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.
Here are the technical specifications:
|Model||Mahindra XUV500||Tata Safari Storme||Force One|
|Type and Cubic Capacity||2179cc 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 @ 3750||150 @ 4000||141 @ 3800|
|Torque (Nm @ rpm)||330 @ 1600-2800||320 @ 1700-2700||321 @ 1600-2400|
|Overall Length (mm)||4585||4655||4860|
|Overall Width (mm)||1890||1965||1780|
|Overall Height (mm)||1785||1922||1885-1935|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||200|
160 (with stone guard)
|Turning Radius (meter)||5.6||5.4||6|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litre)||70||63||70|
|Gross weight (kg)||2510||2505-2650||2510|
|Ex-Showroom Delhi (Lakh)||Rs 11.21-15.99||Rs 10.41-14.41||Rs 9.59-14.81|
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.
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)
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.