Tata Motors, a prominent Indian automaker, has recently upgraded its SUVs, the Harrier and the Safari, with a focus on safety and various enhancements. While both share similarities, each has distinct features.
Design and Size:
The Tata Safari and Harrier showcase unique designs, with differences in grilles, headlamp housing, and side profiles. The Safari, being larger at 4,668mm length, 1,922mm width, and 1,795mm height, is ideal for families, while the Harrier measures 4,605mm in length, 1,922mm in width, and 1,718mm in height.
Both SUVs boast a 12.3-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry, ADAS, 360-degree camera, 6 airbags, and ventilated seats, enhancing comfort and safety.
Powered by a 2.0-litre Kryotec turbocharged diesel engine generating 170 horsepower and 350 Nm torque, both models offer a 6-speed manual or torque converter automatic transmission. The Harrier shows slightly better mileage, with 16.8kmpl for manual and 14.6kmpl for automatic, compared to Safari’s 16.3kmpl (manual) and 14.5kmpl (automatic).
Starting at ₹16.19 lakh, the Tata Safari is slightly pricier than the Harrier, which ranges from ₹15.49 lakh to ₹26.44 lakh (ex-showroom) for the top variant.
In essence, choosing between the Tata Safari and Harrier boils down to individual priorities. If a more spacious interior and cargo room are paramount, the Safari is a clear winner. However, if fuel efficiency is a key consideration, the Harrier might be the preferable choice. Both SUVs embody Tata Motors’ commitment to safety, innovation, and a well-rounded driving experience.