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We will explain in detail the features of Toyota Harrier, from the latest Toyota Harrier models to used cars.
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Toyota Harrier 2020 model released in Japan on June 17, 2020.
This time we will explain in detail the features of Toyota Harrier on this page.
First of all, please see the design, exterior, interior, equipment, and specifications of the Toyota Harrier 2020 model.
The current Toyota Harrier 2020 model has a different design than the previous Toyota Harrier.
First, please take a look at the entire car.
The front part of the current Toyota Harrier 2020 model is different from the previous Toyota Harrier 2019.
The biggest change is that the Toyota Harrier 2020 model has a Toyota emblem whereas the previous models had a Harrier emblem.
With this change, the current model has a strong image of being a Toyota car.
The next point is the front bumper part. There is a hole of air evacuation. The wind comes out to the wheel house inner.
Please take a look at the rear part. This area changed drastically.
All previous Harrier has the stop lamps and blinkers on the bumper.
In this model, the blinkers are designed to be attached under the rear bumper.
When the blinkers are turned on, it looks like this.
If you take a close look, it has a back lamp at the side of rear blinkers.
The muffler is not the one that finisher integrated with an actual muffler.
It doesn’t look very fashionable, but it has the same manufacturing as RAV4. This part needs to be totally integrated.
Next, we will introduce the interior that is used in all models.
There are S, G, and Z grades in the Toyota Harrier 2020 model.
The interior of the Toyota Harrier 2020 S grade
Synthetic leather and fabric are used in the interior of the Toyota Harrier 2020 model.
The meter seen from the driver’s seat looks as shown below. The S grade meter has a 4.2-inch multi-information display in the middle.
The rear view mirror is a digital inner mirror.
Moreover, it has a device to record the front and inside of the car as standard, and it can be used as a substitute for the dash cam.
There is an 8-inch monitor in the front part as standard equipment. It can also be used as Toyota Genuine Car Navigation.
The air conditioner can be adjusted by a dial.
Next, please take a look at the shift lever.
The shift lever is covered with shift boot like this. This is something that the previous generation did not have.
If you look closely, the Engine Starter Button is located on the shift lever. There are also Electric park brakes and Brake Hold button around the shift lever.
The Electric park brakes are a little hard to push, but they are standard equipment in this grade. Of course, it is set in G and Z as standard equipment.
Pressing the Brake Hold button is convenient because the brake will be applied even if you release your foot from the brake pedal.
There are also two cup holders on the shift lever side. This is also standard equipment on all models.
It comes with a tray that can be removed by opening the console box.
Next, please take a look at the rear passenger seats for S grade.
As you can see from the picture below, synthetic leather + fabric is used as standard seating material.
All cars have an air conditioner blowing port in the center of the rear seat.
Also, there are two USB connectors, and they are capable of charging up to 2A.
By the way, the front seat has a USB connector at the back of the shift lever, and it is difficult to insert USB.
The center of the back seat can be folded down and has two cup holders.
In addition, the ceiling has an interior light that can be installed by hand.
Next, open the luggage space. The S grade is a type that can be opened by hand. As we will explain later, G and Z grades have a door to be opened and closed by an electric motor. The Z grade also has a hands-free function.
The luggage space can be loaded with plenty of luggage.
Also, since the ceiling is low, it is difficult to load tall luggage.
Next, there is another space under the luggage space.
Beneath the tray, there are puncture repairing kit and jacks.
There is also a type that has a spare tire.
There is also an accessory socket next to the luggage space.
The specification of the accessory socket is as below.
Gasoline cars 100v-100w
Hybrid cars 100v-1500w
A tonneau cover can be attached to the luggage space on all cars as an option.
Next, let’s take a look at the luxury model of G and Z.
The interior of Toyota Harrier G and Z models are almost the same as the S grade, but the seat material, the meter part of the driver’s seat, the Head-Up Display, the size of the monitor, the premium surround system, and the luggage space are different.
We will introduce differences between each model.
For the seats of the Toyota Harrier G and Z model, in addition to the same synthetic leather and fabric as the S grade, genuine leather (the leather package) is also available.
Available in three colors: black, gray and, blown.
