MG Hector Vs Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass Vs Hyundai Creta Comparison

by Mohammed Burman | 08/07/2019
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The MG Hector is the newest comer to the highly competitive SUV segment in India. Our detailed MG Hector Vs Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass Vs Hyundai Creta Comparison should help you see which one is the most suitable vehicle for you.

Eventually, the long-awaited MG Hector has been launched in the Indian auto market. Advertised as the first internet car in India, the most unique selling point of the Hector is its modern cabin with a wide array of cutting-edge features. With an aggressive price, the SUV immediately poses a considerable threat to other existing SUVs in India which include the Tata Harrier, the Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Creta.

Will the MG Hector succeed in competing against other SUVs in this fiercely competitive segment and gaining the first market shares for the British auto manufacturer? We will find the answer together after going through a detailed comparison between the Hector and some of its major rivals: the Harrier, the Compass and the Creta. If you want to read more comparisons between the MG Hector and its other rivals, pay a visit to IndianAuto.

MG Hector Vs Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass Vs Hyundai Creta Comparison - Design

Exterior

The MG Hector will certainly not fail to attract anyone’s attention with a bold stance and a stunning front-end. Some of the most outstanding exterior features of the SUV include a front multi-tier lighting system, an influential chrome grille, prominent plastic cladding and Audi A5-styled taillights. All these features contribute to the luxurious and premium appearance of the vehicle.

2019 MG Hector black front angle

The MG Hector features a luxurious appearance, which is sure to catch your attention.

On the other hand, the Tata Harrier does not surrender to any of its rivals with a futuristic design. Being the first product to which Tata has applied the latest Impact 2.0 Design Language, the Harrier is sure to make people glare at it whenever and wherever the SUV appears. In the front, the vehicle features a high-positioned grille. The shiny lighting strips which are located on the bonnet resemble sharp eyebrows. Unlike the 17-inch alloy wheels which look rather small and not proportionate on the MG Hector, these units when equipped on the Harrier looks perfect. In the rear, the most noteworthy feature is the 3D LED taillights.

2019 Tata Harrier orange front angle

In the meanwhile, the Tata Harrier comes with a contemporary exterior design. 

The Jeep Compass also has a unique appearance, which makes you realize the product right away. The seven-slotted grille with piano black and chrome elements, the blackbody cladding which stretches from the front of the SUV to the rear, sharp looking rear lamps are among the most outstanding external features of the Compass.

2017 jeep compass red front angle

Coming to the last competitor, the Hyundai Creta, the SUV of the South Korean automaker also does not want to lose in the competition by offering its SUV a sporty look and a sleek outline. The exterior feature list of the Creta includes some noteworthy equipment such as follow-me-home headlights, LED position lights, bi-functional projector headlamps, front fog lamps, rear demister, etc.

2018 Hyundai Creta orange front angle

The Hyundai Creta has a sporty and polishing appearance.

Since the option of the exterior design is totally personal preference; therefore, we would not give a conclusion on which one wins in this competition. However, if we still have to make a choice, we would like to give the Tata Harrier a thumb up for its proportionate and contemporary appearance, which is not easy to become outdated in a short period of time.

Also read - MG Hector - Test Drive Review

Interior

The MG Hector is, without doubt, the most well-equipped SUV with a wide range of cutting-edge features. The SUV is packed with numerous first-in-the-segment features, which is sure to offer the occupants the most pleasant and comfortable travelling experience. The largest touchscreen infotainment system in the segment which measures up to 10.4 inches is provided by the MG Hector. The unit also supports Voice Recognition, which now helps a lot of functions now become hassle-free and effortless. Artificial Intelligence and TomTom navigation application and numerous other advanced functionalities are also offered by the SUV.

The Hector is the first and only SUV in India to be offered with eSIM connectivity which allows the car to be connected to the Internet on the drive. Moreover, the Hector is also equipped with multiple interior features like the driver armrest, 8-colour ambient lighting system, 6-way electrically adjustable driver seat, 4-way power adjustable front passenger seat and rear air conditioner vents. All of these contribute to the victory of the MG Hector over its rivals when it comes to the competition of the interior features.

2019 MG Hector interior dashboard front seats

The MG Hector is the most feature-rich SUV in this comparison.

Next in the competition is the Tata Harrier, which, in our opinion, gives in to only the MG Hector with a wide array of top-notch features right from the base variant. These features include an 8-way adjustable driver seat, 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a semi-digital instrument cluster, a JBL audio system, leather upholsteries, automatic climate control and terrain response system. The Harrier deserves to be the flagship vehicle of the domestic automaker.

2019 Tata Harrier interior

The Tata Harrier is also packed with a wide range of top-notch features right from the base variant.

The Jeep Compass is somewhat dwarfed by the above SUVs when it comes to the comparison of the interior. Specifically, it is equipped with an 8.4-inch touchscreen audio unit which supports Android Auto and Apple Carplay connectivity. The cabin looks premium, thanks to the contrasting stitching on the leather seat coverings. There is also a USB port and air conditioner vents in the rear. The seating space is sufficient but not so spacious with decent legroom but a little bit limited headroom for occupants who are over 6 feet tall.

2017 Jeep Compass interior

The Jeep Compass, despite a quite restricted headroom, still manages to offer a comfortable experience for the occupants.

