The choice actually depends upon your use. The XUV300 is much better to drive while the Carens ratings high up on practicality. Published On Apr 07, 2023 08:00:00 AMI want to purchase a new vehicle 5- or 7-seater SUV/MPV with an optimum budget plan of Rs 15 lakh. I have shortlisted the Mahindra XUV 300 W8 diesel and Kia Carens Prestige Plus gas with an iMT gearbox. I am not interested in an automatic.Chetan Amesur, NashikAutocar India says: Both vehicles are very various and it truly depends on your usage. If you are driving yourself, the XUV300 with the T-GDi gas will be the most enjoyable as it uses outstanding efficiency and is really refined, albeit a bit thirsty. The diesel, on the other hand, has a efficient and smooth 1.5-litre diesel and gets the job done quite well. If you are looking at a more practical alternative and want the flexibility of 3 rows, the Carens is a better option. Compared to the XUV300, the Carens has far better interiors and more space.Also see:2019 Mahindra XUV300 evaluation, roadway test2022 Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport evaluation: Power Play2022 Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport video review2022 Kia Carens evaluation, test drive2022 Kia Carens video reviewCopyright (c) Autocar India. All rights reserved.