Mahindra launched the all-new XUV700 in the market and it received an overwhelming response from the customers. Bookings for Mahindra XUV700 had started across the country and within an hour it received over 25,000 bookings. Price for Mahindra XUV700 start at Rs 12.49 lakh, ex-showroom. The car has already started reaching the dealership and several videos have also started surfacing online. Here we have a video where Mahindra XUV700 and Tata Harrier are compared with each other.
The video has been uploaded by TechME VLogs on their YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger compares both Mahindra XUV700 and Tata Harrier on the basis of looks and features. In fact, Tata Harrier is placed a segment below XUV700. Tata Safari competes directly with Mahindra XUV700 in the segment.
Mahindra XUV700 is longer than Harrier as it offers three row seats. Harrier seen here is the Dark Edition and not the to-end variant. It misses out on some of the features. XUV700 gets 18 inch alloy wheels while Harrier comes with 17 inch black alloy wheels. XUV gets all LED headlamps with twin LED DRLs and dynamic LED turn indicator. The Harrier on the other end gets projector headlamps and dual purpose LED DRL.
Both SUVs are appealing in terms of looks. Mahindra XUV700 gets a lighter coloured premium looking interior with dual 10.25 inch screen on dashboard, electrically adjustable driver seat with memory function, dual zone climate control, flush fitting door handles, multi-function steering wheel and so on. Another feature in Mahindra XUV700 is the premium audio system from Sony. Tata Harrier comes with a JBL speaker system.
Vlogger mentions that the ORVMs on XUV700 do not fold automatically after locking the car but, they fold in Harrier. Harrier offers a bigger boot as it a 5 seater SUV. He then drives both the SUVs first, the XUV700. Vlogger is driving the automatic diesel variant. The SUV felt very smooth to drive and was easily maneuverable in city traffic conditions. The steering is light at slower speeds and weighs up as the speed rises.
When he came to Harrier manual, the car clutch on the SUV felt heavy and the steering also felt heavy. The gearshift quality on Harrier was smooth and so was the ride quality. Vlogger felt that Harrier was doing slightly better in tackling the rough roads when compared with XUV700.
Mahindra XUV700 is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version is powered by a 2.0 litre turbo engine that generates 200 Ps and 380 Nm of torque. It is available with both manual and automatic transmission. The diesel version is available in two states of tune. The 2.2 litre turbocharged diesel engine generats 155 Ps and 360 Nm of peak torque in lower trims and in higher trims, it generates 185 Ps and 420 Nm and 450 Nm peak torque in manual and automatic respectively. Harrier on the other hand is available with a diesel engine only. It uses a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine that generates 170 Ps and 350 Nm of peak torque. This engine is also available with manual and automatic transmission option.