Force Gurkha vs Mahindra Thar

Should you buy Force Gurkha 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. Force Gurkha price starts at Rs 15.10 Lakh ex-showroom for 2.6 Diesel (Diesel) and Mahindra Thar price starts Rs 11.25 Lakh ex-showroom for AX Opt 4-Str Hard Top Diesel (Diesel). Gurkha has 2596 cc (Diesel top model) engine, while Thar has 2184 cc (Diesel top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the Gurkha has a mileage of - (Diesel top model)> and the Thar has a mileage of 15.2 kmpl (Diesel top model).

Gurkha Vs Thar

Key HighlightsForce GurkhaMahindra Thar
On Road PriceRs.18,01,298*Rs.21,20,300*
Mileage (city)-9 kmpl
Fuel TypeDieselDiesel
Engine(cc)25962184
TransmissionManualAutomatic
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Force Gurkha vs Mahindra Thar Comparison

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        Force Gurkha
        Force Gurkha
        Rs15.10 Lakh*
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            Mahindra Thar
            Mahindra Thar
            Rs17.60 Lakh*
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          Basic Information
          On-Road Price in New Delhi
          Rs.18,01,298*
          Rs.21,20,300*
          Finance Available (EMI)
          Rs.34,288/month
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          Rs.41,947/month
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          Insurance
          Rs.1,17,000
          Thar Insurance
          User Rating
          4.3
          Based on 68 Reviews
          4.5
          Based on 1189 Reviews
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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
          FM 2.6L CRDi
          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)
          2596
          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.
          89.84bhp@3200rpm
          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.
          250Nm@1400-2400rpm
          300Nm@1600-2800rpm
          Valves Per Cylinder
          The number of intake and exhaust valves in each engine cylinder. More valves per cylinder means better engine breathing and better performance but it also adds to cost.
          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
          Manual
          Automatic
          Gear Box
          The component containing a set of gears that supply power from the engine to the wheels. It affects speed and fuel efficiency.
          5-Speed
          6-Speed AT
          Drive Type
          Specifies which wheels are driven by the engine's power, such as front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive. It affects how the car handles and also its capabilities.
          4WD
          Fuel & Performance
          Fuel Type
          Diesel
          Diesel
          Mileage City (kmpl)
          -
          9
          Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
          63
          57
          Emission Norm Compliance
          Indicates the level of pollutants the car's engine emits, showing compliance with environmental regulations.
          BS VI 2.0
          BS VI 2.0
          Suspension, Steering & Brakes
          Front Suspension
          The system of springs, shock absorbers, and linkages that connects the front wheels to the car body. Reduces jerks over bad surfaces and affects handling.
          Coil Spring Suspension
          Independent Double Wishbone Front Suspension with Coil Over Damper & Stabiliser Bar
          Rear Suspension
          The system of springs, shock absorbers, and linkages that connects the rear wheels to the car body. It impacts ride quality and stability.
          Coil Spring Suspension
          Multilink Solid Rear Axle with Coil Over Damper & Stabiliser Bar
          Steering Type
          The mechanism by which the car's steering operates, such as manual, power-assisted, or electric. It affecting driving ease.
          Hydraulic
          Hydraulic
          Steering Column
          The shaft that connects the steering wheel to the rest of the steering system to help maneouvre the car.
          Tilt & Telescopic
          Tilt
          Steering Gear Type
          Specifies the type of mechanism used to turn the car's wheels, such as rack and pinion or recirculating ball. Affects the feel of the steering.
          -
          Rack & Pinion
          Turning Radius (Metres)
          The smallest circular space that needs to make a 180-degree turn. It indicates its manoeuvrability, especially in tight spaces.
          5.65
          -
          Front Brake Type
          Specifies the type of braking system used on the front wheels of the car, like disc or drum brakes. The type of brakes determines the stopping power.
          Disc
          Disc
          Rear Brake Type
          Specifies the type of braking system used on the rear wheels, like disc or drum brakes, affecting the car's stopping power.
          Drum
          Drum
          Tyre Size
          The dimensions of the car's tyres indicating their width, height, and diameter. Important for grip and performance.
          245/70 R16
          255/65 R18
          Tyre Type
