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Mahindra XUV 500 - Solid proof that VFM can be PREMIUM too!!

By Debanjan Chaudhuri on 09 December 2013

Car's Age: 6-12 months

Summary

Overall Rating 5
Exterior 5
Interior 5
Ride Quality 4
Maintenance 2000/ month
Mileage (city) 13 KMPL
Mileage (highway) 15 KMPL

Detailed Mahindra XUV500 Review

What's Good?

Mind blowing features, never seen before in a sub 20 Lakh SUV! In fact it is a cool 3.5 Lakhs less than that! The features that we found most awe-inspiring were: - 6 Airbags including curtain airbags - The multicolored infotainment system - Static bending headlamps - Never before seen ESP & Hill-hold features at this price range... - The mind-boggling acceleration in the 2nd & 3rd gears due to its 140PS engine - Its awesome handling and rollover mitigation which is surprisingly nimble in contrast to its grand demeanor

What can improve?

All said and done, there are small niggles here and there in M&Ms pre-ownership testing protocols I guess. - The infotainment system reboots sometimes - Handling can be better, especially in & out of potholes - Although the 1st & 2nd row seats have ample legroom, the 3rd row is cramped. A person of my dimensions (6ft+) would find it difficult to adjust in. It is ideal for kids though - Brakes are a bit spongy, especially at high speed deceleration

Exteriors (5/5)

5

Interiors (5/5)

5

Ride Quality (4/5)

4

Overall Comments

The best looking SUV at this price range. PERIOD.

Ultra-premium interiors, with never seen before features in this segment - like 6 reading lights, 6 airbags, multicolored infotainment system, etc.

Overall great ride quality. Leaps and leaps beyond any other vehicle M&Ms ever built till now. Hope they sort out the small niggles though.

Overall, a highly satisfactory purchase! I have become a hardcore M&M fan since being introduced to the XUV 500. Everything about it - right from its killer good looks, awesome power, and sturdy built quality ooze of assurance & reliability. M&Ms customer service levels have also improved dramatically, and all their personnel, right from their sales reps, to service guys have been very helpful & courteous. RISE with the XUV 500.

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