The first thing that grabs your attention, when you look at the first photo which shows the Harrier and Compass together, is Harrier’s beefy profile, The Jeep Compass, which left alone, is a huge car. But when next to the Tata Harrier, looks much smaller. This ensures a dominating road presence of Tata Harrier.
Speaking about numbers, Harrier is 4598 mm long, 1894 mm wide, 1714 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2741 mm with 205 mm ground clearance. In comparison, the Jeep Compass is 4395 mm long, 1818 mm wide, 1640 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2636 mm with 178 mm ground clearance.
Powering the two SUVs is the same engine – Fiat’s 2.0 liter diesel MultiJet. On board the Compass this engine delivers 170 PS and 350 Nm, while on board the Harrier this engine delivers 140 PS and 350 Nm. Tata Motors has detuned the power output, for reasons unknown. Transmission on board the two cars is same. In short, Harrier has engine and transmission built by Fiat.
Exteriors of Harrier are designed as per Tata Motors’ Impact Design 2.0 language that lends an attractive look and feel to the SUV. Harrier is not just about style, but it is also built for optimal comfort and convenience.
Some key features that will make your journeys a lot more enjoyable include push button start, auto headlamps, electrically adjustable and foldable outside mirror, rear AC vents, theatre dimming, cruise control, rain sensing wipers, 8-way adjustable driver seat, 4-way adjustable co-driver seat, fully automatic temperature control (FATC) with HVAC, tilt & telescopic adjustable steering wheel, power windows, fast charging at front and rear, and intelligently designed storage spaces.
Harrier has been thoroughly tested on torturous road conditions for over 2.2 million km. That’s like going to the moon and back three times over. Extensive tests have also been conducted on 4 poster simulators. These tests are equivalent to driving on torturous terrain for almost 10 years. If you buy a Harrier, you can feel proud to be the owner of one of the toughest SUVs ever built in India.