Mahindra XUV700 is one of the most feature loaded and advanced SUV from the Indian manufacturer till date. It received an overwhelming response from customers and the waiting period for the SUV were extremely long. Even now, there is a waiting period on certain variants of the Mahindra XUV700. Mahindra XUV700 grabbed buyers attention for its premium looks, premium cabin and several segment first features including ADAS. Competitive pricing was also a factor behind its success. It is available in MX and AX series. Here we have a video where AX5 and AX7 variants of Mahindra XUV700 are compared to see which one better value for the money.
The video has been uploaded by The Car Show on their YouTube channel. In this video vlogger compares the features on the AX5 and AX7 variant of Mahindra XUV700. Both the SUVs seen here are 7 seater variants. Vlogger starts with the exterior. The Black one seen here is the AX5 while the white one is the AX7 model. Both SUVs come with all LED headlamps, twin LED DRLs and LED turn indicators. The gloss back front grille with new Mahindra logo is common across all the variants. AX7 variant also misses out on the 360 degree camera as it is only available with the Luxury pack. The fog lamps are LED on both the variants.
Coming to the side profile, AX5 gets 17 inch dual-tone alloy wheels while the AX7 comes with 18 inch units. The ORVMs are electrically adjustable on both variants but, the electrically folding function is only available with AX7. Both SUVs get flush fitting door handles and the tail lamps are LED too. The AX7 gets a reverse parking camera but the AX5 varaint misses that. The AX7 also offers ADAS which the AX5 variant does not get. Two parking sensors on the rear bumper is a standard feature.
Both AX5 and AX7 come with a premium looking cabin. The AX7 variant offers ice grey coloured leather upholstery on seats, door and dashboard. The AX5 gets black coloured fabric seats and the ice grey colored panels are all plastic instead of leather. Both SUVs get twin 10:25 inch displays on dashboard and panoramic sunroof. AX5 variant misses out on features like push button start/stop, keyless entry, cruise control and so on. The AX7 variant offers all these features and also the ADAS. AX5 comes with manual AC control while the AX7 variant comes with dual-zone climate control and electrically adjustable driver seat with memory function.
Mahindra is offering 6 airbags with the AX7 variant while the AX5 variant only gets 2. Both the variants are available with petrol and diesel engine options and Mahindra is offering automatic and manual version too. The one seen here in the video is automatic. They are both diesel variants and they use 2.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates 185 Ps and 450 Nm of peak torque. Vlogger mentions that the ex-showroom price difference of both these SUVs is around Rs 2 lakh and if the buyer is looking for an SUV under Rs 20 lakh, ex-showroom, then AX5 is a good buy but if you are looking for a feature loaded SUV then AX7 makes more sense.