Automobiles

Mahindra Marazzo vs Mahindra TUV300 Plus: Variants Compared

By Kajal Choudhary

September 08, 2018

Mahindra Marazzo vs Mahindra TUV300 Plus: Variants Compared. Mahindra launched the Marazzo MPV on 3 September, 2018 at Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Although it’s positioned as a premium MPV, its lower variants overlap with the higher variants of Mahindra’s other UV, the TUV300 Plus. So let’s check out which one suits your needs the best by comparing their variants. But before we delve into more details on their features, let’s take a look at their dimensions and powerplant.

Dimensions

–    The Marazzo is not only longer and wider than the TUV300 Plus, it also gets 80mm longer wheelbase too

–    The TUV300 Plus is taller and has a massive boot when compared to the Marazzo. However, it might get uncomfortable for third-row passengers with the luggage in place as the TUV300 Plus gets bench-type side facing seats

Diesel Engine

Price (ex-showroom Delhi):

Given their price tags, the bottom two variants of the Marazzo are comparable with the top two variants of the TUV300 Plus.

Variants and Features

Common Features: Tilt-adjustable steering, mobile charging point in first and second row, manual AC, front and rear power windows, dual front airbags, seatbelt reminder, speed-sensing auto door lock, ABS with EBD and brake assist, and ECO driving mode.

What the Marazzo gets over the TUV300 Plus: Electronic power steering (compared to the old-school hydraulic unit in the TUV300 Plus), dual-barrel headlamps, second-row captain seats, manual roof-mounted air conditioning for the second and third rows, front and rear armrests, all four disc brakes, Isofix child seat anchors and speed alert system (three acoustic warnings over 80kmph).

What the TUV300 Plus gets over the Marazzo: Seating for 9 adults compared to the 7- or 8-seater option in the Marazzo, Mahindra’s micro-hybrid tech with idle engine start-stop and brake energy regeneration

Verdict:

Despite being a bit expensive than the TUV300 Plus, the Mahindra Marazzo gets our vote for the goodies and all important safety features it packs.  Being a 9-seater, the TUV300 Plus surprisingly misses out on rear air con vents for the second and third row.

Common Features (over the previous variants): Rear wash and wipe, rear defogger (with timer in the Marazzo), electrically adjustable ORVMs, audio system with four speakers and Bluetooth connectivity along with Mahindra Blue Sense App support and voice messaging system, height adjustable driver’s seat, armrest for driver and co-passenger, folding 2nd row seat

What the Marazzo gets over the TUV300 Plus: Electronic power steering (compared to the old-school hydraulic unit in the TUV300 Plus), dual-barrel headlamps, second-row captain seats, manual roof mounted air conditioning for the second and third rows, front and rear armrests, all four disc brakes, Isofix child seat anchors, and speed alert system (three acoustic warnings over 80kmph).

What the TUV300 Plus gets over the Marazzo: Follow-me home headlamps, front fog lamps, alloy wheels, steering-mounted controls, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, rear parking sensors, two additional tweeters, illuminated glove box, remote lock and keyless entry.

Verdict:

While the similarly priced TUV300 Plus is better equipped, the Marazzo is still ahead of the game purely for the better seats, the separate air conditioning unit for second and third-row passengers and extra safety features it offers. Moreover, most of the additional goodies that the TUV300 Plus packs over the Marazzo can be had as aftermarket fitments from Mahindra’s dealers or other third party options.