Our Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta comparison reviews the design of the two SUVs
The Hyundai Creta has been the unchallenged leader of the premium small SUV segment for many years now. The premium 5-seater SUV has been dominating its segment with virtually no segment to face. Well, all this is going to end with the launch of the new flagship model from Tata Motors.
To be known as the Tata Harrier, the new model will be the production version of the H5X concept that was displayed at the Auto Expo 2018. It will, in all chances, cost more than the Creta but should become an interesting alternative to the high-end version of the Korean SUV. Here’s our Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta comparison review to show you how these two models stack up in areas like prices, specifications, mileage, dimensions, etc.
Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta Price Comparison
|Model||Price Range (ex-showroom)|
|Hyundai Creta||Rs 9.44 lakh – 15.04 lakh|
|Tata Harrier||Rs 13 lakh – 18 lakh (approx)|
The Tata Harrier is expected to cost more than the Hyundai Creta. In comparison to the base price of INR 9.44 lakh for the Hyundai Creta, the new Tata flagship will cost at least Rs 13 lakh. This means that the lower variants of the Creta will continue to dominate the sub INR 13 lakh price segment, at least till the new Nissan Kicks manages to make an impact on the sales of the traditional bestseller.
The Tata Harrier, on the other end, will attack the high-end variants of the Hyundai Creta. While the entry-level trims of the Tata Harrier might not have as much kit as the top-end Creta, which comes with an electric sunroof, wireless charging, etc., it will woo buyers through its larger dimensions, more street presence, and a bigger engine. Tata is sure to publicize the JLR connection to help its new model pass off for a premium offering.
This should mean all that who are looking for a fresh model that has world class looks, great engineering, and a bigger engine could opt for the Harrier over the Creta. On the other hand, those looking for a smaller model with more features should find the Korean SUV to be more appropriate.
Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta Specs Comparison
|Model||Hyundai Creta||Tata Harrier|
|Engine Capacity||1.4-litre CRDi diesel, 1.6-litre CRDi diesel, 1.6-litre VVTI petrol||2.0 Kryotec|
|Maximum Power||89 bhp, 126 bhp, 121 bhp||138 bhp|
|Peak Torque||220 Nm, 259 Nm, 151 Nm||350 Nm (AT)|
|Transmission||6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic||6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic|
The Hyundai Creta is on sale in three engine variants – 1.4-litre CRDI diesel, 1.6-litre CRDI diesel, and 1.6-litre VVTi petrol. On the other hand, the Tata Harrier will go on sale in just one variant – 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel.
The smaller diesel engine of the Creta offers 80 bhp of maximum power and 220 Nm of peak torque. The bigger diesel motor outputs 126 bhp and 259 Nm, while the petrol engine delivers 121 bhp and 151 Nm. On the other hand, the Harrier outputs 138 bhp and 350 Nm. Both the SUVs will offer two transmission options 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. While the Creta is an FWD model only, the Harrier might provide AWD system on the higher variants.
From this, it is very clear that the Creta will continue to cater all those looking for a low-priced premium SUV through its 1.4-litre diesel engine. It is also an ideal choice for all those looking for a petrol-powered SUV. On the other hand, the Tata Harrier, with its 2.0-litre Kryotec motor, is far more powerful than the Hyundai Creta. This makes it the obvious choice for all those who want a more power SUV than the Creta.
Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta Mileage Comparison
|Model||Hyundai Creta (ARAI)||Tata Harrier (est)|
|ARAI Mileage||15.8 kmpl (1.6-litre petrol MT)
14.8 kmpl (1.6-litre petrol AT)
22.1 kmpl (1.4-litre diesel MT)
20.5 kmpl (1.6-litre diesel MT)
17.6 kmpl (1.6-litre diesel AT)
|17-19 kmpl (Expected)|
The most fuel-efficient version of the Hyundai Creta, which is the 1.4-litre diesel version with the manual transmission, offers an ARAI-tested mileage figure of 22.1 kmpl. The 1.6-litre diesel manual and automatic versions offer 20.5 kmpl and 17.6 kmpl respectively. The petrol version outputs 15.8 kmpl with manual and 14.8 kmpl with automatic transmission.
On the other hand, the Tata Harrier will get the same engine that powers the Jeep Compass, but in a slightly lower state of tune. This gives us an idea of the kind of mileage it is likely to deliver. We expected the manual transmission variants to offer in tune of 18 kmpl while the automatic variants can deliver roughly 17 kmpl.
Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta Dimensions Comparison
|Model||Hyundai Creta||Tata Harrier|
|Overall length||4,270 mm||4,575 mm|
|Overall width||1,780 mm||1,950 mm|
|Overall height||1,630 mm||1686 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,590 mm||2,740 mm|
|Ground Clearance||183 mm||200 mm|
The Tata Harrier will be a bigger model than the Hyundai Creta. The latter measures 4,270mm in length, 1,780mm in width and 1,630mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,590 mm and a ground clearance of 183mm. The Korean SUV offers a boot space of 400-litres.
While exact dimensions of the Tata Harrier aren’t known at the moment, they are likely to mirror the H5X concept that was put on display at the Auto Expo 2018. The show car measured 4,575mm in length, 1,950mm in width and 1,686 mm in height. It had a wheelbase of 2,740mm. The production-spec model should have a ground clearance of 200 mm.
Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta Design Comparison
The design is a matter of personal choice, but it is clear that the Harrier is the more modern of the two. It will be the first production model from Tata Motors to have Impact 2.0 design theme. Its highlights include a multi-level headlight setup, a sleek greenhouse, and stylish wraparound LED tail lamps. The production model looks a lot like the H5X concept showcased at the Auto Expo 2018.
On the other hand, the Hyundai Creta has aged gracefully. While it still looks handsome, it doesn’t have the flair of the Harrier. The facelift that was given to it earlier this year does uplift its visual appeal a fair bit. But, frankly, it’s no match for the Harrier when it comes to the boldness or the stance.
Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta Comparison Verdict
Price – While prices of the Harrier aren’t known at the moment, it’s for sure that it will cost more than the Creta. However, the base variants of the Harrier will be aimed at the high-end models of the Korean SUV. While the entry-level Harrier might not have all the features available on the Creta, it will have a more powerful engine and bigger dimensions.
Specs – On one hand, the Harrier will offer a lot more power than the Creta. On other, it’s the Korean SUV that will have more engine choices and even a petrol engine option.
Mileage – The Creta is slightly more fuel efficient than the Harrier, but the latter offers much more power with only a little lower mileage.
Dimensions – While the dimensions of the Harrier aren’t known at the moment, it’s for sure that the new Tata flagship will be a bigger model.
Design – The Tata Harrier will look a lot more modern than the Hyundai Creta. It will be the first production model to feature Tata’s Impact 2.0 design language. It will also have more road presence due to a bigger stance.
From this Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta comparison review, it becomes clear that in spite of being costlier, the Tata flagship has more going for itself than the Hyundai small SUV.