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Mahindra Scorpio Classic vs KIA Seltos

Do you want to find out which car is the best, Mahindra Scorpio Classic or KIA Seltos? 91Wheels brings you a detailed comparison between Scorpio Classic and Seltos. Mahindra Scorpio Classic Price starts at Rs.13.62 Lakh (ex-showroom) for S mHawk 7 Seater Diesel MT and KIA Seltos Price starts at Rs.10.90 Lakh (ex-showroom) for HTE G1.5L Smartstream Petrol 6-Speed MT. Mahindra Scorpio Classic is 4 cylinder, 2184 cc Engine can generate 130 bhp @ 3750 rpm power whereas KIA Seltos is a 4 cylinder, 1497 cc Engine can generate 113.42 bhp @ 6300 rpm power. In terms of mileage, Scorpio Classic provides a mileage of 15 kmpl (base model), and Seltos has a mileage of 17 kmpl (base model).

Scorpio Classic vs Seltos

Key HighlightsMahindra Scorpio ClassicKIA Seltos
PriceRs.13.62 LakhRs.10.90 Lakh
Engine Capacity2184 cc1497 cc
Power130 bhp @ 3750 rpm113.42 bhp @ 6300 rpm
Mileage/Range15 kmpl17 kmpl
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Mahindra Scorpio Classic S mHawk 7 Seater Diesel MT car
S mHawk 7 Seater Diesel MT
Rs. 13.62 Lakh
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KIA Seltos HTE G1.5L Smartstream Petrol 6-Speed MT car
HTE G1.5L Smartstream Petrol 6-Speed MT
Rs. 10.90 Lakh
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Specifications Overview

Variant Name
On Road Price
16.20 Lakh
Price Breakup
12.63 Lakh
Price Breakup
Fuel Type
Diesel
Petrol
User Rating
4.2
4.2
Boot Space (Litres)
460 Litres
433 Litres
Transmission Type
Manual
Manual
Engine Displacement
2184 cc
1497 cc
Max Power (bhp @rpm)
130 bhp @ 3750 rpm
113.42 bhp @ 6300 rpm
Colors
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Exterior

Sunroof
Power Windows
Front & Rear
Front & Rear
Adjustable ORVMs
Externally Adjustable
Internally Adjustable
Turn Indicators on ORVMs
Rear Wiper
Rear Defogger
Bootlid Opener
Internal
Electric Tailgate Release
Rain Sensing Wipers
Daytime Running Lights
LED headlight
Projector headlight
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check
Automatic Headlamps
Follow Me Home Headlamps

Brakes, Suspension & Tyres

Front Suspension
Double Wish-bone Type& Independent Front Coil Spring
McPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Rear Suspension
Mulit-link Coil Spring Suspension with Anti-Roll Bar
Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA) with Coil Spring
Front Brakes
Ventilated Disc
Disc
Rear Brakes
Drum
Disc
Wheels
Steel Rims
Steel Rims
Spare Wheel
Steel
Steel
Front Tyre Size
235 / 65 R17
205 / 65 R16
Rear Tyre Size
235/65 R17
205 / 65 R16
Turning Radius
5.4 meters
5.3 meters
Tyre Size Spare
235/65 R17
205 / 65 R16
Wheels Size
R17
R16

Instrumentation

Low Fuel Level Warning
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Adjustable Cluster Brightness
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Fuel level guage
Digital
Digital
Gear Indicator
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Shift Indicator
check
Tachometer
Analogue
Analogue
Speedometer
Analogue
Analogue
Odometer
Analogue
Digital
Avg fuel economy display
check

Infotainment & Communication

Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
Voice Command
Infotainment Screen
Multifunction Display
check
Touchscreen Size
-
8 Inch
Bluetooth Compatibility
Integrated Music System
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Speakers
4
AM/FM Radio
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USB Compatibility
check
Wireless Charger

Warranty

Basic Warranty
2 years or 75000 kms
3 Years / Unlimited KMS
Extended Warranty
-
5 Years or unlimited Kms

Engine & Transmission

Engine Capacity
2184 cc
1497 cc
Engine Type
2.2 L mHawk
G1.5 MPi
No. of Cylinders
4
4
No. of valves per cylinder
4
4
Cylinder Configuration
DOHC
Fuel Type
Diesel
Petrol
Transmission Type
Manual
Manual
Gears
6 Gears
6 Gears
Power
130 bhp @ 3750 rpm
113.42 bhp @ 6300 rpm
Torque
300 Nm @ 1600-2800 rpm
144 Nm @ 4500 rpm
Fast Charging
Drivetrain
RWD
FWD
ARAI Certified Economy
15 kmpl
17 kmpl
Top Speed
165 kmph
167 kmph
Emission Norm
BS6 Phase 2
BS6 Phase 2

Comfort & Convenience

Ventilated Seats
-
AC
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check
Rear AC Vents
Blower Vents Behind Front Armrest
Vents Behind Front Armrest
Automatic climate control
Heater
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check
Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors
Co-Driver Only
Co-Driver Only
Cruise Control
Start / Stop Button
Power Steering
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check
Adjustable steering
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Multifunction Steering Wheel
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Leather streering wheels
Drive Modes
3
3
Keyless Entry
Electronic Parking Brake

Safety

NCAP Rating
Not Tested
3 Star (Global NCAP)
Airbags
2
6
ISOFIX (Child-Seat Mount)
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Overspeed Warning
1 beep over 80kmph& Continuous beeps over 120kmph
1 beep over 80kmph& Continuous beeps over 120kmph
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
check
check
EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
check
EBA (Electronic Brake Assist)
check
ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
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ASR / Traction Control
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
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Lane Departure Warning
Emergency Brake Light Flashing
Seat Belt Warning
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Rear Middle Three Point seatbelt
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Rear Middle Head Rest

