There are endless auto manufacturers both in and outside India who strive to stand tall on the #1 position and try their best to lure enthusiastic car lovers to buy their models to enhance their overall market share in the country. Though there are a number of auto manufacturers in the country like Ford, Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki but still Mahindra and Mahindra in all these years has been successful in maintaining its foothold in this sector.

To add the cherry on the cake, Mahindra has now officially launched the most awaited Mahindra TUV 300 seen as a strong competitor to the models revealed by its rivals namely Hyundai Creta and Ford Ecosport.


Let’s take a close look on the features and other specifications of all the aforementioned models in the Mahindra TUV300 Vs Hyundai Creta Vs Ford Ecosport comparison below.

Style and Design

Mahindra TUV300 features a wing shaped headlight cluster, horizontally positioned, turn indicators, typical grille design with chrome accents along with the company’s badge. It has a spare wheel mounted tailgate and on the interiors, its cabin is made up in dual tone color scheme. The dashboard has a layered design having numerous equipments. The floor console is provided with switches to operate the windows. It is a 7-seater vehicle with seats having brown colored fabric upholstery while the steering wheel is decorated with company’s logo along with silver accents.


Hyundai Creta features a triple slat chrome radiator grille, front bumper with the air intake section, vertically positioned fog lamps on the front side while at the rear end, it has a swept-back design taillight cluster and dual tone bumper. In the interiors, it comes with an infotainment system featuring a high resolution screen along with a few control switches. The floor console in the cockpit is huge and is equipped with storage compartment and a gearbox console while the driver seat has been equipped with height adjusting feature.

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Ford Ecosport on the contrary comes equipped with non-LED daytime running lights, wide radiator grille with thick chrome stripe borders, chrome encircled fog lamps alongside the air dam, the rear wind screen glass has integrated spoiler, whereas the bumper comes in semi-black mode. The dashboard has a mix of dark shadow Grey/Silver and charcoal black colors, the rear seats feature seat folding mechanism in 60/40 ratio.

Handling and Performance

Mahindra TUV300 is now available with two different gearboxes. The model in general can achieve a top speed of 140 to 145 Kmph and can touch the 100 Kmph mark in just 15 seconds.

In case of Hyundai Creta

The 1591cc petrol engine comes with a six speed manual transmission that allows it to reach a top speed of 196 Kmph touching the 100 Kmph mark in approximately 10.5 seconds.

The 1396cc power engine reaches 100 Kmph mark in 12.2 seconds and can easily achieve a top speed of 162 Kmph.
The diesel options are capable of attaining top speed of 190 Kmph. Its manual version can break the 100 Kmph barrier in 10.6 seconds, while its automatic version takes about 11 seconds to do so.


Ford Ecosport supports the following specifications:

The turbocharged Eco Boost petrol mill with dual VVT reach a top speed of 160 Kmph, while it can get to the 0-100 Kmph in just over 12 seconds.

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The 1.5L Ti-VCT petrol engine catches the 0 to 100 Kmph mark in just 13.25 seconds achieving top speed of 168 Kmph.

The 1.5L DV5 engine has the potential to attain the 100 Kmph mark in 13.2 seconds gaining a top speed of 175 Kmph.

Engine and Power Specifications

TUV300 comes with a 1.5-litre mHawk80 diesel engine with five speed manual gearbox designed to have superior NVH levels than others. It is capable of producing a maximum power of 84bhp at 3750rpm along with a pounding torque of 230Nm in between 1500 to 2250rpm. TUV300 also comes with an AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) gearbox option which produces power of 84bhp while the torque remains the same.

Hyundai Creta offers 3 different configurations all with six speed manual transmission gearbox:

The base and mid range are powered by a 1.4-litre CRDi engine that generates a power of 88.7bhp at 4000rpm and returns a torque of 219.7Nm between 1500 to 2750rpm.


