Force Motors Gurkha vs Mahindra Thar

Force Gurkha Price starts at Rs. 15.09 Lakh which is Rs. 1.10 Lakh costlier than base model of Mahindra Thar priced at Rs. 13.99 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Mahindra Thar (Diesel Model) is 10 kmpl. In technical specifications, Force Gurkha (Top Model) is powered by 2596 cc engine , while Mahindra Thar (Top Model) is powered by 2184 cc engine. The Comparison Force Gurkha 2.6 Diesel vs Mahindra Thar Earth Edition Diesel AT can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

Gurkha vs Thar

Key Highlights Gurkha 2.6 DieselThar Earth Edition Diesel AT
Engine Type FM 2.6 CR CD mHawk 130 CRDe
Max Power 89.84bhp@3200rpm 130.07bhp@3750rpm

Gurkha vs Thar Key Highlights

Basic Info Gurkha 2.6 DieselThar Earth Edition Diesel AT
Rating
28 reviews
483 reviews
Brand Name Force Motors Mahindra
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 15.09 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 17.60 Lakh View On Road Price
Engine Displacement 2596 cc 2184 cc
Body Type SUVAll SUV Cars SUVAll SUV Cars
Max Power 89.84bhp@3200rpm 130.07bhp@3750rpm
No Of Cylinders 4 4
Transmission Manual Automatic
Gear Box 5-Speed 6-Speed
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Colors
Gurkha Colors
Thar Colors
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Tyre Size 245/70 R16 255/65 R18
Boot Space 560 Liters ...
Steering Mounted Audio Control ... Yes
Cruise Control ... Yes
Airbags Driver and Passenger Driver and Passenger
Insurance Rs. 86,360 Gurkha Insurance Rs. 96,000 Thar Insurance
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Engine Type
FM 2.6 CR CD
mHawk 130 CRDe
Engine Displacement
2596 cc
2184 cc
Max Power
89.84bhp@3200rpm
130.07bhp@3750rpm
Max Torque
250Nm@1400-2400rpm
300Nm@1600-2800rpm
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI 2.0
BS VI 2.0
No Of Cylinders
4
4
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
Gear Box
5-Speed
6-Speed
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Drive Type
4WD
4WD
Kerb Weight
2050 Kg
...
Turbo Charger
...
Mild Hybrid
...
Fast Charging
...

Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
63 Liters
57 Liters
Mileage (City)
...
9 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
...
10 kmpl

Suspension Front
Independent double wishbone with coil spring
Independent Double Wishbone Front Suspension with Coil Over Damper & Stabiliser Bar
Suspension Rear
Multi-link with Pan hard rod & Coil Spring
Multilink Solid Rear Axle with Coil Over Damper & Stabiliser Bar
Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Drum
Drum
Steering Type
power
Hydraulic
Minimum Turning Radius
5.65
...
Tyre Size
245/70 R16
255/65 R18
Wheel Size
16
...
Tyre Type
Radial, Tubeless
Tubeless All-Terrai

Additional Interior Features
Door Trims with Dark Grey Theme,Floor console with Bottle holders,Moulded Floor Mat,Seat Upholstery with Dark Grey Theme,Total Cabin space 3900 L
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 Differential, decorative VIN plateon dashboard, Dune designed headrest,beige stitching elements and erathbranding on seats, desert fury thar branding on door pads, thematic inserts on the steering wheel, dual toned AC vent, HVAC housing in piano black, dark chrome twin peak logo on the steering, dark chrome accents for the centre gear console and cup holders, dark chrome accents on the gear knob
Rear Seat Headrest
...
Seating Capacity
4
4
Doors
3
3
Boot Space
560 Liters
...

