Tata Harrier Facelift vs Hyundai Creta – Is Creta Worth Buying Over Harrier Facelift?

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 Hyundai Creta to see if booking Harrier Facelift is the right choice.

Tata Harrier Facelift vs Hyundai Creta – 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.

As you can see at the front of the Creta, it has square-shaped grille with top edges curved and is finished in chrome with four horizontal line across the grille. Split LED DRLS with tri-square shaped LED lights with fog lamps and indicators below them and the bumpers are finished in faux silver skid plate. Moving to the side, it’s simple looking with few cuts on body, roof rails on top and 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. At the rear, the LED taillamps looks similar to the split headlamps at the front, and roof spoiler with shark fin antenna on top.

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.

As for the Hyundai Creta, it has a 10.25-inch infotainment system placed below the AC vent and at the sides it has vertically positioned AC vents. The Creta does not have the dual-tone theme dashboard option unfortunately. It has multi-function four-spoke steering wheel with digital instrument cluster, the pedals finished in silver color, and a huge panoramic sunroof. Around the gear lever which is designed like the one in Planes or similar to the one’s in Audi, it has rotary dials for drive modes, button for electric parking brake with auto hold function, and for the ventilated seat . It has two USB-A ports at the front, and two at the rear. The rear seats has 60:40 split which can be reclined as well, and comes equipped with 8-speaker Bose Premium Sound System.

So, from the outside, and the inside, Tata Harrier Facelift just looks way too good, spacious, and luxurious, while the Creta interiors, and exterior is good, but I might prefer the Harrier for now.

Tata Harrier Facelift vs Hyundai Creta – Dimensions

Tata Harrier FaceliftHyundai Creta
Length4605 MM4300 MM
Width1922 MM1790 MM
Height1718 MM1635 MM
Wheelbase2741 MM2610 MM
Ground Clearance205 MM190 MM
Fuel Tank Capacity50 L50 L
Boot Space445 L433 L

When it comes to Dimensions, the Harrier Facelift measures 4605 MM in length, 1922 MM in width, and 1718 MM in height. The Hyundai Creta on the other hand, measures 4300 MM in length which is 305 MM shorter, 1790 MM in width that is narrower by 132 MM, and height of 1635 MM that is shorter by 83 MM. The Harrier Facelift features a wheelbase of 2741 MM, and ground clearance of 205 MM where as the Creta measures 2610 MM which is shorter by 131 MM, and ground clearance of 190 MM which is lower by 15 MM. The Harrier Facelift and the Creta are offered with 50 L Fuel Tank, but the Boot Space on Harrier is 445 L and on Creta, it’s 433 L (Smaller by 12 L).

Tata Harrier Facelift vs Hyundai Creta – Powertrains

Turbo DieselTata Harrier FaceliftHyundai Creta
Engine2.0 L 4 Cylinder1.5 L 4 Cylinder
Power167.67 BHP113 BHP
Torque350 NM250 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT / AT6 Speed MT / AT
Fuel Efficiency16.80 KMPL – MT
14.60 KMPL – AT
21 KMPL – MT
19 KMPL – AT

When it comes to Engine Options, both the Harrier Facelift and the Creta are offered with the Turbo Diesel Powertrain.  Let’s begin with the Tata Harrier Facelift first. 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. The Hyundai Creta on the other hand is offered with the 1.5 L 4 Cylinder Turbo Diesel engine producing 113 BHP and 250 NM of torque paired to 6 Speed Manual Gearbox with 21 KMPL fuel efficiency, and 6 Speed Automatic Gearbox with 19 KMPL fuel efficiency.

PetrolTata Harrier FaceliftHyundai Creta
Engine1.5 L 4 Cylinder
Power113 BHP
Torque144 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT, 7 Speed IVT
Fuel Efficiency16.8 KMPL – MT
16.9 KMPL – IVT

Moving on, the Hyundai Creta is offered with the normal Petrol engine, something Tata Harrier is missing. The Creta is powered by the 1.5 L 4 Cylinder naturally-aspirated Petrol engine producing 113 BHP and 144 NM of torque mated to 6 Speed Manual Gearbox with 16.5 KMPL mileage, and 7 Speed IVT Gearbox with 16.8 KMPL mileage.

Tata Harrier Facelift vs Hyundai Creta – Features

FeaturesTata Harrier FaceliftHyundai Creta
HeadlampsLED ProjectorLED
Wheel size & Tyre18-inch, alloy wheels17-inch alloy wheels
Auto Power WindowYesYes
Seat upholsteryLeatherLeather
Rear AC ventYesYes
Instrument clusterDigitalDigital
Infotainment System12.3-inch10.25-inch
Android Auto, Apple CarPlayWirelessWireless
Air PurifierYesYes
Ambient LightingYesYes
Voice ControlYesYes
Sound System10-speaker JBL sound system8-speaker Bose sound system
Cooled GloveboxYesYes
Auto Dimming IRVMYesYes
Wireless Charging PadYesYes
Height adjustable driver seatYesYes
Ventilated SeatsDriver and PassengerDriver and Passenger
Electric Parking Brake with Auto HoldYesYes
Powered TailgateYes
Powered Seats6-way Power Adjustable Driver Seat
4-way Power Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
8-way Power Adjustable Driver Seat

In Features, the Creta misses out on 10-Speaker Sound System, Co-Driver Passenger Powered Seats, Power Tailgate, bigger infotainment system, and bigger alloy wheels.

Safety FeaturesTata Harrier FaceliftHyundai Creta
AirbagsSeven AirbagsSix Airbags
Camera360 Surround View CameraReverse Parking Camera
Parking SensorsFront and RearRear
Rain-Sensing WipersYesYes
Auto HeadlampsYesYes
Cruise ControlAdaptiveYes
Traction ControlYesYes
ADASLevel 2
ABS with EBDYesYes
Hill AssistYesYes
Hill Descent ControlYes
All 4 Disc BrakesYesYes

In Safety Features, it misses out on Hill Descent Control, ADAS, Front Parking Sensors, and 360 Surround View Camera.

Tata Safari Facelift vs Hyundai Creta – Price and Warranty

ModelPrice (ex-showroom)
Tata Harrier FaceliftExpected Rs. 15.70 L
Hyundai CretaRs. 10.87 – Rs. 19.20 L

Hyundai Creta currently is priced at Rs. 10.87 lakh for the base petrol ‘E’ variant and goes up to Rs. 19.20 lakh for the top ‘SX (O) Knight Edition DT Diesel Automatic’ variant where as the Harrier Facelift is expected to be priced from Rs. 15.70 Lakh.

As for the warranty, Tata Motors offers 3 years/1,00,000 km warranty period for Harrier and can be extended for additional 3 year/1,25,000 km and Hyundai offers 3 years/Unlimited km for the Creta and can be extended up to 7 years/1,00,000 km.

Tata Safari Facelift vs Hyundai Creta – 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 Creta is way more affordable than the Harrier Facelift, and offers good space, and comfort, good performance, and almost the same features as 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 Hyundai Creta, your call. Which SUV are you going to buy?

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