Can the Tata Harrier beat the Toyota Fortuner in an acceleration test: Find out [Video]

The Tata Harrier is the newest kid on the SUV block in India while the Fortuner is one of the oldies. Both of them are segments apart and the price difference between them is more than double. The Toyota Fortuner is bigger than the Harrier and comes with a proper 4×4 drivetrain option, something which is not offered on the Harrier. Despite all their differences, who would win the 0-100 km/h run between them if such a test is conducted. The video below by DriveIndia answers just that.

The test done here is a meter comparison without any visuals of the SUVs battling it out on the road and hence can’t be said to be accurate. But for now, let’s considering that the speedometer comparison test here is fairly accurate. In that case, the Tata Harrier wins by a small margin over the Toyota Fortuner. According to this video, the Harrier does the 0-100 km/h run in 12.16 seconds while the Fortuner takes 12.82 seconds for the same. Therefore, the Harrier wins by a margin of 0.66 seconds. Let’s now take a look at the reasons for this result as well as the engines powering both these SUVs.

The Toyota Fortuner used for this test is powered by the 2.8-litre diesel engine option. The 2.8-litre diesel engine churns out 174 Bhp of power and 450 Nm of torque. The Fortuner also gets a petrol engine option which is a 2.7-litre unit. This engine churns out 164 Bhp of power along with 245 Nm of torque. The Fortuner has both a manual and an automatic gearbox as options. The manual is a 5-speed unit while the automatic is a 6-speed unit.

Can the Tata Harrier beat the Toyota Fortuner in an acceleration test: Find out [Video]

Talking about the Tata Harrier, it gets powered by the 2.0-litre KRYOTEC engine, which is sourced from Fiat. It is the same Multijet engine that powers the Jeep Compass and the upcoming MG Hector in the Indian market. In the Harrier, the engine produces a maximum power of 138 Bhp of power and peak torque of 350 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and there is no auto box on offer currently. Tata has already started testing the BS-VI version of the engine in the Harrier and it is expected to be launched by the end of this year or early next year.

As we see, the Toyota Fortuner has 36 Bhp worth of power advantage over the Harrier and a full 100 Nm of torque benefit too. However, the Tata Harrier has a kerb weight of 1680 kg which is way less than the Fortuner, which weighs 1970 kg. This is probably the main reason why the Harrier could beat the Fortuner in this test. The initial pull was greater in the Fortuner but past the 40 km/h mark, the Harrier beings to take the lead and ultimately wins the test.