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 Jeep Compass to see if booking Harrier Facelift is the right choice.
Tata Harrier Facelift vs Jeep Compass – 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.
Moving to the Jeep Compass, it has the classic Jeep grille with seven block positioned between the LED headlamps that also has the dual-function LED DRLs and Indicators. Below the headlamps is the cube-shape LED fog lamps, and mesh-type blacked out grille. The bumpers are skid plates finished in carbon black both front and rear, and the front profile looks sporty and rugged. Moving to the side profile, the body has creases with thin wheel arches, side skid plate, body-coloured door handles, black finish for the non-functional roof rails, and rides on 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels. The rear profile features shark fin antenna on top of the little spoiler, unique shaped LED Tail lamps, and rear wiper with washer.
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 Jeep Compass has a 10.1-inch infotainment system positioned above the AC vents and the AC vents are aligned with chrome line to give it that one clean dashboard look. It has the dual-tone dashboard option as well. The Compass has a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a huge panoramic sunroof. It has 2-zone climate control, and two USB ports at the front and rear. Around the gear lever, it has a metal toggle switch for drive modes, buttons for 4WD lock, hill descent control, 4WD low, and electric parking brake with auto hold. The push start/stop button is on the left side of the steering wheel next to the infotainment side. Moving to the rear seats, it is split in 60:40 ratio with recline seat as well.
So, from the outside, and the inside, Tata Harrier Facelift just looks way too good, spacious, and luxurious, while the Compass interiors, and exterior is good, but I might prefer the Harrier for now.
Tata Harrier Facelift vs Jeep Compass – Dimensions
|Tata Harrier Facelift||Jeep Compass|
|Length||4605 MM||4405 MM|
|Width||1922 MM||1818 MM|
|Height||1718 MM||1640 MM|
|Wheelbase||2741 MM||2636 MM|
|Ground Clearance||205 MM||178 MM|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 L||60 L|
|Boot Space||445 L||438 L|
When it comes to Dimensions, the Harrier Facelift measures 4605 MM in length, 1922 MM in width, and 1718 MM in height. The Jeep Compass on the other hand, measures 4405 MM in length which is 200 MM shorter, 1818 MM in width that is narrower by 104 MM, and height of 1640 MM that is shorter by 78 MM. The Harrier Facelift features a wheelbase of 2741 MM, and ground clearance of 205 MM where as the Compass measures 2636 MM that is shorter by 105 MM, and ground clearance of 178 MM which is lower by 27 MM. The Harrier Facelift is offered a 50 L fuel tank and 445 L Boot Space, while the Compass features 60 L (bigger by 10 L), and Boot Space of 438 L (Smaller by 7 L).
Tata Harrier Facelift vs Jeep Compass – Powertrains
|Turbo Diesel||Tata Harrier Facelift||Jeep Compass|
|Engine||2.0 L 4 Cylinder||2.0 L 4 Cylinder|
|Power||167.67 BHP||167.67 BHP|
|Torque||350 NM||350 NM|
|Transmission||6 Speed MT / AT||6 Speed MT, 9 Speed AT|
|Fuel Efficiency||16.80 KMPL – MT|
14.60 KMPL – AT
|14.9 KMPL – AT|
17.1 KMPL – MT
When it comes to Engine Options, both the SUVs are offered with 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 Jeep Compass on the other hand is offered with the same 2.0 L 4 Cylinder Turbo Diesel engine producing 167.67 BHP and 350 NM of torque paired to 6 Speed Manual Gearbox with 15.58 KMPL fuel efficiency, and 9 Speed Automatic Gearbox with 17.1 KMPL fuel efficiency.
Tata Harrier Facelift vs Jeep Compass – Features
|Features||Tata Harrier Facelift||Jeep Compass|
|Wheel size & Tyre||18-inch, alloy wheels||18-inch alloy wheels|
|Auto Power Window||Yes||Yes|
|Rear AC vent||Yes||Yes|
|Android Auto, Apple CarPlay||Wireless||Wireless|
|Sound System||10-speaker JBL sound system||9-speaker standard sound system|
|Auto Dimming IRVM||Yes||Yes|
|Wireless Charging Pad||Yes||Yes|
|Height adjustable driver seat||Yes||Yes|
|Ventilated Seats||Driver and Passenger||Driver and Passenger|
|Electric Parking Brake with Auto Hold||Yes||Yes|
|Powered Seats||6-way Power Adjustable Driver Seat|
4-way Power Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
|8-way Power Adjustable Driver Seat,|
4 Way Power Lumbar Support
The Jeep Compass misses out on Cooled Glovebox, Co-Driver Powered Seats, Ambient Lighting, Air Purifier, and bigger infotainment system.
|Safety Features||Tata Harrier Facelift||Jeep Compass|
|Airbags||Seven Airbags||Six airbags|
|Camera||360 Surround View Camera||360 Surround View Camera|
|Parking Sensors||Front and Rear||Rear|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Hill Descent Control||Yes||Yes|
|All 4 Disc Brakes||Yes||Yes|
The Jeep Compass misses out on ADAS, Front Parking Sensors, and Seven Airbags.
Tata Harrier Facelift vs Jeep Compass – Price and Warranty
|Tata Harrier Facelift||Expected Rs. 15.70 L|
|Jeep Compass||Rs. 20.49 – Rs. 32.07 L|
The Jeep Compass starts from Rs. 20.49 Lakh for the entry-level “Sport” variant, and Rs. 32.07 Lakh for the top variant, “2.0 Model S (O) 4×4 AT.” As for the Tata Harrier Facelift, we expect it to start at Rs. 15.70 Lakh.
As for the warranty, Jeep offers 3 years/1,00,000 km warranty period for the Compass and can be extended up to 5 years/1,50,000 km. For Harrier, it has 2 years/1,00,000 km warranty period and can be extended up to 5 years/unlimited kms.
Tata Harrier Facelift vs Jeep Compass – 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 Compass is priced higher than the Harrier Facelift, it still offers proper off-roading experience with good space, comfort, and premium-ness. 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 Jeep Compass, your call. Which SUV are going to buy?