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Comparison of Toyota Harrier vs Alphard!!

If you’re wondering about buying Harrier and Alphard, this article will help you out. Those who think that the new Harrier and Alphard are not ... Read more The post Comparison of Toyota Harrier vs Alphard!! appeared first on Expert Maintenance and Buying tips - Carused.jp...

If you’re wondering about buying Harrier and Alphard, this article will help you out.

Those who think that the new Harrier and Alphard are not affordable, it might be a good idea to check used cars with old model code since they can be purchased cheaply and reasonably. For those who want to buy old model Harrier and Alphard in the future, this article will explain the comparison between Harrier ACU series, which is particularly popular at our company, and Alphard ANH series.

Things you can find out about this article in 4 lines

  • Interior and exterior
  • Performance
  • Price
  • The intended use according to situations

Harrier was released in 1997 as a “crossover SUV that combines the comfort and ride quality of a luxury saloon”. The first and the second generation Harrier were released as Toyota’s Lexus RX overseas.

Alphard was launched in 2002 to become a flag zip Minivan as the successor model of “Grand Hiace” of the “Gran Via” Hiace.

From here, we will compare Harrier and Alphard to explain the differences clearly and try to solve some concerns of the future buyer of Harrier and Alphard.

Content

1. Compare the performance of TOYOTA Harrier and Alphard

  • Harrier’s engine
  • Harrier’s safety performance
  • Alphard’s engine
  • Alphard’s safety performance

2. Compare the interior and exterior of TOYOTA Harrier and Alphard

  • Compare the exterior of Harrier and Alphard
  • Compare the interior of Harrier and Alphard

3. Compare the price of TOYOTA Harrier and Alphard

4. Compare the intended use according to situations of TOYOTA Harrier and Alphard

  • Harrier (ACU series)
  • Alphard

5. Summary

1.Compare the performance of TOYOTA Harrier and Alphard

  Harrier(ACU10W) Harrier(ACU30W) Alphard(ANH10W) Alphard(ANH20W)
Engine 2.2 direct 3DOHC 5S-FE type→2.4L direct 4 160 2AZ-FE type

 

3LV6DOHC VVT-i 1MZ-FE type

2.0L gasoline

In-line 4-cylinder DOHC1,986cc 3ZR-FAE type

 

2.0L turbo

In-line 4-cylinder direct injection DOHC turbo 8AR-FTS type 1998cc

 

2.5L Hybrid

In-line 4-cylinder DOHC 2AR-FXE2,493cc

Standard

1MZ-FE type 3.0L V6 220ps

2AZ-FE type  2.4L  direct 4 159ps

 

Hybrid

2AZ-FXE type  2.4L direct 4 131ps

Standard

2GR-FE 3.5L V6 DOHC

2SZ-FE 2.4L direct 4

 

Hybrid

2AZ-FXE 2.4L direct 4 DOHC

Fuel efficient 10.6km/L 11.0km/L 9.7km/L 11.6km/L
Displacement 2,362cc 2,362cc 2,362cc 2,362cc
Seating capacity 5 people 5 people 7〜8 people 7 people
Size Total length: 4,575mm

Total width: 1,815mm

Total height: 1,665mm

Total length: 4,720mm

(4,725mm from June 2017)

Total width: 1,835mm

Total height: 1,690mm

Total length: 4,840mm

Total width: 1,805mm

Total height: 1,935mm

Total length: 4,840〜4,885mm

Total width: 1,830〜1,840mm

Total height: 1,850〜1,915mm

In conclusion, Harrier is recommended for those who seek powerful dynamic performance on off-road or in town, and Alphard is recommended for those who want to have a smooth and comfortable ride.

Harrier’s engine

First of all, there were two engine performances of the first generation Harrier (ACU10W); 2.4L in-line 4DOHC VVT-i 2AZ-FE type (maximum output 160ps/maximum torque 22.5km) and 3L V6DOHC VVT-i 1MZ-FE type (maximum output 220ps/maximum torque 31kgm). The model change in January 2006, only gasoline vehicles were partially improved.

The engine performances of the second generation Harrier (ACU30W) are 3LV type 6 cylinder engine and 2.4L inline 4 cylinder engine.

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In addition to the gasoline engine, a hybrid model was released in the second Harrier.

In the hybrid model, a motor is added to the 3.3LV 6-cylinder engine to maximize the system’s total output of 272 horsepower, and the 0-100km/h acceleration is 7.3 seconds. Not only has it made it possible to drive smoothly, but it also has good fuel consumption.

Harrier’s safety performance

All first-generation Harrier has standard equipment such as dual airbags, ABS, and seat belts with pre-tensioners and force limiters.

Improving the safety performance and installing the world’s first millimeter-wave radar for pre-crash safety system using radar cruise control became a topic of the second generation Harrier.

 

Alphard’s engine

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The first Alphard (ANH10W) engines were 2,400cc and 3,000cc at the time of release, but 2,400cc was added to Hybrid cars in 2003. It became a topic that the hybrid is added to the large minivan which has poor fuel consumption.

The second-generation Alphard (ANH20W) is available in two types: a 4-cylinder 2.4L, which is passed down for the first-generation Alphard, and a V-type 6-cylinder 3.5L.

When the second-generation Alphard was released, hybrid specifications were not set, and when it was released, all cars were FWD specifications.

With a minor change in September 2011, a hybrid vehicle was launched in November of the same year. It pursues a vehicle with a high quietness that thoroughly suppresses engine noise and vibration.

 

Alphard’s safety performance

The second generation Alphard has undergone a full model change, and the safety performance has been especially improved.

Like the second-generation Harrier, the millimeter-wave radar type pre-crash safety system is installed in the advanced grade. At the time of release, the safety performance only for the vehicle was available, but after the minor change in November 2011, it can check the safety around the vehicle.

 

2. Compare the interior and exterior of TOYOTA Harrier and Alphard

Harrier and Alphard, which can satisfy customers who seek higher-quality, have superior not only performance but also interior, exterior, and luggage space, etc. They are characterized by having both practicality and luxury.

To come to the point, we recommend Harrier for those who want a compact body with a feeling of luxury, and Alphard for those who want to accommodate many passengers and carry a lot of luggage with a feeling of luxury.

 

Compare the exterior of Harrier and Alphard

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The exterior of SUV’s Harrier has an additional sophisticated feeling to the smart body. From the first generation Harrier, a sophisticated urban Monocoque body was adapted. It comes from off-road 4WD with a rudder frame in the prime time of the first generation Harrier.

The second-generation Harrier takes over the premium character and design image of the first-generation Harrier, and the design has further improved with higher quality.

The big change between the first and the second generation Harrier is that the body size is one size larger.

The body size of the second-generation Harrier is as follows; Total length 3,735 mm × total width 1,845mm × total height 1,670 to 1,680 mm. This is one size larger than the first-generation Harrier so that the size of the wheelbase has been extended by 100 mm to 2,715 mm.

The first-generation Alphard, which was a minivan that has a powerful and spacious body with an air of elegance, gained attention due to its luxurious exterior. This sets new standards.

The front grille with a strong presence and the voluminous bumper express the robustness of the vehicle.

The roofline that runs through from the front to the side and the rear, and the protrusion of the wheel arches express the volume and texture. The trapezoidal geometry of the B pillar is one of the typical designs of Alphard that has been inherited to the current model.

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The user-friendliness of the SUV is being brought out from the exterior. This is one of the characteristics of Harrier.

The feature of the rear design of the first generation Harrier is that it does not have a spare tire.

When it was first released in 1997, it was natural that the SUV of the off-road 4WD had a spare tire on the rear, but the same SUV Harrier has a spare tire under the luggage floor to create a stylish form.

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The characteristic of the rear of the first generation Alphard is that it has a big rear combination lamp that spreads both to the right and left, centering on the number space.

This improves the visibility from the following vehicles.

