Tata recently launched the Tigor sedan, which is more of a compact sedan derivative of the Tiago. The Tigor is now being promoted as a ‘Styleback’. In all its likely hood, it’s about to become the first notchback in India’s very popular compact sedan market. This also implies that the Tigor will end up rivaling the very popular Maruti Swift Dzire, which has been the undisputed leader of the compact sedan segment since a long time. That said, Tata hasn’t been able to match Maruti with the Tata Zest. Its true that the Tigor is cheaper than the Dzire. However, comparisons are bound to take place with the Dzire. Here’s a detailed comparison of the two. Read further for our Tata Tigor vs Maruti Swift Dzire comparison.
- 1 Tata Tigor vs Maruti Swift Dzire – Comparison
- 1.1 Tata Tigor vs Maruti Swift Dzire Comparison- Price
- 1.2 Tata Tigor vs Maruti Swift Dzire Comparison- Specifications
- 1.3 Tata Tigor vs Maruti Swift Dzire Comparison- Mileage
- 1.4 Tata Tigor vs Maruti Swift Dzire Comparison- Dimensions
- 1.5 Tata Tigor vs Maruti Swift Dzire Comparison- Features
- 1.6 Tata Tigor vs Maruti Swift Dzire Comparison- Verdict
Tata Tigor vs Maruti Swift Dzire – Comparison
The Tigor will definitely attract many car buyers due to its distinct styling and aggressive pricing. However, the Dzire being a product of Maruti, has a high brand recognition and all the traditional strengths of a Maruti. Adding to this, Maruti will soon launch the new generation Swift Dzire in India. Hence, getting to the top of the sales charts won’t be so easy for the Tigor. But for now, we have compared the the Tata Tigor with the current generation Swift Dzire.
Tata Tigor vs Maruti Swift Dzire Comparison- Price
The Tata Tigor is significantly cheaper than the Swift Dzire. However the thing is that there’s a price overlap between mid-high variants of Tigor and low-end variants of the Swift Dzire. The Dzire is understandably a bit more expensive, thanks to its slightly more powerful engines. Additionally, the Swift Dzire has the advantage of Maruti’s big service network and cheap spares. This is something Tata needs to work on with new products like the Tigor.
|Tata Tigor||Maruti Dzire|
|XE||Rs. 4.70 lakh||LXi(O)||Rs. 5.35 lakh|
|XT||Rs. 5.41 lakh||LXi ABS||Rs. 5.52 lakh|
|XZ||Rs. 5.90 lakh||VXi||Rs. 5.99 lakh|
|XZ(O)||Rs. 6.19 lakh||VXi ABS||Rs. 6.27 lakh|
|VXi AT||Rs. 6.87 lakh|
|ZXi||Rs. 7.03 lakh|
|VXi AT ABS||Rs. 7.07 lakh|
|XE||Rs. 5.60 lakh||LDi||Rs. 6.16 lakh|
|XT||Rs. 6.31 lakh||LDi ABS||Rs. 6.36 lakh|
|XZ||Rs. 6.80 lakh||VDi||Rs. 7.10 lakh|
|XZ(O)||Rs. 7.09 lakh||VDi ABS||Rs. 7.22 lakh|
|ZDi||Rs. 8.07 lakh|
|ZDi AMT||Rs. 8.58 lakh|
Tata Tigor vs Maruti Swift Dzire Comparison- Specifications
|Tata Tigor||Maruti Swift Dzire|
|Engine Type and Displacement||1.2 L Petrol; 1.05 L Diesel||1.2 L Petrol; 1.3 L Diesel|
|Power||84 BHP; 69 BHP||83 BHP, 74 BHP|
|Torque||114 Nm, 140 Nm||115 Nm, 190 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed manual||5-speed manual; AMT|
|Mileage||22-27 KMPL (estimated)||20.85 KMPL; 26.59 KMPL (claimed)|
The Tigor gets its engines from the Tiago. Hence, it comes with a 1.2 L Petrol and a 1.05 L Diesel engine. As evident from the table above, the Petrol engines of Tigor and Dzire are evenly matched spec to spec. That said, there is a considerable difference between the Diesel engines. The Swift Dzire gets a much more powerful engine that offers a higher power and torque without letting it doen on the fuel efficiency part.