The 1.6-litre motor engine is capable of unleashing a maximum power of 126.3bhp at 4000rpm and torque of 259.8Nm between 1900 to 2750rpm.

The petrol variants are equipped with a 1.6-litre VTVT engine that gives 121.3bhp of maximum power at 6400rpm and torque of 154.9Nm at 4850rpm.

Ford Ecosport comes with a 1.0-liter engine that generates 125 PS of maximum power at 6000 rpm together with a peak torque of 170 Nm at 1400-4500 rpm coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission.

Likewise the 1.5-liter Ti-VCT petrol engine produces 112 PS of power at 6300 rpm alongside peak torque of 140 Nm at 4400 rpm and is offered with the option of 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission (AT) gearbox.

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Lastly, its 1.5-liter DV5 engine generates a max power of 91 PS at 3750 rpm and peak high torque of 204 Nm at 2000-2750 rpm and is too mated with 5-speed manual gearbox.


Mahindra TUV300 comes in three variants – T4, T4 Plus and the top end variant T6, each with its own specific set of features:

The base variant T4 comes with basic safety features like powerful headlamps, seat belts, collapsible steering wheel etc. Additionally, it also features digital immobilizer that safeguards the vehicle from theft.

The mid variant T4 Plus along with all basic features is offered with anti lock braking system, dual front airbags and anti-theft warning system as standard features.

Though there are no airbags in the mid range T6 version, but it still comes equipped with rest features of T4 Plus. The variants from T6 Plus have got all the safety features including the keyless entry, third brake lights and front fog lamps.


Hyundai Creta is comprised of common safety features like ABS with EBD, day/night inside rear view mirror and lane change indicator. Also the ‘S Plus’ and its above variants also include dual front airbags, rear parking sensors and an impact sensing auto door unlock function along with a rear camera with steering adaptive parking guidelines display. Its top end along with the rest features also possess side and curtain airbags with height adjustable front seat-belts and lane change flash adjustment.

Ford Ecosport offers remote central locking with flip key, immobilizer system, anti lock braking system, dual front, side and curtain airbags. Also, it comes with an emergency brake hazard warning, rear parking sensors, defogger, high mount stop lamp as well as ISOFIX child seat fixing points that add to the security of its occupants. The top end variant additionally gets a few more features like electronic stability control, hill launch assist and traction control systems.

Price and Colors

All the 3 models being compared offer different color options for its buyers to choose from under the below mentioned price tags.


Price (Ex-Showroom Delhi) – Mahindra TUV300 Vs Hyundai Creta Vs Ford Ecosport

Mahindra TUV300 – Rs 7.1 lacs to Rs 9.4 lacs
Hyundai Creta – Rs. 8.9 lacs – Rs 14.1 lacs
Ford Ecosport – Rs 6.9 lacs to Rs 10.4 lacs

Color Options – Mahindra TUV300 Vs Hyundai Creta Vs Ford Ecosport

Mahindra TUV300 –

  • Molten Orange
  • Majestic Silver
  • Dynamo Red
  • Verve Blue
  • Glacier White
  • Bold Black

Hyundai Creta –

  • Polar White
  • Phantom Black
  • Mystic Blue
  • Star Dust
  • Sleek Silver
  • Pearl Beige

Ford Ecosport –

  • Mars Red
  • Diamond White
  • Panther Black
  • Chill Metallic
  • Smoke Grey
  • Kinetic Blue-Ford Ecosport
  • Moondust Silver-Ford Ecosport
  • Golden Bronze


Ford Ecosport has been running on the Indian roads from quite a long time now while the other two models are quite new for the Indian buyers. Though all the models are offered with user friendly design and updated features, but Mahindra TUV300 is a better option for the buyers who are on the lookout for rough vehicles with a slight masculine touch. On the other side the Hyundai Creta is the feature rich SUV, giving you the feel of a premium car. The budget friendly buyers on the contrary can choose from either of the two models namely Mahindra TUV300 or Ford Ecosport.

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