Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton versus Mahindra XUV500 Comparison | Car Comparisons

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Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton versus Mahindra XUV500

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Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton is a very good sports utility vehicle and the first vehicle from the joint venture between Mahindra India and Ssangyong. It has very good features and brings excellent performance. We compare it with one of the best selling SUVs in the country, also from the stable of Mahindra, the XUV500.

So, keep reading this car comparison to know how the new Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton fares against the Mahindra XUV500.

The Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton is a well designed SUV with excellent styling. It has large sweptback headlamps and sporty bumper with trendy fog lamps and integrated styling. It has chromed bumper with sporty front grille.

It has flared wheel arches and sporty alloy wheels shod with large tyres. It has a well designed rear section which is proportionate to the front and has excellent build and paint quality.

Mahindra XUV500 has very good exterior features and brings excellent styling elements with its sharply designed and chiseled design. It has a contemporary exterior design elements and an aggressively styled front end. It has a wide stance and looks intimidating when looked at from the front.

It has excellent build quality, fit and finish levels while the paint quality of the XUV500 matches up to the rivals in the segment.

Looks overall – Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton – 8/10

Interiors – design, space and features:

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton has excellent interiors and brings features such as four spoke leather wrapped steering wheels with audio and gearbox controls. It has a powerful audio system with CD/MP3/USB functions and powerful speakers. It has automatic climate control and powerful air conditioner.

The cabin area is spacious and it also brings a boot space of 475 liters to storage your luggage.

Mahindra XUV500 has excellent interior features and brings many exciting features such as comfortable seats which are adjustable. It has a spacious cabin area with excellent legroom and headroom. It has ample space in the boot which can be expanded by folding the rear seats. It has voice guided GPS navigation and cruise controls.

It has steering mounted audio controls for its powerful music player and powerful air con with auto climate control.

Interiors overall – Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton – 8.5 /10

Interiors overall – Mahindra XUV500 – 8.5/10

Engine – performance, power, torque, fuel economy, smoothness:

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton comes with a powerful 2.7-litre, DOHC turbo-diesel engine with the option of five-speed manual and five-speed auto transmissions. In the manual transmission mode it makes 162bhp and 34.7kgm of power and torque. In the automatic mode it makes a substantial 184bhp and 41kgm of torque.

It has been rated by ARAI to deliver 11.18 kmpl of fuel efficiency. It is however not as fuel efficient as its rivals in the segment.

Mahindra has done a fantastic job with the engine on the Mahindra XUV500. It sports a 2.2 liter M-Hawk direct injection diesel engine and comes with Mahindra’s 5 th generation variable geometry turbocharger and therefore develops 140 BHP at 3750 RPM and 330 NM of torque at 2800 RPM. It has a maximum fuel efficiency of 15.1 kmpl as rated by ARAI.

It has low NVH levels which ensure a smooth drive at varying speeds.

Engine overall – Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton – 8/10

Engine overall – Mahindra XUV500 – 8.5/10

Suspension – Ride, comfort and handling:

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton has a softly tuned suspension which absorbs all the bumps and undulations on the roads and provides you with a very comfortable driving experience. It is however a tad too soft to ensure any confidence inspiring, sporty driving sessions. It has a responsive steering which is easy to turn and the brakes are powerful with ABS + EBD and ESP to ensure total control to the driver under varying road conditions and speeds.

Mahindra has done a very good job tuning the suspension setup on the Mahindra XUV500 and given it an excellent handling dynamics. It has very good road grip and excellent highway manners. It provides excellent feedback from its responsive hydraulic steering unit which is easy to turn.

It has powerful brakes with ABS + EBD which ensure quick stopping power is always available to the driver.

Suspension overall – Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton – 8/10

Suspension overall – Mahindra XUV500 – 8.5/10

Value for money – sticker price, standard features:

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton has been priced from ex-showroom New Delhi price of 18.50 lakhs for the Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton RX5 and the Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton RX7 has been priced from 20.69 lakhs. The pricing is quite good for a new entrant in the entry level luxury segment with plenty of new features and excellent styling.

Mahindra XUV500 is priced from (ex-showroom Delhi) 11.79 lakhs for the base variant Mahindra XUV500 W6 2D and the middle variant is priced at 13.20 lakhs for the Mahindra XUV500 W8 2WD and the top variant Mahindra XUV500 W8 4WD is priced at 14.27 lakhs. The pricing given the features make it a very good value for money SUV.

Value for money overall – Mahindra XUV500 – 8.5/10

Value for money overall – Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton – 8/10

Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton is an excellent vehicle at its current pricing. The joint venture between two companies has resulted in a very good product for the Indian car market. Mahindra has excellent service backup in the country and this new sports utility vehicle will go a long way in improving sales for both the companies.

The XUV500 is an excellent car in the premium segment and very good value for money and another great choice in the segment.

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