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Mahindra Thar vs Renault Duster

Mahindra Thar vs Renault Duster Summary

Mahindra Thar Price starts at Rs. 13.17 Lakh which is Rs. 3.31 Lakh costlier than base model of Renault Duster priced at Rs. 9.86 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Mahindra Thar (Diesel Model) is 15.2 kmpl where as claimed mileage of Renault Duster (Petrol Model) is 16.4 kmpl. In technical specifications, Mahindra Thar (Top Model) is powered by 2184 cc engine , while Renault Duster (Top Model) is powered by 1498 cc engine. 55% users have chosen Renault Duster over Mahindra Thar in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
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Basic Info Thar LX 4-Str Hard Top Diesel ATDuster RXZ Turbo CVT
Brand Mahindra Renault
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 15.53 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 14.25 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.3
(196 Ratings)
4.0
(378 Ratings)
Engine Displacement 2184 cc 1330 cc
Body Type SUVAll SUV Cars SUVAll SUV Cars
Fuel Type Diesel Petrol
Max Power 130bhp@3750rpm 153.866bhp@5500rpm
No Of Cylinders 4 4
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Gear Box 6 Speed 7-Speed
Drive Type 4X4 FWD
Colors
Thar Colors
Duster Colors
Mileage (ARAI) ... 16.42 Kmpl
Tyre Size 255/65 R18 215/60 R17
Boot Space ... 475 Liters
Ground Clearance (Laden) ... 205 mm
Steering Mounted Audio Control Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes Yes
Airbags Driver and Passenger Driver and Passenger
Insurance Rs. 88,043 Thar Insurance Rs. 64,014 Duster Insurance

Engine Type
mHawk 130 Engine
1.3L Turbo Petrol Engine
Engine Displacement
2184 cc
1330 cc
Fuel Type
Diesel
Petrol
Max Power
130bhp@3750rpm
153.866bhp@5500rpm
Max Torque
300nm@1600-2800rpm
254NM @ 1600rpm
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
No Of Cylinders
4
4
Transmission
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
6 Speed
7-Speed
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Drive Type
4X4
FWD
Valve Configuration
DOHC
DOHC
Paddle Shift
Fuel Supply System
Direct Engine
Gasoline Direct Injection
Turbo Charger
Mild Hybrid
Fast Charging

Mileage (ARAI)
...
16.42 Kmpl

Suspension Front
Independent Double Wishbone Front Suspension with Coil Over Damper & Stabiliser Bar
Independent McPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Suspension Rear
Multilink Solid Rear Axle with Coil Over Damper & Stabiliser Bar
Trailing Arm With Coil Spring
Brakes Front
Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Drum
Drum
Steering Type
Power
Power
Minimum Turning Radius
5.25m
...
Tyre Size
255/65 R18
215/60 R17
Alloy Wheel Size
R18
R17
Tyre Type
Tubeless, Radial
Radial,Tubeless

Dual Tone Dashboard
...
Ventilated Seats
Additional Interior Features
All-New Interiors, Coloured MID Display in Instrument Cluster, Adventure Statistics, Adventure Connect: Calendar Integratio
Midnight Black with Stone Grey Interior colour harmony,New Style Renault steering wheel,Deco Brown seat upholstery,Chrome inside door handle,Ice Blue graphic instrument cluster with multi-information display
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Seats
Rear Seat Headrest
Seating Capacity
4
5
Doors
3
5
Boot Space
...
475 Liters
Fuel Capacity
57 Liters
50 Liters

Alloy Wheels
Lighting
LED Tail lamps
DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Projector Headlights,LED Tail lamps
Additional Exterior Features
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
Dual tone body colour front bumper,Waterfall LED tail lamps,Black Kayak Roof Rails,Matte Black Tailgate Embellisher,Crimson red accents on Front Grille, Roof Rails Fog Lamp Cover, Tailgate Embellisher,Body coloured outer door handle finish,Tri-winged chrome grille,Crystal Cut Alloys,Satin Chrome door side sill,Satin Silver Skid Plates
Outside Rear View Mirror
Turn indicators on ORVM
Xenon Headlights
...
Trunk Light
...
Rear Spoiler
Antenna
Roof Rails
Ground Clearance (Laden)
...
205 mm
Length*Width*Height
3985*1855*1844 mm3
4360*1822*1695 mm3
Wheelbase
2450 mm
2673 mm
Ground Clearance (Unladen)
226 mm
...

