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Tata Harrier Vs MG Hector: Comparing Best Compact SUVs

Tata Harrier Vs MG Hector: Comparing Best Compact SUVs

Snapshot: MG Hector launch will be happening soon with price and variants. Though, we took it against the current best seller Tata Harrier to see how well are they loaded.

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Buying an SUV is not like purchasing a packet of bread from a departmental store. You do not pick SUVs off the shelf. It is natural for you to look at various options. You compare various SUV models, either online or by visiting the showroom. What do you do if a particular choice is awaiting a launch in India? The answer is simple. You wait for the launch to happen. We shall now look at two formidable competitors, Tata Harrier and the yet to be launched, MG Hector. Which one do you buy? Should you go for the Tata Harrier or wait for MG Hector? This comparison will make it easy for you.

Engines

Tata Harrier comes equipped with a high-quality Cutting Edge Kryotec 2.0L diesel engine. This BSIV compliant diesel engine is an epitome of power and fuel economy. It delivers a maximum torque of 350 Nm@2500rpm and power of 138Bhp@3750rpm to make Tata Harrier a real beast on the road. This diesel engine pairs with a 6-speed manual transmission system to ensure exceptional performance.

On the mileage front, Tata Harrier delivers an excellent performance of 16 kmpl. It comes with three different driving modes, Eco, Sport, and City to derive maximum efficiency depending on where you drive the vehicle.

MG Hector comes with the same 2.0L diesel engine capable of delivering a peak torque of 350Nm and power of 170Bhp. The engine is the same that powers the Jeep Compass. MG Hector is a British brand. Hence, you have a choice between manual and automatic transmission. MG Hector petrol variant comes with a 1.5L petrol engine generating 143 hp of power and 250 Nm of torque.

MG Hector expects to deliver mileage performance of around 12 to 15 kmpl.

On comparing the Tata Harrier specifications with MG Hector specifications, we can say that Hector has an advantage because of an automatic transmission, better power and a petrol engine.   

Images Says it All: Tata Harrier Image Gallery

Looks

Tata Harrier is a beautiful vehicle with an aerodynamic body. Tata Harrier photos and Tata Harrier images on the internet suggest that it has beautiful exteriors. It has all the excellent features one expects a high-quality SUV to have. The Xenon HID Projector Headlamps can light up the road beautifully at night to make driving the car a pleasure. It comes with 3D LED tail lamps with an excellent Sporty Piano Black finish to indicate to the cars behind it. Driving this vehicle is enjoyable because the shark-fin antenna provides you with uninterrupted access to your favourite radio channels. It comes with large-sized 235/65R17 alloy wheels to give it a high ground clearance and a perfect SUV stance.

MG Hector VS Tata Harrier Exterior with projector lights and DRLs

MG Hector images show it to be an equally attractive SUV in all respects. It comes with a robust body that can rival Tata Harrier in almost all aspects. The exterior carries a wide grille at the front with a headlight setup similar to the one found in Tata Harrier. It has projector HID headlamps along with bifunctional DRL. At the rear, it has LED lights for break, indicator and reverse. It also has multiple camera setup for a 360-degree parking view. While all the doors have conventional door handles, the rear has an automatic tailgate. Though we liked the square wheel arches, the wheels look a bit small for this big SUV. As all MG vehicles have stunning exteriors, MG Hector seems to be ready to carry forward this legacy.  

Though Tata Harrier and MG Hector both share an almost identical number of exterior features, Tata Harrier looks a bit more robust here.

Also Read: MG Hector - The Smartest & Suavest SUV to Hit Indian Roads

Features

When we talk of features, we shall consider Tata Harrier interior designing and compare it with MG Hector interiors. Tata Harrier has impressive-looking interiors to match its elegant exterior features. The 8.1-inch Touchscreen Infotainment system is the highlight of Tata Harrier interiors. This system is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Voice recognition technology makes Tata Harrier one of the best in its segment.

Tata Harrier comes with an exquisite-looking dashboard that has a Premium Oak Wood finish to it to add to the style factor. A high-quality power steering feature makes this vehicle easy to manoeuvre. Another advantage of Tata Harrier is that its back seat comes with a (60:40 ratio) adjustable folded configuration thereby improving its overall ambience. This vehicle comes with an enormous boot space of 425 litres. Strategically placed AC vents make your ride more comfortable than ever.

MG Hector interior images suggest that this vehicle has everything that Tata Harrier offers to its occupants. High-quality seating arrangements accompanied by excellent upholstery make it a pleasurable experience. MG Hector also has a state-of-the-art infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility along with a voice recognition facility. Not just this, MG is calling it an internet car which means, it will be connected wirelessly to the world. It will also be receiving OTA updates.

MG Hector VS Tata Harrier Interior with Big 8 and 10 inch Infotainment display

Both these vehicles secure equal weightage, as they provide the highest levels of comfort and convenience to their occupants. Though MG carrying a bit of more number of features, it has an edge over Tata Harrier.

On Demand: Tata Harrier: Expert Review and Analysis

Brand Value

Tata is a reputed Indian brand with an excellent international presence as well. In India, the name Tata signifies ‘guarantee.’ People purchase Tata products blindfolded. Tata vehicles have always been one of the favourites of Indians throughout the ages. One of its car brands Tata Nexon has recently attained a 5-star safety rating from NCAP. Tata Harrier has also secured the 5-star rating thereby certifying that it is a safe car in all respects.

Tata Harrier price in India is in the range of INR 12.70 to 16.26 (ex-showroom New Delhi). The Tata Harrier on-road price will be higher.

MG Hector is a reputed British brand. One can say that MG is to Great Britain what Tata is to India. Many MG cars have graced the roads of Britain as well as other countries across the globe. MG Cars have a reputation for being one of the safest to drive because of their excellent safety features.

The MG Hector price in India could range between INR 16 and 18 lakhs. The higher price is because of specific advancements such as automatic transmission, and so on.

In Images: MG Hector - Image Gallery - The First Internet Car of India

Verdict

Both the cars have score equally thereby making it challenging to choose one over the other. Persons who value national pride more than anything else can opt for Tata Harrier. It is an excellent choice to make because Tata Harrier is a fantastic vehicle. If you choose to wait for MG Hector, you can do so. The reputation of MG Hector is such that it is worth the wait.

Either way, both cars are excellent with little to separate one from the other. They are competitors in the real sense of the term.

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