Mahindra Thar Vs Maruti Jimny Comparison: Breaking Down the Tough Terrain!

At the Auto Expo 2023, Maruti Suzuki finally presented the eagerly anticipated Jimny 5-door, with a launch planned for the near future. We already know that the Mahindra Thar, the best-selling off-road SUV in India, would face stiff competition from the Jimny. Here’s a quick view of the Mahindra Thar Vs Maruti Jimny Comparison:

Comparison of the Mahindra Thar and Maruti Jimny

Has the Mahindra Thar been defeated by the Maruti Suzuki Jimny? Here is a comparison of the two SUVs’ specifications in great detail.


The Mahindra Thar 3-door is 175 mm wider and nearly 124 mm taller than the Maruti Suzuki off-roader, although having the same length as the Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door. The Jimny, however, has a 140 mm longer wheelbase than the Thar.

The Jimny has more room for the rear passengers than the Thar because it comes standard with a 5-door layout, and it has a bigger boot when all the seats are in position. Be aware that Mahindra is preparing to release the Thar 5-door in the Indian market shortly as well.


A 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 105 PS of maximum power and 134 Nm of maximum torque powers the Maruti Suzuki Jimny. The engine is coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission with a low-range gearbox as standard, as well as an optional 4-speed torque converter AT.

SUV Maruti Suzuki Jimny Mahindra Thar 4WD Mahindra Thar 2WD
Power 105 PS 150 PS/

130 PS

150 PS/

117 Nm

Transmission 5MT, 4AT 6MT, 6AT/ 6AT/


Torque 134 Nm 300 Nm (MT), 320 Nm (AT)/

300 Nm

320 Nm/

300 Nm

Engine 1.5-litre NA petrol 2.0-litre turbo petrol/

2.2-liter diesel

2.0-litre turbo petrol/

1.5-liter diesel

A 2.2-liter diesel engine with a rating of 130 PS/300 Nm and a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with 150 PS/300 Nm (320 Nm with AT) are both offered for the Mahindra Thar 4WD. Options for transmission include a 6MT and a 6AT.

The recently released Thar 2WD is equipped with the same 1.5-liter diesel engine that produces 117 PS and 300 Nm and is connected to a 6-speed manual transmission, along with the same mStallion turbo-petrol engine with the AT gearbox exclusively.

Off-road Specifications

The Maruti Suzuki Jimny features a 24-degree ramp break-over angle, a 50-degree departure angle, and a 36-degree approach angle. While the Jimny has a greater departure angle, the Mahindra Thar has a higher approach and ramp-over angle.

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The Jimny 5-door from Maruti Suzuki has not yet had its water-wading capacity confirmed, while the Mahindra Thar boasts a staggering 650 mm capacity. For comparison, the Jimny 3-door with foreign specifications has a 300 mm water-wading capacity.


Pricing for the Mahindra Thar now starts at Rs 9.99 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs 16.29 lakh (both costs, ex-showroom) as a result of the launch of the new 2WD models. Be aware that Maruti Suzuki has not yet disclosed the Jimny 5-door price. We anticipate that it will start at about Rs 9–10 lakh (ex-showroom).

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