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Overall rating: 3.5 Reviewed By: Kavitha on 21 January 2020
It was 4 years I bought my xuv500 W6 I had to change my door lock system AC evaporator coil engine radiator fan and few other spares My car went only 50000 kms I am really fed up of regular complaints I sincerely do not recommend this car for any one  Read More »

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Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015) Overview

Mahindra & Mahindra took a quantum leap in terms of designing when they decided to bring in a new SUV in the market. As Maruti is to hatchbacks in the Indian market, Mahindra’s name is synonymous with utility vehicles here. The SUV leader this time decided that it wanted to bring in a vehicle that is built in-house but would be a global product to capture the roads of India as well as international highways.
Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015) Overview
The company took years to style and design, and this cheetah inspired SUV used to be known as W201s in the inner circle. Launched in the year 2011, Mahindra XUV 500 put a stop to the whole hullabaloo going around in the world over the Mahindra’s new game changer. The expectations were riding, as Mahindra XUV 500 was out on battle against legendary Jeep, and having seen the growth and potential of the SUV market, many international players were likely to be a part of the game. The rugged, nimble stance of the XUV 500 came strongly to the mind and carved its places in the mind of the SUV’s fan. In fact, a huge fan base of entry level sedan shifted to SUV with the launch of Mahindra’s new Indian-built SUV. Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015) Overview
Named Mahindra XUV five-double-ooh, which symbolizes the nimbleness and agility is ready to pounce on the competition to make the position of the Indian auto major stronger in the market.

Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015) Exterior

Mahindra set a benchmark in terms of designing and impressed not just the Indian auto majors fan but also the rivals. Inspired by the wild and untamed, ‘Cheetah’ the monocoque body work with peels under the projector headlights supporting the LED daytime running lights can awe-inspire the big names like Skoda Yeti and Renault Duster. The menacing looking grille, large bumpers with streaked air-dams and fog-lamps set XUV 500 apart from the usual layouts of SUV’s.
Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015) Exterior
The sides profiling clearly throws focus on the bulging wheel arches, character crease at the waistline and door sill level imparting a sturdy stance to this utility vehicle. The rear end was of this SUV is predominantly owned by the rear lights, with Mahindra insignia finding its place in the center. The reflectors have also made it onboard with style and the large tail gate unveils a large boot space. Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015) Exterior
Extremely generous wheelbase of 2700mm offers a great torsional loads and this does not slogs down the speed of the vehicle, all thanks to the monocoque body frame. This time, the Indian auto major went to play a few notches higher by bringing in this clean, sharp edged SUV on the table, which puts many of the big game changers in the segment to shame.

Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015) Interior

The ingress and egress from Mahindra XUV 500 is easy, the doors open wide lead to a comfy cabin. A perfect blend of both traditional and modern, the typical Mahindra engineering feel oozes from all over the cabin area. The large driving wheel, detailed dish dials, the V-shaped central cluster with a touchscreen on top and plenty of storage room. The seating is comfortable and lumbar support is good in all the three rows making it comfortable for the passengers to comfortably spend long hours in Mahindra XUV 500. The central console being flat does not eat up the space of the middle row passengers and three can sit abreast however, the third row travelers feel a little discomfort because the second row is mounted on rails which makes it impossible to slide it in to make more room. Notably, if all the seven passengers occupy the SUV, there is no room for luggage.
Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015) Interior
Attention on the detailing has been paid a little heed and the look and feel of plastics in XUV500 is not at par which some joints and shutlines being all too visible and buttons offering a poor made feel. However, what Mahindra lacked in terms of detailing has been covered up extremely well when it comes to features. Mahindra XUV 500 offers a plethora of features that makes the world go gaga over it. Features like voice command system for the audio, reverse parking sensors, air-con vents for the three rows, Bluetooth connectivity and a touch-screen system with satellite navigation (voice guidance available in eight regional languages). The audio controls are steering mounted and the central cluster has also been fraught up with GPS data, AUV/USB settings and enhanced DVD player. Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015) Interior
The voice activation system also comes with handy-tyre pressure sensor for the top end variant and from the steering itself you can manage the rain-sensing wipers, light-sensing headlights, cruise control and parking sensors. With all such features packed in XUV500, the Cheetah inspired SUV is out on the pursue for not just the usual prey but for a whole lot more.

Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015) Engine & Transmission

The mighty and powerful 2.2L mHawk engine that XUV500 runs on has been descended from the high and mighty Mahindra Scorpio. Matched with an power-packed six-speed synchromesh manual transmission gearbox and dual mass flywheel that reduces the rattling at low speed. With a power output of 140bhp and 330Nm torque between1600-2800rpm, Mahindra XUV 500 cruises smoothly. The sprint capacity of this cheetah inspired SUV is 12.34 seconds to reach 100kmph.
Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015) Engine & Transmission

Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015) Mileage

The mileage figure of Mahindra XUV 500 speaks volume about the 2.2L mHawk engine matched to the six-speed manual transmission gearbox. Smooth sailing on the city roads and taming the wild with ease, XUV 500 scores 10.2kmpl in the city and 14.3kmpl on the highway. Thanks to the low kerb-weight and clever engine tuning along with transverse placement of the engine to drive the front wheels via a transaxle, Mahindra XUV 500 has become the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its class.

Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015) Braking and Safety

Gaining power from the mighty mHawk engine, Mahindra XUV 500 stretches to a speed which needs a robust braking mechanism to put to a halt, the Indian auto major’s has fitted it with disc brakes to control the speed on all wheels. ABS and EBD are standard from the base model to the high-end variant. The McPherson and Multilink type with anti-roll bar control the front and rear axle gives the passengers great comfort and lessens the roll of the SUV on high speeds.
Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015) Braking and Safety
Dual airbags, side & curtain airbags along with side impact beams are available to ensure that the passengers have the minimum impact in case of collusion. Digital immobilizer protects XUV 500 against theft giving the owners a peaceful sleep.

Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015) Performance and Handling

Sporting a monocoque body, Mahindra XUV 500 doesn’t feel like an old school utility vehicle. Taking a significant step higher in terms of technology, Mahindra XUV 500 rides good on low speed although it rattles a bit when it comes to sharper bumps. Sporting tubeless tyre Mahindra XUV 500 can handle any terrain. Features like hill hold and descent control, crumple zones for crash protection and digital immobilizer makes Mahindra XUV 500 handling no uphill task. The XUV 500 feature list is also fraught up with Intellipark (Reverse Parking Assist System) that lets you park this heavy vehicle with ease, static-bending projector headlamps that automatically turns sensing darkness, LED parking lamps and electric ORVMs with integrated turn indicators and puddle lamps. The feature list does not end here, it also includes Smart Rain & Light sensors; Tyretronics (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) and internal rear view mirror.

What do we think about Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015)?

To manufacture Mahindra XUV 500, the Indian auto major has left no stone unturned. This call of the wild appeases the thirst of a lot of Indian audience who were looking forward for an aggressive style SUV with power packed performance and superb mileage; no doubt, mHawk engine fulfills all. Being feature enriched Mahindra XUV rides high with hog on design and style, engineering excellence, monocoque construction, top notch packaging to woo the buyers across all segments and lifestyles.

Mahindra XUV500 (2011-2015) Competitors

The competition in the SUV segment has become cut-throat and Mahindra XUV 500 has some real tough competitors to deal with. Compact SUV’s like Ford Ecosport and Renault Duster have changed the game for both its manufacturers Nissan has also launched Terrano which is essentially Renault Duster under the skin. Mahindra XUV 500 competition list also includes Tata Safari, Force One.

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