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Kia Seltos vs Mahindra Thar

Kia Seltos vs Mahindra Thar Summary

Mahindra Thar Price starts at Rs. 13.17 Lakh which is Rs. 3.22 Lakh costlier than base model of Kia Seltos priced at Rs. 9.95 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Kia Seltos (Diesel Model) is 20.8 kmpl where as claimed mileage of Mahindra Thar (Diesel Model) is 15.2 kmpl. In technical specifications, Kia Seltos (Top Model) is powered by 1493 cc engine , while Mahindra Thar (Top Model) is powered by 2184 cc engine. 64% users have chosen Mahindra Thar over Kia Seltos in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
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Basic Info Seltos X-Line AT DThar LX 4-Str Hard Top Diesel AT
Brand Kia Mahindra
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 18.19 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 15.53 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.3
(887 Ratings)
4.2
(200 Ratings)
Engine Displacement 1493 cc 2184 cc
Body Type SUVAll SUV Cars SUVAll SUV Cars
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Max Power 113.43bhp@4000rpm 130bhp@3750rpm
No Of Cylinders 4 4
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Gear Box 6-speed AT 6 Speed
Drive Type 2WD 4X4
Colors
Seltos Colors
Thar Colors
Tyre Size 215/55 R18 255/65 R18
Boot Space 433 Liters ...
Ground Clearance (Laden) 190 mm ...
Steering Mounted Audio Control Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes Yes
Airbags Driver, Passenger and Side Front Driver and Passenger
Insurance Rs. 65,884 Seltos Insurance Rs. 97,065 Thar Insurance

Engine Type
1.5L CRDi VGT
mHawk 130 Engine
Engine Displacement
1493 cc
2184 cc
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Max Power
113.43bhp@4000rpm
130bhp@3750rpm
Max Torque
250nm@1500-2750rpm
300nm@1600-2800rpm
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
No Of Cylinders
4
4
Transmission
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
6-speed AT
6 Speed
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Drive Type
2WD
4X4
Valve Configuration
DOHC
DOHC
Paddle Shift
Fuel Supply System
CRDi
Direct Engine
Turbo Charger
Mild Hybrid
Fast Charging

0-100 kmph
11.8 Sec
...

Suspension Front
McPherson Strut & Coil Spring
Independent Double Wishbone Front Suspension with Coil Over Damper & Stabiliser Bar
Suspension Rear
Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring
Multilink Solid Rear Axle with Coil Over Damper & Stabiliser Bar
Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Disc
Drum
Steering Type
Electric
Power
Minimum Turning Radius
...
5.25m
Tyre Size
215/55 R18
255/65 R18
Alloy Wheel Size
R18
R18
Tyre Type
Tubeless, Radial
Tubeless, Radial

Ventilated Seats
Additional Interior Features
Leather wrapped D-cut steering wheel with Seltos logo,Side sill plates,Metal Scuff Plates with Seltos Logo,Premium Soft Touch Dashboard with Stitching Pattern,Sporty Alloy Pedals,Premium Head Lining,Leatherette wrapped Door Trims,Inside Door Handle Hyper Silver Metallic Paint,Ambient Mood Lighting,LED Sound Mood Lights,Leatherette seats with Honeycomb pattern - Indigo Perra & Black,Advance 17.78 cm (7.0") Color Display Cluster,Smart 20.32 cm (8.0") Head-Up Display
All-New Interiors, Coloured MID Display in Instrument Cluster, Adventure Statistics, Adventure Connect: Calendar Integratio
Fabric Upholstery
...
Leather Seats
Rear Seat Headrest
Seating Capacity
5
4
Doors
5
3
Boot Space
433 Liters
...
Fuel Capacity
50 Liters
57 Liters

