While we all are awaiting launch of all-new Maruti Swift, slated for launch at the next year’s Auto Expo in February, the existing model is still managing decent monthly sales. That said, Swift still finds a spot on the list of top-10 best-selling models (monthly basis). On the other hand, we have Tata’s stellar hatchback, Tiago built on the new IMPACT design theme that turned out to be a saviour for the company when it was struggling in the passenger car segment. Packed with a bunch of segment best features, Tiago has managed to carve a niche in the B segment, while on the other hand Swift enjoys unprecedented popularity even after 12 years of its launch. In this interesting spec-based comparison report, we put Tiago on crosshairs of Maruti’s popular hatchback Swift, find out the details below. Check out Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Swift-Price, Engine, Mileage & Dimensions –
Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Swift Price
|Name of the Car||Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Tata Tiago||Rs 3.21 lakh to Rs 5.64 lakh|
|Maruti Swift||Rs 4.79 lakh to Rs 7.46 lakh|
–Tata Tiago petrol powered variants are priced from Rs 3,21,005 to Rs 5,25,752.
-The Tiago diesel line-up falls in the price vicinity of Rs 3,88,380 to Rs 5,48,526.
-There is a substantial difference in price between both the hatchbacks with the Swift petrol priced between Rs 4,79,598 to Rs 6,37,039.
-Powered by Fiat’s 1.3-litre engine, the diesel-powered Swift is available from Rs 5, 98,563 to Rs 7,46,020 (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Swift Specifications
|Specifications||Tata Tiago||Maruti Swift|
|Petrol Engines||1.2-litre, Revotron with multi-drive modes||1.2-litre K-Series|
|Diesel Engines||1.05-litre Revotorq with multi-drive modes||1.3L MJD Diesel|
|Transmission||5-Speed MT & AMT||5-speed MT|
-Tata Tiago carline is offered with 1.2-litre, three-cylinder Revotron engine in manual transmission.
-One must note that AMT gearbox is available only on the XZA (A stands for AMT) petrol variant priced at Rs 5,25,752 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
-The Tiago diesel range is propelled by the 1.05 Revotorq oil burner with a standard 5-speed manual transmission.
-The Tiago carline additionally comes with multi-drive modes.
-While the Swift carline misses out on an auto unit and drive modes.
-The hatchback uses Maruti’s tried & tested 1.2-litre petrol and Fiat sourced 1.3-litre oil burner.
-Both the engines are paired to a conventional 5-speed manual gearbox.
Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Swift Mileage
|Name of the Car||Petrol Mileage||Diesel Mileage|
–Powered by Tata’s 1.2-litre, three-cylinder unit, Tiago petrol returns 23.8kmpl in ideal conditions.
-The diesel range on the other hand is claimed to deliver 27.28kmpl.
-Maruti Swift lags with a significant difference in claimed fuel economy in both petrol and diesel guise.
-The petrol-powered variant of Swift is rated at 20.4kmpl against the diesel with 25.20kmpl of ARAI rated mileage.
Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Swift Dimensions
|Dimensions||Tata Tiago||Maruti Swift|
-Dimensionally, Maruti Swift is longer, wider and sits on a longer wheelbase.
-While Tiago is taller than Swift with a minor difference of 5mm.
-There is a significant difference in the luggage storage capacity with Tiago offering around 38L more space.
Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Swift Features
|Key Features||Tata Tiago||Maruti Swift|
|Rear AC Vents||No||No|
|Touchscreen Infotainment system||No||No|
|Height adj. driver seat||Yes||Yes|
|Steering mounted audio & calling controls||Yes||Yes|
|Apple CarPlay & Android Auto||No||No|
|Rear wiper & washer||Yes||Yes|
-Tiago model series gets standard multi drive modes, albeit the Sport mode is available only on the top-spec XZA variant with AMT.
-The Creep function that allows inching the car forward while you take your foot off the brake comes with the XZA AMT grade.
-Other bits like electric power tilt steering, remote fuel & tailgate opening, 100% flip & fold rear seats etc are standard across line-up.
