Citroen C5 Aircross vs Mahindra Thar

Should you buy Citroen C5 Aircross or Mahindra Thar? Find out which car is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their Price, Size, Space, Boot Space, Service cost, Mileage, Features, Colours and other specs. Citroen C5 Aircross price starts at Rs 36.91 Lakh ex-showroom for Feel (Diesel) and Mahindra Thar price starts Rs 11.25 Lakh ex-showroom for AX Opt 4-Str Hard Top Diesel (Diesel). C5 Aircross has 1997 cc (Diesel top model) engine, while Thar has 2184 cc (Diesel top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the C5 Aircross has a mileage of 17.5 kmpl (Diesel top model)> and the Thar has a mileage of 15.2 kmpl (Diesel top model).

C5 Aircross Vs Thar

Key HighlightsCitroen C5 AircrossMahindra Thar
On Road PriceRs.44,50,032*Rs.20,70,250*
Mileage (city)-9 kmpl
Fuel TypeDieselDiesel
Engine(cc)19972184
TransmissionAutomaticAutomatic
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Citroen C5 Aircross vs Mahindra Thar Comparison

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        Citroen C5 Aircross
        Citroen C5 Aircross
        Rs37.67 Lakh*
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            Mahindra Thar
            Mahindra Thar
            Rs17.20 Lakh*
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          Basic Information
          On-Road Price in New Delhi
          Rs.44,50,032*
          Rs.20,70,250*
          Finance Available (EMI)
          Rs.84,702/month
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          Rs.41,007/month
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          Insurance
          Rs.1,12,949
          Thar Insurance
          User Rating
          4.1
          Based on 74 Reviews
          4.4
          Based on 1006 Reviews
          Brochure
          Brochure not available
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          Engine & Transmission
          Engine Type
          Engine type in car refers to the type of engine that powers the vehicle. There are many different types of car engines, but the most common are petrol (gasoline) and diesel engines
          DW10 FC
          mHawk 130 CRDe
          Displacement (cc)
          The displacement of an engine is the total volume of all of the cylinders in the engine. Measured in cubic centimetres (cc)
          1997
          2184
          No. of Cylinders
          ICE engines have one or more cylinders. More cylinders typically mean more smoothness and more power, but it also means more moving parts and less fuel efficiency.
          Max Power (bhp@rpm)
          Power dictates the performance of an engine. It's measured in horsepower (bhp) or metric horsepower (PS). More is better.
          174.33bhp@3750rpm
          130.07bhp@3750rpm
          Max Torque (nm@rpm)
          The load-carrying ability of an engine, measured in Newton-metres (Nm) or pound-foot (lb-ft). More is better.
          400Nm@2000rpm
          300Nm@1600-2800rpm
          Valves Per Cylinder
          Valves let air and fuel into the cylinders of a combustion engine. More valves typically make more power and are more efficient.
          4
          4
          Turbo Charger
          A device that forces more air into an internal combustion engine. More air can burn more fuel and make more power. Turbochargers utilise exhaust gas energy to make more power.
          -
          Yes
          Transmission Type
          Automatic
          Automatic
          Gear Box
          8-Speed
          6-Speed
          Drive Type
          Fuel & Performance
          Fuel Type
          Diesel
          Diesel
          Mileage City (kmpl)
          -
          9
          Mileage ARAI (kmpl)
          17.5
          -
          Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
          52.5
          57
          Emission Norm Compliance
          BS VI 2.0
          BS VI 2.0
          Top Speed (kmph)
          211
          -
          Suspension, Steering & Brakes
          Front Suspension
          Macpherson Strut Suspension with Double Progressive Hydraulic Cushions - Compression and Rebound
          Independent Double Wishbone Front Suspension with Coil Over Damper & Stabiliser Bar
          Rear Suspension
          Twist Beam Axle with Single Progressive Hydraulic Cushions - Compression
          Multilink Solid Rear Axle with Coil Over Damper & Stabiliser Bar
          Steering Type
          -
          Hydraulic
          Steering Column
          Tilt & Telescopic
          Tilt
          Steering Gear Type
          -
          Rack & Pinion
          Front Brake Type
          Disc
          Disc
          Rear Brake Type
          Disc
          Drum
          Top Speed (Kmph)
          211
          -
          Tyre Size
          235/55 R18
          255/65 R18
          Tyre Type
          Tubeless,Radial
          Tubeless All-Terrain
          Alloy Wheel Size Front (Inch)
          -
          18
          Alloy Wheel Size Rear (Inch)
          -
          18
          Dimensions & Capacity
          Length (mm)
          The distance from a car's front tip to the farthest point in the back.
          4500
          3985
          Width (mm)
          The width of a car is the horizontal distance between the two outermost points of the car, typically measured at the widest point of the car, such as the wheel wells or the rearview mirrors
          1969
          1820
          Height (mm)
          The height of a car is the vertical distance between the ground and the highest point of the car. It can decide how much space a car has along with it's body type and is also critical in determining it's ability to fit in smaller garages or parking spaces
          1710
          1844
          Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)
          The laden ground clearance is the vertical distance between the ground and the lowest point of the car when the car is empty. More ground clearnace means when fully loaded your car won't scrape on tall speedbreakers, or broken roads.
          -
          226
          Wheel Base (mm)
          Distance from the centre of the front wheel to the centre of the rear wheel. A longer wheelbase is better for stability and also allows more passenger space on the inside.
          2741
          2750
          Rear Tread (mm)
          The distance from the centre of the left tyre to the centre of the right tyre of a fourwheeler's rear wheels. Also known as Rear Track. The relation between the front and rear Tread/Track numbers dictates a cars stability
