Kia Carens vs Mahindra Thar

In 2024 when choosing between the Kia Carens and Mahindra Thar, assess both models based on Price, Size, Space, Boot Space, Service cost, Mileage, Features, and Colours. Kia Carens Price starts at Rs. 8.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom price) for Premium 1.5 Petrol 7 STR, Mahindra Thar Price starts at Rs. 11.35 Lakhs (ex-showroom price) for AX (O) Hard Top Diesel MT RWD. Carens: 1482 cc engine, 17.9 to 21 kmpl mileage. Thar: 1497 cc engine, 8 to 15.2 kmpl mileage. Read the expert reviews to determine comfort and performance.
Carens vs Thar Comparison
KEY HIGHLIGHTS Carens Thar
BrandKiaMahindra
Price₹ 8.99 Lakhs₹ 11.35 Lakhs
Mileage17.9 to 21 kmpl8 to 15.2 kmpl
Engine Capacity1482 cc1497 cc
TransmissionManual, Automatic Manual, Automatic
Cylinders44

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Carens
Premium 1.5 Petrol 7 STR
₹8.99 Lakhs*
*Ex-showroom price
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Thar
AX (O) Hard Top Diesel MT RWD
₹11.35 Lakhs*
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Specification
Engine
1497 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC1497 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
Engine Type
Smartstream G 1.4TD117 CRDe
Fuel Type
PetrolDiesel
Max Power (bhp@rpm)
113 bhp @ 6300 rpm117 bhp @ 3500 rpm
Max Torque (Nm@rpm)
144 Nm @ 4500 rpm300 Nm @ 1750 rpm
Mileage (ARAI)
16.5 kmpl-
Driving Range
743 Km-
Drivetrain
FWDRWD
Transmission
Manual - 6 GearsManual - 6 Gears
Emission Standard
BS 6BS 6
Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut with Coil SpringIndependent Double Wishbone with Coil Over Damper & Stabiliser Bar
Rear Suspension
Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA) with Coil SpringMultilink solid Rear Axle with Coil spring & Stabiliser Bar
Front Brake Type
DiscDisc
Rear Brake Type
DiscDrum
Steering Type
Power assisted (Electric)Power assisted (Hydraulic)
Wheels
Steel RimsSteel Rims
Spare Wheel
SteelSteel
Front Tyres
195 / 65 R15245 / 75 R16
Rear Tyres
195 / 65 R15245 / 75 R16
Width
1800 mm1820 mm
Length
4540 mm3985 mm
Height
1708 mm1844 mm
Wheelbase
2780 mm2450 mm
Ground Clearance
195 mm226 mm
Seating Capacity
7 Person4 Person
No of Seating Rows
3 Rows2 Rows
Fuel Tank Capacity
45 litres45 litres
Doors
5 Doors3 Doors
Features
Air Conditioner
Yes (Manual)Yes (Manual)
Front AC
Single Zone, Common Fan Speed ControlSingle Zone, Common Fan Speed Control
Rear AC
Blower, Vents Behind Front Armrest and on Pillars-
Heater
YesYes
Cabin-Boot Access
YesYes
Anti-glare Mirrors
Manual - Internal OnlyManual - Internal Only
Parking Assist
NoVisual display
Parking Sensors
NoRear
Cruise Control
NoNo
Headlight & Ignition On Reminder
YesYes
Keyless Start/ Button Start
No-
Steering Adjustment
TiltTilt
12V Power Outlets
Yes1
Instrument Cluster
AnalogueAnalogue - Digital
Trip Meter
Electronic 2 TripsElectronic 2 Trips
Average Fuel Consumption
YesYes
Average Speed
Yes-
Distance to Empty
YesYes
Clock
AnalogueDigital
Low Fuel Level Warning
YesYes
Door Ajar Warning
YesYes
Shift Indicator
Dynamic-
Tachometer
AnalogueAnalogue
Instantaneous Consumption
YesNo
Price (On-Road BreakUp)
On-Road Price
12,22,32613,33,552
Ex-Showroom Price
10,51,90011,25,001
RTO
1,17,1901,52,625
Insurance
52,73655,426
Accessories Charges
00
FastTag Charges
500500
Other Charges
00
EMI
26,27228,663
Expert Rating
Pros and Cons
Pros
Punchy engineSmooth transmissionLoaded with features
Cons
Not a great handlerFuel economy is not great

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