Force Gurkha vs Mahindra Thar – Comparison

Force Motors recently unveiled the final production-spec avatar of the all-new 2021 Force Gurkha 2021. The new Force Gurkha is a sub-4-metre compact SUV but it is a hard-core off-roader. The all-new Force Gurkha will directly rival the new Mahindra Thar. So, in this story, we have compared these two hard-core off-roaders. Check out the specification-based comparo of the new Force Gurkha vs the Mahindra Thar.

Force Gurkha vs Mahindra Thar

Force Gurkha vs Mahindra Thar – Dimensions and Capacity

SpecificationForce GurkhaMahindra Thar
Length4116 mm3985 mm
Width1812 mm1855 mm
Height2075 mm1844 mm (Hard Top)
Wheelbase2400 mm2450 mm
Ground Clearance205 mm226 mm
Weight 2175 kgs1774 – 1783 kgs

The new Force Gurkha measures 4116 mm in length, 1812 mm in width and 2075 mm in height. The SUV has a wheelbase of 2400 mm and offers a massive ground clearance of 205 mm. Also, it has a wheelbase of 2400 mm, which is quite good in its class but the Mahindra Thar is even better as it has a wheelbase of 2450 mm. The new Mahindra Thar measures 3985 mm in length, 1855 mm in width and 1844 mm in height. The SUV has a wheelbase of 2450 mm and it offers a massive ground clearance of 226 mm.

Force Gurkha vs Mahindra Thar

Force Gurkha vs Mahindra Thar – Off-road Angles

AngleForce GurkhaMahindra Thar (LX Series)
Approach angle37 degree41.8 degree
Breakover angle25 degree27 degree
Departure angle25 degree36.8 degree
Water wading 700 mm650 mm

The Mahindra Thar and the new Force Gurkha are very good off-roaders. You can check out their various off-road angles in the above table. Now, in this department, the new Mahindra Thar beats the new Force Gurkha in almost every category. The new Mahindra Thar has a better approach angle (by 4.8 degrees), departure angle (by 3.8 degrees), break-over angle (by 2 degrees) but less water wading depth by 50 mm.

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Force Gurkha vs Mahindra Thar

Force Gurkha vs Mahindra Thar – Engine Specifications

Diesel EnginesForce GurkhaMahindra Thar
Engine Capacity2.6-litre diesel2.2-litre diesel
Emission NormBS6BS6
Maximum Power91 PS of max power130 PS of max power
Maximum Torque250 Nm of peak torque300 Nm of peak torque
Gearbox5-speed MT6-speed MT and 6-speed AT

The new Force Gurkha draws power from a BS6 compliant 2.6 litre Mercedes Benz derived common rail, direct injection, turbocharged diesel engine. This engine pumps out 91 PS of power and 250 Nm of peak torque between 1400 – 2400 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5-speed Mercedes G-28 transmission with cable shift tech and a hydraulically activated clutch. The new Mahindra Thar draws power from a BS6 compliant 2.2-litre diesel engine. This BS6 engine pumps out 130 PS of maximum power and 300 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed AT. Both these SUVs also get 4X4 with a low ratio transfer case and manually locking front axle and rear axle differentials.

Force Gurkha vs Mahindra Thar – Features and Safety

FeaturesForce GurkhaMahindra Thar
ExteriorFull-LED headlamp with LED DRLs
Front fog lamps
16-inch steel wheels
Follow-me-home headlamps
Side foot-steps
LED DRLs
Front fog lamps
18-inch alloy wheels
LED tail lamps
Side foot-steps
Follow-me-home headlamps
InteriorBottle holders
Dark grey door trims, seat upholstery
Adjustable headrests for rear seats
MID in the instrument cluster
Bottle holders
Dark fabric upholstery
Adjustable-headrests for rear seats
Utility hook on co-driver back seat
MID in the instrument cluster
Comfort and ConvenienceTilt and telescopic steering wheel
Manual AC
Power windows
Central locking
12V power socket
USB charging (front and rear)
Cornering lamp
TPMS
Tilt-adjustable steering wheel
Electronic AC
Lumbar support
Cruise control
Central locking
Remote keyless entry
Rear demister
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Electrically adjustable ORVMs
SafetyDual front airbagsABS with EBDRear parking sensorsSpeed sensing auto door lockDual front airbagsABS with EBDRear parking sensorsSpeed sensing auto door lockESP, TCISOFIX child-seat mounting points3-point seat belts for rear passengers
Infotainment7-inch touchscreen
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
4 speakers
7-inch touchscreen
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
4 speakers and 2 tweeters
Steering-mounted audio controls
BlueSense App Connectivity with smartwatch support
Off-roading equipment4WD Low-range gearbox
Front MLD
Rear MLD
Snorkel
4WD Low-range gearbox
Tyre direction monitoring system
MLD (mechanically locking differential)
Front brake-locking differential (ESP-based)
Off-road stats on the touchscreen  

The new Force Gurkha gets a lot more features than its predecessor. However, in the feature department and safety equipment on offer, the new Mahindra Thar is leaps ahead of the Force Gurkha and the same can be seen in the above table too.

Force Gurkha Ground Clearance
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Force Gurkha vs Mahindra Thar – Price Comparison

Make and ModelForce GurkhaMahindra Thar
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)Rs 10 lakh – Rs 13 lakh (expected)Rs 12.78 lakh to Rs 15.08 lakh 

The price announcement for the new Force Gurkha shall be made in the last week of September and the bookings will also open around the same time. However, it is expected to be priced between Rs 10 lakh – Rs 13 lakh. The new Mahindra Thar, on the other hand, is currently priced between Rs 12.78 lakh to Rs 15.08 lakh. All the prices mentioned here are in reference to Ex-showroom Delhi. So, Mahindra Thar vs Force Gurkha, which one will be your pick? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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