Is Toyota Harrier an excellent car? The Harrier started off as re-badged Lexus before morphing to be an independent entity. While the RX uses large power trains like the 2.7 four-pot in the RX 270, the 3.5 V6 in the RX 350 and the 3.5-litre hybrid RX 450h, the Harrier uses much smaller engines. The regular Toyota Harrier uses the 3ZR-FAE–a 2.0-litre Valve-Matic engine mated to a Super CVT-i gearbox. Meanwhile, the Harrier Hybrid uses a 2.5 litre Atkinson cycle 2AR-FXE. The Harrier is available in both 2WD and Optional 4WD configurations, but the hybrid only comes in 4WD drive type. It is sizeable and comfortable, Japanese built quality all-around without the heavy Teutonic feel of German marques. Piloting it is quite hassle-free. The new Harrier isn’t based on the current Lexus RX. Instead, it employs the 2660mm-long platform of the RAV4/Vanguard, with the same 190mm ground clearance. The Harrier has undergone extensive modifications, with the most remarkable being the futuristic frontal redesign. The driving dynamics have likewise evolved substantially. 2014 Toyota Harrier Features: Lane Departure Alert, Pre-Crash Safety System, Frequency Adaptive Damping, Steering assisted Vehicle Stability Control, Infotainment, Climate Controls,The rear air-con vents Harrier in Premium comes with electrical adjustment of the driver’s seat and steering wheel, computerised climate control with fingertip “touch” operation, convenient cruise control, a powered tilt-and-slide moon roof, a powered tailgate, and express up/down for every power window. Each window also stops closing automatically if it detects a hand or arm in the way. 2014 Toyota Harrier Fuel Consumption2014 Toyota Harrier 2.0L fuel consumption: 16.0 km/L2014 Toyota Harrier 2.5L Hybrid fuel consumption: 21.8 km/L Toyota Harrier Grades 1. Toyota Harrier Grand–This is the entry level grade that comes with a choice of either the 2.0L or 2.5L hybrid engines, clothe seats manual seats and 17-Inch alloy rims. 2. Toyota Harrier ELEGANCE–This is the medium level grade that comes with a choice of either the 2.0L or 2.5L hybrid engines, clothe seats electric seats and 17-Inch alloy rims, an optional sunroof, and chrome finish. 3. Toyota Harrier Premium–This is the luxury grade that comes with a choice of either the 2.0L or 2.5L hybrid engines, leather seats electric seats and 18-Inch alloy rims, an optional sunroof, chrome finish and the complete Toyota Safety Sense suite. With the above specs, we can definitely say that the Harrier is a good car, suitable for our roads. It competes with the Nissan Murano, Mitsubishi Outlander, Honda CRV, BMW X5, Mercedes M Class and VW Touareg.
By CHURCHIL | 14 Jul 2021