Mahindra Thar vs Force Gurkha: Who is a better off roader [Video]

Force Gurkha and Mahindra Thar are the only proper 4×4 off-roaders that are currently offered to mass-market in our country. People still are arguing on the internet about which one is better. Here, we have a video in which we can see both the SUVs doing off-roading.

The video is uploaded on YouTube by DCV Expedition. The host is driving the Gurkha in the video and we can see two Thars as well in the video. Both the SUVs are being driven on a rocky trail that has many undulations. They also cross some streams and go up and down the terrain.

The video starts with the Gurkha going down the rocky trail. It faces absolutely no problem. Then the Thar goes, it is also able to cross the trail without any fuss or drama. In the video, we can see how close the Force Gurkha looks to a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen.

Then the Gurkha and both Thars cross a stream. All three SUVs do not face any issues whatsoever. Then, it is the time to climb up a slope which is quite tricky because it is very rocky so the tyres can lose traction. Gurkha is the first one to go. The SUV’s front tyres climb up and then the underbody scrapes. and the Gurkha gets stuck. We can see Gurkha’s four-wheel-drive system working because all four wheels are spinning. Then, the driver reverses the SUV and climbs back up with momentum and the Gurkha drives up.

Then it is the chance of the Thars. Both the Thars were able to climb up without any issue and without scraping the underbodies. Then there is also another stream and slope which all three SUVs climbed very easily.

In the video, we can see that the Gurkha stays slightly more stable than the Thar while off-roading. However, the Gurkha did scrape its underbody because of the side steps, bash plate and underbody protection bars.

Mahindra Thar

Mahindra Thar vs Force Gurkha: Who is a better off roader [Video]

Thar has been selling like hotcakes since it was re-introduced in 2020. Mahindra offers the Thar as a hardtop and a soft-top convertible. There are two engine options on offer. You can get a 2.2-litre diesel engine or a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. A 4×4 drivetrain and low-range gearbox come as standard on every variant and engine option of the Thar.

The turbo petrol produces 150 PS and 300 Nm whereas the diesel engine produces 130 PS and 300 Nm. Both engines are offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. If you opt for the turbo petrol with an automatic gearbox then the torque output increased to 320 Nm.

Force Gurkha

Mahindra Thar vs Force Gurkha: Who is a better off roader [Video]

Force launched the updated Gurkha last year in the Indian market. It is offered only with a 2.6-litre diesel engine that produces 91 PS of max power and 250 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and the engine has been specifically tuned for low-end grunt. The SUV comes with a 4×4 drivetrain, low range gearbox and front and rear locking differentials.