Alloy Wheels
...
Lighting
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights)
...
Additional Exterior Features
Air Intake snorkel
exclusive erath Edition badge, Desert themed decals, ORVM with Desert fury inserts, body coloued grille, crafted with thar branding inserts, mahindra wordmark and thar branding inserts in matte black, 4X4 and automatic badging in matte black with red accents,
Length*Width*Height
4116*1812*2075 mm3
3985*1820*1844 mm3
Wheelbase
2445 mm
2750 mm
Ground Clearance (Unladen)
...
226 mm

Connectivity
,Android Auto,Apple CarPlay,
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Addtional Comfort Features
Captain seats with Arm rest for 2nd row passengers,Multi direction AC vents,12V Accessories Socket in Dashboard,Dual USB Socket on Dashboard,Dual USB Socket for 2nd row Passengers,Second row passengers entry from rear,Variable Speed Intermittent wiper,Interior light diming
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
USB Charger
Front & Rear
...
Lane Change Indicator
No of Speakers
4
4
AC
Heater
Power Steering
Steering Column
Tilt & Telescopic
Tilt
Steering Mounted Audio Control
...
Cruise Control
...
Adjustable Driver Seat
...
Heated Seat Front
Heated Seats Rear
Touch Screen size
7
7 Inch
Folding Rear Seat
...
50:50 Split
Tachometer
Seat Belt Warning
...
AM/FM Radio
USB Auxiliary Input
...
Touch-screen Display
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Follow me home headlamps
Adjustable Head Lights
...
Parking Sensors
Rear
Rear
Front Cupholders
Door Pockets
...
Front Door
12V Power Outlets
Bottle Holder
...
Front Door

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
...
Day/Night Rearview Mirror
...
Hill Descent Control
...
Hill Assist
...
Airbags
Driver and Passenger
Driver and Passenger
Tyre Pressure Monitor
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
No of Airbags
2
2
Brake Assist (BA)
...
Engine Immobilizer
...
Central Locking
Advance Safety Features
Water Wading capacity 700mm, Gradeability 35 Degree - 4X4 Mode
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)
Rear Defogger
...

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

Force Gurkha

  • Old-school design
  • comfortable seating for four
  • pliant low-speed ride
  • surprisingly easy to drive in the city
  • refined engine.

Mahindra Thar

  • Looks modern with tweaked styling and improved interiors. Drivetrain includes petrol
  • diesel and automatic options. 4x4 is standard. Washable interiors are a nice touch. New RWD variant drops the entry price.

Force Gurkha

  • Lack of outright power for highway driving
  • feels unsettled at high speeds
  • accessing second-row seat is impossible if the boot is loaded
  • too expensive.

Mahindra Thar

  • Mechanical rear locking differential only on the AX (Adventure) trim.
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Gurkha and Thar Competitors

Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Which car is best to buy for offroading - Force Gurkha vs Mahindra Thar?
  • Both the cars are good in their forte. The new Gurkha comes with the older 2.6-litre turbo-diesel motor and not the newer 2.2-litre diesel which the old car got in its last stages. However, the 2.6-litre motor has been upgraded to meet BS6 norms. Force also claims to have heavily reworked the motor to improve refinement and power. Although they have managed to bump up the power on this engine, it still makes a not-so-thrilling 91PS and 250Nm. This lack of versatility is evident in the way the new Gurkha tackles our roads too. At low speeds, the ride quality will surprise you with its plushness. The soft suspension has the ability to gulp the worst road imaginable and while doing so the suspension remains silent. Even for such a tall and heavy vehicle, side to side motion is well controlled. But tackle not so perfect roads at speeds above 50kmph and the Gurkha’s dynamic envelope falls apart. On the other hand, This mStallion petrol paired with the 6-speed auto box was the pick of the engine combinations we’ve experienced in the Thar. It’s smooth and refined in the city and packs a heck of a punch when you push the go pedal. There’s plenty of torque from the petrol motor too so though we didn't test it, it’s sure to perform just as amicably in the off-road environment as well. The Thar's appeal and promise to take you on great adventures is a big draw but living with it everyday will still ask you to make many compromises. As a second car or for those who just need the utility of the 4x4 the Thar’s appeal is undeniable. For a better understanding of compatibility and driving comfort, we would suggest you to take a test drive. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership.Read more -2021 Force Gurkha first drive review: A good alternative to the Thar?.-Mahindra Thar Road Test Review: Has The Monster Been Tamed?.
  • Yes driving sonet diesel IMT since one year. Driven 26k so far without any problems.
  • For me, always Gurkha
Q. Which engine option between the petrol & diesel is more fuel efficient and delivers better pulling power - Thar 2020 - Thar 2020?
  • The 2020 Mahindra Thar gets two engine options - a 130PS/300Nm 2.2-litre diesel engine and a 150PS/320Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine. Since the petrol unit is a turbocharged one, the power figures are higher for it than that of diesel. Moreover, the fuel efficiency figures aren't out for the Thar yet so we'll have to wait for that. Also, Selecting the right fuel type depends on your average running of the car. If you drive less then 50km in a day then we recommend you to go with a petrol car as they are easy to maintain, have a longer life span and they cost less initially then the diesel car. On the other hand, diesel cars are preferred if the average daily run is more than 50km which makes it feasible purchase. For a better understanding of performance and drivability, we would suggest you to take a test ride. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership. Read More: - 2020 Mahindra Thar: First Look
Q. I want to know the advantages and disadvantages of Thar which nobody has told as yet
  • Mahindra has build the new Thar from grounds up and now it looks more modern with tweaked styling and improved interiors. Also, the brand has included new powertrain options including petrol, diesel and automatic options. Thar 2020 gets 4x4 drive with a low range transfer case as standard. Moreover, Mahindra has done a brilliant work on the quality of interiors, features, improved noise vibration and harshness management, better departure and breakover which makes it a more capable off-roader. On the other hand, Thar features an old school ladder frame which increases the body roll over curves, offers stiff ride quality and is not a viable alternative to a proper compact or sub compact SUVs. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test drive before making the final decision. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership details.Read More: - 2020 Mahindra Thar: First Look
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Gurkha Vs Thar Comparison FAQs

Which car is cheaper Gurkha vs Thar?

The Force Gurkha is cheaper than Mahindra Thar by Rs. 2.50 Lakh.

Which car offers better performance Gurkha vs Thar?

For the 2.6 Diesel version, 2596 cc Diesel engine of Gurkha produces 89.84bhp@3200rpm of power and 250Nm@1400-2400rpm of torque. Whereas for the Earth Edition Diesel AT version, 2184 cc Diesel engine of Thar produces 130.07bhp@3750rpm of power and 300Nm@1600-2800rpm of torque

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Force Gurkha
  • Mahindra Thar
  • I own a used land rover lr3 and have driven more than 160, 000 km of adventure in desert after purchase, Driving alone without any fear of getting stranded in the middle of nowhere.Know your car and do not hesitate to go under it to know each part and how it functions, Of course do it safely.I am definitely buying it as soon as it is available.Very excited and looking forward to the purchase.

    BALARAMAN SELVAM few weeks ago
  • Gurkha is perfect road worthy suv, No comparison with thar, With technology from mercedes believe its a mini gwagon, Looking to buy

    Anil Kapoor few weeks ago
  • it is nice jeep and camfort able to vihcle sir.

    BRIGHT INDIA few weeks ago
Gurkha User Reviews
  • Sorry for misleading everyone, But it hasn't arrived yet here in australia.It is a substitute for a jeep, Which is insanely expensive here.

    Barry Fitzhenry few weeks ago
  • Very good car, And he also has 4×4 option, And i like this car very much, You people can test drive the car and you also loved it

    Nikhil Raj 2 weeks ago
  • It's a best vehicle to use for farm and for house use and fully modified Mahindra that crde and in back it also as hook

    Basvaraj K few weeks ago
  • 20 kilometres awarj dena saye tha jada log late thai gadi bot asi hai masat batiful gagi hai salaneme bot maja ata hai

    MS RATHORE few weeks ago
  • I like thar. My dream car is thar. Thar is the best car for offering. Black color of thar is look like very legend.

    Lakhminarayan Saikia few weeks ago
Thar User Reviews

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