          Tells you the kind of tyres fitted to the car, such as all-season, summer, or winter. It affects grip and performance in different conditions.
          Radial, Tubeless
          Tubeless All-Terrain
          Wheel Size (Inch)
          The diameter of the car's wheels, not including the tyres. It affects the car's ride, handling, and appearance.
          16
          -
          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.
          4116
          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
          1812
          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
          2075
          1855
          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 between the centre of the front and rear wheels. Affects the car’s stability & handling .
          2400
          2450
          Rear Legroom (mm)
          Rear legroom in a car is the distance between the front seat backrests and the rear seat backrests. The more legroom the more comfortable the seats.
          270
          -
          Front Track
          1490
          1520
          Rear Track
          1480
          1520
          Approach Angle
          -
          41.2
          Break Over Angle
          -
          26.2
          Departure Angle
          -
          36
          Seating Capacity
          The maximum number of people that can legally and comfortably sit in a car.
          4
          4
          Boot Space (Litres)
          500
          -
          No. of Doors
          3
          3
          Comfort & Convenience
          Power Steering
          Mechanism that reduces the effort needed to operate the steering wheel. Offered in various types, including hydraulic and electric.
          YesYes
          Power Windows Front
          Front windows that can be rolled up and down electronically. A must-have feature for modern-day cars.
          YesYes
          Accessory Power Outlet
          12V power socket to power your appliances, like phones or tyre inflators.
          YesYes
          Rear Reading Lamp
          A light provided in the rear seating area of the car. It allows passengers to read or see in the dark without disturbing the driver.
          -
          Yes
          Adjustable Headrest
          Unlike fixed headrests, these can be moved up or down to offer the ideal resting position for the occupant's head.
          -
          Yes
          Cup Holders Front
          Storage spaces that are specifically designed to hold cups or beverage cans. Sometimes these can be cooled and heated too.
          YesYes
          Multifunction Steering Wheel
          A steering wheel that has many buttons to control various functions of the infotainment system and key car functions like cruise control. This allows the driver to manage these functions without taking their hands off the steering wheel.
          -
          Yes
          Cruise Control
          An electronic system that automatically maintains the car's speed set by the driver, reducing the need for constant pedal use. Useful feature for long highway drives.
          -
          Yes
          Parking Sensors
          Sensors on the vehicle's exterior that use either ultrasonic or electromagnetic waves bouncing off objects to alert the driver of obstacles while parking.
          Rear
          Rear
          Foldable Rear Seat
          Rear seats that can be folded down to create additional storage space.
          -
          50:50 Split
          Bottle Holder
          A compartment in the car for holding bottles. Usually located in car door pockets. More bottle holders means more bottles can be stored at once.
          Front Door
          Front Door
          Voice Command
          A feature that allows the driver to operate some car functions using voice commands. Make using features easy without distractions.
          -
          Yes
          USB Charger
          A port in the car that allows passengers to charge electronic devices like smartphones and tablets via USB cables.
          Front & Rear
          Front
          Luggage Hook And NetYes
          -
          Lane Change Indicator
          Blinking lights on the car's sides that signal the intention to change lanes. It improves road safety.
          YesYes
          Additional Features
          HVAC,Multi Direction AC Vents,Dual USB Socket On Dashboard,Dual USB Socket For Rear Passenger,,Variable Speed Intermittent Wiper,Interior Light Diming,ond Row Passengers Entry(Rear)
          Tip & Slide Mechanism in Co-Driver Seat,Reclining Mechanism,Lockable Glovebox,Electrically Operated HVAC Controls,SMS Read Out
          Air Conditioner
          A car AC is a system that cools down the cabin of a vehicle by circulating cool air. You can select temperature, fan speed and direction of air flow.
          YesYes
          Heater
          A heating function for the cabin. A handy feature in cold climates.
          YesYes
          Adjustable Steering
          Allows the driver to adjust the position of the steering wheel to their liking. This can be done in two ways: Tilt and/or Reach
          YesYes
          KeyLess Entry
          -
          Yes
          Height Adjustable Driver Seat
