Kia Seltos will be launching in India in August 2019.Before that, we have brought the comparison of Kia Seltos and Tata Harrier in terms of dimensions, engine options, exterior, interior and features.
Seltos vs Harrier Dimensions
|Specs||Tata Harrier||Kia Seltos||Harrier over Seltos|
|Length||4598 mm||4315 mm||+ 283 mm|
|Width||1894 mm||1800 mm||+ 94 mm|
|Height||1706 mm||1620 mm||+ 86 mm|
|Wheelbase||2741 mm||2610 mm||+ 131 mm|
|Boot Space||425 L||433 L||– 8 L|
|Turning Radius||5.75||5.3 m||+ 0.45 m|
|Tyre Size||17 inch||17 inch||–|
|Ground Clearance||205 mm||190 mm||+ 15 mm|
In terms of specs, Tata Harrier is longer, wider, taller and has more wheelbase when compared to Kia Seltos.While the cargo area of Kia Seltos at 433 litres is 8 L more than that of Harrier.Both of them ride on 17 inch wheels while Harrier has a much better ground clearance at 205 mm.
Seltos vs Harrier Petrol engine
|Petrol Engine||Seltos 1.5||Seltos 1.4||Harrier|
|Power||113 BHP||138 BHP||–|
|Torque||144 NM||242 NM||–|
|Transmission||6 Speed MT / 7 Speed CVT||6 Speed MT / 7 Speed DCT||–|
|Mileage||15-16 kmpl (expected)||14-15kmpl||–|
Kia Seltos gets 2 petrol engine while as of now Harrier doesn’t offer.Seltos is powered by 1.5 L naturally aspirated petrol unit making 113 BHP of power and is paired with 6 Speed manual and 7 Step CVT transmission.While there is also a turbocharged 1.4 GDI variant which produces torque as high as 242 NM.Along with 6 Speed MT, it also gets 7 Speed DCT option.
Seltos vs Harrier Diesel engine
|Diesel Engine||Seltos 1.5||Harrier 2.0|
|Power||113 BHP||138 BHP|
|Torque||250 NM||350 NM|
|Transmission||6 Speed MT / AT||6 Speed MT|
|Mileage||20.5kmpl (expected)||16.79 kmpl|
Both these SUVs come with Diesel engine options.While Harrier gets a bigger 2.0 L fiat sourced turbocharged Diesel engine teamed with 6 speed manual gearbox producing 138 BHP of power and 350 NM of peak torque.Seltos has a smaller 1.5 L turbo Diesel engine with 250 NM of maximum torque.Power is transmitted through 6 speed manual and torque converter automatic.
Seltos vs Harrier Price Comparison
Seltos is expected to be priced between Rs. 11 Lakhs and Rs. 17 Lakhs while Harrier costs Rs. 13 L for the base model and Rs. 16.76 L for the top end which makes it slightly more cheaper than Seltos (All Prices, Ex Showroom)
|Car Model||Price (Ex Showroom)|
|Kia Seltos||11 L – 17 L|
|Tata Harrier||13 L – 16.76 L|
Seltos vs Harrier Features Comparison
Here is a long list of top features which are offered in both Kia Seltos as well as Tata Harrier.
Common Features – 60:40 split Rear seats, 17 inch alloys, Auto ac, Push start stop button with keyless entry, Rear ac vents, Front and rear armrest with storage (Front one in Harrier is cooled), LED tail lamps, Leather seat upholstery, 8 speakers with subwoofer and amplifier (Bose in Seltos and JBL in Harrier), Terrain management system (Normal, Rough and Wet in Harrier and Mud, Wet and Sand in Seltos), Cooled Glovebox, Drive Modes (Eco, Normal and Sport in Seltos and Sport, City and Eco, Tilt and telescopic steering and Auto foldable ORVMs.
Below mentioned are the unique features of Seltos which implies that these features are exclusively offered in Seltos and not in Harrier.
Unique features of Seltos – 2-Step Rear recline seats, 8 inch HUD, Ambient lighting, UVO connect, UV Cut Glass, Wireless Charging, Rear Sunshade, Smart Air Purifier, 8 way powered driver seat, Front ventilated seats, 10.25 inch infotainment system, LED headlamps, Electric sunroof and 3 adjustable rear seat headrests.
Like the unique features of Seltos, here are some of the top unique features of Tata Harrier when put in comparison to Seltos
Unique features of Harrier – Front and rear puddle lamp, Xenon HID Projector headlamps and Semi digital instrument cluster.
Seltos vs Harrier Safety features
Common Safety features which are available in both the SUVs – Kia Seltos and Tata Harrier:
Common Safety Features – Automatic headlamps, Rain sensing wipers, Hill Hold Control, Follow me home headlamps, 6 airbags, ISOFIX, Traction control, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist and ESP (One in Harrier gets over 14 functions).
Unique safety features of Seltos – All 4 disc brakes, 360 degree camera with blind spot detection and Front and rear parking sensors.
Unique safety features of Harrier – Hill descent control system, Rollover mitigation and Corner Stability Control.
Kia Seltos is offered in 2 petrol variants while Harrier doesn’t even is available in one.If you are willing to buy a SUV with a petrol engine and confused between these two, then Kia Seltos is the obvious choice.It gets even the option for petrol in the form of 7 Speed CVT and DCT.
Although both these SUVs comes up with Diesel engine but you get automatic for diesel in Seltos only.So this is one big reason for considering Seltos over Harrier although Harrier will get an automatic option by end of this year.
Seltos has more features on offer as compared to Tata Harrier.Harrier even misses out on sunroof.Seltos also offers first in segment 8 inch Heads up Display, UV Cut Glass, Rear Sunshade and much more.
Like Hyundai Venue and MG Hector, Kia Seltos is also a connected car with features operating through UVO connect.It comes with more than 37+ connected car along with voice commands and engine, ac and headlamps on/off via the mobile app.
Although both these SUVs are neck to neck in terms of safety features on offer but Kia Seltos has slightly more safety equipments including 360 degree camera with class leading features of blind spot detection along with front and rear parking sensors and all four disc brakes.
Why to Buy Tata Harrier over Kia Seltos?
Spacious and Comfortable
Since Harrier has much bigger dimensions when compared to Seltos, it translates into better space inside the cabin.It will be much more spacious compared to Seltos.However, Harrer has slightly less boot area at 425 L with a difference of 8 L when compared to Seltos’s 433 L trunk capacity.
Tata Harrier undercuts Kia Seltos in terms of pricing.Kia Seltos will be priced slightly more premium than Harrier which makes Harrier more value for money.