It features a glass area that runs from the side to the rear, creating a dynamic feel while having a high-quality of Alphard.

 

Compare the interior of Harrier and Alphard

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The picture of Harrier’s interior

The design with a large M-shape creates a feeling of a high quality texture from the moment you get into the car. The meter adopts a trinocular Optitron type meter.

The design with an air conditioner outlet around the navigation screen installed at a high position was an advanced design at that time. Many people admired its design.

The second-generation Harrier is designed with the concept of “sharpness of birds of prey” as the design image, and in addition to the high position navigation screen that has been inherited from the first generation, instrument panel shift and steering wheel with a wood pattern increase the sense of luxury.

Harrier Interior

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Alphard Interior

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Alphard’s interior is characterized by its high-quality that creates a luxury feel of a lounge.

Like Harrier, it has a monitor installed in the center, air conditioner outlets on the left and right, and a shift lever installed at a high position.

The first-generation Harrier removed the discomfort of the narrow rear seat that was common in SUVs up until now, creating a very spacious and comfortable space.

Also, the flat floor surface is characteristic and has attracted attention.

The luggage space with a large opening is equipped with a stainless steel finish plate for easy loading and unloading of baggage.

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Alphard’s front and rear seats can have a variety of seat arrangements, and the second row can be rotated so that passengers can sit down facing each other with the person sitting in the third row. It has a wide enough space for 7 to 8 adult passengers can stretch out and relax.

Also, spacious luggage space can be secured by flipping up the third row to the left and right.

 

3. Compare the price of TOYOTA Harrier and Alphard

  The price of a new car The price of a used car for overseas markets
The first generation Harrier(ACU series) 2,730,000〜3,570,000 JPY US$6,697〜29,229
The first generation Alphard(ANHseries) 2,650,000〜3,180,000 JPY US$410〜71,905

The first generation Harrier and Alphard were launched for those who want a sense of luxury and practicality, so the price of the new car is slightly higher.

Both new and used car prices change depending on the grade.

For example, the standard grade 240G of the first generation Harrier at the time of its launch had a new car price of 2,730,000 yen, but the specially equipped car 240G L package・Alcantara prime version of the first generation Harrier  had the highest new car price of 3,570,000 yen.

This applies to Alphard. When the first generation Alphard was launched, the standard grade AX was 2,650,000 JPY. The side lift-up seat equipped car as the top grade AX L edition is 3,180,000 JPY.

Prices vary depending on the grade, so if you select the grade according to your budget, you can easily get Harrier and Alphard that will be right for you.

Also, in the case of a used car, the price will vary depending on the total mileage, body color, limited model, and repair history, etc. Therefore, those who want to buy a used Harrier or Alphard need to decide the budget with all these matters in mind.

Compare the intended purpose of TOYOTA Harrier and Alphard by situations

The luxury SUV Harrier and the large-sized luxury minivan Alphard are both attractive cars, and what kind of situations can they be used?

ACU series Harrier and ANH series Alphard that are popular at our company can be used in the following situations.

  • Harrier:Outdoor use on a rough road, leisure, daily use, long-distance driving, etc.
  • Alphard: Leisure, daily use, long-distance driving

In addition, both have a large luggage space as the common merit. They can carry a lot of luggage for leisure or hobby.

From here, we will compare ACU series Harrier and ANH series Alphard by situation.

4. Compare the intended use according to situations of TOYOTA Harrier and Alphard

Harrier(ACU series)

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ACU series Harrier is the first and second generations.

Although the performance is a little older than the 4th generation Harrier of the current 2020 model, it has a better riding comfort and running performance than a modern car, so it is a car that can be used in various situations.

For example, in terms of driving performance, the electronically controlled air suspension lowers the vehicle height by 7 mm at 80 km/h, so stable driving is possible.

Since it can handle various road conditions such as highways, it is possible to drive comfortably in various situations. For example, you can enjoy using it for an outdoor leisure actively or going for a drive.

The wide indoor space was popular as the characteristic of the first generation Harrier, but the second-generation Harrier of the same ACU series has a slightly larger body than the first generation, so the rear seats are particularly wide.

Therefore, even if it can accommodate up to 5 passengers, it offers comfortable ride for daily use with the spacious vehicle compartment. This also reduces driver tiredness for long hours driving.

The size of the luggage space is an important point for everyday use, leisure, and outdoor activities.

The wide opening of Harrier allows you to easily load and unload baggage, and you can carry a large amount of luggage in the spacious luggage space.

Finally, Harrier can be customized flexibly, so it is recommended for those who like customizing their own cars, for example, replacing the front bumper or the wheels.

If you want to know about customer reviews of Harrier, please click here!

 

Alphard

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The ANH series Alphard has the first and second generation, and the spacious vehicle room was highly regarded as the feature of first generation Alphard.

In the second row, two people can sit, and the third row can accommodate three people, and if you are not using the third row, you can fold the seats to the left and right to store the seats. You can secure the wide luggage space when you need to carry many items.

In addition, the size of the car body is larger than that of Harrier, so the car interior is spacious. It offers a comfortable ride even for long-distance driving and leisure activities.

The second-generation Alphard has a larger body size than the first-generation Alphard, and it has an expanded indoor length of 75 mm and an indoor height of 10 mm compared to the first generation.

The first and second generation Alphard has a hard suspension, so it reacts sensitively to acceleration and has running stability without swaying.

As a result, the driver can feel comfortable riding in leisure activities and daily use, and it also prevents driver fatigue.

However, since it is a large-sized car, you may feel a lack of power due to its weight.

Alphard is suitable for everyday use and long-distance driving; however, because it can be difficult to drive on rough roads during outdoor activities, etc., it is not suitable for outdoor use like Harrier.

Alphard is a popular model as a base of Customization in Japan, and many special parts developed by Automotive Aftermarket Parts Makers are on sale.

Therefore, it can be customized as freely as Harrier, so you can enjoy customizing it to your favorite Alphard.

 

Summary

The ACU series Harrier and the ANH series Alphard are recommended for those who prioritize practicality to secure a large vehicle interior space and luggage space while feeling a sense of luxury.

Compared to other model codes of Harrier, the ACU series Harrier is cheaper, and it offers a powerful drive and good fuel economy.

Besides, the body size of the second-generation Harrier is one size larger than that of the first-generation Harrier. It has a wider vehicle interior space, and safety performance is also improved.  As a distinctive feature, it has the Pre-crash Safety System of the millimeter-wave system using the world’s first radar cruise control.

ANH series Alphard had only 2,400cc and 3,000cc gasoline engines at the time of its release, but later, a hybrid model that overcomes the drawback of the bad fuel efficiency of large-sized minivans was release. It has a good fuel economy even for large-sized minivans.

It has the same safety performance as Harrier since they both are manufactured by Toyota. The same millimeter-wave radar pre-crash safety system is installed.

We handle both ACU series Harrier and ANH series Alphard at our company.

If you are wondering “Which should I buy, Harrier or Alphard?”, please visit our sales page.

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[USED TOYOTA HARRIER] Thorough research on the interior of Harrier according to a model code!

TOYOTA Harrier is very popular not only in Japan but also in the world as a pioneer of luxury SUV. Since the launch of the ... Read more The post [USED TOYOTA HARRIER] Thorough research on the interior of Harrier according to a model code! appeared first on Expert Maintenance and Buying tips - Carused.jp...

TOYOTA Harrier is very popular not only in Japan but also in the world as a pioneer of luxury SUV. Since the launch of the first generation in 1997, many generations have been released; the second generation in 2003, the third generation in 2013, and the fourth generation in 2020.

If you read this article, you can find more about the following contents!

