The C-SUV segment is currently ruled by Hyundai Creta. The car has been doing some good sales figures consistently.  But now the ruling champion is about to be challenged by a competitor it did not expect to see in its category. Yes, it’s the Mahindra XUV700. The SUV that was recently launched and soon its bookings are expected to start. In this article, we discuss why you should buy the Mahindra XUV700 AX5 variant over the SX(O) variant of Hyundai Creta. 



Let’s compare the dimensions of both cars and see which is bigger. The Hyundai Creta stands 4300mm in length, 1790mm in width, and 1635mm in height with a wheelbase of 2610mm and a ground clearance of 190mm. Whereas the Mahindra XUV700 stands 4695mm in length, 1890mm in width and 1755mm in height with a wheelbase of 2750mm. With all these dimensions The XUV700 is a bigger car. The five-seater version of the XUV700 also gets a bigger boot space when compared to Creta.

Mahindra XUV700 unveiled


The Hyundai Creta SX(O) variant is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine produces 138bhp and 242Nm of torque. While the 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 113bhp and 250Nm of torque. These engines come with an option of CVT and a DCT gearbox. The XUV700 AX5 variant gets petrol and diesel engines as well. The 2.0-litre petrol engine produces 200bhp and 380Nm of torque. While the 2.2-litre diesel engine produces 185bhp and 450Nm of torque. These engines come mated to a manual gearbox and also have an option of automatic transmission.

Hyundai Creta


The Hyundai Creta SX(O) gets features like a 10.25-inch touch screen infotainment system, ambient lighting, connected car technology, driving modes, front row ventilated seats and wireless charging. While the XUV700 AX5 variant gets a panoramic sunroof which they call a Skyroof, six-speaker sound system, sequential turn indicators, connected car technology, 10.25-inch touch screen infotainment system, and digital instrument cluster.


The price of the Hyundai Creta SX(O) variant starts from Rs21.06 lakh and goes up to 21.33 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). The price of Mahindra XUV700 AX5 five-seater variant petrol with manual transmission goes to Rs 17.97 lakh (on-road, Mumbai ), While AX5 Petrol Automatic is priced at 19.88 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). The diesel variant of XUV700 AX5 with manual transmission is priced at 19.03 lakh (on-road, Mumbai) and the diesel automatic is priced at Rs 20.94 (on-road, Mumbai). All options under the AX5 variant of the Mahindra XUV700 are well priced below the current price of Hyundai Creta.


The XUV700 AX5 emerges as a winner when the value for money is the deciding factor. You get a bigger car for a lesser amount paid. You get a bigger engine, more boot space, and almost the same features for a price that’s less than what you would end up paying for Hyundai Creta SX(O) variant. People looking for a bigger car your choice is clear, the XUV700 is the car for you.   

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