Mahindra XUV 500 Variants - W5, W7, W9, W11 Compared
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Mahindra XUV 500 Variants – W5, W7, W9, W11 Compared



We compare the 2018 Mahindra XUV 500 variants with respect to features, prices, mileage, engine and transmission. Read more to know which one suits your style and budget.


Mahindra XUV 500

Lifting the standards of an already well-healed product is quite a task – ask Mahindra. When Mahindra launched its flagship product, the XUV500, for the first time in 2011, we already knew that it is going to be a blockbuster from day one. With a killer pricing strategy, class leading kit on offer and plethora of variants to choose from, Mahindra offered an XUV500 for everyone. Though, it came with some niggles, Mahindra seems to have iron them out this time with XUV500.

Seven years down the lane, Mahindra has introduced the first proper makeover for the XUV500, considering the fact that the previous facelift was too mild to call it an all-new model. This time around, the Mahindra XUV 500 has gone under changes of both the kinds – cosmetic as well as mechanical. With newer specifications, more pronounced changes to front and rear design, longer-than-before feature list and an all new nomenclature for variants, we take a look on all the variants and options which the new Mahindra XUV500 comes with. Have a look:-


Like the previous iteration, the new XUV500 is being offered with a choice of two engine options – one petrol and one diesel.

The petrol engine in question is a

mHawk 4-Cylinder 2.2-liter turbocharged

gasoline engine, which is the biggest petrol engine in Mahindra’s current lineup. Available in only one variant with a 6-speed automatic transmission offered as standard in it, this engine produces 140bhp of maximum power and 320Nm of maximum torque.

On the other hand, the oil burner is the same-as-before

mHawk155 2.2-litre diesel engine, which thanks to the 6th Generation Electronically Controlled Variable Geometry Turbocharger (eVGT), manages to produce more peak power output than before, which now stands at 155bhp. However, torque figures continue to remain the same 360Nm. This engine is available in five variants – W5, W7, W9, W11, W11(O). While the 6-speed manual gearbox is standard on all the five variants, the 6-speed automatic will be offered in all variants save for the base W5. On top of it, while the XUV500 is being offered with front wheel drive layout as standard, the top-spec W11 (O) provides you an option of all-wheel-drive as well.

Fuel Petrol Diesel
Engine displacement 2179cc 2179cc
Transmission 6AT 6MT/6AT
Maximum power 140bhp 155bhp
Maximum torque 320Nm 360Nm

Petrol Variant

Mahindra XUV 500 G AT

Ex-showroom Delhi Price – Rs. 15.43 lakh (automatic)


Push button start with keyless entry, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, voice command and Arkamys sound system, steering mounted audio and Bluetooth controls add to the convenience of the Mahindra SUV.

Projector headlamps with daytime running LEDs, cruise control, rain sensing wipers, 17-inch alloy wheels, 8-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, automatic climate control, tilt and telescopic steering, electrically adjustable and foldable rear view mirrors premium tan and black interiors with fabric upholstery help it compete with segment above cars.

Safety has been given prime importance in this petrol variant. It gets dual frontal airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP with rollover mitigation and hill hold and hill descent control.

Should you buy?

If you want to go purely for petrol powered XUV500, this is the only option you can go with. Considering the Rs 15.43 lakh price tag, it is quite loaded with features, making it a good value for money thing for a seven-seater SUV.

Don’t forget to check out: Comparison: 2018 Mahindra XUV 500 vs Hyundai Creta

Diesel Variants

XUV 500 W5

  • Ex-showroom Delhi Price – Rs. 12.32 lakh (manual)
  • Features – Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, all four power windows, remote central locking with flip key, manual AC, 6-inch monochrome infotainment system with USB and Bluetooth audio, tilt steering, 17-inch steel wheels with wheel caps, black and grey interiors, silver front grille, projector headlamps, 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors.

Should you buy?

The W5 variant, in our opinion, is purely for those buyers who are tight on budget, and somewhat want a premium seven seater SUV with just the basic essentials. However, the set of such buyers in market is very small, which is why this variant, despite being the most affordable one, is the least selling one too.

XUV 500 W7

  • Ex-showroom Delhi Price – Rs. 13.58 lakh (MT), Rs. 14.78 lakh (AT)
  • Features – all features of W5 + push button start with keyless entry, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Ecosense, Arkamys sound and voice command controls, steering mounted audio and Bluetooth controls, cruise control, daytime running LEDs, Mahindra BlueSense app with smartwatch connectivity, glass antenna, fully automatic climate control, premium fabric upholstery with tan and black interiors, chrome front grille, piano black central console, icy blue lounge lighting.

Should you buy?

If you are the one, for whom the interior detailing and comfort and convenience features matter over the exterior appeal and don’t want to splurge more, the W7 variant is just for you. It comes with all those creature comforts which are nowadays considered essential.

XUV 500 W9

  • Ex-showroom Delhi Price – Rs. 15.23 lakh (manual), Rs. 16.43 lakh (automatic)
  • Features – all features of W7 + electric sunroof with anti-pinch function, voice messaging system, tyre tronics, 8-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, telescopic steering, electrically foldable outside rear view mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps with chrome finish, ESP with roll over mitigation, Hill hold and hill descent control, reading lamps and mobile charging points for second row as well.

Should you buy?

To be honest, this is the variant which we recommend you the most. The W9 variant comes with all the bells and whistles which one expects from a car of this price. Adding to it, this time around, the sunroof too has been added on the W9 variant itself, rather than keeping it exclusive only for the top-spec variant, making the W9 the most value for money variant to go for.

XUV 500 W11

  • Ex-showroom Delhi Price – Rs. 16.43 lakh (manual), Rs. 17.63 lakh (automatic)
  • Features – all features of W9 + logo projection on ORVMs, connected apps, brake energy regeneration, 8-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, quilted leather upholstery, soft touch leather on dashboard and door trims, window chrome lines, illuminated scuff plates, chrome tailgate appliqué and door sill cladding, sporty aluminium pedals, side and curtain airbags, bonnet with hydraulic assist, puddle lamps and camping lamp.

Should you buy?

This top-spec variant commands a hefty premium of almost Rs. 1.2 lakh over the variant it succeeds. However, considering the extra safety and premium features on board, it is definitely the variant worth going for if budget is not your constraint.

XUV 500 W11 (O)

  • Ex-showroom Delhi Price – Rs. 16.68 lakh (manual), Rs. 17.88 lakh (automatic)
  • Features – all features of W11 + 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels

Should you buy?

Sure, the wheel size is one up with a better design, but to be honest, the premium which it is asking is not worth going for. It would have been better if Mahindra could have added this single extra feature as standard on the W11 itself. That could have been added a bit more pizzazz to the W11.

XUV 500 W11 (O) AWD

  • Ex-showroom Delhi Price – Rs. 17.78 lakh (manual), Rs. 18.98 lakh (automatic)
  • Features – all features of W11 (O) + all wheel drive system

Should you buy?

This four wheel drive variant surely adds some appeal to the XUV500 lineup. But considering the fact that most of the XUVs are used only on tarmac and the fact that the front wheel drive variants do more than required rough road driving, we suggest you to go for this all wheel drive variant only if you do a lot of off-road driving, whether by choice or by necessity.

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