Owner shares why he chose Mahindra XUV300 over Tata Nexon

Mahindra is one of the popular car manufacturer in the country. They specialise in making utility vehicles which is gaining popularity around the world. In India, sub-4 meter SUV segment is quite competitive and as a customer, one has many options to choose from. Almost every car manufacturer has at least one product in this segment. Mahindra has the XUV300 which got launched in the market couple of years ago. Mahindra XUV300 competes with cars like Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Brezza in the segment. Here we have a video where an XUV300 owner shares why he chose this SUV over Tata Nexon.

The video has been shared by Fuel Injected on their YouTube channel. Vlogger introduces the owner in this video and talks about what all things did he like about the XUV300 and why did he choose it over the Tata Nexon. The owner starts by saying that he already owns a Tata Harrier 140 Ps version. He has been familiar with Tata’s service and other things in the last couple of years.

When he decided to buy a second car after selling his i20, he wanted something like an SUV. He had Tata Nexon in his mind but, as he already had a Tata car in the house he kept that thought on hold. He started exploring other options and was not able to finalise on anything until he drove the XUV300. He was looking for a petrol SUV and the performance of Tata Nexon petrol was not up to the mark. He then gave XUV300 a try and was instantly blown away by the performance.

Owner shares why he chose Mahindra XUV300 over Tata Nexon

He found XUV300 to be a lot more spacious than many other SUVs and was also happy with the fit and finish. The petrol engine felt extremely refined and that along with the softer suspension and smooth gearshifts made him a fan of the SUV instantly. Other than this, his father always wanted a Mahindra XUV300 and that was one of the other reason why he finalised it.

The owner mentions that, it is not the most feature loaded SUV in the segment but, it offers decent number of them. There is touchscreen infotainment system with better touchscreen response than Tata vehicles and as this is the top-end W8(O) which offers leatherette upholstery, multi-function steering wheel, electric sunroof, automatic climate control, 7 airbags and many more safety features.

Another reason why the owner chose XUV300 was because of the safety. It is currently the safest sub-4 meter SUV in the segment. It has scored 5 star rating at Global NCAP crash test and it can scored more points for child safety than Tata Nexon. This makes XUV300 more safer than a Tata Nexon.

The owner does mention that there are some things that he felt could have been improved. For example the dashboard. It feels outdated when compared to others in the segment. It offers decent amount of space for rear passengers but, that has compromised the boot space on this SUV. Other than that the 1.2 litre turbo petrol engine generates 110 Ps and 220 Nm of torque and overall, the owner was pretty happy with the performance.

Ajeesh Kuttan

Ajeesh, started 6 years ago with as an eager journalist passionate about bikes. His skills now encompass both bikes and cars, producing timely news reports spanning the auto sector. Beyond writing, Ajeesh excels in video production. Together with Shantonil, he participates in first drives and test drives for new car launches. (Full bio)