MAHINDRA XUV500 2014

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4 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score26out of 37
Frontal Offset test10out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points0out of 3


The tested model of the XUV500 was introduced in Australia during 2012. This ANCAP rating applies to the all-wheel-drive variant.

The XUV500 scored 10 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment lost structural integrity. Protection from serious leg injury was poor for the driver due to excessive rearward movement of the brake pedal.

The vehicle scored a default score of 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 10 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 3 pts
Chest 3 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 0 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape reasonably well in the offset crash test however the structure supporting the trans-fascia tube had partially separated from the A-pillar resulting in a structural modifier. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 258mm and upwards 135mm. The steering wheel hub moved 45mm rearward, 135mm upward and 8mm sideways. The A-pillar moved 18mm rearwards. The tailgate opened during the crash but Mahindra demonstrated that a software upgrade would eliminate this problem and so no modifier was applied. After the crash the driver’s door could be opened with high manual effort. Contact with the driveshaft appears to have caused a rupture in the fuel line. The exhaust pipe contacted the fuel tank but did not cause a puncture.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. There was concern about driver knee hazards but the components were just outside the assessment zone and so no modifiers were applied.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The side impact test normally used by ANCAP simulates a small car striking the driver's door of the vehicle under test. Experience shows that large vehicles like the XUV500 can be expected to perform well in this test so ANCAP has decided to award a full score of 16 for these vehicles instead of conducting a crash test.

The manufacturer decided not to proceed with the optional Pole Impact Test.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Marginal

Pedestrian Summary

Child head impacts 3.23
Adult head impacts 2.15
Upper leg impacts 0
Lower leg impacts 4.68

Total (out of 36) 10.06

The front areas of the 2012 Mahindra XUV500 provided marginal pedestrian protection.


Pedestrian Rating Explained

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Pedestrian Rating - please view table for scores

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7.6 L/100km

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