  • All things about the interior of ACU series Harrier
  • All things about the interior of SXU series Harrier
  • All things about the interior of MCU series Harrier
  • All things about the interior of ZSU series Harrier
  • About customizing the interior of Harrier

 

Contents:

1. Cheap and extremely popular! Summary of the interior of ACU series (first and third generation).

  • First generation Harrier(ACU10W/ACU15W)
  • Second generation Harrier(ACU30W/ACU35W)

2. It can handle driving on rough roads and in downtown! Summary of SXU series (first generation) interior

  • SXU10X
  • SXU15W

3. Powerful riding is a great advantage! Summary of MCU series (first and second generation) interior

  • First Harrier(MCU10W/MCU15W)
  • Second Harrier(MCU30W/MCU31W/MCU35W/MCU36W)

4. Premium and cool! Summary of ZSU series (3rd generation) interior

  • -ZSU60W/ZSU65W
  • -Interior for each grade of ZSU series

5. Customize and make your own interior!

6. Summary

 

Harrier is superior to other SUV in response to the needs of users who are high-end-oriented, and this applies to the first generation to the current fourth generation. It has a higher comfortability by changing seats and interior designs at every minor changes.

There are some differences in Harrier’s model codes in each generation as below.

  • ACU series: Affordable and popular
  • SXU series: Model code only for the first generation Harrier
  • MCU series: More powerful drive is an advantage
  • ZSU series: Premium and cool impression

Depending on each model codes, not only the exterior and performance but also the interior, which is the highlight topic this time, have some differences.

It is also possible to customize the interior according to the grade and options.

This article introduces things that readers would like to find out by headlines, so you can easily find out what you want to know by reading the interesting headline.

Now, this time, we would like to introduce the differences in the interior for each model code of Harrier’s each generation!

 

1.Cheap and extremely popular! Summary of ACU series (first generation・third generation) interior

Because Harrier’s car body price of ACU series is reasonable, it is a model code that are ideal for those who want to drive a high-class SUV .

ACU series offers the first-generation Harrier “ACU10W” and “ACU15W” and the second-generation Harrier “ACU30W” and “ACU35W”.

In addition to the characteristics of the interior of each generation, it also differs depending on the grade, so it is a great idea to check the differences in interior by paying particular attention to the differences in grade.

From here, we will introduce the features and differences of the interior of the popular “ACU10W”, “ACU15W”, “ACU30W”, and “ACU35W”, and also the features and differences of the interior depending on the grade.

 

First generation Harrier(ACU10W/ACU15W)

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The first generation Harrier’s ACU type is the 2WD “ACU10W” and the 4WD “ACU15W”.

In addition to “iR Package”, which has an advanced sport seats and audio equipment (JBL audio etc), it provides a lineup of “G Package” with luxurious equipment such as a power seat and leather-wrapped and wood-grained steering wheel.

The iR package features a steering wheel with shift buttons, and adapting sports type car seat and an aluminum panel is also a distinctive feature.

There are no leather-covered seats but the seats are very comfortable. The design with a combination of gray and lattice patterns leaves a lasting impression of atmosphere.

The rear seats have plenty of room for both overhead and leg area, but the seat in the center is slightly raised, and it is a little stiff.

When a split and collapsible seatback of a backrest is collapsed forwardly, the seating surface sinks accordingly, so the trunk (a depth of 100 cm, a floor maximum width of 140 cm, a height to the parcel shelf of 45 mm, and a height of 85 cm to the ceiling) can be kept almost horizontal.

In the G package, fabric + synthetic leather seats are used, and 8-way power seats/2-way power seats are adapted.

G package is also a luxurious version of the iR package, and in addition to the seat design and functions, it is equipped with comfortable equipment such as an air conditioner with Nano E X, decoration panel, and 7 inch Multi-Information Display.

In the model released in August 2001, a special specification car “Prime Section” was added to the lineup.

In the Prime Section, electro-multivision (EMV) with DVD voice navigation is standard equipment.

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Second generation Harrier(ACU30W/ACU35W)

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The second generation Harrier’s ACU series is the 2WD “ACU 30W” and the 4WD “ACU 35W”.

The right and left independent temperature control air conditioner or CD/MD audio, etc.are installed as standard equipment in all cars of both ACU 30W and ACU 35W.

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The interior is unified with a modern wood grain design, which is characterized by its sophistication.

There are some grades: the “L Package” with a 4:2:4 folding rear seat and the “Premium L Package” with a wood grain operation system in addition to the interior of the L package and JBL premium sound system.

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In 2009, the specially equipped car “240G “L Package Limited” was released. It has 8-way mufti-adjustable seat with electric lumbar support, which was a popular driver’s seat in the L package, a 4:2:4: folding seat back, and a seat cover material using jacquard fabric.

Check the Harrier ACU35W movie !!

Furthermore, in 2011, “240G “L package and ALCANTARA Selection” was added as a product lineup. It adapted an exclusive seating material for Alcantara and a special automobile inspection certificate as an upgrade. In additon, it has a leathered shift lever and knob with the wood grain.

2.It can handle driving on rough roads and in downtown! Summary of SXU series (first generation) interior

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The FF type “SXU10W”, which is the model code only for the first generation Harrier, and the 4WD “SXU15W” work well on driving on rough roads and in downtown.

The “SXU 10W” and “SXU 15W” offer two packages. The “S Package” has sporty and sound equipment such as sports seats and JBL audio, and the “G Package” is a high-grade version with leathered steering interior on the power seat.

In addition, all grades are equipped with a sports steering shift that allows manual shifting, and as standard equipment, dual airbag, ABS, and seat belt with pretensioner & force limiter are adapted.

 

SXU10X

As explained earlier, SXU10W uses the FF system (front engine/front drive), and since the storage is completed in the engine room, the interior is spacious when the engine is in the horizontal direction.

Like SXU15W, which will be described later, the size of trunk is accordingly. The length is about 1.60 m, the width is about 1.40 m, the diagonal line is 2.13 m, and the area is about 2.24 ㎡. It is very comfortable for outdoor use and spending a night in the car.

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In October 1998, the year after the first generation Harrier SXU10X was released, a specially equipped car “AERO TOURER” was released.

AERO TOURER is characterized by the wide customization possibilities, including the ability to equip a special sports seat.

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SXU15W

SXU 15W adopts a wide and strong center console with the image of a horse whip and this is pinched by the instrument panel. This combination creates a generous and robust feeling.

In SXU15W, AERO TOURER was released in October 1998, and “AERO TOURER II” was introduced the following year.

In AERO TOURER II,  a customized brand, MODELLISTA, was released and can be customized in a wider variety than AERO TOURER, for example, the selection of a dedicated color.

 

3.Powerful riding is a great advantage! Summary of MCU series (first and second generation) interior

The MCU series is the model code of the first and the second Harrier and characterized as a superior series with powerful drive.

It has larger displacement than the ACU series, which is different from the MCX series, but it is cheaper and the characteristics of interior differ depending on the grade.

In the first generation Harrier,

  • MCU10W with FF system
  • MCU15W with 4WD

In the second generation Harrier,

  • MCU30W/MCU 31W with FF system
  • MCU 35W/MCU36W with 4WD

In addition to the improved performance in the first and second generations, there are also grade differences, so let’s check on that part.

The first generation Harrier(MCU10W/MCU15W)

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In “MCU10W” with FF system and “MCU15W” with 4WD of the first generation Harrier,  there are “S Package” that has sporty and sound equipment such as sports seats and JBL audio, and “G Package” with luxurious equipment such as leathered steering and power seats.

Moreover, all vehicles are equipped with a sports steering shift that allows manual gear shift on a steering, and dual airbags, ABS, and seat belts with pretensioners and force limiters are equipped as standard safety equipment.

The trunk has a wide opening, which makes it easy to load and unload luggage.

Since it is equipped with a stainless steel finish plate, luggage inside the trunk can be easily moved.

The sub-trunk (underfloor storage) under the deck boat is also spacious, so it can fully carry various luggage such as outdoor goods and car accessories.

