Car Comparison: 2022 Mahindra Scorpio N vs MG Hector

A complete comparison between the two massive SUVs.


The Mahindra Scorpio N is the much-anticipated SUV offering from Mahindra, and ever since its launch, it has locked horns with the likes of Tata Safari, Mahindra XUV 700, and the 2021 MG Hector. In this article, we compare the Mahindra Scorpio N with the MG Hector and take a closer look at all the differences between the SUVs to see who comes out on top.

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Mahindra Scorpio N vs MG Hector: Key Features

Parameter Mahindra Scorpio N MG Hector
Engine Capacity 1997cc 1451cc
Power 200bhp 141bhp
Transmission Manual Manual
Fuel Type Petrol (Diesel available) Petrol (Diesel available)
Price Rs 14.06 lakh Rs 16.26 lakh

Mahindra Scorpio N vs MG Hector: Engine and Transmission

The Mahindra Scorpio N is powered with a mStallion engine while the MG Hector comes with a 1.5 L Turbocharged Intercooled engine. The Mahindra Scorpio N can generate a maximum power of 200bhp with a torque of 370Nm, with the MG Hector pumping 141bhp with a 250Nm maximum torque.

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Engine Type mStallion 1.5 L Turbocharged Intercooled
Fuel Type Petrol (Diesel Available) Petrol (Diesel Available)
Engine Displacement 1997cc 1451cc
Max Power 200bhp@5000rpm 141bhp@5000rpm
Max Torque 370Nm@1750-3000rpm 250Nm@1600-3600rpm
Engine Norm Compliance BS 6 BS 6
Transmission Manual Manual
Gearbox 6-speed 6-speed
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Drive Type RWD FWD
Fuel Tank Capacity 57.0 litres 60.0 litres
Turbocharger/Supercharger Turbocharged Turbocharged
Mileage 14.16kmpl

Mahindra Scorpio N vs MG Hector: Dimensions and Capacity

scorpio n vs MG hector dimensions

The Mahindra Scorpio N is the bigger of the two vehicles with dimensions of 4662x1917x1857mm compared to MG Hector’s 4655x1835x1760mm. The Scorpio also has a higher 7-person seating capacity compared to Hector’s 5. Both cars have a similar wheelbase of 2750mm.

scorpio n vs MG hector dimensions

Length (mm) 4662 4655
Width (mm) 1917 1835
Height (mm) 1857 1760
Wheelbase (mm) 2750 2750
Ground Clearance (mm) 187 192
Kerb Weight (kg)
Boot Space (litres) 587
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 57 60
Seating Rows 3 2
Seating Capacity (person) 7 5

Mahindra Scorpio N vs MG Hector: Suspension

Both cars have a similar suspension, with the Scorpio N resting on bigger tyres (245/65 R17) compared to MG Hector (215/60 R17).

Front Suspension Double Wishbone Suspension with Coil over Shocks with FDD and MTV-CL Macpherson Strut with Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension Pentalink Suspension with WATT’s Linkage with FDD and MTV-CL Semi Independent Helical Spring Torison Beam
Front Brakes Ventilated Disc Disc
Rear Brakes Ventilated Disc Disc
Steering Electric Power
Tyre Size 245/65 R17 215/60 R17
Tyre Type Tubeless, Radial  Tubeless, Radial

Mahindra Scorpio N vs MG Hector: Interior

scorpio n vs mg hector interior

Both cars are evenly matched when it comes to interiors, the only difference being the dual-tone dashboard of the MG Hector and the larger seating capacity of the Mahindra Scorpio N.

scorpio n vs mg hector interior

Dual Tone Dashboard Yes
Fabric Upholstery Yes Yes
Leather Seats No No
Rear Seat Headrest Yes Yes
Seating Capacity 7 5
Doors 5 5
Additional Features 10.66cm Monochrome Cluster, Roof Lamp for 1st and 2nd row. 8.9cm Multi-Information Display, Trip Meter, Leather Driver Armrest with Storage.

Mahindra Scorpio N vs MG Hector: Exterior

scorpio n vs mg hector exterior

When it comes to major features, both SUVs are pretty evenly stacked. However, the MG  Hector offers Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirrors, compared to Scorpio N’s manual control. It also comes equipped with a rear window wiper, washer, and defogger.

scorpio n vs mg hector exterior

Alloy Wheels No No
Headlights Halogen Halogen Projector
Tail Lights LED LED
Outside Rear View Mirrors Yes Yes
Turn Indicator on OVRMs Yes Yes
Antenna Yes Yes
Roof Rails Yes
Colours Everest White, Dazzling Silver, Royal Gold, Red Rage, Grand Canyon, Deep Forest and Napoli Black. Havana Grey, Burgundy Red Metallic, Candy White With Starry Black, Starry Black, Aurora Silver, Starry Sky Blue, Glaze Red, Candy White and Glaze Red With Starry Black.

Mahindra Scorpio N vs MG Hector: Comfort

scorpio n vs mg hector comfort

The Mahindra Scorpio N nearly edges out the MG Hector when it comes to comfort. The latter lacks steering-mounted controls and a GPS navigation system. However, the MG Hector offers a semi-digital instrument cluster compared to Scorpio N’s fully analog.

scorpio n vs mg hector comfort

Connectivity Android Auto (No). Apple Car Play (No). Android Auto (No). Apple Car Play (No).
USB Charger Front Front and Rear
Display Touchscreen Digital
Steering Mounted Controls Yes No
Speakers 4 4
GPS Navigation System Yes No
Instrument Cluster Analog Analog-Digital

Mahindra Scorpio N vs MG Hector: Safety

The MG Hector dominates this category as well, with additional safety features over the Mahindra Scorpio N like Electronic Stability Program, Hill Control, and Traction Control System.

Airbags 2 (Driver, Front Passenger) 2 (Driver, Front Passenger)
Knee Airbags No No
Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock Yes Yes
Overspeed Warning Yes Yes
Seatbelt Warning Yes Yes
Central Locking Keyless Remote
Child Safety Lock Yes Yes
ABS Yes Yes
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) Yes Yes
Brake Assist (BA) Yes
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) No Yes
Hill Control No Yes
Traction Control System No Yes

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The Mahindra Scorpio N clearly surpasses MG Hector when it comes to engine capacity, body dimensions,  interior capacity, and comfort. In terms of safety, the MG Hector holds a big advantage over the new Scorpio N. With the MG Hector facelift due in 2022, it will be interesting to see how these two SUVs stack up against each other later this year.

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Utkarsh Joshi
Utkarsh Joshi
Utkarsh is a seasoned writer who seeks to simplify complex concepts and bring the latest in technology to a broader audience. You can catch his exhaustive 'How to' guides, deep-dive feature articles, cutting-edge news stories, and comprehensive tech reviews on Apart from dabbling in all things tech, Utkarsh also enjoys watching club football, adding to his TBR pile of books, and making Spotify playlists. Automobile enthusiasts and motorheads can also catch his articles on

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