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Mahindra Thar vs Mahindra Bolero

Do you want to find out which car is the best, Mahindra Thar or Mahindra Bolero? 91Wheels brings you a detailed comparison between Thar and Bolero. Mahindra Thar Price starts at Rs.11.35 Lakh (ex-showroom) for AX Opt 2WD HT Diesel MT and Mahindra Bolero Price starts at Rs.9.79 Lakh (ex-showroom) for B4 7 Seater MT. Mahindra Thar is 4 cylinder, 1497 cc Engine can generate 130 bhp @ 3750 rpm power whereas Mahindra Bolero is a 3 cylinder, 1493 cc Engine can generate 76 PS @ 3600 rpm power. In terms of mileage, Thar provides a mileage of 15 kmpl (base model), and Bolero has a mileage of 16.7 kmpl (base model).

Thar vs Bolero

Key HighlightsMahindra TharMahindra Bolero
PriceRs.11.35 LakhRs.9.79 Lakh
Engine Capacity1497 cc1493 cc
Power130 bhp @ 3750 rpm76 PS @ 3600 rpm
Mileage/Range15 kmpl16.7 kmpl
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Mahindra Thar AX Opt 2WD HT Diesel MT car
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Rs. 11.35 Lakh
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Specifications Overview

Variant Name
On Road Price
13.43 Lakh
Price Breakup
11.13 Lakh
Price Breakup
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
User Rating
4.3
4.0
Boot Space (Litres)
600 Litres
550 Litres
Transmission Type
Manual
Manual
Engine Displacement
1497 cc
1493 cc
Max Power (bhp @rpm)
130 bhp @ 3750 rpm
76 PS @ 3600 rpm
Colors
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Exterior

Sunroof
Power Windows
Front Only
Adjustable ORVMs
Internally Adjustable
Externally Adjustable
Turn Indicators on ORVMs
Optional
-
Rear Wiper
Rear Defogger
check
Bootlid Opener
Internal
With Key
Rain Sensing Wipers
check
Daytime Running Lights
LED
LED headlight
Projector headlight
check
check
Automatic Headlamps
Follow Me Home Headlamps

Brakes, Suspension & Tyres

Front Suspension
Independent Double Wishbone with Coil Over Damper & Stabiliser Bar
IFS coil spring
Rear Suspension
Multilink solid Rear Axle with Coil spring & Stabiliser Bar
Rigid leaf spring
Front Brakes
Disc
Disc
Rear Brakes
Drum
Drum
Wheels
Steel Rims
Steel Rims
Spare Wheel
Steel
Steel
Front Tyre Size
245 / 75 R16
185/75 R16
Rear Tyre Size
Not available
185/75 R16
Turning Radius
5.5 meters
5.8 meters
Tyre Size Spare
245/75 R16
185/75 R16
Wheels Size
R16
R16

Instrumentation

Low Fuel Level Warning
check
check
Adjustable Cluster Brightness
check
Fuel level guage
Digital
Digital
Gear Indicator
check
Shift Indicator
-
Tachometer
Analogue
Digital
Speedometer
Digital
Analogue
Odometer
Digital
Digital
Avg fuel economy display
check

Infotainment & Communication

Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
Voice Command
Infotainment Screen
Multifunction Display
Bluetooth Compatibility
Integrated Music System
Speakers
AM/FM Radio
USB Compatibility

Warranty

Basic Warranty
3 years or unlimited kms
3 Years / 1 lakh Kms
Extended Warranty
-
7 years or 150000

Engine & Transmission

Engine Capacity
1497 cc
1493 cc
Engine Type
D117 CRDe
mHawk75
No. of Cylinders
4
3
No. of valves per cylinder
4
4
Cylinder Configuration
DOHC
In-line
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Transmission Type
Manual
Manual
Gears
6 Gears
5 Gears
Power
130 bhp @ 3750 rpm
76 PS @ 3600 rpm
Torque
300 Nm @ 1750-2500 rpm
210 Nm @ 1600-2200 rpm
Battery Capacity
0.78 kwh
0.78 kwh
Fast Charging
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
ARAI Certified Economy
15 kmpl
16 kmpl
Top Speed
155 kmph
120 kmph

Comfort & Convenience

Ventilated Seats
-
AC
check
check
Automatic climate control
Heater
check
check
Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors
-
Co-Driver Only
Cruise Control
Start / Stop Button
Power Steering
check
check
Adjustable steering
check
Multifunction Steering Wheel
Leather streering wheels
-
Drive Modes
No information
Keyless Entry
Parking Assist
check
-
Parking Sensors
Rear
Rear