-Features that are restricted to the top-spec XZA AMT grade include one-shot down on driver side window, cooled glove-box and boot lamp.
-Connectivity features are offered from XT onwards. The XT, XZ & XZA trims get ConnectNext Infotainment system by HARMAN with multiple options.
-While it lacks Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Tata offers Juke Car App on the XT, XZ and XZA trims.
-Steering mounted audio & phone controls are restricted to the XZ & XZA grades, whereas the speed dependent volume control is offered from XT onwards.
-The Maruti Swift carline gets standard 60:40 rear split seats, front power windows, electric power steering, driver side power window with auto down function, accessory socket, remote fuel lid opener & back door opener and lane change indicator.
-Illuminated steering wheel mounted Bluetooth & audio controls are restricted to top-spec ZXi & ZDi trims.
-One must note that V & Z trims get stereo & CD changer with AUX-in & USB port.
Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Swift Safety Features
|Key Features||Tata Tiago||Maruti Swift|
|Dual Front Airbags||Yes||Yes|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Rear Parking Camera||No||No|
|Speed Sensing Auto Door lock||Yes||No|
|Reverse parking sensor||Yes||Yes|
|All Disc brakes||No||No|
|NCAP Ratings||NA||4-STAR (EURO NCAP 2015)|
-The entry-level XB variant only gets an immobilizer.
-Dual front airbags are bereft in XB variant, while it is optional across line-up save for XZ & XZA variants.
-Speed dependent auto door locks are offered from XM onwards.
-Rear Defogger & rear parking sensors are also available from XT onwards.
-ABS with EBD & corner stability control is restricted to the XZ & XZA trims.
-Similarly, front fog lamps, rear defogger & rear smart wiper with washer are specific to the XZ and XZA grades.
-On the other hand, Swift carline gets standard driver side airbag, whereas co-passenger airbag is optional on LXi/LDi & VXi/VDi variants.
-The new gen ABS with EBD is standard on VXi (O), VDi & ZXi/ZDi trims. Similarly, brake assist is available on VXi (O), VDi & top-spec Z trims.
-Reverse Parking sensors are restricted to the top-spec ZXi/ZDi trims.
Tata Tiago vs Maruti Swift – Design
We’ll start with the Maruti Suzuki Swift which has been ruling the market for almost a decade. Despite being in the market for years, the car has maintained its charm as the company kept updating it at regular intervals. While the overall shape of the car has remained intact, the vehicle has received several new elements both inside and out. As against the first generation model, the current version looks sharper and sportier than before. Sweptback headlamps, prominent front intakes, sharp bumpers , prominent wheel arches, blackened A-pillar and few other elements give it a sporty appeal.
The Tata Tiago, on the other hand, is like no other Tata cars we have seen to date and that has surely worked in its favour. Within a month of its launch, the Tiago became the top-selling car. The Tiago looks a lot European than Indian, all thanks to Tata Motors three design studios in UK, Italy and Pune that have worked jointly on this project. The Tiago is the first product based on Tata Motors’ new IMPACT design philosophy which we’ll also see on Nexon and Kite 5. With feature such as a radiator grille, wrap-around headlamps with smoked lens, sloping rear windshield, integrated rear spoiler, body-coloured door handles and prominent creases on either sides give it an appealing look.
Since the design is quite a subjective matter, we leave it to our readers. Our personal choice is Maruti Suzuki Swift, but the Tiago is quite refreshing to look at.
Tata Tiago vs Maruti Swift – Interior Quality
One thing that has worked in favour of the Tiago over its rivals is the interior material quality. As a matter of fact, the Tiago looks much plusher and more premium than the Bolt that is the company’s premium hatchback offering. In quality, the Tiago is very close to the Hyundai Grand i10 which had set a benchmark in this department upon its arrival. Maruti Suzuki Swift may not match the quality of the Tiago, but it feels sturdy. The Swift also has more comfortable drive and front passenger seats. Also, with all-black interior, the Swift looks appealing.