Tata Harrier Facelift vs Honda Elevate – Is Harrier worth waiting over the Elevate SUV?

Harrier Facelift against the Honda Elevate

Tata Motors is very soon going to launch the Harrier Facelift which will come with major changes, and so we thought why don’t we compare it against the Honda Elevate to see if booking Harrier Facelift is the right choice.

Tata Harrier Facelift vs Honda Elevate – Design

From the outside, the new Tata Harrier Facelift has undergone big exterior changes such as the front fascia as been changed completely with changes to the grille, bumpers, and headlamps. A full-width LED strip is above the grille that spans across the front body, an significant features of the Curvv concept. It has ADAS Radar panel at the bottom grille and the camera at the top of the windscreen from the inside. Moving to the side, it has simple look with creasing, thin wheel arches and rides on the new 18-inch alloy wheels. Moving to the rear, changes extend to the bumpers, skid plate, and wrap-around signature connected LED taillamp that from the side resemble the S shape.

From the outside, the Elevate has a front grille with small rectangular blocks pattern on it with Honda logo at the center, LED headlamps and two round fog lamps underneath, a large chrome element that connects with the headlamps, and a flat bonnet with few cuts and creases. The bumpers are finished in faux silver skid plate. The Elevate share’s the design cues with the HR-V SUV that is sold overseas. Moving to the side, it has slightly flared wheel arches for a chunky SUV, chrome door handles, non-functional roof rails, and rides on 16-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels. At the rear, it has a L-shaped LED taillamps with dual lines inside them, roof spoiler on top with shark fin antenna, and an indentation around the number plate housing.

Talking about the interiors, the Harrier Facelift undergone some changes as well like the new 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system which is sleek, thinner, and very responsive, new 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster that is configurable, and displays navigation maps while driving, in front of the cluster is the new four-spoke steering wheel with display at the center that illuminates the Tata logo, and ambient light across the dashboard, and around the voice-assisted panoramic sunroof. Below the AC vents, it features touch-sensitive panel to control the dual-zone climate control, and other things.

In front of it is the rotary dial for the terrain modes, steptronic gear shifter, and electronic parking brake with auto hold function. It features an fixed armrest but the space inside is good enough to store two cans. On the leather seats, it features huge adjustable headrests to keep you comfy, and further enhances the luxury appeal. Both the seats are electrically adjustable, and comes with ventilated seats. Moving to the rear, the seats are split in 60:40 ratio, and it’s equipped with 10 Speaker JBL sound system.

From the inside, the Elevate has a 10.25-inch free-standing infotainment system with rectangular AC vents below and at the sides, and below the automatic climate control is the wireless charging pad and two USB charging ports next to it on the right, and below that is two cupholders. The Elevate uses soft touch leather materials on the dashboard, leather for the seats, and on the doors. The Elevate has a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with 7-inch instrument cluster as well. The push start/stop button is placed on the left next to the infotainment system behind the steering wheel. Moving to the rear, the seats are split in 60:40 ratio and has 8-speaker surround sound system.

So, from the outside, and the inside, the Harrier Facelift looks way better than the Elevate, and it’s not that the Honda Elevate looks bad, or anything, it’s good-looking, but we prefer the Harrier Facelift.

Tata Harrier Facelift vs Honda Elevate – Dimensions

Tata Harrier FaceliftHonda Elevate
Length4605 MM4312 MM
Width1922 MM1790 MM
Height1718 MM1650 MM
Wheelbase2741 MM2650 MM
Ground Clearance205 MM220 MM
Fuel Tank Capacity50 L50 L
Boot Space445 L458 L

When it comes to Dimensions, the Harrier Facelift measures 4605 MM in length, 1922 MM in width, and 1718 MM in height. The Honda Elevate on the other hand, measures 4312 MM in length which is 287 MM shorter, 1790 MM in width that is narrower by 132 MM, and height of 1650 MM that is shorter by 68 MM. The Harrier Facelift features a wheelbase of 2741 MM, and ground clearance of 205 MM where as the Elevate measures 2650 MM which is shorter by 91 MM, and ground clearance of 220 MM which is higher by 15 MM. The Harrier Facelift and the Elevate are offered with 50 L Fuel Tank, but the Boot Space on Harrier is 445 L and on Elevate, it’s 458 L (Bigger by 13 L).

