Since the launch in Jan'19, Tata Harrier has brought more heat to the competition in the very hot Indian compact SUV market. The highly talked about Harrier is built on the new-gen Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced Architecture, which has been derived from the celebrated Land Rover D8 architecture and co-developed by Jaguar Land Rover and its Indian owner Tata Motors. Tata Harrier comes as a string rival to the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500 and the recently launched Nissan Kicks in India.
Following is the comparison between the Jeep Compass and the new Tata Harrier. Take a look:
The Jeep Compass comes with the patent looks and built quality of the iconic Jeep SUV brand. The compact SUV flaunts the aggressive signature 7-slot grille with chrome surrounds. The entire model looks robust and aggressive with prominent character lines and rear of this SUV also look beautiful and the LED tail lamps gel well with the design lines of this car. There some small aggressive decals as well, like a Lizard below the windscreen wiper and a Loch Ness monster on the rear windscreen. Exterior features include Bi-Xenon HID headlamps, DRLs and 16 or 17 inch alloy wheels depending on the variants.
The Tata Harrier SUV is the first model to flaunt Tata’s new IMPACT Design 2.0 philosophy. It gets charming and aggressive styling with dual tone bumper along with silver satin chin guard, xenon HID projector headlights and LED DRLs with turn blinkers. The SUV flaunts flared wheel arches with 5-spoke alloys, a high shoulder line and blacked-out B pillars, all of which add to its premium aggressive appeal. At the rear, the Harrier gets a dual-tone rear bumper with silver inserts, a steep windshield, striking 3D LED tail lights and a spoiler.
The Compass gets a high quality cabin complete with a host premium features including a 7 inch Uconnect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Support, Ski-Grey McKinley Leather upholstery, automatic climate control, dual-zone automatic temperature control and customizable 3.5 inch graphic information cluster and much more.
Tata Harrier gets a premium cabin finished in oak brown colour scheme, soft touch materials, leather wrapped steering wheel, leather seat upholstery and door pad inserts. The SUV boasts of an 8.8 inch touchscreen infotainment system with High Resolution Display and with 9 JBL audio speakers. Tata Harrier offers Next-gen smartphone connectivity of Android Auto and Apple Car Play with voice recognition technology to access navigation, phone calls, music with press of a button. Other noteworthy features include 8 way adjustable driver seat, pushbutton start, fully automatic temperature control with HVAC, and cooled storage box among others.
The Jeep Compass boasts of being one of the safest vehicles in India with over 50 safety and security features including Electronic Stability Control, ABS, Dynamic Steering Torque, Panic Brake Assist, Adaptive Brake Lights, Hill Start Assist and much more as standard safety features across all variants. The Limited 4x4 trim offers 6 airbags.
The Tata Harrier SUV is also high on safety with features including 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Traction Control, Hydraulic Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control, Hill Descent Control and much more.
The Compass comes with two engine options - a 1.4L 4-cylinder Multiar petrol mill offering 160 bhp and 250 Nm, and a 2.0L diesel engine that delivers 173 bhp and 230 Nm. The engines get paired with a 6 speed manual transmission, while the petrol mill also gets an optional 7 speed automatic transmission. The SUV offers five driving modes of Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud and Rock.
The Harrier will pack in a Kryotec 2.0 diesel motor that generates 140 PS of power and a good 350 Nm of top torque and is coupled with a 6 speed manual transmission. The SUV offers 3 drive modes – Eco, City and Sport coupled with ESP terrain response modes of Normal, Rough and Wet for better all-terrain capabilities.
It is apparent that the new Tata Harrier is a great rival to the Jeep compass from every aspect.