Tata Tigor vs Maruti Swift Dzire Comparison- Mileage
|Tata Tigor||Maruti Swift Dzire|
|Mileage||22 KMPL (Petrol)|
27 KMPL (Diesel)
|20.85 KMPL (Petrol)
26.59 KMPL (Diesel)
It is expected that the Tigor should be as fuel efficient as the Tiago. Therefore, the petrol model of the Tigor should have a higher fuel mileage than that of the Swift Dzire. As of now, the Swift Dzire Petrol returns a claimed fuel economy of 20.85 KMPL. Whereas, the Tigor could offer upwards of 22 KMPL. However, the diesel engines, should be almost evenly matched. This means the claimed fuel mileage of the Tigor Diesel will be almost equal to the Diesel Dzire’s claimed fuel efficiency of 26.59 KMPL.
Tata Tigor vs Maruti Swift Dzire Comparison- Dimensions
|Tata Tigor (estimated)||Maruti Swift Dzire|
|Length x Width x Height||3992 x 1677 x 1537 mm||3995 x 1695 x 1555 mm|
|Wheelbase||2450 mm||2430 mm|
|Kerb Weight||1062-1130 KGs||940-1070 KGs|
|Wheel Type and Size||14-inch alloys||14-inch alloys|
|Boot Space||419 Litres||320 Litres|
It is quite clear that the Swift Dzire is a bigger car than the Tigor. However, the Tigor’s wheelbase is more than that of the Dzire. Surprisingly, the Tiago has a much bigger boot than the Maruti Swift Dzire.
Tata Tigor vs Maruti Swift Dzire Comparison- Features
Both the cars offer a lot of features for comfort and safety in their high-end models. Here’s a list of features both the cars come with –
- Height Adjustable Driver’s Seat
- Remote Fuel Filler Cap Opening and Tailgate Opening
- Parking Sensors
- Multi-function Steering Wheel
- Dual Front Airbags
- Electric ORVMs
- Integrated Infotainment System
- Bluetooth/USB/AUX-in Connectivity
- Automatic Climate Control
The Tata Tigor’s audio system also comes with a 5 inch touchscreen display that becomes the screen for the reverse parking camera. It also supports navigation with a smartphone. Due to this, the Tigor has a slight edge over the Dzire when it comes to features.
Tata Tigor vs Maruti Swift Dzire Comparison- Verdict
The Tigor is more than just a Tiago with a bigger boot. On the other hand the Dzire is nothing but a Swift with a bigger boot. Hence, much like Tiago and Swift, both the Tigor and Dzire aren’t exactly direct rivals. Comparisons are bound to be drawn, both being compact sedans and also because of price overlap. Here’s the outcome of our Tata Tigor vs Maruti Swift Dzire comparison –
- Price – The Tigor would cost around 60,000-90,000 rupees lesser than the Dzire. If the difference in the tech specs are forgotten for a moment, it gets tough for Swift Dzire to justify the higher price tag by offering only a bit more cabin space.
- Specifications – It is true, that the Diesel engine of the Swift Dzire, is much more powerful than that of the Tigor. That said, the petrol engines match evenly. Adding to this, the Tigor offers slightly higher average fuel mileage.
- Dimensions – The Swift Dzire is longer and wider.However, the Tigor has a far more spacious boot. It has to be kept in mind that the Swift Dzire is more expensive than the Tigor.
- Features – Tigor’s audio unit offers more features than that of the Dzire’s.
Also read- Tata Tigor launched on March 29
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