          Refers to a driver's seat that can be raised vertically. This is helpful for shorter drivers to find a better driving position.
          -
          Yes
          Follow Me Home Headlamps
          Headlights that stay on for a short period after turning off the car, illuminating the path to the driver's home or door.
          YesYes
          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
          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
          Additional Features
          Door Trims With Dark Grey Theme,Floor Console With Bottle Holders,Moulded Floor Mat,Seat Upholstery With Dark Grey Theme
          Dashboard Grab Handle For Front passenger,MID Display in Instrument Cluster (Coloured),Adventure Statistics,Decorative Vin Plate (Individual to Thar Earth Edition),Headrest (Embossed Dune Design),Stiching ( Beige Stitching elements & Earth branding),Thar branding on door pads (Desert Fury Coloured),Twin Peak logo on Steering ( Dark Chrome),Steering Wheel elements (Desert Fury Coloured),AC Vents (Dual Tone),HVAC housing (Piano black),Center gear Console & Cup Holder accents (Dark Chrome)
          Digital Cluster
          -
          Yes
          Upholstery
          Fabric
          Leatherette
          Exterior
          Available ColorsRedWhiteOrangeGreenGreyGurkha ColorsEverest WhiteRage RedStealth BlackDesert FuryDeep GreyThar Colors
          Body Type
          Adjustable HeadlightsYesYes
          Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
          A vehicle's rear-view mirrors that can open and close at the touch of a button.
          -
          Yes
          Rear Window Defogger
          A heating element in the rear window to remove fog and melt frost from the rear window.
          -
          Yes
          Alloy Wheels
          Lightweight wheels made of metals such as aluminium. Available in multiple designs, they enhance the look of a vehicle.
          -
          Yes
          Integrated Antenna
          -
          Yes
          Halogen Headlamps
          -
          Yes
          Cornering Headlamps
          Headlights with extra bulbs that turn on when the steering wheel rotates left or right. Improves visibility at night while taking turns.
          Yes
          -
          Lighting
          ,LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights)
          -
          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.
          Yes
          -
          LED Headlights
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the main headlamp. LEDs provide a bright white beam, making night driving safer.
          Yes
          -
          LED Taillights
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the taillamps.
          -
          Yes
          Additional Features
          -
          Hard Top,All-Black Bumpers,Bonnet Latches,Wheel Arch Cladding,Side Foot Steps (Moulded),Fender-mounted Radio Antenna,Tailgate mounted Spare Wheel,Illuminated Key Ring,Body Colour (Satin Matte Desert Fury Colour),ORVMs Inserts (Desert Fury Coloured),Vertical slats on the Front grille (Desert Fury Coloured),Mahindra Wordmark (Matte Black),Thar branding (Matte Black),4x4 badging (Matte black With red accents),Automatic badging (Matte black With red accents),Gear Knob accents (Dark Chrome)
          Fog Lights
          Front
          Front
          Boot Opening
          Manual
          -
          Tyre Size
          The dimensions of the car's tyres indicating their width, height, and diameter. Important for grip and performance.
          245/70 R16
          255/65 R18
          Tyre Type
          Tells you the kind of tyres fitted to the car, such as all-season, summer, or winter. It affects grip and performance in different conditions.
          Radial, Tubeless
          Tubeless All-Terrain
          Wheel Size (Inch)
          The diameter of the car's wheels, not including the tyres. It affects the car's ride, handling, and appearance.
          16
          -
          Safety
          Anti Lock Braking System
          A safety system that prevents a car's wheels from locking up during hard braking to maintain steering control.
          YesYes
          Brake Assist
          -
          Yes
          Central Locking
          A system that locks or unlocks all of the car's doors simultaneously with the press of a button. A must-have feature in modern cars.
          YesYes
          Anti Theft Alarm
          An alarm system that sounds when anyone tries to access the car forcibly or break into it.
          Yes
          -
          No. of Airbags
          2
          2
          Driver Airbag
          An inflatable air bag located within the steering wheel that automatically deploys during a collision, to protect the driver from physical injury
          YesYes
          Passenger AirbagYesYes
          Day Night Rear View Mirror
          A rearview mirror that can be adjusted to reduce glare from headlights behind the vehicle at night.
          -
          Yes
          Seat Belt Warning
          A warning buzzer that reminds passengers to buckle their seat belts.
          -
          Yes
          Tyre Pressure Monitor
