Maruti Jimny Vs Force Gurkha: Off-Road Credentials & Tech Comparison

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Updated On: May 31, 2023 20:54 IST
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Maruti Jimny Vs Force Gurkha: Off-Road Credentials & Tech Comparison


  • Maruti Jimny is currently the only 5-door off-road SUV in the segment
  • Its rival Force Gurkha only comes in a two-door version
  • Both SUVs offer some outstanding off-roading credentials & features

The newly introduced Maruti Jimny is finally here to take on the Force Gurkha. The Force Gurkha comes only in a 2-door version whereas the India-specific Jimny is a 5-door SUV. Moreover, both SUVs claim to be extremely capable off-road vehicles with off-road specific dimensions and some unique off-road focused features. In this article let's compare the Maruti Jimny and Force Gurkha on the basis of their off-roading credentials and off-road-related features.

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Maruti Jimny Vs Force Gurkha: Dimensions & Angles

Dimensions & AnglesMaruti JimnyForce Gurkha
Ground Clearance210mm205mm
Turning Radius5.7m5.65m
Approach Angle36 degree37 degree
Departure Angle50 degree33 degree
Ramp Breakover Angle24 degree25 degree
Water Wading CapacityNA700mm
GradeabilityNA35 degree
Front Track/Tread1395mm1490mm
Rear Track/Tread1405mm1480mm
Boot Space208L500L
Tyre Size195/80 R15245/70 R16
Kerb Weight (kg)1195-1200 (MT), 1205-1210 (AT)2175

Maruti Jimny Vs Force Gurkha: Off-Road Specific Features

Off-Road Specific FeaturesMaruti JimnyForce Gurkha
Headlamp washerYesNo
Tyretronics (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System)NoYes
HeadlampsLED ProjectorLED Reflector
ORVMElectric Adjust & FoldFull Manual
Rear Wiper & WasherYesYes
Rear DefoggerYesNo
Auto HeadlampsYesNo
Reverse AssistSensors & CameraSensors
Brake Limited Slip DifferentialYesNo
Manual Locking DifferentialNoYes
Hill Hold & Hill Descent ControlYesNo
TyresHighway-Terrain TyresAll-Terrain Tyres
Steering AdjustmentTilt OnlyTilt & Telescopic
External Air Intake SnorkelNoYes
ESP, Traction ControlYesNo
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Verdict: Both Force Gurkha and the new Maruti Jimny are capable off-roaders. However, Force Gurkha seems more focused on buyers who want a true hardcore offroad SUV. Whereas Maruti Jimny seems more like a lifestyle SUV that can take you to places on weekends but can also be your perfect city car on the weekdays.

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