Tata Tigor vs Maruti Baleno [COMPARED!]

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Tata Tigor is the third compact sedan from Tata Motors (the first two being the Indigo eCS and the Zest). It is based on the Tiago hatchback, which, in the first place, is a well-sorted car. Thanks to a well-sculpted notchback form, the Tigor has a very attractive design. It’s also high on the features list and even offers a touchscreen infotainment system. While the Tigor will be a direct rival to other compact sedans on sale in India, it might even end up competing with premium hatchbacks like the Maruti Baleno. Hence, we have decided to compare these two models in our Tata Tigor vs Maruti Baleno comparison post here-

tata tigor vs maruti baleno comparison

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So far the Baleno has done a great deal of good to Maruti Suzuki. It is not only the highest selling car in its segment, but is also one of the highest selling cars in India. The car witnesses a great demand, for both its petrol and Diesel models. In comparison, the Tigor hasn’t been doing the kind of numbers that the Baleno does. However, it’s still gradually trying to establish a strong foothold in the market. It’s noteworthy here that Tata Motors invented the sub-4 metre compact sedan segment in India with the launch of the Indigo CS. However, competition was quick to catch up and overtake the Indica-derived model on the sales charts. The Tigor is the second such model from Tata Motors. Thanks to handsome looks, a long list of features, a big boot and an attractive price tag, the Tigor is slowly catching the attention of the car buying lot. Prices of the Tigor undercut those of the Baleno by a fair margin. Yet the Tata model here offers more space and almost similar levels of features and performance. So does it mean the Tigor outclasses the Baleno? Our Tata Tigor vs Maruti Baleno should help you find your answers.

Tata Tigor vs Maruti Baleno Price Comparison

Tata Tigor Maruti Baleno
Price Rs 4.70-7.09 Lakh Rs 5.28-8.44 Lakh

Tata Tigor costs much lesser than the Baleno. That said, there is a price overlap between Tigor’s high-end models and the Baleno’s entry and mid level trims. For example. Tigor XZ petrol and Baleno Delta petrol cost almost the same. So, it will be interesting to see if the fully loaded Tigor manages to attract some buyers away from the hot-selling Maruti hatchback.

Tata Tigor Maruti Baleno
Petrol
XE Rs. 4.70 lakh Sigma Rs. 5.28 lakh
XT Rs. 5.41 lakh Delta Rs. 5.99 lakh
XZ Rs. 5.90 lakh Zeta Rs. 6.59 lakh
XZ(O) Rs. 6.19 lakh Delta AT Rs. 7.05 lakh
Alpha Rs. 7.30 lakh
Zeta AT Rs. 7.66 lakh
RS Rs. 8.69 lakh
Diesel
XE Rs. 5.60 lakh Sigma Rs. 6.45 lakh
XT Rs. 6.31 lakh Delta Rs. 7.11 lakh
XZ Rs. 6.80 lakh Zeta Rs. 7.72 lakh
XZ(O) Rs. 7.09 lakh Alpha Rs. 8.44 lakh


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Tata Tigor vs Maruti Baleno Specifications Comparison

Tata Tigor Maruti Baleno
Engine Type/ 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, CVT; 5-Speed Manual
Mileage 23 KMPL; 27 KMPL (estimated) 21.4 KMPL; 27.39 KMPL

The petrol models of the Tigor and the Baleno are equally matched. The only difference is that the Baleno offers an option of a CVT. However, the Tigor is expected to get an AMT in coming months. The Diesel Baleno, however, is clearly a lot more potent than the Tigor Diesel. It offers much more power and torque and is very frugal too. The Baleno is also offered with a 1.0-litre Boosterjet Turbo Petrol motor, but we haven’t included it in our comparison here as the Tigor doesn’t have a performance-oriented model.

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The Baleno Diesel has a clear edge over the Tigor’s Diesel model

Tata Tigor vs Maruti Baleno Mileage Comparison

Tata Tigor Maruti Baleno
Mileage 23 KMPL; 27 KMPL (estimated) 21.4 KMPL; 27.39 KMPL

In terms of average fuel mileage, both the petrol and diesel models of these two cars are almost equally matched, at least on paper.

Tata Tigor vs Maruti Baleno Dimensions Comparison

  Tigor Baleno
Length x Width x Height 3992 x 1677 x 1537 mm 3995 x 1745 x 1500 mm
Wheelbase 2450 mm 2520 mm
Kerb Weight 1130 KGs 1080 KGs
Wheel Type and Size 15-inch alloys 16-inch alloys
Boot Space 419 L 355 L

The Baleno offers marginally higher leg-space at both front and rear. It also offers more shoulder-room. However, the Tigor offers considerably more boot space.

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Tigor gets an impressive boot space of 419 litres

Tata Tigor vs Maruti Baleno Comparison Verdict

As we said earlier, there’s no direct competition between these two vehicles. While one is a premium hatchback, other is a compact sedan based on a budget hatchback. Also, the Baleno offers higher performance, especially if you compare the diesel models of these two. Not just that, the Baleno also feels much more premium. So, basically, those looking for a larger boot should opt for the Tigor over the base Baleno. Those looking for more powerful Diesel engine, roomier cabin and a more premium experience should opt for the Baleno.

So, what do you say about our Tata Tigor vs Maruti Baleno comparison? Do share your views by commenting below.

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