Tata Harrier seems to be the more powerful vehicle on paper as compared to Hyundai Verna, but is it faster in real life as well?. Check out this video of a drag race between a Harrier SUV and a Verna sedan.
Yes, you read the title correctly! It is indeed “Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Verna drag race”. While these two cars are from different segments, there are people out there who are willing to compare these two in terms of performance. Tata Harrier is a comfy five-seater SUV by Tata Motors, while Hyundai Verna is a reputable executive sedan that received the “Car of the Year” award in 2018. Neither of the two cars is built for performance, although they do feature decently powerful engines.
Some might bet much on the Tata Harrier as it has the right mix going for it. The Harrier is not more powerful with a bigger engine compared to the Verna, which is a smaller sedan that churns out a lower power and torque output. However, just a big engine is not enough. Let’s see how the Verna sedan competes with the Harrier SUV in the drag race below.
Hyundai Verna vs Tata Harrier in Drag Race | Video By All In One
Both the Tata Harrier and Hyundai Verna featured in the video here have one thing in common that is they both run on a diesel engine. The race is held in two rounds in an open highway that is totally not recommended, especially from a safety standpoint. In the first round, the Hyundai Verna easily takes the lead of the game right after the race kicks off and maintains its position throughout the competition, regardless of the Harrier’s effort to rev hard and follow hard on its heels.
After making a U-turn, the second round began. This time around, once again, we don't see any difference in the result. The Verna sedan still leads the game and wins the race comfortably, not giving the Tata SUV even a chance to run ahead. Though the Tata Harrier has a bigger and more potent engine option, its heavier weight becomes a huge constraint to the victory as compared to the lighter weight of the Verna. On the other hand, the Harrier sits higher as for an SUV and creates more drag than the Hyundai car which sits lower and delivers less amount of drag during the high-speed break.
Specification-wise, the current (BS4-compliant) Tata Harrier is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel mill that generates 140PS of max power and 350Nm of torque. In a meanwhile, the Hyundai Verna employs a smaller 1.6-litre diesel burner making 128PS and 260Nm of torque. For more such interesting stories, keep following follow IndianAuto.