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Buy the diesel XUV or opt for a better petrol 7-seater

Verdict – The Mahindra XUV500 doesn’t offer anything worthwhile over its diesel counterpart. It offers better refinement at the cost of fuel efficiency. We’d recommend the XUV petrol to only those people who really want a petrol SUV and don’t mind the loss of features as well as the low fuel efficiency. Otherwise, we whole heartedly recommend the diesel variant of this car because it just makes more sense thanks to all the variants that it comes with, better fuel efficiency and better features. Moreover, the G AT trim costs almost similar to the W9 MT trim and we think the latter is a better buy.

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The petrol and diesel engines share the same block

What’s Cool

* Good looks bundled with road presence
* 6-speed AT is a good slushbox
* Engine refinement

What’s Not So Cool

* Bouncy ride
* Only 1 variant offered which skips many features
* Fuel efficiency is low

Alternatives: Honda BR-V, Jeep Compass, Renault Captur

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Will you buy a petrol-powered XUV500?

Further Reading

Mahindra XUV500 Petrol Video Review
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Review
2018 Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Video Review
2018 Mahindra XUV500 vs Hyundai Creta – Video Shootout
Mahindra XUV500 Pros & Cons – Video In Hindi

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