Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta – The Positives And Negatives

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Our Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta comparison review here lists out the advantages and disadvantages of the two SUVs

The Tata Harrier has finally launched in India. Available at a starting price of 12.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the latest Tata SUV is priced somewhat close to the Hyundai Creta. If you see the price range of the two SUVs, the Harrier is available from Rs 12.69-16.25 lakh. The Creta can be yours from Rs 9.5-15.63 lakh. From this, it is quite clear that prices of some variants of these two overlap over each other. In our Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta comparison review, we have listed the pros and cons of both the vehicles –

Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta – Prices

Between the two, it’s tough picking up a clear winner. For Rs 16.25 lakh, you can get a fully-loaded Tata Harrier, which is bigger, more powerful and more modern than the Creta. But for a slightly less amoung, you can get a top-end Hyundai Creta, which will give you additional features like an electric sunroof and wireless charger. It will also give you the option of an automatic transmission, which is something that is currently unavailable on the Harrier.

Model Price Range (ex-showroom)
Hyundai Creta Rs 9.5-15.63 lakh
Tata Harrier Rs 12.69-16.25 lakh

Also, for the price of an entry-level Harrier, you can get a mid-spec Creta, which will offer slightly more features. Still, regarding value for money, the Harrier comes out as the clear winner. This is because of its JLR-derived platform, higher performance, and the smashing design.


But for those who don’t wish to spend almost Rs 13 lakh, there is the Creta, which is also available with a petrol motor and a smaller diesel engine. Hence, the Creta is more accessible, while the Harrier offers a higher value.

Those who are on a budget or need a petrol SUV or automatic transmission can safely pick the Creta over the Harrier, but those who want a better overall product should buy the new Tata SUV.

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Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta – Specs

This is another area where you get similar advantages and disadvantages of both the models.

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

The biggest advantage that the Hyundai Creta enjoys is that it is available in multiple engine and transmission options. The base-level diesel version comes with a 1.4-litre motor that produces 89 bhp and 220 Nm. It comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. This option makes sense for all those who need an economical SUV that isn’t too expensive.

2018 Hyundai Creta Launched In India

For those who need a powerful SUV but don’t have high usage, the Creta 1.6 petrol comes across as a good option. What’s even better is that it is available with both manual and automatic transmissions. The Harrier lags here as it doesn’t have a petrol engine variant. The petrol mill of the Korean SUV produces a healthy 121 horses and 150 Nm.

The 1.6-litre diesel engine option of the Creta is less potent than the Harrier’s Kryotec motor. It produces 126 bhp and 259 Nm, but the big advantage it has over the Tata SUV is that it is available with an optional automatic transmission. The advantage that the Tata Harrier offers is that it is a lot more powerful than the Creta.

Its 2.0-litre Kryotec engine produces 138 bhp and 350 Nm, which is 12 bhp and 91 Nm more than what the most powerful Creta offers. Also, it is expected to get a 6-speed automatic transmission very soon. None of the two models offers 4wd, but Harrier comes with Drive Select Modes on all variants except for the base trim. This makes it take on easy off-road situations.


Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta – Mileage

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)

16.70 kmpl

This is one area where we have a clear winner. As we said, those who want an economical SUV can go for the base diesel version of the Creta, which offers an ARAI mileage of 22.1 kmpl. Its diesel variant isn’t far behind with a mileage of 20.5 kmpl with the manual transmission.

The automatic version offers 17.6 kmpl, which is slightly on the lower side but still higher than Harrier’s 16.70 kmpl. The petrol version of the Creta offers 15.8 kmpl and 14.8 kmpl with manual and automatic transmissions respectively. Those who have mileage as a high priority can simply go for manual 1.6 diesel or 1.4 diesel versions of the Creta, but Harrier makes more sense if you want more power at the cost of the mileage.

Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta – Dimensions


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 is a clear winner in this aspect. It is much longer, wider, and taller than the Hyundai Creta. It even offers a higher wheelbase and more ground clearance. The Harrier is even longer than the XUV500, which is a seven-seater SUV. Thanks to the larger dimensions and a stunning design, the Harrier offers more road presence than the Korean rival.

Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta – Features


The top-spec Tata Harrier comes with a long list of features, including an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7.0-inch screen for the part-digital instrument cluster, a JBL sound system, leather upholstery, reverse camera, automatic headlights and wipers, automatic climate control and cruise control. Also on offer are six airbags, ABS with EBD, a hill-hold and descent function, corner stability control and a rollover mitigation system.

The Hyundai Creta offers most of the above, barring a few bits like the JBL sound system and the semi-digital speedo console. It also misses out on drive mode selector, but it comes with an electric sunroof and wireless phone charger. These two features alone make it enjoy quite an advantage over the Harrier.