Mahindra XUV500, which is one of the most successful made-in-India SUV has been around for a long while in the market. Over the years, the Mahindra XUV500 remained at the top of the sales chart for a long period of time. The XUV500 remained the best-seller in the market. However, with the launch of vehicles like Tata Harrier and Jeep Compass in the Indian market, the XUV500 sales have been affected in recent times. There are a lot of Mahindra XUV500 available in the used car market. While the vehicle gets a lot of positives, a few things can turn sour for the owners. Here is a detailed view on buying a used Mahindra XUV500 from the point of the view of an owner who is currently using a used Mahindra XUV500. What should one keep in mind while buying a used XUV500? Here are all the points.
You can get one for less than Rs. 4 lakhs
Since the XUV500 has been around in the market for a long time now, there are quite a number of examples of the vehicle available in the used car market. The Mahindra XUV500 is not a very difficult vehicle to find in the used car market and one only needs to check the vehicle properly and verify the service records before buying. Here three good examples of the Mahindra XUV500 in the used car market. Example 1, Example 2, Example 3
But you have to do your homework before buying one!
Mahindra XUV500 has a lot of niggles in it like suspension and electronics. These problems occur over the time of ownership and once the vehicle is out of warranty, it can cost a lot. Mahindra XUV500 may burn a hole in your pocket once the manufacturer’s warranty is over. This is why one should always go for an XUV500, which is still under the warranty to be on the safer side.
Stay away from the first batch
Since the XUV500 is an all-new vehicle and was developed in-house by Mahindra, the first batch of the vehicle faced a lot of recurring issues. One of the most common niggles in the first batch of Mahindra XUV500 is Interactive Torque Management (ITM). This feature controls the amount of torque distributed in all the four wheels of the XUV500 and its failure can mean that the vehicle will not engage the AWD mode.
The Mahindra XUV500 is a large family vehicle that is designed to take on the long routes. However, the vehicle’s suspension system is not the best in the segment. The Mahindra XUV500 can be extremely uncomfortable, which can be extremely tiring for the passengers. The hard suspension set-up can affect the back of the passengers.
Last row space
If you are looking for a proper seven-seater vehicle that can be used for travelling long distances together, the XUV500 is not the vehicle to go for. The last row seats of the XUV500 is seriously cramped and it can be difficult for the adults to fit in there for long journeys.
Spacious front seats
The XUV500 has massive first and second-row seats. It can comfortably seat five occupants without any problem. The Mahindra XUV500 offers plenty of room in the second row which is very useful to stretch the legs during long journeys. With the last row seats folded down, the XUV500 can offer space to move homes!
The XUV500 comes powered by a 2.2-litre engine. While the latest-generation vehicle offers a maximum of 155 PS and 360 Nm of maximum torque, the older vehicles offered a maximum of 140 Bhp and 330 Nm, which is decent for the highways and the city traffic. The Mahindra XUV500 offers a good amount of mileage and the engine is quite reliable and does not break down easily.
Loaded with features
When the XUV500 launched in the Indian market, it became the most-loaded mass segment vehicle in the segment. Starting from projector lamps to features like six airbags, tyre pressure monitoring system, AWD, Mahindra Blue Sense, sunroof, ESP with rollover mitigation, all four disc brakes, leather seats, ambient lights, puddle lamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel and more features make the Mahindra XUV500 extremely plush and luxurious.