Maruti Suzuki will be launching the Engage in July 2023 and before it launches, we thought of comparing it with the XUV700 to find out if you should buy the XUV700 or wait for the Engage to launch.
Maruti Suzuki Engage vs Mahindra XUV700 – Design
When it comes to the Engage that is yet to launch, one can expect it’s front face to be somewhat similar to the Ertiga or XL6 except it might have a little bigger grille than usual with chrome finish on top of it. Moving to the side, it could have the same profile as the HyCross no difference as it’ll ride on the 18-inch alloy wheels. Moving to the rear, it could have the taillamps from the Grand Vitara and tweaked it a little bit to make it look different. Other than that, no exterior changes will be seen. From the inside, the interiors of the Maruti Engage will look same since it’s just going to be software change and possibly they could change the layout of it to the one in Grand Vitara. Rest everything will remain the same, no change.
At the front of the XUV700, you can see there is the grille with twin-vertical bars and the 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, the smart door handle for improved aerodynamics, and wheel arch lines. At the rear, it has the arrow-shape taillamps with the bumper finished in faux silver skid plate. From the inside, the XUV700 has 10.25-inch dual displays – one for infotainment system and one for instrument cluster. It has dual-tone dashboard, 12-speaker Sony sound system, and has panoramic sunroof. The rear seats are split in 60:40 ratio with recline option as well.
Maruti Suzuki Engage vs Mahindra XUV700 – Dimensions
|Maruti Suzuki Engage||Mahindra XUV700|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||52 litres||60 litres|
When it comes to dimensions, both cars are pretty long. The Engage measures 4755mm in length, 1855mm in width, and 1785mm in height. The XUV700 measures 4695mm in length which is 60mm smaller, width of 1890mm which is less wide by 45mm, and height of 1755mm which is 30mm shorter. The Engage has a wheelbase of 2850mm, ground clearance of 185mm, and fuel tank of 52 litres. The XUV700 on the other hand has 2750mm wheelbase that is 100mm shorter, ground clearance of 200mm that is 15mm more, and fuel tank of 60 litres which is 8 litres bigger.
Maruti Suzuki Engage vs Mahindra XUV700 – Engine Specifications
|Engine||2.0-litre TNGA in-Line Petrol||2.0-litre TNGA 5th Generation in-line Petrol-Hybrid|
|Power||172.99 bhp||183.72 bhp|
|Torque||209 Nm||188 Nm|
|Transmission Type||CVT with Sequential Shift||eCVT|
When it comes to Engines, the Maruti Suzuki Engage will be powered by the 2.0-litre TNGA in-line petrol engine that pumps out 172.99 bhp and 209 Nm of torque mated to a CVT with Sequential Shift gearbox. The Engage will also get the strong-hybrid engine on the day of launch as well. The 2.0-litre TNGA 5th Generation in-line petrol-hybrid engine puts out the 183.72 bhp and 188 Nm of torque. It drives the fronts wheels via an eCVT Gearbox.
|Engine||2.2-litre turbo Diesel||2.0-litre turbo Petrol|
|Power||182.38 bhp||197.13 bhp|
|Torque||450 Nm||380 Nm|
|Transmission Type||6-speed MT, 6-speed AT||6-speed MT, 6-speed AT|
|Fuel Efficiency||17 km/l – MT|
16.57 km/l – AT
|15 km/l – MT|
13 km/l – AT
|Top Speed||191.8 kmph||197.4 kmph|
The Mahindra XUV700 has one petrol and one diesel engines on offer. The 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine produces 182.38 bhp and 450 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed Manual Transmission and 6-speed Automatic Transmission with a fuel efficiency of 17 km/l on Manual and 16.57 km/l on the Automatic Transmission. The diesel engine has a top speed of 191.8 kmph. The other is the 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine which produces 197.13 bhp and 380 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed Manual Transmission and 6-speed Automatic Transmission with a fuel efficiency of 15 km/l on Manual and 13 km/l on Automatic Transmission and has a top speed of 197.4 kmph.
Maruti Suzuki Engage vs Mahindra XUV700 – Price
|Maruti Suzuki Engage||Expected Rs. 17.50 lakh|
|Mahindra XUV700||Rs. 14 lakh – Rs. 26.18 lakh|
The Mahindra XUV700 starts at Rs. 14 lakh for the base ‘MX’ petrol variant and goes up to Rs. 26.18 lakh for the top variant, ‘AX7 Luxury Pack AWD AT’ Diesel. As for the Engage, Maruti might price it slightly lower than the Innova HyCross and could end up starting at Rs. 17.50 lakh.
In the end, both the models will have a pricing difference but are heavily feature-loaded and that’s why you should either wait for the Engage to launch to know more about the Premium MPV or you can buy the XUV700, the decision is yours!