As you can see, the new Toyota Harrier 2020 grade G and Z have a high-class interior like Lexus RX.
The meters in the driver’s seat of the grade G and Z have a 7-inch multi-information display.
In addition, only grade Z has a head-up display as standard equipment, so those who need a head-up should buy grade Z.
Next, let’s look at the center console.
The center console of G and Z has a large 12.3-inch LCD panel as standard equipment.
Also, as the option of Grade G, the JBL premium sound system can be installed which is a standard feature on Grade Z.
These are options for Grade G, but they also cost about 36,240USD~, so it may be a better deal to buy Z from the beginning.
The door for the luggage space of G and Z is the power back door. You have only to push the button to open the door.
Grade Z also has a Handsfree function.
When closing the luggage space door, if you press the part in the photo below, it will automatically close the door.
As you can see, G and the highest class Z have many functions like Lexus RX.
Next, please take a look at the engine performance and fuel consumption of each model.
Toyota Harrier 2020 model has two engines, a gasoline engine and a hybrid.
The engine performance of each is as follows.
|Arrangement of cylinders||In-line 4 cylinder|
|Use-able fuel||Regular unleaded|
|Arrangement of cylinders||DOHC In-line 4-cylinder|
|Bore and stroke||87.5mm×103.4mm|
The fuel economy of each engine type is as follows.
|Engine||Drive type||Fuel consumption|
Both are dependable values that have fuel efficiency close to the measured values such as the WLTC mode.
For this Toyota Harrier 2020 model, both gasoline and hybrid engines are available in all grades, and 2WD and 4WD are also available in all grades and engines.
As with the hybrid model, the gasoline model uses the same 2.0L dynamic force engine as RAV4.
The 2.0L turbo model used in the previous model of the new Harrier has been discontinued in this model.
This new Harrier has the same hybrid engine as RAV4 and the combination of A25A-FXS type 2.5L with the direct-injection of four natural aspirations and the motor that achieved a maximum thermal efficiency of 41%.
This engine is the same type engine used in Toyota Camry and Lexus ES, but the new Harrier uses a lithium-ion battery.
A nickel-metal hydride battery was used in the hybrid engine in the previous Harrier.
This allowed the new Harrier to have a smaller and lighter battery, so it could be mounted under the rear left seat to provide as much luggage space as a gasoline engine model.
Previously, a battery couldn’t be installed under the back seat, so the luggage space seemed a bit smaller than a gasoline engine.
However, this time the lithium-ion battery was used for the hybrid, it can have such a large luggage space.
The maximum output of 2WD is 160kW (218ps).
The maximum output of the motor installed at the front is 88kW (120ps).
Recent Toyota hybrid models use electric energy and electric motors for “ rather than fuel consumption.
In other words, it is a hybrid model that emphasizes driving performance rather than fuel consumption.
The starting and accelerating performance of a motor are far superior to those of a gasoline vehicle.
When accelerating, it is faster and quieter than gasoline cars.
The main feature of Toyota Harrier 2020 hybrid is the motor, and the engine is the secondary feature.
The 4WD specification is electric (Toyota calls it “E-Four”). Instead of mechanically distributing front power to the rear with a propeller shaft, 4WD with a motor with an output of 40kW (54ps) is mounted on the rear.
If you switch the multi-information display on the meter in the driver’s seat to the mode that displays the torque distribution of the front and rear wheels, you can see that the motor is running.
With 4WD, when entering a corner, it will become 2WD → 4WD.
As a result, the front tire can be used for going around a curve, and at the same time, the vehicle behavior can be stabilized.
4WD is used not only to drive on rough roads but also to improve the ability to make a sharp turn.
The transmission mounted on Toyota Harrier 2020 is also Direct Shift-CVT adopted in RAV4, just like the engine.
The characteristic of this transmission is that it can travel 100 km/h even at 1,500rpm, so it has a horsepower that does not seem like a 2.0L NA engine.
“Dynamic Control AWD”, which was also used in RAV4, is now standard on the new Harrier’s 4WD.
Torque distribution to the left and right of the tire is not provided, but it has AWD that can distribute torque to the front and rear wheels from 100:0 to 50:50.
