The Tata Harrier has sparked the interest of many, owing to its design and the promotion from the carmaker’s side. The Harrier is unique and is an important product for Tata Motors as it competes against a host of SUVs from a wide price range. Sitting on top of this list is the Jeep Compass.
We take a look at the Harrier and the Compass in terms of design, features, and specifications to give you a better idea of what you can expect from the Tata Harrier and how it competes with an iconic brand.
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Pricing - Harrier vs Compass
The Tata Harrier’s prices are not officially out, but a tweet from the carmaker’s official handle revealed that the SUV will be priced between ₹16-21 lakhs. This puts the Harrier in the range of the Jeep Compass’ pricing of ₹15.16 lakh to ₹21.37 lakh.
Tata Harrier Design vs Jeep Compass
The Tata Harrier sports a unique style, with the headlights placed below a strip of DRLs. This design is a first-of in India although other carmakers have such headlight positioning in global markets. The Harrier reminds you of a Land Rover Discover when looked at from the side and is based on the same platform as the Discovery Sport. The high shoulder lines give the Harrier a muscular stance.
The Jeep Compass is well proportioned and is a smaller version of the Cherokee. The Compass draws design inspiration from a lot of elements, including the Iron Man suit. The Compass features a squarish design, with sleek headlights and a traditional seven-slat grille. The Compass sports an unmistakable sporty Jeep design.
|Dimensions||Tata Harrier||Jeep Compass|
|Length||4598 mm||4395 mm|
|Width||1894 mm||1818 mm|
|Height||1706 mm||1640 mm|
|Wheelbase||2741 mm||2636 mm|
|Weight||1675 kg||1637 kg (D) | 1457 kg (P)|
|Ground Clearance||205 mm||178 mm|
Interior and features of the Harrier and Compass
The Tata Harrier seats five and occupants are treated to a host of features that include a dual touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, Android Auto, voice command, JBL speakers with an amplifier and subwoofer, 8-way adjustable seats, steering-mounted controls, dual-tone dash, and much more.
The Jeep Compass also seats five and occupants are treated to a plush interior with an 8.4-inch infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, navigation, 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, a panoramic sunroof, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with controls, and more. Both vehicles are equally equipped, apart from the Harrier missing a sunroof.
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Engine specification - Harrier against the Compass
The Tata Harrier will be available with a single engine configuration at the time of launch — a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine that will produce 140 bhp and 350 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a standard 6-speed manual gearbox. The Harrier will have three drive modes (City, Eco, Sport) along with a terrain response system to draw maximum capability.
|Tata Harrier||2.0-litre diesel|
The Jeep Compass comes with the same diesel engine (same unit) as the Harrier — a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo diesel unit. The output on the Compass, however, is more and the Jeep generates 170 bhp and 350 Nm of torque. Jeep also offers an optional petrol engine, a 1.4-litre unit that makes 160 bhp and 250 Nm of torque.
The Jeep Compass gets a choice of either a manual or an automatic gearbox, while the American carmaker also has a 4X4 version of the Compass on sale in India.
|Jeep Compass||2.0-litre diesel||1.4-litre petrol|
|Power||170 bhp||160 bhp|
|Torque||350 Nm||250 Nm|
|Gearbox||6-speed manual||Manual | DCT|
|Mileage||17.1 km/l||16.3 km/l|
Safety features on the Harrier and Compass
The Harrier comes with standard dual airbags, ABS, and EBD. The top-spec version gets added features such as 6 airbags, Corner Stability Control, hill hold and descent features, rollover mitigation, and ISOFIX child seat anchors amongst others.
The Compass comes with 6 airbags, cornering fog lamps, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), reverse parking camera, Panic Brake Assist, Hydraulic Boost Failure Compensation, Electronic Roll Mitigation, and more.
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