Mahindra Bolero Review: Why It Is India's No. 1 SUV
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Mahindra Bolero Review, Price, Specs, Interior & Exterior




Mahindra Bolero
Mahindra bolero has been India’s No. 1 SUV for years now. This can be attributed to the fact that Mahindra has a very strong position in the Indian market as one of the leading utility vehicle manufacturer. The mechanicals can be mended with barnyard tools and the offering gets one of the most competitive price tags in the market.


The pricing for Bolero starts from 6.86 lakhs and there are 15 variants on offer. The top model gets a price tag of RS. 8.98 Lakh. In 2016 Mahindra added new variants which were dubbed as the ‘Power Plus’ models. These models come with refined engines and also offer better fuel economy.

Variant Price
MHAWK D70 Rs. 6.86 Lakh
POWER PLUS D70 Rs. 7.31 Lakh
EX NON AC Rs. 7.33 Lakh
LX 4WD NON AC BSIV Rs. 8.31 Lakh
EX AC Rs. 7.75 Lakh
PLUS NON AC Rs. 7.77 Lakh
POWER PLUS D70 SLX Rs. 7.96 Lakh
PLUS AC BSIV PS Rs. 8.34 Lakh
POWER PLUS D70 ZLX Rs. 8.31 Lakh
SLE Rs. 8.19 Lakh
LX NON AC Rs. 7.65 Lakh
PLUS AC Rs. 8.17 Lakh
SLX Rs. 8.74 Lakh
ZLX Rs. 8.89 Lakh


Exterior of Mahindra Bolero is a perfect example of function before fashion. The car still features its boxy design which aids in providing the occupants with ample amount of cabin space. Recently the design was updated with a facelift and aimed to give bolero a more refreshed and modern facia

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Mahindra Bolero is a sub 4-meter SUV and therefore is 3995 mm in length. To ensure that the occupants get ample amount of cabin space the short length has been countered with a tallboy design and the SUV is 1880 mm tall. With 180 mm of suspension travel the Mahindra Bolero can take on rugged road conditions. Also, on offer is substantial cargo space which stands at 690 liters.

Dimensions Model name
Length 3995mm
Width 1745mm
Height 1880mm
Wheelbase 2780mm
Ground clearance 180mm
Boot space 690L
Fuel tank capacity 60L


Inside the cabin the story is the same as the exterior. Mahindra Bolero’s interior can be best described as simple. The company recently added a digital instrument cluster. Other than that, we find lots of plastic surfaces which are painted in different shades of beige and brown which you find enclosing the AC vents and the music system

Engine and Transmission

Mahindra Bolero is only available in diesel variants. The motor options on offer include a 1.5 liter and a 2.5-liter diesel power plant. The newer 1.5-liter motor produces 70 BHP of power and the older 2.5 liter unit produces 63 BHP. Both power plants come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.

Engine Diesel
Type 1.5L/2.5L
Displacement 1493cc/2523cc
Power 70bhp/63bhp
Torque 195Nm/180Nm
Transmission MT/MT

Fuel Economy

The new 1.5 liter engine also gets an improved fuel economy which now stands at 16.5 kmpl whereas the older 2.5-litre motor offers a fuel economy of 15.96 kmpl

variant 1.5L 2.5L
Fuel economy 16.5kmpl 15.96kmpl


The newer models of Mahindra bolero are offered with a digital instrument cluster. The SUV is available in both AC and non-ac models. Other features offered on the SUV include power steering, power front windows and power windows.


In terms of safety features Mahindra Bolero is offered with child safety locks, seat belt warning, door ajar warning, front and side impact beams, engine immobilizer, centrally mounted fuel tank, engine check warning and anti-theft device.


Mahindra Bolero is offered in six different color schemes which include diamond white, fiery black, Java Brown, Miss silver, torpedo red and Rocky beige

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  • Competitive price tag
  • Ease of maintenance
  • The wide range of variants to choose from


  • Lack of features
  • No Advanced safety features
  • Build quality

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