In October 1998, the year after the first generation Harrier was released, a specially equipped car ”AERO TOURER” with full aero parts was introduced, and in the following year, a specially equipped car “Extra G Package” with Ecsaine as a seating material was released.

In 1999, the year after the Extra G package was released, “AERO TOURER II” from the customized brand, MODELLISTA was launched. It offers a wide range of customization.

 

Second generation Harrier(MCU30W/MCU31W/MCU35W/MCU36W)

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The 2nd generation Harrier has “MCU30W”and “MCU31W” with FF system, and “MCU35W” and “MCU36W” with 4WD.

In all MCU series cars, Sequential Shiftmatic to make the gear change smoother by switching to the S position set to the side of the gate type shift lever or D range are adapted. And as standard equipment, there are airbags/knee airbags, ABS with the electronic braking force distribution, and seat belt with pretensioner and force limiter.

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As for the grade, the “L package” of audio with MD and the “Premium L package” with 18-inch aluminum and wood pattern operation system.

In addition, the top model “AIRS” has an electronically controlled air suspension system, and there are several options available, for examle, an electric multi-panel moonroof with a three-division glass roof and an electro-multivision with a 7-inch display + DVD voice navigation function.

The MCU series has a wide trunk (the length is about 1.66 m, the width is about 1.40 m, the diagonal length is about 2.17 m, and the area is about 2.32 m2), so it is highly effective for outdoor use and spending the night in the car.

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4.Premium and cool! Summary of ZSU series (3rd generation) interior

The model codes for the third generation Harrier are as below.

  • ZSU 60W with FF system
  • ZSU 65W with full time 4WD

Since they were active as the current model until the fourth generation Harrier was released in June 4th 2020, they are relatively new model codes.

The differences in the luxuriousness of the interior depending on the grade stand out from these model code, having a completely novel design.

These model codes have Toyota’s latest safety technology and are popular in our company.

ZSU60W/ZSU65W

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“ZSU 60W” with FF system and “ZSU 65W” with the full-time 4WD have an interior that combines a spacious and a sporty feeling. A design that expresses a distinctive sense of playfulness such as having an emblem on many parts.

Initially released in December 2013, the third-generation Harrier has grades such as “Elegance,” “Premium,” and “Progress.”

The large trunk that can carry four pieces of 9.5-inch golf luggage. It is easy to carry many luggage which is great for the outdoor and leisure use.

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The underfloor storage under the deck board is also a large depth high capacity storage, so it can store children’s outdoor toys and car accessories.

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The front seats are sports seat specifications that support the waist area and provide capable of obtaining a comfortable feeling of sitting that a seating person is wrapped up from the right and left sides.

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In addition, the seat cover has just the right hardness, so when you sit down, you can sink back into a seat. It helps to reduce driver fatigue.

Interior for each grade of ZSU series

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Elegance is the third generation Harrier’s basic grade, but a combination of fabric and synthetic leather is used for the seating material. There are two types of color option. Black with a cool and sharp impression and Dark Saddle Tan with a warm luxury impression.

In addition, three interior colors are available: black, deep bordeaux, and dark saddle tan, and you can enjoy the high-class feeling of Harrier even in the base grade.

Premium is almost the same as the interior of Elegance, but the illumination is attached to door scuff plates with stainless steel ornaments. The word “HARRIER” appears in blue, which brings a great feeling of being a Harrier owner.

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In Premium, Premium Sheep Nappa Leather can be chosen as an optional seating material.

Progress is a grade equipped with a safety system “Panoramaic View Monitor”. Based on this equipment of Progress, the grade that combines black and deep blue as an interior color is “PROGRESS “Style BLUEISH”.

The seat colors are either blue or black, and the door switches and panels are also blue wood grain.

“Elegance”, “Premium”, and “Progress” are the three main basics, but in addition to these, there are “Metal and Leather Package” that can be added to “PROGRESS “Style BLUEISH””, and “Elegance GR Sport” that features a sporty interior.

 

5.Customize and make your own interior!

The interior color of Harrier can be selected from “Black”, “Black x Red”, “Dark Saddle Tan”, and “Deep Bordeaux”, so you can make it your own interior by specifying it when you purchase Harrier.

Deep Bordeaux

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Black

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In addition to the interior colors, Harrier has several areas that can be customized.

  • Seat Covers
  • Floor Mat
  • Room lamp
  • Luggage lamp
  • Luggage room
  • Interior panel
  • Shift knob
  • Bottons such as lever
  • etc

For example, by customizing the seat cover and floor mat according to the interior color, you can make it your own Harrier and create a “feeling different from others”.

Among those who customized the seat cover, there are some people who set the interior color to black and the seat cover to black and deep blue.

They put a dark blue sticker on the steering wheel etc. in accordance with the seat to create a unique Harrier.

Another option is to purchase a customized Harrier product to attach them to Harrier.

For example in the back seat,

Although it can accommodate 3 people in the back seat, it is very rare that all 5 passengers will be in the 5 seater car. By utilizing the center part of the back seat, it can increase convenience for family members and friends in the back seat by having a cup holder and others.

The last customization we recommend is courtesy light.

Harrier is genuine and has this courtesy light, and there are other items to make it cooler.

When you open the door, Harrier’s logo will be projected on the ground coolly, so you can make it to a special Harrier.

The courtesy light is easy to install, so it is recommended for those who are new to customize Harrier or are not confident in customizing it.

 

6. Summary

Compared to other SUVs, Harrier is a pioneer of high-end SUVs and has taken a step ahead in terms of various equipment, exterior and interior designs.

The interior of Harrier varies depending on the generation, model code, and grade, so it is important to find a Harrier that you like.

The contents introduced this time are all the features of the interior that will be helpful for those who want to purchase Harrier in the future.

In addition, all the model codes of Harrier introduced this time can be purchased at Carused.jp.

Carused.jp can support multiple languages, so we respond in different languages without limiting the countries and regions.

If you would like “to purchase an used Harrier”, please contact Carused.jp. Our experienced staff will assist you to find detailed contents of Harrier.

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[TOYOTA HARRIER] What are the differences between the new and the old model of Harrier?

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In this article, we will introduce the differences between the exterior of the new model of Harrier, which was newly launched in Japan in June 2020 and the old model!

Mainly this time we will introduce the following exterior parts!

Contents:

  1. Body size
  2. Platform
  3. Front mask
  4. Emblem
  5. Side mirror
  6. Rear
  7. Tail lamp・stop light

Some of the new Harrier’s exterior designs have been redesigned, and many designs have been inherited from the predecessor, the 3rd generation of Harrier.

Until the 3rd generation Harrier, the design was based on a design-conscious SUV instead of a square-based styling SUV that emphasized practicality.

The characteristic of the new Harrier was that it was deeply influenced by a form like a Coupe SUV.

The entire exterior of the new Harrier features a sleek coupe form that has a simple elegance with robustness.

From here, we will introduce the changes in the exterior of the new Harrier, which has evolved into a more elegant and sleek design compared to the third generation.

 

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A picture of the new Harrier

1.Body size

The body size of the 3rd Harrier had total length of 4720 mm ×total width of 1835 mm × total height of 1690 mm, but the new 4th generation Harrier has total length of 4740 mm× total width of 1855 mm × total height of 1660 mm.

Compared to the third-generation Harrier, the overall length and width have increased by 20 mm, while the overall height has decreased by 30 mm. The body size of new Harrier is similar to that of the second-generation Harrier.

The car width became 20 mm wider and has a distinctive characteristic of left and right overhang. Compared to the third generation, it has a low center of gravity.

The wheelbase was 2660 mm for the third generation, but the new Harrier has 2690 mm which is 30 mm longer.

A picture of the third-generation Harrier

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Here’s a picture of the new Harrier for comparison

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2.Platform

GA-K platform is equipped to the new Harrier.

