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    2020 Mahindra Thar vs Renault Duster - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 21 Nov 2020

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

     


    2020 Mahindra Thar vs Renault Duster

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

    THAR VS DUSTER | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Mahindra Thar

    Renault Duster

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    AX Standard Soft Top 6 Seater

    ₹9.80

    RXE

    ₹8.59

    AX Soft Top 6 Seater

    ₹10.65

    RXS

    ₹9.39

    AX Optional Convertible Top 4 Seater

    ₹11.90

    RXZ

    ₹9.99

    LX Hard Top 4 Seater

    ₹12.49

    1.3L Turbo RXE

    ₹10.49

       

    1.3L Turbo RXS

    ₹11.39

       

    1.3L Turbo RXZ

    ₹11.99


    Mahindra Thar prices start from Rs. 9.80 lakh and go up to Rs. 12.49 lakh for turbo petrol manual powertrain. The Renault Duster petrol manual prices start from Rs. 8.59 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.99 lakh.

    THAR VS DUSTER | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Mahindra Thar

    Renault Duster

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    LX Convertible Top 4 Seater

    ₹13.45

    1.3L Turbo RXS

    ₹12.99

    LX Hard Top 4 Seater

    ₹13.55

    1.3L Turbo RXZ

    ₹13.59

    -

    -

    -

    -


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Mahindra Thar prices start from Rs. 13.45 lakh. Mahindra Thar petrol automatic is Rs. 1.06 lakh more expensive than the manual. Renault Duster starts at Rs. 12.99 lakh. Renault Duster petrol automatic is Rs. 1.6 lakh more expensive than the manual.

    Thar 2020 vs Duster 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 Renault Duster measures 4384mm in length, 1813mm in width and 1669mm in height. The wheelbase of Renault Duster is 2673mm and it has a boot space of 400 litres.

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    THAR VS DUSTER | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Mahindra Thar

    Difference

    Renault Duster

    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

    -

    215/65 R16

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    255/65 R18

    -

    215/65 R16


    Dimension Review

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

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

    THAR VS DUSTER | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Mahindra Thar

    Renault Duster

    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

    NA

    16.5kmpl

    14.26kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    6-speed TC

    CVT

    -

    Automatic FE

    NA

    16.42kmpl

    -


    Thar Petrol vs Duster 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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    Renault Duster 1.3 L, 4-cylinder turbo 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 Renault Duster petrol manual has a mileage of 16.5kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel-efficiency figure of 16.42kmpl.

    The Duster also gets a 1.5 L, 4-cylinder 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 14.26kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • The Thar petrol is more powerful than the Duster 1.5L non-turbo.
    • The Duster turbo petrol is more powerful than the Thar petrol.
    • The Thar petrol produces more torque than the Duster petrol.
    • The Duster 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 Duster turbo petrol has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the Thar turbo petrol, which is still much better than the Duster 1.5L normal petrol engine. So, Duster turbo will offer better driveability than the Thar and Duster non-turbo.

    Thar 2020 vs Duster 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 Duster 2020 are:

    • Projector Headlamps w/ LED DRL
    • Height Adjustable Driver Seat w/ Lumbar Support
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Auto AC w/ rear AC vents
    • Reverse Parking Camera
    • Cruise Control
    • 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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