Tata‘s Tiago hatchback has been a pretty successful car. So much so that Tata rolled out a version of the car equipped with an AMT gearbox, which is also in high demand. However, it goes up against one of the most popular nameplates from Maruti Suzuki, the WagonR AGS. So, today we compare Tata Tiago AMT vs Maruti WagonR AMT.
Both cars look different. While the Tiago is designed like a regular hatchback, the WagonR sports tall-boy design. Also, the WagonR is quite old, when compared to the Tiago, in the car market. Does the Maruti car have what it takes to stay competitive against a hatchback like Tata Tiago. Let’s find out in our Tata Tiago AMT vs Maruti WagonR AMT comparison.
Tata Tiago AMT Vs Maruti WagonR AMT – Compare Prices
|Tata Tiago AMT Price||₹ 5.25 lakh|
|Maruti WagonR AMT Price||₹ 4.87 lakh – 5.34 lakh|
Tata offers the AMT gearbox on only the top trim Tiago. As a result, you get to enjoy the AMT gearbox in only the fully-loaded Tiago. On the other hand, the WagonR is offered with an AMT gearbox on VXi and VXi+ trims, offering choice to buyers to either opt for the top variant car or let go of certain factory-fitted features. While the Tiago wins this battle when you compare the price of both car’s top trim prices, the WagonR offers more options to the buyers and hence, is more attainable too. So, this round goes in favour of WagonR AMT.
Tata Tiago AMT Vs Maruti WagonR AMT – Compare – Specifications
|Specifications||Tata Tiago AMT||Maruti WagonR AMT|
|Engine||1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron petrol||1.0-litre three-cylinder K10B petrol|
In this department, the Tiago takes a lead over the WagonR. It sports a bigger 1.2-litre three-cylinder RevoTron petrol engine that displaces 1199cc. It makes peak power of 84BHP and peak torque of 114Nm. The WagonR, on the other hand, has a 1.0-litre three-cylinder K10B petrol engine that displaces 998cc and makes peak power of 67BHP and peak torque of 90Nm.
The Tiago outdoes the WagonR by offering a Sport mode with its transmission unit. This will likely give its owner a peppier driving experience. With this, the Tata Tiago AMT vs Maruti WagonR AMT is now tied with Tiago AMT taking this round.
Tata Tiago AMT Vs Maruti WagonR AMT – Compare Mileage
|Tata Tiago AMT Mileage||24.00 KMPL|
|Maruti WagonR AMT Mileage||20.51 KMPL|
The Tiago AMT is expected to have slightly mileage in comparison to the manual version of the car. For this we will have to consider the case of Maruti WagonR AMT. The manual gearbox-equipped WagonR claims to return 19.3 KMPL mileage. In comparison, Maruti claims the WagonR AMT will return 20.51 KMPL mileage.
Going by this, the Tiago will likely return higher mileage than the manual version. The manual Tiago claims to return 23.84 KMPL mileage. So the Tiago AMT will likely return 24KMPL mileage or maybe slightly higher. With that said, the Tiago AMT has a one round lead over WagonR AGS in this Tata Tiago vs Maruti WagonR AMT comparison
Tata Tiago AMT Vs Maruti WagonR AMT – Compare Dimensions
|Dimensions||Tata Tiago AMT||Maruti WagonR AMT|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||165||165|
Now, right out of the gate, we can see that Tiago AMT is longer and wider than WagonR AMT. The Tata car is 147mm longer than Maruti car and 152mm wider too. However, the WagonR AMT has a tall-boy design and in terms of headroom, it offers 165mm more headroom than Tiago AMT, which should make for a better seating experience for tall riders in the WagonR.
Curiously, the Tiago AMT, despite being longer than WagonR AMT, offers same wheelbase of 2,400mm. THis means while the Tiago AMT has an edge in terms of elbow room, the WagonR AMT offers more headroom. So, this round is a tie.
Tata Tiago AMT Vs Maruti WagonR AMT – Compare Features
|Tata Tiago AMT||Maruti WagonR AMT|
|ORVMs-integrated turn indicators||Projector headlamps|
|Ticket holder on A-Pillar||Ticket holder on driver-side sun visor|
|Body coloured A/c vents||Collapsible steering column|
|Reverse parking sensors||Eagle Wing infotainment unit|
|Infotainment unit by Harman Kardon||Headlamp-on warning buzzer|
|Follow-me-home headlamps||Manual headlamp levelling|
The Tiago AMT offers some nice features in comparison to the WagonR AMT. However, you also have to understand that it is the newer product of the two. Hence, it is a given that it will have a better overall feature list than the Maruti hatchback. However, considering its age, the Maruti WagonR AMT offers quite a bit of features too. Plus, when you factor in the price of the two cars, the WagonR AMT offers more value too as it offers most of its features for less price too. So, this round is, in essence, another tie.
Tata Tiago AMT Vs Maruti WagonR AMT Comparison Verdict
Price – The Tiago offers AMT gearbox in only the top variant. The WagonR has AMT in mid and top variants. While the Tiago’s top variant is cheaper than WagonR’s, the WagonR AMT can be attained for lesser price than Tiago AMT.
Specifications – The Tiago AMT sports a bigger, more powerful engine than WagonR. Also, it offers Sport Mode with its transmission.
Mileage – The Tiago AMT will likely offer more mileage than WagonR AMT.
Dimensions – The Tiago AMT may be longer than WagonR AMT, but it offers the same wheelbase as the Maruti car. Also, the Tiago AMT offers more elbow room of the two while the WagonR AMT offers more head room.
Features – The Tiago AMT, being the newer car, has a better overall feature list. However, the WagonR AMT has quite a nice list of features too. Also, you can have the car with less features too, if you like. The Tiago AMT can only be had with all the features that Tata offers on the car.
With this, we come to the end of our Tata Tiago AMT vs Maruti WagonR AMT comparison. We hope you liked the way we’ve decided to compare Tata Tiago AMT vs Maruti WagonR AMT. Please let us know what you think about our story here in the comments below. For more such stories, stay tuned to Car Blog India.