Toyota Harrier 240G and 300G is a second generation of the Harrier family – one of the premium SUV manufactured by Toyota. This medium size crossover SUV sold since 1997 up to 2009 and has quite a good reputation in the SUV’s market.
If most Japan SUV’s hasn’t been able to compete with the European SUV’s – but not with Toyota Harrier 240G and 300G. Toyota Harrier 240G and 300G was rebadged as Lexus RX-Series in 1998, and its proven able to penetrate the premium SUV segment with a good performance, this because its price is affordable without compromising its quality.
Toyota Harrier Second Generation Price and Specification Reviews
In the SUV market segments, this cars mostly introduced with two choices of engine type – 2.4 L and 3.0 L, and it becomes a heavy competitor for Nissan X-Trail Second Generation, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-7/Kia Sorento, CX9, Chevrolet Captiva, and Hyundai Tucson.
In the term of price, this car is indeed more expensive if we compare it to its competitors. It could be said, for the quality, Toyota Harrier was placed on top of the Japanese premium SUV and premium SUV from mainland Europe.
Toyota Harrier Second Generation Exterior Reviews
As a luxury SUV, no doubt these cars looks sporty with an elegant accent that are able to make it difference than the other SUV’s. Its dimension is larger than its competitors.
Unfortunately, its use small head lamp and seems to be not suite to its large dimension / size. On the rear side, the design is decent enough. In addition to its front design that is less proportional, this car is only supported by small-sized tires and rims.
Toyota Harrier Second Generation Interior Reviews
In addition to the exteriors perspective, luxuries were also present in the cabin space. The interior is using high quality suede with some touches of wood panels that radiate an elegant impression.
The design and shape of the dashboard is also looks awesome including buttons position on the console panel. Toyota Harrier 240G and 300G also equipped with sunroof on the front and moonroof on the middle, which is emphasized luxurious impressions.
Toyota Harrier Second Generation Performance Reviews
As has been mentioned above, the Harrier mostly introduced with two different types of engine capacity. The first engine capacity 1.5 litre (2AZ-FE) 4-cylinder 16-valve I4, able to produce power up to 162 HP at RPM 5,600 and maximum torque 221 Nm at 4,000 RPM.
If you need more power, you can choose the engine capacity of 3.0 litre V6 24 valve (1MZ-FE). It’s able to produce power up to 220 HP at 5,600 RPM and 304 Nm torque at 4,000 RPM.
Toyota Harrier Second Generation Impression and Handling Reviews
Instead of offering ultimate luxurious impressions, the Harrier is also able to offer comfortable sensation inside the cabin. Toyota Harrier 240G and 300G equipped with electrically adjustable seats with eight directions, and able to accommodate adults passengers without problems.
Plus its offer more convenience for its driver, because the position of the steering wheel that can be electrically adjusted – forward, backward, up and down. The position of the steering wheel will automatically be saved. That way, when the car is used in next time, the position of the steering wheel it will automatically adjusted the latest saved position.
The character of its suspension can be classified as hard suspensions. But when the car is carry enough passengers, its character is becomes soft due to sustained weight of the passengers inside cabin and its own weight which is pretty heavy.
While the problem is come from its handling – the handling wasn’t too good. Feedback from its steering is not good, and its heavy weigh making it less stable during maneuver.
Toyota Harrier Second Generation Specification Reviews
- Engine: 2.4-liters 2AZ-FE and 1MZ-FE 3.0 liters.
- Power: 162 HP @ RPM 5,600 (2.4); 220 HP @ RPM 5,600 (3.0).
- Torque: 221 Nm @ 4,000 RPM (2.4); 304 Nm @ 4,000 RPM (3.0).
- Fuel consumption: estimated 6-8 km/L (in the city); 9-12 (out of town).
- Transmission: automatic triptonic with 4 accelerations.
- Suspension: front double wishbone, rear quad link.
- Production year: 2003-2009.
- Competitors: Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-7, Kia Sorento, Chevrolet Captiva, Hyundai Tucson and Nissan X-Trail.
Toyota Harrier Second Generation Used / Secondhand Price Reviews
The used price for both types of engines is starting from 18.000 USD, and its increases depending on its production years. For the price of the most expensive is between 38.000 – 40.000 USD.
Toyota Harrier Second Generation Pros
- Very convenient.
- Interior quality is incredible.
- Spacious Legroom.
- Complete features.
- High durability.
- The steering wheel position can be adjusted to suit your needs.
- Spare parts can be obtained easily.
Toyota Harrier Second Generation Cons
- The 2.4-liter engine performance is weak.
- Less good in terms of maneuverability.
- Luggage storage size is small.
- Front design is less proportional.
- Small sized wheels and tires.
- High maintenance cost.
So, that is a full review of the specification as well as the pros and cons of the Toyota Harrier second generation. The most alluring things of the Harrier is its have very good quality, supported by a variety of security features, and offer the fair conveniences.