Tata will soon launch the all-new Harrier that will compete with a lot of cars in the market, here is how Tata Motors comparing Harrier with its rivals…
Tata will soon launch the all-new Harrier in the Indian market. The Harrier will be launched in the mid-size SUV segment that comprises of the Jeep Compass. However, it will be priced low enough to take on the Hyundai Creta and will compete against the 7-seater XUV 500 too! Here is a detailed comparison between all the cars that Tata Harrier will fight in the Indian market.
The Tata Harrier gets most of the bells and whistles when it comes to the exteriors. It also looks the freshest and most unique in the market with the unique location of the headlamps and the LED DRLs. Comparing the features on the exteriors of all the three cars, the Tata Harrier gets a floating-type roof with bold chrome finishing with Harrier brand on it.
Only the XUV 500 gets the floating-roof type design with chrome finishing on the windows. Coming to the front of the vehicle, the Tata Harrier gets Xenon HID projector headlamps, which are extremely bright.
The Jeep Compass gets HID projector headlamps while the Mahindra XUV 500 and Hyundai Creta get projectors but conventional halogen type. Also, the Tata Harrier gets dual function LED DRLs that also act as turn indicators. It is a unique feature in the segment and none of the other vehicles gets it.
The Harrier is also quite loaded when it comes to the rear. It gets 3D LED tail lamps with sporty piano finish while the Compass gets regular halogen tail lamps and both XUV 500 and the Creta gets chrome inserts. The Tata Harrier and the Mahindra XUV 500 are only two cars that get the logo projection system in the puddle lamps.
Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass Vs Mahindra XUV500 Vs Hyundai Creta: Interiors
The Harrier looks very premium from the inside too. It gets faux Oak wood inserts on the dashboard while the Jeep Compass features dual-tone interiors. The Mahindra XUV 500 features Tan and Black interiors while the Creta gets a monotone, all-black theme.
The Harrier’s premium interiors are accentuated by satin chrome inserts on the centre console while the XUV 500 and the Creta get silver inserts and the Jeep Compass gets an all-black central console.
The dashboard of the Harrier gets soft-touch material with “Nappa” grain top layer giving it a premium touch. The Jeep Compass and the Mahindra XUV 500 also get soft-touch materials while the Creta gets the hard plastic dashboard.
Coming to the seats, the Harrier gets the top-notch Benecke Kaliko Oak Brown perforated leather seats. The Jeep Compass also features McKinley sky-grey leather seats. The XUV 500 gets quilted leatherette, which is not real leather and the Hyundai Creta gets the same faux leather without any quilt pattern. Taking things to the next level is the aircraft-type parking brake on the Tata Harrier, which is again unique in the segment.
Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass Vs XUV500 Vs Hyundai Creta: Features Comparison
The Tata Harrier comes with an elaborative set of features that truly sets it apart from the rest. It gets an automatic headlamp system and rain sensing wipers, which is also available with the Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV 500 and the Hyundai Creta. The Hyundai Creta also misses out on the Rear AC vents which are available in all the three other models.
The driver can set the steering in tilt and telescopic way in all the three vehicles while the Hyundai Creta only gets a tilt-adjustable steering wheel. Both Mahindra XUV 500 and the Tata Harrier get a cooled storage box integrated to the underarm storage space while the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Creta misses out on this clever feature.
The premium feature list continues in the Tata Harrier that gets the largest 7-inch TFT instrument display that is used to show various information including the navigation. All the other three cars only get a 3.5-inch information display. The Tata Harrier also gets the largest screen in the segment in the form of 8.8-inch floating-type screen. It gets 11-speaker system tuned by JBL, which are undoubtedly the best in the segment.
The Jeep Compass gets an 8.4-inch infotainment system with 6-speakers while the Mahindra XUV 500 gets a 7.0-inch infotainment system with Arkamys 6-speaker system. The Hyundai Creta also gets the 7-inch infotainment but with 4-speaker set-up. The JBL speakers get an external amplifier in the Tata Harrier that ensures the best sound in the segment. All the cars get Android Auto but the Apple CarPlay is only available with the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Creta.
Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass Vs XUV500 Vs Hyundai Creta: Safety Features Comparison
The Tata Harrier comes with unique ESP that gets as many as 14 functionalities. It includes off-roading ABS, corner ABS, traction control and many such features. The Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV 500 and Hyundai Creta get ESP too but with limited functionalities. Both the Tata Harrier and Mahindra XUV 500 get the hill hold control and hill descent control while the Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Creta only get hill start assist.
The Harrier gets the segment-first Brake Disc Wiping system, which keeps the brake clean and free of any dirt. Also, it gets the ISOFIX seat hooks with co-driver seat belt reminder system. While the system is present in the Jeep Compass and the Mahindra XUV 500, it is only available in the automatic variants of the Hyundai Creta.
Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass Vs XUV500 Vs Hyundai Creta: Engine and Driving Features Comparison
The Tata Harrier gets the Terrain Response Modes that gets three different Normal, Rough and Wet mode in the 2WD mode. No other SUV from the same segment gets a similar feature in 2WD variant. Also, a unique feature in the Tata Harrier is the engine mode. It gets City, Sports and Eco. The modes change the power output of the engine to save the fuel. The Jeep Compass is the only vehicle that misses out on the cruise control feature in the segment.
The Tata Harrier and the Jeep Compass get powered by a 2.0-litre Multijet engine but the power outputs are different. The Harrier produces a maximum of 140 PS and 350 Nm while the Compass gets 173 PS and 350 Nm. The Mahindra XUV 500 is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine that generates a maximum of 154 PS and 360 Nm.
The Hyundai Creta is the only car that does not get an electronically controlled Variable Geometry Turbocharger (eVGT) and churns out a maximum of 128 PS and 259 Nm from the 1.6-litre diesel engine.