One of the most awaited product launches of this decade, the Tata Harrier has finally made it to the showrooms. With all the details about the car now out for consumption by the masses, the fuel consumption figures are out as well. The Tata Harrier is a diesel powered SUV, and can deliver 16.7 kmpl of mileage.
At the moment, the Tata Harrier is sold only with a 2.0L turbocharged diesel engine. This engine is a detuned version of the motor we also see in the Jeep Compass. However, in comparison to competition, the Harrier has a higher fuel consumption. The mileage which is rated at 16.7 kmpl of the Harrier is lower when compared to 19.6 kmpl for the Hyundai Creta and 17.1 kmpl of the Jeep Compass.
Now, the Tata Harrier is a heavy car, that is the reason for this lower mileage figure. Compared to the Creta & Compass, the Harrier is heavier than the Creta by nearly 300 kg and around 50-100 kg heavier than the Compass.
The Mahindra XUV500 which is a 7-seater SUV powered by a 2.2L diesel engine delivers 15.1 kmpl mileage.
The Tata Harrier comes matched to a 6-speed manual gearbox. There is no automatic gearbox option available for now. Also, no signs of a petrol engine to be offered anytime soon.
Tata Motors will soon launch the H7X, a 7-seater version of the Harrier.