2021 Mahindra Thar | Review | Variants | Price | Features. Which one is best Consider?
Mahindra Thar

2021 Mahindra Thar | Review | Variants | Price | Features. Which one is best Consider?

Mahindra Thar

Mahindra Thar is an Off-roader vehicle or you can say “Budget Off- Roader”. This vehicle offers you the best-in-class off-roading capabilities specially in this price segment. let’s have a look on the features offered by Mahindra Thar variant wise.

According to its dimension and price range it lies in the segment of Compact SUV where it will compete with Hyundai Creta, Force Gurkha Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks and few more.


Front Profile

Front profile of Mahindra Thar is like modern day touches in a retro styling car. The bumpers of the car gives it very aggressive sort of design. A simple grille where there are just few vertical bars, that round headlamps and indicators & LED DRLs on the fenders looks amazing.

Front Profile

Side Profile

From the side you will realise that it’s a 3 door SUV. The Wheel Arches and indicators on it, Thar Badging on side fenders, exposed door hinges and the Latches on the hood again here gives that retro touch to this SUV. Body coloured pillars and Alloy wheels go very well with these design intents on this SUV.

Side Profile

Rear Profile

Rear profile of Mahindra Thar is designed such as that here also the retro design intent is continued like the shape of Taillights, rear bumpers, Mounting of Spare Wheel on the rear door makes you feel connected with its older generations. Dual tone Bumper and ‘THAR’ embossing inside taillights are the touches which makes the rear profile even better.

Rear Profile

Engine Specifications

EngineTurbo PetrolTurbo Diesel
Capacity2.0 liters (1997 cc)2.2 liters (2184 cc)
Power @ rpm150 bhp @ 5000 rpm130 bhp @ 3750 rpm
Torque @ rpm300 Nm @ 1250-3000 rpm (MT) 320 Nm @ 1500-3000 rpm (AT)300 Nm @ 1600-2800 rpm
Transmission6-speed Manual & 6-speed Torque Converter6-speed Manual & 6-speed Torque Converter
Transfer CaseManual Shift 4WD with high and low reduction gearManual Shift 4WD with high and low reduction gear
Mileage13 Kmpl – Manual 11.5 kmpl – Automatic14 kmpl – Manual 13 Kmpl – Automatic
Engine Spec.
Transmission and Transfer Case


AX (Optional) – MT₹ 12.79 lakhs₹ 12.99 lakhs
LX – MT    ₹ 13.39 lakhs₹ 13.59 lakhs
LX – AT₹ 14.78 lakhs₹ 14.98 lakhs
Variants and Price

Prices are ex-showroom and is of Convertible Variant

For Hard Top one need to spend ₹ 10,000 extra and Hard top is available in LX variant (Automatic) in case of Petrol Engine and in every Variant in case of Diesel Engine. Also you get Rear Defogger it the Hard Top Variant and the rear windshield can be open but that is possible only if the rear door is open.


  • Length: 3985 mm
  • Width: 1820 mm (for AX optional) & 1855 mm (for LX Variant)
  • Height: 1920 mm (convertible) & 1844 mm (Hard Top)
  • Wheel Base: 2450 mm
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 57 liters
  • Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Capacity:  20 liters (in Diesel Engine only)

Features (Safety Included) Variant Wise

  • Front Suspension: Independent Double Wishbone with Coil Over Damper and Stabiliser Bar
  • Rear Suspension: Multilink Solid Rear Axle with Coil spring and stabiliser Bar

AX (Optional) Variant

  • 2 Airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Roll Cage
  • Seat belt reminder
  • ISOFIX child seats anchor points
  • Panic Braking Signal
  • Central locking
  • Snow Chain Provision for Tyres
  • Steel side foot steps
  • LED tail lights
  • Height Adjustable driver seats
  • Tilt Adjust steering
  • 12V socket (front)
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Reclining rear seats
  • Adjustable headrest (Front and Rear)
  • 50:50 split rear seats
  • Manual Adjust Day and night IRVMs
  • Monochrome MID
  • Manual AC
  • Power windows (front)
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • R16 steel Wheels
  • Electric Driveline Disconnect on Front Axle
  • Tow Hitch Protection
  • Mechanical Locking Differential
  • Washable floor with Drain plugs
  • Welded tow hooks front and rear


  • Ground Clearance: 219 mm
  • Approach angle: 41.2 deg
  • Departure Angle: 36 deg
  • Rampover Angle: 26.2 deg
  • Water Wading Depth: 600 mm

Brief about Variant

This is very Basic variant of Mahindra Thar and this Variant of Thar can be used by people who had another Vehicle for City rover and then its Thar for off-roading. This is because it has many off road features but not that many features of comfort and convenience.

It misses basic features like music system with speakers, Electric Adjust ORVMs and few more.

Steering wheel

LX Variant

It has all the features of AX (Optional) variant and also includes these

  • Anti-theft Alarm
  • ESP with Roll Over Mitigation
  • Speed sensing Auto door locks
  • Dual tone bumpers
  • Front fog lamps
  • Moulded side step
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
  • USB charging port
  • 7 inches touch screen infotainment system with navigation
  • 4 speakers and 2 tweeters
  • Steering mounted controls
  • Follow me headlamps
  • Electric ORVM adjust
  • MID (colourful)
  • TPMS – Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Tyre direction Monitor
  • Voice Command
  • Connected Car using Bluesense App
  • Adventure Statistics display
  • R18 Alloy wheel
  • Brake Locking Differential


  • Ground Clearance: 226 mm
  • Approach angle: 41.8 deg
  • Departure Angle: 36.8 deg
  • Rampover Angle: 27 deg
  • Water Wading Depth: 600 mm

Brief about Variant

This variant of Mahindra Thar is good in both condition whether its On the road or off the road. As having many off roading features and also is loaded with some good to have features and some features of comfort and convenience which makes it an of roader and city rover as well.

Colour Options

Single tone colours


Video Credits: Aayush ssm(YouTube)

Click this link to see walkaround of LX Variant of Mahindra Thar.

Click this link to see the Drive impression of Petrol Engine (Automatic Transmission)

Off-road Driving of Mahindra Thar

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