Hyundai Xcent Review

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Excellent interior as well as exterior design. Loaded with lots of attractive features.
Absence of ESP( Electronic Stability Program) and Traction control.Poor Mileage. It provides less stability at high speed
₹ 5.42 Lac

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Hyundai Xcent Review

Hyundai has launched its new successful sedan series known to be Xcent with a list of features. It has been priced at an attractive price range of Rs.5.0 – Rs.7.8 lac respectively. The Xcent fight against its similar other highly successful vehicles like Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Honda Amaze. This new Xcent is expected to be an ideal city car with a quick and responsive engine.

Color Options

Hyundai Xcent comes in various attractive color shades which are listed below.

1) Pure White
2) Passion Red
3) Twilight Blue
4) Pristine Blue
5) Sleek Silver
6) Phontom Black

Hyundai Xcent Variants and its Prices

The Hyundai Xcent is available in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol variants with price details are represented below.

1) Hyundai Xcent 1.2 Kappa Base – Rs.5.0 lac
2) Hyundai Xcent 1.2 Kappa S – Rs.5.7 lac
3) Hyundai Xcent 1.2 Kappa SX – Rs.6.2 lac
4) Hyundai Xcent 1.2 Kappa SX Option – Rs.6.9 lac
5) Hyundai Xcent 1.2 Kappa AT SX Option – Rs.7.6 lac

On the other hand, the diesel variants of Xcent are listed below.

1) Hyundai Xcent 1.1 CRDI Base – Rs.5.9 lac
2) Hyundai Xcent 1.1 CRDI S – Rs.6.7 lac
3) Hyundai Xcent 1.1 CRDI SX – Rs.7.1 lac
4) Hyundai Xcent 1.1 CRDI SX Option – Rs.7.8 lac

Design and Style

Exterior Measurement

The vehicle has been designed with decent external measurements in terms of length, width and height. It enhances the external appearance of the vehicle and it provides the larger wheelbase of around 2425mm and minimum ground clearance.

1) Overall length – 3995mm
2) Overall width – 1660mm
3) Overall Height – 1520mm

Exterior Features

Hyundai Xcent definitely attracts the car enthusiasts at its first sight because it looks very sexy. The front fascia comes with a broad windshield affixed with a pair of wipers. It is well fitted with a high intensity head lamps for a trendy appearance. Surrounded by them a chrome radiator grille with a company’s badge is offered at the center. The vehicle has a trapezoidal air dam with a chrome cover integrated to the bumpers which are available in body color. The front bumper is attached with a pair of round shaped fog lamps. Talking about the side profile, the Xcent sports a body colored door handles and outside rear view mirrors. The base and S variants are offered with 14 inch steel wheels with full covers. Along with that, the SX trim gets a 14 inch alloy wheels with radial tubeless tyres of 165/65 size. The high end variants are fitted with a set of 15 inch diamond cut alloy wheels wrapped with the radial tyres of size 175/60 R15 for better control on the road. Coming to the rear section, the vehicle has a body colored rear bumper with couple of reflectors to it. The top end variant gives the vehicle with body colored chrome finishing door handles and outside rear view mirrors. A tail light cluster enriches the appearance of the car from the rear view. In addition to all, the vehicle has a chrome furnished strip with Hyundai written on it which is attached to the boot lid.


Not only the exterior, the interiors of the vehicle looks very modern and makes the people to feel the next generation of the car. At the front, the dashboard is offered with advanced instrument panel which helps the driver to be very updated. It has a spacious cabin for the occupants and enough space is provided for the second row passengers. This compact sedan gives a boot space of 407 litres with a fuel tank capacity of 43 litres. To keep some handy and important things, the vehicle has a back pocket to the front seat and a rear seat center armrest supporting a cup holder. For easy handling of the vehicle, the car comes with a multi functional steering along with audio controls and Bluetooth connectivity. In order to enhance the entertainment system, the Xcent is fitted with an advanced 2-DIN music player with USB support and Aux-in port with CD & MP3 player. Some of the important features available in the vehicle include push start/stop button, cooling glove box, driver side power window with auto down function, seat height adjuster for driver etc.

