Mahindra Thar vs Volkswagen Polo Comparison

Mahindra Thar vs Volkswagen Polo

Which is better, Mahindra Thar or Volkswagen Polo? Compare the two models on the basis of price, features, safety, service cost, mileage, engine, colours and other parameters.Mahindra Thar Price starts at Rs. 9.60 lakh which is Rs. 3.77 lakh costlier than base model of Volkswagen Polo priced at Rs. 5.83 lakh. The claimed mileage of Mahindra Thar (Diesel Model) is 16.6 kmpl where as claimed mileage of Volkswagen Polo (Petrol Model) is 17.8 kmpl. In technical specifications, Mahindra Thar (Top Model) is powered by 2498 cc engine , while Volkswagen Polo (Top Model) is powered by 999 cc engine. 100% users have chosen Volkswagen Polo over Mahindra Thar in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

Thar vs Polo Overview Thar 700 CRDe ABSPolo GT 1.0 TSI
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 9.99 lakhView On Road Price Rs. 9.60 lakhView On Road Price
(149 Ratings)
(303 Ratings)
Engine Displacement 2498 cc 999 cc
Fuel Type Diesel Petrol
Power 105bhp@3800rpm 108.6@5000-5500rpm
No Of Cylinders 4 3
Transmission Manual Automatic
Gear Box 5 Speed 6 Speed
Drive Type 4WD FWD
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl 16.55 kmpl ...
Tyre Size 235/70 R16 195/55 R16
Boot Space ... 280
Length Width Height 3920*1726*1930 3971*1682*1478
Steering Mounted Audio Control No Yes
Cruise Control No Yes
Airbags Driver Driver and Passenger
Insurance Rs. 66,654Thar Insurance Rs. 42,105Polo Insurance
Engine Type NEF TCI-CRDe Engine TSI Petrol Engine
Engine Displacement 2498 cc 999 cc
Fuel Type Diesel Petrol
Power 105bhp@3800rpm 108.6@5000-5500rpm
Torque 247Nm@1800-2000rpm 175nm@1750-4000rpm
Emission Norm Compliance BS IV BS VI
No Of Cylinders 4 3
Transmission Manual Automatic
Gear Box 5 Speed 6 Speed
Drive Type 4WD FWD
Paddle Shift
Kerb Weight ... 1153kg
Mileage (ARAI) kmpl 16.55 kmpl ...
Top Speed (Km/h) 154 ...
Suspension Front Independent Suspensio MacPherson Strut
Suspension Rear Semi Elliptical Leaf Spring Semi-Independent Trailing Arm
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Drum Drum
Steering Type Power Power
Minimum Turning Radius 5.75 metres 4.97 meters
Tyre Size 235/70 R16 195/55 R16
Wheel Size R16 ...
Alloy Wheel Size 16 R16
Tyre Type Tubeless Tubeless,Radial
Dual Tone Dashboard
Ventilated Seats
Additional Interior Features 700 edition special badge letherette fornt seats, 5spoke alloy wheels comes in only, two colous special, bonet and side decals ...
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Seats
Rear Seat Headrest
Rear Shoulder Room ... 1335mm
Seating Capacity 6 5
Doors 3 5
Boot Space ... 280
Fuel Capacity 60 Liters 45 Liters
Alloy Wheels
Lighting ... DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Cornering Headlights
Trunk Opener Lever Remote
Additional Exterior Features letherette fornt seats Chrome Application On Air Dam, GT Badge On Front Grille and GT Doorstep Garnish
Outside Rear View Mirror
Turn indicators on ORVM
Xenon Headlights
Trunk Light
Rear Spoiler
Roof Rails
Length Width Height 3920*1726*1930 3971*1682*1478
Wheelbase 2430mm 2470mm
Ground Clearance (Unladen) 200mm 165mm
In Car Entertainment (Audio) Provision For 2-Din Music System ...
Connectivity ... ,Android Auto,SD Card Reader
Addtional Comfort Features Door Trim With Armrest, Floor Console, ...
USB Charger Not Available Not Available
Central Control Armrest Not Available Available
Tailgate Ajar
Gear Shift Indicator
Rear Curtain Not Available ...
Luggage Hook and Net
Battery Saver
Lane Change Indicator
Smart Entry ...
Massage Seats Not Available Not Available
Memory Functions For Seat Not Available ...
One Touch Operating Power Windows Not Available All
Autonomous Parking Not Available ...
Drive Modes ...
Internal Storage ...
Rear Entertainment System ...
Rear AC Ducts
Power Steering
Steering Column Recirculating-ball steering Tilt & Telescopic
Steering Mounted Audio Control
Cruise Control
Power Windows ( Front / Rear ) Front and Rear
Adjustable Driver Seat
Heated Seat Front
Heated Seats Rear
Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
Lumbar Support
Folding Rear Seat Bench Folding ...
Rear Seat Center Armrest
Dual Trip Meter
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
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 Not Available Front & Rear Door
12V Power Outlets
Cigarette Lighter
Bottle Holder Not Available Front & Rear Door
Sun Roof
Moon Roof
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 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 ) Both
Rear Wash Wiper
Rear Defogger
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