Hyundai Alcazar vs Mahindra XUV500 – Engines, Prices, Specs, Features, Safety Comparison!

The newly launched Hyundai Alcazar has a direct competitor in the Mahindra XUV500. Although the upcoming XUV700 is about to be introduced in this segment replacing the XUV500, the XUV500 is still currently on sale. As a matter of fact, it is one of the first 7-seat SUVs to be present in this space compared to the rivals (Safari and Hector Plus). Therefore, it is only natural to compare these two on the basis of exteriors, features, specs, engines, prices, safety and more to help you choose the suitable option for you. So, without any further ado, let us get into this comparison.

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Hyundai Alcazar vs Mahindra XUV500

Hyundai Alcazar vs Mahindra XUV500 – Exteriors and Dimensions

Hyundai Alcazar features Hyundai’s sensual design language and looks ultra-modern. The front fascia of the Alcazar is clearly inspired by the Creta but there are key differences between the two. It features the Trio-Beam LED Headlamps and DRLs along with the bold and broad front grille with a completely different and attractive pattern with a chrome finish. The usage of chrome on the face is rather generous. The characteristic sculpted creases on the sides are new and the 18-inch Diamond-Cut Alloy Wheels are of completely different design as well. The side step will ensure easy ingress and egress for the passengers and the roof rails will enhance the practicality aspect. There is an appearance of a ring structure on the B-Pillar and D-Pillar which looks really sporty and modern and gives an entirely new dimension to the SUV. Hyundai claims that this will improve the rigidity for better handling. The rear end features a split LED taillamp setup along with a thick chrome slab connecting the two tail lamps and Alcazar engraved on it. The bumper below hosts the sporty skid plate and there is also the shark fin antenna.

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Hyundai Alcazar

The Mahindra XUV500 may be a bit old, but Mahindra has made sure that with the help of regular updates, it stays modern and feature-packed. The Mahindra XUV500, on the other hand, has a bold front end with a chrome grille, signature fog lamp bezels and Projector headlamps. The front also looks muscular because of the sculpted bonnet and LED DRLs and skid plates. When you go on the sides, the profile looks busy with large 18-inch diamond-cut alloys, chrome inserts on the side cladding, prominent wheel arches and chrome around the window line. Moving to the back, one will find split tail lamps, a chrome bar at the centre of the boot lid, a twin exhaust and an aerodynamic spoiler. One can’t deny the road presence that the XUV500 commands.

Mahindra XUV500
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While both these SUVs look massive, it is the Mahindra XUV500 that holds the trumps in terms of exterior dimensions. As a matter of fact, the XUV500 is 85 mm longer, 100 mm wider and 100 mm higher than the Alcazar. However, what is impressive is the fact that Hyundai still managed to squeeze out a longer wheelbase for the Alcazar (60 mm longer) which will translate into the roomier cabin space for the second and third-row passengers.

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Hyundai Alcazar vs Mahindra XUV500 – Interiors and Features

Hyundai Alcazar boasts of a long list of modern features and amenities. When it comes to the features and interiors, Hyundai has always ensured that they packed all the latest and a few segment-first features in almost all its products. It is no different here either. This includes features like Dual-Tone Cognac and Black Upholstery, a 10.25-inch Digital Infotainment System with all the modern connectivity like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Advanced Blue Link Connected Car Tech, a 7-inch Digital infotainment System for Driver’s information, Wireless Phone Charging for the Second Row as well, Driver Centric Console with Automatic Climate Control, Ventilated Front Seats, Blind-View Monitor, Steering Mounted Audio Controls with Voice Recognition, Voice-Enabled Panoramic Sunroof, 8-speaker BOSE Premium Sound System, Air Purifier, 2nd-row one-touch tip and tumble seats, Rear Window Sunshade, 64 Coloured Ambient Lighting, 8-way Power Adjustable Driver Seat, Puddle Lamps with Hyundai Logo Projection, Leather-wrapped D-Cut Steering Wheel and much more.

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Hyundai Alcazar Interiors

The Mahindra XUV500 is also well-known for its well-equipped cabin which includes a 7-inch Digital Touchscreen Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Connected Apps, Smart Watch Connectivity, Sporty Twin-Pod Driver’s Instrument Cluster, GPS Navigation, Premium Quilted Tan Leather Seats, Soft-Touch Leather Dashboard, Piano-Black Centre Console, Arkamys Audio System, 6-way adjustable driver’s seat with Lumbar Support, Cruise Control, Voice Messaging System, Electric Sunroof, Icy Blue Cabin Lighting, Illuminated Scuff Plates, Fully Automatic Dual-zone Climate Control, Tilt and Telescopic Steering, Steering mounted controls and much more.

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Mahindra XUV500 Interiors

Hyundai Alcazar vs Mahindra XUV500 – Safety

Safety being a key component these days, Hyundai has equipped the Alcazar with all the modern safety kit including 6 Airbags, ABS with EBD, Vehicle Stability Management, ESC, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Front and Rear Parking Sensors with Camera, Surround View Monitor, Hill Assist Control, All-four Disc Brakes, Burglar Alarm, Emergency Stop Signal and much more.

On the safety front, there are features like 6 Airbags, ABS with EBD, All-four Disc brakes, ESP with Roll-over Mitigation, Emergency Calling, Hill-Hold Function, Hill Descent Control, Cruise Control, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and Reverse Parking Sensors and Camera with dynamic guidelines for better control.

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Hyundai Alcazar vs Mahindra XUV500 – Powertrains and Prices

The Hyundai Alcazar comes with two powertrain options. The petrol engine will be a BS6 compliant 2.0-litre unit making 159 PS and 191 Nm. The diesel engine will be the 1.5-litre BS 6 compliant unit making 115 PS and 250 Nm. Both these engines can be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter unit. Also, Hyundai claims the segment-best fuel efficiency from the diesel powertrain. There will be different driving modes on offer for the steering mapping, including Eco, City and Sport. Also, there will various Traction Control Modes as well (Snow, Sand, Mud) along with Paddle Shifters. The prices of the petrol trims of the Hyundai Alcazar start at Rs 16.30 lakh for the 7-seater Manual Prestige Trim and go all the way up to Rs 19.85 lakh, ex-showroom for the 6-seater Signature Automatic Trim. The diesel model costs Rs 16.53 lakh for the 7-seater Prestige Manual Trim and Rs 19.99 lakh, ex-showroom for the 6-seater Automatic Signature Trim.

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The Mahindra XUV500 comes with the option of a sole 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine making 153 hp and 360 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. This engine can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The current-gen Mahindra XUV500 ranges between Rs 15.58 lakh and Rs 20.10 lakh, ex-showroom.

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Hyundai Alcazar vs Mahindra XUV500 – Verdict

Needless to say, both these SUVs are massively capable in their own rights and have their strengths and weaknesses as well. Starting with the newest member in the segment, Alcazar is a complete package in terms of modern design language, latest features, connectivity and tech along with the option of powertrains and transmissions. The XUV500, on the other hand, is a typical diesel-powered huge SUV that Mahindra is so good at manufacturing. It comes with a more powerful sole diesel engine with the convenience of an automatic gearbox, the cabin is also high quality and feature-packed but misses out on the modern design theme and features inside the cabin.

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