Mahindra XUV500 vs Tata Safari Storme vs Force One: Tech Spec Comparison

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Planning to indulge in some adventure this monsoon? What can be a better companion to tackle the muddy terrain and explore the roads less traveled than a full-fledged SUV. Mahindra & Mahindra recently introduced the new XUV500 facelift while Tata Motors updated its Safari Storme. Both SUVs have their own fan following but which one outperforms the other in terms of specs and features? How do the numbers of both the SUVs stack up against each other? We compare the technical specifications of the new Mahindra XUV500 against the Tata Safari Storme and add the Force One for variation to find out which SUV is better (on paper) than the other.

2015 Tata Safari Storme 11

Here are the technical specifications:

ModelMahindra XUV500Tata Safari StormeForce One
Engine
Type and Cubic Capacity2179cc mHawk 140 Diesel Engine, 5th Generation Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT)2179cc 16 Valve DOHC VTT VariCOR, (Variable Turbine Technology)(32 Bit Electronically Controlled) (Direct Engine Common Rail)2149 4 Cylinder, DOHC, 16 Valve, Turbo Charged Intercooler Common Rail Engine
Power (PS @ rpm)142 @ 3750150 @ 4000141 @ 3800
Torque (Nm @ rpm)330 @ 1600-2800320 @ 1700-2700321 @ 1600-2400
Dimensions
Overall Length (mm)458546554860
Overall Width (mm)189019651780
Overall Height (mm)178519221885-1935
Wheelbase (mm)270026503025
Ground Clearance (mm)200

160 (with stone guard)

200205
Turning Radius (meter)5.65.46
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litre)706370
Gross weight (kg)2510 2505-2650 2510
Price
Ex-Showroom Delhi (Lakh) Rs 11.21-15.99 Rs 10.41-14.41 Rs 9.59-14.81

Mahindra XUV500 - 3

All the SUVs in this tech spec comparison receive near identical engine displacement but the new Tata Safari Storme has a slight edge over its competitors with total power output of 150 PS. The new Mahindra XUV500, on the other hand, marginally outruns the Force One to grab the second spot with rated power output figure of 142 PS. The Force One finishes third with 141 PS of power. Torque wise though, the new XUV500 churns out 330 Nm of torque, highest among the three, whereas the Force One and Tata Safari Storme deliver 321 Nm and 320 Nm respectively. All three SUVs are available in 4×2 and 4×4 variants.

force-motors-one-4x4

The fuel tank capacity too is nearly identical. Both Mahindra XUV500 and Force One are equipped with a 70 litre fuel tank where as the new Tata Safari Storme trails marginally at 63 litre. Pricing is a crucial factor for this segment of SUVs and it is the Force One that undercuts the Mahindra and the Tata with prices starting from 9.59 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Tata Safari Storme comes at a starting price of Rs 10.41 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) while the new Mahindra XUV500 is the costliest with prices starting from Rs 11.21 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

You can compare the features of the three SUVs variant-wise by having a look at their brochures provided below (click to expand)

Tata Safari Storme – Brochure
Mahindra XUV500 e-brochure
Force One Brochure

So which SUV will accompany you to explore the wilderness this monsoon and years to come? Share your views with us through the comments section below.

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  • You seem to be a die-hard fan of the Safari. Good to hear from your… Cheers

  • jie says:

    For the monsoons 🙂
    if in the wilderness ( tata storme )
    if in the metropois ( both xuv 500 and the storme )

  • jie says:

    I personally think Storme is without a doubt, a strong offroader, because it is built on body on ladder chassis. But no 3rd front facing seats are a let down. No reverse camera and touch screen is also very saddening. Automatic is coming soon in 4×4. I’m sure, they WON’T offer touchscreen and reverse camera even on this. (Storme loses here).

    The strong point about the Storme is the body. In the event of an accident, chances of surviving in the Storme are very high compared to XUV500 which is a monocoque construction. But for those who want features like reversing camera and touch screen and don’t fear accidents, don’t mind dying in a crash, then the XUV has it all.

    Force (can’t compare here, ummm Gurkha category)

  • VT says:

    Please start giving some qualitative comparisons rather than just reading out the figures. It would help in the buying decision. Thnx in advance

  • To dodge extra cost attracted by a tax that applies on SUVs with more than 170mm of ground clearance, Mahindra has installed a “Stone Guard”. Authorities calculate the lowest point of the car to the road to determine the ground clearance. This stone guard reduces the ground clearance to 160mm. Thank you for pointing that out.

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