New Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Tata Tigor — Compact Sedan Comparison

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The new Maruti Suzuki Dzire finally made its debut in India and had managed to build up a waiting period owing to 33,000 bookings in the past few days. The Dzire has been the best-selling car in the compact sedan segment, and the new Dzire competes head-on against the Tata Tigor.

The Tata Tigor is an all-new vehicle, and the ‘Styleback', as Tata calls it, is unique, but is based on the Tata Tiago hatchback. So how does the 2017 Maruti Dzire fair compared to the Tata Tigor regarding style, specs, features, safety, and more? Let's find out.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Tata Tigor: Design

The new Maruti Suzuki Dzire has seen a host of cosmetic upgrades. The front-end of the car gets a redesigned grille, along with reworked headlamps including the A-pillar that gives the Dzire a sportier look compared to the car it replaces. Towards the rear, the tail lamps also see a tweak in design, giving the new Dzire a refreshed look.

The Tata Tigor could easily be mistaken for the Tiago when looked from the front, but it's a whole new ball game when viewed from the side. The Tigor's coupe-ish design will immediately grab attention, and the little LED strip above the rear glass uplifts the sporty character of the vehicle.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Tata Tigor: Engine Specifications And Gearbox

The Maruti Suzuki Dzire is on offer with two engines - a 1.2-litre petrol engine producing 82bhp and 113Nm of torque, and a 1.3-litre diesel engine churning out 73bhp and 190Nm of torque. Both engines are paired to a standard 5-speed manual gearbox, while an AMT is optional with both engines.

The Tata Tigor too is offered with a choice of either a 1.2-litre (three-cylinder) petrol engine making 84bhp and 114Nm of torque, or a 1.05-litre three-cylinder diesel engine producing 69bhp and 140Nm of peak torque. Both engines come paired to a standard 5-speed manual gearbox.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Tata Tigor: Mileage

Maruti Suzuki claims that the 2017 Dzire returns a mileage figure of 22km/l from the petrol engine and 28.4km/l from the diesel mill. Tata Motors, however, claim the Tigor returns 20.3km/l from the petrol motor and 24.3km/l from the diesel engine.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Tata Tigor: Features

The new Dzire comes with a host of features that include LED headlamps and tail lamps, daytime running lights, 14-inch steel wheels with optional 15-inch alloy wheels. Also available is a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, flat bottomed multifunction steering wheel, aircon vent for the rear, triple-tone dash with chrome and wood accents, and reverse parking camera.

The Tata Tigor features smoked out projector headlamps, 15-inch alloy wheels, an eight-speaker touch screen infotainment system with navigation, multi-functional steering wheel, numerous cubby holes to store bottles and glasses, and rear parking sensors with a camera.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Tata Tigor: Safety

On the safety front, the Dzire comes with standard dual airbags for the front, ABS with EBD, and features ISOFIX child seat anchors.

The Tata Tigor, on the other hand, comes with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, Cornering Stability Control (CSC), energy absorbing body structure, and the ‘Tata Emergency Assist' app that shares the location of the vehicle with emergency contact numbers.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Tata Tigor: Dimensions

The 2017 Dzire measures 3995mm long, 1735mm wide, 1515mm tall, and the wheelbase measures 2450mm, while the ground clearance stands at 163mm. The Dzire's boot space measures 378-litres and can hold 37-litres of petrol/diesel.

The Tata Tigor measures 3992mm long, 1677mm wide, 1537mm tall, and the wheelbase measures 2450mm and stands 170mm off the ground. The Tiago's boot space is larger than that of the Dzire, measuring 419-litres and the fuel tank holds 35-litres of petrol or diesel.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Tata Tigor: Verdict

The Maruti Suzuki Dzire has been a consistent best-seller in this particular segment, and sometimes even been the best-selling car in India. Maruti's widespread service network need has to be taken into consideration too, along with the tried and tested engines. You can never go wrong buying a Maruti in India.

What one needs pay attention to is the Tigor - a good looking one-of-a-kind compact sedan and is priced much lower than the Dzire. The Tata Tigor is a worthy buy, considering the package on offer — better boot space, better safety, and of course, the styling. The Tigor marginally edges over the Dzire when value for money is in question.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Pricing

Petrol Manual Petrol Automatic
LXi Rs 5,45,000 VXi Rs 6,76,000
VXi Rs 6,29,000 ZXi Rs 7,52,000
ZXi Rs 7,05.000 ZXi+ Rs 8,41,000
ZXi+ Rs 7,94,000
Diesel Manual Diesel Automatic
LDi Rs 6,45,000 VDi Rs 7,67,000
VDi Rs 7,29,000 ZDi Rs 8,52,000
ZDi Rs 8,05,000 ZDi+ Rs 9,41,000
ZDi+ Rs 8,94,000

Note: Prices are introductory ex-showroom (Delhi)

Tata Tigor Pricing

Petrol Diesel
XE Rs 4,70,000 XE Rs 5,60,000
XT Rs 5,41,000 XT Rs 6,31,000
XZ Rs 5,90,000 XZ Rs 6,80,000
XZ (O)
Rs 6,19,000 XZ(O) Rs 7,09,000

Note: Prices are ex-showroom (Delhi)

Story first published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 17:20 [IST]
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