Tata updated the Harrier last year and then the sales of the SUV increased. They made some substantial updates to the Harrier. Toyota Fortuner on the other hand is the best selling full-size SUV in the Indian market. Yes, there are other options in the market but people have been preferring the Fortuner over them. Here, we have a video in which both the SUVs compete in a drag race.
The video is uploaded by HEAT 17 on their YouTube channel. The video shows both the SUVs going against each other in a drag race on an empty stretch of straight road. Both the SUVs in the video are powered by a diesel engine and are mated to an automatic gearbox. In the video, there are three rounds of a drag race. Now, let us see what were the results of the drag race.
In the first round, the Fortuner is in the Power mode with traction control turned off. The Harrier is in Sport mode but the traction control is turned on because it cannot be turned off in Sport mode. The air conditioning in both SUVs is also turned off. The Harrier takes the lead in the starting and also keeps on increasing it for few seconds. The first round’s winner is the Harrier.
In the second round, the Fortuner is in the Power mode with traction control turned on. The Harrier is also in Sport mode, again with traction control on. The air conditioner is turned off in both SUVs. In the second round also, the Harrier gets ahead of the Fortuner and keeps its lead till the end. So, the second round also goes to the Harrier.
In the third round, things get a bit interesting. While the Harrier is used in the same setting, the Fortuner is shifted to Power 4WD with traction on. This time also, the Harrier got ahead of the Fortuner and won the drag race. So, all the drag races were won by the Tata Harrier.
Then the host does an analysis of the drag races. No matter which drives mode you use in the Fortuner, the Harrier is able to beat it by quite some margin. Despite having a larger and more powerful engine and 4×4 system the Fortuner lost to the Harrier. The reason why the Fortuner lost to the Harrier is its weight. The Harrier weighs 1,650 kgs while the Fortuner weighs 2,180 kgs. Because of this, the power to weight ratio of the Harrier is 100.3 bhp per ton and Fortuner has 80 bhp per ton.
The Harrier is sold with only one engine option which is a 2.0-litre Kyrotec diesel engine. It produces 170 PS of max power and 350 Nm of peak torque. The engine is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The Harrier starts at Rs. 13.69 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 20.95 lakhs ex-showroom.
The Fortuner used in the video is a pre-facelift one. So, it has a 2.8-litre D4D diesel engine that produces 174 bhp of max power and 450 Nm of peak torque. However, now the facelifted Fortuner’s engine has been retuned to produce 204 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 500 Nm. It is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. It is also offered with a 4×4 system. The Fortuner starts at Rs. 30.56 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 38.52 lakhs ex-showroom.