Tata Safari vs Tata Harrier Spec Comparison: What's Different?

The Tata Safari and the Harrier share the same platform, but these outwardly similar SUVs differ inside out. What are the differences? Let's find out.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on October 29, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Tata Motors' newest offerings in India, the Safari and Harrier facelifts, are the first made-in-India cars with a 5-star rating from Global NCAP. Both SUVs come standard with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, 3-point seatbelts with reminders for all seats, ESP, as well as a tyre pressure monitoring system. For the model year 2023, the Harrier and the Safari get comprehensive updates inside out, along with several new features. Mechanically, however, both SUVs remain unchanged from before. While the two Tatas have identical underpinnings in the form of the OMEGARC platform – a modified version of Land Rover's D8 architecture, there are a few differences that make these outwardly similar models quite different from each other. Here, we take a look at the details that set the new Tata Harrier apart from its SUV sibling, the Safari.

Tata Safari vs Tata Harrier: Exterior

Starting with the fascia, the Harrier gets an all-new bumper with a split grille setup, trapezoidal headlamps, slim DRLs that are connected by an LED light bar, and a larger central air intake on the lower section of the bumper. Over to the sides, you get the 'Harrier' lettering on the doors, but the main talking point is the new design for the 5-spoke alloy wheels (available in 17, 18, and 19 inches). At the rear, the LED taillamps have been revised and have new internals. Plus, the Harrier also gets a redesigned rear bumper and a gloss black rear skid plate.

Tata Harrier Rear Logo jpg

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Unlike the Tata Harrier, the Safari comes with a single-piece parametric grille, a blacked-out air intake, as well as a faux metal scuff plate. The LED headlamps are housed in a black casing and have a rectangular shape, while there is a new design for 19-inch wheels and reprofiled taillamps. The rear bumper is also brand new with sharp lines and features a faux metal bash plate. Despite these differences, the connected LED light bar and C-shaped headlamp housing are common on both Tatas.

Tata Safari Rear1

Tata Safari vs Tata Harrier: Interior, Features

On the inside, the dashboard design is almost identical. However, you get a differentiated finish for the central dashboard panel. Both SUVs come with persona-based interior colour themes. The Harrier that you see in the image is the Fearless+ in Sunlit Yellow, featuring a yellow panel, gloss black surfaces, and leatherette padding with contrast stitching. The top-spec  'Accomplished' variant of the Safari, on the other hand, sports a dual-tone interior with white and brown upholstery.

Like the Harrier, the Safari is available with a 4-spoke steering wheel with an illuminated Tata logo, a 10.25-inch customisable digital instrument cluster with navigation, wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, and a free-standing central touchscreen which is offered in two different sizes – 10.25-inch or 12.3-inch. Other features on both vehicles include ambient lighting on the dash, a touch-based HVAC control panel, a 10-speaker JBL system with 13 sound modes, a panoramic sunroof, a redesigned gear lever with a mode selector dial, a motor-powered tailgate with gesture control, powered and ventilated front seats, a wireless charger, an air purifier, etc. 

Tata Harrier Interior

Tata Safari, Harrier: Safety Suite

In terms of safety, the newly-launched SUVs offer a host of features, such as up to seven airbags, one of which is for the driver's knees. Plus, the Harrier and Safari get ABS with EBD, ESP, a tyre pressure monitoring system, a 360-degree camera, cruise control, an electronic parking brake, driver attention alert, hill descent control, emergency call, ISOFIX child seat mounts, as well as level-2 ADAS technology with 17 driver assistance capabilities.

Tata Safari vs Tata Harrier: Variant and Price Details

Like the Tata Nexon, the Safari and the Harrier have done away with the usual nomenclature and adopted persona-based variant names. Hence, the updated Harrier comes in 4 core trim levels, namely Smart, Pure, Adventure, and Fearless. Meanwhile, the Safari Facelift is offered in Smart, Pure, Adventure, and Accomplished trim options. Interestingly, these trims come with their own special exterior and interior colour options. 

Tata Safari Interior Final

Coming to the pricing, the Harrier Facelift starts at Rs 15.49 lakh and tops out at Rs 26.44 lakh. But, the Safari Facelift is priced slightly higher than the Harrier and currently retails between Rs 16.19 and Rs 27.34 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom. 

Also Read: 2023 Tata Harrier, Safari SUVs to Up Safety Quotient with Lane Keep Assist

Tata Safari, Harrier: Powertrain 

Mechanically, both Tatas continue to be powered by a sole 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel motor mated to either a 6-speed manual or an automatic gearbox. The latter is only available from the Adventure Plus variant onwards. Power and torque figures are rated at 168bhp and 350Nm, respectively. On offer are also three driving modes – Eco, City, and Sport, along with an updated suspension setup and three terrain response modes – Normal, Rough, and Wet. 

However, the Indian carmaker has confirmed the 1.5-litre TGDi petrol engine (168bhp/280Nm) that will be offered at a later date. 

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