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Where does Scorpio stand amongst (Diesel) SUVs/MUVs? In terms of Fundamentals: Efficiency, Performance, Dynamics & Reliability
1. Honda Mobilio
2. Ford EcoSport
3. Renault Duster
4. Nissan Terrano
5. Fiat Avventura
6. Maruti-Suzuki Ertiga
7. Toyota Innova
8. Mahindra XUV500
9. Nissan Evalia
10. Tata Aria
11. Tata Safari Storme
12. Mahindra Scorpio
13. Chevrolet Enjoy
14. Chevrolet Tavera
15. Tata Sumo
16. Mahindra Bolero

Mahindra Scorpio vs Honda Mobilio (Diesel)
Verdict: Mobilio is better than Scorpio
Space & Comfort: No matter how big the Scorpio may look, Mobilio is far more spacious and comfortable for 7 passengers and their luggage to travel in. Especially the third row passengers who have to sit sideways in the Scorpio, and have no space to keep their legs as well as their luggage. Whereas in the Mobilio, even the 3rd row is as comfortable as it gets with a decent 200+ litres of added boot-space behind it.
Performance: Mobilio is roughly a ton lighter than the Scorpio, which has translated into better acceleration as well as drivability, in spite of a 700cc smaller engine.
Dynamics: Mobilio not only handles better than the Scorpio, it's ride quality is also much more comfortable. In spite of Mahindra's best efforts Scorpio is still not as stable and thus safe as the Mobilio at high speeds. And the Mobilio's 189mm ground clearance means it can handle rough roads as good as the Scorpio. Scorpio's only advantage is that a 4x2 Scorpio will fare better in out-and-out off-road situations, but is that singular factor worth compromising on every other parameter is a question Scorpio buyers need to ask themselves.
Reliability & After Sales Service: Mahindra is no match for Honda's bulletproof reliability, if you don't believe that just compare a 12 year old Scorpio to a 12 year old Honda City. The Scorpio will probably be at a junk-yard & the City will probably still be on it's first set of clutch-plate, steering rack, timing belt etc.
Pricing & Features: Mobilio has far more features than a similarly priced Scorpio, except for the top-end Scorpio, whose extra features are mostly useless gimmicks. Add to that Mobilio's fuel efficiency being at least 4-5 kpl more than Scorpio in the real world & lower maintenance costs & there doesn't remain a smidgen of doubt regarding the winner of this comparison.


Mahindra Scorpio vs Toyota Innova
Verdict: Innova is better than Scorpio


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Mahindra Scorpio vs Renault Duster
Verdict: Duster is better than Scorpio

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Mahindra Scorpio vs Ford EcoSport
Verdict: EcoSport is better than Scorpio



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Mahindra Scorpio vs Maruti-Suzuki Ertiga
Verdict: Ertiga is better than Scorpio

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Mahindra Scorpio vs Mahindra XUV500
Verdict: XUV500 is better than Scorpio
Efficiency & Performance: The main difference between these two is that the XUV500 is based on a monocoque chassis while the Scorpio is based on a ladder frame chassis. This has made the Scorpio much more heavier than the XUV500. However, the engine in both cars is the same. This has made the Scorpio slower as well as less fuel efficient than the XUV500.
Stability & Dynamics: Scorpio is much less stable than XUV500 around corners. Even the ride quality of Scorpio is not as pliant as the XUV500. It ladder frame platform is no match for the monocoque chassis of the XUV500. Why Mahindra chose to stick with a ladder frame instead of making a Scorpio styled body out of the XUV500 is a big question.
Space & Comfort: Front 2 rows have ample space in both cars. But XUV500's third row is much better than Scorpio's. XUV's front facing seats are much more comfortable than Scorpio. Sitting on the sideways seats of Scorpio for anything more than 15 minutes is nothing short of a punishment.
Reliability & After Sales Service: is identical of course.
Pricing & Features: Variant to variant comparison reveals that XUV is 2-5% more expensive than Scorpio but has better safety features and with better performance, efficiency & dynamics is the better buy amongst the two.




















Mahindra Scorpio vs Tata Safari Storme (Diesel)
Verdict: Scorpio is better than Safari Storme

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Mahindra Scorpio vs Nissan Terrano
Verdict: Terrano is better than Scorpio

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Mahindra Scorpio vs Mahindra Bolero
Verdict: Scorpio is better than Bolero

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Mahindra Scorpio vs Fiat Avventura
Verdict: Avventura is better than Scorpio

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Mahindra Scorpio vs Tata Aria
Verdict: Aria is better than Scorpio
Stability & Dynamics: Like it or not but, Aria is much superior to the Scorpio in terms of ride quality, off-road ability and straight line stability. Both cars are at the bottom of the ladder when it comes to handling, but even there Aria holds a slight edge over the Scorpio.
Space & Comfort: Both cars have sofa levels of comfort in the first 2 rows. But when it comes to the third row Aria comes out on top, thanks to forward facing front seats, unlike Scorpio's sideways facing benches. Plus there's a little boot-space left over behind the Aria's 3rd row for some luggage. However due to a smaller footprint, Scorpio has a slight advantage over Aria, while maneuvering it's flab around the city.
Performance & Efficiency: Both cars have similar 2.2 litre engines developed by AVL at the same time. Surely, AVL must have double billed them for development cost! But the state of tune that both companies ordered is slightly different. Mahindra ordered little less power than Tata, but that turned out to be the better judgement. Because Mahindra got the engine with far lesser turbo-lag. That has made the Scorpio much more drivable than the Aria around the city. It also has a lesser kerb weight than Aria helping matters even further.
Reliability & After Sales Service: Have to hand this one to Mahindra. Over the last decade Mahindra has convincingly caught up and surpassed Tata Motors in terms of reliability & after sales service. Although it must be said in the same breath that there is still a huge gap to close down to get anywhere near Innova levels.


Mahindra Scorpio vs Nissan Evalia
Verdict: Evalia is better than Scorpio

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Where does Scorpio stand among similarly priced (Diesel) cars?
1. Ford Fiesta
2. Honda City
3. Skoda Rapid
4. VolkswagenVento
5. Maruti-Suzuki Ciaz
6. Toyota Corolla Altis
7. Hyundai Verna
8. Nissan Sunny
9. Fiat Linea
10. Renault Scala
11. Mahindra Scorpio

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