Alloy Wheels
Lighting
,LED Fog Lights
LED Tail lamps
Additional Exterior Features
Ice Cube LED Fog Lamp With Xclusive Piano Black Accent,R18 - 46.2cm (18") Crystal Cut Matte Graphite Alloy Wheels,Center Wheel Cap with Sun Orange Accents,Kia Signature Tiger Nose Grill - Matte Graphite,Diamond Knurling Pattern - Xclusive Piano Black,Front bumper with Sun Orange accent,Rear Bumper with Xclusive Piano Black dual muffler design and Sun Orange accent,Front Skid Plates - Xclusive Piano Black,Rear Skid Plates - Xclusive Piano Black,Side molding - Black,Door Garnish - Black and Body color with Sun Orange accent,Belt Line - Chrome,Xclusive Piano black Tailgate Garnish,Outside mirror LED turn signal-Xclusive Piano Black,Outside Door Handle - Chrome,Floating Roof rails,Mud Guard (Front & Rear),Crown Jewel LED Type Headlamps,Sweeping LED Light Bar,Heartbeat LED DRLs,Multi Layer Side Turn Indicator,Heartbeat LED Type Tail Lamps,Shark Fin Antenna- Xclusive Piano Black
Hard Top, Dual Tone Bumpers,Bonnet Latches, Deep Silver Finish Vertical Slats on the Front Grille, R18 Deep Silver Alloy Wheels with Thar Branding, Wheel Arch Cladding, Moulded Side Foot Steps, Fender-mounted Radio Antenna, Tailgate mounted Spare Wheel
Outside Rear View Mirror
...
Turn indicators on ORVM
Trunk Light
Rear Spoiler
Antenna
...
Roof Rails
Ground Clearance (Laden)
190 mm
...
Length*Width*Height
4315*1800*1645 mm3
3985*1855*1844 mm3
Wheelbase
2610 mm
2450 mm
Ground Clearance (Unladen)
...
226 mm

Connectivity
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
...
Addtional Comfort Features
Solar glass- UV Cut (Front Windshield, Windows),Sunglass Holder,Assist Grips - Folding Type,Coat Hook,Rear Door Sun-Shade Curtain,Rear parcel shelf,LED Room Lamps,LED Console Lamps,Lower Full Size Seatback Pocket (Driver & Passenger),Rear Seat Recline - 2 Step,Auto Antiglare Rear View Mirror with UVO Controls,Fully Automatic temperature control with Silver Garnish,Air Conditioner – Eco Coating,8-way Driver Power Seat,Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus & Bacteria Protectio
Tip & Slide Mechanism in Co-Driver Seat, Reclining Mechanism, Adjustable Headrests, 50:50 Split in Rear Seat, Tool Kit Organiser, Lockable Glovebox, Illuminated Key Ring, Utility hook in backrest of co-driver seat,Centre roof lamp,Rear Demister,Dashboard Grab handle for front passenger
USB Charger
Front & Rear
Front
Central Control Armrest
With Storage
Not Available
Tailgate Ajar
...
Gear Shift Indicator
...
Rear Curtain
...
Not Available
Lane Change Indicator
...
Additional Entertainment Features
26.03cm (10.25") HD Touchscreen Navigation,UVO Connected Car,OTA Map Updates,AI Voice Commands,Smartwatch connectivity App,BOSE Premium 8 Speaker System with Dynamic Speed Compensation,2 Tweeter,Central Speaker,Sub Woofer
2 Tweeters, BlueSense App Connectivity,SMS Read-Out
Smart Entry
...
Massage Seats
...
Not Available
Memory Functions For Seat
...
Not Available
One Touch Operating Power Windows
Driver's Window
Not Available
Autonomous Parking
...
Not Available
Drive Modes
3
...
Internal Storage
...
No of Speakers
...
4
AC
Rear AC Ducts
Heater
Power Steering
Steering Column
Tilt & Telescopic
Tilt
Steering Mounted Audio Control
Cruise Control
Power Windows ( Front / Rear )
Front and Rear
Front
Adjustable Driver Seat
...
Heated Seat Front
Heated Seats Rear
Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
Lumbar Support
...
Folding Rear Seat
60:40 Split
Not Available
Rear Seat Center Armrest
Tachometer
...
Dual Trip Meter
...
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
...
Clock
...
Seat Belt Warning
Push Ignition
...
AM/FM Radio
USB Auxiliary Input
DVD Playback
...
Touch-screen Display
GPS Navigation System
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Automatic Head Lamps
Auto Rain Sensing Wipers
Follow me home headlamps
Adjustable Head Lights
...
Parking Sensors
Front & Rear
Rear
Front Cupholders
...
Door Pockets
...
Front Door
12V Power Outlets
...
Bottle Holder
...
Front Door
Sun Roof
...
Moon Roof

