Mahindra XUV 3XO vs Rivals: Fuel Efficiency Comparison

Mahindra has introduced the XUV 3XO (XUV300 facelift) to the Indian market, priced between Rs 7.49 lakh and Rs 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom). This refreshed iteration of the XUV300 comes with updated design elements, a plethora of new features, enhanced safety technology, and the inclusion of a new transmission option.

Engine Options and Fuel Efficiency

The XUV 3XO offers three engine choices: a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol, a 1.2-litre direct-injection turbo-petrol, and a 1.5-litre diesel. Let’s delve into how the fuel efficiency of the new Mahindra XUV 3XO compares to its rivals across various powertrain options.

Powertrain XUV 3XO Nexon Sonet Venue Brezza
Petrol MT 18.89kpl (111hp)/20.1kpl 17.44kpl 18.83kpl (NA)/18.7kpl 17.52kpl (NA)/18.27kpl 17.38kpl
Petrol AT 17.96kpl (111hp)/18.2kpl 17.18kpl (AMT)/17.01kpl (DCT) 19.2kpl (turbo) 18.15kpl (turbo) 19.80kpl
Diesel MT 20.6kpl 23.23kpl 22.3kpl (iMT) 23.7kpl
Diesel AT 21.2kpl 24.08kpl 18.6kpl NA

XUV 3XO vs Direct Competitors

The Mahindra XUV 3XO’s 1.5-litre diesel engine stands out as its most fuel-efficient option, boasting an ARAI-certified mileage of 21.2kpl with the AMT gearbox and 20.06kpl with manual transmission. However, Tata Nexon’s 1.5-litre diesel AT surpasses all others with an impressive fuel efficiency figure of 24.08kpl, making it the most economical SUV in this comparison.

Notable Contenders

  • Maruti Suzuki Fronx: The Fronx claims the highest mileage among petrol compact SUVs, achieving 22.89kpl.
  • Toyota Taisor: Derived from the Fronx, the Taisor features a slightly lower fuel efficiency of 22.8kpl for its 1.2-litre NA petrol engine with the manual gearbox, pending ARAI certification.
  • CNG Options: Currently, the Taisor, Fronx, and Brezza are the only SUVs in this comparison offering a factory-fitted CNG kit, providing additional fuel efficiency options for environmentally conscious consumers.

In conclusion, while the XUV 3XO offers competitive fuel efficiency across its range of powertrains, direct rivals such as the Tata Nexon and Maruti Suzuki Fronx present formidable competition with superior mileage figures in specific configurations.

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