When it comes to comparing the Tata Ace and Mahindra Maxximo, it becomes a tough call since both are equally strong and leading in the market. A commercial small truck or vehicle is required for all sorts of purposes starting from transporting goods from one place to another to delivering ducts at the same time.
To start off, the Tata Ace starts from a price range of around Rs. 4 lakh whereas the Mahindra Maxximo starts from Rs. 3.5 lakh onwards.
To discuss the engine type, the Tata Ace has a high deck BS-IV variant whereas the Mahindra Maxximo has the Plus variant. The engine of the Tata Ace is Tata 275 IDI whereas that of Mahindra Maxximo is a 4 stroke spark ignition, water-cooled. The Tata Ace and Mahindra Maxximo both have 2 cylinders. The maximum power of Tata Ace is 16bhp @3200 rpm whereas that of Mahindra Maxximo is 19.2bhp @ 3600 rpm. 30 litres is the fuel tank capacity of the Tata Ace whereas 33 litres is that of Mahindra Maxximo. The engine capacity of Tata Ace is 702 cc whereas that of Mahindra Maxximo is 909 cc. The maximum torque of Tata Ace is 38 Nm @2000 rpm whereas that of Mahindra Maxximo is 55 Nm @ 1800-2200 rpm.
In terms of performance, the Tata Ace offers 22% whereas that of Mahindra Maxximo is negligible. The maximum speed for Tata Ace is 60 kmph whereas that of Mahindra Maxximo is negligible.
The Tata Ace provides a maximum GVW of 1550 kg with a payload of 605 kg and a kerb weight of 945 kg. On the other hand, the Mahindra Maxximo offers maximum GVW of 1815 kg with a payload of 750 kg and a kerb weight of 850 kg.
The Tata Ace uses hydraulic brakes with parking brakes that are cable operated mechanical linkages acting on rear wheels. The front axle is rigid and the rear is live. The front and rear suspension of the same is parabolic leaf spring. On the other hand, the Mahindra Maxximo uses disc brakes with both rigid axle in the front and rear. The front suspension is semi-elliptical leaf spring with anti-roll bar and the rear suspension is rigid with semi-elliptical leaf spring.
The Tata Ace uses single plate dry friction diaphragm as for the clutch with a 6-speed gearbox. It has a mechanical, variable-ratio power steering with a transmission that is manual. On the other hand, the Mahindra Maxximo has a single plate dry clutch with a 6-speed gearbox. This vehicle told has a power steering with a manual transmission.
In terms of tyres, the Tata Ace uses 145R12 LT 8PR Radial tyres for both front and rear, which are also tubeless. On the other hand, the Mahindra Maxximo uses 145/80 R 12 tubeless tyres for both front and rear.
The body and cabin design of both models are quite similar. Both have a deck body with a chassis in the cabin. The cabin type is day and is not tiltable.
However, the Tata Ace has seat belts and fog lights but the Mahindra Maxximo only has seat belts, in terms of safety features in the vehicles.