Tata Tigor Vs Maruti Baleno – A spec based comparison between Tata’s sub-compact sedan and Maruti’s best-selling premium hatchback.
Tata Tigor came as a saviour for the company that had been struggling in the niche subcompact segment. Ironically, Tata Motors was instrumental in introducing the segment to the Indian market with its Indigo model, though it could not fetch the kind of numbers Tata was looking at. Priced aggressively, Tigor undercuts all the rivals by a substantial margin and brings similarly priced models from other segments in its radar. In this comparison, we pit Tata’s subcompact sedan against Maruti’s top-selling premium hatchback, Baleno. Check out Tata Tigor Vs Maruti Baleno price, engine, dimensions & other details-
|Name of the Car||Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Tata Tigor||Rs 4.59 lakh to Rs 6.87 lakh|
|Maruti Baleno||Rs 5.26 lakh to Rs 8.42 lakh|
-Tata Tigor petrol variants are priced between Rs 4,58,972 to Rs 6,04,375 and the diesel line-up falls between Rs 5,41,267 to Rs 6,87,222.
-The Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol range starts from Rs 5,26,375 and goes up to Rs 7,63,481. Diesel engine trims on the other hand are priced between Rs 6,43,996 to Rs 8,42, 766 (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). Read More – Tata Tigor Vs Maruti Dzire
|Specifications||Tata Tigor||Maruti Baleno|
|Petrol Engines||1.2-litre Revotron||1.2-litre K-Series|
|Diesel Engines||1.05-litre Revotorq||1.3L MJD Diesel|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual||5-speed manual & CVT|
-The Tigor subcompact sedan is propelled by a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine and a 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel unit. One must note that the carline is offered only with a manual gearbox.
-Maruti Baleno model series is also offered with 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre oil burner in manual and CVT transmission options. Read More – Tata Tigor Vs Competition
|Name of the Car||Petrol Mileage||Diesel Mileage|
-In terms of fuel economy, Baleno is ahead of Tigor with ARAI certified mileage of 21.4kmpl for petrol and 27.39kmpl for diesel version.
-Tata’s subcompact sedan Tigor returns claimed mileage of 20.3kmpl in petrol and 24.7kmpl in diesel version.
|Dimensions||Tata Tigor||Maruti Baleno|
-Save for height, Maruti Suzuki Baleno has larger proportions compared to Tata Tigor.
-While the subcompact sedan offers 419-litre space for storing luggage, which is around 80L more than Baleno’s.
|Key Features||Tata Tigor||Maruti Baleno|
|Rear AC Vents||No||No|
|Touchscreen Infotainment system||Yes||Yes|
|Height adj. driver seat||Yes||Yes|
|Steering mounted audio & calling controls||Yes||Yes|
|Apple CarPlay & Android Auto||No||Apple CarPlay|
|Navigation system & Voice command||Yes||Yes|
|Rain sensing wipers||No||No|
–The entry level variants in the Tigor carline miss out on infotainment features save for the Tata Motors service connect.
-While the model lacks smartphone connectivity features including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it comes with Tata’s Juke-Car App.
-Features like Harman sourced 5-inch touchscreen system, 3D Navimaps, call reject with SMS feature, SD card playback, incoming SMS notifications and rear-outs, voice command, image & video playback and digital controls for FATC are specific to top-end variants.
-Tigor carline gets standard multi-drive modes, 7-speed front wipers, ePAS with tilt adjustment and driver footrest etc. While the automatic temperature control is restricted to the top-spec trim.
-Electric boot unlocking is also confined to the XZ and XZ (O) trims.
-On the Maruti Baleno line-up, base Sigma trims come bereft of infotainment features.
-While the top-spec Alpha trims get Maruti’s SmartPlay infotainment system, navigation system, voice command, Apple CarPlay & remote control through smartphone App.
-Steering mounted audio controls, Bluetooth and AUX &USB are offered from Delta onwards.
-One must note that Maruti’s Smartplay system is available with software update for Android Auto & new maps for navigation system.
|Key Features||Tata Tigor||Maruti Baleno|
|Dual Front Airbags||Yes||Yes|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Rear Parking Camera||Yes||Yes|
|Speed Sensing Auto Door lock||Yes||No|
|Reverse parking sensor||Yes||Yes|
|All Disc brakes||No||No|
|NCAP Ratings||NA||3-STAR (EURO NCAP 2016)|
-The base trim in the line-up only gets engine immobilizer.
-Dual front airbags, rear defogger & seat belt with pretensioners & load limiters are offered from XZ onwards.
-While ABS with EBD & corner stability is available from XT onwards.
-Rear view camera is restricted to the top-spec XZ (O) variant.
-Baleno carline gets standard dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, seat belt pre-tensioners with force safe limiters, ISOFIX child seat anchorages and pedestrian protection.
-Reverse parking camera is the only feature that comes with the top-spec Alpha trim.
-Maruti Suzuki Baleno was crash tested by EURO NCAP in 2016 wherein it scored 3-star rating.