Tata Harrier is one of the most loved mid-size SUVs in the country. Buyers fall for its rugged looks, muscular road presence and powerful diesel engine that it comes with. However, with the craze of 7-seaters rising in the country, people have started getting lured towards them due to the extra space and features that they offer. Although Tata already has its 7-seater, the Safari, available in the market, options like Mahindra XUV700 will be created in the coming time. So, with XUV700 being a 7-seater, the question arises whether you should wait for one. Today’s article on Tata Harrier vs Mahindra XUV700 will discuss whether Harrier buyers should wait for the Mahindra XUV700.
Tata Harrier is a 5-seater that faces competition from cars like MG Hector, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and a few others. The Mahindra XUV700 will be a 7-seater meaning it will face competition from cars like the Tata Safari, the MG Hector Plus and the Hyundai Alcazar. Being a 7-seater, the XUV700 will be able to provide more cabin space for the passengers, however, will have to compromise on a big boot that the Harrier offers. With that being said, the XUV700 will come with 2nd & 3rd-row amenities like charging ports and AC vents for the convenience of passengers.
The mid-size SUV comes powered by a 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine that makes 168bhp and 350Nm of torque. This unit comes mated to manual as well as automatic torque converter unit. However, it misses a petrol engine that the XUV700 will get. The 7-seater is speculated to come with a powerful 2.2-litre m-hawk diesel engine that will be capable of making somewhere around 185bhp. Also, a 2.0-litre mStallion turbo-petrol is which will be able to produce somewhere around 190bhp is expected. However, the biggest difference of all will be the availability of an All-Wheel-Drive system, which is expected to come with an available differential lock. The Harrier clearly misses on an AWD system. With that being said, a Tata Safari was recently spotted under camouflage hinting at the brand planning an AWD system for Safari. We have covered that article and you can read it by clicking the link below.
Tata Harrier vs Mahindra XUV700 safety
As of now, the Harrier comes with 6 airbags, 14 ESP modes, hill hold and hill descent control as some of the key safety features. The Mahindra XUV700 along with the necessary safety features is mostly touted to come with ADAS. ADAS provides more safety to the car and thus the passengers by assisting with features like lane-keep assist, frontal collision prevention & park assist. This will surely be a plus point for the XUV700 over the Harrier.
A panoramic sunroof, a premium sound system from JBL, an 8.8-inch floating touchscreen and connected car tech (iRA) are some of the key features of the Harrier. The Mahindra XUV700 will come loaded with features that will surely attract customers to it. A single-piece display, flush door handles, panoramic sunroof, electronic parking brake, wireless charging and ventilated seats are some of the many other features expected with the car.
Tata Harrier vs Mahindra XUV700 pricing
Tata Harrier starts at Rs 17.43 Lakh and goes all the way up to Rs 25.44 Lakh. Its 7-seater cousin, the Safari starts at Rs 18.22 Lakh and goes all the way up to Rs 26.58 Lakh (all prices are on-road Mumbai). When compared variant wise, some variants have a price gap of Rs 80,000, whereas the difference even reaches close to Rs 2 Lakh for some variants. However, the majority of the variants have a price difference of close to 1.2 Lakh. We expect Mahindra to be in line with the Safari pricing to make the competition fierce.
Should you wait for XUV700?
If you are a buyer who is looking at Harrier as a prospective car but is lured towards Safari as well, you should definitely wait for the XUV700. As mentioned above, Harrier and Safari do not have a huge price gap and the XUV700 is expected to fall in line with Safari’s pricing. So, rather than spending the extra money on Safari for only a few other features and the extra space, you should wait for the XUV700. Along with being a 7-seater, the car will come loaded with some really cool features that will be more premium than what the Safari has to offer. Moreover, the engine on the XUV700 is expected to make more power than what the Harrier and the Safari make. Also, the XUV700 will mostly come with an AWD system. So these make some extra point in favour of the Mahindra XUV700.
Join our new WhatsApp update list by clicking here. For more such content stay subscribed to the Motoroctane Youtube, Google NEWS, Facebook and Twitter. We also have a paid car consultancy service for all your doubts – Know more before one of your largest investment.