          -
          1520
          Kerb Weight (kg)
          It is the weight of just a car, including fluids such as engine oil, coolant and brake fluid, combined with a fuel tank that is filled to 90 percent capacity.
          1685
          -
          Grossweight (kg)
          The gross weight of a car is the maximum weight that a car can carry which includes the weight of the car itself, the weight of the passengers, and the weight of any cargo that is being carried. Overloading a car is unsafe as it effects handling and could also damage components like the suspension.
          2060
          -
          Approach Angle
          -
          41.2
          Break Over Angle
          -
          26.2
          Departure Angle
          -
          36
          Seating Capacity
          5
          4
          Boot Space (Litres)
          580
          -
          No. of Doors
          5
          3
          Comfort & Convenience
          Power SteeringYesYes
          Power Windows FrontYesYes
          Power Windows RearYes
          -
          Power BootYes
          -
          Automatic Climate Control
          2 Zone
          -
          Remote Trunk Opener
          Some cars have buttons on the key to unlock only the trunk/boot of the car without unlocking any of the doors.
          Yes
          -
          Low Fuel Warning LightYes
          -
          Accessory Power OutletYesYes
          Trunk LightYes
          -
          Vanity MirrorYes
          -
          Rear Reading LampYesYes
          Rear Seat HeadrestYesYes
          Adjustable HeadrestYesYes
          Height Adjustable Front Seat BeltsYes
          -
          Cup Holders FrontYesYes
          Rear AC VentsYes
          -
          Seat Lumbar SupportYes
          -
          Multifunction Steering WheelYesYes
          Cruise ControlYesYes
          Parking Sensors
          Front & Rear
          Rear
          Foldable Rear Seat
          -
          50:50 Split
          Engine Start Stop ButtonYes
          -
          Bottle Holder
          -
          Front Door
          Voice Command
          -
          Yes
          USB Charger
          Front & Rear
          -
          Central Console Armrest
          With Storage
          -
          Hands-Free TailgateYes
          -
          Gear Shift IndicatorNo
          -
          Rear CurtainNo
          -
          Luggage Hook And NetNo
          -
          Lane Change Indicator
          -
          Yes
          Additional Features
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          Tip & Slide Mechanism in Co-Driver Seat, Lockable Glovebox, Utility hook in backrest of co-driver seat, Remote Keyless Entry, Dashboard Grab Handle for Front Passenger, Tool Kit Organiser, Illuminated Key Ring, Electrically Operated HVAC Controls, Tyre Direction Monitoring System
          Drive Modes
          2
          -
          Air ConditionerYesYes
          HeaterYesYes
          Adjustable SteeringYesYes
          KeyLess EntryYesYes
          Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYes
          Electric Adjustable Seats
          Front
          -
          Automatic HeadlampsYes
          -
          Follow Me Home HeadlampsYesYes
          Interior
          Tachometer
          A tachometer shows how fast the engine is running, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM). In a manual car, it helps the driver know when to shift gears.
          -
          Yes
          Electronic Multi TripmeterYes
          -
          Leather SeatsYes
          -
          Leather Steering WheelYes
          -
          Glove Compartment
          It refers to a storage compartment built into the dashboard of a vehicle on the passenger's side. It is used to store vehicle documents, and first aid kit among others.
          YesYes
          Digital Clock
          Refers to a display that shows the current time in a digital (numerical) format.
          Yes
          -
          Digital OdometerYes
          -
          Driving Experience Control EcoYes
          -
          Additional Features
          Metropolitan Black Interior Environment,Black 'Claudia' Leather + Fabric Seat Upholstery - With Advanced Comfort Seats,Height And Reach Adjustable Leather Steering Wheel With 2 Control Zones,Alloy Pedals - Accelarator & Brake Pedals,Stainless Steel Front Citroën Embossed Sill Scuff Plates,Insider Door Handles - Satin Chrome,LED Illuminated Cup Holder,31.24cm Customizable Digital Instrument Cluster,Front Roof Lamp With Welcome LED Lighting And 2 LED Front Spot Lights,LED Mood Lights - Cluster & Cup Holders,Illuminated Glove Box
          BlueSense App Connectivity, Washable Floor with Drain Plugs, Welded Tow Hooks in Front & Rear, Tow Hitch Protection, Optional Mechanical Locking Differential, Electric Driveline Disconnect on Front Axle, Advanced Electronic Brake Locking Differentia
          Digital Cluster
          -
          Sami(Coloured)
          Digital Cluster Size (Inch)
          -
          4.2
          Upholstery
          -
          Fabric
          Exterior
          Photo Comparison
          Wheel
          Available ColorsCumulus Gray With Black RoofPearl White With Black RoofEclipse Blue With Black RoofPearl WhiteCumulus GrayPerla Nera BlackEclipse Blue+2 MoreC5 Aircross ColorsEverest WhiteRage RedAqua MarineNapoli BlackDeep GreyThar Colors
          Body Type
          Adjustable HeadlightsYes
          -
          Fog Lights Front
          Front fog lights are lights placed near the lower half of a car's front bumper. They are designed to improve visibility in bad weather conditions such as fog or heavy rains.
          Yes
          -
          Fog Lights Rear
          Rear fog lights are lights placed near the lower half of a car's rear bumper. Unlike front fog lights, rear fog lights are designed to ensure cars driving behind you can see you better in bad weather conditions such as fog or heavy rains.
          Yes
          -
          Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
          Power-adjustable exterior rear view mirror is a type of outside rear view mirror that can be adjusted electrically by the driver using a switch or buttons.
          YesYes
          Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View Mirror
          Manually adjustable exterior rear view mirrors refer to stick-like controls inside the car that are used to adjust the angle of the exterior rear view mirrors.
          -
