Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta on slush: Do Driving Modes really work? [Video]

Tata launched the much-awaited Harrier SUV in January 2019 and since then, the car has gained a lot of popularity in the market. The all-new SUV has been around for quite a while now and it sure is a head-turner on the roads, especially because of the split headlamp design that it offers. However, the Harrier also offers a range of features that are quite handy in regular situations and here is a video that shows how the features of Tata Harrier make it more capable, especially when it comes to counter the challenging surfaces.

The video is made by Nick Zeek who has uploaded the video on his official Youtube channel. The video shows two cars, Hyundai Creta and the Tata Harrier on an open field that is filled with slush and mud. The video is to show how useful the driving modes of the Tata Harrier can be, especially if it is a slippery surface. However, the Drive Modes of the Tata Harrier do have its limitations, which is shown towards the end of the video.

In the video, the Hyundai Creta first enters the field but only after a few metres of driving, it gets stuck badly in the slush. Due to the slippery surface, the wheels started spinning. The Tata Harrier then enters the same field and goes around without much problem. The vehicle crosses the point where the Creta got stuck and goes around the field too.

Creta Harrier Off Road Featured

However, the overenthusiastic driver of the Harrier took it close to a puddle where the Harrier got stuck royally. The people then try to rescue the Harrier by putting planks under the tyre for extra traction. However, the Harrier being a heavier vehicle could not come out of the situation. Ultimately, a bulldozer had to be called and the Tata Harrier was then pulled using a chain.

Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta

Both Tata Harrier and Hyundai Creta are front-wheel drive vehicles and the Tata Harrier is heavier too. However, the Harrier gets 14-function Electronic Stability Program (ESP) that controls the drive modes of the vehicle. The Tata Harrier’s drive modes can put brakes on the individual front wheels, which ensures that the power from the engine does not go to the wheel that is free moving. Instead, it will power the wheel with traction, which will allow the SUV to come out easily.

Now, only the driving modes are not the differentiating factor here. There is a difference in the size of the tyres and most importantly, the condition of the tyre matter a lot. Newer tyres with deeper grooves will have a much better grip of the surface when compared to the older tyres. We could not see the difference between the tyres of the Creta and the Harrier but it seems like the Creta has older tyres.

The Tata Harrier is not a full-blown 4X4 SUV. It cannot do challenging off-roading or tracks that can be done in a proper 4X4 SUV like the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and even a Mahindra Thar. The Tata Harrier here is more capable than the Creta because of the driving modes features. It does not mean that it will go to extreme places without any problems.