Take a look at this video of Jeep Compass and 2020 Mahindra Thar where they drag race against each other to clock their best times for the quarter-mile run.
Jeep is a brand that is known for producing some of the most capable SUVs in the world. In the year 1965, homegrown carmaker – Mahindra, started manufacturing and selling Jeep in the Indian market. Interestingly, the Jeep roots and legacy are carried forward to the 2020 Mahindra Thar as well. Thus, it won’t be wrong to say that Thar is the Jeep of India. On the other hand, Jeep made its India debut in the year 2016 with its smallest offering – Jeep Compass. While this makes for a great comparison between the two cars, here’s a YouTube video that takes the term interesting to new heights. In this video, the Jeep Compass and the 2020 Mahindra Thar are drag racing against each other.
The video comes from the channel of HEAT 17. The video begins with a brief introduction of these SUVs. The Jeep Compass used in the video is the pre-facelift model and is powered by a 1.4L turbo-petrol unit that comes with a 7-speed DCT. It is capable of putting out 162 PS and 250 Nm as its max output. The new-gen Thar used in this video, however, is the diesel trim which comes with a 2.2L oil burner that develops 130 Hp and 300 Nm of rated output and gets a 6-speed MT here.
Moving over to the drag race, the host begins the first attempt by leaving the traction control system on and turning the air conditioning off. As a result, the Jeep Compass completes the quarter-mile run in just 18.77 seconds, while the Thar took 19.67 seconds. In the second attempt, the host engaged 4H mode on the Thar to have better traction. However, the Jeep Compass still managed to take a lead with a timing of 18.72 seconds for completing the quarter-mile run. The Thar, on the other hand, took 20.04 seconds. It can be concluded that 2020 Mahindra Thar comes packed with great performance, even though it is a heavy car and is shaped like a brick. The Jeep Compass with the petrol engine performed better than the Thar in this test, but its diesel variant could’ve been even faster.