The platform of Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) can accommodate side-size FF power trains and is also used by RAV4, Camry, Lexus ES, and others.

The size of the wheelbase of the new Harrier is the same as the RAV4, which is 2690 mm, so it can be assumed that both have the same basic mechanism.

 

3.Front mask

Compared to the third generation, the new Harrier’s side windows have a lower ceiling height, and the backward tilting roof has the impression that D pillars and tail windows have a gentler slope when viewed from the side.

The continuous design that flows from the front grille to the headlamp has been inherited from the third-generation design.

By narrowing the width of the headlamps, the front view has a significant sharper impression.

The L-shaped double daytime running lamp is a significant characteristic, and it has a compact yet powerful design.

A picture of the third generation Harrier

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Here’s a picture of the new Harrier for comparison

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4.Emblem

Up to the 3rd generation, the front grill used an emblem with the motif of an Eastern marsh harrier (family Accipitridae), but it has been changed to the Toyota emblem from the new Harrier.

A picture of the Harrier emblem of the old models

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A picture of the Harrier emblem of the new models

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5.Side mirror

Side mirrors were attached to A-pillar in the third-generation, but the new Harrier uses door side mirrors.

This eliminates the blind spots that are created at the connecting part between the side mirror and the pillar.

The old model of Harrier

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The new model of Harrier

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6.Rear

Since it has a 20 mm wider car width, the wheelhouse has a prominent overhanging in left and right, resulting in a sportier design with a low center of gravity compared to the third-generation model.

The inside of the cabin is narrowed toward the rear, and the overhang of the shoulder part is remarkable.

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7.Tail lamp・stop light

The design of the tail lamp is horizontally linearly set that has been passed down from the third generation. It has a sharper impression due to the thinner and more horizontal design.

In addition, the stop lamp in the upper rear was extended to the left and right. The length became twice as long as the previous model, and horizontal features are emphasized in the design.

From the third generation, not only the tail lamp design but also the cabin narrowed from the side to the rear while narrowing the height and width of the side glass were inherited.

The sleek and elegant coupe form is further refined, the dynamic three-dimensional effect was adapted to create a strong dynamic feeling.

The old model of Harrier

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Here’s a picture of the new Harrier for comparison

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If you are looking for a used TOYOTA Harrier, please contact Carused.jp!

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[TOYOTA HARRIER] How comfortable is the TOYOTA Harrier? We will introduce reviews from users.

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Have you ever considered buying a Japanese used car with high quality and low price?

Among the used cars, TOYOTA Harrier is very popular all over the world!

This time, we had an interview with users about the ride comfort of the 2nd and 3rd generation TOYOTA Harrier.

TOYOTA Harrier, which was released in 1997, was created by a combination of a luxury saloon and SUV with the slogan of “WILD but FORMAL”.

As the Harrier brand image of “luxury”, “advanced”, and “refined”, the high-quality design of the exterior and interior of TOYOTA Harrier is remarkable regardless of generation.

It lives up to all the rave reviews it got as a “Sport Utility Saloon” that combines the functionality and mobility of a high-class sedan. As for the engine, it has a 3LV6 or 2.2L straight 4, etc. which are the common platforms of the sedan and CAMRY.

By setting the drive system to 4WD and FF, it is targeting a customer segment who wants to have a “smooth and powerful drive as well as a design with an air of luxury.

So far, we have introduced the functions suitable for the TOYOTA Harrier brand image such as “luxury”, “advanced”, and “refined”.

If you are interested in the best way buy Harrier cheaply, click here!

However, if you want to buy Harrier in the future, you may want to know the feedback of the users who have been driving Harrier?

” How comfortable is Harrier?”

“What is the vibration caused by the travel of Harrier?”

” How is the suspension at the rear seat?”

” What is the real driving performance of Harrier?”

Contents:

Interviewing Users! Introducing the ride comfort of TOYOTA Harrier!

  1. Third generation of Harrier/ “It doesn’t shake, and I feel comfortable to have my child” (the feedback from the user: 30s, Female, Married)
  2. Third generation Harrier/ “The rear part is spacious, and I can carry a lot of luggage” (the feedback from the user: 30s, Male, Married)
  3. Third generation Harrier / “when I went for a drive with a friend who is 162cm tall, the rear seat of a car is still spacious.” (the feedback from the user:40s, Male, Single)
  4. Second generation Harrier/ “It was a great choice to replace it from 2.4GLP 4WD!” (the feedback from the user: 50s, Male, Single)
  5. Summary

In response to the questions, we would like to introduce the feedback of users who are driving the second and third generation TOYOTA Harrier.

Model codes such as ACU30W, ACU35W, MCU30W, MCU35W, MHU38W, GSU30W, and GSU35W are classified with the second generation Harrier. ZSU60W, ZSU65W, ASU60W, and ASU65W are categorized as the third generation Harrier.

 

Interviewing Users! Introducing the ride comfort of TOYOTA Harrier!

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The most important thing to ask when buying Harrier is the feedback of users who are driving Harrier.

Isn’t it important to find out the ride quality?

From here, we will introduce the feedback of users who are driving Harrier.

1. Third generation of Harrier/ “It doesn’t shake, and I feel comfortable to have my child” (the feedback from the user: 30s, Female, Married)

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“Since there was little swaying while driving, and there was also an air conditioner blowing port in the back seat, the baby can be placed comfortably”

A major feature of the second-generation TOYOTA Harrier was the launch of the hybrid TOYOTA Harrier in 2005, in which a motor was added to the 3.3-liter V-type 6-cylinder engine. It achieved the smoothest driving performance ever.

The third-generation Harrier’s hybrid engine is a combination of a 2.5L in-line 4-cylinder DOCH engine and a motor, and thanks to the powerful assistance of the motor, it achieves a powerful driving while at the same time you can experience a smooth driving as if you are in a big ship.

 

2. Third generation Harrier/ “The rear part is spacious, and I can carry a lot of luggage” (the feedback from the user: 30s, Male, Married)

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“I like the design of the car itself and the rear seat having a wide space. It’s also useful because I can easily put golf bags.”

The luggage space of TOYOTA Harrier was originally a pioneer model of the premium SUV, which is a global trend. It secures a spacious luggage space while ensuring comfortable habitability.

When the rear seats are all folded down and used, it can hold 992L, and when the rear seats are used, it can hold 456L.

This is more than RAV4’s luggage capacity (580L), which is the same as full-scale mid-sized SUVs in TOYOTA Harrier.

 

3. Third generation Harrier / “when I went for a drive with a friend who is 162cm tall, the rear seat of a car is still spacious.” (the feedback from the user:40s, Male, Single)

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“When a friend with a height of 162 cm rides on the backseat, there is enough space equal to the length of about one and a half fists, so it is very spacious. It is popular not only for drivers but also for those who go for a drive with me.”

The rear seat of the third-generation TOYOTA Harrier is large, and the seating surface extends to the back of the knee. It helps drivers keep their posture right without strain on their back and reduces their fatigue after a long drive.

Since the rear seats are set in a high seating position, it has good front visibility, which is one of the features of TOYOTA Harrier.

Thanks to its high visibility, it rarely gives a sense of blockage when you are in a car.

TOYOTA Harrier also has a sufficient overhead space, so you can secure a spacious seating space.

 

4. Second generation Harrier/ “It was a great choice to replace it from 2.4GLP 4WD!” (the feedback from the user: 50s, Male, Single)

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“I used to drive the same second-generation TOYOTA Harrier’s 2.4GLP 4WD, but I wanted to have a more comfortable car, so I replaced it by 3.5AIRS 4WD. It was a great choice! I can experience smooth driving, and the acceleration performance is the same as the hybrid.”

In the highest grade of the second-generation TOYOTA Harrier, there is a model with the same strut-type electronically controlled air suspension adopted in AIRS.

