Maruti Invicto vs Mahindra XUV700 – Buy Maruti MPV or Mahindra SUV?

Invicto against the XUV700!

On 5th July, Maruti Suzuki finally unveiled the Invicto MPV for India which is basically a rebadged lower variant Toyota Innova HyCross. Then there is Mahindra’s SUV, XUV700, that’s performing brilliantly in sales. So, we thought why don’t we compare the two against each other and find out what’s the main difference.

Maruti Invicto vs Mahindra XUV700 – Design

From the outside, the Invicto design language is very similar to the Toyota Innova HyCross, except the Invicto get’s slightly different front grille with the same shape but different mesh design and two thick horizontal chrome lines that extends into the LED headlamps. The headlamps has Nexa’s signature blocks daytime running lamps. The Invicto also has a different front bumper and faux skid plates design. The side profile is the same as the HyCross except for the 17-inch alloy wheels design for Invicto. Moving to the rear, the LED taillamps also features Nexa’s signature three-blocks design, and below that is the HYBRID badging from Maruti.

At the front of the Mahindra XUV700, you can see there is the grille with twin-vertical bars and the first and last twin vertical bars bends to give that flowing into LED headlamps, which those two lines act as LED DRLs as well. The side profile of the XUV700 is just clean with roofline, chrome line on the bottom frame of window, the smart door handle for improved aerodynamics, non-functional roof rails, and thin wheel arch lines. At the rear, it has the arrow-shape taillamps, rear spoiler with shark fin antenna on top, and the bumper finished in faux silver skid plate.

From the inside, the Maruti Invicto has a 10.1-inch free-standing infotainment system placed above the rectangular shaped AC vents and the AC vents at the sides are positioned horizontally. It has the dual-tone dashboard theme option and leather seat upholstery. The Invicto has the three-spoke multi-function steering wheels with a digital instrument cluster and the push start/stop button is placed on the left side near the infotainment system. It has a huge panoramic sunroof, two charging ports at the front, two charging ports in the second row and third row. Around the gear lever, it has buttons for ventilated seats, electric parking brake with auto hold, EV mode (drives on electric power) and other things as well. The 7-seater variant second row gets the captain seats and between the two captain seats is the table with two cupholders. This won’t be present in the 8-seater variant The third row is not great and it’s better for children or adults for short journeys.

As for the XUV700, it has dual 10.25-inch displays with one being the infotainment system and the other acting as a digital instrument cluster. It has rectangular shape AC Vents at the sides with the dual-tone dashboard theme option as well. The XUV700 has a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, a huge panoramic sunroof, and the pedals finished in black. The button for the engine start/stop is on the left side of the steering wheel. Around the gear lever, it has electric parking brake with auto hold function as well, below that is the rotary dial to control the infotainment and can be program for other things, and sliding armrest with storage inside. The second row has seats split in 60:40 ratio and the third row is split in 60:40 ratio. Mahindra has fitted the XUV700 with 12 Sony 3D Speakers sound system for you to hear the best sound as possible.

Maruti Invicto vs Mahindra XUV700 – Dimensions

Maruti InvictoMahindra XUV700
Ground Clearance185mm200mm
Fuel Tank Capacity52 litres60 litres
Kerb Weight1,915 kg1,735 kg

When it comes to Dimensions, the Invicto measures 4755mm in length, 1845mm in width, and 1785mm in height. The Mahindra XUV700 has a length of 4695mm which is shorter by 60mm, width of 1890mm that is 45mm wide, and height of 1755mm that is 30mm shorter. The Invicto has a wheelbase of 2850mm, and ground clearance of 185mm while the XUV700 has wheelbase of 2750mm which is 100mm shorter, and ground clearance of 200mm that is 15mm higher. The Invicto has a fuel tank of 52 litres and kerb weight of 1915 kg where as the XUV700 has a fuel tank of 60 litres which is 8 litres bigger, and kerb weight of 1,735 kg that is 180 kg lighter.

Maruti Invicto vs Mahindra XUV700 – Powertrains

Maruti Suzuki InvictoMahindra XUV700
Engine2.0-litre TNGA 5th Generation in-line Petrol-Hybrid
Power183.72 bhp
Torque188 Nm
Transmission TypeeCVT
Fuel Efficiency23.24 kmpl
0 – 100 kmph9.5 seconds

In Engine Options, the Maruti Suzuki Invicto has only one powertrain – Petrol-Hybrid. The Invicto is powered by the 2.0-litre TNGA 5th Generation in-line Petrol-Hybrid engine which produces 183.72 bhp and 188 Nm of torque paired to an eCVT. This engine produces 172 bhp and 188Nm in Petrol and the hybrid motor produces 11 bhp and 206 Nm of torque. It has a fuel efficiency of 23.24 kmpl and it can go from 0 – 100 kmph in just 9.5 seconds. Mahindra XUV700 doesn’t have powertrain like this.

