Mahindra XUV500 | Review, Specs and Exciting Features
The Mahindra XUV500

2022 Mahindra

Price from R 356,999
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  • 2022 XUV500
    W4 MT

    From R 356,999
    20% Deposit: R 4,099pm*
    0% Deposit: R 5,399pm*

    Low Installment


    • mHawk Common Rail Diesel Engine
    • Projector Headlamps with Light guide
    • Integrated Music System with CD/MP3
    • Dual Airbags (Driver + Passenger)
    • ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Crumple Zones
    • Electrical Temperature Control with Dual HVAC

  • 2022 XUV500
    W6 AT

    From R 429,999
    20% Deposit: R 4,999pm*
    0% Deposit: R 6,499pm*

    Low Installment


    • Most of the W4 Features PLUS
    • 6-inch Monochrome Infotainment Display
    • i-Pod Connectivity , Aux Input & Bluetooth
    • Intellipark
    • Smart Rain Sensing Wipers
    • Intelligent Light Sensing Headlamps
    • Hill Hold and Hill Descent Control
    • Alloy Wheels

  • 2022 XUV500
    W8 MT

    From R 440,999
    20% Deposit: R 5,099pm*
    0% Deposit: R 6,599pm*

    Low Installment


    • Most of the W6 Features PLUS
    • 7-inch Colour Touch Screen with GPS
    • Video Playback & Picture Viewer
    • Tyre Tronics
    • Side & Curtain Airbags
    • Leather Upholstery
    • Power-Foldable Side Rear View Mirrors
    • Rear View Camera

  • 2022 XUV500
    W8 AT

    From R 480,999
    20% Deposit: R 5,499pm*
    0% Deposit: R 7,199pm*

    Low Installment


    • Same as the W8 MT Features PLUS
    • Automatic transmission

  • 2022 XUV500
    W10 AT

    From R 490,999
    20% Deposit: R 5,699pm*
    0% Deposit: R 7,399pm*

    Low Installment


    • Electric Sunroof with Anti-pinch
    • 6-Way-electric Adjustable Seats
    • Keyless Entry
    • Start/Stop Button

The Mahindra XUV500 monthly installment reflected for each model above is subject to *Finance Terms and Conditions

2022 Mahindra XUV500 – Up For Any Challenge!

The all new exciting Mahindra XUV500 is raring to take on any challenge you throw at it thanks to some cutting-edge technology and outstanding comfort features. In other words, going off of the beaten track no longer means you’re going to have to rough it when you’re sitting the in luxury cabin of a New XUV500. The all New Mahindra XUV500 is no slouch in the engine department either, and its 2.2 Litre mHawk Common Rail Diesel Engine with 5th Generation Variable Geometry Turbocharger is as powerful and reliable as you’re ever going to need in both urban and offroad circumstances.

This much loved SUV already has over 25 international automotive awards under its belt, and this new generation of XUV500 is continuing the tradition of affordable SUV motoring excellence. Outstanding fuel consumption in both the 2 wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions of the amazing New Age XUV500 are also a hallmark of this Luxury Mahindra SUV and it is just one of the many reasons why the Mahindra XUV500 has such an avid fan base in South Africa and beyond.

An affordable SUV with loads of creature comforts and modern features, the latest generation of Mahindra XUV500 is available to test drive today at Group1 Mahindra in Midrand or Kuils River today.

NextGen XUV500 Technology

Modern connectivity is a must in all of the latest SUV’s and thanks to Mahindra’s continuing technological evolution all New Mahindra Cars and SUV’s such as the New Age XUV500 have the latest technological features as standard. It is important to note however that the different model variants to differ in some ways with regards to what is and what is not included. Please take a look at our model breakdowns at the top of the page to find out more.

New XUV500 Styling

Over the past decade Mahindra has improved its design stylings and have managed completely revolutionise the way South African’s look at the Mahindra brand. Gone are the bulky vehicle designs of old and the New Age XUV500 is an SUV that has been allowed to take full advantage of these styling improvements and now boasts a look that is the envy of many a car manufacturer and SUV owner.

Exceptional XUV500 Driving & Handling

Powerful yet economical to drive, the New Age XUV500’s driving and handling capabilities have been improved and refined on both the 2 wheel drive and the all-wheel drive variants. This offers the discerning driver the chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the journey in the comfort of one of the most reliable SUV’s on the South African market.

