Maruti Jimny Vs Mahindra Thar: Off-Road Credentials & Tech Compared

By:Abhishek Srivastava
Updated On: May 31, 2023 19:31 IST
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Maruti Jimny Vs Mahindra Thar: Off-Road Credentials & Tech Compared


  • Maruti Jimny is finally here to challenge the Mahindra Thar
  • Both are very capable off-road SUVs
  • Both have some unique off-road specific feature
  • Both have good off-roading credentials & dimensions

The legendary Maruti Jimny is finally here to challenge the legendary Mahindra Thar. Both SUVs are extremely capable off-roaders and have off-road-friendly dimensions and credentials. Moreover, they both offer some unique off-road-specific features. In this article, we will compare them both on the basis of their off-road specific dimensions & credentials, and their off-road specific features.

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Maruti Jimny Vs Mahindra Thar: Dimensions & Angles

Dimensions & AnglesMaruti JimnyMahindra Thar
Height1720mm1850/1844/1855 mm
Ground Clearance210mm226mm
Turning Radius5.7m5.9m
Approach Angle36 degree41.2 degree
Departure Angle50 degree36 degree
Ramp Breakover Angle24 degree26.2 degree
Water Wading CapacityNA650mm
GradeabilityNA31 degree
Front Track/Tread1395mm1520mm
Rear Track/Tread1405mm1520mm
Boot Space208LNA
Tyre Size195/80 R15245/75 R16 or 255/65 R18
Kerb Weight (kg)1195-1200 (MT), 1205-1210 (AT)1750

Maruti Jimny Vs Mahindra Thar: Off-Road Specific Features

Off Road
Off-Road Specific FeaturesMaruti JimnyMahindra Thar
Headlamp washerYesNo
Tyretronics (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System)NoYes
HeadlampsLED ProjectorReflector Halogen
ORVMElectric Adjust & FoldElectric Adjust
Height Adjustable Driver SeatNoYes
Rear Wiper & WasherYesNo
Auto HeadlampsYesNo
Off-Road GaugesNoYes - Adventure Statistics - Altimeter + Compass + Roll & Pitch meter, etc
Tyre Direction Monitoring SystemNoYes
Reverse AssistSensors & CameraSensors Only
Brake Limited Slip DifferentialYesNo
Electronic Brake Locking DifferentialNoIn D117 RWD only
Advanced Electronic Brake Locking DifferentialNoYes
Mechanical Locking DifferentialNoOptional in mHawk 130
Hill Hold & Hill Descent ControlYesYes
Washable InteriorsNoYes - IP54 Splash & Dust Resistant Interiors
TyresHighway-Terrain TyresAll-Terrain Tyres

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Verdict: Both Mahindra Thar and the new Maruti Jimny are capable off-roaders. However, Mahindra Thar 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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