The Tata Harrier has a claimed fuel efficiency of 16.7 km/l, slightly lesser than the Jeep Compass.

Tata Harrier Test Drive
The Harrier is more fuel-efficient than the Mahindra XUV500

The Tata Harrier is finally here to give all its competitors a run for their money, all thanks to the very aggressive price tag. However, following its launch, we now have the ARAI-certified fuel efficiency figure for this newest SUV on the block.

While on the ARAI test, the Tata Harrier scored a fuel efficiency figure of 16.7 km/l. This figure isn’t as attractive as the 17.1 km/l of the 2WD Jeep Compass and 19.6 km/l of the Hyundai Creta. However, the real reason behind this could be the fact that the Harrier is bigger than the two. At 1680 kgs, it is heavier than both the Jeep and Hyundai.

The Tata Harrier is built on the Omega Arc platform that is derived from the Land Rover Discovery Sport. It rides on 16-inch wheels, though the XT and XZ trims get bigger 17-inch wheels. The top-spec trim also gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for its 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Other highlights inside the cabin are the automatic climate control, JBL audio system and leather upholstery for the seats.

The SUV is driven by a 2.0-litre, turbocharged, Kryotec diesel engine that churns out 138 BHP of power at 3750 RPM and 350 Nm of torque, which comes at 1750 RPM. A 6-speed manual gearbox does the transmission duties.

The Tata Harrier is a direct competitor to the Hyundai Creta due to its 5-seater layout, while the price for the base variant comes close to the 7-seater Mahindra XUV500. The base variant of the Tata is priced at Rs. 12.69 lakhs while the range-topper goes for Rs. 16.25 lakhs (ex-showroom).

Tata Harrier Fuel Efficiency

– Offers an ARAI-certified 16.7 km/l mileage
– Is not as fuel-efficient as the Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass
– Gets the platform from the Land Rover Discovery Sport

Tata Harrier Video Review
The added size and weight make it less efficient than the Hyundai Creta