Mahindra Thar CRDe Vs Force Gurkha Xplorer

Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha both are four wheel off road drive SUV, launched in the Indian market by Mahindra & Mahindra Limited and Force Motors.

Mahindra Thar


Mahindra Thar CRDe is a Jeep like SUV manufactured by Mahindra & Mahindra Limited and voted as one of the top 10 off road SUV in India.

Mahindra Thar available in two models:

Mahindra Thar CRDe
Mahindra Thar DI 4WD

Mahindra Thar Price – 9,05,835 (ex-showroom) – Maharashtra

Note: Price may vary after GST – 

Force Gurkha


Force Motors Gurkha SUV is one of the most successful adventure utility vehicle in India, manufactured by Force Motors in the competition to Mahindra Thar.

Force Gurkha available in two models:

Gurkha Xplorer
Gurkha Xpedition

Gurkha Xplorer Price – 1,019,095 (ex-showroom) – Maharashtra


Specification/Comparison Mahindra Thar CRDe Force Gurkha Xplorer
Engine Type NEF TCI- CRDe (BS IV) 4 Cyl, Inline, TCIC Common Rail, Diesel Engine
Displacement 2498 cc 2596 cc
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 litres 63 litres
Brakes Dual Hydraulic Circuit with Tandem Master Cylinder, Vacuum-Assisted Servo with Auto-Slack Adjuster

Front – Disc
Rear – Drum

Dual Circuit Hydraulic Vacuum Assisted with Auto Wear Adjuster and LCRV

Front – Disc
Rear – Drum

Transmission 5 Speed Manual  5 Forward, 1 Reverse – H Type
Torque 247 Nm @ 1800-2000 rpm 230 Nm @ 1400 – 2400 rpm
Ground Clearance 200 mm 210 mm
Steering Power Steering (RCBT) Power Steering – Rack & Pinion
Tyres 245 / 70 R16 P 235/70 R 16 Tubeless Tyres
Turning Radius 5.75 m 5.65 m
Seating Capacity 6 Seater 6 Seater
Wheelbase 2430 mm 2400 mm
Overall Length 3920 mm 3992 mm
Overall Width 1726 mm 1790 mm
Overall Height 1930 mm 2055 mm
Weight Kerb Weight – 1750 kg Gross Weight – 2510 kg

Both the Gurkha and the Thar are best for off road drive in India but Gurkha has better functionality and features but Mahindra Thar is cheaper and a better performing off road vehicle.