Tata Motors has launched the new Tigor compact sedan. The Tigor is the third-ever compact sedan from Tata Motors (the first and the second being the Indigo eCS and the Zest, respectively.) As you must have guessed it, the Tigor is based on the Tiago, which, in the first place, is already a well-sorted car. The Tigor is really attractive, which is mainly due to its very well-sculpted notchback form. It also offers many features, among which is a premium touchscreen infotainment system. While the Tigor looks really promising, it needs to rival some well established competition to make a name for itself. While we have earlier came up with a comparison of the Tata Tigor with the Maruti Swift Dzire, in this post here, we compare the Tata Tigor and the Hyundai Xcent. So, read on for our Tata Tigor vs Hyundai Xcent comparison post here-

Also See- Tata Tigor Review | Hyundai Xcent Review

Tata Tigor vs Hyundai Xcent Price Comparison

Tata Tigor Hyundai Xcent
Price Rs 4.70-7.09 Lakh Rs 5.44-8.08 Lakh

The Tata Tigor costs far lesser than the Xcent. This sure gives a clear edge to the latest Tata compact sedan. That said, there is a price overlap between Tigor’s high-end and Xcent’s entry level models. Also, with a competitive price tag, the Tigor can really make a mark in the taxi segment, where the Xcent enjoys a popularity. There is a difference of around 1 lakh between the top end variants of the two compact sedans.

Tata Tigor Hyundai Xcent
Base Rs. 5.44 lakh
XE Rs. 4.70 lakh S Rs. 6.16 lakh
XT Rs. 5.41 lakh S Automatic Rs. 6.91 lakh
XZ Rs. 5.90 lakh SX Rs. 6.48 lakh
XZ(O) Rs. 6.19 lakh SX(O) Rs. 7.17 lakh
Base Rs. 6.31 lakh
XE Rs. 5.60 lakh S Rs. 7.05 lakh
XT Rs. 6.31 lakh
XZ Rs. 6.80 lakh SX Rs. 7.39 lakh
XZ(O) Rs. 7.09 lakh SX(O) Rs. 8.08 lakh

Also See- Tata Tigor vs Maruti Baleno

Tata Tigor vs Hyundai Xcent Specifications Comparison

Tata Tigor Hyundai Xcent
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol; 1.05 L Diesel 1.2 L Petrol; 1.1 L Diesel
Power 84 BHP; 69 BHP 82 BHP; 71 BHP
Torque 114 Nm; 140 Nm 114 Nm; 180 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed Manual 5-speed Manual, CVT; 5-Speed Manual
Mileage 23 KMPL; 27 KMPL (estimated) 19.1 KMPL; 24.4 KMPL

If you compare the specs, it’s easy to see that the petrol models are pretty evenly matched. However, the Diesel Xcent is clearly more powerful than the Diesel Tigor. Neither the Tigor diesel nor the Hyundai Xcent diesel offers any automatic transmission option. However, in all chances, the Petrol Tigor, with similar performance figures to the Xcent Petrol, is more frugal. In comparison, the Xcent is more refined. The Diesel Tigor is considerably less powerful but offers better fuel efficiency in comparison.

Xcent Diesel has higher performance than Tigor Diesel

Tata Tigor vs Hyundai Xcent Mileage Comparison

Tata Tigor Maruti Baleno
Mileage 23 KMPL; 27 KMPL (estimated) 19.1 KMPL; 24.4 KMPL

In terms of average fuel mileage, the Tigor comes across as a much more frugal offering.

Tata Tigor vs Hyundai Xcent Dimensions Comparison

Tigor Xcent
Length x Width x Height 3992 x 1677 x 1537 mm 3995 x 1660 x 1520 mm
Wheelbase 2450 mm 2425 mm
Kerb Weight 1130 KGs 1170 KGs
Wheel Type and Size 15-inch alloys 14-inch alloys
Boot Space 419 L 407 L

Both the cars are evenly matched here. The Tigor offers slightly more boot space and larger 15-inch wheels on the top-end petrol model. It also offers a slightly longer wheelbase but the difference in leg space is not easily evident.

Tigor gets an impressive boot space of 419 litres

Tata Tigor vs Hyundai Xcent Comparison Verdict

  • Price– The Tigor holds a price advantage over the Xcent.
  • Specifications– Petrol models of both the cars are evenly matched. However, the Xcent Diesel is clearly more powerful than the Tigor Diesel. It is even more refined.
  • Mileage– The Tigor has a higher mileage than the Xcent, which is sure to attract many.
  • Dimensions– Both the cars are almost evenly matched in this area.

Verdict– It seems like Tata Motors has got it really right with the Tigor. In most aspects, it is equally matched to the Xcent. However, the Tigor’s Achilles Heel is its Diesel engine, which is the least powerful in this company. That said, it does offer higher mileage. If nothing else, the Tigor is definitely going to have at least some effect on the sales of Xcent and Dzire.

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