Mahindra Thar was one of the hot launches in the car market in India in recent times. The company made a new Thar which was 2 generations better compared to the previous model. Renault Duster on the other hand which became much popular during its initial time is slowly losing its bling due to tough competition. Renault launched a new Turbo petrol engine to attract new customers, but it did not help much. Unchanged exteriors and interiors of the Renault Duster are a major drawback in the current times. Find out below Mahindra Thar vs Renault Duster Spec Comparison.

Price and Dimension

Mahindra Thar Dark Lord

NameMahindra TharRenault Duster
PriceRs.11.90 lakh to Rs.13.75 lakhRs. 9.57 lakh to Rs.13.87 lakh
Ground Clearance226mm205mm

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Thar vs Duster Comparison

While the Mahindra Thar, is a slight premium over the Duster, it is a better choice for many people. If a 5-seater car is your main priority then the Renault Duster makes better sense.  If occasional off-road trips are your thing, then the better ground clearance with the Mahindra Thar will go a long way.  The Mahindra Thar also comes with 4×4 option from the base variant itself making it a true off-roader SUV. The Renault Duster on the other hand comes with FWD drivetrain. More about Thar vs Duster  Spec Comparison below.

Engine and Performance

Thar Seats

NameMahindra TharRenault Duster
PetrolDieselNA PetrolTurbo Petrol
TypemStallion 150 TGDimHAWK 1301.5L Petrol1.3L Turbo
Max. Power150bhp130bhp105bhp154bhp
Max. Torque300Nm300Nm142Nm254Nm
Mileage15.2 km/l15.2 km/l16.42 km/l16.42 km/l

Thar vs Duster Comparison

The new Mahindra Thar engines are quite efficient and also pack a punch. The 1.3L Turbo petrol engine with the Renault Duster produces the most power, while both the Thar engines produce identical torque at 300Nm.  The Mahindra Thar has also received 4-star safety rating from the Global NCAP.

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Thar vs Duster Comparison

Mahindra Thar also gets modern interiors at an affordable price. Touchscreen infotainment system along with Android Auto and Apple car play is also present which makes the car also usable in day to day usage. The suspension has also been tuned to provide better comfort during regular highway and city runs. Renault has also made slight modifications to the Duster over the years, but it is high time for an upgrade.

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  • Hi, is there possibility that duster may get diesel engine in 2022.