Mahindra XUV 500
On bumpy roads or roads with pot holes, it can become a bit of challenge. Being with higher clearance, it shakes lot more than does your typical small cars or sedans, which have lower clearance. What is lacks on such roads it more than makes up on smooth roads where driving XUV is an absolute pleasure. It just zips past and you don’t feel a thing. The vehicle is extremely stable.
There is ample leg room in middle seat and it also comes with 2 level inclination allowing the people sitting in the middle to also relax a bit on long drives. The back seat, is fairly comfortable, though on long distance it is probably best left for children or thin adults. Because the seats are all parallel, getting the back seat is surely not the most convenient as you need to climb and shrink past the middle seat, which is buckled up to make space. Getting in is relatively easier, while getting out requires bit more dexterity and hence adults will find it difficult to perform this task. Once in the seat, it is manageable, so if you discount the few minutes of trouble of getting in or out, the rest is fine. It would have been surely lot better had XUV also had options of perpendicular seats at the back like Scorpio or Xylo has, but then people say that in long drives, the parallel seats tend to be more comfortable rather than the side facing.
While XUV is feature rich, Mahindra seems to have done a bit of compromise on internal plastic quality. There is a bit of cheapness in the looks. The various storage compartments in the front panel have lids on them that either don't open easily or close easily.