          No
          Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
          It refers to a vehicle's mirrors opening and closing at the touch of a button.
          Yes
          -
          Rain Sensing Wiper
          It refers to a water/moisture sensor that automatically starts the wiper when it rains or water is splashed onto the car's windshield. It is a feature that aids both convenience and safety.
          Yes
          -
          Rear Window Wiper
          It is a single wiper used to clear the rear windshield of dust and water. It can be used by itself or with a washer that sprays water.
          Yes
          -
          Rear Window Washer
          It is the sprayer/water dispenser located near the rear windshield that works with the rear wiper to clean the glass.
          Yes
          -
          Rear Window Defogger
          Rear window defoggers use heat to increase the temperature of the rear windshield to clear any fogging up of the glass caused by weather conditions.
          YesYes
          Alloy Wheels
          Refers to lightweight wheels made of metals such as aluminium. Available in multiple designs, they are used to enhance the look of a vehicle.
          YesYes
          Rear Spoiler
          A rear spoiler is used to increase downforce on the rear end of the vehicle. In most cars however, they're used simply for looks.
          Yes
          -
          Sun Roof
          A sunroof is a glass panel on the roof of the vehicle. It can either be just over the front seats or extend further backward towards the rear.
          Yes
          -
          Moon RoofYes
          -
          Side Stepper
          Side steppers are a convenience feature, usually offered in vehicles with high floors, to make it easier to step into or out of the car. They are either pemanently fixed near the side of the vehicle or deploy electrically. The latter is usually only with luxury cars.
          -
          Yes
          Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
          It refers to an additional turn indicator located on the outside mirror of a vehicle. It warns both oncoming and following traffic.
          Yes
          -
          Integrated Antenna
          -
          Yes
          Heated Wing Mirror
          Heated wing mirrors can also be called mirror defoggers. As the name says, using heat, the outside rear view mirrors can be cleared from fogging up during cold/rainy weather, improving rearward visibility and safety.
          Yes
          -
          LED DRLs
          LED daytime running lights (DRL) are not to be confused with headlights. The intended purpose is to help other road users see your vehicle better while adding to the car's style.
          YesYes
          LED Headlights
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the main headlamp. LEDs provide a bright white beam, making night driving safer.
          YesYes
          LED Taillights
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the taillamps.
          YesYes
          LED Fog Lamps
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the fog lamp. A fog lamp is placed low on the bumper to help illuminate the road and surrounding area enhancing safety in foggy/rainy conditions.
          Yes
          -
          Additional Features
          Glossy Black Upper Grille,Front Panel : Chrome surrounded Glossy Black Chevrons + Chrome animation for Barrettes,Body Side Molding - Including Fender,Colour Pack (DARK CHROME OR ANODISED ENERGIC BLUE Based on Body Colour) : Front Bumper / Side Airbump,Glossy Black Outsider Rear View Mirror,Satin Chrome - Window C Signature,Chrome Dual Exhaust Pipes,Roof Bars - Glossy Black with Matt Black Insert,Two Tone Diamond-Cut 'PULSAR' Alloy Wheels,3D LED Rear Lamps,LED High Mount Stop Lamp, LED Vision Headlamps
          -
          Fog Lights
          -
          Front
          Antenna
          -
          Fender-mounted
          Boot Opening
          -
          Manual
          Tyre Size
          235/55 R18
          255/65 R18
          Tyre Type
          Tubeless,Radial
          Tubeless All-Terrain
          Safety
          Anti Lock Braking SystemYesYes
          Brake Assist
          -
          Yes
          Central LockingYesYes
          Child Safety LocksYes
          -
          No. of Airbags
          6
          2
          Driver AirbagYesYes
          Passenger AirbagYesYes
          Side Airbag FrontYes
          -
          Side Airbag RearNoNo
          Day Night Rear View MirrorYesYes
          Seat Belt WarningYesYes
          Traction ControlYes
          -
          Tyre Pressure MonitorYesYes
          Electronic Stability ControlYesYes
          Advance Safety Features
          Passenger Airbag Deactivation Function,Curtain Airbags,Coffee Break Alert,Electric Parking Brake,Perimeter, Volumetric and Tilt Alarm
          Roll Cage, 3-Point Seat Belts for Rear Passengers, Snow Chain Provision for Tyres, Panic Braking Signal, Passenger Airbag Deactivation Switch Brake Specifications (Vaccum Assisted Dual Hydraulic Circuit with Tandem Master Cylinder)
          Speed Alert
          -
          Yes
          Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
          -
          Yes
          Isofix Child Seat MountsYesYes
          Blind Spot MonitorYes
          -
          Hill Descent ControlYesYes
          Hill AssistYesYes
          Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockYes
          -
          Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
          -
          Yes
          Entertainment & Communication
          RadioYesYes
          Speakers FrontYesYes
          Speakers RearYesYes
          Integrated 2DIN AudioYesYes
          Wireless Phone ChargingYes
          -
          USB And Auxiliary InputYes
          -
          Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYes
          Touch ScreenYesYes
          Touch Screen size (Inch)
          10
          7
          Connectivity
          Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
          Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
          Android AutoYesYes
          Apple Car PlayYesYes
          No. of Speakers
          6
          4
          Additional Features
          Central 25.4cm Capacitive Touch Screen
          -
          Tweeter
          -
          2
          SubwooferNo
          -
          Rear Touch Screen Size
          -
          No
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          Pros and Cons

