MG Hector Diesel Variants Explained Which One To Buy

MG Hector Diesel Variants Explained Which One To Buy

In this variant explained article, youll find out which variant of the MG Hector diesel you should buy based on the latest September 2021 ex-showroom price, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse Hectors diesel variants and features. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the MG Hector with its competitors and other diesel-powered D1-segment SUVs like Tata Harrier and Mahindra XUV700.

 

MG Hector

What Are The Pros And Cons Of MG Hector Diesel?

The pros or advantages of Hector diesel are:

  • A long list of luxurious features like powered and ventilated front seats, powered tailgate, etc.
  • Very well priced Shine variant and reasonably loaded base variant too
  • Large 587-litre boot space

The MG Hector diesel has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • Auto AC is reserved for the top variant
  • No automatic transmission with the diesel engine
  • Diesel engine specs, while acceptable for the price and segment, pale in comparison to the XUV700’s power and torque numbers

What Is The Price Of MG Hector Diesel?

The MG Hector diesel is available in 4 variants - Style, Shine, Smart and Sharp. The prices range from Rs. 14.99 lakh to Rs. 19.21 lakh. Compared to the petrol manual, the diesel manual is between Rs. 81,000 and Rs. 1.51 lakh more expensive.

MG HECTOR PETROL VS DIESEL

EX-SHOWROOM PRICES | SEP 2021

Variant

Petrol MT

Difference

Diesel MT

Style

Rs 13,49,800

Rs. 1,49,000

Rs 14,98,800

Shine

Rs 15,68,800

Rs. 81,000

Rs 16,49,800

Smart

Rs 16,37,800

Rs. 1,42,000

Rs 17,79,800

Sharp

Rs 17,69,800

Rs. 1,51,000

Rs 19,20,800

MG Hector Style Diesel - Base Model Features & Review

The base model of the MG Hector diesel costs Rs. 14.99 lakh. The Style variant has a decent functional and entertainment kit like front and rear armrests, cooled glovebox, all power windows, split rear seats, power mirrors, music system.

MG HECTOR | STYLE VARIANT FEATURES

Rs. 14,99,800 (Diesel MT) | September 2021 Ex-Showroom

Entertainment

Functional

Audio System

MID w/ Distance to Empty

Front & Rear Armrest

Cooled Glovebox

USB, FM & Bluetooth

Electrically Adjustable ORVMs

Power Outlet

Remote Central Locking

4 Speakers

Tilt Steering

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

Adjustable Front & Rear Headrests

 

60:40 Split 2nd Row w/ Recline

Front & Rear USB Ports

All Door Pockets

 

Rear AC Vents

All Power Windows

Adjustable Front Seatbelts

Even on the safety and style side, the Hector’s base, Style, variant is fairly well loaded with features like 17-inch wheels with wheel covers, traction control, rear defogger, rear washer wiper, LED DRLs, rear disc brakes and projector headlamps. However, we will still recommend you to skip this variant and consider the Shine variant.

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HECTOR STYLE | FEATURES

Rs. 14,99,800 (Diesel MT) | September 2021 Ex-Showroom

Safety

Style

Std. Safety Features

Rear Defogger

LED DRLs

Integrated Rear Spoiler

Electronic Stability Control

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

LED Tail Lamps

Turn Indicators on ORVMs

Traction Control

ISOFIX

R17 Wheels w/ Covers

Fabric Upholstery

Hill Start Assist

Front Seatbelt Pretensioner & Load Limiter

Micro Antenna  

Silver Inside Door Handles

Rear Disc Brakes

Projector Headlamps

Roof Rails

Black Interior

Rear Washer Wiper

Day/Night IRVM

Grey Skid Plates

Leather Door Armrest

MG Hector Style vs Shine Variant - Price And Features Comparison

The price difference between the Hector Style and Shine diesel variants is Rs. 1.51 lakh and the Shine diesel manual costs Rs. 16.5 lakh (ex-showroom). 

For this additional Rs. 1.51 lakh, you get large touchscreen infotainment, steering-mounted control, cruise control, LED headlamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a sunroof. The Shine trim adds a lot of functional, style and functionality to the list for the asking price. So, we strongly suggest you buy the Shine variant if you can stretch your budget a bit. We wish this variant also had auto AC.

HECTOR SHINE | FEATURES OVER STYLE

Rs. 16,49,800 (Diesel MT) | September 2021 Ex-Showroom

Safety & Functional

Entertainment

Style

Rear Parking Camera

10.4-inch Touchscreen Infotainment

LED Rear Fog Lamps

Front Fog Lamps w/ Cornering Fn.

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Chrome Inside Door Handles

Follow-me-home Headlamps

2 Tweeters

Front & Rear Scuff Plates

Cruise Control

Steering-mounted Controls

R17 Alloy Wheels

Front Vanity Mirrors

Navigation

Shark Fin Antenna

LED Headlamps

 

Sunroof

MG Hector Diesel Shine vs Smart Variant

The price difference between the Hector diesel Shine and Smart variant is Rs. 1.3 lakh and it costs Rs. 17.80 lakh (ex-showroom). For the additional Rs. 1.3 lakh, this variant adds front parking sensors, wireless phone charger, power-adjustable driver seat, swiping turn indicators, LED tail lights, side airbags, power-folding mirrors, auto-dimming IRVM, Infinity sound system with woofer and larger 18-inch machined alloy wheels. However, it misses out on the sunroof, which is available in the Shine trim.

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Considering the features it adds (and takes away), the Smart diesel manual doesn’t justify the upgrade over the Shine variant. The Smart variant doesn’t manage to beat the Shine in terms of value for money. Moreover, even the Smart variant doesn’t offer auto AC, which is a big miss as cars costing half of this also have this feature.

