Kia Seltos vs MG Hector vs Tata Harrier: Power, Fuel Efficiency and Dimensions Compared

Modified On August 22, 2019 01:34 PM By Saransh Goyal for Kia Seltos at CarDekho.com

Higher variants of the Seltos will  take on the likes of the MG Hector and the Tata Harrier

Update: Kia has launched the Seltos in India at a rather enticing starting price of Rs 9.69 lakh (introductory pricing). It is available in a massive 16 options to choose from. You can get the Seltos in two petrol and one diesel engine option along with four transmission options. Here's everything you need to know about it.  

Kia is all set to launch the Seltos in India. While the prices are yet to be announced, the carmaker has already revealed details of the compact SUV. Earlier, we had compared the Seltos to its direct rivals - the Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, Maruti Suzuki S Cross and the Renault Duster. Now, let’s see how it fares against some similarly priced mid-size SUVs - the Tata Harrier and the MG Hector. 

Dimensions: 

 

Kia Seltos

MG Hector

Tata Harrier

Length

4315mm

4655mm

4598mm

Width

1800mm

1835mm

1894mm

Height

1620mm

1760mm

1706mm

Wheelbase

2610mm

2750mm

2741mm

Boot Space

433 litres

587 litres

425 litres

Longest: MG Hector

Widest: Tata Harrier

Height: MG Hector

Longest Wheelbase: MG Hector

Highest Boot Space: MG Hector

The Seltos is the smallest car here in all dimensions, which is not surprising since is a compact SUV while the other two are mid-size SUVs. 

Engines: 

Petrol:

Kia Seltos

 

Kia Seltos

MG Hector

Engine

1.5-litre/1.4-litre turbo

1.5-litre/1.5-litre hybrid

Power

115PS/140PS

143PS

Torque

144Nm/242Nm

250Nm

Transmission

6MT, CVT/ 6MT, 7-DCT

6MT, 6-DCT/ 6MT

Fuel Economy

16.5kmpl, 16.8kmpl/ 16.1kmpl, 16.5kmpl

14.16kmpl, 13.96kmpl/ 15.81kmpl

Since the Harrier is not available with a petrol engine we will only compare these two SUVs here.

Most Powerful: MG Hector

Torquiest: MG Hector

Most Frugal: Kia Seltos 1.5-litre petrol

Where the Seltos comes with two petrol engines, the Hector gets a single petrol unit. However, the Hector comes with an optional 48V hybrid system with the petrol engine that helps its fuel economy. 

Kia Seltos GT Line

As far as transmission options are concerned, both the cars get a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. In addition to this both, carmakers also offer automatic transmissions. Kia offers two automatic transmission options with the Seltos petrol - where the 1.5-litre unit can be had with a CVT, the 1.4-litre turbo petrol is coupled to a 7-speed DCT. MG, on the other hand, offers only a 6-speed DCT on the Hector and that too is limited to the non-hybrid variant only.

Tata Harrier

Diesel:

 

Kia Seltos

MG Hector 

Tata Harrier

Engine

1.5-litre diesel

2.0-litre diesel

2.0-litre diesel

Power

115PS

170PS

140PS

Torque

250Nm

350Nm

350Nm

Transmission

6-speed MT/6-speed AT

6-speed MT

6-speed MT

Fuel Economy

21kmpl/18kmpl

17.41kmpl

16.79kmpl

Most Powerful: MG Hector

Torquiest: MG Hector and Tata Harrier

Most Frugal: Kia Seltos 

Both MG Hector and the Tata Harrier are powered by the same 2.0-litre diesel engine while the Kia Seltos comes with a 1.5-litre unit. All these engines are mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. It's only the Seltos that gets the option of an automatic gearbox with the diesel engine. It gets a 6-speed torque converter unit.

Tata Harrier

Prices: 

Kia will announce the prices of the Seltos on 22 August 2019. It is expected to be priced from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom). 

 

Kia Seltos 

MG Hector

Tata Harrier

Price

Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16 lakh (expected ex-showroom)

Rs 12.18 lakh to Rs 16.88 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India)

Rs 12.99 lakh to Rs 16.75 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

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