Maruti Suzuki Fronx vs Mahindra XUV300 comparison: price, features, specifications, engine
Maruti Suzuki unveiled the Fronx compact SUV at the 2023 Auto Expo. The car received lots of attention at the event and the bookings were also open on the same day. Customers interested can book the car by visiting their nearest dealership or by online. The booking amount is set at Rs 11,000.
The car will hit the showrooms by April and will be launched by May. The prices for the Fronx are expected to start from Rs 7.5 lakh (ex-showroom). When launched, the car will compete with other compact SUVs like Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV 300, Kia Sonet, Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger.
In this article, let’s compare the Fronx with Mahindra XUV 300.
First, let’s compare dimensions, the Fronx measures 3995 mm in length, 1765 mm in width, 1550 mm in height and has 2520 mm of wheelbase. Fronx has a boot space of 308 litres and a 4.9 m of turning radius.
Talking about the Mahindra XUV 300, measures 3995 mm in length, 1821 mm in width, 1617 mm in height and has 2600 mm in wheelbase. XUV 300 has a boot space of 257 litres and a 5.3 m of turning radius.
The XUV 300 and Fronx have an identical 3995 mm of length and have an extra height of 67 mm. The XUV 300 is also wider and has an extra wheelbase of 80 mm. However, Fronx has a bigger boot space and a shorter 4.9 m of turning radius.
Talking about the exterior differences, the Fronx gets LED DRLs with LED headlamps whereas the XUV 300 gets LED DRLs with a Halogen headlamp setup. Both cars also get an LED tail lamp setup with rear wipers and a washer. The XUV 300 gets 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels whereas the Fronx gets 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. Additionally, the XUV 300 features rear disc breaks.
Moving on to the interior, both SUVs get a dual-tone interior scheme. In terms of features, Fronx gets automatic LED headlamps with DRLs, a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected car tech, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Arkamys-tuned sound system, cruise control, height-adjustable driver’s seat, automatic AC, rear AC vents, auto-dimming IRVM, HUD display, 360-degree camera, 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP with hill-hold assist and wireless charging for smartphones.
Talking about the features offered with XUV 300, the SUV gets an automatic headlamp and wipers, auto-dimming IRVM, 7.0-inch infotainment with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, cruise control, height-adjustable driver’s seat with seat belt height adjustment, Dual zone AC, front parking sensors, TPMS, rear armrest, sunroof, steering modes, 7 airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, Traction control and rear disc brakes.
Now let’s talk about powertrain and gearbox options, the Fronx will be available in two engine options – a 1.2-litre NA 4-cylinder Petrol engine which produces 89 bhp of power and 113 Nm of torque. Gearbox options include a 5-speed manual or an AMT transmission. It also gets a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged booster jet Petrol engine which puts out 100 bhp of power and 148 Nm of torque. Gearbox options include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic.
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Talking about the XUV 300, the XUV 300 is available in 3 engine options – a 1.5-litre diesel and 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines in two states of tune. The 1.5-litre diesel produces 115 bhp of power and a class-leading 300 Nm of torque. The 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine produces 108 bhp of power and 200 Nm of torque. The same engine with a different tunes produces 128 bhp of power and 230 Nm of torque and is offered with Turbosport variants.
Talking about the variants, Fronx will be available with five variants – Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta and Alpha. The XUV 300 is offered with W4, W6, W8 and W8 (O).