Hyundai Tucson vs Mahindra XUV700 AX7L Compared

1
Hyundai Tucson vs Mahindra XUV700 AX7L

Sports Utility Vehicles, the best-selling vehicle segment after hatchbacks. Hence carmakers in India are investing in the research and development of SUVs. In addition, companies are also launching new products. Among the new vehicle launches, are the Hyundai Tucson. But there already was a rival, the Mahindra XUV700. But if you are in the market for an SUV, and are ready to spend around Rs. 30 Lakh, these two are the ones to consider. But among the two, which one should you go for? Let’s have a look.

Mahindra XUV700 Vs Hyundai Tucson | Dimensions

2021 Mahindra XUV700

The looks of a vehicle are subjective and it depends on the person which vehicle they are more attracted to. But then, for us, we like the Hyundai Tuscon over the Mahindra XUV700. Nevertheless, the major difference between both vehicles is the dimensions.

Dimensions

Mahindra XUV700 Hyundai Tucson
Length (mm) 4695 4630
Width (mm) 1890 1865
Height (mm) 1755 1665
Wheelbase (mm) 2750 2755
Ground Clearance (mm) 200 180

Well, as the XUV700 is also available with a 7-seater iteration, it is longer, wider and higher. Although XUV700 also comes as a 5-seater version, it will of course have more space on the inside. That said, the Hyundai Tucson only comes with a 5-seater configuration.

2022 Hyundai Tucson

Mahindra XUV700 VS Hyundai Tucson | Features

Cars that cost Rs. 30 Lakhs or around that, often are packed with features to the brim. And this is exactly the case with both cars. Mahindra XUV700 and Hyundai Tucson are among the most feature-rich vehicles in their category. From ADAS features to an LCD instrument cluster, both have them all. But let’s look at the feature comparison in Detail.

2022 Hyundai Tucson

Also, do remember that direct comparison to Mahindra XUV700 AX7L is the Hyundai Tucson’s most affordable variant, Platinum. However, we also have compared the car’s top-end, signature trim.

Features

Vehicle Mahindra XUV700 Hyundai Tucson
Variant AX7 L Platinum Signature
Dual Zone Climate Control
Inner Rear View Mirror (IRVM) Manual / Day and Night Auto Dimming Auto Dimming
Cruise Control Adaptive Conventional Adaptive
Alexa Compatibility
Electronic Driver Seat Adjustment 8 Way Adjustment 10 Way Adjustment 10 Way Adjustment
Seat Upholstery Letherette Leather Leather
Ventilated / Heated Front Seats
Instrument Cluster All Digital (LCD) All Digital (LCD) All Digital (LCD)
Infotainment System 10.25 inches 10.25 inches 10.25 inches
No. of Speakers 12 8 8
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Wireless Wired Wired

Well, there are some things that are a part of the Mahindra XUV700 and there are some that are only available in the top-end trim of the Hyundai Tucson. However, these were the creature comforting features. Let’s look at the differences in vehicle safety features.

Mahindra XUV700 Interior

Safety Features

Vehicle Mahindra XUV700 Hyundai Tucson
Variant AX7 Luxury Platinum Signature
Lane Departure Warning
Forward Collision Warning
Automatic Emergency Braking
High Beam Assist
Blind Spot Detection
Rear Cross-Traffic Assist
Tyre Pressure Monitoring
Brake Assist
Hill Hold Control
Hill Descent Control
Parking Sensors Rear Front and Rear Front and Rear
Crash Test Rating (GNCAP) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Not Tested Not Tested

For the price, clearly, Mahindra XUV700 is giving the Hyundai Tucson a run for the money. What seals the competition is the 5-star Global NCAP crash test rating. Although GNCAP has not tested the Hyundai, Tucson scored 0 Stars in Latin NCAP. That is something that should not be considered, however, it’s worth mentioning.

Interesting Read: Kia Carens Vs XL6 Comparison: Prestige Vs Zeta | Carens Better?

Now, let’s move to the exciting bit, the powertrain and transmission.

Mahindra XUV700 VS Hyundai Tucson | Engine and Transmission

Both the SUVs in comparison come with an option of two fuels to choose from, petrol and diesel. Hence to be fair, we are comparing apples with apples and oranges with oranges.

Engine And Tranmission

Vehicle Mahindra XUV700
Hyundai Tucson
Fuel Type Petrol Diesel Petrol Diesel
Engine 2.0-Litre Turbo Petrol 2.2-Litre Turbo Diesel 2.0-Litre Petrol 2.0-Litre CRDi
Power 197 bhp @ 5000 rpm 182 bhp @ 3500 rpm 154 bhp @ 6200 rpm 184 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Torque 380 Nm @ 1750 rpm 450 Nm @ 1750 rpm 192 Nm @ 4500 rpm 450 Nm @ 1750 rpm
Drivetrain FWD AWD/FWD FWD AWD/FWD
Transmission 6-Speed MT / 6-Speed AT 6-Speed MT / 6-Speed AT 6-Speed AT 8-Speed AT
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 60 54 54

Clearly, it is the Mahindra XUV700 that has an upper hand when it comes to the engine. However, talking about the diesel engine, both are almost neck and neck. The Hyundai takes away in terms of power and Mahindra XUV700 comes back at the Hyundai with better torque figures. But Mahindra just smashes the figures as the XUV700 gets a turbo petrol engine whereas Hyundai sticks to a naturally aspirated petrol.

Interesting Comparo! Grand Vitara VS Creta | Should Hyundai Be Scared?

Which one to choose?

Hyundai Tucson vs Mahindra XUV700

Well, both cars are good in their own specific way. But if the budget is a concern clearly Mahindra pose a better value proposition. If it is reliability that you are after and want the Hyundai trademark CRDi diesel, Tuscon at the price is a good buy.

Also Read: Mahindra XUV700 Electric | A Better Version?

In the end, it all comes down to the fact that the top-end trim for the Hyundai Tucson is nearly Rs. 10 Lakhs more expensive (on-road). That said, there are the prices of the Mahindra XUV700 and Hyundai Tucson.

Prices

Mahindra XUV700 AX7 AT Luxury (Petrol) AX7 AT Luxury (Diesel) AX7 AT Luxury AWD
Price in ex-Showroom Rs. 23.10 Lakh Rs. 23.70 Lakh Rs. 24.95 Lakh
Hyundai Tucson Platinum 2.0 AT
(Petrol)
Signature 2.0 Signature 2.0 4WD
Price in ex-Showroom Rs. 30.32 Lakh Rs. 33.02 Lakh Rs. 34.39 Lakh

Let us know in the comment section below which car will you pick. Also, which of the two seems more sensible to buy?

Interesting Read: Tata Altroz vs Hyundai i20 | The Premium Hatch Battle