HECTOR SMART | FEATURES OVER SHINE

Rs. 17,79,800 (Diesel MT) | September 2021 Ex-Showroom

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

Front Parking Sensors

Connected Car Tech

Dynamic Turn Indicators

Side Airbags

Wireless Charger

LED Tail Lamps

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

6-way Powered Driver Seat

R18 Machined Alloys

LED Fog Lamps

Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

Chrome Door Handles & Beltline

Auto-Dimming IRVM

Electrically Foldable ORVMs

Chrome Detailing on Cladding

Infinity Sound System

Telescopic Steering

Leather Upholstery

Subwoofer & Amplifier

Parcel Curtain

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

2 Tweeters

 

LED Cabin Lights

   

(-) Sunroof

MG Hector Diesel Smart vs Sharp Variant

The price difference between the Hector Smart diesel and Sharp diesel variants is Rs. 1.41 lakh. The Hector Sharp diesel variant costs Rs. 19.2 lakh (ex-showroom).

The top model of the MG Hector, the Sharp variant, adds some nifty good-to-have features like a powered tailgate, auto headlamps, auto wipers, auto AC, ventilated front seats, power-adjustable front passenger seat, multi-colour ambient lighting, panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera and colour screen instrument cluster.

For these luxurious features, you can consider buying the Sharp variant. On the value front also, this variant is completely justifiable.

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HECTOR SHARP | FEATURES OVER SMART

Rs. 19,20,800 (Diesel MT) | September 2021 Ex-Showroom

Safety

Functional

Style

360-degree Parking Camera

Powered Tailgate

Heated ORVMs

Multicoloured Ambient Lighting

Curtain Airbags

Auto Headlamps

Ventilated Front Seats

Digital Instrument Cluster

 

Rain Sensing Wipers

Sunglass Holder

Panoramic Sunroof

 

Auto AC

Powered Passenger Seat

 

 

Which Variant Of The MG Hector Diesel Should You Buy?

The base model of the Hector diesel offers a decent number of features but we strongly suggest you stretch your budget for the Shine variant. It’s our top pick as it provides the best value for money. The Smart variant is not worth upgrading as we found it to be a little bit expensive over the lower variants. However, you can consider the top-spec Sharp variant if you want some luxurious features like a powered tailgate, power-adjustable and ventilate front seats, panoramic sunroof, etc.

MG HECTOR DIESEL | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

Style

Rank 2

Rs 14,98,800

Not recommended

Shine

Rank 1

Rs 16,49,800

Top recommended

Smart

Rank 2

Rs 17,79,800

Not recommended

Sharp

Rank 1

Rs 19,20,800

Worth upgrading

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The MG Hector Diesel?

The Hector’s diesel engine makes the same power and torque as the Harrier. It’s specs are also better than the XUV700’s base diesel engine, but it can’t match the XUV700’s more powerful engine 185PS version, which has 15PS more power and 100Nm better torque than the Hector diesel. Moreover, MG Hector diesel is the only SUV in this segment that doesn’t have an automatic transmission option.

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5-SEATER D1 SEGMENT SUVs | DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

 

Hector

Harrier

XUV700 155PS

XUV700 185PS

XUV700 185PS AT

Displacement

2.0-litre

2.0-litre

2.2-litre

2.2-litre

2.2-litre

Cylinder

4

4

4

4

4

Capacity

1956 cc

1956 cc

2184cc

2184cc

2184cc

Maximum Power

170PS @ 3750rpm

170PS @ 3750rpm

155PS @ 3750rpm

185PS @ 3500rpm

185PS @ 3500rpm

Power:Weight

98.44PS/t

99.42PS/t

99.42PS/t

NA

NA

Peak Torque

350Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

350Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

360Nm @ 1500 - 2800rpm

420Nm @ 1600 - 2800rpm

450Nm @ 1750 - 2800rpm

Torque:Weight

202.66Nm/t

204.68Nm/t

NA

NA

NA

Manual

Transmission

6-speed MT

6-speed MT

6-speed MT

6-speed MT

--

Claimed FE

16.17kmpl

16.35kmpl

NA

NA

--

Automatic

Transmission

--

6-speed TC

--

--

6-speed TC

Claimed FE

--

14.63kmpl

--

--

NA

What Are The Dimensions Of The MG Hector?

In terms of dimensions, the XUV700 has the upper hand as it’s the longest SUV in this segment. It’ll naturally have a stronger road presence than the Tata Harrier and MG Hector because of its size.

Also Read - Tata Harrier Diesel Variants Explained - Which One To Buy

5-SEATER D1 SEGMENT SUVs | DIMENSIONS

 

MG Hector

Tata Harrier

Mahindra XUV700

Length

4655mm

4598mm

4695mm

Width

1835mm

1894mm

1890mm

Height

1760mm

1706mm

1755mm

Wheelbase

2750mm

2741mm

2750mm

Boot Space

587-lt

425-lt

NA

Ground Clearance

192mm

205mm

NA

Fuel Tank

60-lt

50-lt

60-lt

Tyre Size (min)

215/60 R17

235/70 R16

235/65 R17

Tyre Size (max)

215/55 R18

235/65 R17

235/60 R18

What Are The Colour Options Of The MG Hector?

The Hector is available in the following 7 colour options:

  • Silver
  • White
  • Black
  • Grey
  • Red
  • Purple
  • Blue

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

       

B Segment

B1

3700-3850mm

Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

B2

3850-3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000-4499mm

Ciaz, New City (Exception), Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D

4500-4750mm

Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

       

D+ Segment

D+

4750+mm

Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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