          • Pros
          • Cons

            Citroen C5 Aircross

            • Quirky styling makes it stand out
            • Feels and looks premium inside and out
            • Most comfortable SUV of the lot
            • Smooth gearbox and powerful diesel engine
            • Gets updated features including a 10-inch touchscreen and wireless phone charging

            Mahindra Thar

            • Attention grabbing design. Looks macho and has stronger road presence than ever before.
            • Available with petrol and diesel engines with a choice of 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions for both.
            • Design better suited for off-roading than before. Big improvements in departure angle, breakover angle and ground clearance.
            • More tech: Brake based differential locking system, auto locking rear mechanical differential, shift-on-the-fly 4x4 with low range, 7-inch touchscreen with off-road gauges, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay & navigation
            • Good quality interior with better practicality than before. The Thar is now more family friendly.
            • Improved noise vibration and harshness management. Doesn’t feel crude or outdated to drive anymore.
            • More configurations: Fixed soft top, fixed hardtop or convertible soft top, available as a 6- or 4- seater

            Citroen C5 Aircross

            • No petrol engine or 4x4 option
            • It’s a costly affair
            • Misses segment must-haves like ventilated front seats and a 360-degree camera

            Mahindra Thar

            • Stiff ride quality. Deals with bad roads well but sharp bumps can unsettle the cabin quite easily
            • Old school ladder frame SUV and behaves like one. Loads of body roll even on mild curves
            • Some cabin flaws: Rear windows aren’t openable, pedal box leaves no proper space to rest your left foot even in the automatic & thick B pillars create large blind spots to the side
            • It’s a heavily improved/polished version of a hardcore off-roader but not an alternative to more practical, comfortable, feature rich compact/sub compact SUVs

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          Which car is cheaper between Citroen C5 Aircross and Mahindra Thar?

          Citroen C5 Aircross price starts at Rs 36.91 Lakh & Mahindra Thar price starts at Rs 11.25 Lakh in New Delhi. Mahindra Thar is cheaper between these two cars.
          *Ex-showroom price in New Delhi
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