Mahindra XUV500 Fuel Consumption Chart

Mahindra XUV500 Fuel Consumption*

With a fuel consumption rate of 6,5 litres* per 100km on the manual transmission version of the XUV500 and 7,4 litres* per 100km on the automatic transmission version of the XUV500, it is easy to see why the overall Mahindra XUV500 Fuel Consumption Rate* is celebrated across the globe. It also has a very low CO2 Emissions rate of 171 grams* per kilometre on the 2 wheel drive version manual and 196 grams* per kilometre for the automatic version. At a glance the Mahindra XUV500 Fuel Consumption Figures* are as follows:

Transmission Type Fuel Consumption Rate CO2 Emissions
Manual 6.5 L/100 km* 171g per km*
Automatic 7.4 L/100 km* 196g per km*

Please note that all Mahindra XUV500 Fuel Consumption and Emissions Figures are *Subject to our Fuel Consumption Disclaimer

XUV500 Safety Features

With safety features like these the XUV500 is possibly one of the best family vehicles around:

  • Dual Airbags (Driver + Passenger)
  • Side & Curtain Airbags (W8)
  • ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution
  • Electronic Stability Program (W6 & W8)
  • Rollover Mitigation (W6 & W8)
  • Hill Hold and Hill Descent Control (W6 & W8)
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Crumple Zones for Crash Protection

XUV500 Dimensions

As big on space as it is on looks, the very impressive Mahindra XUV500 Dimensions are as follows:

  • XUV500 Wheelbase (mm) 2700
  • Overall XUV500 Width (mm) 1890
  • Overall XUV500 Length (mm) 4585
  • Overall XUV500 Height (mm) 1785
  • Ground XUV500 Clearance (mm) 200

Mahindra XUV500 Colours

The Mahindra XUV500 SUV comes in a range of 4 eye catching colours:

  • Pearl White
  • Sunset Orange
  • Moondust Silver
  • Crimson Red

Frequently Asked Mahindra XUV500 Questions and Answers

What are the engine specifications of Mahindra XUV500?

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The mHawk 2.2 Litre Common Rail Diesel Engine is a 5th generation Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) that has a 2179 cc (Cubic Capacity). It has a maximum power output of 103kWat 3750 r/min and a maximum torque of 330Nm at 1600 to 2800 r/min. The engine is mated with a 6-speed synchromesh manual transmission across the entire range, with a 6-speed automatic option on W8 model variant also available.

What is the average fuel consumption of Mahindra XUV500?

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The combined cycle fuel consumption for the Mahindra XUV500 is 6,5 litres per 100km for the manual 2WD version and 7,0 litres per 100km in the AWD Manual and 7.4 in the Automatic AWD.

What are the colours available in Mahindra XUV500?

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The Mahindra XUV500 is available in Pearl White, Sunset Orange, Dolphin Grey, Moondust Silver and Mara Red. Please note however that not all colours are available on all model variants. Please speak to your Group1 Mahindra Sales Consultant to find out which colours are available for the XUV500 you’re interested in. Alternatively, you can download the latest version of the XUV500 Brochure here, as it contains a detailed breakdown of the vehicle colours per model variant.

What is the top speed of Mahindra XUV500?

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The powerful 2.2 Litre Common Rail Diesel Engine that powers the XUV500 will push it to an impressive 180kmph!

What is the fuel tank capacity of Mahindra XUV500?

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All model variants have a generous 70 Litre fuel tank capacity, which works well with the fuel-frugal nature of the 2.2 Litre Common Rail Diesel Engine.

Is there an automatic transmission option for the XUV500?

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Yes, there is an automatic transmission option in the W8 model variant of the XUV500.

Is there a 4×4 XUV500 model?

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No, but there is a popular All Wheel Drive version of the XUV500 available in South Africa.

Is the Mahindra XUV500 safe?

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Yes, it is! In fact, it has some of the best safety specifications in its vehicle class. Safety features include Dual Airbags (Driver + Passenger) across the entire range, Side and Curtain Airbags (trim level dependent), ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) across the entire range, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Rollover Mitigation (trim level dependent), Hill Hold and Hill Descent Control (trim level dependent), Side Impact Beams across the entire range and Crumple Zones for Crash Protection across the entire vehicle range.

