Tata Nexon.ev vs Mahindra XUV400 EV – Which Electric SUV is worth buying?

Tata Nexon.ev goes one-on-one against the Mahindra XUV400

Tata has officially unveiled the facelift of the Nexon.ev after dropping the two suffixes, Prime and Max and renamed itself to Nexon.ev. Since, in this segment Tata only competes with the Mahindra’s XUV400, so we thought of comparing the two against each other and finding who’s better than the other!

Tata Nexon.ev vs Mahindra XUV400 – Design

The front design of the Nexon.ev is a bit different from the front than it’s ICE Sibling. The front features a full width LED light bar that joins with the LED DRL for one distinctive look. However, on lower variants, you only get LED DRLs with black element in between. Below the DRLs, there are vertically positioned split LED headlamps. These headlamp units are positioned vertically, and the bumpers have been redesigned with trapezoid design patterns to differentiate from the ICE version.

The side profile remains largely unchanged, except for sleeker ORVMs (Outside Rear-View Mirrors) inspired by the Harrier and Safari. The wheels have also been slightly redesigned, featuring 16-inch alloy wheels. The rear of the Nexon Facelift features X-factor LED taillamps that are connected by a LED light bar for a distinctive design. It gets sequential indicators, C-shaped protrusions, and the reflectors have been positioned towards the edges for a wider SUV appearance.

The Mahindra XUV400 as you can see, the electric SUV has X pattern on the closed grille. The whole SUV is highlighted with copper colors on the logo, door claddings, and roof. It has LED headlamps with LED DRLs integrated at the top inside the headlamps and no fog lamps as you can see, the bumpers at the front and rear are finished in faux silver skid plate, and the bonnet has cuts to give a little meaner look. Moving to the side, it has thin wheel arches with 16-inch alloy wheels and roof rails that appears to be functional. It has LED taillamps with halogen indicators and a small spoiler, and rear wiper on the rear windscreen.

The Nexon.ev features a 12.3-inch infotainment system over the thinner and sharper AC vents, and the dashboard comes with dual-tone theme option. The EV features a new two-spoke steering wheel with new digital instrument cluster and a single-pane sunroof on top. The two-spoke steering wheel has a rectangular display which illuminates the Tata logo, which is the same as the Curvv SUV. Below the AC vents, there are no physical buttons to control the HVAC, but rather a new touch-sensitive control system for a clean design. There is a huge center console with Steptronic gear lever, wireless charging pad behind the rotary dial drive modes, cup holders, and armrest. Moving to the rear, the seats are split in 60:40 ratio, and this SUV comes equipped with 9-speaker JBL Premium Sound System.

From the inside, the XUV400 has the same dashboard layout as the XUV300. It has 7-inch infotainment system placed between the AC vents and the AC vents at the sides positioned horizontally. It t has the option for the dual-tone dashboard. The XUV400 has a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with analog instrument cluster and TFT display between the analog dials, and a single-pane sunroof. It has a rotary dial to control the HVAC function of the car. It has two USB ports at the front and no USB ports at the rear. The rear seats are split in 60:40 ratio. It has the 6-speaker sound system as well.

So, from the outside, and the inside, Tata has nailed the design and styling of the SUV as it looks very premium and spacious making the Mahindra XUV400 look little bad.

Tata Nexon.ev vs Mahindra XUV400 EV – Dimensions

Tata Nexon.evMahindra XUV400 EV
Length3995 MM4200 MM
Width1804 MM1821 MM
Height1620 MM1634 MM
Wheelbase2498 MM2600 MM
Ground Clearance208 MM200 MM
Boot Space382 L368 L

In terms of dimensions, the Nexon EV measures 3995 MM in length, 1804 MM in width, and 1620 MM in height. In contrast, the XUV400 is 4200 MM long, making it 205 MM longer, 1821 MM wide, which is 17 MM wider, and 1634 MM tall, standing 14 MM taller. The Nexon EV boasts a wheelbase of 2498 MM, a ground clearance of 208 MM, and a 382 L boot space. On the other hand, the XUV400 features a 2600 MM wheelbase, which is 102 MM longer, a ground clearance of 200 MM, which is 8 MM lower, and a boot space of 368 L, making it 14 litres smaller.

