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.
Mahindra Scorpio N vs MG Hector: Key Features
|Parameter||Mahindra Scorpio N||MG Hector|
|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.
|Engine Type||mStallion||1.5 L Turbocharged Intercooled|
|Fuel Type||Petrol (Diesel Available)||Petrol (Diesel Available)|
|Max Power||[email protected]||[email protected]|
|Max Torque||[email protected]||[email protected]|
|Engine Norm Compliance||BS 6||BS 6|
|Valves per cylinder||4||4|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||57.0 litres||60.0 litres|
Mahindra Scorpio N vs MG Hector: Dimensions and Capacity
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.
|Ground Clearance (mm)||187||192|
|Kerb Weight (kg)||–||–|
|Boot Space (litres)||–||587|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)||57||60|
|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|
|Tyre Size||245/65 R17||215/60 R17|
|Tyre Type||Tubeless, Radial||Tubeless, Radial|
Mahindra 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.
|Dual Tone Dashboard||–||Yes|
|Rear Seat Headrest||Yes||Yes|
|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
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.
|Outside Rear View Mirrors||Yes||Yes|
|Turn Indicator on OVRMs||Yes||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
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.
|Connectivity||Android Auto (No). Apple Car Play (No).||Android Auto (No). Apple Car Play (No).|
|USB Charger||Front||Front and Rear|
|Steering Mounted Controls||Yes||No|
|GPS Navigation System||Yes||No|
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)|
|Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock||Yes||Yes|
|Child Safety Lock||Yes||Yes|
|Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)||Yes||Yes|
|Brake Assist (BA)||–||Yes|
|Electronic Stability Program (ESP)||No||Yes|
|Traction Control System||No||Yes|
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.