Comparing the Tata Nexon EV and the Mahindra XUV400: Which Electric SUV is the Better Choice?

Choosing an electric vehicle (EV) in a market dominated by internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles can be a difficult decision. With a plethora of options available, selecting the right EV becomes even more challenging. For those looking to buy an electric SUV under the sub-4 metre segment, the newly launched Tata Nexon EV and the Mahindra XUV400 are two ideal choices. Here’s a comparison of these two electric SUVs based on various factors.

Battery and Range

The Tata Nexon EV offers two versions in the Indian market: Medium-Range (MR) and Long-Range (LR). The MR variant comes with a 30.2kWh battery pack and the LR variant has a larger 40.5kWh battery. The 40.5kWh battery delivers 141bhp of power and 215Nm of torque, while the 30.2kWh battery produces 127bhp of power and 215Nm of torque. The vehicle supports 7.2kWh rapid charging, with the MR version offering a range of up to 325 kilometers and the LR version offering a range of up to 465 kilometers on a single charge.

The Mahindra XUV400 EV is equipped with one electric motor and offers two battery pack configurations. The EL variant has a larger 39.4kWh battery and a range of 456 kilometers, while the EC model has a smaller 34.5kWh battery and a range of 375 kilometers. The XUV400 EV can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 8.3 seconds.

Features and Dimensions

The Tata Nexon EV comes packed with features such as an adjustable co-passenger seat, an updated ZConnect app, a 360-degree camera, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for OTT apps and games, a fully digital instrument cluster, voice assistant compatibility with Alexa, Google, and Siri, a nine-speaker JBL sound system, and more. On the other hand, the Mahindra XUV400 EV offers features like a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with over 50 connected car features, smartwatch connectivity, cruise control, and wireless phone charging.

In terms of dimensions, the Nexon EV has a wheelbase of 2,498mm and measures 3,994mm in length, 1,811mm in width, and 1,616mm in height. In contrast, the XUV400 has a wheelbase of 2,600mm and is 4,200mm in length, 1,821mm in width, and 1,634mm in height.


The Tata Nexon EV is available in six trim levels, with prices ranging from Rs 14.74 lakh to Rs 19.94 lakh (ex-showroom). The Mahindra XUV400 offers three trims, with prices ranging from Rs 15.99 lakh to Rs 19.39 lakh (ex-showroom).

Both the Tata Nexon EV and the Mahindra XUV400 EV offer impressive features and range, making them competitive choices in the Indian market. The final decision will depend on individual preferences and priorities.

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