The Toyota Harrier is still being produced today, having started in 1998. The Harrier was rebranded as the Lexus RX in foreign markets from March 1998 to December 2008. At that time, Toyota was not yet selling Lexus vehicles to customers in Japan.
In 2003, the export Lexus model was introduced alongside the second-generation Toyota Harrier, known as the XU30. In both its first and second iterations, it was almost exactly the same as the Lexus RX.
In terms of dependability, fuel efficiency, and external appearance, the Toyota Harrier is leading the Kenyan market. This is clear from the roads, where it’s hard to miss a Harrier. It offers good value for money even though it is fairly expensive.
It’s a pretty capable vehicle that feels fairly high-end and is roomy, powerful, and manageable. The car caught my attention due to its 8AR-FTS engine, which is shared with the Lexus NX.
The 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder petrol engine in this small SUV generates 171 horsepower and a maximum torque of 207 Nm, allowing for smooth acceleration and precise handling.
From its projector-style LED headlamps to its slim LED taillights at the back, the new Toyota Harrier 2.0 G emphasizes the unique body styling that distinguishes it from other Toyota models.
The Harrier has an extremely robust and dependable engine. It has a capacity of 2000cc, 2500cc, or 3500cc. There’s also the option of going hybrid.
The 2500cc takes 10.5 seconds to accelerate to 100 km/h, whereas the 3500cc takes 8.5 seconds.
The Toyota Harrier is a medium-sized crossover SUV that easily covers the extra distance and gets surprisingly good gas mileage. The Harrier’s maximum speed ranges from 8.8 to 11 km/h for the first generation to 9.1 to 11 km/h for the later 2nd generation variants, depending on the generation and model year.
The new Toyota Harrier 2.0 G Petrol, with its virtual presence and improved quality, is your go-to small SUV, providing you with the same level of refinement no matter where you take it.
With a power range of 150 to 280 horsepower, the engine can propel the vehicle to greater speeds. It also has a 72-liter tank.
The Toyota Harrier is more expensive than an Alphard in Kenya, but it is more notable for its strong, agile performance in both off-road and on-road conditions.
In Kenya, a Toyota Harrier can cost between Ksh 3.1 million and Ksh 3.5 million, depending on the model and condition.