Maruti Suzuki InvictoMahindra XUV700
Engine2.2-litre turbo diesel
Power182.38 bhp
Torque450 Nm
Transmission Type6-speed MT, 6-speed AT
Fuel Efficiency17 kmpl – MT
16.57 kmpl – AT
Top Speed192 kmph

The Mahindra XUV700 comes with a turbo diesel powertrain something which the Invicto will never be getting. The Mahindra XUV700 has the 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine produces 182.38 bhp and 450 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed Manual Gearbox and 6-speed Automatic Gearbox with a fuel efficiency of 17 kmpl on Manual and 16.57 kmpl on the Automatic. The diesel engine has a top speed of 192 kmph. 

Maruti Suzuki InvictoMahindra XUV700
Engine2.0-litre turbo Petrol
Power197.13 bhp
Torque380 Nm
Transmission Type6-speed MT, 6-speed AT
Fuel Efficiency15 kmpl – MT
13 kmpl – AT
Top Speed197 kmph

Other than the turbo diesel engine, the XUV700 has a turbo petrol powertrain on offer, which again the Invicto will never get. The 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine which produces 197.13 bhp and 380 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed Manual Gearbox and 6-speed Automatic Gearbox with a fuel efficiency of 15 kmpl on Manual and 13 kmpl on Automatic Gearbox and has a top speed of 197.4 kmph.

Maruti Invicto vs Mahindra XUV700 – Features

FeaturesMaruti InvictoMahindra XUV700
Wheel size & Tyre17-inch alloy wheels18-inch alloy wheels
Auto Power WindowYesYes
Seat upholsteryLeatherLeather
Rear AC ventYesYes
Instrument cluster7-inch10.25-inch
Infotainment System10.1-inch10.25-inch
Android Auto, Apple CarPlayWirelessWireless
Ambient LightingYesYes
Wireless Charging PadYesYes
Voice ControlYesYes
Sound System6-speaker standard sound system12-speaker Sony 3D sound system
Auto Dimming IRVMYes
Height adjustable driver seatYesYes
Ventilated SeatsYes
Powered Seats8-way power adjustable driver seat6-way Power Adjustable Driver Seat
Powered TailgateYes

When it comes to features, the XUV700 misses out on few like the powered tailgate, ventilated seats, and auto-dimming IRVM while the Invicto misses out on 12-speaker sound system.

Maruti Suzuki InvictoMahindra XUV700
AirbagsSix AirbagsSeven airbags
Camera360-degree camera360-degree camera
Parking SensorsFront and RearRear
Rain-Sensing WipersYesYes
Auto HeadlampsYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Traction ControlYesYes
ADASLevel 1
ABS with EBDYesYes
Hill AssistYesYes
All 4 Disc BrakesYesYes

Safety features that the XUV700 misses is front parking sensors while the Invicto misses out on ADAS and seven airbags. This definitely makes the XUV700 better than the Invicto.

Maruti Invicto vs Mahindra XUV700 – Price and Warranty

ModelPrice (ex-showroom)
Maruti Suzuki InvictoRs. 24.79 lakh – Rs. 28.42 lakh
Mahindra XUV700Rs. 14.01 lakh – Rs. 26.18 lakh

The Maruti Invicto starts at Rs. 24.79 lakh for the Zeta+ 7-seater variant and Rs. 28.42 lakh for the top variant, Alpha+ 7-seater. As for the Mahindra XUV700, it starts at Rs. 14.01 lakh for the base ‘MX’ variant and goes up to Rs. 26.18 lakh for the top ‘AX7 Diesel Luxury Pack Automatic’ diesel variant. 

As for the warranty, the Maruti Invicto has 2 years/40,000 km warranty period that can be extended up to 5 years/1,00,000 km and Mahindra offers 3 years/1,00,000 km warranty period for the XUV700 that can be extended up to 5 years/1,50,000 km

Maruti Invicto vs Mahindra XUV700 – Verdict

In the end, the decision to buy which car depends totally on you, however, it also depends on your requirement. The Maruti Invicto is a big MPV with loads of space and comfort. Comes with loads of features, and a petrol-hybrid engine that easily gives you range near 1000 kms. Mahindra XUV700 on the other hand, is a big SUV that’s spacious, and premium. It’s got powerful powertrains for you cruise on the highways, and offers good comfort for it’s passengers. So, if you’ve a 7 or 8-seater MPV requirement, then the Invicto will be really good choice for you, otherwise if you’re in need of an big SUV, then the XUV700 is the better choice. So, which one would you choose?

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