On the inside, the Harrier gets tan brown seats, a nice wooden finish on the dashboard and a floating screen, all tastefully done to give a warm feel. Quality of materials is more of a mixed bag. While the perforated seats and knurled finish chrome are impressive, some plastics with the piano black finish, stalks, panels and the scratchy bits could have been better. Yet, the ergonomic layout and large seats make the cabin a comfortable place to be in. The music system's buttons add to the ease and the top grey upholstery helps add a sense of space.
And though the cushy driver's seat gets only manual adjustment, it benefits from lumbar support. Even the second row is good with rear AC vents in the B-pillar, a phone stowage spot in the centre, a good under-thigh support and great foot-well space with the occupants getting a nice view of the surroundings too.
On the other hand, the Hector’s interior with an all-black theme isn't as unique as the Harrier's. Yet, it's still quite opulent with leather seats and a minimalistic layout. The huge screen inspired by Volvo eliminates most buttons. However, we still wish the power button worked like a knob for volume as it takes some time to get used to the touch screen. Furthermore, things are within one's arm's reach, with enough storage and stowage options. Yet, there are too many buttons on the steering wheel like the Harrier. One does sit slightly higher in the Hector and visibility over the hood and through the windows is good. Though mirrors are a little small, they do not hinder your line of vision like in the Harrier.
The Hector's second row feels more spacious with better legroom even though it lacks some under-thigh support. There's a flat footboard unlike the small hump in the Harrier. This one too gets a 60:40 split seat, but is flatter making three occupants feel more comfortable. There's a nice adjustable recline and adjustable headrests for all three passengers. Furthermore, bigger air vents, the roof with a lighter colour and a huge panoramic sunroof make this place feel more airy. Lastly, the Hector still impresses with a cavernous 587 litre boot as against the Harrier's 425 litre one.