Tata Hexa Vs Mahindra XUV500 – Here’s a specifications-based comparison between these two vehicles.
January 18, 2017 – Tata Hexa, the much-awaited 7-seater SUV from the Pune-based carmaker, has been introduced in India. Priced between Rs 11.99 lakh – Rs 17.49 lakh (ex, Delhi), the Hexa is Tata’s answer to the premium offerings in the UV segment including Mahindra XUV500 and Toyota Innova Crysta. But considering that Hexa is slotted in the SUV segment, it goes squarely against Mahindra XUV500.
The SUV segment in India is currently the highly contested space with a slew of models in the pipeline. Tata Motors, too, has joined the bandwagon with the Hexa. Here, we bring you a spec-based comparison between Tata Hexa and its arch Mahindra XUV500. Take a look at what these muscular beasts have on offer.
The Hexa is the second Tata product based on the IMPACT design philosophy, first was the Tiago. The new Tata SUV sits on the Aria’s platform, and looks quite premium and aggressive. Having gone wrong with Aria’s pricing, Tata has priced the Hexa quite competitively.
Prices of Tata’s new start from Rs 11.99 lakh for the base XE variant and the fully loaded range topping XT 4×4 variant is priced at Rs 17.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This makes the Tata Hexa more affordable than Mahindra XUV500, which costs between Rs 12.46 lakh to Rs 17.57 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Hexa SUV comes with two diesel engine options – a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder VARICOR 400 and a 2.2-litre VARICOR 320. The entry level XE variant comes equipped with the 2.2 litre VARICOR 320 motor churning out 148bhp at 4,000rpm and 320Nm between 1,700 to 2,700rpm. As we go up in the carline, the XM and XT trims are packed with the 2.2 litre VARICOR 400 unit producing power worth 154.2bhp at 4,000rpm and 400Nm of torque between 1,700 to 2,700rpm. The SUV has been made available with three transmission options-the 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. Additionally, it also gets a 4X4 drivetrain along with the standard 4×2 drive system.
The Mahindra XUV500 shares the 2.2 litre mHawk diesel engine with the Scoprio. In terms of power, the engine is quite efficient, making 140bhp of power at 3,750rpm and 330Nm of torque at 2,800rpm. Other than the 2.2 litre unit, the SUV is also available with the 1997cc, mHawk powertrain currently being retailed in Delhi and NCR. There are two transmissions on offer – a 6-speed automatic and 6-speed automatic. Besides, it comes with two-wheel and four-wheel drivetrain options.
Powered by the 2.2 litre VARICOR 400 and 320 engines, Tata Hexa gives an impressive fuel economy. The SUV returns a mileage around 13kmpl – 14kmpl in city, and over 17.5kmpl on freeways.
The boastful dimensions testify to the muscular built of the new Tata Hexa. The overall length of Hexa is measured at 4,780mm as opposed to XUV500’s 4,585mm. There is a slight difference in the width with Hexa gauging 1,895mm and XUV500 at 1,890mm. This makes the new Tata SUV longer and wider than the Mahindra XUV500. Similarly, there is an insignificant difference of 5mm in the height of both the SUVs with Hexa taking the lead. Yet another important aspect is the wheelbase, where Hexa drives past XUV500 by 150mm.
Feature-wise, Tata Hexa is a rich car, packed with a bunch of in-cabin and safety equipment. For the comfort of occupants, the top-spec Hexa variant offers captain seats with arm rests, touchscreen display with arm rests, instrument panel with multi-information display, touchscreen display for infotainment system and park assist with navigation. In addition to aforementioned features, it is also equipped with ambient LED mood lighting, leather seats and automatic climate control. On the safety front, Hexa gets dual airbags and ABS with EBD.
Mahindra’s premium SUV was one of the first models in its space to equip advanced tech missing in rivals. Having undergone revisions and facelifts since its launch, the SUV received additional kit. The top-spec variant in the carline benefits from advanced features such as a sunroof, electrically adjustable driver seat, push button start and a reverse parking camera. There is a dashboard integrated 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity. Talking about the safety features, XUV500 gets all primary equipment including six airbags, ESP with rollover mitigation system, hill decent and hold function, ABS with EBD etc.
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