The Tata Harrier and the MG Hector are currently the big boys in the D-segment SUV world and are the first of a new lot of large SUVs in this part of the market. The Harrier is the first of big cars, from Tata, that were shown at the 2018 (JTP twins were the first) while the Hector is the first from the Chinese owned British manufacturer and was launched just a short while ago.
Here in this comparison, we are looking at the diesel manual powered variants which in the case of the Harrier is the only powertrain combination on offer. The Hector also gets a turbo petrol in both standard and hybrid guise.
We have looked at acceleration and braking for both vehicles and the variants on test were the XZ variant for the Harrier and the Sharp variant for the Hector. Right from the word go, the Hector moves off the lines faster with a 0-20kmph times of 1.39 seconds as compared to the Harrier’s 1.51 seconds. In the 0-60kmph sprint, the Hector is ahead with a time of 4.98 seconds compared to the Harrier’s 5.76 seconds. At the top end of our test, the 0-120kmph test, the Hector has a time of 17.11 seconds as compared to the Harrier’s time of 18.36 seconds. In terms of braking, the Hector does a better job of stopping in that it takes 25.49 meters in 2.26 seconds compared to the Harrier’s 27.13 meters in 2.41 seconds.
The MG Hector is marginally ahead of the Harrier with a city F.E of 12.99kmpl compared to 12.61kmpl respectively. It’s a similar story for the highway F.E where the Harrier offers 16.30kmpl while the Hector achieves 16.94kmpl. We have driven the MG Hector in a comparison test with the Tata Harrier and you can read about that here.