Tata Harrier Pros & Cons

Check out pros and cons about the Tata Harrier that are worth highlighting for a potential buyer. Here are some of the highlights of the benefits of buying the Tata Harrier. We'll also list out the Harrier drawbacks to help you make an informed buying decision.

Harrier Advantanges
  • Best-in-class Ground Clearance With Drive And Terrain Modes

    Tata Harrier offers the best-in-class ground clearance of 205mm. In addition to that, the Harrier also gets Eco, City and Sport drive modes. Tata also offer ESP-based terrain modes with the Harrier to improve its off-road ability.

  • Only SUV In Its Class With Claimed Fuel Efficiency And Diesel Automatic

    The Tata Harrier is the only SUV in its class to offer a diesel-automatic option as well as a claimed fuel efficiency figure. Speaking of its rivals, the MG Hector doesn’t offer a diesel automatic option. The Mahindra XUV700, on the other hand, does get a diesel-automatic option. However, Mahindra are yet to announce its certified fuel efficiency. In addition to that, the automatic transmission of the Harrier is available in all variants, save for the XE and XT.

  • Aggressively Priced Base Variant

    The base variant of the Harrier XE is priced aggressively when compared to its rivals. The equivalent variants of the MG Hector and Mahindra XUV700 5-seater are priced a lot higher than the Tata Harrier XE. It is worth mentioning that the Mahindra XUV700 MX diesel is cheaper than the Harrier XE. However, it misses out on a lot of features and also gets a lower state of tune.

  • Choice Of Interior Themes

    Tata offer the Harrier with different trims along with the Dark and Kaziranga editions. The regular Harrier variant come with wooden inserts on the dashboard along with brown upholstery. Meanwhile, the Dark edition and Kaziranga edition offer all-black and brown upholstery, respectively.

  • Fully-loaded XZ Variant With 6 Airbags

    For those who are not so fond of panoramic sunroofs, Tata offer the Harrier XZ with top-class features, including 6 airbags. If you want a panoramic sunroof, Tata offer it in the Harrier XT+, XZS and XZ+.

  • ADAS Features In XZ+ Variant

    Following the competition, the Harrier now also offers advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) features in its top spec XZ+ automatic variant.

Harrier Disadvantanges
  • Poor Variant Segregation

    The XM and XT variants of the Tata Harrier are overpriced whereas the XE and XM variants are stripped down for the asking price. In addition to that, no variants above the XE justify the incremental cost for the features they offer.

  • No Petrol Engine Option

    Tata do not offer the Harrier with a petrol engine option. If you are living in Delhi-NCR and looking to keep your car for long, you will have to look at the MG Hector or the Mahindra XUV700. However, the Harrier is likely to get a petrol engine option with the facelift.

  • Missing Features Compared To Rivals

    The Tata Harrier misses out some crucial features like 360-degree parking camera, tyre pressure monitoring system, head-up display and autonomous driver assistance systems. The MG Hector offers both a 360-degree parking camera and tyre pressure monitoring system. On the other hand, more affordable SUVs like the MG Astor now offer ADAS.

  • Confusing Variant Segregation

    Tata offer the Harrier in XE, XM, XZ (S), XT+, XZ, XZ+ and XZ+ (O) variants. These variants are further segregated into Dark and Red Dark editions. These variants create confusion among buyers and makes the buying process a lot more difficult, owing to the closely priced and specced variants.

  • Multi-terrain Modes In A Front-wheel-drive Monocoque SUV Doesn’t Help

    The Harrier sits on a monocoque chassis which carries its architecture from the Land Rover Discovery Sport. While the platform itself is capable of holding 4-wheel-drive hardware, Tata Motors decided to offer only 2-wheel-drive drivetrain. Hence, the multi-terrain modes in the Harrier serve little to no purpose in treacherous conditions.

  • Crucial ADAS Features Missing

    While the Harrier finally offers ADAS features, it feels like a half-cooked implementation owing to the lack of adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist. Both features are offered by the Harrier’s rivals and come really handy while driving on the highways.

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14.63 - 16.35 kmpl
1956 cc
Manual, Automatic
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5 Seater
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