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Mahindra Thar vs Maruti Suzuki Jimny: Two of the most acclaimed off roaders in India compared head to head, read before you buy

Mahindra Thar vs Maruti Suzuki Jimny: Today we will compare two of the best off-roaders available in the Indian market. Both of these vehicles offer similar specs and features and are also available in the same price range. Let’s compare them and see which one is better for you.

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Mahindra Thar vs Maruti Suzuki Jimny

Key specifications

SpecificationsMahindra TharMaruti Suzuki Jimny
Engine1497 cc – 2184 cc1462 cc
BHP116.93 – 150.0 Bhp103.39 Bhp
Seating Capacity44
Drive TypeRWD / 4X4AWD
Mileage15.2 kmpl

Engine details

Three different engines are available for the Mahindra Thar off-road SUV: a 1.5-litre diesel with 118 horsepower and 300 Newton metres of torque, a 2.2-litre diesel with 130 horsepower and 300 Newton metres of torque, and a 2.0-litre turbocharged petroleum with 150 horsepower and 320 Newton metres of torque. A rear-wheel drive is an option for the 1.5-litre diesel and 2-litre turbo-petrol engines, while four-wheel drive is an option for the turbo-petrol and bigger diesel engines. The 2-litre turbo-petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engines are the only ones that can be had with an automatic transmission; a 6-speed manual is available as standard.

The Indian-spec 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine in the Suzuki Jimny generates 104 Hp and 134 Nm of torque. You have the option of a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The Jimny has a low-range transfer case and can drive all four wheels.


The off-road SUV from Mahindra now has a seven-inch touchscreen entertainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Moreover, it has steering-mounted controls, halogen headlights with LED DRLs, an electrically controlled air conditioner, and cruise control. A washable interior floor and removable roof panels have also been added by Mahindra.

A 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, connected car technology, automated climate control, cruise control, keyless entry, and a multi-info display are some of the top features of the Jimny. Six airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and a camera, and electronic stability control all contribute to passenger safety.

Price in India

Mahindra Thar’s price ranges from Rs. 9.99 Lakh to Rs. 16.49 Lakh. 13 different Mahindra Thar models are available.

The price of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny starts at Rs 10 lakh.

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