MG Hector Blackstorm Edition vs Tata Harrier Dark Edition: Which Midsize SUV Looks Better In Black?

  • Apr 11, 2024
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Both midsize SUVs feature black-themed cosmetic updates, but the Hector offers an additional powertrain option compared to the Harrier

MG Hector Blackstorm vs Tata Harrier Dark Edition

MG Motor India has added yet another SUV to its Blackstorm Edition range, the Hector. Like other Blackstorm special edition models, it features blacked-out cosmetic updates with red highlights on both the exterior and interior. One of its rivals, the Tata Harrier Dark Edition, features a very similar treatment and is the prime go-to option for those looking for a stylish black SUV. 

If you are eyeing either of these models, we explain how they compare highlighting their visual updates.

Design

MG Hector Blackstorm vs Tata Harrier Dark Edition

Let’s start with the newbie, the MG Hector. With the Blackstorm Edition, the red highlights on the bumper, ORVMs, and brake callipers are tastefully done and contrast nicely with the black hue. To gel along, the alloys are finished in black and all the blingy chrome elements on the grille and side are now dark chrome.Yes, the Hector with its almost all-black look does look stealthy, but if you ask this author, the Harrier does it one better. 

Tata Harrier Dark

Sure, the Harrier might miss out on the red highlights at the moment (a Red Dark Edition might come later on). But clearly, the all-black look complements the Harrier’s refreshed design much better and highlights its connected lighting elements much better as well. Opting for the all-black Harrier also means you get larger 19-inch alloys, that gives it a much beefier stance. 

Interior

MG Hector Blackstorm vs Tata Harrier Dark Edition

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Once again, on the inside, both cars adorn the black theme and definitely look the part. The Hector Blackstorm edition gets tasteful splashes of red on the inside, which gives it a nice contrast. That said, we feel MG could have gone the whole way and offered it with a black roof liner, which would have completed the look. 

Tata Harrier Dark Interior

Once again, kudos to Tata for nailing the all-black look on the inside. It gets well nicely, especially with the plentiful splashes of gloss black elements inside the cabin. The roofliner is also finished in black, which does complete the look. And even the infotainment screens, when compared to the Harrier’s standard variants, get a darker theme to gel along with this particular variant. 

Features

MG Hector Blackstorm vs Tata Harrier Dark Edition

Both feature nearly identical features. Check out the complete features lists of both the Hector Blackstorm and Harrier Dark Edition below.

Equipment

MG Hector Blackstorm Edition

Tata Harrier Dark Edition

Infotainment system

14-inch portrait-style touchscreen

12.3-inch touchscreen

Digital Driver’s display

7-inch digital driver’s display

10.25-inch digital driver’s display 

Apple Carplay/Android Auto

Wireless

Wireless

Ambient Lighting

Yes

Yes

Ventilated Front Seats

Yes

Yes

Audio System

8-speaker Infinity sound system

10-speaker JBL sound system

Connected Car Technology

Yes

Yes

Wireless Phone Charger

Yes

Yes 

Keyless entry/push button start-stop

Yes

Yes

Cruise control

Yes

Yes

Airbags

6

Electronic Stability Control

Yes

Yes

Parking sensors

Front and rear

Front and rear 

Rear Parking Camera

360-degree camera

360-degree camera

ADAS 

Yes

Yes

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Yes

Yes

Engine Options

MG Hector Blackstorm vs Tata Harrier Dark Edition

Both SUVs offer the same Fiat-sourced 170 PS 2-litre diesel engine with a 6-speed manual as standard. However, the Harrier Dark offers an automatic transmission with its diesel engine, an option that’s lacking in the Hector. 

That said, the Hector Blackstorm provides you with an additional option of a 143 PS 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine. Paired with either a CVT automatic transmission only. The Harrier Dark is solely available with its diesel engine choice.

Price And Verdict

Tata Harrier Dark

Design is always subjective, which black car you like depends solely on you. According to this author’s opinion, the Harrier with its updates pulls the all-black look better than the Hector. Especially on the inside, considering that the Harrier Dark looks really sporty and nice. That said, you tell us which car’s look you like in the comments below. 

MG Hector Blackstorm

Tata has set the price range for the Harrier Dark Edition between Rs 20 lakh and Rs 26.44 lakh (ex-showroom), whereas the MG Hector Blackstorm Edition is priced from Rs 21.25 lakh to Rs 21.95 lakh (ex-showroom). Do note that the Harrier Dark is offered in multiple variants, while the Hector Blackstorm is based on Sharp Pro variant. 

Apart from rivalling each other, they rival with the Mahindra XUV700 and Jeep Compass, as well as compact SUVs such as the Hyundai Creta, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, and Kia Seltos.

The Blackstorm is also offered with Hector Plus as well and we’ll soon be comparing it with the Tata Safari. 

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