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    Mahindra Thar vs Kia Seltos

    CarWale brings you comparison of Mahindra Thar and Kia Seltos. The Mahindra Thar price is ₹ 9.80 Lakh and Kia Seltos price is ₹ 9.90 Lakh. The Mahindra Thar is available in 1997 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Petrol and Kia Seltos is available in 1497 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Petrol. Seltos provides the mileage of 16.5 kmpl.

    Thar vs Seltos Comparison Overview

    Key HighlightsThar Seltos
    Price₹ 9.80 Lakh₹ 9.90 Lakh
    Engine Capacity1997 cc1497 cc
    Power150 bhp113 bhp
    TransmissionManualManual
    Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
    Mahindra Thar
    Mahindra Thar
    AX Std 6-STR Soft Top Petrol MT
    ₹ 9.80 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
    Kia Seltos
    Kia Seltos
    HTE 1.5
    ₹ 9.90 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
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    MG Hector
    MG Hector
    Style 1.5 Petrol
    ₹ 12.84 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
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    • SPECIFICATIONS
    • FEATURES
    • CarWale's Take
    • COLOURS

    Specifications and Finance

    Finance
    • Engine & Transmission

      Engine1997 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC1497 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC1451cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
      Engine Type2.0L I4 mStallion 150 TGDiSmartstream G 1.51.5L Turbocharged
      Fuel Type PetrolPetrolPetrol
      Max Power (bhp@rpm)150 bhp @ 5000 rpm113 bhp @ 6300 rpm141 bhp @ 5000 rpm
      Max Torque (Nm@rpm)300 Nm @ 1250 rpm144 Nm @ 4500 rpm250 Nm @ 1600 rpm
      Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)16.514.16
      Driving Range (Km)825849.6
      Drivetrain4WD / AWDFWDFWD
      TransmissionManual - 6 GearsManual - 6 GearsManual - 6 Gears
      Emission StandardBS 6BS 6BS 6
      Turbocharger/SuperchargerTurbochargedTurbocharged
    • Dimensions & Weight

      Length (mm)398543154655
      Width (mm)182018001835
      Height (mm)192016451760
      Wheelbase (mm)245026102750
      Ground Clearance (mm)219190
    • Capacity

      Doors (Doors)355
      Seating Capacity (Person)655
      No of Seating Rows (Rows)222
      Bootspace (litres)433587
      Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)575060
    • Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres

      Front SuspensionIndependent Double Wishbone with Coil Over Damper & Stabiliser BarMcPherson Strut with Coil SpringMacpherson Strut with Stabilizer Bar
      Rear SuspensionMultilink solid Rear Axle with Coil spring & Stabiliser BarCoupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA) with coil springSemi Independent Helical Spring Torsion Beam
      Front Brake TypeDiscDiscDisc
      Rear Brake TypeDrumDrumDisc
      Steering TypePower assisted (Hydraulic)Power assisted (Electric)Power assisted (Electric)
      WheelsSteel RimsSteel RimsSteel Rims
      Spare WheelSteelSteelSteel
      Front Tyres245 / 75 R16205 / 65 R16215 / 60 R17
      Rear Tyres245 / 75 R16205 / 65 R16215 / 60 R17

    Features

    • Safety

      Airbags2 Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger)2 Airbags (Driver, Passenger)2 Airbags (Driver, Passenger)
      Middle rear three-point seatbelt
      Middle Rear Head Rest
      Child Seat Anchor Points
      Seat Belt Warning
    • Braking & Traction

      Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
      Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
      Brake Assist (BA)
      Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
      Four-Wheel-DriveManual Shift - Lever
      Hill Hold Control
      Traction Control System (TC/TCS)
    • Locks & Security

      Engine immobilizer
      Central LockingWith KeyKeylessRemote
      Speed Sensing Door Lock
      Child Safety Lock
    • Comfort & Convenience

      Air ConditionerYes (Manual)Yes (Manual)Yes (Manual)
      Front ACSingle Zone, Common Fan Speed ControlSingle Zone, Common Fan Speed ControlSingle Zone, Common Fan Speed Control
      Rear ACVents Behind Front ArmrestVents Behind Front Armrest
      Heater
      Vanity Mirrors on Sun VisorsCo-Driver Only
      Cabin-Boot Access
      Anti-glare MirrorsManual - Internal OnlyManual - Internal OnlyManual - Internal Only
      Parking AssistVisual display
      Parking SensorsRearRearRear
      Headlight & Ignition On Reminder
      Steering AdjustmentTiltTiltTilt
      12V Power Outlets111
    • Seats & Upholstery

