MG Hector vs Tata Harrier – Prices, Design and Engine Comparison

MG Motors finally launched its first premium SUV, Hector at a price of Rs 12.18 lakh. The car is pitched against Tata Harrier. Let’s have a comparison on MG Hector vs Tata Harrier

MG Hector was launched at an introductory price point of Rs 12.18 lakh which undercuts Tata Harrier by a significant Rs 82,000. The SUV comes with a split-headlight design with LED DRL’s on the top and LED Headlights positioned below. Here is a spec comparison between MG Hector vs Tata Harrier.

The SUV also covers loads of features such as 360-degree camera, keyless entry, 6-way power adjustable driver’s and co-driver seat, tyre-pressure monitoring system, all-four tyres disc brake and Infinity sound system.

Here we take a closer look at how the MG Hector fares against the Tata Harrier, the most popular SUV in this segment.

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MG Hector vs Tata Harrier – Engine Specification

MG Hector is powered by three-engine options, 2 petrol and 1 diesel engine. The
2.0L FCA sourced diesel-powered engine pumps 173bhp with 350Nm of torque. On the other hand, Tata Harrier is only available in 2.0L diesel engine churning out 140bhp with 350Nm of torque. The diesel engine which Tata uses is also FCA sourced but is detuned and comes with variable geometry turbocharger.

ModelMG HectorTata Harrier
Engine (Diesel)2.0L, 4-cylinder diesel engine2.0L Turbocharged diesel engine
Power173 bhp140 bhp
Torque350 Nm350 Nm
Transmission6-speed manual transmission6-speed manual transmission

Also Read: MG Hector Official Reveal On May 15

MG Hector is powered by petrol engine too, a 1.5L Turbocharged petrol motor which will generate a maximum power of 143 bhp with 250Nm of torque. MG Hector is India’s first SUV to get a 48V mild hybrid engine which is more fuel efficient than the turbocharged petrol engine.

ModelMG HectorTata Harrier
Engine (Petrol)1.5L, Turbocharged petrolNA
Power153 bhpNA
Torque250 NmNA
Transmission6-speed manual transmission/ 7-speed DCTNA

The mild hybrid petrol motor is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission while the other petrol engine comes with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

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The prices of MG Hector are very competitive, as compared with the Tata Harrier. These prices also overlap the prices of Hyundai Creta, which start from Rs 9.99 Lakhs going up to Rs 15 Lakhs.

Also Read: MG Hector Features, Variants and Colors Revealed Ahead of Launch

MG Hector Prices

VariantPetrol (Lakh)Diesel (Lakh)
StyleRs 12.18Rs 13.18
SuperRs 12.98Rs 14.18
SmartRs 15.48
SharpRs 16.88
Smart (DCT)Rs 15.28
Sharp DCTRs 16.78
Smart HybridRs 14.68
Sharp HybridRs 15.88

Tata Harrier Prices

VariantDiesel (Lakh)
XERs 13.0
XMRs 14.15
XTRs 15.26
XZRs 16.67

MG Hector clearly wins tops the list because of the lowest prices and the availability of petrol engine which the Tata Harrier lacks.


DimensionsMG HectorTata Harrier
Length4.655 mm4,598 mm
Width1,835 mm1,894 mm
Height1,760 mm1,706 mm
Wheelbase2,750 mm2,741 mm
Ground Clearance192 mm205 mm

In terms of dimensions, the MG Hector is simply longer than the Tata Harrier but is shorter through the width. The Hector also sits higher than the Harrier and comes packs more cabin space since its wheelbase is 2750mm.


In terms of design, both cars look quite attractive. Tata Harrier has been on Indian roads for quite some time and looks dominating on roads. The Harrier covers all the premiumness of a modern looking SUV. While it may be generic, it has been executed quite aesthetically. MG Hector, on the other hand, stands tall and is a fresh design to be seen on Indian roads once launched. It sits on 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels.

On the interiors, both cars are very well loaded with all the convenience features and the dashboard layout of both cars are pretty appealing too. MG Hector packs more features like the large 10.4-inch infotainment system with the i-SMART system.

Also Read – Tata Harrier Gets Apple CarPlay After Software Update

It would be really interesting to see how the sales of MG Hector stands against the Tata Harrier. MG Hector also competes with the likes of Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.