MG Hector Diesel Vs Tata Harrier Diesel – Top Variant Comparison

MG Hector Vs Tata Harrier

MG Motors has finally revealed the price of the much-awaited Hector SUV rivalling Tata Harrier in the Indian market today

The prices of the MG Hector were revealed officially today and it carries a very competitive starting price tag of Rs 12.18 lakh, which makes it cheaper than the Tata Harrier. However, the base version of the MG Hector comes with a petrol engine option, which is not available with Tata Harrier. The diesel version of Hector priced from 13.18 Lakh is costlier by Rs.18,000 against the Harrier diesel base, which is priced at Rs. 13 Lakh. Here is a detailed comparison between the diesel top-end trims of both the MG Hector and the Tata Harrier.

MG Hector Sharp Vs Tata Harrier XZ Diesel Feature Differences

The MG Hector comes with some of the first-in-segment features that are not available in any of the cars in the segment. The most prominent of these features is the 10.4-inch vertically-mounted infotainment screen. The Internet-connected infotainment system gets various security features like geo-fencing that can turn off the car after it crosses a pre-set limit on the map.

It receives a 5G-ready eSIM embedded in the vehicle that also allows live tracking of the car on the phone. What’s more? The smartphone app can be used to control the features like AC in the car remotely. The MG Hector top-end variant also offers an AI-based voice command that can be used to control several functions in the vehicle including the AC, the windows and the sunroof.

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The MG Hector Sharp also gets cruise control system, a panoramic sunroof, electrically-adjustable seats, projector headlamps, LED DRL, LED tail lamps, tyre-pressure monitor system, traction control system, 6-airbag, ABS and EBD. Along with these features, MG Hector also features hands-free boot operation, rear seat recline, segment biggest boot space and electric parking brake.

The Tata Harrier is also quite loaded but does not gets the connected-infotainment system. The Harrier offers a 7-inch digital instrument cluster screen that works with an analogue speedometer. The car also comes with features like drive modes, engine modes, cruise control, LED DRL, LED tail lamps, a 10.1-inch infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, phone holder in every door, 14-function ESP, fast charging USB ports, six airbags, TCS and ABS+EBD.

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MG Hector Sharp Vs Tata Harrier XZ Diesel Engine, Specs and Transmission

Both SUVs, Tata Harrier and MG Hector get the same BS-4 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine from Fiat. It is the same engine that also powers the Jeep Compass in the Indian market. The engine is tuned differently for both the vehicles. In the MG Hector, it produces a maximum of 170 PS and peak torque of 350 Nm.

Diesel Specifications MG Hector Tata Harrier
Engine 2.0L Diesel 2.0L Diesel
Power 170 PS 140 PS
Torque 350 NM 350 NM
Mileage 17.4 km/l 16.7 km/l


mg hector review-1-12In the Tata Harrier, it produces a maximum of 140 PS and peak torque of 350 Nm. Both the models offer only a 6-speed manual transmission. The MG Hector returns a maximum fuel efficiency of 17.4 km/l while the Tata Harrier returns a maximum of 16.7 km/l according to the ARAI certification. Both the cars offer only FWD option and BS4 diesel engines.

MG Hector Sharp Vs Tata Harrier XZ Diesel Price

The MG Hector Sharp diesel variant is priced at Rs 16.88 lakh while the Tata Harrier top-end XZ version is priced at Rs 16.55 lakh. For a difference of around Rs 33,000, the MG Hector offers a much elaborative feature list in the Indian market.

Diesel Variants MG Hector Tata Harrier
Standard Rs. 13.18 Lakh Rs. 13.01 Lakh
Base Rs. 14.18 Lakh Rs. 14.05 Lakh
Mid Rs. 15.48 Lakh Rs. 15.25 Lakh
Top Rs. 16.88 Lakh Rs. 16.55 Lakh

It offers many features that are not available in the Tata Harrier including the full-panoramic sunroof, a more powerful diesel engine, electrically controlled seats, Internet-connected services, bigger boot and much more.

MG Hector Sharp Vs Tata Harrier XZ diesel Dimensions


The MG Hector is the longest car in the segment that offers 4,653mm of length, 1,835mm of width and 1760mm of height. The Hector offers a maximum ground clearance of 192mm and comes with the longest wheelbase in the segment of 2,750mm.

Dimensions MG Hector Tata Harrier
Length 4,653 mm 4,598 mm
Width 1,835 mm 1,894 mm
Height 1,760 mm 1,706 mm
Wheelbase 2,750 mm 2,741 mm
Ground Clearance 192 mm 205 mm

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The Harrier offers a maximum length of 4,598mm while it is the widest SUV in the segment with 1,894mm of width. It gets a height of 1,706mm while the wheelbase is 9mm shorter than the Hector. However, it offers a maximum ground clearance of 205mm – 13mm more than the MG Hector.

MG Hector Diesel Vs Tata Harrier Diesel – Comparison Verdict

For just the price difference of Rs. 33,000, the MG Hector turns out to be a deal breaker here as it offers the features which are not available even in a segment above. The Internet connectivity based features coupled with the i-Smart functionalities enhance the customer experience by a big margin compared to the Harrier.

Moreover, it is more practical due to the roomier cabin and more bootspace being offered. All in all, the diesel-spec more powerful MG Hector clearly gets the nod over Tata Harrier diesel in several notable areas.