Tata Harrier: The Perfect Variant For You

Parth Pathak June 24, 2021 Leave a Comment Analysis & Features
Tata Harrier

TATA Harrier took on the Indian Mid-Sized SUV segment in 2019 by storm. Even after choosing to buy the Tata Harrier, the perfect Tata Harrier variant for you can be hard to decide. The following article will most likely give the answer to all your questions.

  • Harrier with its extraordinary design elements taken from the likes of the British carmaker Jaguar has a unique presence on the road. 
  • TATA Harrier is comes loaded with all useful and sensible features, but it depends on the variant you choose.
  • Due to its big dimensions, there is more than ample space inside the car even for tall people.
  • It is a safe car and has a 5-Start Global NCAP rating.

If you are looking for a mid-sized or compact SUV in the market, you would have considered the TATA harrier as an option. Before trying to find the best variant for yourself, it is important to know that Harrier is offered in DIESEL ONLY. So, if you are looking for a petrol car TATA Harrier is not your buy.

The 9 majorly different variants are-

Moving on, there are a total of 25 different variants offered. Out of these, the TATA harrier comes in 8 MAJORLY DIFFERENT VARIANTS. Each variant has a few different unique colour options (For eg Black Edition) offered by Tata.

  1. XE- Base variant; starts from ₹ 14.30 Lakh.
  2. XM- Second lowest variant; starts from ₹ 15.62 Lakh.
  3. XMA- First automatic transmission offered variant; starts from ₹ 16.87 Lakh           
  4. XT – Intermediate variant; starts from ₹ 16.87 Lakh.
  5. XT PLUS- First Sunroof variant; starts from ₹ 17.68 Lakh.
  6. XZ -Top variant-No Sunroof; starts from ₹ 18.17 Lakh.
  7. XZ PLUS- Top variant Manual sunroof; starts from ₹ 19.43 Lakh.
  8. XZA-Top variant Automatic; starts from ₹ 19.43 Lakh.
  9. XZA PLUS-Top variant AUtomatic Sunroof; starts from ₹ 20.63 Lakh.

*These are ex-showroom prices.

There are Dark Edition, Camo and Dual Tone for almost every variant offered except XE( Base variant). These variants cost an extra ₹ 20,000 and provide you with extra car colour themes.

Now, The question arises which variant is best for you

The variant you buy mainly depends on your budget and requirement. So, we have categorized the variants offered, on some commonly used features.-

Every variant of TATA Harrier has the Same engine (1956 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC).


There are 6 manual transmission variants offered. Further, the following categorization will help you choose the perfect variant for you.

1.1 XE

This is the base variant. we do not recommend you to buy this variant. If your budget is around ₹ 15 lakh it is better that you buy a car in the lower segment like Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon which offer a lot of features at this price.

  • Base Variant.
  • Budget- ₹ 14.30 Lakh( ex-showroom).
  • Only Basic Features (For eg. AC-Manual, Heater, Front power windows, etc.).
  • No music/infotainment system.
  •  235/70 R16 (16 Inches) Tyres. Steel Rim Wheels( Not Alloy Wheels)
  • Has Basic Safety Features( 5 Star Rating,2 Airbags, ABS, EBD, ESP, etc).
  • Halogen Bulbs and DRL’s


  •  If you want a car with a lot of trending features like Android Auto, Apple car play (which are quite useful in day to day life), This variant is not for you. In such a case you should consider Hyundai Creta or the Kia Seltos.
  • If features do not attract you and you want a car in this budget that has a lot of space, safety, a good engine and presence on the road, this variant is perfect for you.

NOTE-Though we would recommend you to buy the XT variant if possible as there is a lot of difference in useful features.

  • All XE Features.
  • Budget- ₹ 15.62 Lakh( ex-showroom).
  • Speed Sensing Door Lock.
  • Rear Wiper.
  • Fog Lights.
  • Touch Screen Infotainment( 7 inches) System With 6 speakers.
  • No Android Auto, Apple Car Play.


