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

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 MTRs 11.99 LakhMahindra XUV500 W4 MTRs. 12.47 lakh
Tata Hexa XM 4×2 MTRs 13.85 LakhMahindra XUV500 W6 MTRs. 13.89 lakh
Tata Hexa XT 4×2 MTRs 16.20 LakhMahindra XUV500 W6 ATRs. 14.76 lakh
Tata Hexa XT 4×4 MTRs 17.49 LakhMahindra XUV500 W8 MTRs. 15.63 lakh
Tata Hexa XMA 4×2 ATRs 15.05 LakhMahindra XUV500 W8 ATRs.16.72 lakh
Tata Hexa XTA 4×2 ATRs 17.40 LakhMahindra XUV500 W8 4×4 MT-NA-
Mahindra XUV500 W10 MTRs. 16.54 lakh
Mahindra XUV500 W10 ATRs. 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The Aria’s vertical AC vents have now been replaced by horizontal units that sit above the audio system.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 XUV500Tata Hexa
Displacement2.2 L litre Diesel2.2 litre Varicor Diesel / Varicor 400 Diesel
Power142 PS150 PS/156 PS
Torque330 Nm320 Nm/400 Nm
Efficiency16 kmpl/13.85 kmpl-NA-
Transmission6-speed MT/6-speed AT5 Speed Manual/ 6 speed Manual and 6 speed Auto
Dimensions (LxWxH)4585 x 1890 x 1785 mm4788 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 HexaMahindra XUV500
Length4788 mm4585 mm
Width1903 mm1890 mm
Height1791 mm1785 mm
Wheelbase2850 mm2700 mm
Ground Clearance200 mm200 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.

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