Last month, Mahindra debuted the XUV700 in India, and the company has now revealed prices for some of the five-seater model’s variations. But yesterday, the Indian SUV manufacturer revealed the prices and booking information for the XUV700 seven-seater variant. The SUV will be available for booking on October 7th, with deliveries expected to begin in November.
The XUV700 is the newest addition to the seven-seater SUV sector, which has grown in popularity in India. We already know that it is jam-packed with features and comes with two strong engines to choose from. Is this, however, enough to make life difficult for rivals such as the Hyundai Alcazar, which is now one of the most popular seven-seater alternatives in its segment? Let’s see how similar the Mahindra XUV700 and the Hyundai Alcazar are in terms of room, features, performance, and price in India.
XUV700 vs Alcazar: Which one has the most space?
The XUV700 has a wheelbase of 2,750 mm and measures 4,695 mm long, 1,890 mm wide, and 1,755 mm tall. The Hyundai Alcazar, in comparison, is 4,500 mm long, 1,790 mm wide, 1,675 mm in height, and has a 2,760 mm wheelbase.[table id=95 /]
The XUV700 is longer, broader, and higher than the Alcazar, according to these measurements. The latter, on the other hand, has a larger wheelbase, which usually translates to additional space for the passengers.
Mahindra hasn’t published the XUV700’s boot size yet, but we expect it to be less than Alcazar’s segment-leading 180-litre boot space with all three rows up.
Which of the two has the most features?
The XUV700 is Mahindra’s most feature-packed SUV to date. It has a 10.25-inch touchscreen with Adrenox suite for connected features, Amazon Alexa compatibility, 10.25-inch fully digital instrument cluster, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, rear AC vents, panoramic sunroof, cruise control, electronically operated flush door handles, automatic headlamps with the auto booster, Sony 3D sound system, wireless charging pad, and a powered driver seat that slides back for ease of access (diesel only).
The Hyundai Alcazar features a 10.25-inch touchscreen system with Bluelink suite, panoramic sunroof, wireless charger for first and second row, TFT instrument panel with blind-spot view, automatic AC, BOSE sound system, ventilated front seats, low line tyre pressure monitoring system, multiple driving modes, multiple traction modes, rear window shade, and more.
This demonstrates that both SUVs are equipped with current technology, but the XUV700 has certain unique features that the Alcazar lacks. The Alcazar, on the other hand, offers ventilated front seats, which many people will like.
XUV700 vs Alcazar: Which one has the most safeguards?
The XUV700 has a distinct advantage over the Alcazar in this area. Seven airbags, ABS, EBD, dynamic stability control, reversing camera, 360-degree surround view, personalized safety alerts, and a slew of advanced driver assistance systems, including adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, forward-collision warning, lane keep assist, and driver drowsiness detection, are all standard.
Six airbags, ABS, EBD, reverse parking sensors, vehicle stability management, electronic stability control, front parking sensors, 360-degree surround vision, and three traction modes are among the Hyundai Alcazar’s safety features.
XUV700 vs Alcazar: Which is the more powerful of the two?
A 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine and a 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine are available in the Mahindra XUV700. The petrol engine produces 198 horsepower and 380 Nm, while the diesel engine comes in two tunes: 153 bhp with 360 Nm and 182 bhp with 450 Nm. Both engines are available with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The XUV700 diesel automatic, on the other hand, can be equipped with an all-wheel-drive system.
The Alcazar, on the other hand, has a choice of two engines: a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine. The gasoline engine produces 157 horsepower and 191 Nm, while the diesel engine produces 113 bhp and 250 Nm. A six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission is available with both engines.[table id=96 /]
These numbers show that the Mahindra XUV700 is substantially more powerful than the Hyundai Alcazar, particularly in terms of towing capacity (torque). Customers seeking for a three-row SUV that can handle rough terrains will appreciate the option of an AWD powertrain on the XUV700.
The price of the Mahindra XUV700 seven-seater model in India starts at Rs. 15.59 lakh for the petrol variant and rises to Rs. 20.09 lakh for the diesel option. The pricing of a Mahindra XUV700 seven-seater diesel ranges from Rs. 15.19 lakh to Rs. 21.59 lakh. The price of a Hyundai Alcazar petrol in India starts at 16.3 lakh and rises to 20 lakh, while the price of a Hyundai Alcazar diesel in India ranges from 16.53 lakh to 20.15 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom in Delhi.[table id=97 /]
According to these numbers, the Mahindra XUV700 base model is less expensive than the Alcazar entry-level model, while the XUV700 top model is just moderately more expensive than the Alcazar top model. Therefore we lean towards the XUV700 over the Alcazar. Let us know what you think of this comparison!
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