From the list of features, you can see that this variant comes feature-loaded.  If your budget is ₹ 16.87 Lakh( ex-showroom), this is the perfect car for you in the Indian car market as of today at this budget. It has all the necessary features, a good engine, safety, and an amazing presence on the road.

The only downside is that it doesn’t have a sunroof. So if you can increase your budget by ₹ 80,000 to get the XT+ variant, it will be worth your money.

  • All XM features.
  • Budget- ₹ 16.87 Lakh( ex-showroom).
  • Automatic Climate Control.
  • Reverse Camera.
  • Cruise Control.
  • 10-way manually adjustable seats.
  • LED DRL’s.
  • Android Auto, Apple Car Play.
  • 6+ Speakers.
  • Alloy Wheels. 235/65 R17(17 Inches).


This variant is the best diesel car in the Indian car market at this price as of today. If you have the budget to buy the XT variant, you probably can increase your budget by ₹ 80,000 to buy the XT+. And if you can you should because it is 100% worth your money according to us. This is the Most Desirable Tata Harrier variant Of all the variants. 

It has almost all the features offered in the top variant(especially the useful features). A rich man can buy the XZ OR XZ+ variant but a smart man would buy the XT+ variant.

  • All XT features
  • Budget- ₹ 17.86 Lakh ( ex-showroom).
  • Panoramic Sunroof.
  • Dual Tone Interiors.

1.5 XZ

Tata has given every feature in this variant except the panoramic sunroof. Now, If you want a panoramic sunroof, and can compromise on luxury features such as leather seats and Xenon projector headlamps. You should buy the XT+ variant. If luxury features are more important for you than a panoramic sunroof and you can extend your budget to ₹ 18.17 Lakh. You should buy the XZ variant.

  • All Features of XT.
  • Budget- ₹ 18.17 Lakh( ex-showroom).
  • Leather Seats, Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel.
  • 6 Airbags, Hill Descent Control.
  • Xenon Projector.Puddle Lamps.
  • 9 Inch infotainment system.


Tata has given every feature in the variant. But, TATA has increased the price of XZ+ by ₹ 1.3 Lakh from the XZ variant, which is quite a lot for the features they are offering. This variant is just a money-making scheme. Now,

  • If you want a car with a lot of space, a good presence and low service cost you can go with the XZ+ variant. 
  • But, at this price, you can get cars like the Jeep Compass. Both Harrier and compass have the same engine and are almost equally safe.  The compass is much more premium from the inside and offers more features than the Tata Harrier.
  • All XZ features.
  • Budget- ₹ 19.43 Lakh( ex-showroom).
  • 6 Way Electrically Adjustable Seats.
  • Panoramic Sunroof.


There are only three options you can choose from –

2.1 XMA

Tata offers automatic transmission in this variant for the first time. This variant does not offer a lot of features. If you do not prefer features as much as space, a good presence, a good engine, and safety then this variant is perfect for you. But, If you prefer features more than space, safety, and engine, you should look out for more options such as Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, etc.

  • All XM features( To read about XM features scroll up).
  • Budget- ₹ 16.87 Lakh( ex-showroom)

2.2 XZA-

This is a premium automatic variant. It has most of the features that TATA offers. It does not have a panoramic sunroof. You can buy this variant if a sunroof does not interest you much.

  • All features of XZ.( To read about XZ features scroll up)
  • Budget- ₹ 19.43 Lakh( ex-showroom


This is the most expensive variant. This variant includes a sunroof and a few other premium features. Now, If a car which has a lot of space and a good presence is what you need. you can go for this variant. But, if space is not a drawback for you, other cars like the Jeep Compass are a better choice at this price point. Both, Tata Harrier and Jeep compass have the same engine.

  • All features of XZ PLUS( To read about XZ features scroll up)
  • Budget- ₹ 19.43 Lakh( ex-showroom).

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