NuvoSport vs TUV300 Comparison

Mahindra NuvoSport vs TUV 300 Comparison

Overall, the TUV300 narrowly beats the NuvoSport to win this test. TUV300 is surprisingly better value-for-money than the NuvoSport. The few extra features like the touchscreen and Cruise Control that NuvoSport offers over the TUV300 are not really worth the premium it commands over the TUV300. NuvoSport does have a tad better performance than the TUV, but the TUV has better mileage, better third row seating and marginally better dynamics than the NuvoSport making it our pick of this test.

TUV300 vs NuvoSport Comparison Video:

Pricing & Features:
NuvoSport’s top-end variant, the ‘N8’ (manual) retails for 10.5 Lakh, On-road, Delhi, which is 50,000 Rs. more than TUV300’s ‘T8’ (manual) variant costing 10.05 Lakh. However, the NuvoSport has a few extra features over the TUV300 (as detailed below), which are worth around 30,000 Rs. making it around 20,000 Rs. more expensive than an equivalent TUV300. (NuvoSport N8 AMT retails for 11.35 lakh and TUV300 T8 AMT automatic retails for 10.84 Lakh)

Common Features: ABS, Airbags – 2, Power Steering, Central Locking by Remote, Power Windows, Parking Sensors, Music System with FM, USB, Bluetooth & Aux + 4 Speakers, Steering Wheel Switches, Rear Wash-Wipe-Defog, Height Adjustable Driver’s Seat, Electrically Adjustable ORVM, Alloy Wheels, Fog Lamps – Front
Extra Features in NuvoSport (N8): 6.2” Touchscreen, Cruise Control, Auto-Up Anti-Pinch Driver Window, LED Daytime Running Lights
Extra Features in TUV300 (T8): Cornering Lamps

Performance & Drivability:
The NuvoSport is powered by the old Mahindra Quanto’s 100PS engine, which has a slightly higher output than the TUV300’s engine. Both cars have excellent drivability around town, but the NuvoSport has better overtaking ability on the highway. Refinement though could have been a bit better, especially at higher revs on both these cars.

Power (PS@rpm): NuvoSport – 101@3750, TUV300 – 85@3750
Torque (Nm@rpm): NuvoSport – 240@1600-2800, TUV300 – 230@1500-2250
Kerb Weight (kg): NuvoSport – 1585, TUV300 – 1590(5 kg difference in Gross Weight)
Power to Weight Ratio (PS/ton): NuvoSport – 64, TUV300 – 54 (19% difference)
Torque to Weight Ratio (Nm/ton): NuvoSport – 151, TUV300 – 145 (3% difference)

Fuel Efficiency:
In our back-to-back tests, the NuvoSport was almost as efficient as the TUV300 in the Eco mode and one kmpl less efficient in the Power Mode. This roughly translates to 20,000 Rs. extra expenditure on diesel in the NuvoSport over a usage of 75,000 km

ARAI Mileage (kmpl): NuvoSport – 17.45, TUV300 – 18.49
Fuel Cost for 75,000 km (Lakh): NuvoSport – 3.45, TUV300 – 3.25
assuming current fuel prices

Space & Comfort:
TUV300 has more comfortable third row seats than NuvoSport’s, but the NuvoSport has marginally better boot-space of 412 liters compared to TUV’s 384 litres. Both NuvoSport and TUV300 are equally spacious vehicles, be it in the cabin or the boot. Both vehicles have a remarkably spacious second row of seats, which can comfortably seat three adults, with space left over for an occasional fourth occupant.

Length (mm): NuvoSport - 3985, TUV300 - 3995
Width (mm): NuvoSport - 1850, TUV300 - 1835
Height (mm): NuvoSport - 1870, TUV300 - 1839

Ride Quality & Handling:
TUV300 has a slight edge over the NuvoSport in terms of dynamics. TUV has a more pliant ride quality and feels marginally more comfortable than the NuvoSport over broken tarmac. Both cars have copious amount of body roll and no steering feel to speak of making them horrible cars to drive around twisty roads, but the fact remains that they are incredibly well suited to the Indian road conditions. High-speed stability, though not great, is better than the likes of Scorpio and Xylo.

