Tata Harrier XZ Plus
Year of purchase
KMs on ODO
Avg. Service Cost
1st free service 3k
8-10 kmpl (city) & 12-17 kmpl(highway)
Ride & Handling
Suspension & Comfort
Hi, myself Satwik SP from Karnataka. 20th August 2021 we bought home a Tata Harrier top model manual(xz plus). Currently we own two cars i.e vw Vento & Tata harrier. The experience with the car(harrier) so far has been astonishing, the looks of the car is very muscular & suv'ish, the safety is outstanding(no doubt bcz at the end of the day it's tata), the power& torque is absolutely insane(the 2.0 kryotec engine literally is made to run and brings instant smile in the face, the pickup is absolutely no doubt marvelous!)
Before buying this mighty tank, the cars we considered were as follows:(Budget: max. 25L )
Kushaq is no doubt a superb car in terms of engine performance, handling & comfort, but since we came from a Volkswagen family, we were looking for a well built quality car but when we saw the kushaq we were very disappointed by the quality of the car, our 8 year old vento's quality was way better than the new car so called kushaq. The Germans lost the charm and quality of the car was drastically reduced and since we drive a 1.6 tdi, we felt 1.0 tsi to be underpowered when compared to the vw's flagship tdi engine. Hence rejected the decision to buy the kushaq.
The car was completely wrecked and boy o boy I was literally stunned by looking everyone safe(5 members) without any major injuries expect few scratches caused by the glass pieces, that too on a car without abs & airbags, I must say today I wouldn't have been here writing review of my car if it was any other brand .The car was then towed to the asc, got back the beast after 5 months with a huge estimation of repair bill, in which 80% of the bill was covered by insurance.
Taigun was not launched when we were purchasing car, we wanted the car on urgent basis (due to my father's company policy) and taigun had 3 more months to launch and again it gets the same 1.0 tsi which again makes us fell underpowered. The reason why we didn't look for the 1.5 tsi (kushaq &taigun) was because we found it would not be worth paying over 18-19l for a petrol engine and small size hence rejected it too.
Jeep compass was expensive and my dad had no mood in looking for this car as the design was not that good and he didn't find it vfm too. Hence rejected.
T-roc was a proper vw, with no cost cutting in the quality and the overall it was the best car, we loved it as we are existing vw owner. The car was short in height and it came with an automatic gearbox (always wanted a manual), we were worried about it's maintenance and spare parts as it was a cbu and the ex showroom price was 21l which was not vfm(no manual+ no diesel) for us as it didn't meet our requirements, hence rejected.
Went to the showroom and there was a dark harrier standing right in front of us, saw the car and everyone in my family loved it and the space was ample for us as we are tall. Took the test drive, my father was amazed by the power& driving dynamics, the sales guy demonstrated the sound quality as well and boy o boy the 9 speaker Jbl speakers were on different level, felt like we were in a cinema hall. The body is very strong and robust and it matched all our criteria, the interior were also very premium& didn't felt like it's a Tata.
Yes, the fit & finish of Tata cars are not at all at par with vw cars, the poor fit& finish was evident inside & outside the car, but that small thing didn't matter us bcz at the end of the day we are getting a strong built car. Finally in our family everyone accepted to buy this car, on 13th Aug., went to the showroom and booked the top end manual white dual tone and got the car within a week as harriers don't have much demand as Nexon.(on road 24L Karnataka).
Now here are some of the pros & cons of the car:
So these were some points I noticed in this span of 3months, I hope no problems occur in the future, hope for the best
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