          This feature monitors the pressure inside each tyre, alerting the driver when one or more tyre loses pressure.
          YesYes
          Engine Immobilizer
          A security feature that prevents unauthorized access to the car's engine.
          YesYes
          Electronic Stability Control
          Improves the car's stability by detecting and reducing loss of grip.
          -
          Yes
          Advance Safety Features
          Follow Me Home And Lead Me To Gurkha,One Touch Lane Change Indicator,Brake Type (Dual Circuit Hydraulic Brake,Vacuum Assisted
          Front Axle ( Semi-Floating With 4.3:1 Final Drive),Rear Axle ( Banjo Beam With 4.3:1 Final Drive),Hub Lock ( Automatic ),Brake Specification (Vaccum Assisted Dual Hydraulic Circuit with tandem Master Cylinder),Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank (litre)-20(Applicable Only For CRDe Engine),Tool Kit Organiser,Electric Driveline Disconnect on Front Axle,Advanced Electronic Brake Locking Differentail,Mechanical Locking Differential ( mHawk 130 only),Washable Floor With Drain Plugs,Welded Tow Hooks In Front & Rear,Tow Hitch Protection,Tyre Direction Monitoring System,Roll-Over Mitigation,Roll Cage,3-Point Seat Belts For Rear Passengers,Panic Braking Signal,Passenger Airbag Deactivation Switch
          Anti Theft DeviceYes
          -
          Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
          A safety feature that automatically locks the car's doors once it reaches a certain speed. Useful feature for all passengers.
          YesYes
          Isofix Child Seat Mounts
          A secure attachment system to fix child seats directly on the chassis of the car.
          -
          Yes
          Hill Descent Control
          A system that controls the car's speed when going downhill by applying brakes to prevent overspeeding and improve control.
          -
          Yes
          Hill Assist
          A feature that helps prevent a car from rolling backward on a hill.
          -
          Yes
          Electronic Brakeforce DistributionYesYes
          Advance Internet
          E-Call & I-Call
          -
          No
          Over Speeding Alert
          -
          Yes
          Entertainment & Communication
          Radio
          AM/FM radio tuner for listening to broadcasts and music. Mainly used for listening to music and news when inside the car.
          YesYes
          Speakers Front
          Sound system located near the dashboard or in the doors at the front of the car.
          YesYes
          Speakers Rear
          Sound system speakers located at the back of the car. Usually found in the rear door panels or in the boot.
          YesYes
          Integrated 2DIN Audio
          -
          Yes
          Bluetooth Connectivity
          Allows wireless connection of devices to the car’s stereo for calls or music.
          YesYes
          Touch Screen
          A touchscreen panel in the dashboard for controlling the car's features like music, navigation, and other car info.
          YesYes
          Touch Screen size (Inch)
          The size of the car's interactive display screen, measured diagonally, used for navigation and media. Larger screen size means better visibility of contents.
          7
          7
          Connectivity
          The various ways the car can connect with devices or networks for communication and entertainment. More connectivity features mean easy access to files and car information.
          Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
          Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
          Android Auto
          Connects Android smartphones with the car's display to access apps for music, chats or navigation.
          YesYes
          Apple Car Play
          Connects iPhone/iPad with the car's display to access apps for music, chats, or navigation. Makes connectivity easy if you have an iPhone/iPad.
          YesYes
          No. of Speakers
          The total count of speakers installed in the car for playing music. More speakers provide improved sound output.
          4
          4
          Usb PortsYesYes
          Inbuilt Apps
          -
          BlueSense
          Tweeter
          -
          2
          Rear Touch Screen SizeNoNo
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          Pros and Cons

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          • Cons

            Force Gurkha

            • Looks intimidating on the road
            • Off-road capability
            • Now offers creature comforts like touchscreen, power windows and USB chargers
            • Ride comfort over bad roads
            • Commanding driving position

            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

            Force Gurkha

            • No automatic on offer
            • Cabin feels dated
            • Rear seats get lap belts
            • High-speed stability

            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 Force Gurkha and Mahindra Thar?

          Force Gurkha price starts at ₹ 15.10 Lakh & Mahindra Thar price starts at ₹ 11.25 Lakh in New Delhi. Mahindra Thar is cheaper between these two cars.
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