Ground Clearance (mm): NuvoSport – 190*, TUV300 – 190

Tyre Size:
NuvoSport - 215/60R16
TUV300 - 215/75R15

Reliability and After Sales Service:
Mahindra has been trying to sort out its reliability and after sales issues and their efforts have met with moderate success. Mahindra’s After Sales experience has improved rapidly over the years. However, Mahindra still has a long way to go to catch up with both the product reliability and service quality of market leaders like Maruti & Hyundai.

Resale after 5 to 7 years est. (Lakh):
Both the NuvoSport and TUV300 are bound to have similar levels of depreciation over the next 5 to 7 years.
NuvoSport (N8) – 5.67
TUV300 (T8) – 5.43

Total Cost of Ownership (in Lakh): (Vehicle Price + Fuel Cost – Resale Value)
NuvoSport’s higher price tag and lower fuel efficiency makes it around 60,000 Rs. costlier than the TUV300 in terms of Total Cost of Ownership.
NuvoSport (N8) – 8.27
TUV300 (T8) – 7.87 (5% difference)

The TUV300 narrowly beats the NuvoSport to win this test. TUV300 is surprisingly better value-for-money than the NuvoSport. The few extra features like the touchscreen and Cruise Control that NuvoSport offers over the TUV300 are not really worth the premium it commands over the TUV300. NuvoSport does have a tad better performance than the TUV, but the TUV has better mileage, better third row seating and marginally better dynamics than the NuvoSport making it our pick of this test.

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  1. Thanks for this comparison, otherwise I thinking Nuvasport is a better offering at a lesser cost than TUV 300. Details are awesome esp. fuel cost, resale value and Total cost of ownership is the best part you can ever find in any other comparisons. Unlike spec to spec comparison Car comparos does a neat job

    1. Thanks Bonito! We really appreciate your feedback regarding the Mahindra NuvoSport vs TUV 300 Comparison.

  2. Seems Nuvosport is down side. the Comparison is between the cars from same manufacture. When we compare nuvosport vs tuv 300, its very important to see that the nuvosport is facelift of qunto and apart from the looks, interior and exterior there are not much changes in power & performance. well done for the detail comparison

    1. Thank you very much for your valuable feedback on the NuvoSport vs Mahindra TUV300 Comparison.

  3. कंपनी ने नोवा के आगेlook wise को तो बहुत ही अच्छा बनाया है लेकिन ध्यान देने की बात है कि कंपनी का जो प्लेटफॉर्म है वह quanto का ही है गाड़ी आरामदायक है इंजन का ps पावर बहुत अच्छा है tark अच्छा है लेकिन भीतर बैठने के बादXylo जैसी फीलिंग आती है जबकि TUV BOXY बाडी बनाया है डार्क 230 इंजन की पावर 84 है लेकिन ध्यान देने की बात की है कि गाड़ी का rpm 2200पर इंजन जनरेट कर रहा है जबकि NOVA SPORT का वही इंजन पवार जनरेट 100HP POWER 2800 RPM GENERATE करता है I TIHIK TUV IS GOOD.

    1. Thank you so much for your detailed analysis and recommendations, on our NuvoSport vs TUV comparison review.

  4. Discovered your website a few days ago. It is so good that I have recommended it to some of my friends and relatives because of its unique features and fearless reporting of facts.
    For instance, I have personally experienced the body roll in scorpio and heard of a rather bad accident of a TUV300 due to body roll. But you are the only one to be brave enough to state this truth.
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  5. I am a NuvoSport Owner
    Reason i bought Nuvo over TUV.

    1. Open the Front Door you have a knife on the top corner of TUV, you got to get use to it.
    2. I loved the cabin of TUV but had a "little" cramped feeling in it.
    3 the version i was planning had 85 BHP only top version on TUV has 100 BHP.
    4. DRLs
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    6. Big Windows makes it easy to park not i did not install parking sensor \ camera as yet.
    7. TUV is good but thing i wanted are better in Nuvo.

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