New Hyundai Creta is currently the best selling compact SUV in India, but how it does it compare to the Tata Harrier in acceleration? Read on to find out.
After getting showcased at the 2020 Indian AutoExpo, the new generation Hyundai Creta was launched in the Indian market a couple of months later. Its combination of new-age design, plush ride quality, and feature-loaded variants have made it the go-to choice compact SUV for most. Almost exactly a year before that Tata launched their flagship SUV the Harrier. It is a bit bigger and more expensive than the Creta, but both have enough variants in a similar price range that they could be considered rivals. And as all rivalries are resolved in the motoring world, IndianAuto pitted the Tata Harrier Diesel manual vs the Hyundai Creta Diesel manual for an acceleration test.
Watching the video above, both will be doing the 0-100 kmph acceleration run three times each to get the best possible figures. The first attempt sees the Tata Harrier reach 100 kmph in 10.93 seconds, the Hyundai Creta needing 12.32 seconds to reach the same speed. On the second run, the Harrier crosses 100 kmph in 10.52 seconds while the Creta reaches it in 12.66 seconds. Both SUVs post their best times in the third and final run, the Harrier sprinting to 100 kmph in 10.12 seconds and the Creta doing it in 12.12 seconds.
As you can see by the results, the Tata Harrier is on average 2 seconds faster than the Hyundai Creta over all three runs. The only instance the Creta got anywhere close to the Harrier was on the first run when it was 1.39 seconds slower to 100 kmph. Even though the Hyundai is over 300 kilos lighter than the Tata at 1,367 kg, it is not enough as the Harrier’s considerably better power and torque figures see it winning every time. If you look at the runs closely, you’ll see that the Harrier is also a bit better off the line compared to the Creta, which doesn’t help matters for the latter.
The Tata Harrier we have for the test is powered by a 2-litre turbo-diesel unit which churns out peak power and torque figures of 170 PS/350 Nm and is paired to a 6-speed manual. The Hyundai Creta unit is a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel which makes 115 PS/250 Nm of max power and torque figures and is mated to a 6-speed manual as well.
Prices for the Tata Harrier range between Rs 13.84 – Rs 20.30 lakh while the Hyundai Creta is priced between Rs 9.81 lakh – Rs 17.31 lakh. Do note all prices are ex-showroom only.