User review on Mahindra XUV500 written by Vikrant Dhavale on 27 September 2016
Vikrant Dhavale's review on Mahindra XUV500 W8
Year of Manufacture : 2012 | Driven no. of Kms. : 50000
- Pros: Very good looking, Best Power it is a beast you love to handle, Good interiors, Gear to Power ratio is excellent, Steering is very good. Loaded with lots of features. Tire quality is excellent I have driven 50K still good and can easily go till 60K. Average is also decent with full AC on on regular roads I get 13KM average and on highway 15KM. I have driven the vehicle from Pune to Vellor in Tamilnadu and also to Kurg. The driving is very comfortable, vehicle is steady and stick to road even at high speed. The seat quality and positioning is excellent. Easy to control even at high speed. The best part is despite a premium vehicle it is very low on maintenance. My 50K servicing cost me only 8K (that includes replacement of Breakpads), I also have Maruti Alto and I have to pay more than XUV for the servicing at Sai Service Pune. I have purchased it from Sahyadri Motor Pune and their service quality is very good. AC quality is also very good.
- Cons: Yes their is a way of improvement. The gear box can be further improved to reduce the movement of Gear from 1 to 2 or at next level. Middle seat should be able to move forward and backward, this will allow to have more space on last row. Suspension can be improved to make it smooth. Plastic quality of dashboard should be of better quality looking at Premium vehicle.
Overall I am happy with my XUV. If I have to sell and buy new SUV in same price range I do not see any other SUV which can beat the overall performance of the XUV. Before I buy I have seen many negative remarks about it in online portal. But my experience is completely different. I thought of sharing the comments since now I have driven it for 50K KMs. And it is a good time to get real quality of the vehicle.