Anti-Pinch Power Windows
Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
Head-Up Display
...
Day/Night Rearview Mirror
3
Blind Spot Monitor
Hill Descent Control
...
Hill Assist
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
360 View Camera
Airbags
Driver, Passenger and Side Front
Driver and Passenger
Seat Belts
...
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist (BA)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
...
Traction Control System (TCS)
Engine Immobilizer
Central Locking
Child Safety Lock
...
Fog Lamps (Front / Rear )
...
Front
Rear Wash Wiper
Rear Defogger

Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

Kia Seltos

  • Looks stylish
  • Feels premium inside
  • Bose speaker system is delightful
  • First-in-segment features
  • Plethora of engine-transmission options
  • Killer pricing.

Mahindra Thar

  • Now looks more modern with tweaked styling and improved interiors. New drivetrain includes petrol
  • diesel and automatic options. 4x4 is standard. Washable interiors are a nice touch.

Kia Seltos

  • Rear under-thigh support could be better
  • Manual transmission gearshifts could be better
  • ride quality on the stiff side.

Mahindra Thar

  • Mechanical rear locking differential only on the AX (Adventure) trim. Prices will increase.
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Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Which is better Kia seltos or Thar?
  • If you like off-road That is perfect. and New thar can do on road as well.its 4x4 or 4x2. Yet to launch with price. Cons mileage very less due to strong and powerful engine, which require for Hardcore off-road. Les practickleeSeltos is SUV front wheel drive. Good for pothole and partial off road. Design for road and village road .Mileage is Good.Both are dirrerent platform.
  • We all hope the pricing is at par to make their launch statement a reality 'Thar is in the hearts of many but not in their garages'
  • Both of the cars serve different purpose. seltos is more feature rich & a premium car. Thar is more of a Off-Roading vehcile.
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Q. Which is the best variant to buy in Kia Seltos?
  • I own a 2021 Kia Seltos 1.4TGDI DCT model. In terms of performance it's one of the best I have driven. On open roads it can easily beat the likes of Innova, Fortuner and all big guys with its sheer speed and Dual clutch just makes you zoom past other cars while they figure to get the car in right gear. Power is in its dual clutch and turbo engine. The Dual clutch is the best, it's like someone is choosing the right gear for you constantly. Features wise one of the best and the 360 camera quality is on par with high end cars. I have not driven the diesel automatic on highway but it will not be as quick as the 1.4TGDI especially with torque converter. If you enjoy driving a good car this is the best you can get, the top end petrol variant. Mileage average I got is 13kmpl with half aggressive highway and half on eco mode in city combined. I will take that anyday with the performance the car is giving. I went for top end petrol because of its performance and dual clutch which I know is drivers best friend. I didn't choose diesel because the same engine is being offered from base variant of Sonet and all the way upto top end Seltos. There is no value for money in the top variant for diesel. You can get the same engine for much less cost.
  • Value for money buys1) basic variants HTE, both petrol & Diesel.2) mid variants HTK plus both petrol & Diesel.3) top variants HTX both petrol & Diesel.4) The top most variants HTX plus & GTX plus, both petrol & Diesel are the best, but not value for money.
  • Agreed all are in one or another single value for money even the highest model don't cross luxury limit to pay the tax for it watch out for long term review luster gone in many Chinese parts and the Corona the future of Kia???
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Q. How is the suspension in Kia Seltos? Is it better than Hyundai Creta 1.4 diesel?
  • As per my understanding, Creta suspension is more on softer side as compared to Seltos which is stiff. So you may feel more comfortable in creta on uneven roads but on the other hand Seltos gives you more enthuastic feel while pushing the accelerator as compared to Creat even though they have same engine specifiction but there is a difference of fine tunning.
  • Creta gives a car type riding feel where as Seltos give a sporty crossover feel
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Seltos Vs Thar Comparison FAQs