This makes it more convenient for driving on rough roads and starting on an icy slope where you need an instant 4WD, rather than using as a full-scale off-road vehicle.
Here, please check the size of the car.
We will introduce the size of the car body and interior.
Please first take a look at the body size of the new Harrier.
Compare to the previous Toyota Harrier, the total length is +15mm, the total width is +20mm, the total height is -30mm, and the wheelbase is+15mm.
The reason why the total height is reduced by 30 mm is that it is a model created based coupe.
This Toyota Harrier model has a slightly similar body to the Lexus concept model LF-1 Limitless.
Next, let’s take a look at the interior size.
The interior of Toyota Harrier 2020 is as below.
Finally, we will introduce the safety devices and other options installed in the new Toyota Harrier 2020 model.
In Toyota Harrier 2020, the latest second-generation Toyota Safety Sense.
In addition to a pedestrian detection system for day and night, it has the latest Pre-Crash Safety System that detects bicycles in the day time.
The Lane Tracing Assist is used to read the white line with the camera during cruise control and even control the steering so that the center of the lane is maintained.
With the new Harrier, if the other car is going at the same speed as you and you are trying to change lanes, the lane departure suppression device works in conjunction with the blind spot monitor.
This is also a new function.
The so-called Adaptive Cruise Control uses a cruise control of all vehicle speed tracking type that recognizes the vehicle in front by the radar and supports it to complete stop.
It is a convenient function to use in traffic jams, highways, and autobahns.
In addition to the Toyota Harrier 2020 Grade S, a high-tech high beam system that recognizes oncoming vehicles and preceding vehicles with the in-vehicle camera on the front part and shields only to a part required.
It is a function to read the traffic sign with the in-vehicle camera on the front part and display it on the multi-information display.
Toyota Harrier 2020 also has a sound notification function when a preceding vehicle starts.
This was also installed in the previous generation, and this is a function that activates the brakes when parking or on a vehicle.
It’s a great feature that has the ability to brake on walls and telegraph poles, and it’s rarely used by other manufacturers.
There is a sign in the blind spot of the parking lot, and the brake of the intelligent clearance sonar is activated to avoid a collision against an obstacle.
This is a standard function in all grades.
It is a device to notify with an alert lamp on a mirror when there is another vehicle approaching from diagonally behind when you are driving.
It is standard equipment on the grade Z and above and is an option on the grade S and G.
This is also standard equipment on the Grade Z and is an option for all others.
Comfortable thermal seats + seat ventilation
Comfortable thermal seats mean seat heater.
Seat ventilation is a function in which the seat has a fan that sucks the hot air that has accumulated in the seat and cools it.
This function is useful when driving long hours in hot summer seasons or on hot days.
This is an essential function for people who often enjoy long hours driving.
This option is available only in the grade G and Z leather packages.
If you buy the grade G and Z leather package, this function comes standard.
Until now, NANOE developed by Panasonic was installed in other Toyota models.
In this new Toyota Harrier 2020, the latest “NANOE X” is standard equipment in the air conditioner.
This has nano-sized water capsule “OH radicals” 10 times more than the conventional.
The manufacturer has announced that by releasing this from the air conditioner outlet on the passenger side, it has the effect of purifying the air inside the vehicle, deodorizing, and disinfecting.
Not sure if you can feel the effects, but if a woman is in the passenger seat may be pleased.
Please see the ride comfort of this Toyota Harrier 2020 model.
The chassis of the new Toyota Harrier 2020 model uses TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) K platform.
Furthermore, in addition to this platform, ultrahigh strength steel and aluminum material are actively used to reduce weight and improve rigidity. The body rigidity is 1.78 times higher than the third-generation Toyota Harrier and Lexus NX.
With this function, all grades of Toyota Harrier 2020 has superior cornering performance and lower vibration, it makes a long hour drive easier.
The suspension uses MacPherson struts on the front and double wishbones on the rear.
The third-generation Harrier has a reputation for a light steering feel and a comfortable ride. There are a few comments that some people got car sickness in rear seats since it has a similar ride quality of the previous Crown.
However, with this Toyota Harrier 2020, the ride quality is significantly improved compared to the predecessor due to the suspension and body that reduce it considerably.
