Tata Tigor vs Tata Zest [COMPARED!]


Tata Motors has launched the new Tigor compact sedan. The Tigor follows the Zest in the manufacturer’s onslaught of compact sedans. So, basically, the Tigor is to the Tiago what the Zest is to the Bolt. Hence, it’s only obvious that both the compact sedans we have here belong to different segments. While the Tigor has a relatively lower price tag than most other compact sedans, its higher variants might still have to face heat from the likes of Maruti Swift Dzire and Hyundai Xcent. This also means the Tigor might end up eating into the sales of the Zest. In this post, we compare the Tata Tigor and the Zest to see if the latter really faces some threat from its new sibling. So, read on for our Tata Tigor vs Tata Zest comparison post here-

tata tigor vs tata zest comparison

Also See- Tata Tigor ReviewTata Zest Review

Tata Tigor vs Tata Zest Price Comparison

Tata Tigor Tata Zest
Price Rs 4.70-7.09 Lakh Rs 5.24-8.68 Lakh

Prices of the Tigor start at Rs 4.70 lakh. This gives a slight pricing advantage to it. Currently, prices of the Zest start at Rs 5.24 lakh. There is an overlap between higher trims of the Tigor and entry and mid level variants of the Zest. While the similarly priced models of the Tigor have more equipment and a more attractive design, the Zest benefits from better performance and more space.

Tata Tigor Tata Zest
XE Rs. 4.70 lakh XE Rs. 5.24 lakh
XT Rs. 5.41 lakh XM Rs. 5.90 lakh
XZ Rs. 5.90 lakh XMS Rs. 6.10 lakh
XZ(O) Rs. 6.19 lakh XT Rs. 6.69 lakh
XE Rs. 5.60 lakh XE 75 PS Rs. 6.27 lakh
XT Rs. 6.31 lakh XM 75 PS Rs. 7.01 lakh
XZ Rs. 6.80 lakh XMS 75 PS Rs. 7.28 lakh
XZ(O) Rs. 7.09 lakh XMA 90 PS Rs. 7.84 lakh
    XT 90 PS Rs. 7.88 lakh
    XTA 90 PS Rs. 8.68 lakh


Also See- Tata Tigor vs Maruti Swift Dzire | Tata Tigor vs Hyundai Xcent

Tata Tigor vs Tata Zest Specifications Comparison

Tata Tigor Tata Zest
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol; 1.05 L Diesel 1.2 L Petrol; 1.3 L Diesel; 1.3 L Diesel
Power 84 BHP; 69 BHP 89 BHP; 74 BHP; 89 BHP
Torque 114 Nm; 140 Nm 114 Nm; 190 Nm, 200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed Manual 5-speed Manual; 5-Speed AMT (for 1.3 89 BHP model)
Mileage 23 KMPL; 27 KMPL (estimated) 17.57 KMPL; 22.95 KMPL; 20.65 KMPL/21.58 KMPL

The Zest offers a lot more performance than the Tigor. While petrol models of both the cars get a 1.2-litre unit, the Zest benefits from a four-cylinder turbo engine that is high on power. In comparison, the Tigor gets a normally aspirated three-cylinder engine that is no where as refined as its turbocharged sibling. Even the Diesel models of the Zest are far more powerful than the Tigor. On the same time, they offer pretty good mileage figures, too.

2014 Tata Zest Front Right Quarter
The Zest gets considerably more powerful engines than the Tigor

Tata Tigor vs Tata Zest Mileage Comparison

Tata Tigor Tata Zest
Mileage 23 KMPL; 27 KMPL (estimated) 17.57 KMPL; 22.95 KMPL; 20.65 KMPL/21.58 KMPL

The Tigor has a clear advantage here. True, it’s less powerful than the Zest, but at least its engines are tuned to offer a high average mileage.

Tata Tigor vs Tata Zest Dimensions Comparison

  Tigor Zest
Length x Width x Height 3992 x 1677 x 1537 mm 3995 x 1695 x 1570 mm
Wheelbase 2450 mm 2470 mm
Kerb Weight 1130 KGs 1170 KGs
Wheel Type and Size 15-inch alloys 15-inch alloys
Boot Space 419 L 390 L

While the Zest has offers considerably more legroom, which is owing to its longer wheelbase, the Tigor gets a larger boot.

tata tigor test drive review images rear
Tigor gets an impressive boot space of 419 litres

Tata Tigor vs Hyundai Xcent Comparison Verdict

  • Price– The Tata Tigor cheaper than the Zest by 50,000-80,000 and hence holds a price advantage over the Zest.
  • Specifications– With more powerful and refined engines, Zest is the clear winner here.
  • Mileage– The Tigor has a higher mileage than the Zest, which is sure to attract many.
  • Dimensions– The Zest offers more cabin space, but the Tigor offers a bigger boot.

Verdict– It seems like Tata Motors has got it really right with the Tigor. In many aspects, it’s almost equally matched to the bigger, pricier Zest. 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 Tata Zest.

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