Mahindra Xylo model has gained quite a reputation for providing good performance with decent comfort features. Mahindra Xylo is quite big in size, but you will find that driving this car over rough terrains or even on the open highways is a fantastic experience worth repeating. This is an entry-level SUV and therefore comes with some basic comfort and safety features. However, even with such basic features, it will give you an excellent riding experience.
While this car is big in size, the design of this car is such that it gives it a very compact feel (thanks to a large part to the curvy sides!). The engine grill of the car is black in colour with a thin strip of chrome gracing the bottom to give it a good contrast. The engine hood is big and there are no creases on it. Right at the centre of the engine hood where it meets the engine grill, you will find a large logo of the Mahindra etched in chrome. The headlamp clusters that flank the big engine grill have bright lights along with cornering lights. This car is quite high and therefore projects a strong presence on the road. It has ordinary wheels and when you look at the backside of this car, you will see that it has a big size LED tail lamp cluster that is vertically shaped. Furthermore, the rear profile has the name of the model embossed in chrome and a cute looking stepper that allows the passengers to easily enter this tall car.
The interior of this car is furnished in a dual tone that improves the overall looks of this car immensely. Sitting in the driver seat, you will find the layout of the dashboard intelligently designed. The instrument panel has a classical design with analogue meters. The paddles attached to the compact looking steering wheel can be used to control the wipers and the lights of this car. The window and door control buttons are provided on the doors. The AC vents, central console, and switches are all made up of good quality black plastic that contrasts well with the beige colour. Sitting on the back seats will not be a problem as there are enough leg and headroom for the riders. Besides, there are AC vents for the rear passengers, which help them to travel comfortably, even in hot weather.
This is a powerful SUV and the company has blessed it with a 2179 cc engine that provides excellent performance in all conditions. This is an FWD car with a manual five-speed gearbox. The maximum power produced by the engine is 121 PS and generate a torque of 280 Nm. Driving this car feels very stable and you will find any wobbling even at high speed.
The price of this car is in the range of Rs. 9.34 lakhs to Rs. 12.21 lakhs (approximate). The main competitors of this car in the market are TATA Nexon and Hyundai Creta.
· Good space · Cheap · Powerful engine
· The fuel efficiency is not that great · The soundproofing of the passenger cabin is not that great · Feels unstable while taking a corner at high speed