Connectivity
...
,Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Addtional Comfort Features
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
One-touch turn indicator,Rear parcel tray,Passenger vanity mirror,Front reading lamps,Illuminated glove box,EcoGuide,Speed limiter,Remote Precooling
USB Charger
Front
Front
Central Control Armrest
Not Available
Available
Tailgate Ajar
Gear Shift Indicator
Rear Curtain
Not Available
Not Available
Battery Saver
...
Lane Change Indicator
Additional Entertainment Features
2 Tweeters, BlueSense App Connectivity,SMS Read-Out
17.64cm Touchscreen MediaNAV Evolution,Front tweeters (2 nos)
Smart Entry
...
Massage Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Memory Functions For Seat
Not Available
...
One Touch Operating Power Windows
Not Available
Driver's Window
Autonomous Parking
Not Available
...
Internal Storage
No of Speakers
4
4
Rear Entertainment System
...
AC
Rear AC Ducts
...
Heater
Power Steering
Steering Column
Tilt
Tilt
Steering Mounted Audio Control
Cruise Control
Power Windows ( Front / Rear )
Front
Front and Rear
Adjustable Driver Seat
Heated Seat Front
Heated Seats Rear
Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
Lumbar Support
...
Folding Rear Seat
Not Available
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
Rear
Rear
Remote Operated Fuel Tank Lid
...
Front Cupholders
Door Pockets
Front Door
...
12V Power Outlets
Cigarette Lighter
...
Bottle Holder
Front Door
...
Sun Roof
...
Moon Roof

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

Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

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.

Renault Duster

  • New Turbo Petrol makes it one of the most powerful offerings in the segment. CVT and manual transmission options. Still offers outstanding ride over all road conditions.

Mahindra Thar

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

Renault Duster

  • Interiors still not the most spacious. No diesel option.
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Recently Asked User Questions

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. What is average mileage of petrol version of Thar 2020 in city? Should I go for diesel or petrol version.
  • Selecting the right fuel type depends on your utility and 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 for a purchase. The diesel cars are more fuel efficient and provide more torque, therefore, are preferred for a person who drives more than 50km. Whereas, petrol engine has a low service cost, more life span, generally have a well-controlled NVH level and are cheaper in cost than the diesel engines. 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.
  • I think diesel is the best for off roading car!
  • 9kmpl. petrol is more refined
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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Thar Vs Duster Comparison FAQs

Which car is best between Thar vs Duster?

As per the users experiences Mahindra Thar is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for performance, maintenance, safety and features in your car. But Renault Duster is better on the grounds of mileage and comfort.

Which car is cheaper Thar vs Duster?

The Renault Duster is cheaper than Mahindra Thar by Rs. 1.28 Lakh.

Which car offers better performance Thar vs Duster?

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. Whereas for the RXZ Turbo CVT version, 1330 cc Petrol engine of Duster produces 153.866bhp@5500rpm of power and 254NM @ 1600rpm of torque
As per the users experiences the Mahindra Thar has better performance.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Mahindra Thar
  • Renault Duster
  • 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
  • 5.0

    Its a good powerful and muscular suv but comes with certain negatives.Steering feels hard and the servicing experience hasent been good.But it feels good to drive and is good for off roading as well.

  • 5.0

    The renault duster mileage is 16.42 kmpl.The manual petrol variant has a mileage of 16.42 kmpl.The automatic petrol variant has a mileage of 16.42 kmpl.

  • 5.0

    Great buy - beats all hands down, On drive and driving pleasure.Built is tough, Ride is good, Body roll is less & responsive steering.

  • 5.0

    wonderful car with good safety features low maintenance good comfortpleasure to drivevery good spacegood power have been to rohtang

  • 5.0

    awesome experience with im traveld many cites with that many area rural and city area because of ground clearance

Duster User Reviews

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