Suzuki Jimny vs Mahindra Thar: Comparing the two off-roading champs

Engine and Power

The Mahindra Thar is available in both petrol and diesel engine options, with a maximum power output of 150 bhp and 320 Nm of torque. The Maruti Suzuki Jimny, on the other hand, is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine with a maximum power output of 103 bhp and 130 Nm of torque

Speed

The 0-100kmph on the Mahindra Thar is a swift 10.17 seconds whereas the same on Maruti Suzuki Jimny is expected to be over 12 seconds

Off-Road Capabilities

Both the Mahindra Thar and the Maruti Suzuki Jimny come equipped with a 4x4 drivetrain and high ground clearance, making them capable off-road vehicles. The Thar, however, comes with a more diverse range of customization options

Size and Maneuverability

The Mahindra Thar is a larger SUV and may be more difficult to manoeuvre in tight city streets. The Maruti Suzuki Jimny is more compact, making it easier to drive in the city

Safety Features

Both the Mahindra Thar and the Maruti Suzuki Jimny come equipped with safety features such as ABS and airbags, hill hold control, etc

Fuel Efficiency

The Maruti Suzuki Jimny at 14kmpl is more fuel-efficient than the Mahindra Thar which gives around 10kmpl

Customization

Mahindra Thar offers a wide range of customization options as it has been in the market longer, while the Jimny has limited options currently

Pricing

The Mahindra Thar is more expensive than the Maruti Suzuki Jimny. The Thar's starting price is around Rs 10 lakh while the Jimny is expected to start at around Rs 7 lakh

Conclusion

The Mahindra Thar is a more powerful and capable off-road vehicle, while the Maruti Suzuki Jimny is more fuel-efficient and easier to manoeuvre in the city. In conclusion, the choice will depend on an individual's specific needs, preferences and budget

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