Renault India has added Captur to its SUV line-up which only had Duster. While Duster was among the first compact SUVs to foray in the Indian market, Renault took its time to bring Captur to contest in the above Rs 10 lakh space. As we know Captur is slightly premium than Duster, it collides head on with Mahindra XUV500, based on pricing, though latter is a seven-seater. In this comparison, we put Renault Captur in the crosshairs of Mahindra XUV500 to find out if the French make can sustain the competition.
Renault Captur – All Positive and Negative Points
Renault Captur Vs Mahindra XUV500 Price
|Name of the Car||Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Renault Captur||Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 13.88 lakh|
|Mahindra XUV500||Rs 12.12 lakh to Rs 18.05 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai)|
-Renault’s premium SUV, Captur competes primarily with Hyundai Creta and Mahindra XUV500 in the segment.
-In terms of pricing, Captur falls between Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 13.88 lakh(ex-showroom, Delhi).
-The pricing for the RXE variant is introductory across India, as per Renault’s claim, it gets as many as 50 premium features on the base trim.
-Also, the top-of-the line Platine variant can be had only with the diesel engine.
-Mahindra XUV500 is available only in diesel version.
-The entry level variant in the range is priced at Rs 12.57 lakh, whereas the fully-loaded variant is available for Rs 18.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Also Read – Renault Captur Image Gallery
Renault Captur Vs Mahindra XUV500 Specifications
|Specifications||Renault Captur||Mahindra XUV500|
|Petrol Engines||1.5L H4K||NA|
|Transmission||5-speed MT & 6-speed MT||6-speed AT & 6-speed MT|
-Renault Captur sources power from the same 1.5L petrol and 1.5L K9K oil burner used in its smaller sibling Duster.
-Transmission duties are handled by a five-speed manual and a six-speed manual gearbox on petrol and diesel models respectively.
-Renault may introduce automatic and AWD variants at a later stage.
-The Mahindra XUV500 carline comes only in diesel engine. It derives power from Mahndra’s 140bhp, 2.2-litre mHawk engine.
-Transmission choices includea 6-peed MT and 6-speed AT.
-The SUV is available in both FWD and AWD drivetrain options. Read – Renault Captur Vs Jeep Compass
Renault Captur Vs Mahindra XUV500 Mileage
|Model Name||Petrol Mileage (Km/l)||Diesel Mileage (km/l)|
-The all-new Captur gets the same engines that power Duster.
-The petrol-powered Captur is rated at 13.87 km/l opposed to the diesel Captur that is claimed to deliver 20.37 km/l.
-Powered by the 2.0-litre mHawk engine, the Mahindra XUV500 is claimed to deliver ARAI rated mileage of 16kmpl. Read – Renault Captur Vs Hyundai Creta
Renault Captur Vs Mahindra XUV500 Dimensions
|Dimensions||Renault Captur||Mahindra XUV500|
|Boot Space (Litres)||392 & expandable to 1,352||720-litres|
-The Renault Captur features 5-seat layout inside the cabin.
-Sporting boastful dimensions and riding on a longer wheelbase, Mahindra XUV5000 offers space for 7 occupants.
Renault Captur Vs Mahindra XUV500 Features
|Key Features||Renault Captur||Mahindra XUV500|
|Rear AC Vents||Yes||Yes|
|Touchscreen Infotainment system||Yes||Yes|
|Height adj. driver seat||Yes||Yes|
|Steering mounted audio & calling controls||Yes||Yes|
|Apple CarPlay & Android Auto||No||Android Auto|
|Rear wiper & washer||Yes||No|
-Renault Captur features a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with options like media navigation USB, AUX-In, integrated maps and Bluetooth connectivity etc.
-It comes bereft of new-age connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
-Other comfort goodies such as keyless entry with start/stop ignition system, cruise control, automatic climate control, dual-tone black and ivory dashboard, seat upholstery etc. are also offered on the SUV. Read – Renault Captur Vs Renault Duster
-Standard features on the XUV500 line-up include electrically adjustable ORVMs, remote tailgate opening, power windows, one touch lane change indicator, flexi seats, flip-key with remote central locking, follow me home headlamps and rear wash & wipe among others.
-Only the W10 manual and automatic variants feature power-adjustable driver seat.
-The mobile charging point & reading lamps are provided in both the rowsin W8 and W10 variants.
-All the variants feature glovebox along with a laptop holder.
Renault Captur Vs Mahindra XUV500 Safety Features
|Key Features||Renault Captur||Mahindra XUV500|
|Dual front airbags||Yes||Yes|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Rear parking camera||Yes||Yes|
|Speed sensing auto door lock||Yes||Yes|
|Reverse parking sensor||Yes||Yes|
|All Disc brakes||No||Yes|
|NCAP Rating||4-star Latin NCAP||NA|
-Features such as ABS with EBD, ISOFIX system and seat belts with pretensioners are standard on the carline.
-Renault Captur was crash tested by Latin NCAP in June 2017, where it received 4-stars for adult protection and 3-stars for child protection.
-The XUV500 carline gets standard dual front airbags.
-While W8 and W10 variants feature additional side and curtain airbags.
-Features such as electronic stability program (ESP) with rollover mitigation, hill-hold and hill descent control and front fog lamps are available on the entire range save for W4 and W6 trims.