The Mahindra XUV5OO is a luxury SUV offered by the Indian carmaker. It has the option of two diesel engines, a 1.99 litre mHawk and a 2.2 litre mHawk unit that generate the same power and torque of 140 hp and 320 Nm. These engines are mated to a 5 speed manual and have an option of a 6 speed automatic transmissions. It measures 4,585 mm in length, 1,890 mm in width and 1,785 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,700 mm. All variants of the Mahindra XUV5OO come with dual front airbags and ABS (Anti lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution). The higher variants also get side and curtain airbags, Electronic Stability Program with Rollover Mitigation, Hill Hold and Hill Descent Control.
Touchscreen infotainment system provides all necessary information and is easy to use
Standard ABS with EBD and dual front airbags adds to the safety quotient
Push button start/stop with keyless entry enhances convenience
The Mahindra XUV5OO is an SUV which measures 4,585 mm in length, 1,890 mm in width and 1,785 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,700 mm and a minimum turning radius of 5.6 metres. The higher W8 and W10 variants also get alloy wheels and puddle lamps. All trims come with follow me home headlamps as an added passive security measure. The Mahindra XUV5OO also has an electric sunroof on the W10 versions.
Feature list on the Mahindra XUV5OO is long and the SUV comes a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity. The base W4 variant is the only one which has a 6 inch audio system that has Bluetooth connectivity but does not come with navigation. The SUV also has steering mounted audio, cruise and voice command controls, which lets the driver interact with the smartphone without getting distracted. Only the top end W10 manual and automatic versions get a reverse parking camera, however, except the W4 variant, all others get reverse parking sensors. The higher trims also get push button start/stop along with keyless entry.
Powering the Mahindra XUV5OO are two diesel engine options, a 1.99 litre mHawk and a 2.2 litre mHawk. Power and torque generated by the mHawk engines is the same at 140 hp and 320 Nm. Both engines have been tuned for the best balance between performance and fuel efficiency and the Mahindra Scorpio has a reasonable torque band that makes it easy to drive on highways and the city.
There are two gearbox options on the Mahindra XUV5OO, a 6 speed manual and automatic. Both transmissions have been tuned for the right balance between performance and fuel efficiency. The W8 and W10 versions come with an all wheel drive system for off roading. This system, although a mechnically operated unit, can be toggled via a switch mounted on the centre console. The system is efficieny and has good capabilities.
In terms of safety, the Mahindra XUV5OO comes with dual front airbags and ABS (Anti lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) as standard across all variants. The higher variants of the SUV also get Hill Hold and Descent Control, side and curtain airbags and Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Rollover Mitigation.
The Mahindra XUV5OO has a certified fuel efficiency of 13.85 kmpl for the 1.99 litre mHawk diesel engine variants while the 2.2 litre mHawk diesel engine has a rated mileage of 16 kmpl. These figures are acceptable for a full sized SUV.