Jeep announcing the arrival of the 7-seater, Compass-derived Meridian justifies the comparison with the popular SUV in the segment, the Mahindra XUV700.
This post encapsulates a specifications and design comparison between Jeep Meridian and Mahindra XUV700. Jeep has announced that the Jeep Meridian will be launched around May and deliveries will begin in June this year. The Meridian is the 7-seater version of the already existing Compass, but there will be enough changes above and below the hood to differ from the latter. The Mahindra XUV700, on the other hand, has already received a lot of interest from buyers due to its class-leading features, premium cab and powerful engines. Let’s compare these two unique SUVs.
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Meridian XUV700 vs Jeep Meridian – Design comparison
The teaser video of Meridian reveals the large size and exterior design quite vividly. The front has a chrome-wrapped slate grille, elegant LED headlights with LED DRL flanking the grille, Jeep letters on the hood, projector fog lights, chrome strip on the bumper, thick square wheel arches on the sides, long overhangs at the rear, upright posture, stylish light metal alloy wheels and black on the front door. At the rear, the narrow LED taillights are connected with a thick chrome plate, and the bumper is sporty with a sliding plate that distances itself from the compass. Overall, it will have enough modern elements to establish its own identity.
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XUV700 is a handsome SUV with aggressive style and a familiar silhouette to the then XUV500. The front has a solid LED headlight cluster with C-shaped LED DRLs and a large grille with vertical chrome slats, which impresses road presence due to SUV-like dimensions and layout. The rear is even more appealing with a cut-out angular boot lid and elegant LED taillights. The XUV700 is definitely the stronger of the two in terms of looks, while the Meridian is the underrated one.
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Meridian XUV700 vs Jeep Meridian – Comparison of interior and features
The details of the features on the Meridian have not been revealed yet. But the cabin layout can be seen in the video. It will retain most of Compass’ features and design, but the dashboard has a brown material instead of the completely black Compass theme. Other pieces of the video include a digital instrument cluster, driving modes, large infotainment system, connected automotive features, dual zone climate control, premium sound system and more.
The XUV700 has a light interior shade and material that makes it look like an SUV from a segment above. This includes things like a panoramic sunroof, AdrenoX Connected Car Tech System, Smartphone, Bluetooth connectivity, wireless charging, 10.25-inch dual touch screen infotainment and instrument cluster, Alexa Virtual Assistant, 360-degree camera, Sony 3D Surround Sound System, Auto Booster headlights, air purifiers, smart door handles and much more.
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Meridian vs XUV700 – Specification comparison
The specific powertrains that will be offered with Meridian will be announced closer to launch. However, it is most likely to keep the diesel engine offered in the Compass with some adjustments to fit the 7-seater configuration. There will be a 4 × 4 drive system with lots of hardware to handle adventurous terrain terrain that is the trademark of Jeep products. The XUV700, on the other hand, comes with options for turbo gasoline and diesel engines (with multiple configurations) and options for four-wheel drive.
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|Mahindra XUV700||Jeep Meridian|
|Engine||2.0L turbo gasoline;
|Force||200 PS (P) / 155 PS (D) / 185 PS (D)||170 PS|
|Torque||380 Nm / 360 Nm / 420-450 Nm||350 Nm|
These specifications may change slightly to match the size of the Meridian. There may also be a more powerful 1.3-liter turbo gasoline grinder that can be offered at a later stage. It is offered with Jeep Commander in the international markets.
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Expected price comparison
Mahindra XUV700 varies between Rs 13.18 lakh and Rs 24.58 lakh, ex-showroom after the latest price increase. Jeep Meridian can vary anywhere around Rs 30-35 lakh price range. We only need to wait a short while before the actual prices and other details are revealed to us. What do you think of this comparison of specifications between XUV700 and Meridian?
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