Tata Nexon.ev vs Mahindra XUV400 EV – Battery Pack

Tata Nexon.evMahindra XUV400 EV
Battery Pack30 kWh40.5 kWh34.5 kWh39.4 kWh
Power127.23 BHP143.01 BHP147.51 BHP147.51 BHP
Torque215 NM215 NM310 NM310 NM
Range325 KM465 KM375 KM456 KM
Charging Time10 – 100% in 4.3 hrs – A.C
10 – 100% in 56 minutes – D.C
10 – 100% in 6 hrs – A.C
10 – 100% in 56 minutes – D.C
0 – 100% in 50 minutes – D.C0 – 100% in 50 minutes – D.C
0 – 100 KMPH9.2 Seconds8.9 Seconds8.3 Seconds8.3 Seconds
Top Speed150 KMPH150 KMPH160 KMPH160 KMPH

In Battery Pack, the Tata Nexon.ev and the Mahindra XUV400 are offered with two battery pack options. The Nexon.ev has a 30 kWh battery pack that produces 127.23 BHP and 215 NM of torque and provides a claimed range of 325 KM. It can charge from 10 – 100% in 4.3 hrs using a 7.2 kW AC Charger and 10 – 100% in 56 Minutes using a D.C Fast Charger. It can go from 0 – 100 KMPH in 9.2 Seconds at a top speed of 150 KMPH. Then there is the 40.5 kWh battery pack producing 143.01 BHP and 215 NM of torque and provides a claimed range of 465 KM. It can charge from 10 – 100% in 6 hrs using a 7.2 kW AC Charger and 10 – 100% in 56 Minutes using a D.C Fast Charger. It can go from 0 – 100 KMPH in 8.9 Seconds at a top speed of 150 KMPH.

Mahindra XUV400 first battery pack is the 34.5 kWh that puts out 147.51 BHP and 310 NM of torque. It has a single motor that drives the front wheels and offers range of 375 KM. It can charge from 0 – 100% in 50 Minutes on a D.C Charger, and can go from 0 – 100 KMPH in just 8.3 Seconds at a top speed of 160 KMPH. Then there is the 39.4 kWh that produces the same power and torque, but has a range of 456 km. It has the same charging, same acceleration, and same top speed. 

Tata Nexon.ev vs Mahindra XUV400 EV – Features

FeaturesTata Nexon.evMahindra XUV400 EV
HeadlampsLED Halogen Projector
Wheel Size & Type16-inch alloy wheels16-inch alloy wheels
Auto Power WindowYesYes
Seat upholsteryLeatheretteLeather
Leather-wrapped steering wheelYesYes
Rear AC ventsYes
Ventilated SeatsYes
Instrument ClusterDigitalAnalog
Infotainment System12.3-inch7-inch
Android Auto, Apple CarPlayWirelessWired
Voice ControlYesYes
Air PurifierYes
Sound System9-speaker JBL Premium Sound System6-Speaker Sound System
Cooled GloveboxYes
Wireless ChargingYes
Auto-dimming IRVMYes
Paddle ShiftersYes
Drive ModesYesYes

In Features, the XUV400 misses out on paddle shifters, Auto-Dimming IRVM, Wireless Charging, Cooled Glovebox, Air Purifier, 9-speaker sound system, bigger infotainment system, digital instrument cluster, ventilated seats, rear AC vents, and LED headlamps.

Safety FeaturesTata Nexon FaceliftMahindra XUV400 EV
AirbagsSix airbagsSix airbags
ABS with EBDYesYes
Camera360 Surround View CameraReverse-Parking Camera
Parking SensorsFront and RearRear
Rain-Sensing WipersYesYes
Auto HeadlampsYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Traction ControlYesYes
Hill AssistYesYes
All 4 Disc BrakesFront DiscYes
ISOFIX anchoragesYesYes

In Safety Features, the XUV400 misses out on 360 Surround View Camera, and front parking sensors while the Nexon.ev misses out on rear disc brakes.

Tata Nexon.ev vs Mahindra XUV400 EV – Price and Warranty

ModelPrice (ex-showroom)
Tata Nexon.evExpected Rs. 15 L
Mahindra XUV400 EVRs. 15.99 – Rs. 19.39 L

The Mahindra XUV400 starts at Rs. 15.99 L for the entry-level ‘EC’ variant and goes up to Rs. 18.99 L for the top ‘EL Fast-Charging DT’ variant. The Tata Nexon.ev is expected to be priced from Rs. 15 L. 

As for the warranty, the Nexon.ev has a warranty period of 3 years/1,25,000 km on car and 8 years/1,60,000 km for the battery and can be extended up to 5 years/1,25,000 km on the car. The XUV400 has 3 years/unlimited kms warranty period on the car and 8 years/ 1,60,000 km on the motor and the battery

Tata Nexon.ev vs Mahindra XUV400 EV – Verdict

In the end, the decision to buy which electric SUV depends totally on you, however, if you ask us, the Nexon.ev is better than the Mahindra XUV400 EV in almost every single way like they nailed the design elements for both interior and exterior, better range than XUV400 EV, very feature-loaded, and affordable. The Mahindra XUV400 EV is a good choice as well as its spacious, and very few features better than the Nexon.ev. In performance, it’s quicker and powerful than the Nexon.ev. So, the Nexon.ev will launch on September 14th and if you can afford the nexon.ev, then go ahead and book it, otherwise the Mahindra XUV400 EV is a good choice. So, what’re you gonna do?

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