Mahindra Scorpio-N vs MG Hector: A Battle of SUV Titans

Mahindra Scorpio-N vs MG Hector

The Indian SUV market is a fierce battleground, with two recent contenders vying for dominance: the Mahindra Scorpio-N and the MG Hector. Both SUVs offer a compelling blend of power, features, and space, but cater to slightly different preferences. This in-depth comparison, based on the latest 2024 information, will help you decide which one reigns supreme for your needs.

Price & Positioning

Starting at ₹ 13.60 lakh (ex-showroom), the Mahindra Scorpio-N offers a slight price advantage over the MG Hector, which starts at ₹ 13.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The Scorpio-N positions itself as a rugged, off-road capable SUV, perfect for adventure seekers. The Hector, on the other hand, leans towards a more urban and feature-rich experience.

Engine & Performance

The Scorpio-N boasts a powerful engine lineup, with a 2.0L turbo petrol (200 PS) and a 2.2L diesel option (ranging from 130 PS to 175 PS). This translates to impressive performance, both on and off the tarmac. The MG Hector offers a 1.5L turbo petrol (143 PS) and a 1.5L mild-hybrid petrol (143 PS) along with a 2.0L diesel (170 PS). While the diesel Hector matches the Scorpio-N’s power, the petrol engine falls short.

Dimensions & Space

The Mahindra Scorpio-N takes the crown for size. It’s longer, wider, and offers a more commanding road presence. This translates to a spacious cabin, particularly in the 7-seater variants. The MG Hector, while still spacious, feels slightly smaller. However, it offers a comfortable 5-seater experience with ample legroom and headroom.

Features & Technology

The MG Hector goes all out on features. It boasts a panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree camera, a large touchscreen infotainment system with connected car tech, and a premium sound system. The Scorpio-N isn’t far behind, offering a sunroof, a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a decent sound system. However, the MG Hector edges ahead in terms of overall feature richness and a more upmarket feel.


Safety is a priority in both SUVs. The Mahindra Scorpio-N has impressed with a 5-star Global NCAP rating. It comes equipped with multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, and traction control. The MG Hector also boasts a strong safety package with airbags, ABS with EBD, and a host of electronic aids.

Fuel Efficiency

Since official figures for the Scorpio-N diesel are yet to be revealed, a definitive comparison is difficult. However, based on the petrol engines, the MG Hector offers better fuel efficiency (around 15 kmpl) compared to the Scorpio-N (estimated at around 12-14 kmpl).


The choice between the Mahindra Scorpio-N and the MG Hector boils down to your priorities. If you crave a powerful, off-road capable SUV with a spacious interior and a value for money proposition, the Scorpio-N is a compelling choice. If you prioritize features, technology, a comfortable on-road experience, and slightly better fuel efficiency, the MG Hector might be a better fit. Consider your needs and take a test drive of both before making your final decision.

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