Mahindra Thar & Force Gurkha in a detailed comparison video

In India, Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha are currently the most affordable 4×4 SUV on sale. Mahindra Thar as we know is a runaway hit for the manufacturer and Force Gurkha is popular among off-road communities. Both these SUVs are capable off-roaders and they have proven themselves in the past. There are several off-road videos of both Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha available online. Here we have a detailed comparison video where vlogger compares exterior, interior and the engine on both Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha.

The video has been uploaded by Arun Panwar on their YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger compares the exterior, interior and the engine specification of both the SUVs. He starts with the price first. He mentions that Force Gurkha with all the accessories seen on the SUV costs around 17 lakh. On the other hand Mahindra Thar is expensive than that. He mentions that Force offers LED headlamps, dotted ring like LED DRLs with Gurkha while the Thar comes with halogen headlamps from factory.

Force Gurkha looks huge in front of Mahindra Thar. It is tall and long when compared to Thar. However, the ground clearance on Force Gurkha is less than that of Thar. The turn indicators on Gurkha are placed on the fender like Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen. The turn indicators and LED DRLs on Mahindra Thar are placed on the fender. Both SUVs offer halogen fog lamps but, Gurkha gets cornering function with those lamps. Coming to the side profile, Gurkha gets dual-tone 16 inch alloy wheels and the Thar gets 18 inch grey coloured alloy wheels.

You would definitely need the foot board to get inside the Gurkha as it is taller. Gurkha gets snorkel from factory while Thar does not. The glass arear for the rear seat passenger is larger on Gurkha and the access to the second row seat in Gurkha is by opening the tailgate. This is not possible in Mahindra Thar. Force Gurkha offers more spacious cabin and it also has decent amount of headroom and leg room. In order to get to the second row seat in Mahindra Thar, one has to fold and slide the co-passenger seat and sit.

Mahindra Thar & Force Gurkha in a detailed comparison video

Coming to the interiors, Mahindra Thar is way ahead of Force Gurkha. Force offers a very basic looking cabin with an aftermarket touchscreen infotainment system in it. There are 4 speakers placed in various locations. Mahindra offers a well integrated infotainment system, roof mounted speakers, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, hill descent control, traction control, analog instrument cluster with digital MID that shows long list of information. Mahindra also offers automatic climate control which is missing in Gurkha.

Force Gurkha however gets differential lockers for both front and rear. Thar gets mechanical locking differential for the rear only. Coming to the engine, Force Gurkha gets a massive 2.6 litre turbocharged diesel engine which comes with a manual gearbox as standard. There are no other engine options. Mahindra Thar on the other hand gets a 2.2 litre turbo diesel and a 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine. Both these engine options are available with manual and automatic transmission option. Gurkha generates 91 Bhp and 250 Nm of torque and Thar generates 130 Bhp and 320 Nm. Thar is more comfortable while driving on road.