Switching nisaan sunny to XUV 500 is an good idea?
By: choudhry on 9 march 2015
Hello Choudhry !!
Buying XUV 500 is a great option as a SUV for daily usage of 100kms and more. Being a SUV it has lot of advantages as compared to sedans right from number of seating capacity to number of luggage that can be carried in it.However, the price is also higher by few lacs.
Before making the final switch over from Nissan Sunny to Mahindra XUV 500, you have to take into account a couple of factors. For instance, if your old Nissan Sunny variant made you pay around Rs. 10 to Rs. 10.5 lakhs then you must realize that you owned the premium models of Sunny. This is because the minimum price of Nissan Sunny starts with around Rs. 7.4 lakhs for its petrol version and Rs. 8.5 lakhs for its diesel variant. On the other hand, Mahindra XUV 500 has the starting price of Rs. 11.5 lakhs for its variant Mahindra W4. And the most upgraded version premium, which is Mahindra W10 AWD, is available at a price of Rs. 16.2 lakhs. Thus, you have to make greater investment for the switch over. Now, if you consider the mileage then Sunny will make you happier with 22.71 kilometers per liter highway mileage and 18.0 kilometers per liter city mileage. Nevertheless, Mahindra XUV 500 gives you average 12.0 kilometers per liter and 15.1 kilometers per liter within city and in the highway respectively. However, Mahindra XUV has much better seating capacity with its seven seating option. In addition, the engine power and engine displacement of Mahindra XUV 500 is also better as compared to that of Nissan Sunny.
If engine power and torque are the major factors for you that determine your decision, you will always find Mahindra XUV 500 better than that of Nissan Sunny. This is because while Mahindra XUV 500 has maximum power and torque of 140 BHP @ 3750 RPM and 330 Nm @1600 to 2800 RPM respectively, Sunny features 84.8 BHP @ 3750 RPM power and 200 NM @ 2000 RPM. The 6 speed gearbox of Mahindra XUV 500 has engine displacement of 2179 cc and direct injection fuel supply system, whereas Nissan sunny comes with 5 speed gearbox, 1461 cc engine displacement and common rail fuel supply system. After this engine based specification, comes the tyre pressure and specifications. While both the vehicles come with tubeless radial tyres, Mahindra XUV 500 has tyre size of 235/65 R17 and Nissan Sunny features 185/65 R15 tyres. Now you are at a better position to decide whether the switch over will be fruitful for you or not.
Since most Indians use each of their car as their private car and family car simultaneously, you should compare the safety features of Nissan Sunny with that of Mahindra XUV 500 before switching over. Both the vehicles come with features like Anti Lock Braking, Central Locking, Power Door Locks, Child Safety Locks, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Night Rear View Mirror, Passenger Side Rear View Mirror, Halogen Headlamps, Rear Seat Belts, Side Impact Beams, Front Impact Beams, Adjustable Seats, Engine Immobilizer, Crash Sensor, Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank, Engine Check Warning, EBD, Follow Me Home Headlamps and Anti-Theft Device. However, Nissan Sunny have some more to offer in the form of Rear Camera, Keyless Entry, Seat Belt Warning, Door Ajar Warning, Anti-Theft Alarm and Brake Assist. On the other hand, in spite of having an average costlier tag as compared to Nissan Sunny, the additional safety feature that is exclusive to this Mahindra car includes Engine Check Warning. Now we believe that the comparison between Nissan Sunny and Mahindra XUV 500 will be bit easier for you.
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