Nissan Kicks Vs Tata Harrier- Specification Comparison

Nissan Kicks Vs Tata Harrier / Detailed Comparison Report / Prices / Engine Specifications / Mileage / Dimensions / Features / Safety Features

By the end of the first month of the year 2019, to very important products, both in the compact SUV segment, are going to make their debut in India. On the 22nd of January we are going to see the debut of the all-new Nissan Kicks while on the 23rd, we will witness the arrival of the Tata Harrier. Now in all honesty, both these compact SUVs does not fall as a whole in the same segment, but they will end up competing with each other due to the overlapping of prices of certain variants.

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The Nissan kicks marks the Japanese automaker’s revival stage in the Indian automobile market while the Harrier marks the beginning of a new chapter for the homegrown automaker.

Nissan Kicks Vs Tata Harrier: Prices

The Nissan Kicks, as mentioned before, is going to compete in the segment of sub-premium urban soft-roaders. Its main competition is going to be with the likes of Hyundai Creta and the Renault Capture. As a result of this, we expect its prices to fall in-between the range of INR 9 lakh to INR 15 lakh.

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The Tata Harrier on the other hand is going to compete in a segment which is placed slightly above the one of the Kicks. That said, the prices of its low-end variant will clash with the top-end ones of the latter. With this, we expect the prices of this SUV to fall in-between the range of INR 12 lakh to INR 19 lakh. It competition will include the likes of Mahindra XUV5OO and Jeep Compass.

Nissan Kicks Vs Tata Harrier- Engine Specifications

The Kicks is based on the same underpinnings as that of the Nissan Terrano. In addition to sharing its platform, this all-new compact soft-roader will also share its engine options with the former.

The petrol derivative of the Kicks comes with a 1.5-litre H4K, 4-cylinder engine. This unit is capable of churning out 104 BHP along with 142 Nm of peak torque. The diesel derivative , on the other hand,  comes with a 1.5-litre K9K, 4-cylinder unit which is capable of producing 108 BHP along with 240 Nm of peak torque.

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Interestingly, Nissan has decided not to introduce an automatic gearbox with the Kicks as of now. It will only make debut in January with a 6-speed manual gearbox in both the petrol as well as the diesel derivatives.

Coming to the Tata Harrier, unlike the Kicks, at the time of launch in January 2019, this SUV will make its debut in India only with a diesel engine under its hood. This engine is the same 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder Multi-Jet motor which currently does its duty on the Jeep Compass. 

That said, for the Harrier, Tata Motors has reduced the power of this engine from 170 BHP of 140 BHP. However, the torque figures remain the same at 350 Nm. Just like the Kicks, the Harrier too for now will go on sale in India only with a 6-speed manual gearbox. There is no automatic gearbox on offer for the times being.

Nissan Kicks Vs Tata Harrier- Mileage

Nissan is yet to release official mileage figures for either of the derivatives of the Kicks SUV. However, we can safely speculate that the petrol derivative of this soft-roader will give an average fuel-efficiency figure of around 9-10 km/l. On the other hand, the diesel derivative is likely to offer fuel-efficiency figure of around 14-15 km/l.

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Tata Motors has also not yet announced the official mileage figures for the Harrier. However, it is likely that this SUV will promise a figure of around 15-16 km/l.

Nissan Kicks Vs Tata Harrier- Dimensions

In terms of dimensions, the Kicks measures 4,384 mm in length, 1,813 mm in width and 1,656 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,673 mm. It has a ground clearance of 210 mm while the boot space stands at 400-litres.

The Tata Harrier measures 4,598 mm in length, 1,894 mm in width and 1,706 mm in height. It boasts of a wheelbase of 2,741 mm. Its boot capacity stands at 425-litres while the ground clearance at 205 mm.

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Nissan Kicks Vs Tata Harrier- Features

The Nissan Kicks packs in several segment first features which are bound to give it an upper hand against its well-established competition. Here is a detailed list of all the features that this compact SUV is going to come with:

  • LED Projector Headlamps
  • LED Signature Lamp
  • Floating roof with dual tone styling
  • R17 5-Spoke Machined Alloy Wheel
  • Functional Roof rail
  • LED Tail Lamp
  • Leather-wrapped soft-touch dashboard & Door trims
  • Auto AC as standard across grades
  • Cooled & illuminated glove box
  • Around View Monitor Display (AVM) 360 Camera
  • 8.0” Floating infotainment system with ANDROID AUTO & APPLE CARPLAY
  • Nissan Connect 
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers
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Tata Motors has supplied the top-end variant of the Harrier with a whole array of features and creature comforts. It even gets certain features which we haven’t seen on any car so far from the homegrown automaker:

  • Xenon HID Projector Headlamps
  • Front Fog Lamps with Cornering Function
  • Oak Brown Interior Colour Scheme
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Outer Mirrors with Logo Projection
  • Terrain Response System (Normal, Rough, Wet)
  • Floating 8-Inch Touchscreen System
  • 9 JBL Speakers (4 Speakers + 4 Tweeters & Sub-woofer)
  • JBL Tuned Sound System
  • Shark Fin Antenna
  • 17-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Soft-Touch Dashboard with Anti-Reflective ‘Nappa’ Grain Top Layer
  • Reverse Parking Camera
  • Push Button Start Stop
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers
  • Auto Headlamps
  • Cruise Control

Nissan Kicks Vs Tata Harrier- Safety Features

The Nissan Kicks offers the following safety features:

  • Dual-Airbags with side airbags
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • ABS with EBD & Braking Assistance – [Standard]
  • Cruise Control
  • Smart Vision with – Auto Headlamps
  • Front & Rear Fog lamp
  • Cornering Fog Lamps
  • ECO Mode
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Smart Maneuverability – Least Turning Radius [Best-in-Class]

The Tata Harrier  comes with the following safety features:

  • 6 Airbags (Driver, Co-Driver, Seat Side & Curtain)
  • Electronic Stability Program
  • Hill Hold Control
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Roll Over Mitigation
  • Corner Stability Control
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Brake Disk Wiping
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Anchor points
  • Rear Parking Sensors With Display on Infotainment