Mahindra Thar vs Force Gurkha: Top Highlights

Mahindra Thar vs Force Gurkha: Top Highlights

Both SUVs are two-door four-seaters, but the Mahindra Thar is a tad shorter in length and height

The Gurkha offers a pair of captain seats in the rear, while the Thar has a 50:50 split folding bench seat

Both SUVs get front power windows, dual airbags and 7-inch touchscreens and manual AC, but the Thar is better equipped with cruise control, connected car tech, stability control and ISOFIX child seat mounts

The Gurkha’s 91PS/250Nm 2.6-litre turbo diesel engine has the larger displacement, but the Thar’s 2-litre diesel engine is more powerful at 130PS and 300Nm

The Mahindra Thar is also offered with automatic options and a 2-litre petrol engine that makes 150PS and 300Nm. The Gurkha is diesel-manual only

The Mahindra Thar retails for Rs 13.59 lakh to Rs 16.29 lakh, while the Gurkha costs Rs 14.75 lakh (all prices ex-showroom)

These two lifestyle off-roaders are the most affordable 4x4 SUVs you can buy