Safety

NCAP Rating
4 Star (Global NCAP)
-
Airbags
2
2
ISOFIX (Child-Seat Mount)
check
Overspeed Warning
1 beep over 80kmph& Continuous beeps over 120kmph
1 beep over 80kmph, Continuous beeps over 120kmph
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
check
check
EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
check
EBA (Electronic Brake Assist)
check
ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
check
ASR / Traction Control
check
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
Lane Departure Warning
-
Emergency Brake Light Flashing
check
-
Seat Belt Warning
check
check
Rear Middle Three Point seatbelt
check
-
Hill Assist
check

Dimensions & Capacity

Length
3985 mm
3995 mm
Width
1820 mm
1745 mm
Height
1850 mm
1880 mm
Wheelbase
2450 mm
2680 mm
Ground Clearance
226 mm
180 mm
No. of Seats
4
7
No. of Doors
3
5
Fuel Tank Capacity
45 Litres
60 Litres
Engine Oil Capacity
6 Litres
6 Litres
Boot Space
600 Litres
550 Litres
Kerb Weight
1710 kg
1620 kg
Body Type
SUV
SUV

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • The Thar offers 'go-anywhere' capabilities with its 4x4 hardware.
  • Comes with better safety features such as ESP, TPMS, hill-hold and descent control
  • The automatic transmission is super smooth
  • Refined petrol and diesel engine options are available
  • The customers can choose from RWD & 4X4 drivetrain
  • It offers better practicality as compared to the old Thar
  • Mahindra Thar comes with a convertible soft top
  • Robust stance and rugged performance
  • The body-on-frame chassis is abuse-friendly
  • It offers practicality with 7 seats and tough build quality
  • It has proven its worth in the rural areas, tier 2 & tier 3 cities
  • The only SUV under Rs 10 lakh with a RWD drivetrain
  • The rigid leaf spring suspension at the back and coil springs at the front can take rough roads with ease
  • The 1.5-litre diesel engine is torquey and offers a decent performance for your daily work
Cons
  • It can’t be your regular family car
  • The ride quality is not good, it always remain unsettled specially at higher speeds
  • It offers 2 doors and 4 seats option, accessing the rear seat is bit of an effort
  • The petrol engine is not efficient
  • It lacks premium and some important features such as rear camera, auto dimming IRVM, no rear wiper
  • It boasts a premium price tag
  • No room for luggage on the back
  • It does not offer most of the modern features you get in other sub-4 meter cars
  • The plastic quality feels cheap and panel gaps are evident
  • It handles rough roads with ease but the ride quality on the tarmac is quite bumpy
  • The top model is priced over Rs 10 lakh which does not offer much value for money considering the features it gets
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Detailed Comparison of Mahindra Thar and Mahindra Bolero

Safety

Thar comes loaded with ISOFIX (Child-Seat Mount), ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), EBA (Electronic Brake Assist), ESP (Electronic Stability Program), ASR / Traction Control, Emergency Brake Light Flashing, Seat Belt Warning, Rear Middle Three Point seatbelt, Hill Assist, Hill Descent Control, Engine Immobiliser, Door Ajar Warning. Bolero has ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), Seat Belt Warning, Engine Immobiliser, Child Safety Lock.

Body

Thar has doors and seats. It is an with 600 Litres boot space, 45 Litres fuel tank capacityand a ground clearance of 226 mm. It is 1820 mm wide, 1850 mm high and 3985 mm long. It has 1710 kg kerb weight and 2450 mm wheel base. Alternativelly, Bolero is an with doors and seats ,60 Litres fuel tank capacity, 550 Litres boot space, 180 mm ground clearance.It has 1880 mm height, 3995 mm length, 1745 mm width, and 1620 kgkerb weight.

Transmission

Mahindra Thar comes with RWD and 6 Gears Manual transmission. And Bolero comes with RWD and 5 Gears Manual transmission.

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Mahindra Thar and Mahindra Bolero Owner Reviews

  • Thar Review
  • Bolero Review
    • Um
      Umesh muchhal
      07 Jul 2024
      4.7
      Awesome car for the view of safety and driving performance; this is the best car for driving and comfort view on off-roading and highways; finally, this XUU is awesome for driving.
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    • A
      Ari
      1 Month ago
      5.0
      Off-road drive one of the better experience only one Thar. The king of car -thar.outlook is awesome and interior design it's fantastic I love you thar good and excellent quality
      Likes (1)
    • S
      Sa
      3 Month ago
      2.7
      Mahindra Thar is very good four seater xuv.
      Likes (3)
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      ameen
      3 Month ago
      4.0
      On road performance of this car is awesome, easy to drive and comfortable.
      Likes (5)
    • Od
      Om dhore
      3 Month ago
      4.7
      Off-road look is best and about this car, its a family car or trip and the safety is much better these all reasons I like this car
      Likes (5)
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