Tata Harrier Facelift vs Honda Elevate – Powertrains

Turbo DieselTata Harrier FaceliftHonda Elevate
Engine2.0 L 4 Cylinder
Power167.67 BHP
Torque350 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT / AT
Fuel Efficiency16.80 KMPL – MT
14.60 KMPL – AT

When it comes to Engine Options, the Harrier Facelift is offered with the turbo diesel powertrain. The Honda Elevate isn’t offered this powertrain, and it’ll likely won’t be getting this anytime soon. Anyway, the Harrier Facelift is powered by the 2.0 L 4 Cylinder Turbo Diesel engine generating 167.67 BHP and 350 NM of torque, it’s mated to 6 Speed Manual Gearbox with 16.80 KMPL fuel economy, and 6 Speed Automatic Gearbox with 14.60 KMPL fuel economy. 

PetrolTata Harrier FaceliftHonda Elevate
Engine1.5 L 4 Cylinder
Power119.34 bhp
Torque145 Nm
Transmission Options6-speed MT, 7 Speed CVT
Fuel Efficiency15.31 kmpl – MT
16.92 kmpl – CVT

The Harrier Facelift misses out on the normal Petrol powertrain, but the Honda Elevate doesn’t. It is powered by the 1.5-litre petrol engine that pumps out 119.34 bhp and 145 Nm of torque paired to 6-speed Manual Gearbox with 15.31 KMPL mileage and an Advanced 7 Speed CVT Gearbox with 16.92 KMPL mileage.

Tata Harrier Facelift vs Honda Elevate – Features

FeaturesTata Harrier FaceliftHonda Elevate
HeadlampsLED ProjectorLED
Wheel size & Tyre18-inch, alloy wheels18-inch alloy wheels
Auto Power WindowYesYes
Seat upholsteryLeatherLeather
Rear AC ventYesYes
Instrument clusterDigitalDigital
Infotainment System12.3-inch10.25-inch
Android Auto, Apple CarPlayWirelessWireless
Air PurifierYes
Ambient LightingYes
Voice ControlYesYes
Sound System10-speaker JBL sound system8-speaker surround premium sound system
Cooled GloveboxYes
Auto Dimming IRVMYes
Wireless Charging PadYesYes
Height adjustable driver seatYesYes
Ventilated SeatsDriver and Passenger
Electric Parking Brake with Auto HoldYesYes
Powered TailgateYes
Powered Seats6-way Power Adjustable Driver Seat
4-way Power Adjustable Front Passenger Seat

The Honda Elevate when it comes to features misses out on Panoramic Sunroof, Powered Seats, Powered Tailgate, ventilated seats, auto-dimming IRVM, cooled glovebox, 10 speaker sound system, ambient lighting, and air purifier.

Safety FeaturesTata Harrier FaceliftHonda Elevate
AirbagsSeven AirbagsSix Airbags
Camera360 Surround View CameraReverse Parking Camera
Parking SensorsFront and RearRear
Rain-Sensing WipersYesYes
Auto HeadlampsYesYes
Traction ControlYesYes
ADASLevel 2Level 2
ABS with EBDYesYes
Hill AssistYesYes
Hill Descent ControlYes
All 4 Disc BrakesYesFront Disc

In Safety, the Elevate misses out on rear disc brakes, front parking sensors, hill descent control, Tyre-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and 360 Surround View Camera.

Tata Harrier Facelift vs Honda Elevate – Price and Warranty

ModelPrice (ex-showroom)
Tata Harrier FaceliftExpected Rs. 15.70 L
Honda ElevateRs. 11.04 – Rs. 16.24 L

The Honda Elevate is priced from Rs. 11.04 Lakh for the base ‘SV’ variant, and Rs. 16.24 Lakh for the top ‘ZX CVT’ variant. As for the Tata Harrier Facelift, Tata Motors is expected to price the SUV from Rs. 15.70 Lakh.

As for the warranty, Tata Motors offers 3 years/1,00,000 km warranty period for Nexon Facelift and can be extended for additional 3 year/1,25,000 km and the Honda Elevate has a warranty period of 3 years/1,00,000 km that can be extended up to 10 years/unlimited km.

Tata Harrier Facelift vs Honda Elevate – Verdict

In the end, the decision to buy which SUV depends totally on you, however, if you ask us the upcoming Tata Harrier Facelift looks very promising as it’s got a new makeover, new features, good engine and performance, spacious, and feels very luxurious. Although, the Elevate is way more affordable than the Harrier Facelift, and offers good space, and comfort, good engine performance, and decent amount of features as the Harrier. So, if you ask us, we recommend to wait for the Tata Harrier as it’s going to be worth buying, or you can buy the affordable the Honda Elevate, your call. Which SUV are you going to buy?

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