Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV5OO: Home Advantage

In this two-part feature story, the Hexa may have spent a lot of its energy fighting it out with the Innova Crysta for the ultimate MPV title, but that doesn’t mean the Tata has run out of ammo. It still has another weapon in its arsenal, called the Super Drive Modes. Available only on the 4x4 MT variant, it comes with four preset modes – Auto, Comfort, Dynamic and Rough Road. More on that in a bit. Let’s get onto the other side where the XUV5OO awaits to defend its title.

Compared to the Hexa, the XUV5OO AWD is old – it received a mild facelift in 2015 and has really started showing its age. However, it’s still a popular, full-size, seven-seater SUV and comes with an AWD option with both manual and auto variants. Since the Hexa only gets a 4x4 MT, what we have here is the XUV5OO in the AWD MT avatar. Both these SUVs come with basic off-road tools which means no low-range transfer case so don’t expect either of these to get you deep into the jungle.