On the other hand, the Hyundai Creta offers comfortable headroom, knee room as well as legroom, which helps it become an ideal choice for a big family with one child and five adult passengers. However, equipped on the Hyundai Creta is only a modest 7-inch touchscreen infotainment setup which is incorporated with satellite navigation and a rear parking camera. Some of the other outstanding interior features of the Creta include a smooth and responsive steering wheel, automatic temperature control, central armrest, etc.

2018 hyundai creta interior

With decent headroom, kneeroom and legroom, the Hyundai Creta is a perfect choice for a 6-member family.

In this competition, we are sure that the MG Hector is the winner with much more state-of-the-art features. It deserves to be called the “internet of cars”.

Also read2019 Tata Harrier Review: What Makes The Car So Appealing?

MG Hector Vs Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass Vs Hyundai Creta Comparison - Specifications

Dimensions

 Dimensions

 MG Hector

 Tata Harrier

 Jeep Compass

 Hyundai Creta

 Length (mm)

 4,655

 4,598

 4,395

 4,270

 Width (mm)

 1,835

 1,894

 1,818

 1,780

 Height (mm)

 1,760

 1,714

 1,640

 1,655

 Wheelbase (mm)

 2,750

 2,741

 2,636

 2,590

 Ground Clearance (mm)

 192

 205

 178

 190

 Boot Space (mm)

 587

 425

 438

 400

There are some noteworthy points from the table. Firstly, the MG Hector dominates all the other three SUVs in all of the dimensions, except for the width and the ground clearance which are exceeded by the Tata Harrier by 11 and 12 mm, respectively. Moreover, the Hyundai Creta, on the other hand, holds the last position in all dimensions except for the height and the ground clearance in which it dwarfs only the Jeep Compass by 25 mm and 12 mm, respectively. The other two SUVs, the Tata Harrier and the Jeep Compass mostly hold the middle positions.

Overall, the MG Hector, again, attains the victory over its three rivals in terms of the dimensions.

Engine and transmission

The Hector keeps under its hood multiple motor options, which include a 1.5-litre petrol motor, a 1.5-litre petrol hybrid engine and a 2.0-litre diesel unit. The two first motors can generate a maximum power of 143 PS and a peak torque of 250 Nm. While a 6-speed manual transmission is offered in both of the petrol and petrol hybrid versions, a 6-speed CTV unit is also coupled with the petrol (no hybrid) engine. On the other hand, the oil burner can produce a maximum power/peak torque figure of 170 PS/350 Nm and is mated to a 6-speed MT gearbox.

In the meanwhile, the Tata Harrier receives its power from only a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel motor which is able to deliver 140 PS against 350 Nm, which are far surpassed by the Hector. The transmission options include only a 6-speed MT unit. However, the automatic version of the Harrier is expected to be launched soon.

The Jeep Compass comes with various engine and transmission options. The 1.4-litre Multiair petrol motor can generate a maximum power of 162 PS and a peak torque of 250 Nm. The transmission duties on this version are undertaken by either a 6-speed MT or a 7-speed DCT unit. The 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine can produce a 172 PS against 350 Nm and is mated to a 6-speed MT unit.

Under the hood of the Hyundai Creta are three motor options: a 1.6-litre petrol, a 1.4-litre diesel and a 1.6-litre diesel unit. The first one can produce a maximum power of 123 PHP and a peak torque of 155 Nm; the second one is good for 90 BHP against 224 Nm; the last one can generate 128 BHP/265 Nm. While the first and the third motors are coupled with both a 6-speed MT and AT unit, the second engine is paired with only a 6-speed MT one.

In this comparison, surprisingly, the Jeep Compass achieved the victory with a wide range of engine and transmission options along with an impressive power/torque figures, which surpass all the other three SUVs.

Also readHyundai Creta 2018 Review India: Specs, Prices and Performance

MG Hector Vs Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass Vs Hyundai Creta Comparison - Price

Overall, the Hyundai Creta, which is also the oldest, is the cheapest vehicle in all the four SUVs. This partially explains for the popularity of the SUV in spite of its loss to the other ones in almost all aspects. The Jeep Compass is the most expensive vehicle in both of the petrol and diesel versions. The MG Hector and the Tata Harrier hold the middle positions with the price being almost equal to each other. However, the MG Hector holds a clear advantage over the Harrier since the former offers more cutting-edge features, a petrol motor option and an automatic transmission, the last two of which are absent in the latter.

 Models

 Petrol

Diesel 

 MG Hector

 INR 12.18 lakh - INR 16.78 lakh 

 INR 13.18 lakh - INR 16.88 lakh

 Tata Harrier

 NA 

 INR 13.01 lakh - INR 16.67 lakh 

 Jeep Compass

 INR 15.65 lakh - INR 21.68 lakh 

 INR 16.62 lakh - INR 27.61 lakh

 Hyundai Creta

 INR 10.00 lakh - INR 14.18 lakh 

 INR 10.00 lakh - INR 15.66 lakh  

Above is a detailed comparison among the MG Hector Vs Tata Harrier Vs Jeep Compass Vs Hyundai Creta. We hope that after reading the article, you can make a better decision regarding which SUV is the most suitable for you.

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