By installing AIRS air suspension, it can make quick motions in consecutive corners on the left and right.

In addition, 3.5V6 2GR-FE engine has superior properties in silence and full torque, so it allows a car to ride and go with the flow of traffic at 2,000 rpm or less.

 

Summary

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If you want to buy TOYOTA Harrier in the future, you may want to use the feedback of the users who have been driving Harrier as a reference.

You can find out about the “luxury”, “advanced”, and “refined” designs and equipment on TOYOTA’s official website, but it is difficult to hear the feedback of the drivers.

This time, we introduced its riding comfort from the feedback of users who have been driving TOYOTA Harrier.

  • Harrier doesn’t shake, and I feel comfortable to drive
  • It can carry a lot of luggage
  • The rear seat of a car is spacious
  • It can make quick motion according to the grade

Please refer to it when purchasing a used Harrier.

Carused.jp has many JAPANESE TOYOTA Harrier with high quality and low prices.

At Carused.jp, we deal with many different languages to explain the vehicle condition in detail regardless of the country, so you can have the details regarding the condition of the car.

If you are looking for a used TOYOTA Harrier, please contact Carused.jp!

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[TOYOTA HARRIER] What are the features of the first, second, and third generations of Harrier? We will explain great points and improved areas in details.

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There are the first, second, and third generations of Harrier, and the fourth generation Harrier launched in June 2020 has many similarities of these previous generations.

This time, we are going to introduce characteristics of the first, second, and third generations of TOYOTA  Harrier!

If you would like to know about the newest Harrier, click  What are the five differences between the new Harrier and the previous model?

  • Design
  • Engine
  • Safety performance

 

The first generation Harrier was released in 1997 from Toyota about to become a pioneer of luxury SUV car.

TOYOTA Harrier has been gathering attention from the automobile industry in the world since it used leather as seating materials that were not seen in the previous SUV. The interior is very stylish and creative.

It has had greater support not only from Japan but also overseas, and the demand for used Harrier has increased now.

If you are planning to purchase a used Harrier, you might have questions such as, “what are the main differences between the first, second, and third generations Harrier?” and “what are the characteristics of each?”. We will explain the features of each generation of Harrier from now on.

Please also check out our useful article aboutthe best way to buy Harrier cheaply” !

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1. [1997-2003] The first generation Toyota Harrier

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These three points below are the characteristics of the first generation Harrier

  • Design to be a pioneer of luxury SUV car
  • Two types of engine
  • The world’s first safety performance

The satisfaction rate of users of the first generation Harrier was very high, and it was popular for its reliability.

From here, we are going to introduce the characteristics and merits and demerits of the first generation of Harrier.

Interior and exterior pioneering a luxury SUV car

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The first generation Harrier was created based on the platform of sixth generation CAMRY, but at the very beginning, the platform of ARISTO was planned to be used as a base of the design.

As for another design plan, there was an American plan which later was discussed between the Japanese plan. The wheelbase was enlarged, and it had a strong and dynamic image. And at the last, the stylish Japanese plan was adapted.

The characteristics of the design of first generation Harrier was that there are no spare tires attached to the rear hatch.

It was very common to have spare tires attached to the rear hatch. However, in SUV cars, the spare tires were set in the under the luggage floor in the first generation Harrier, it manages to create a stylish form.

Differences between “Harrier 3.0” and “Harrier” from an engine mounted

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The engine mounted on the first generation Harrier at the time of launch was V-shaped 6 cylinder 3.0L engine with 220 horsepower, which was the same as “Harrier 3.0”.

The model with in-line 4 cylinder 2.2L high mechanical TWIN CAM is called “Harrier”. The name differs according to the grade.

A minor change was conducted to change from 2.2L to 2.4L of in-line 4-cylinder engine, and the valve timing mechanism” VVT-I” was adapted which can be changed together with Harrier 3.0.

FF and 4WD models were set as a drive system, and “FOUR” is added after the grade name of 4WD model.

The high safety performance with the adaption of “Pre-Crash Safety System” for the first time in the world

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The first generation Harrier which was released in 1997 attracted attention by adapting the “Pre-Crash Safety System” for the first time in the world.

Moreover, as standard safety equipment, it has a dual airbag, brake assist, ABS, seatbelt with pre-tensioner & force limiter are mounted.

Merits of the first generation Harrier

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It has four-wheel independent suspension so that it can have a great driving performance on various roads. The first generation Harrier has a high reputation of being “a car with a comfortable ride” that a driver can experience smooth driving and a high degree of silence while driving.

Also, the fast response has received a high evaluation. Since the steering is heavy, the suspension has a smooth motion even on rough roads.

Demerits of the first generation of Harrier

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There was some feedback from drivers. Because the shift lever was set in a slightly high position, it was a bit difficult to operate the shift. However, the issue was fixed in the second generation Harrier, and the shift lever was set in a lower position.

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There are also some comments that the position of side mirrors was set under the framework of windows which caused some difficulties for a driver to check. In the second generation Harrier, side mirrors were put on the side of the window framework to have better visibility.

2. [2003-2013] The second generation Toyota

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There are three main characteristics of the second generation Harrier

  • Interior with Trinocular independent metering only in the second generation Harrier
  • Two engines that were passed down from the first generation
  • The newest safety performance

The second generation Harrier also has a high reputation like the first generation, but unfortunately, it was discontinued in 2013.

This generation is popular among Carused.jp because of its low cost and high performance.

From here, we will introduce the characteristics of the second generation Harrier.

Interior with Trinocular independent metering as a standard equipment

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The interior of the second generation Harrier was designed with the concept of “sharpness of birds of prey”. It has the navigation screen at the high position, the wind outlet at the side of the air conditioner, and the inner shift panel that were also in the first generation.

Mechanical silver in the center part and wood patterns on steering are significant features of the interior of the second generation Harrier.

In the interior of the second generation Harrier, Trinocular independent metering became standard equipment that can be found only in the second generation Harrier.

Compared to the first generation Harrier, the exterior is slightly bigger with the size as follows: total length 4,735mm × total width 1,845mm × total height 1,670mm

Two engines that were passed down from the first generation

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The engines mounted on the second generation Harrier were 3LV type 6-cylinder engine and 2.4L in-line 4-cylinder engine. They were passed down from the first generation.

The drive system was FF and 4WD which is the same as the first generation, and the transmission was changed from 5 speed AT from 3LV type 6-cylinder engine. The 2.4L inline 4-cylinder engine was changed to 4-speed AT.

In the highest grade, it has electronic control of air suspension system “AIRS”.

”Harrier hybrid” was released in the second generation Harrier which was not in the first generation, and it gathered attention as the first hybrid SUV car in Japan.

The newest safety performance

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As standard equipment in all cars, the second-generation Harrier has a seat belt warning buzzer and a two-mirror auxiliary confirmation device that can be used as a side under mirror.

Also, as an important feature, it had many newest improvements. For example, as a car navigation system was changed to HDD type.

In the specially equipped car of second generation Harrier that was launched in January 2008, the HDD navigation system was changed to color back guide monitor with voice guidance as a special option which increased the luxury of a car.

Merits of the second generation Harrier

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With a 2.4L in-line 4-cylinder engine, a driver can have a smooth driving in the flat area and high-speed lane. It also has excellent fuel efficiency especially in highways and can provide comfortable ride.

Since the exterior is bigger than the first generation, it is very spacious even with four adult passengers.

Demerits of the second generation Harrier

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Some people may feel that a car with a 2.4L in-line 4-cylinder engine does not have enough power when going up an uphill.

If you use MT mode and 3 or 2 speed in the shift, it might solve the issue. But you might still feel it is a bit stiff.

The turbo car was finally released from the third generation Harrier. It has more power, and the poor fuel economy caused by the heavyweight of the car body was also improved.

Because the body is large, it is not capable of turning in a small space (only the minimum turning radius of 5.7m). This can be one of the demerits of the second generation Harrier.

