After the arrival of the Mahindra Scorpio N, many people might be confused as to which SUV makes more sense when compared to the XUV700. This article will help you make a suitable choice for you.
This comparison between Mahindra Scorpio N and XUV700 will be your perfect guide to take a concrete decision before buying your next Mahindra SUV. The XUV700 has been in the market for quite some time now and has a ton of segment-first premium features. On the other hand, the Scorpio N is a more comfort-oriented version of the tough SUV which has been iconic in our market over the years. We compare the two basis prices, specs, mileage and more.
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Mahindra Scorpio N Vs XUV700 – Specs Comparison
Both the Scorpio N and XUV700 come with petrol and diesel engines with manual and automatic transmissions. The diesel versions of both the SUVs offer different states of tune to offer the customers a wide variety of options at various price points. Both the SUVs come with the option of a 4WD drivetrain. Also, both the SUVs have drive modes (Zip, Zap, Zoom). The Scorpio N comes with terrain modes as a part of its 4WD equipment (Snow, Gravel, Grass, Mud, Sand, Rut).
|Specs Comparison||Mahindra Scorpio N||Mahindra XUV700|
|Engine||2.2-litre mHawk diesel:|
2.0-litre mStallion turbo petrol
|2.2-litre mHawk diesel;|
2.0-litre mStallion turbo petrol
|Power||132 PS (D) / 175 PS (D) / 200 PS (P)||155 PS (D) / 185 PS (D) / 200 PS (P)|
|Torque||300 Nm (D) / 400 Nm (D) / 380 Nm (P)||360 Nm / 450 Nm / 380 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed MT; 6-speed AT||6-speed MT; 6-speed AT|
|Drivetrain||2WD & 4WD||2WD & 4WD|
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Mahindra Scorpio N Vs XUV700 – Mileage Comparison
The mileage offered on both these SUVs is almost the same.
|Mileage Comparison (km/l)||Mahindra Scorpio N||Mahindra XUV700|
|Petrol MT||approx. 17||17|
|Diesel MT||approx 15||15|
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Mahindra Scorpio N Vs XUV700 – Dimensions Comparison
Interestingly, the Scorpio N is wider and taller than the XUV700 but has an identical wheelbase which would translate to similar legroom for the rear passengers. The XUV700 is marginally longer than the Scorpio N.
|Dimensions Comparison (in mm)||Mahindra Scorpio N||Mahindra XUV700|
Mahindra Scorpio N Vs XUV700 – Price Comparison
The prices of the Scorpio N and XUV700 overlap for the most part which is what makes choosing between these two so tricky. The prices of the automatic and 4WD variants will be announced on July 21. These introductory prices are applicable for the first 25,000 bookings.
|Price Comparison||Mahindra Scorpio N||Mahindra XUV700|
|Base Model||Rs 11.99 lakh||Rs 13.18 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 19.49 lakh||Rs 24.58 lakh|
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Mahindra Scorpio N Vs XUV700 – Features Comparison
On the inside of the new Scorpio N, the cabin is wrapped with Coffee Black leatherette upholstery with silver accents on the door panels and handles, the centre console is modernised by an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, there are physical buttons for the dual-zone HVAC and media, rotary dial between the front seats for drive mode selection, the steering wheel has the controls for multimedia too, powered driver seat, W3W Navigation (What 3 Words), wireless charging, 12-speaker 3D Sony audio system, front parking sensors, multi-vision dual-camera, driver drowsiness alert, sunroof, Adrenox OS with built-in Amazon Alexa, 70+ connected car tech features, tyre pressure monitoring system and much more.
The XUV700 has a light interior shade and materials that make it look like an SUV from a segment above. This includes things like a Panoramic Sunroof, AdrenoX Connected Car Tech System, Smartphone, Bluetooth Connectivity, Wireless Charging, 10.25-inch Dual Touchscreen Infotainment and Instrument Cluster, Alexa Virtual Assistant, 360-degree Camera, Sony 3D Surround Sound System, Auto Booster Headlights, Air Purifier, Smart Door Handles and much more.
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Mahindra Scorpio N Vs XUV700 – Design Comparison
The Scorpio N features vertical slats finished in chrome at the front, a redesigned bonnet hood without the air ducts, C-shaped LED DRLs surrounding the fog lamps on the bumper, dual-LED lights integrated into the projector LED headlamp cluster, beefy skid plate, elegant alloy wheels, side step for enhanced ingress and egress, functional roof rails, silver side body skirting, chrome belt under the window line that looks like the erstwhile XUV500, a vertically stacked LED taillamp setup with a sporty bumper at the rear. The exterior of the Mahindra Scorpio N bears resemblance to the erstwhile XUV500.
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The XUV700, on the other hand, is a handsome-looking SUV with aggressive styling and a familiar silhouette to the erstwhile XUV500. The front end has a massive LED headlamp cluster with C-shaped LED DRLs, and a large grille with vertical chrome slats, imposing road presence because of the SUV-ish dimensions and layout. The tail section is even more appealing with a carved-out angular boot lid and sleek LED taillamps. The XUV700 is definitely the louder of the two in terms of appearance, while the Meridian is the understated one.
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Mahindra Scorpio N Vs XUV700 – Verdict
Considering all the aforementioned criteria, both these SUVs offer characteristics that will be suitable for different kinds of customers. For the people who are looking for a rugged SUV but with a modern cabin and convenience features at an affordable price, the Mahindra Scorpio N makes sense. On the other hand, if budget is no constraint and ultra-modern premium features are your priority, you could opt for the Mahindra SUV700.