      Driver Seat Adjustment6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)8 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down)8 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down)
      Front Passenger Seat Adjustment6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
      Rear Row Seat Adjustment4 way manually adjustable (backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
      Seat UpholsteryVinylFabricFabric
      Driver Armrest
      Rear Passenger Seats TypeBenchBenchBench
      InteriorsSingle ToneSingle ToneSingle Tone
      Interior ColoursBlackBlackBlack
      Rear ArmrestWith Cup Holder
      Folding Rear SeatPartialFullFull
      Split Rear Seat60:40 split
      Front Seatback Pockets
      Head-restsFrontFront & RearFront & Rear
    • Storage

      Cup HoldersFront OnlyFront OnlyFront & Rear
      Driver Armrest Storage
      Cooled Glove Box
      Sunglass Holder
    • Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

      Power WindowsFront OnlyFront & RearFront & Rear
      One Touch -DownAll
      One Touch - UpDriver
      Adjustable ORVMInternally AdjustableInternally AdjustableElectrically Adjustable
      Turn Indicators on ORVMOptional
      Rear Defogger
      Rear Wiper
      Exterior Door HandlesBlackBody ColouredBody Coloured
      Interior Door HandlesBlackChromeSilver
      Door PocketsFront & RearFront & Rear
      Boot-lid OpenerInternalElectric Tailgate ReleaseElectric Tailgate Release
      Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs)BlackBody ColouredBody Coloured
    • Exterior

      Roof rails
      Roof Mounted Antenna
      Body-Coloured Bumpers
      Body KitCladding - Black/GreyCladding - Black/Grey
      Rub - StripsBlackSilver
    • Lighting

      Daytime Running LightsLEDLED
      HeadlightsHalogenHalogen ProjectorHalogen Projector
      Tail LightsLEDHalogenLED
      Cabin LampsCentreFront and RearFront and Rear
      Headlight Height Adjuster
      Rear Reading Lamp
    • Instrumentation

      Instrument ClusterAnalogue - DigitalAnalogue - DigitalAnalogue - Digital
      Trip MeterElectronic 2 TripsElectronic 2 TripsElectronic 2 Trips
      Average Fuel Consumption
      Average Speed
      Distance to Empty
      ClockDigitalDigitalDigital
      Low Fuel Level Warning
      Door Ajar Warning
      Adjustable Cluster Brightness
      Gear Indicator
      Shift IndicatorDynamic
      TachometerAnalogueAnalogueAnalogue
      Instantaneous Consumption
    • Entertainment, Information & Communication

      Integrated (in-dash) Music System
      Head Unit SizeNot Available2 DinNot Available
      DisplayDigital DisplayDigital Display
      Speakers44
      USB Compatibility
      Aux Compatibility
      Bluetooth CompatibilityAudio StreamingPhone & Audio Streaming
      MP3 Playback
      AM/FM Radio
      iPod Compatibility
      Steering mounted controls
    • Manufacturer Warranty

      Warranty (Years)335
      Warranty (Kilometres)UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited

    CarWale's Take

    Good Things
    • Probably the best affordable off-roader in the country
    • New-age features and cabin comfort
    • Potent powertrain and improved drivability
    • Design.
    • Interior fit and finish.
    • Feature loaded.
    • Imposing presence and traditional SUV styling
    • New in-car connectivity features
    • Well-finished, roomy and comfortable cabin
    Could be Better
    • Not a family car, even if it seats four
    • Lack of boot space
    • On-road dynamics could’ve been better
    • Notchy gearshifts (MT).
    • Inconsistent ride quality.
    • Top-end trims are expensive.
    • No diesel-automatic option yet
    • Not exciting to drive, Uninspiring in corners
    • Heavy clutch makes it cumbersome in traffic

    Colours

    Napoli Black
    Steel silver
    Starry black
    Red Rage
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    Clear White
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    Burgundy red
    Glaze Red
    Aurora Silver
    Candy White
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