Tata Harrier vs Jeep Compass: Which SUV Allows More Space?

Tata’s mid-size 5-seater SUV is priced quite aggressively, but how does it compare to its Jeep rival in terms of cabin space? We find out.

Tata Harrier vs Jeep Compass: Which SUV Offers More Space?

  • Harrier is bigger in every way than the Compass in terms of exterior dimensions.
  • But the Compass offers more knee room up front along with better under-thigh support.
  • The Compass’ front and rear seats are also more accommodating than the Harrier’s

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The Harrier is the latest offering from Tata Motors. It is a mid-size SUV that rivals the likes of the Hyundai Tucson and the Jeep Compass. It is a reasonably large 5-seater SUV with very aggressive pricing that can give competition even to some compact SUVs a segment below. In this article, we not only compare how big the Harrier and Compass are on the outside, but also in terms of space inside based on the measurements that we have done. Let’s find out.

Tata Harrier vs Jeep Compass: Which SUV Offers More Space?Tata Harrier vs Jeep Compass: Which SUV Offers More Space?

Dimensions

Tata Harrier Jeep Compass
Length 4598mm 4395mm
Width 1894mm 1818mm
Height 1706mm 1640mm
Wheelbase 2741mm 2636mm

The Harrier is built on Tata’s new OMEGA-ARC platform and is bigger than the Compass in every way. It’s longer, wider and taller. But let’s see how that translates into space difference on the inside.

Tata Harrier vs Jeep Compass: Which SUV Offers More Space?Tata Harrier vs Jeep Compass: Which SUV Offers More Space?

Front-row

Dimensions (mm) Tata Harrier Jeep Compass
Cabin width 1485 1405
Headroom 940-1040 (driver) 860-980 (driver)
Legroom 930-1110 905-1090
Knee room 540-780 600-800
Shoulder width 1350 1315
Seat base length 460 500
Seat base width 490 490
Seat base height 660 630

Tata Harrier vs Jeep Compass: Which SUV Offers More Space?Tata Harrier vs Jeep Compass: Which SUV Offers More Space?

In the front, the Harrier trumps the Compass in nearly all aspects. The Tata has a wider cabin with more headroom, legroom and shoulder width too. However, when it comes to knee room, the Compass has more space in both min and max seat positions.

The Compass’ front seats are also more accommodating, with a longer base for better under-thigh support while the width of the base is the same as the Harrier. However, the Tata’s seat base is higher than the Jeep’s which would give it a more upright seating position.

Tata Harrier vs Jeep Compass: Which SUV Offers More Space?Tata Harrier vs Jeep Compass: Which SUV Offers More Space?

Rear-row

Dimensions (mm) Tata Harrier Jeep Compass
Headroom 940 900
Knee room 720-910 640-855
Shoulder room 1400 1345
Seat base length 475 510
Seat base width 1340 1305
Seat base height 625 635
Floor hump height 120 85
Floor hump width 295 350

Tata Harrier vs Jeep Compass: Which SUV Offers More Space?Tata Harrier vs Jeep Compass: Which SUV Offers More Space?

Moving onto the back seat of these 5-seat SUVs, the results are quite similar. The Harrier has 40mm more headroom, considerably more knee room in both min and max positions of the front seats as well as 55mm more shoulder room.

The Compass’ rear seat base is longer, and that should mean better under-thigh support in the back as well. The Compass’ rear seat is also taller than that of the Harrier’s, so passengers at the rear would sit more upright.

Tata Harrier vs Jeep Compass: Which SUV Offers More Space?Tata Harrier vs Jeep Compass: Which SUV Offers More Space?

The Harrier’s rear bench should be able to accommodate 3 adults more comfortably as it is 35mm wider. But, the 120mm tall and 295mm wide floor hump for the transmission tunnel may be intrusive for the middle passenger. In the Compass though, the floor hump is 350mm wide but only 85mm tall which might allow the middle passenger to place their feet on the hump itself without too much discomfort.

Tata Harrier vs Jeep Compass: Which SUV Offers More Space?Tata Harrier vs Jeep Compass: Which SUV Offers More Space?

Verdict

Unsurprisingly, in the case of the Tata Harrier and Jeep Compass, the bigger car has more space on the inside as well. But that won’t discount the fact that the Compass’ seats would be more accommodating for 4 individual passengers. If you want to know how the two cars differ in terms of features, read our variants comparison here.

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