Tata Harrier Vs Hyundai Creta - Which Compact SUV Is Quicker?

by Mohammed Burman | 01/04/2019
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Being one of the quickest models from the home-grown automaker, can Tata Harrier outdo the popular Hyundai Creta SUV in terms of speed. Read on for all the details on this aspect of the Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta comparison

The Tata Harrier was introduced to the Indian auto market in January 2019 and has soon become one popular SUV with the Indian car buyers, thanks to its bold stance, wide range of features right from the base variant and competitive price. The waiting period for the Harrier SUV is very long, up to six months on some variants.

Also readTata Harrier Launched At Rs 12.69 Lakh

The Harrier is among the fastest vehicles of the domestic auto manufacturer, but is it faster than the Hyundai Creta? This article is going to provide you with the answer to this question. Because the Tata Harrier is only available with a diesel motor, we would like to compare the Tata Harrier with the Hyundai Creta 1.6L diesel only for the fairest comparison.

Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta

This article is going to help you decide the quicker vehicle between the Tata Harrier and the Hyundai Creta

When comparing the 0-100 kmph acceleration time, the Hyundai Creta appeared to be quicker than the Tata Harrier. While the Tata Harrier could accelerate from a standstill to 100 kmph in 12.11 seconds, the time to reach the same speed of the Hyundai Creta was 10.83 seconds. Nevertheless, in terms of rolling acceleration, the Tata Harrier outdid the Hyundai Creta. The Harrier took 7.2 seconds to speed up from 20 kmph to 80 kmph, the time for the Hyundai Creta to do so was 7.93 seconds. The 40-100 kmph acceleration time of the Tata Harrier and the Hyundai Creta was 11.8 seconds and 13.58 seconds, respectively.

2019 Tata Harrier orange angular right

The Tata Harrier was the winner in the rolling acceleration comparison

Under the hood of the Tata Harrier is a Fiat-sourced 2.0L MJD motor which has been renamed as KRYOTEC. The motor can deliver a maximum power/torque output of 140 PS/350 Nm. The Harrier is only available with one 6-speed MT gearbox. The Hyundai Creta’s motor options include a 1.6L diesel motor which is good for 128 PS against 260 Nm. The power is sent to the front wheels througgh a 6-speed MT gearbox and a 6-speed AT unit.

While the Tata Harrier weighs 1,675 kg, the Hyundai Creta weighs 1,398 kg. The much smaller weight of the Hyundai Creta partially explains for its better performance in comparison with its rival in terms of the initial acceleration. Nonetheless, in rolling acceleration challenges, the outcome was the opposite with the Harrier being the winner, thanks to the strong mid-end of Tata motor.

Hyundai Creta orange angular left

The smaller weight of the Hyundai Creta gives the vehicle a clear advantage over its rival

The difference in the weight of the two vehicles also has an effect on the braking distance of the two vehicles. To stop from 80 kmph, the Harrier took 28.49 m while the Creta did so after travelling for 26.75 m. When travelling at 100 kmph, the Harrier needed to take 45.70 m to stop as compared to the 43.43 m distance of the Creta. The higher weight means the momentum is bigger, which is the reason for the longer braking distance of the Tata Harrier. Notably, both of the two SUVs are equipped with front disc brakes and rear drum brakes.

The Tata Harrier is aggressively priced at INR 12.69 lakh whereas the Hyundai Creta 1.6 diesel has a price of INR 13.59 lakh. Deserving the higher price, the Hyundai Creta has much more to offer than its rival. The former offers a sunroof, an AT gearbox and wireless phone charging, all of which are absent in the Harrier. The home-grown automaker has been reported to be developing these features and is expected to introduce them by the end of 2019.  

Also readHyundai Creta Feature List To Be Expanded

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