The Harrier is a spacious car, which is obvious from the moment you open its doors. There's ample shoulder room both front and back. There's more than adequate head room for a six-footer even at the rear. And, the leg room all round is fantastic as well.
We liked the seats too. The one's at the front are large, cushy and well-bolstered, and the one for the driver can also be adjusted for height.
The boot though, at 425 litres isn't all that big. But, without any intrusions to speak of, it's easy to load and pack it to the gills. Additionally, the rear seats get a 60:40 split. And, these fold flat as well which increases the luggage carrying flexibility and utility that the Harrier offers. The loading lip height, meanwhile, at around 750mm, isn't too high.
The rear seats are lovely too. The huge seat bottom means good thigh support. The seat back angle feels right. And the cushioning - for the back and the bottom - isn't too hard or soft. And, that meant even after two hours of being strapped to the rear seat on the early morning drive back to Jodhpur, I felt as fresh as morning dew. Coffee, helped, of course.
And if you thought Tata can't make an interior that can justify a Rs 20 lakhs price tag, well, it has come quite close with the Harrier.
There are a number of different materials and finishes which the Tata designers have opted for here. There's faux wood occupying the pride of place on the dashboard, which is then flanked by a metallic highlight at the bottom and soft grain plastic at the top. The floating multimedia and its related controls are all finished in gloss. Ditto for the aircon controls.
There's also liberal use of tan leather. It's part of the central tunnel, it's on the door handles, it's on all the armrests - central or otherwise, and of course, it's all over the seats. In short, all your touch points are wrapped in tan. And, that metallic finish from the dash; it also finds its way on the doors and the central tunnel.
And all of this comes together very well. It makes the Harrier's insides look plush, inviting, and well put together. In fact, apart from some black plastic that feels a little cheap to the touch, it is, in fact, one of the better cabins we have seen.
Feature wise, apart from a sunroof, electric powered driver seat, auto dimming mirrors, lack of a two-zone climate control system, a dedicated button to lock/unlock the doors, and maybe mood lighting, the Harrier seems to have it all. Or, at least, the rest of it.
There's voice command, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for the Bluetooth multimedia system. There's a detailed driver information system with a TFT display. There's a central cooled glovebox; cup and bottle holders for every passenger; and smart storage as part of the deep door pockets. You also get a fancy looking handbrake lever which, when applied, makes it a task to use the front cup holders!