As the body size became smaller in the third generation Harrier, the problem involved with the minimum turning radius was solved.

 

3. [2013-2019] The third generation Toyota Harrier

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The three main characteristics of the third generation Harrier

  • Interior with outstanding materials
  • Three types of new engines
  • The highest-ever level safety performance

The third generation Harrier was released at the same time as the discontinue of the second generation Harrier, and it has been sold as a new Harrier in which all demerits were improved.

This generation is the most popular among Carused.jp because of its powerful engine and high safety that the previous Harrier didn’t have.

Let’s take a close look at the third generation Harrier.

Interior with outstanding materials

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The third generation Harrier which was released at the same time as the discontinue of the second generation Harrier has an interior that is characterized as having a high level of the material.

Normally, the interior materials are decided after the design is created, but for the interior of the third generation Harrier, the materials are decided first to complete the design.

To make a spacious space, it has a concave region in the passenger seat. The 3D dry transferred wood pattern panel were different from the previous wood pattern. It was created based on an image of the wood pipe intaking the liquid metal, and the sense of luxury was revealed more than ever.

The body size of the third generation Harrier was total length 4,720mm×total width 1,835mm×total height 1,690mm. Because the size became smaller by 15mm×10mm×20mm compared to the previous generation, the wheelbase was also 55mm smaller which contributed a car to have a better turning performance.

Three new engines

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In the third generation Harrier, let’s check the three types of engines.

In the normal gasoline mode, it is 2.0L in-line 4-cylinder DOHC; whereas in hybrid cars, 2.5L in-line 4-cylinder DOCH engine and motor are combined.

In the hybrid engine, thanks to the strong assist of the motor, it has a high degree of silence and excellent fuel efficiency that are regarded as great merits.

Lastly, the turbo engine that was mounted in the third generation Harrier was the engine that combines 2.0L in-line 4-cylinder DOHC engine with turbocharger, it has a very sporty look among three engines.

The highest-ever level safety performance

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In the third generation Harrier, all cars of “ELEGANCE” and higher grades have Collision avoidance systems, “pre-crash safety”.  The cars of “PREMIUM” and higher grades have “Lane departure alert”. In “PREMIUM Advanced Package”, “panoramic view monitor” that support to check left and right was adapted. Compared to the first and second generation Harrier, it has superior safety performance.

Merits of the third generation Harrier

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With its heavy steering, many drivers commented that it has a smooth motion even on unpaved rough roads. Its ride quality is a great merit.

The back seats are very spacious, and the luggage space has enough room to be able to carry many belongings.

Demerits of the third generation Harrier

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There are many people who feel uncomfortable having the shift lever at the high position which is one of the characteristics of Harrier. Also, the rear mirror was put way behind, so some feel that it has poor visibility.

Furthermore, a car with a 2L engine is often considered as not having enough power, but it does not have any problems when driving in a city.

4. Summary

The first generation Harrier gained much attention for its sophisticated interior and exterior as being a pioneer of luxury SUV car, and the highest safety performance was one of the characteristics.

From the second generation Harrier, the interior with Trinocular independent metering was set as standard equipment, and the same engine of the first generation was used. The body size was smaller than the second and third generation Harrier which made a car to have a better turning performance. It has superior safety performance compared to the previous Harrier.

At Carused.jp, we have many used Harrier.

The third generation Harrier is especially popular with its great safety performance, and we have received many contacts from all over the world.

If you are interested in used Harrier, please contact Carused.jp!

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Top recommendation – This is the best way to buy HARRIER/LEXUS RX cheaply!

Contents: Can individuals from abroad participate in the “Japanese Used Car Auction”? Conditions of participating in a used car auction Merits and demerits of used ... Read more The post Top recommendation – This is the best way to buy HARRIER/LEXUS RX cheaply! appeared first on Expert Maintenance and Buying tips - Carused.jp...

A luxury car, HARRIER/LEXUS RX, is very expensive when buying it as a new car. Therefore, we recommend that you buy a used HARRIER/LEXUS RX in order to reduce the cost.

However, it is difficult to find a used HARRIER/LEXUS RX by yourself because it is not possible to know who and how the car has been used, and it is necessary to check the vehicle condition and mileage when purchasing.

There are two easiest and surest ways to buy a used HARRIER/LEXUS RX in perfect condition.

  • Purchase at a used car sale auction
  • Buy directly from online stores in Japan

By buying at a used car auction in Japan, you can buy a used HARRIER/LEXUS RX at the cheapest cost, because you don’t need to pay an intermediate margin that occurs when buying at a dealer.

In addition, by purchasing directly from online stores in Japan, you can easily obtain a used HARRIER/LEXUS RX from abroad.

The two methods of “buying it at used car auctions” and “buying directly from Japanese online shopping” are the most recommended ways to get a used HARRIER/LEXUS RX, but in what way are you going to obtain it?

In this article, we will introduce how to buy a good used HARRIER/LEXUS RX at a used car auction in Japan without being deceived, for those who want to purchase cheaply and easily.

You can find out what you want to know through the headline, so click on the headline for the content that you are interested in.

Here, we will explain two methods of “buying it at used car auctions” and “buying directly from online shopping in Japan” in detail as to buy a used HARRIER/LEXUS RX cheaply.

Can individuals from abroad participate in the “Japanese Used Car Auction”?

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The most recommended method is to use the Japanese used car auction when purchasing a used HARRIER/LEXUS RX, but individuals from abroad cannot participate in the Japanese used car auction.

There are some strict conditions to participate in the used car auction in Japan. For example, one year has passed since acquiring a Japanese original license called “Second-hand dealer license”, and there are shops and business offices for buying and selling cars.

Therefore, it is not possible to participate in the used car auction individually in Japan from overseas.

Conditions of participating in a used car auction

auction condition

  1. Need an introduction letter from multiple companies that handle automobiles
  2. Need to have a store in Japan
  3. Depending on the auction, it may take Japanese real estate in pledge
  4. Need to pay a deposit
  5. Need to have a second-hand dealer license

As just described, the conditions for participating in a used car auction in Japan are strict.

And even if you can prepare a deposit of 4, you still need to have a real estate and a store or business office that sells cars in Japan.

Furthermore, it is especially important and difficult to obtain a “second-hand dealer license” of 5 as you need to have an introduction letter from multiple companies. Passing all requirements will be a big challenge.

A second-hand dealer license is a certificate licensed by the government that an individual or corporation can buy, sell, or trade second-hand goods for business use.

Obtaining a second-hand dealer license is difficult even for Japanese companies, and it is necessary to apply to local public safety committees through the police station that has jurisdiction over the sales office.

Even if you live in Japan and you do not have a second-hand dealer license, you cannot participate in the used car auction in Japan, so it is impossible to directly participate in the Japanese auction and purchase a used car HARRIER/LEXUS RX directly from abroad.

Merits and demerits of used car auction

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The merit of a used car auction is that “you can buy the car you want at a low price.”

In general, used cars such as HARRIER/LEXUS RX are purchased from dealers or used car dealerships, but you need to pay an intermediate margin, so even if it is a used HARRIER/LEXUS RX, it is still expensive to purchase.

However, there is an advantage that you can buy at the lowest price because you do not need this intermediate margin by purchasing directly at a used car auction.

On the other hand, there is a demerit that “the general public cannot participate” in the used car auction.

If you go through an auction agency, you can participate in the auction individually from overseas.

participate individually

As we mentioned at the beginning, individuals from overseas cannot participate in Japanese used car auctions.

This is because there are strict conditions for participating in Japanese used car auctions.

It is almost impossible for individuals to meet all strict conditions to participate in Japanese used car auctions from overseas, so if you want to buy used HARRIER/LEXUS RX cheaply, you need to use an auction agency that will participate in a Japanese used car.

