Tata is about to launch the Tigor sedan, which is essentially a compact sedan derivative of the Tiago. The Tigor will replace the Indigo eCS, which became the first compact sedan in India. Now, the Tigor is being promoted as a ‘Styleback’. In essence, however, it’s about to become the first notchback in India’s immensely popular compact sedan market. This also means the Tigor will end up rivaling the very popular Maruti Swift Dzire, which has been the undisputed leader of the compact sedan segment since time immemorial. In comparison, Tata has struggled with the Zest. True, the Tigor is likely to be cheaper than the Dzire. However, comparisons are bound to be drawn with the Dzire. Hence, here’s a detailed comparo of the two. Reasd on for our Tata Tigor vs Maruti Swift Dzire comparison-
The Tigor is sure to attract many with its distinct styling and aggressive pricing. However, the Dzire has a high brand recognition and all the traditional strengths of a Maruti. Also, Maruti will soon launch the new generation Swift Dzire in India. Hence, getting to the top of the sales charts won’t exactly be a cakewalk for the Tigor. But for now, we have compared the current generation Swift Dzire with the Tata Tigor.
Tata Tigor Vs Maruti Swift Dzire Price Comparison
|Tata Tigor Price||Maruti Swift Dzire Price|
|Rs 3.8 Lakh to 6 Lakh||Rs 5.4 Lakh to Rs 8.6 Lakh|
Well, the Tigor will be significantly cheaper than the Swift Dzire. We can say this by looking at the prices of the Tiago and the Swift. However, there’s certainly a possibility of price overlap between mid-high variants of Tigor and low-end variants of the Swift Dzire. The premium that the Dzire will command is because of slightly more powerful engines and possibly a more spacious cabin due to a longer wheelbase and a wider track. Also, the Swift Dzire has the advantage of Maruti’s vast service network and cheap spares, which is something Tata needs to ensure is taken care of with new products like the Tigor.
Tata Tigor Vs Maruti Swift Dzire Specifications Comparison
|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; AMT||5-speed manual; AMT|
|Mileage||22-27 KMPL (estimated)||21-27 KMPL (claimed)|
The Tigor will share its engines with the Tiago. THis means it will come with a 1.2 L Petrol and a 1.05 L Diesel engine. Both the engines are likely to get an optional AMT.As can be seen above, spec-to-spec, the Petrol engines of Tigor and Dzire are evenly matched. However, there’s a considerable difference between the Diesel engines. The Swift Dzire gets a more powerful engine that offers a higher torque and power without compromising on the fuel efficiency.
Tata Tigor Vs Maruti Swift Dzire Mileage Comparison
|Tata Tigor||Maruti Swift Dzire|
|Mileage||22 KMPL (Petrol)*
27 KMPL (Diesel)*
|20.85 KMPL (Petrol)**
26.59 KMPL (Diesel)**
* expected ** claimed
The Tigor should be as fuel efficient as the Tiago. Hence, expect the petrol model of the Tigor to have a higher fuel mileage than that of the Dzire. Currently, the Swift Dzire Petrol returns a claimed Fuel Economy of 20.85 KMPL. In comparison, the Tigor could offer upwards of 22 KMPL. The Diesel engines, however, should be almost evenly matched. This means the claimed fuel mileage of the Tigor Diesel will be almost similar to the Diesel-sipping Dzire’s claimed fuel efficiency of 26.59 KMPL.
Tata Tigor Vs Maruti Swift Dzire Dimensions Comparison
|Tata Tigor (estimated)||Maruti Swift Dzire|
|Length x Width x Height||3800 x 1647 x 1535 mm||3995 x 1695 x 1555 mm|
|Wheelbase||2400 mm||2430 mm|
|Kerb Weight||-NA-||935 KGs|
|Wheel Type and Size||14-inch alloys||14-inch alloys|
|Boot Space||300 Litres||316 Litres|
Clearly, the Swift Dzire will be a bigger car than the Tigor. The Tigor will share its wheelbase with the Tiago, which means the Swift Dzire is likely to have a more spacious cabin due to a wider track. Also, the Swift Dzire has a longer wheelbase. Lastly, the Swift Dzire is also likely to have a larger boot.
Tata Tigor Vs Maruti Swift Dzire Features Comparison
Both the cars will offer a lot of features and creature comforts in their top-end trims. Here’s a list of features both the cars will come with –
- Integrated Infotainment System
- Bluetooth/USB/AUX-in Connectivity
- Automatic Climate Control
- Height Adjustable Driver’s Seat
- Remote Fuel Filler Cap Opening and Tailgate Opening
- Reverse Camera with Parking Sensors
- Multi-function Steering Wheel
- Dual Front Airbags
- Push Start/Stop
- Electric ORVMs
Tata Tigor vs Maruti Swift Dzire Comparison – Verdict
The Tigor is essentially a Tiago with a bigger boot. Similarly, the Dzire is nothing but a Swift with a bigger boot. Hence, just like Tiago and Swift, both the Tigor and Dzire won’t be direct rivals. Still, both being compact sedans and also because of price overlap, comparisons are bound to be drawn. Here’s the outcome of our Tata Tigor vs Maruti Swift Dzire comparison post-
- Price – We’re expecting the Tigor to cost at least a lakh and a half rupees lesser. Hence, if you ignore the tech specs for a moment, it gets tough for Swift Dzire to justify a higher price tag by offering only slightly more cabin space.
- Specifications – True, the Diesel engine of the Swift Dzire, is far more powerful than that of the Tigor. However, the petrol engines match evenly. Moreover, the Tigor is likely to offer slightly higher average fuel mileage.
- Dimensions – The Swift Dzire is wider and longer. Also, the Tigor is likely to get a slightly less spacious boot. However, the Swift Dzire will be far more expensive than the Tigor.
- Features – The two cars are likely to be evenly matched in this aspect.
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