Mahindra KUV100 vs Ford Figo vs Hyundai Grand i10 vs Maruti Swift – Comparo
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Here is a technical specifications comparison between the Mahindra KUV100 and its competitors including the Ford Figo, the Hyundai Grand i10 and the Maruti Swift.
The KUV100 has the shortest overall length in comparison but its the widest and the tallest offering. It has a ground clearance of 170 mm though the longest turning radius of 5.05 m. The Ford Figo has the highest ground clearance of 174 mm, and Maruti Swift has the shortest turning radius of 4.8 m.
The KUV100 has the smallest fuel tank (35 litres), and it has the next to smallest boot volume of 243 litres. While the rim sizes of all these cars are the same at 14-inch, the KUV100 is shod with the largest tyres, of size 185/65. The Maruti Swift gets 185/65-R15 on Z-variants (top-end).
The Mahindra KUV100 is the only vehicle with three-cylinder engines (both petrol and diesel) in this comparison while all other models use four-cylinder mills of different displacements (the Grand i10 uses a three-cylinder diesel engine). The petrol version of the new Mahindra car produces 83 PS at 5,500 rpm and 115 Nm at 3,500-3,600 rpm, and the diesel version generates 78 PS at 3,750 rpm and 190 Nm at 1,750-2,250 rpm.
The power and torque ratings of the new arrival are very similar to those of the other models, and the most powerful model in this comparison is the Ford Figo whose top-end petrol version packs 112 PS and diesel model is capable of producing 100 PS.
The price of the top-end variants of the Mahindra KUV100 are more affordable than most of the other models in its segment, and its base price is close to the average price of all these cars.