Tata Harrier Facelift vs MG Hector – Has Tata Finally Found the Solution to Kill the Segment with Harrier?


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 MG Hector to see if booking Harrier Facelift is the right choice.

Tata Harrier Facelift vs MG Hector – Design

Tata HarrierHarrier Rear 1

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.

MG Harrier FrontMG Hector Rear

MG seems to take lessons from the BMW in design as the front of the Hector as now even bigger grille with chrome diamond-shape inserts in them with LED DRLs joining with the grille. It retains the split headlight setup from the pre-facelift of the Hector, and as you can see at the bottom of the grille, there is the radar for the ADAS. The side has no change in look as it gets the same 18-inch alloy wheels. Moving to the rear side, MG has added a light bar that connects the taillamps with ADAS badging below the taillamps. The bumpers both at the front and the rear is finished in faux silver skid plate.

Tata Harrier Facelift InteriorMG Hector Dashboard

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.

Now, the MG Hector, it has a very clean look as it has eliminated buttons from the dashboard and everything is operated from the 14-inch vertically positioned infotainment system. It has huge AC vents in horizontal position and also has dual-tone theme dashboard option. The Hector has it’s classic looking three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with full digital instrument cluster with a huge panoramic sunroof and button for the engine start/stop is positioned on the left side near the infotainment system. The gear lever looks similar to the Creta, with metal finish buttons before the gear level for the drive modes and other thing. The seats at the rear has 60:40 split.

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

Tata Harrier Facelift vs MG Hector – Dimensions

Tata Harrier FaceliftMG Hector
Length4605 MM4699 MM
Width1922 MM1835 MM
Height1718 MM1760 MM
Wheelbase2741 MM2750 MM
Ground Clearance205 MM192 MM
Fuel Tank Capacity50 L60 L
Boot Space445 L587 L

When it comes to Dimensions, the Harrier Facelift measures 4605 MM in length, 1922 MM in width, and 1718 MM in height. The MG Hector on the other hand, measures 4699 MM in length which is 94 MM longer, 1835 MM in width that is narrower by 87 MM, and height of 1760 MM that is taller by 42 MM. The Harrier Facelift features a wheelbase of 2741 MM, and ground clearance of 205 MM where as the Hector measures 2750 MM that is longer by 9 MM, and ground clearance of 192 MM which is lower by 13 MM. The Harrier Facelift is offered a 50 L fuel tank and 445 L Boot Space, while the Hector features 60 L (bigger by 10 L), and Boot Space of 587 L (Bigger by 142 L).

Tata Harrier Facelift vs MG Hector – Powertrains

Turbo DieselTata Harrier FaceliftMG Hector
Engine2.0 L 4 Cylinder2.0 L 4 Cylinder
Power167.67 BHP167.67 BHP
Torque350 NM350 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT / AT6 Speed MT
Fuel Efficiency16.80 KMPL – MT
14.60 KMPL – AT
15.58 KMPL

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 MG Hector 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.

Turbo PetrolTata Harrier FaceliftMG Hector
Engine1.5 L 4 Cylinder
Power141 BHP
Torque250 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT / CVT
Fuel Efficiency12.34 KMPL

Other than the Turbo Diesel Engine, the Hector is also offered with the Turbo Petrol powertrain. The Harrier Facelift was also said to be getting a turbo petrol engine, but at the moment there is no official word. The Hector is paired with the 1.5 L 4 Cylinder Turbo Petrol engine producing 141 BHP and 250 NM of torque mated to 6 Speed Manual and CVT Gearbox with 12.34 KMPL mileage.

Tata Harrier Facelift vs MG Hector – Features

FeaturesTata Harrier FaceliftMG Hector
HeadlampsLED ProjectorLED Projector
Wheel size & Tyre18-inch, alloy wheels18-inch alloy wheels
Auto Power WindowYesYes
Seat upholsteryLeatherLeather
Rear AC ventYesYes
Instrument clusterDigitalDigital
Infotainment System12.3-inch14-inch
Android Auto, Apple CarPlayWirelessWireless
Air PurifierYes
Ambient LightingYesYes
Voice ControlYesYes
Sound System10-speaker JBL sound system8-speaker Infinity 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 TailgateYesYes
Powered Seats6-way Power Adjustable Driver Seat
4-way Power Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
6-way Power Adjustable Driver Seat

In Features, the Hector misses out on Co-Passenger Powered Front Seat, 10 Speaker Sound System, Air Purifier, and 2-zone climate control. While the Harrier misses out on bigger infotainment system.

Safety FeaturesTata Harrier FaceliftMG Hector
AirbagsSeven AirbagsSix airbags
Camera360 Surround View Camera360 Surround View Camera
Parking SensorsFront and RearFront and Rear
Rain-Sensing WipersYesYes
Auto HeadlampsYesYes
Traction ControlYesYes
ADASLevel 2Level 2
ABS with EBDYesYes
Hill AssistYesYes
Hill Descent ControlYes
All 4 Disc BrakesYesYes

In Safety Features, the Hector misses out on Hill Descent Control and Seven Airbags.

Tata Harrier Facelift vs MG Hector – Price and Warranty

ModelPrice (ex-showroom)
Tata Harrier FaceliftExpected Rs. 15.70 L
MG HectorRs. 14.73 – Rs. 21.73 L

The MG Hector is priced from Rs. 14.73 Lakh for the ‘1.5 Turbo Style’ Petrol variant and goes up to Rs. 21.73 Lakh for the top ‘2.0 Sharp Pro’ Diesel variant. As for the Tata Harrier Facelift, we expect it to start at Rs. 15.70 Lakh.

As for the warranty, the Hector has warranty period of 5 years/Unlimited and can be extended for 2 more years/50,000 km for petrol variants and 2 years/75,000 km for the diesel variants and Tata offers 3 years/1,00,000 km warranty period for the Harrier that can be extended up to 5 years/unlimited kms.

Tata Harrier Facelift vs MG Hector – 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 MG Hector is affordable and offers two turbo engines, bigger in dimensions than Harrier Facelift, decent peformance, and almost the same 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 MG Hector, your call. Which SUV are going to buy?

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