Tata launched the all-new Harrier in the Indian market earlier this year and the car has already become quite popular in the market. There is a huge waiting period on the SUV and many variants have a waiting period of up to 6 months. Tata is one of the quickest cars from the Indian brand but is it quicker than the Hyundai Creta 1.6? Well, this comparison between the extremely popular Hyundai Creta and Tata Harrier shows the real time difference between both the SUVs.
As per CarDekho, the Hyundai Creta 1.6-litre diesel is quicker than the Tata Harrier. The Tata Harrier did 0-100 km/h in 12.11 seconds while the Hyundai Creta 1.6 diesel did the same in just 10.83 seconds. However, in rolling acceleration, Tata Harrier is quicker than the Creta. While doing 80 km/h starting from 20 km/h, the Tata Harrier took 7.2 seconds while the Hyundai Creta took 7.93 seconds. Another rolling acceleration from 40 to 100 km/h, the Hyundai Creta took 13.58 seconds while the Tata Harrier took 11.38 seconds.
The Tata Harrier is powered by a 2.0-litre MJD engine sourced from Fiat. Tata has renamed the engine as KRYOTEC and it churns a maximum power of 140 PS and peak torque of 350 Nm. Tata only offers a 6-speed manual transmission with the Harrier. the Hyundai Creta 1.6 gets a 1.6-litre diesel engine that generates 128 PS of maximum power and 260 Nm of peak torque. It also gets a 6-speed manual transmission and Hyundai offers a 6-speed automatic transmission with the engine too.
The Hyundai Creta is much lighter than the Harrier, which puts it in the advantage when it comes to initial acceleration. However, the stong mid-end of the Tata’s engine makes it quicker than the Creta while doing rolling acceleration tests. The Hyundai Creta weighs 1,398 kg while the Tata Harrier weighs a massive 1,675 kg. This also affects the braking distance of the vehicle. The Hyundai Creta took 26.75m to stop from 80 km/h while the Harrier took 28.49m. From 100 km/h, the Harrier takes 45.70 meters to stop while the Creta takes 43.43m. The heavier weight of the vehicle translates into bigger momentum, which is why the heavier vehicles take more time to stop. It should be noted that both the vehicles get disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear.
The Tata Harrier is priced attractively at Rs. 12.69 lakh while the Hyundai Creta 1.6 diesel is priced at 13.59 lakh. The Harrier also has a massive waiting period against it and soon, it the seven-seater version of the Harrier will join the stable and will be sold in the market. Hyundai Creta is quite superior when it comes to features than the Harrier. The Creta offers a sunroof, automatic transmission and wireless phone charging, which is missing from the Harrier. However, Tata is said to be working on these features and may add them before the end of this year.