Since the auction agency meets the conditions to participate in used car auctions in Japan, it is possible to get a used HARRIER/LEXUS RX cheaply.

However, there are some dishonest auction agents, so you need to fully understand all necessary points as not to be deceived and select a reliable used car auction agency.

So, what kind of company is a reliable auction agency?

Let us explain a little further.

Which used car auction should you use in order not to be deceived and conduct process?

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By selecting a reliable used car auction agency, you can buy a good used HARRIER/LEXUS RX cheaply without being deceived.

As a method for individuals to purchase used cars from overseas through auction, as mentioned earlier, you can request the auction agency to participate in the used car auction on your behalf. Another method is that you can buy a used car at online auction etc. by C to C transactions.

However, C-to-C transactions are subject to have troubles and are not recommended in this article.

So, in this article, we recommend that you should ask a used car auction agency.

Here, we will introduce what troubles are likely to occur in C to C transactions, along with the characteristics of a reliable auction agency.

Examples of troubles often occur in C to C transactions

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  • I paid the cost, but the car hasn’t arrived
  • I was informed a wrong mileage
  • There was a false statement about the repair history
  • A car that was completely different from what I was explained arrived

Among individuals and companies that sell used cars through C to C online auctions, there are many amateur exhibitors who do not have any special knowledge about cars, and it is not unusual for them to have little knowledge of the condition of used cars.

Therefore, even if it is explained as a used car in good condition without any problems, there are many cases in which various problems are discovered after delivered to the purchaser.

That’s the reason why participating in a used car auction where people with specialized knowledge of used car trading is the safest way to purchase a used car.

Characteristics of a reliable auction agency

reliable auction agent

  • Deal flexibly with the various languages in response to the request
  • Participate in car auctions all over Japan
  • Are capable of directly assessing used cars before making a successful bid
  • Explain the condition of the car in detail

We recommend using an auction agency as a method for individuals from overseas to purchase Japanese used cars.

Auction agencies that have the above characteristics will make a successful bid on good quality used cars on your behalf, so you can feel at ease when doing business with them.

One of the characteristics of a reliable auction agency is that it participates in car auctions all over Japan.

There are only 10 out of 50,000 auction agents in Japan which are members of all the car auctions held throughout Japan. Because they are members of all auctions, it is possible to handle many used cars.

In addition, since auction agents that can deal flexibly with the various languages in response to the request can trade without limiting the country, you can request an auction agent individually from overseas and also receive detailed explanations about the condition of the car.

How to participate in the auction

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Carused.jp will help you to buy a used HARRIER/LEXUS RX by participating in a used car auction in Japan, for those who live in abroad.

Carused.jp is an auction agency that meets all the characteristics of “a reliable auction agency” introduced earlier.

Since Carused.jp can deal with the various languages, they can act as a Japanese car auction agency regardless of country. Moreover, they can explain the condition of the car in detail, so you can grasp the condition of the used HARRIER/LEXUS RX in detail.

If you are an individual from overseas and want to buy HARRIER/LEXUS RX by requesting a Japanese used car auction agency, you need just two steps into this process when requesting Carused.jp.

  1. Register
  2. Put down a deposit

Let’s look at these two steps.

Register

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Since a trusting relationship is important in Japanese car auctions, it is necessary to register customer information.

Enter your country, address, phone number, name, and other information to register for membership.

Make a deposit

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Carused.jp asks all customers to pay a deposit before taking a role as the auction agency.

This deposit will be refunded if we could not make a successful bid on the requested used HARRIER/LEXUS RX at the auction.

If we could make a successful bid, you can use the deposit to pay the cost of the used HARRIER/LEXUS RX.

The amount of the deposit varies depending on the car auction agency, but it is common to put down a deposit of about 1,000 to 3,000 dollars.

The deposit is necessary because there are some risks. For example, in case the customer does not pay the amount, there are a handling fee and a relisting fee for purchases in Japan.

The process of delivering HARRIER/LEXUS RX to your home

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After registering and putting down the deposit, you need to wait for the auction result.

The auction results will be submitted by email on the day of the auction, so you will know the result immediately.

If the auction agency reports that “we made a successful bid on HARRIER/LEXUS RX at the auction”, the invoice with the total amount for the vehicle will be sent to your email address, so we will make payment within 48 hours (2 days).

HARRIER/LEXUS RX will be loaded on a container ship in the shortest time after payment is completed, and it will be arranged to arrive in Africa, Europe, etc. in about one month.

It takes about a month and a half before you receive your car, as it takes time to check all necessary documents, for example, to clear the goods for transit duties.

We recommend that you should buy it through online shopping rather than from a dealer!

online shopping

You can buy used HARRIER/LEXUS RX at a local used car dealer, but if you want to buy the cheapest HARRIER/LEXUS RX, you should buy it through online shopping.

The reason is, as we mentioned earlier, the used car dealers purchase used cars through auction agencies.

If you purchase used cars through the used car auction agency, a commission is required, so they add the extra cost of an intermediate margin.

Therefore, just because a used car is cheaper than a new car, it is not always cheaper to buy a used car from a dealer.

By purchasing directly through online shopping, you can buy used HARRIER/LEXUS RX at the cheapest cost, because the intermediate margin will not be required.

Merits of buying a car at a local used car dealer

merits

The merits of buying at a dealer are that you can check and buy the car directly, and also you can receive a guarantee for several months.

However, there are few people who have the expert knowledge to visually inspect the condition of the vehicle. “You can check and buy the car directly” means that you can only check “the condition of the exterior and interior.”

Some used car dealers may have a quality certification system for several months; however, it is difficult to find out if a used car is defective just by driving it for several months.

In addition, there are many used car dealers who sell without checking the condition of the used car properly or do not perform maintenance. When you buy a used car locally, you may need to maintain it afterward.

In the maintenance of used cars, you have to purchase the parts yourself and maintain, so even if you buy a used HARRIER/LEXUS RX at a low price, you may need to pay extra cost for repair.

Merits of buying a car through online shopping

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Carused.jp, a used car auction agency, makes a direct assessment before making a successful bid for a used car at an auction. Therefore, we are able to deliver used cars which are in good condition.

That’s why you can drive without any problems after you received the car, and you don’t need to pay the repair costs which may incur after purchasing it locally.

By purchasing a used HARRIER/LEXUS RX through online shopping directly,

  • You can buy it at the cheapest price because there is no middle margin
  • There is no risk of repair costs when purchasing at a local dealer
  • The car will last a long time since you will receive used cars which are in good condition

By purchasing a used HARRIER/LEXUS RX through online shopping directly, there are many merits besides purchasing it at the cheapest price.

Summary

HARRIER/LEXUS RX is popular not only in Japan but also overseas as a luxury SUV car.

In order to buy HARRIER/LEXUS RX cheaply, we recommend that you should buy a used car instead of a new car. There are two methods to purchase a used car; using the Internet auction which is mainly C to C transactions and a used car auction.

In the case of internet auctions, there are many cases in which cars in a bad condition are put up by individuals who do not know the condition of used cars well. There are some troubles being reported in the past, for example, there were odometer-tampered vehicles, and a purchaser didn’t receive the car after paying the full amount.

Therefore, if you want to buy a used car, we recommend that you should use the used car auction in Japan.

However, in order to participate in the used car auction in Japan, it is necessary to meet all strict conditions, so individuals from overseas cannot participate.

Therefore, for individuals from overseas to participate in the used car auction in Japan, they need to use the auction agency. So that they can purchase the used HARRIER/LEXUS RX at the cheapest cost.

Carused.jp conducts a direct assessment before making a successful bid at a used car auction, so it is possible to deliver high quality used cars.

Moreover, Carused.jp can deal flexibly with the various languages to explain the condition of a used car in detail.

If you would like “to purchase a used HARRIER/LEXUS RX at a low price”, please feel free to contact Carused.jp!

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