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2021 Mahindra Bolero Neo Review : 8 Pros & 8 Cons

Mahindra Bolero Neo Pros

  • A 7-seater SUV at a price comparable to 5-seat crossovers & compact sedans
  • Robust, abuse-friendly build & body-on-frame construction. A typical Mahindra UV in that sense
  • Likeable & roomy cabin. 1st & 2nd seat rows are spacious
  • 1.5L diesel offers excellent urban driveability & fuel economy
  • Tall seating, comfy front seats with armrests, excellent visibility & good presence make city driving easier
  • Healthy boot space with the last row of seats folded. Can drop 2nd row to haul more cargo
  • New additions such as the mechanical locking differential & cruise control
  • Dual airbags, ABS + EBD, Corner Braking Control etc. are offered on every variant

Mahindra Bolero Neo Cons

  • 3-cylinder diesel has no top-end. Expressway performance is mediocre, vibrating gear lever a turnoff
  • Ride quality is nowhere as cushy as its car-based rivals. Does get bouncy & bumpy
  • Steering is on the heavier side at parking / low speeds
  • No automatic in a market that loves its ATs. No 4x4 or petrol engine either
  • Deletions from the TUV300 = reversing camera, leatherette seats, lumbar support adjustment, underseat storage, roof rails, smaller fuel tank...
  • Side-facing 3rd row seats are very uncomfortable
  • Some important features missing (climate control, Android Auto / Apple CarPlay, rear a/c vents, good speakers, auto-dimming IRVM etc.)
  • Mahindra's after-sales service quality is a hit or miss. Remains a gamble

Read Team-BHP's Detailed Mahindra Bolero New Review.

 
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