Tata Harrier Vs Kia Seltos

Harrier vs seltos
Kia launched the Kia Seltos as its first vehicle in India. The crossover SUV was unveiled in New Delhi in 2019, as soon as the launch the sales went booming and received 50,000+ rebooking’s. Later the Seltos became the best selling SUV in the country due to its competitive price and features on offer.     
The Tata Harrier is the mid size SUV and is the most expensive car from the brand. The Tata Harrier is placed above the Tata Nexon and below Hexa. The Harrier is bigger, has a more powerful engine then the Seltos and is based on Jaguar Land rover derived platform.

Price

Harrier and seltos price
The reason for putting up price in the first place is that we are comparing cross segment vehicles. The Tata Harrier being a midsize SUV is priced a bit higher than the Seltos. 
The Harrier prices  range from 13.84 Lakh to 20.03 Lakh ex-showroom whereas the seltos range from 9.89 Lakh to 17.34 Lakh ex-showroom. Here we will be comparing the top variant of the both to know what is the best that they have to offer.

Tata Harrier Rating

Kia Seltos Rating

Engine and Transmission

Harrier and seltos engine
The Kia seltos has two engines on offer, a 1.5-liter engine that makes 113 bhp with both petrol and diesel variants and also a 1.4-liter turbo patrol making 138 bhp for more fun. The engine is paired with a number of transmission options, it has a 6 speed manual and in case of automatic the diesel has a 6-speed torque converter gearbox and the petrol can be had with a CVT or DCT gearbox.
The Harrier is offered with a 2.0-liter diesel only option that develops 167bhp and 350Nm torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed torque converter gearbox.
 Tata Harrier XMA ATKia Seltos HTX Plus AT D
Engine TypeKryotec 2.0L Turbocharged Diesel 1.5L CRDi VGT
Displacement(cc)1,9561493
Max Power(bhp)167bhp113bhp
Max Torque(Nm)350Nm250Nm
0-100kmph12.11sec12.23

Fuel efficiency

CarEngine typeTransmissionMileage(kmpl)
Kia SeltosPetrolManual16.8
Kia SeltosPetrolAutomatic16.8
Kia SeltosTurbo PetrolManual16.1
Kia SeltosTurbo PetrolAutomatic16.8
Kia SeltosDiesel Manual20.8
Kia SeltosDiesel Automatic17.8
Tata HarrierDiesel Manual17
Tata HarrierDiesel Manual17

Exterior

Harrier Vs seltos exterior
Kia Seltos Exterior
The Seltos has an upright and sporty look and is built on the same platform as the new Creta. It has a great road presence, the front has a mid sized grille and a LED daytime running light that runs across the front. The Seltos gets 16-inch alloy wheels whereas the GT line crystal cut 17-inch alloy wheels.  
Tata Harrier Exterior
Tata Harrier has a great road presence and a beasty front look. It gets projector headlamps and LED DRLs that also act as indicators. The updated version of the Harrier has less of a blind spot along with an aerodynamically designed outside rear view mirror. It is offered with 17-inch alloy wheels as standard across all variants. 

Harrier Vs Seltos Dimensions comparison

MeasurementsTata Harrier XMA ATKia Seltos HTX Plus AT D
Length4598mm4315mm
Width1894mm1800mm
Height1706mm1620mm
Wheelbase2741mm2610mm

Steering, Suspension and brakes

Harrier Steering wheels
The Harrier and the Seltos have  very different steering, suspension and also brakes. The Harrier has an independent suspension system that is more suitable for Indian roads. The Seltos has a stiffer suspension that might trouble you in bumpy roads. The steering setup on the other hand is on the heavier side in the Harrier that plants it firm on highways and with a Seltos you would rather stick to the cities. Seltos has disc brakes for all four wheels whereas the Harrier has drum brakes at the rear.
 Tata Harrier XMA ATKia Seltos HTX Plus AT D
Front Suspension Independent Lower Wishbone McPherson strut and coil spring with Anti roll barMcPherson Strut and coil spring
Rear SuspensionSemi Independent Twist blade with Panhard rod and coil springCoupled Torsion Beam Axle and coil spring
Steering TypeHydraulicElectric
Front Brake TypeDiscDisc
Rear Brake TypeDrumDisc
Braking Distance(80-0kmph)28.49m25.51m
Tyre Size235/70 R16215/60 R17

