The Tata Harrier has taken the SUV market by a storm. Such is its effect that it is being compared to even many higher positioned SUVs. The video below by ASSAM AUTO EXPLORER compares the Tata Harrier with a Hyundai Tucson in terms of exterior design and looks along with interior space and ambience. The Tucson is positioned much higher than the higher and the point of this comparison is just to compare how the Harrier stacks up against higher set SUVs like the Tucson.
The Harrier is quite a large SUV and towers over the Tucson in length, width, height, ground clearance, and wheelbase. A part of this reason is also that the Tucson is positioned as a soft roader but then, the Harrier too is not an off-road machine since its only an FWD machine. The Tucson edges pasts a bit here as it comes with AWD option in the top trim. In street presence, the Harrier might get more attention due to its larger size but the Hyundai Tucson holds its own despite being pretty old now.
The interiors of the Tucson are more pleasing to eyes due to their beige and black colour combination. cabin space on offer is decent too while the rear seats are spacious enough to seat three adults, though the AC vent will eat into the middle passenger’s legroom. The Harrier, on the other hand, comes with a dark interior shade that is more suited for Indian conditions. It gets many class-leading features too like the 8.8-inch infotainment system and 9 speaker JBL audio system with subwoofer.
The Tata Harrier is powered by a Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre KRYOTEC diesel engine that churns out 138 Bhp of power along with 350 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and no automatic option is available as of now. Tata is working on a new 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine as well as a new Hyundai sourced torque converter auto gearbox, both of which will be made available on the Harrier in the coming time. The automatic transmission option will be made available first while the petrol engine will take some time to arrive.
The Hyundai Tucson, on the other hand, gets two engine options. One is a 2-litre petrol engine that makes 153 Bhp of power and 192 Nm of torque. The other is a 2-litre turbocharged diesel engine that puts out 182 Bhp of power along with 400 Nm of torque. Both the motors here are more powerful than the Harrier’s 2.0 litre diesel unit. Hyundai offers 6-speed manual and torque converter automatic gearboxes on both the petrol and diesel engines, which is again something that the Harrier lacks in.
The major point of difference here is the price. While the Harrier starts at Rs. 12.69 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Hyundai Tucson starts at Rs. 18.73 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Tucson does not offer any significant feature or point which would justify its price tag when compared to the Harrier. However, the new Facelifted Tucson that is due to be launched soon will definitely come with the serious kit and will give its rivals a tough time.