The Mahindra XUV500 has been available in the Indian auto market for quite some time now and has attained a great deal of popularity with the Indian auto buyers. Recently, a wide array of SUVs have been launched in the country to compete against the XUV500 including the Tata Harrier. While the Harrier is not a seven-seater SUV, both of the vehicles are similarly priced.
The Mahindra XUV500 receives the power from both gasoline and oil burners. In the meanwhile, the Tata Harrier is powered by only a diesel motor. The Mahindra XUV500 diesel is far more popular than the petrol unit. Therefore, we would like to compare the acceleration of the diesel versions of both of the two SUVs. Firstly, let’s have a look at the video which showcases the acceleration process of the two SUVs side by side.
Mahindra XUV 500 vs Tata Harrier - Acceleration Comparison
For your information, the Mahindra XUV500 in the video is a new-gen model which keeps under its hood the more powerful 2.2-litre mHawk oil burner which can generate 155 BHP against 360 Nm. The Tata Harrier, in the meantime, is powered by a 2.0-litre KRYOTEC motor, a detuned version of the Fiat Multijet motor which also powers the Jeep Compass. The KRYOTEC motor can deliver 138 BHP against 350 Nm. Noteworthily, the power and the torque of the Mahindra XUV are higher than those of the Tata Harrier. The transmission duties on both of the vehicles are undertaken by only a 6-speed MT unit.
The video shows the instrument consoles of the two vehicles side by side. It is clear that the Harrier is faster than the XUV500 in the first phase of the acceleration. While the 0-100 kmph acceleration time of the former is only 10.768 seconds, that of the latter is 11.010 seconds. However, in the latter phases, the case is different. The XUV500 can speed up from a standstill to 120 kmph in 15.094 seconds; the Harrier can do this in 15.759 seconds. After the 120 kmph mark, the Harrier is slower than the XUV500.
The XUV500 speeds up to 140 kmph in 20.905 seconds whereas the Harrier reaches this speed in 21.404 seconds. Both of the vehicles can cross the 160 kmph mark. It takes the XUV500 and the Harrier 29.524 seconds and 31.225 seconds to do this, respectively.
The Mahindra XUV500 lost the race in the first phase but became the winner in the latter phases.
A more powerful version of the Tata Harrier is expected to be introduced to the Indian auto market in the foreseeable future. Its maximum power is likely to be 170 BHP, similar to the MG Hector and the Jeep Compass. Moreover, the Tata Buzzard, the seven-seater, the petrol and automatic version of the Tata Harrier will also be launched soon.