Dimensions & Capacity

Length
4456 mm
4365 mm
Width
1820 mm
1800 mm
Height
1995 mm
1620 mm
Wheelbase
2680 mm
2610 mm
Ground Clearance
209 mm
190 mm
No. of Seats
7
5
No. of Doors
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity
60 Litres
50 Litres
Engine Oil Capacity
6 Litres
4.8 Litres
Boot Space
460 Litres
433 Litres
Kerb Weight
1950 kg
1222 kg
Body Type
SUV
SUV

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Rugged stance and bulky build gives it a solid road presence
  • Ladder on frame chassis gives it ability to handle rural roads and hard terrains with ease
  • One of the most affordable 7-seater SUV available in the Indian market
  • Multiple seating options offers better practicality
  • The ride quality is now improved with updated suspension setup
  • The driveability has been improved with cable-operated manual transmission
  • More refined as compared to the previous generation
  • 14% More fuel efficient than the previous generation Scorpio
  • It offers an appealing design with aggressive front profile and offers segment best dimensions with enough legroom at the rear
  • One of the most feature rich SUV in the segment with some segment first features such as dual-zone climate control, BOSE sound system, electrically-adjustable driver seat, dual 10.25-inch screens, and more
  • Dual-pane panoramic sunroof is available from HTK+ variant
  • It is available with three engine options a NA petrol, a turbocharged petrol and a diesel
  • The interior quality, fit and finish of material makes the cabin more premium
  • Good number of available interior colour options
  • The suspension with 17-inch tyres is soft but not bouncy
  • Fun to drive turbo petrol engine with 160PS of power
  • The DCT and CVT gearbox options are smooth and easy to drive
  • Loaded with good number of safety features such as ADAS Level 2, 6-airbags, TPMS and more
Cons
  • No value for money on offer only S & S11 variants are available
  • The base S variant misses on most of the features such as rear wiper, wheel covers, remote central locking and more
  • The S11 variant fails to justify the premium price tag as it misses on features such as Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, electrically folding ORVMs and more
  • Only a single diesel engine is available
  • No 4X4 hardware and automatic transmission on offer
  • The pricing overlaps with the Scorpio N SUV
  • Third row feels cramped, the space management inside the cabin could’ve been better
  • The base variants misses on features such as LED DRL, telescopic steering, keyless entry and some more
  • The higher variants with 10.25-inch touchscreen misses on wireless connectivity
  • The mid-variants lacks some features such as LED headlamp, electrically adjustable ORVMs and more
  • No automatic transmission in first three variants i.e. HTE, HTK, & HTK+
  • The top-spec GTX+ variant goes over Rs 20 lakh on-road price tag
  • The variants with 18-inch tyres have a stiffer suspension as compared to the one with 17-inch wheels
  • The rivals offer more value for money
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Detailed Comparison of Mahindra Scorpio Classic and KIA Seltos

Safety

Scorpio Classic comes loaded with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), Seat Belt Warning, Engine Immobiliser, Speed Sensing Door Lock, Child Safety Lock, Door Ajar Warning. Seltos has ISOFIX (Child-Seat Mount), ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), EBA (Electronic Brake Assist), ESP (Electronic Stability Program), Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Seat Belt Warning, Rear Middle Three Point seatbelt, Hill Assist, Hill Descent Control, Engine Immobiliser, Speed Sensing Door Lock, Child Safety Lock, Door Ajar Warning.

Body

Scorpio Classic has doors and seats. It is an with 460 Litres boot space, 60 Litres fuel tank capacityand a ground clearance of 209 mm. It is 1820 mm wide, 1995 mm high and 4456 mm long. It has 1950 kg kerb weight and 2680 mm wheel base. Alternativelly, Seltos is an with doors and seats ,50 Litres fuel tank capacity, 433 Litres boot space, 190 mm ground clearance.It has 1620 mm height, 4365 mm length, 1800 mm width, and 1222 kgkerb weight.

Transmission

Mahindra Scorpio Classic comes with RWD and 6 Gears Manual transmission. And Seltos comes with FWD and 6 Gears Manual transmission.

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Mahindra Scorpio Classic and KIA Seltos Owner Reviews

  • Scorpio Classic Review
  • Seltos Review
    • A
      Anupam
      3 Month ago
      5.0
      Best look. SUV speed is also good. Interior is great. Driving is comfortable, specially manually gear system. comfort is good accordance to the SUV. Love this car.
      Likes (3)
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      bhatt
      3 Month ago
      5.0
      Very fantastic car ever i had, Very good seat comfort given by company and have a great suspension which gives us nice driving experience, a fantastic touch screen led control to play music.
      Likes (3)
    • RK
      Raj Kamal
      3 Month ago
      4.7
      Performance is excellent, and comfortable also I recommend best off road SUV in 4×2, milage is also good enough and features must be better. Overall experience is excellent thank you Mahindra.
      Likes (1)
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      Rudramani
      7 Month ago
      4.4
      It comes equipped with various safety features, including dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, panic brake indication, engine immobilizer, speed alert, and seat belt reminder. These features are designed to enhance the safety of the vehicle and its passengers.
      Likes (7)
    • Pp
      Prasad pottalla
      7 Month ago
      4.4
      The car offers commendable value for money, particularly for individuals who prioritize rugged performance and off-road capabilities.
      Likes (1)
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