Updated On: 21 May 2021 Shakti Nath Jha
Updated on May 21, 2021 - In this article, we have shared with you a detailed comparison of the 2020 Hyundai Creta vs Tata Harrier BS6. Also, in case you wanna know the Pros and Cons of the new Hyundai Creta and the Tata Harrier, click HERE and HERE respectively.
Original Article - July 15, 2020; SUVs are becoming very popular in the Indian market. We Indians now generally prefer SUVs over the sedans or the hatchbacks or the MPVs and we have strong reasons to support our choice. That's because the SUVs are more macho, they have a high seating position giving you a commanding view of what's around you. Also, the SUVs are powerful, are robust, have a great road-presence, get plenty of features and are now affordable too. Yes, the SUVs are now very affordable because we don't have just full-size SUVs but we do have compact and mid-size ones too. Today, we have for you a detailed comparison of the new 2020 Hyundai Creta vs Tata Harrier BS6.
We all know when we talk about mid-size SUVs, the first name which strikes in our mind is the Hyundai Creta. The Hyundai Creta is a very popular SUV in the country. It was first launched in the year 2015 and just a few months ago, the second-generation Creta was launched in India. Talking about the Tata Harrier, it is a very popular mid-size SUV from the house of Bombay-based home-grown Indian manufacturer, Tata Motors. The Harrier was first launched in the year 2019 and it got a comprehensive update in 2020. Both the SUVs are mid-size ones but the Harrier actually sits half a segment above the Creta. Also, the Harrier is more expensive than the Creta but we are comparing these two SUVs as we get a lot of queries regarding the same.
|Dimensions||Creta 2020||Harrier 2020|
|Length||4300 mm||4598 mm|
|Width||1790 mm||1894 mm|
|Height||1635 mm||1706 mm|
|Wheelbase||2610 mm||2741 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50-litres||50-litres|
|Tyre Size (top model)||215/60 R17||235/65 R17|
So, as you can see in the table above, the Harrier 2020 is dimensionally bigger than the second-generation Creta in almost every department. Tata Harrier is longer, wider, taller and has a longer wheelbase compared to the Creta. It also rides on bigger profile tyres which measure 235/65 R17 as compared to Creta's 215/60 R17 ones. Not just on paper, but you can literally see in person that the Harrier has sheer dimensions and has a great road presence. However, the new Creta offers a slightly bigger boot space compared to the new Harrier.
|Model||Creta 2020||Harrier 2020|
|Diesel Engine||1.5-litre turbocharged diesel||2.0-litre turbocharged diesel|
|Maximum Power||115 PS at 4000 RPM||170 PS at 3750 RPM|
|Maximum Torque||250 Nm at 1500-2750 RPM||350 Nm at 1750-2500 RPM|
|Manual Gearbox||6-speed Manual||6-speed Manual|
|Automatic Gearbox||6-speed torque converter||6-speed torque converter|
|Mileage MT||21.4 kmpl (ARAI-claimed)||16.35 kmpl (ARAI-claimed)|
|Mileage AT||18.5 kmpl (ARAI-claimed)||14.63 kmpl (ARAI-claimed)|
The 2020 Hyundai Creta is available with not just one or two but three different BS6-compliant engine options. It gets a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine that develops 115 PS of power and 144 Nm of torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and an IVT. It gets a powerful 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol motor too that pumps out 140 PS of power and 242 Nm of torque. It comes mated only to a 7-speed DCT. Lastly, it gets a 1.5-litre diesel engine that churns out 115 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
The Tata Harrier, on the other hand, gets a single engine option. It is powered by a BS6-compliant 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that churns out 170 PS of maximum power and a whopping 350 Nm of torque. It comes mated to both a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Both the SUVs, be it the Harrier or the Creta, get drive modes and traction control modes. The Creta gets three driving modes: Eco, Comfort and Sport and three traction control modes: Snow, Sand and Mud. The Harrier also gets three different drive modes: City, Eco and Sport and three terrain response modes: Normal, Wet and Rough.
Now, let's talk about a bit about the driving performance of these mid-size SUVs. Before we begin, let me tell you that for now, we are considering just diesel engines of these vehicles. So, the Harrier gets a very powerful diesel engine. This engine drives really well and although Harrier's hydraulic steering wheel feels heavy at lower speeds, it is a delight to drive. The Creta, on the other hand, gets electric power steering, which is lighter compared to the Harrier but it is a boon to drive in the city. Also, the Harrier gets slightly stiff suspension system compared to the Creta, so it remains very planted at high-speeds on the highway. The suspension of the Creta is slightly softly sprung but it offers great levels of comfort.
Both the Creta as well as the Harrier are loaded with features up to the brim. The Creta gets a 10.25 touchscreen while the Harrier gets an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Both the SUVs are compatible with Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto. However, the Hyundai gets a ton of other features too. It gets BlueLink connected car technology with as many as 55 connected car features. It also gets a wireless charger, paddle-shifters, ventilated seats and more. Both the SUVs also get a large panoramic sunroof which brings in a lot of airy feel inside the cabin. Talking about the interior space, so as the Harrier is dimensionally bigger than the Creta, it gets a lot of space inside the cabin. It offers better seating comfort, more legroom, more headroom, etc. You don't get squeezed inside the Creta but when we compare it with the Harrier, the Harrier definitely offers better space.
Lastly, talking about the price. So, the new 2020 Hyundai Creta is available in multiple variants with prices ranging between Rs. 9.99 lakhs - Rs. 17.20 lakhs. The 2020 Tata Harrier, on the other hand, is priced between Rs. 13.69 lakhs - Rs. 20.25 lakhs. All prices stick to Ex-showroom Delhi. As we already mentioned at the beginning of the article that this is not a fair comparison as the Harrier is half a segment above the Creta. The Harrier is way more expensive than the Creta but you get what you pay for.
Finally, talking about the verdict, so if you want a very spacious SUV with the robust build quality, great driving and riding comfort, a plethora of features and want an SUV that offers sheer road-presence, then you should choose the Harrier. But, if you want a striking-looking SUV which is compact in dimensions but gets a ton of features, good driving experience and much more at an affordable price, then you should choose the 2020 Hyundai Creta. Also, the Creta offers multiple powertrain options while the Harrier gets a single diesel engine. Both the SUVs are really good and you can't go wrong with any of these. So, choose any of these SUV and we wish you Happy Motoring Ahead!
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