Which car is best between Seltos vs Thar?

As per the users experiences Kia Seltos is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for mileage, comfort and features in your car. But Mahindra Thar is better on the grounds of performance. On the basis of maintenance and safety user have rated both the cars equally.

Which car is cheaper Seltos vs Thar?

The Mahindra Thar is cheaper than Kia Seltos by Rs. 2.65 Lakh.

Which car offers better performance Seltos vs Thar?

For the X-Line AT D version, 1493 cc Diesel engine of Seltos produces 113.43bhp@4000rpm of power and 250nm@1500-2750rpm of torque. Whereas for the LX 4-Str Hard Top Diesel AT version, 2184 cc Diesel engine of Thar produces 130bhp@3750rpm of power and 300nm@1600-2800rpm of torque
As per the users experiences the Kia Seltos has better performance.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Kia Seltos
  • Mahindra Thar
  • 5.0

    kia seltos is the only car liked by youngest person and the design of the car looks very good i not buy these car because i don't have efficient amount to buy😞😞😞 but i have seen a lots of reviews in youtube and my frnd have these car and fav car is seltos 😍😍😍 specifically htx variant of the car because it has cool function on it with manual function and mileage of the car all so super i wish too all to see that variant too and the kia has too improve the sunroof to panaromic and with new features that's it guys and again kia seltos is the only car gives you best road pression compare too any other suv in the segment 😁😁😁

  • 5.0

    After a lot of R&D finally got the Kia Seltos HTE Diesel. I must say, I do not regret my decision. It is an absolute delight to drive this baby. The power is more than adequate to skim through Bengaluru city traffic and out on the highway, you just put your feet down, Seltos does the remaining. Overtaking is never a problem even if you are at speeds over 120 KMPH. Overall a value for money package.

  • 5.0

    I booked the Kia seltos HTX BLACK COLOR even before it was launched, but I got the delivery only in Feb as the black color was not available as per the dealer. I booked the car for its looks, Interior and features it offered, however I am very satisfied with its drivability and responsiveness. I saw a huge bump in performance after my first service. Great Family SUV.

  • 5.0

    I'm driving 1.5 petrol ivt.Done 6000km.Absolute pleasure driving in both city n highway conditions.Mileage is around 13.5-14 kmph in city with ac n goes upto 17kmph on highways if you drive in range of 90-110 speed.If you cruise at 90 it'll go upto 20kmph mileage.Super comfortable front n rear seats.Sturdy road grip n fim steering.Love my car.

  • 5.0

    Its awesome i has many features now 2021 model has more features and its very suitable family car i am having gt line variant its just amazing engine is also very good but when i bought it spare parts were not available at that time but now its available in showrooms and local markets also

Seltos User Reviews
  • 5.0

    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.

  • 5.0

    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

  • 5.0

    20 kilometres awarj dena saye tha jada log late thai gadi bot asi hai masat batiful gagi hai salaneme bot maja ata hai

  • 5.0

    I like thar. My dream car is thar. Thar is the best car for offering. Black color of thar is look like very legend.

  • 5.0

    Nice kar sagar happy and good kar ho spmach and my kar mahindra thar and fest so like the day is it possible to get

Thar User Reviews

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