2023 Tata Harrier spec comparison vs rivals
Tata Motors has finally unveiled the new facelifted Harrier, and bookings have commenced for a token amount of ₹25,000. Prices for the Tata Harrier are expected to be announced in the coming days, and as before it is expected to be priced similarly to its rivals such as the MG Hector, Mahindra XUV700 and the Jeep Compass. Here’s a look at how the Harrier ranks up against its rivals in this spec comparison! Since the Tata Harrier is only available with a diesel engine, we will be using the diesel engine variants for all the other vehicles in this spec comparison.
The Tata Harrier continues to be fitted with a Kryotec 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine which produces 168bhp and 350Nm. Currently there is no petrol engine option in its multiple variants which can be a negative factor for potential buyers. The Harrier comes with a gearbox option between a 6-speed AT or a 6-speed MT transmission. The new Harrier also comes with Terrain response modes (normal, rough and wet) and drive modes as well (eco, city and sports).
As for its rivals, the MG Hector and the Jeep Compass stay on par with the new Harrier as they feature a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine as well producing almost the same performance figures. However, the Mahindra XUV700 is the most potent amongst these cars. It has a bigger 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine that produces 180bhp and 450Nm, which is 12 bhp more and a 100Nm of torque more than the new Harrier. What is common between the vehicles is that all of them offer a 6-speed manual transmission. Additionally, the Tata Harrier and Mahindra XUV700 both offer a 6-speed automatic transmission, whereas the MG Hector comes with a CVT option and the Jeep Compass comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
The new Tata Harrier measures approximately 4605mm in length, 1922mm in width, and 1718mm in height, with a wheelbase spanning 2751mm. When compared to its rivals, the MG Hector is the longest and the tallest. The Tata Harrier comes in as the widest car of them all. On the other hand, the Jeep Compass can be seen as the smallest car amongst its competitors since it has the smallest measurements in this group. As for the wheelbase, except the Compass, the other cars measure close to the 2750mm mark with the Harrier only 9mm shorter than the MG Hector and Mahindra XUV700.
The new Harrier boasts noteworthy upgrades in its equipment and features. These include welcome and goodbye animations through the LED DRLs, a choice of up to 19-inch alloy wheels with aerodynamic elements, a dual-zone automatic air conditioning system, a premium 10-speaker JBL audio setup, paddle shifters for automatic models, rear window sunshades, and front seats with ventilation, power adjustments, and memory functionality. Additionally, it features a gesture-controlled power tailgate and high-performance Bi-LED projector headlights. The vehicle maintains its 360-degree camera, wireless charging capability, panoramic sunroof, and ADAS features. The Harrier comes equipped with up to 7 airbags, including 6 that come standard across the entire range.
The MG Hector offers a range of premium features for convenience and safety. It includes automatic headlamps and wipers, a powered tailgate, a panoramic sunroof, wireless charging, MG's advanced i-Smart connected car technology, an Infinity audio system, luxurious leatherette upholstery, and a PM 2.5 air purifier. In terms of safety, the MG Hector comes with six airbags, a 360-degree camera equipped with a 3D mode, TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), traction control, and front and rear parking sensors, ensuring a secure and sophisticated driving experience.
The XUV700 features a 10.25-inch digital cluster and a HD 10.25-inch infotainment system with wireless smartphone integration via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Additionally, the car boasts a premium Sony 3D sound system, electrically deployed smart door handles that sit flush on the doors, passive keyless entry, an electronic parking brake, and wireless charging. In terms of safety, there are 7 airbags including driver knee airbags, a blind spot monitoring system, a 360-degree camera and level 2 ADAS features.
The Jeep Compass features at its centrepiece, a high-mounted 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster with voice control and wireless smartphone connectivity through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additionally, a wireless phone charger, eight-way powered ventilated seats with memory function and double-pane sunroof are notable other features that can be found in the Jeep Compass. The Compass also comes fitted with 7 airbags alongside a 360-degree camera.
The prices for the Tata Harrier have not been announced yet, however Tata has confirmed that the price announcement will be made on 17th October. It is expected that the prices for the new Harrier will rival the likes of its competitors and it will be priced similarly.