Engine Specification

The engine specification of the Hyundai Xcent is really good in which the vehicle comes in both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol variant of the vehicle is powered by a 1.2 litre, kappa dual variable timing valve train engine producing the displacement very close to 1197cc. This engine churns out the maximum power output of 81.86bhp at 6000rpm and maximum torque of 113.75Nm at 4000rpm mated to both five speed manual as well as four speed automatic transmission gear box options to choose from. Similarly, the diesel variant of the vehicle is housed by a 1.1 litre engine integrated with a common rail direct injection fuel supply system with a displacement capacity of 1120cc. It delivers the top power of 71.01bhp at 4000rpm along with peak torque of 180.4Nm at 1750-2500rpm.

Hyundai Xcent Mileage

Compared to all other cars in its segment, the fuel efficiency of Hyundai Xcent is really awesome in which the petrol engine equipped with DOHC and multi point fuel injection system could deliver an attractive mileage of 19.1 kmpl for manual trims and 16.9 kmpl for automatic trims. Likewise, the diesel variant equipped with CRDI engine generates the fuel efficiency of around 24.4 kmpl.

Acceleration and Pick Up

The petrol engine variants can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in just 16 seconds and it gives the top speed range of 145-155 kmph. On the other hand, the five speed manual transmission gearbox with 1.1litre diesel engine reaches up to 160 kmph and it can break the barrier of 100 kmph mark in just 16-17 seconds which is quite outstanding.

Braking and Handling

The braking and suspension mechanism determines the vehicle’s efficiency in which the front wheels are provided with conventional disc brakes and drum brakes at the rear. It comes with an advanced braking system of Anti lock braking system which is quite offered in all trims. Xcent is well incorporated with a McPherson strut with coil springs at the front axle and the rear axle has a twist beam type of mechanism. Along with that, the electric power assisted steering system helps to enrich the handling of the vehicle in an easy and safe way. The driver could be able to adjust according to them with a tilt adjustable steering mechanism.

Safety Features

Hyundai Xcent Safety features are loaded with lot of safety features which is quite good.

1) Dual airbags
2) Rear parking camera
3) Engine immobilizer
4) ABS
5) Central door locking system
6) Fog lamps with rear windscreen defogger
7) Advanced instrument panel with alarms and buzzers
8) Keyless entry

All these features altogether enhance the safety and security to both passengers and vehicle. Some features are missed in base variants but the top end variants are blessed with all safety features.


1) Classic front face and spacious cabin
2) Decent fuel efficiency
3) Petrol variant engine performance is really good


1) Pick up and Acceleration is not up to the level
2) Absence of leather upholstery
3) Diesel engine noise is little bit disturbing


So, the Hyundai Xcent is a well rounded package with a competitive price tag. It is good at design, features, engine and road performance, braking and handling, safety features etc.

Hyundai Xcent User Reviews


Xcent - Better than Others

According to me, Hyundai Xcent is far better than Honda Amaze, Chevrolet Sail and Maruti Dzire. Its front look and style is really awesome. Hyundai Xcent is very comfortable as per the segment with good pick up. Some of its best features includes Rear AC Vents and rear mobile charging point as well as it has remote boot opener key which is quite good. But the rear appearance needs little improvement. With all these features, I am very satisfied with the car than what I expected.


Good Car in its Segment with little defects

I have purchased a Hyundai Xcent which looks like Grand i10 and it has a cool rear appearance. It provides best comfort while compared with Amaze and Dzire. The Xcent provides a decent pick up and mileage is around 18-19 kmpl with AC on. The interiors has been designed with plenty of features which is quite exciting. Overall, it is very fun to drive.


Issue on Brakes

I am one of the unhappy owner of Hyundai Xcent. Actually it is a decent looking car which is very spacious and easy to drive but I found that the brake pedal got harder after two three pump in heavy traffic and while reversing also. Apart from that, the ride quality and handling of the vehicle is fine. If the company has taken steps to improve its braking system, definitely it would be the best.


Value for Money

I am having Hyundai Xcent in twilight blue color looking very stunning. It is very comfortable on all kind of roads and it is good at seating comfort and convenience of passengers and driver. The gear box of the car is too good and it has enough space to accomodate five members easily without any disturbance. The pick up is excelent on Indian highways. Every thing is just ok but it needs a little improvement over the engine performance.

* Hyundai Xcent review and Xcent test drive report listed here are done by experts. However advises users to check the Hyundai Xcent variants personally and decide as per their liking. Mileage figures quoted in the Hyundai Xcent review are test data and mileage in actual conditions may vary. We test drive Hyundai Xcent car provided by Hyundai.

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