Maruti Suzuki Fronx vs Mahindra XUV300: Price, Specs, Features and More

The Maruti Suzuki Fronx and the Mahindra XUV300 are two of the most popular SUVs and claim to offer a unique blend of features, performance, and style that make them worthy contenders in their segment. Here is how they fare against each other in various aspects.

By Reetika Bhatt | on February 23, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Maruti Suzuki and Mahindra are two of the leading auto manufacturers in India and have introduced some of the most popular cars in the market. With the debut of the Maruti Suzuki Fronx and the launch of the Mahindra XUV300, both carmakers created a stir among customers. The Maruti Suzuki Fronx is a compact SUV that has been designed to provide customers with a great driving experience and a host of features, while the Mahindra XUV300 is an all-rounder that offers a comfortable ride and an impressive list of safety features. Both cars are available in two engine options, petrol, and diesel, and both cars boast great fuel economy. In this article, we will compare both cars on various aspects like features, specs, price, market rivals, and more to help you choose the better option.

Mahindra XUV300


Let's start by comparing the dimensions. The Fronx is 3,995mm long, 1,765mm wide, 1,550mm tall, and has a 2,520mm wheelbase. The SUV has a 4.9m turning radius and a 308-litre boot. The Mahindra XUV300 has a length of 3,995mm, a width of 1,821mm, a height of 1,617mm, and a wheelbase of 2,600mm. The XUV300 has a 257-litre boot and a turning radius of 5.3m. The XUV300 and the Fronx are the same length (3,995mm), but the XUV300 is 67mm taller. The XUV300 is also wider and has an 80mm longer wheelbase. The Fronx, on the other hand, has a larger boot space and a shorter turning radius of 4.9m.

Also Read: Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India: Jimny, Fronx, Brezza CNG and More


Speaking of variants, the Fronx will be offered in five different variants- Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta, and Alpha. Available trims for the XUV300 include W4, W6, W8, and W8 (O).


The Fronx will be offered with two engine options- a 1.2-litre NA 4-cylinder petrol engine that generates 89bhp of maximum power and 113Nm of peak torque. There are two different types of transmissions on offer: an AMT or a 5-speed manual. A 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder, turbocharged booster jet petrol engine with 148Nm of peak torque and 100bhp of power is also included. Both a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission are available with the unit.

Speaking of the XUV300, it has three engine options: a 1.5-litre diesel engine and 1.2-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engines in two tuning levels. The 1.5-litre diesel engine generates an impressive 300Nm of peak torque and 115 bhp of maximum power. The 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine churns out 200Nm of torque and 108bhp of maximum power. The same engine is available in Turbosport variants, producing 128bhp of power and 230Nm of torque.

Exterior Design

Regarding exterior differences, the XUV300 has LED DRLS with Halogen headlamps while the Fronx has LED DRLS with LED headlamps. Both vehicles also receive an LED taillight setup, along with washers and rear wipers. The Fronx has 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels compared to the XUV300's 17-inch wheels. The XUV300 also has disc breaks in the rear.

Interior and Features

The interior of both SUVs features a dual-tone colour scheme. The Fronx has a host of features, including automatic LED headlamps with DRLS, a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected car technology, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, a sound system tuned by Arkamys, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver's seat, automatic air conditioning, rear AC vents, auto-dimming IRVMs, a HUD display, a 360-degree camera, six airbags, and ABS. 

In terms of features, the XUV300 is equipped with automatic headlights and wipers, auto-dimming mirrors, a 7.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver's seat, TPMS, a rear armrest, a sunroof, multiple steering modes, seven airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, traction control, and rear disc brakes.

Also Read: Mahindra XUV300 AMT Review: First Drive

Price and Rivals

The Fronx will go on sale in April and will be available for purchase in May. The SUV is expected to have a starting price of Rs 7.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Apart from the XUV300, the Maruti Suzuki Fronx will compete with compact SUVs such as the Hyundai Venue, the Kia Sonet, the Nissan Magnite, and the Renault Kiger.

The Mahindra XUV300 is currently available in the Indian market for a price ranging from Rs 8.41 lakh to Rs 14.07 lakh (ex-showroom). The Maruti Suzuki Brezza, the Hyundai Venue, the Renault Kiger, the Tata Nexon, the Nissan Magnite, and the Kia Sonet, are just a few of the SUVs it competes against in the sub-4 metre class.

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