Maruti Ignis vs Tata Tiago Comparison


Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch another hatchback in India in the coming months. The new hatchback in question here is the Ignis, which is likely to be marketed as a mini SUV. While its only direct  rival will be the Mahindra KUV100, other hatchbacks can also be seen as rivals. One of them will be the relatively new Tata Tiago. In this Maruti Ignis vs Tata Tiago post, we will compare the two on the basis of price, specifications, features and more.

Maruti Ignis vs Tata Tiago Comparison Price, Specs, Features maruti-ignis-vs-tata-tiago

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Maruti Ignis vs Tata Tiago Price Comparison


Maruti Ignis* Tata Tiago^
Sigma Rs. 6.00 lakh XB Rs. 3.95 lakh
Delta Rs. 6.55 lakh XE Rs. 4.43 lakh
Zeta Rs. 7.25 lakh XM Rs. 4.83 lakh
Alpha Rs. 7.79 lakh XT Rs. 5.13 lakh
XZ Rs. 5.68 lakh


Maruti Ignis* Tata Tiago^
Sigma Rs. 5.00 lakh XB Rs. 3.21 lakh
Delta Rs. 5.60 lakh XE Rs. 3.73 lakh
Zeta Rs. 6.20 lakh XM Rs. 4.03 lakh
Delta Automatic Rs. 6.25 lakh XT Rs. 4.33 lakh
Alpha Rs. 6.70 lakh XZ Rs. 4.89 lakh
Zeta Automatic Rs. 6.90 lakh

^ex-showroom, Delhi price

*estimated ex-showroom, Delhi price

If our estimates are even close to the actual pricing, then the Tiago will be considerably cheaper than the Ignis. But then again, these two aren’t exactly direct rivals. The base variant of the Maruti Ignis and the top end variant of the Tiago could have similar pricing.

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Maruti Ignis vs Tata Tiago Specifications Comparison


Maruti Ignis Tata Tiago
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L Diesel 1.05 L Diesel
Power 74 bhp 69 bhp
Torque 190 Nm 140 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual 5-speed manual
Mileage 25 kpl (estimated) 27.28 kpl (claimed)


Maruti Ignis Tata Tiago
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol 1.2 L Petrol
Power 83 bhp 84 bhp
Torque 115 Nm 114 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT 5-speed manual
Mileage 21 kpl (estimated) 23.84 kpl (claimed)

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In all probability, Ignis will share its engine lineup with other Maruti products. Therefore, it will be powered by a 1.2 L Petrol and a 1.3 L Diesel motor. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT (petrol only). While the Tiago diesel features a smaller, less powerful engine, the petrol variants of the Tiago are just as powerful as those of the Ignis. If the Ignis gets Maruti’s mild hybrid tech (SHVS) then the Ignis could turn out to be more fuel efficient than the Tiago Diesel.

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Maruti Ignis vs Tata Tiago Mileage Comparison

  Maruti Ignis Tata Tiago
Diesel 25 kpl (est.) 27.28 kpl
Petrol 21 kpl (est.) 23.84 kpl

Tata is claiming an overall fuel efficiency of 27.28 kpl for the diesel variants of the Tiago. Petrol variants, according to official ARAI figures, return close to 24 KMPL overall. Like all Maruti products, expect the Ignis to be a very fuel efficient offering as well.

Maruti Ignis vs Tata Tiago Dimensions

  Maruti Ignis Tata Tiago
Length x Width x Height 3693 x 1709 x 1566 mm 3746 x 1647 x 1535 mm
Wheelbase 2438 mm 2400 mm
Kerb Weight 920 kg 1080 kg
Wheel Type and Size 16-inch alloys 14-inch alloys
Boot Space 258 L 242 L

Overall, the Maruti Ignis is bigger than the Tiago as it belongs to a higher segment. It will feature bigger tyres and marginally more luggage space.

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Maruti Ignis vs Tata Tiago Features Comparison

Maruti will be selling the Ignis through the Nexa dealership network meant for their premium models. This means the micro-SUV will come with all the bells and whistles. Highlights will include dual front airbags, ABS, LED daytime running lights, projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment system and more.

Maruti Ignis Maruti Tiago
Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control Automatic Climate Control
Power Windows Yes (4) Yes (4)
Central Locking Keyless Entry and go Remote Key
Steering Audio Controls Yes Yes
Audio System SmartPlay Touchscreen 2-DIN Audio System
Airbags 2 2
ABS Yes Yes

Maruti Ignis vs Tata Tiago Design Comparison

The Maruti Ignis’ SUV-like styling makes it stand out from the crowd. It is sure to be big selling point here in India. The front features a very unique grille and headlamp setup with LED daytime running lights. Expect the Ignis to come with black body cladding, roof rails, etc. The rear isn’t as flamboyant as the front and might not be to everyone’s liking. The Tiago is easily one of the best looking Tatas till date. Indian public seems to have reacted well to the way the small hatchback looks. However, it does not have the SUV-appeal of the Ignis.

As far as the cabin is concerned, the Ignis gets a very interesting and modern dashboard design. The touchscreen infotainment system or the audio system in the Ignis does not sit flush with the centre console. In order to spruce things up a little, the Ignis’ cabin could get body coloured highlights. The Tata Tiago features a neat and functional dashboard layout. It gets body colour highlights as an option on certain variants and colours. Being a segment lower, the Tiago does not get as many features as the Ignis.

Also See – Tata Tiago Review

Maruti Ignis vs Tata Tiago Comparison – Verdict

Maruti’s upcoming Ignis could turn out to be a huge hit among the SUV-crazy Indians. Tata’s Tiago has seen a great response from the car buying lot and rightly so.

  • Price – Even with Maruti’s aggressive pricing, the Ignis will be considerably more expensive than the Tiago.
  • Specifications – Ignis’ diesel engine bigger and more powerful. Tiago petrol makes the same amount of power as Ignis petrol.
  • Features – For its segment and price, the Tata Tiago is a fairly feature rich offering. However, the more expensive Ignis will boast a longer list of equipment.
  • Design – The Ignis is definitely a very eye-catching design. But looks are a matter of personal taste so we will leave this one up to you.

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