How many Mahindra XUV500 model variants are there?

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There are 4 trim amazing levels and 5 exciting model variants of the popular Mahindra XUV500 sold by Group1 Mahindra in South Africa. If you would like to take a closer look at what the differences in features and price are for each XUV500 vehicle we sell, please take a look at our model and XUV500 Price breakdown at the top of this page.

What is the top of the range Mahindra XUV500?

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The top of the range Mahindra XUV500 is the W10 with automatic transmission! It comes standard with a host of convenience and comfort features, including Tilt Power Steering, Telescopic Steering, Fully Automatic Temperature Control (FATC), Leather Upholstery, Power-Adjustable Side Rear View Mirrors, Centre Armrest with Cup Holders in 2nd Row, 6-Way-Electric Adjustable Drivers Seat including Height and Lumbar Adjustment Functions, Voice Command Functions, Rear-View Camera, Keyless Entry with Start/Top Button, Remote Tailgate Opening and so much more!

Which Mahindra XUV500 should I buy?

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No matter which way you look at it, or which model variant or trim level you opt for, the fact is you’re getting a whole lot of SUV for a good price. That said, we would recommend the Top of the Range Mahindra W10 XUV500. It has all of the stylish accessories and features of the other XUV500 models, but has some very nice finishings that simply give you “so much bang for your buck”. To book a test drive of the XUV500 W10, please contact us at one of our showrooms in Cape Town or Johannesburg.

Which Mahindra XUV500 is the best?

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This all boils down to personal choice, as all of the XUV500 model variants which we sell are excellent vehicles! We do however recommend that you take the Top of the Range W10 for a test drive before opting for any of the other models. Trust us, you won’t regret it (and it is more affordable than you might think)!

Is the Mahindra XUV500 available in diesel?

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Yes, it is! In fact, only XUV500s powered by a mHawk Common Rail Diesel Engine, 5th generation Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) are sold in South Africa. This Diesel engine is one of the best in the world and is both economical to run and easy to maintain. This makes the XUV500 an excellent fleet as well as a family vehicle, as this engine has literally been built with impressive ownerships costs in mind.

Does the Mahindra XUV500 have airbags?

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Yes, it does! In fact, it has both driver and passenger airbags as well as side and curtain airbags.

What is the carrying weight of the Mahindra XUV500?

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The Tare Weight of the Mahindra XUV500 is 1,840 kilograms. Its GCM carrying weight is 5,010 kilograms and its GVM carrying weight is 2,510 kilograms.

What is the boot space of the Mahindra XUV500?

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This compact car offers only 96-litres of boot space while the rear seats are in their upright position. However, this can be dramatically increased by laying the rear seats flat.

What is the acceleration of the Mahindra XUV500?

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The reliable and surprisingly powerful 2.2-litre m-Hawk engine found in the XUV500 can accelerate 0-100 kilometres per hour in just over 12 seconds (12.55 to be exact). This is rather impressive for a car in this SUV range.

What is the Mahindra XUV500’s top speed?

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The ever impressive Mahindra XUV500 has a top speed of 180 kilometres per hour, which is all thanks to its amazing 2.2-litre m-Hawk engine and six-speed synchromesh manual gearbox or 6-speed automatic gearbox.

What is the fuel tank capacity of Mahindra XUV500?

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The Mahindra XUV500 has a massive fuel capacity of 70 litres!

How many seats does the Mahindra XUV500 have?

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The XUV500 utilises a 2+3+2 seating configuration to create a spacious seven-seater cabin. This is yet another impressive feature in an SUV which is rated as one of the most affordable in its class.

What is the Mahindra XUV500 interior like?

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There are numerous comfort and convenience features that are model variant or trim level dependant, but the one thing you are guaranteed is an interior which has neat trimmings, is well-specced across the entire range, and has excellent storage space and ride comfort.

Is ABS available in the Mahindra XUV500?

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Yes, ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) is standard in all XUV500 model variants.

What is the Mahindra XUV500 warranty and service plan?

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All new XUV500 model variants come with a standard warranty of 5 years/ 150,000km and a standard service plan of 5 years/ 110,000km.

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