Mahindra XUV 300 Vs Tata Nexon- Specification Comparison


Mahindra XUV300 has been launched in India, starting at a price of Rs 7.9 Lakhs. The Compact SUV competes with the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport.

In the C-SUV segment, Vitara Brezza is the clear winner, but second in line, is the Tata Nexon. We have pitched it against Brezza earlier, and now, we compare it with Tata Nexon.

Read along to see how well these two compact utility vehicles score against each other on the based of prices, engine specifications, mileage and a number of other parameters.

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Mahindra XUV 300 Vs Tata Nexon- Prices

Mahindra XUV 300Tata Nexon
INR 7.9 Lakhs to 11.9 LakhsINR 6.36 lakh to INR 10.80 lakh

The prices of the XUV300 start from Rs 7.9 Lakhs going up to Rs 11.9 Lakhs. What this means is that the Mahindra XUV 300 not only competes with the offerings in the sub-4-meter segment but also take on the likes of vehicles placed in a segment above.

XUV300 - Top image

In comparison, the Tata Nexon’ s petrol derivative starts at a base price of INR 6.36 lakh with the top-end variant retailing at INR 9.83 lakh. The base diesel trim of the Nexon retails at INR 7.40 lakh with the top-spec variant retailing at INR 10.80 lakh (ex-showroom).

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Mahindra XUV 300 Vs Tata Nexon- Engine Specifications

Mahindra XUV 300Tata Nexon
1.2-litre, 4-cylinder, Turbocharged1.5-litre, 4-cylinder 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder Turbocharged 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder
110 BHP115 BHP110 BHP110 BHP
200 Nm300 Nm170 Nm260 Nm
6-Speed Manual6-Speed Manual6-Speed Manual-MAT6-Speed Manual/AMT

The Mahindra XUV 300 is available in the Indian market with petrol as well as diesel engine offerings. The petrol derivative is a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged unit capable of producing 110 BHP along with 200 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine, on the other hand, is the same 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder offering seen on the Mahindra Marazzo. However, for the XUV300, Mahindra has detuned the engine to produce 115 BHP but the torque figures remain the same at 300 Nm. As standard, this new offering from Mahindra comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The automatic unit will be launched later.

Tata Nexon AMT Front Image

The Tata Nexon is also available with two engine options. The petrol derivative is a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, turbocharged unit capable of producing 110 BHP along with 170 Nm of peak torque. On the other hand, the diesel derivative is a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder unit capable of producing 110 BHP along with 260 Nm of peak torque. As standard, both these derivatives comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. Tata Motors also offers a 6-speed AMT unit on the select variants of the SUV as well.

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Mahindra XUV 300 Vs Tata Nexon- Mileage

Mahindra XUV 300Tata Nexon                               
PetrolDieselPetrol Diesel
17 km/l20 km/l17 km/l21.5 km/l

The petrol derivative of the Mahindra XUV 300 promises an ARAI certified mileage figure of 17 km/l. On the other hand, the ARAI certified fuel-efficiency figure for its diesel derivative stands at 20 km/l.

Moving on to the Nexon, its 1.2-litre petrol engine also promises an ARAI certified fuel-efficiency figure of 17 km/l. Its 1.5-litre diesel derivative, on the other hand, offers an ARAI certified fuel-efficiency figure of 21.5 km/l.

XUV300 - Rear image

Mahindra XUV 300 Vs Tata Nexon- Dimensions

Mahindra XUV 300Tata Nexon
Length- 3995 mmLength- 3994 mm
Width- 1821 mmWidth- 1811 mm
Height- 1617 mmHeight- 1,607 mm
Wheelbase- 2600 mmWheelbase- 2498 mm
Boot- 257-litersBoot- 350-liters

The Mahindra XUV 300 uses the same platform as that of the Euro-Spec SsangYong Tivoli which essentially measures above 4-meters in length. However, for the Indian market, Mahindra has thoroughly redesigned the chassis and hence, the SUV now measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,821 mm in width and 1,617 mm in height. The XUV 300 boasts of a 2600 mm wheelbase, the higher in its class and even in comparison to the Creta. However, it loses out on the boot capacity which is a mere 257-litres.

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Coming to the Tata Nexon, this compact utility vehicles measures 3,994 mm in length, 1,811 mm in width and 1,607 mm in height. The Nexon boasts of a wheelbase of 2,498 mm. While its boot capacity stands at 350-litres.

Tata Nexon AMT Rear Image

Mahindra XUV 300 Vs Tata Nexon- Features

One of the areas where the Mahindra XUV 300 shines and shines brightly is its feature list. Loaded with a decent equipment list, right from the base variant with the top-end trim getting features such as leather upholstery and sunroof, it clearly exceeds competition.

  • LED projector headlamps
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED tail-lamps
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate control
  • An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Android Auto and Apple Car play
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Sunroof
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Moof lighting
  • Heated Mirrors
Mahindra XUV 300 Interior

When it comes to offering features and creature comforts, the Tata Nexon is not far behind in any way. It comes with features such as projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, a touchscreen infotainment system to name a few.

  • Projector Headlamps
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Tail-Lamps
  • Automatic climate control
  • A touchscreen infotainment system
  • Android Auto
  • Apple Car Play
  • 16-inch Alloy Wheels

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Mahindra XUV 300 Vs Tata Nexon- Safety Features

With safety of a vehicle slowly becoming a priority among Indian buyers, automobile manufacturers have now started to offer cars which offers some truly amazing safety kit. The Mahindra XUV is amongst those

  • Dual Airbags (Standard)
  • Side and Knee Airbags
  • ABS with EBD (Standard)
  • Rear Parking Sensors (Standard)
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Anchorage (Standard)
  • Rear Parking Camera with guidelines
  • Day and Night IRVM
  • Heated ORVM
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Hill Assist
  • Front Parking Sensors
Tata Nexon AMT Interior Image

The Tata Nexon has been ranked as safest India made vehicle by Global NCAP with the same scoring a pefect 5-star rating for adult occupants thanks to its ruboust body structure.

  • Dual Airbags (Standard)
  • ABS with EBD (Standard)
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
  • Reverse Camera
  • Day and Night IRVM
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