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Prices Compared: Tata Harrier vs Jeep Compass vs Hyundai Creta vs MG Hector

  • Jun 29, 2019
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Leading British carmaker Morris Garages (MG) recently entered the Indian automobile market with the Hector midsized sports utility vehicle (SUV). The entry-level Hector has an ex-showroom price of ₹12.81 lakh. The most expensive model is the Hector Sharp diesel which is pegged at ₹16.88 lakh. The Hector, at its price point, faces competition from the Jeep Compass and the Tata Harrier. It’s also an indirect rival of the Hyundai Creta.




So how do the three cars stack up against each other regarding their respective prices?


Diesel



The Tata Harrier, at ₹12.99 lakh, is the most affordable diesel car in the compact SUV segment closely followed by the MG Hector at ₹13.18 lakh. The Jeep Compass entry-level version at ₹16.61 lakh, is priced more than the top models of the Tata Harrier and Hyundai Creta. The Compass Trailhawk is the best-equipped car among its peers and comes with all-wheel drive. It’s obviously far more expensive than its competitors.



All the three midsized SUVs are hauled by the same Fiat-built 2.0-litre motor with different tuning. The engine produces 140PS, 173PS and 170PS maximum power in the Harrier, Compass, and Hector respectively. The peak torque output in all three cars, however, is identical at 350Nm. While the Jeep Compass Trailhawk has the same engine, it has been upgraded to meet the BS-VI emission norms. It’s the only diesel-automatic car in its segment.

The Hyundai Creta diesel models are hauled by a 1.6-litre motor which produces 128PS maximum power and 260Nm peak torque. The engine is mated to either a 6-speed manual gear system or a 6-speed automatic transmission (AT). The Creta is also available with a 1.4-litre motor priced between ₹10 lakh to ₹11.91 lakh.


Petrol



The MG Hector, at ₹12.18 lakh, is the most economical midsized SUV with AT. The prices of the car, however, are introductory and are likely to increase in the coming months. The Hyundai Creta, being smaller in size and fitted with a naturally aspirated motor, is priced ₹10 lakh onwards. While the Harrier doesn’t have a petrol engine, the Jeep Compass is the most expensive car in this segment at ₹15.60 lakh. All versions of the Compass, from Longitude onwards, only come in the dual clutch transmission (DCT) model.

The MG Hector is available with a turbocharged 1.5-litre petrol engine which outputs 143PS maximum power and 250Nm peak torque. The engine is mated to either a 6-speed manual or a DCT system from the Smart version onwards.



The Jeep Compass has a turbocharged 1.4-litre motor which produces 250Nm peak torque and 163PS maximum power. The Creta, on its part, has a 1.6-litre naturally aspirated motor which produces 123PS maximum power and 151Nm peak torque.


Mild hybrid



The MG Hector is the only midsized SUV to have a mild-hybrid model. The Super trim, at ₹13.58 lakh, is the lowest priced Hector to have a mild hybrid engine. The mild hybrid engines are available only with a 6-speed manual gear system. The motor produces an extra 20Nm peak torque with no change in the maximum power output.

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