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Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass – Which One Makes More Sense?

Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass

Here’s a specifications based comparison between the all-new Tata Harrier and Jeep Compass.

The much-awaited Tata Harrier SUV has finally arrived in our market. The carline spread across four variants – XE, XM, XT and XZ – priced from Rs 12.69 to Rs 16.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). This makes it more affordable than both of its arch rivals – Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson. At this price point, it will also impact sales of the Hyundai Creta. While we have driven the SUV and were quite impressed, how does it fair against its arch rival – Jeep Compass? Here, we bring you a brief specification-based comparison between Tata Harrier and Jeep Compass.

Check out Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass – Price, Specifications, Mileage, Features and Other details.

Tata Harrier Variants Features

Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass Price

Tata HarrierRs 12.69 lakh – Rs 16.25 lakh (Mumbai)
Jeep Compass (Diesel)Rs 16.6 lakh – Rs 22.86 lakh (Delhi)

– While the Jeep Compass comes with both petrol and diesel engine options, the Tata Harrier is being made available with diesel powertrain only.

– Currently, the petrol variants of the Jeep Compass are priced between Rs 15.39 lakh and Rs 21.42 lakh and the diesel models cost between Rs 16.6 lakh and Rs 22.86 lakh (all, ex-showroom Delhi).

– Tata’s new 5-seater premium SUV has been priced quite competitively and undercuts the Compass. Read – Tata Harrier Vs Hyundai Creta

– Prices of the Tata Harrier will fall in the range of Rs 12.69 lakh – Rs 16.25 lakh (all, ex-showroom Mumbai).

Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass Specifications

SpecificationsTata Harrier Jeep Compass
Diesel Engine2.0L Kryotec2.0L MJD
Max Power138bhp171bhp
Max Torque350Nm350Nm
Transmission6-speed MT6-speed MT & AT
DrivetrainFWDFWD & AWD

– Interestingly, Tata Harrier shares its engine with its close competitor – the Jeep Compass.

– The Compass sources its power from a 2.0L MJD diesel motor that’s tuned for generating higher power and torque outputs. It delivers power worth 171bhp against 350Nm of torque.

– Tata has named this 2.0L diesel, four-cylinder powertrain – KRYOTEC – that’s built on low friction valve train architecture and advanced EGR. It’s claimed to meet the stringent emission requirements and return better fuel efficiency.

– The Kryotec is BSVI-ready and have a low carbon footprint. Though, it’s less powerful (around 33bhp) than the Jeep Compass. It delivers a claimed power output of 138bhp (140PS) with a peak torque of 350Nm.

– Both the SUVs come with a 6-speed manual gearbox only. Read: Tata Harrier – 10 Interesting Facts

– The Jeep Compass can be brought either with FWD (front-wheel-drive) or 4WD (four-wheel-drive) system.

– The Tata Harrier, on the other hand, is available with FWD drivetrain system only. The SUV carline misses out on AWD system. It offers multi-drive modes – City, Eco and Sport – along with the ESP Terrain response modes – Rough, Normal and Wet.

Tata Harrier Reveal

Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass Mileage

Tata HarrierOver 16kmpl
Jeep Compass (Diesel)17.1kmpl

– The petrol version of the Jeep Compass returns a claimed mileage of 14.1kmpl, the diesel version delivers an ARAI certified fuel economy of 17.1kmpl.

– The Tata Harrier shares its powertrain with the Compass. Though, it has been revised with low friction valve train architecture and advanced EGR that claim to improve its fuel efficiency. The SUV delivers a mileage above 16kmpl.

Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass Dimensions

DimensionsTata HarrierJeep Compass
Ground Clearance205mm206mm
Boot Space810L408L

– With respect to proportions, the new Jeep Compass measures 4,395mm in length, 1,818mm in width and 1,640mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,636mm. The SUV comes with a ground clearance of 206mm and offers a boot space of 408-litres.

– Tata Harrier, on the other hand, is 4,598mm long, 1,8940mm wide and 1,714mm tall. It features a 2,741mm long wheelbase, ensuring spacious cabin. The SUV’s ground clearance stands at 205mm and it provides a cargo volume of 810-litres.

– That means, the Harrier is 203mm longer, 76mm wider and 74mm taller than the Compass. Its wheelbase, too, is 105mm longer than its rival. This also ensures that Tata’s new SUV has more cabin space to offer.

Tata Harrier Side Reveal

Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass Features

– Jeep’s 5-seater SUV comes equipped with a range of high-end comfort and convenience features. While the base variant comes equipped with a 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, the top-end variant gets 7.0-inch display unit.

– Other key features include Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, Bi-Xenon high intensity discharge headlamps, dual-tone roof-top, Jeep’s select terrain management system, six airbags, traction control, keyless entry with push button start-stop, rear parking sensors and multi-functional steering wheel.

– The Tata Harrier also comes with a host of advanced comfort and connectivity features including a floating 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system supporting Android Auto, large front seats with overhead storage binnacle and memory function, automatic climate control and rear air-conditioning vents.

– Tata’s new SUV gets Xenon HID projector headlamps instead of LED units. Features such as leather seat upholstery and door pad inserts, leather wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob and JBL audio system are reserved for the top-spec trim.

– The list of standard features includes projector headlamps, dual function DRLs with turn indicators, electrically adjustable outer mirrors, power steering and windows and tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel.

Tata Harrier Rear Profile

Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass Safety Features

– The Jeep Compass gets dual front airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), stability and traction control, electric parking brake and four-wheel disc brakes as standard safety fitments.

– The dual front, side and curtain airbags (4X4 only) and rear camera are reserved for the range-topping Limited variant.

– Tata Harrier has more safety features than the Compass. The premium SUV offers dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, central locking and perimetric alarm system as standard equipment. Features such as reverse parking camera, cruise controls and remote central locking are also on offer.

– The top-spec Harrier XZ trim is exclusively offered with 6 airbags, hill hold control, hill decent control, roll over mitigation, electronic stability program, corner stability control, child seat ISOFIX anchor points, electronic traction control and brake disc wiping.

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