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    2020 Mahindra Thar vs Nissan Kicks - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 22 Nov 2020

    Which car is better: Mahindra Thar or Nissan Kicks? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to help you decide which car better fulfils your requirements.

     


    2020 Mahindra Thar vs Nissan Kicks

    Thar 2020 vs Kicks 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

    THAR VS KICKS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Mahindra Thar

    Nissan Kicks

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    AX Standard Soft Top 6 Seater

    ₹9.80

    XL

    ₹9.50

    AX Soft Top 6 Seater

    ₹10.65

    XV

    ₹10.00

    AX Optional Convertible Top 4 Seater

    ₹11.90

    1.3L Turbo XV

    ₹11.85

    LX Hard Top 4 Seater

    ₹12.49

    1.3L Turbo XV Premium

    ₹12.65

    -

    -

    1.3L Turbo XV Premium (O)

    ₹13.70

    -

    -

    1.3L Turbo XV Premium (O) Dual Tone

    ₹13.90

    -

    -

    -

    -


    Mahindra Thar prices start from Rs. 9.80 lakh and go up to Rs. 12.49 lakh for turbo petrol manual powertrain. The Nissan Kicks petrol manual prices start from Rs. 9.50 lakh and go up to Rs. 13.90 lakh.

    THAR VS KICKS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Mahindra Thar

    Nissan Kicks

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    LX Convertible Top 4 Seater

    ₹13.45

    1.3L Turbo XV

    ₹13.45

    LX Hard Top 4 Seater

    ₹13.55

    1.3L Turbo XV Premium

    ₹14.15


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Mahindra Thar prices start from Rs. 13.45 lakh. The Mahindra Thar petrol automatic is Rs. 1.06 lakh more expensive than the manual. Nissan Kicks starts at Rs. 13.45 lakh. Nissan Kicks petrol automatic is Rs. 1.6 lakh more expensive than the manual.

    Thar 2020 vs Kicks 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

    Mahindra Thar is 3985mm long, 1820mm wide and 1844mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2450mm. The Mahindra Thar’s boot space is not available at the moment. The Nissan Kicks measures 4384mm in length, 1813mm in width and 1669mm in height. The wheelbase of Nissan Kicks is 2673mm and it has a boot space of 400 litres.

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    THAR VS KICKS | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Mahindra Thar

    Difference

    Nissan Kicks

    Length (mm)

    3985

    399

    4384

    Width (mm)

    1820

    7

    1813

    Height (mm)

    1844

    175

    1669

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2450

    223

    2673

    Boot Space (litre)

    -

    -

    400

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    219

    9

    210

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    57

    7

    50

    Tyre Size (Base Variant)

    245/75 R16

    -

    215/60 R17

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    255/65 R18

    -

    215/60 R17


    Dimension Review

    • The Kicks is longer than the Thar by 399mm.
    • The Thar is wider than the Kicks by 7mm.
    • The Thar is taller than the Kicks by 175mm.
    • The Kicks has a longer wheelbase than the Thar; by 223mm.
    • The Thar has 9mm more ground clearance than the Kicks.
    • In terms of dimensions, the Thar is a larger car than the Kicks. So, it will have a better road presence than the Kicks.

    Thar 2020 vs Kicks 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

    THAR VS KICKS | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Mahindra Thar

    Nissan Kicks

    Engine

    2.0 L Turbo Petrol

    1.3 L Turbo Petrol

    1.5 L Petrol

    Displacement

    1997 cc

    1330 cc

    1498 cc

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    150PS @ 5000rpm

    156PS @ 5500rpm

    106PS @ 5600rpm

    Peak Torque

    300Nm @ 1250 - 3000rpm

    254Nm @ 1600rpm

    142Nm @ 4000rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    5-speed

    Manual FE

    -

    15.8kmpl

    13.9kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    6-speed TC

    CVT

    -

    Automatic FE

    -

    15.8kmpl

    -


    Thar Petrol vs Kicks Petrol

    Mahindra Thar 2.0 L, 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine makes 150PS of maximum power and 300Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed Torque Converter type automatic transmission. 

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    Nissan Kicks 1.3 L, 4-cylinder petrol engine makes 156PS of maximum power and 254Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a CVT type automatic transmission. The Nissan Kicks petrol manual has a mileage of 15.8kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel-efficiency figure of 15.8kmpl.

    The Kicks also gets a 1.5 L, 4-cylinder normal petrol engine that makes 106PS of maximum power and 142Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a mileage of 13.9kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • The Thar petrol is more powerful than the Kicks 1.5L non-turbo.
    • The Kicks turbo petrol is more powerful than the Thar petrol.
    • The Thar petrol produces more torque than the Kicks petrol.
    • The Kicks petrol is likely to be more fuel-efficient than the Thar. The mileage figures of the Thar petrol aren’t available at the moment.
    • The Kicks turbo petrol has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the Thar turbo petrol, which is still much better than the Kicks 1.5L normal petrol engine. So, Kicks turbo will offer better driveability than the Thar and Kicks non-turbo.

    Thar 2020 vs Kicks 2020 | Top Feature Comparison

    Notable top features of Thar 2020 are:

    • Convertible or hard top options
    • Coloured MID display in instrument cluster
    • 18-inch Alloy Wheels
    • 7-inch touchscreen w/ navigation
    • Cruise Control
    • Manual shift part-time 4WD w/ high & low reduction gear
    • Removable doors for off-roading
    • Electric driveline disconnect on front axle
    • EPS w/ rollover mitigation
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • Remote keyless entry

    Notable top features of Kicks 2020 are:

    • LED projector headlamps w/ LED DRL
    • Around view monitor display (AVM) 360 camera 
    • 17-inch alloy wheels
    • 8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Leather-wrapped soft-touch dashboard
    • Reverse parking camera
    • Roof rails
    • Remote keyless entry
    • Rear wiper & washer
    • Rear defogger
    • Steering mounted controls
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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he’s mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He’s usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars’ editorial team. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna



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