Interior

Harrier and Seltos interior
When you buy an SUV you are really looking for that interior space without any sacrifice. The Harrier is certainly bigger than the Seltos but the space in the Seltos is also not bad, it’s an SUV too. The Harrier has wider seats at the back and more legroom to offer than the Seltos. When it comes to the interior quality on offer the Seltos gets ahead of the Harrier. It is more premium and gets sunroof in most of the variants whereas the Harrier reserves it for the top variant.
 Tata Harrier XZA Plus Dark Edition ATKia Seltos GTX Plus AT D
Tachometer✔️✔️
Multi Information Display✔️✔️
Leather Seats✔️✔️
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel✔️✔️
Height Adjustable Driver Seat✔️✔️
Ventilated Seats✔️
Infotainment System10.25-inch touch screen Infotainment8.8-inch touch screen Infotainment
Speaker System68
Cooled Glove Box✔️

Interior space

Front Legroom930-1110mm915-1070mm
Front Headroom940-1040mm870-970mm
Front Shoulder Width1350mm1340mm
Rear Legroom720-910mm615-830mm
Rear Headroom940mm945mm
Rear Shoulder Width1400mm1320mm

Comfort and convenience

Harrier and  Seltos comfort and convenience
FeaturesTata Harrier XZA Plus Dark Edition ATKia Seltos GTX Plus AT D
Power Steering✔️✔️
Power Windows Front✔️✔️
Power Windows Rear✔️✔️
Power Boot✔️
Automatic Climate Control✔️ ✔️
Air Quality Control✔️
Remote Trunk Opener✔️✔️
Remote Fuel Lid Opener✔️
Remote Engine Start/Stop✔️
Adjustable Headrest✔️✔️
Rear Seat Centre ArmRest✔️✔️
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts✔️✔️
Cup Holders Front✔️✔️
Cup Holders Rear✔️✔️
Rear AC Vents✔️✔️
Multifunction Steering Wheel✔️✔️
Cruise Control✔️✔️
Parking SensorsRearFront & Rear
Navigation System✔️✔️
Find My Car Location
Real-Time Vehicle Tracking
Foldable Rear SeatBench Folding60:40 Split
Smart Access Card Entry✔️✔️
Engine Start Stop Button✔️✔️
Voice Control✔️✔️
Hands-Free Tailgate✔️
KeyLess Entry✔️✔️

Safety

Harrier chassis
While Tata is known for its safest cars in India and a solid built quality the Harrier has not been crash tested by global NCAP. The Kia Seltos on the other hand has been tested by the global NCAP and was rated 3-star rating. Interestingly, the Australian version of Seltos gets a 5 star rating. Kind of says that Kia cut corners for its India model.
 Tata Harrier XZA Plus Dark Edition ATKia Seltos GTX Plus AT D
Anti Lock Braking System✔️✔️
Brake Assist✔️
Central Locking✔️✔️
Power Door Locks✔️✔️
Child Safety Locks✔️✔️
Anti Theft Alarm✔️✔️
No Of Airbags66
Rear Seat Belts✔️✔️
Seat Belt Warning✔️✔️
Door Ajar Warning✔️✔️
Side Impact Beams✔️✔️
Front Impact Beams✔️✔️
Traction Control✔️✔️
Vehicle Stability Control System✔️
Engine Immobilizer✔️✔️
Crash Sensor✔️✔️
EBD✔️✔️
Electronic Stability Control✔️✔️
Follow Me Home Headlamps✔️✔️
Rear Camera✔️✔️
Isofix Child Seat Mounts✔️ ✔️
Heads Up Display✔️
Hill Assist✔️✔️
360 View Camera✔️

Service network

Tata service
Kia being new to the country has limited service network currently but is extending fast. Kia currently has 192 service centers across 160 cities in India. Tata is one of the oldest player in the country and has over 1600 service centers all over the country. It claims to have a service point every 50km.

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