable models and even here, the XUV has more features and costs less. The W10 is way ahead in terms of features and still comparable in price to XT. Secondly, a vehicle with same displacement but higher power and torque as well as 500 kg heavier (nearly 25%) giving better fuel returns is laughable. Maybe the biryani served by Tata’s was more tastier.

  4. Absence of an unbiased comparison nearly a week after launch makes me think that XUV 500 at this point with its better value for money deal is a good proposition. Waiting for someone to disprove this through a candid and impartial comparison.

  5. Still I am not able to decide that what should I go for..
    Waiting for Mahindra to update its feature like dicky space and more comfortable seats little bit height

  6. Still I am not able to decide that what should I go for..
    Waiting for Mahindra to update its feature like dicky space and more comfortable seats especially last row seats and little bit height

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