The third-generation Toyota Harrier Hybrid has a “sprung damping control” which suppresses the vibration of the upper body.
It is used in Toyota Harrier 2020 gasoline and hybrid vehicles.
As a result, the raising and lowering of the nose when accelerating and decelerating is also reduced, resulting in a comfortable ride with less shaking and less vibration than conventional Harrier.
You need to drive a car to feel it, so please have a test drive.
This Toyota Harrier 2020 is as luxurious as Lexus.
The size is the same as or slightly larger than Lexus RX, and the interior has the same luxury feeling as Lexus RX.
The comparison of engine performance such as powertrain is as follows.
As described, the Toyota Harrier 2020 model is a complete vehicle with almost no difference from Lexus RX.
In addition, the Toyota Harrier 2020 model has stronger body rigidity than Lexus RX, so the car can have superior cornering performance.
If anything, Lexus RX has the finer joint lines in the interior as the standard equipment.
Also, Lexus RX is a Lexus brand car that gives a more luxurious impression to the Toyota Harrier 2020 and allows you to experience the superiority of riding a Lexus.
However, the ride quality, equipment, the operability of the car, and engine performance, etc. are better than those of Lexus RX.
Considering that, if you want to ride Lexus but can not buy it for a while, this Toyota Harrier 2020 model is recommended.
Also, if you want to focus more on running than Lexus RX, this Toyota Harrier 2020 model is definitely better than Lexus.
We recommend that you have a test ride at the dealer once and then compare and decide.
To be honest, it totally depends on your taste.
The Toyota Harrier 2020 model has the same riding comfort as Lexus RX, and the cornering performance, engine performance, fuel consumption, and body rigidity are all at the same level as Lexus RX.
For this reason, if you have a higher budget and wish to receive superior services, and you want to have a compliment from other people that you are driving Luxus, it might be better to buy Lexus.
Toyota Harrier 2020 is a high-level car.
Because it is a high-level car and inexpensive, the new Toyota Harrier 2020 model is definitely recommended. Although Lexus’s service is not available, equipment is similar to Lexus RX.
Other than that, as we explained earlier, it is a good idea to have a test drive of Lexus RX and the Toyota Harrier 2020 model and check the service of the clerk.
How can we buy the Toyota Harrier 2020 model cheaply at this moment? We have looked it up, so please take a look.
At the moment, the Toyota Harrier 2020 model has just been released, and there are few dealers sell at a discount because it is a popular model in Japan.
Since there are no used cars available yet, it is difficult to buy cheaply because the number of used cars is small.
Currently, the cheapest way is to buy the new Toyota Harrier 2020 model from the person who bought it.
Instead, the previous Toyota Harrier model may be a little cheaper because the 2020 model came out.
Let’s take a look at the used car prices of Toyota Harrier 2020 and earlier models.
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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.
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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.
|Engine||2.2 direct 3DOHC 5S-FE type→2.4L direct 4 160 2AZ-FE type
3LV6DOHC VVT-i 1MZ-FE type
In-line 4-cylinder DOHC1,986cc 3ZR-FAE type
In-line 4-cylinder direct injection DOHC turbo 8AR-FTS type 1998cc
In-line 4-cylinder DOHC 2AR-FXE2,493cc
1MZ-FE type 3.0L V6 220ps
2AZ-FE type 2.4L direct 4 159ps
2AZ-FXE type 2.4L direct 4 131ps
2GR-FE 3.5L V6 DOHC
2SZ-FE 2.4L direct 4
2AZ-FXE 2.4L direct 4 DOHC
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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!
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.
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!
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）
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）
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
In the second generation Harrier,
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）
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）
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.
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.
The model codes for the third generation Harrier are as below.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
In addition to the interior colors, Harrier has several areas that can be customized.
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.
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.
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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!
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.
A picture of the new Harrier
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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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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”.
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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?”
Interviewing Users! Introducing the ride comfort of TOYOTA Harrier!
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.
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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
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.
Please refer to it when purchasing a used Harrier.
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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!
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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.
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These three points below are the characteristics of the first generation Harrier
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
There are three main characteristics of the second generation Harrier
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The three main characteristics of the third generation Harrier
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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