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Tata Harrier Vs Mahindra XUV500 – Which One Is More Purposeful?

Tata Harrier Vs Mahindra XUV500

Here, we do a quick spec sheet comparison between Tata Harrier and Mahindra XUV500.

Tata Harrier, the premium 5-seater SUV from the home-grown carmaker, has been launched in India at an introductory price of Rs 12.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The SUV comes in four trims and a single diesel engine paired to a manual gearbox and FWD system. Tata’s new premium 5-seater SUV directly locks horns against the Jeep Compass. In terms of pricing, though, it also takes on the Hyundai Creta and the Mahindra XUV500. So, where does the Tata Harrier will stand amidst the multitude of rivals? We have already done brief comparisons between the Harrier and Compass and Creta to find out the same. And here, we do a quick spec sheet comparison between Tata Harrier and Mahindra XUV500.

Tata Harrier Vs Mahindra XUV500 Price

Model Ex-showroom, Mumbai
Tata HarrierRs 12.69 lakh – Rs 16.25 lakh
Mahindra XUV500Rs 12.50 lakh – Rs 19.21 lakh

– Mahindra XUV500 is, currently, available in a total of 12 variants spread across four trims – W5, W7, W9 and W11.

– The SUV’s entry-level W5 variant is priced at Rs 12.50 lakh, and the top-spec W11 (O) AWD AT trim costs Rs 19.21 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Mumbai.

– The Tata Harrier comes with quite an attractive price. The entry-level XE variant of the SUV has been priced at Rs 12.69 lakh and the fully-loaded XZ trim costs Rs 16.25 lakh.  Read – Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass

– That means, the base version of the Harrier is slightly more expensive than the XUV500. Though, the higher trims are relatively more affordable.

Tata Harrier Variants Features

Tata Harrier Vs Mahindra XUV500 Specifications

SpecificationsTata HarrierMahindra XUV500
Diesel Engine2.0L Kryotec2.2L mHawk
Max Power138bhp155bhp
Max Torque350Nm360Nm
Gearbox6-speed MT6-speed MT/AT

– Mahindra’s SUV comes with two engines – a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel and 2.2-litre mHawk petrol – with a 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox options.

– The oil burner makes power worth 155bhp at 3750rpm against 360Nm of torque between 1750rpm – 2800rpm. The gasoline unit, on the other hand, delivers 140bhp at 4500rpm and 320Nm at 2000rpm- 3000rpm.

– Initially, the Tata Harrier is made available with a 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine that’s claimed to have a low carbon footprint. Based on low friction valve train architecture, the oil burner develops a top power of 138bhp and 350Nm of torque. Read – Tata Harrier Vs Hyundai Creta

– Compared to the Mahindra XUV500, the Tata Harrier is 17bhp less powerful and 40Nm less torqueier. In fact, the latter comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox only.

Tata Harrier Vs Mahindra XUV500 Mileage

Tata HarrierOver 16kmpl
Mahindra XUV50013.85kmpl – 14kmpl

– Mahindra claims that the XUV500 diesel and petrol deliver fuel economy of 13.85kmpl and 14kmpl respectively.

– The Tata Harrier gave us a decent mileage during the test drive. It returns fuel efficiency above 16kmpl.  That means, the Harrier is more frugal than the XUV500.

Tata Harrier Side Reveal

Tata Harrier Vs Mahindra XUV500 Dimensions

DimensionsTata HarrierMahindra XUV500
Ground Clearance205mm160mm
Boot Space810L475L

– The Mahindra XUV500 is 4585mm long, 1890 wide and 1785mm tall with a wheelbase of 2700mm. Its ground clearance stands at 160mm. The SUV offers a luggage space of 475-litres.

– The overall length, width and height of the Tata Harrier stand at 4,598mm, 1,894mm and 1,714mm respectively. The SUV sits on a wheelbase of 2,741mm and offers a ground clearance 205mm. It provides boot space 810-litres.

– Compared to the XUV500, the Harrier is 13mm longer and 4mm wider. Though, the latter is 71mm shorter than the former.

Tata Harrier Vs Mahindra XUV500 Features

– The Mahindra XUV500 comes with a host of features making it quite desirable among buyers. The entry-level W5 trim features follow-me-home headlamps, roof rails, dual exhaust, steel wheels, black and grey interior with fabric upholstery, power windows, rear wash/wipe and defogger, remote tailgate opening and manual dual AC unit.

– The chrome front grille inserts, automatic climate control and steering mounted audio controls with smart key are offered on W7 and higher variants.

– Features such as chrome trim on exterior, dual-tone (Black & Tan) leather seats with quilted stitching, leather finish on dashboards and door pads, camping lamp, power driver’s seat and puddle lamps are exclusively offered on the higher trims.

– The 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and AWD system are optional on the W11 variant only.

Tata Harrier Rear Profile

– The Tata Harrier is packed with several advanced comfort goodies. The SUV gets a floating 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto connectivity.

– Features such as large front seats with overhead storage binnacle and memory function, automatic climate control and rear air-conditioning vents are also offered on the carline.

– The Harrier misses out on LED headlamps. It gets Xenon HID projector headlamps along with features such as dual function DRLs with turn indicators, electrically adjustable outer mirrors, power steering and windows and tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel.

– The range-topping trim, additionally, gets JBL audio system, leather seat upholstery and door pad inserts and leather wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob.

Tata Harrier Vs Mahindra XUV500 Safety

– The Mahindra XUV500 gets dual airbags (driver + passenger) and ABS with EBD as standard safety fitments.

– Equipment such as electronic stability program with rollover mitigation, hill hold and hill descent control, front fog lamps and emergency call are available from W9 trim. The side and curtain airbags along with the standard dual airbags are offered only on the higher trim.

– In terms of safety, the Tata Harrier has more features to offer. The list of standard safety fitments includes dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, central locking and perimetric alarm system.

– The 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 are made available only on the range-topping XZ trim.

– Features such as reverse parking camera, cruise controls and remote central locking are also on offer.

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