New Tata Tigor vs Honda Amaze vs Maruti Dzire – Best compact sedan?

New 2018 Tata Tigor has been launched with a competitive price range of Rs 5.2 lakh to Rs 7.38 lakh and it comes with a host of new features.

The home-grown car maker has been aggressively promoting the new Tigor and hasn’t been shy of making fun of its rivals. Tata has signed popular Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan to be the brand ambassador of the new Tigor, which seems to be a good choice as both the actor and the car get top marks for style and looks. Here’s a quick comparison between new 2018 Tata Tigor and its primary rivals Honda Amaze and Maruti Suzuki Dzire.

Design and styling

New 2018 Tata Tigor is designed to be a head-turner, featuring a striking diamond patterned front grille, chrome accented bottom grille, chrome-lined door handles, diamond cut dual tone alloys, crystal inspired LED tail lamps, sparkling projector headlamps, roof-spoiler with LED stop lamp and shark-fin antenna.

Honda Amaze has comparable exterior features such as headlamp integrated signature LED position lights, front fog lamps, shark fin antenna, power folding ORVM with LED turn indicators, snazzy alloy wheels, and rear combo lamp. Maruti Suzuki also looks suave with its LED projector headlamps with DRLs, fog lamps with chrome fins, LED rear combination lamps, electrically adjustable ORVM, and precision-cut dual tone alloy wheels.

Interiors

New Tata Tigor features plush interiors with a dual-tone theme of premium black and grey. It has faux leather seats and upholstery in titanium shade, which exudes superior luxury. Interiors are designed to create more space for passengers and there are plenty of utility spaces as well. Honda Amaze has spacious and comfortable interiors that have a premium feel to it. Featuring a dual-tone colour theme, the interiors of Amaze are aesthetically designed, which looks luxuriant. Maruti Dzire also has spacious, premium looking interiors featuring a dual-tone theme with Burl Wood ornamentation.

Technology and convenience

New 2018 Tata Tigor comes with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system by Harman and first-in-segment 8 speaker system, also from Harman. Tata is offering its advanced app suite, which has various apps designed to improve in-car controls. Steering mounted controls are available to support infotainment options, voice recognition and hands free phone connectivity. Other key features include height adjustable driver seat, automatic climate control, auto-fold ORVM, cooled glove box, and rear armrest with cup holders.

Honda Amaze comes with a sophisticated dashboard that has a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system called DIGIPAD 2.0. Amaze has a multi-functional steering wheel with audio adjustment, voice commands, hands free and cruise control. Other key features include automatic climate control, touch sensor based smart entry system, driver seat height adjuster and engine start/stop button.

Maruti Dzire comes with Smartplay infotainment and navigation system with voice controls. It also has steering mounted audio and calling controls. Other key features include automatic climate control, remote keyless entry system, engine start-stop button, tilt steering, adjustable front seat headrests and height adjustable driver seat.

Safety & Security

All three cars offer advanced safety features such as dual airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat anchorages, reverse parking assist system, and strengthened body structure for better protection in case of a collision.

Engine

New Tata Tigor continues to use the same petrol and diesel engine, as earlier. The 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine delivers 84 bhp and 114 Nm, whereas the 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel engine delivers 69 bhp and 140 Nm. Both engines are coupled with 5-speed manual transmission. AMT option is available only with the petrol variant.

Honda Amaze petrol variant comes with a 4 Cylinder, 1199cc, SOHC i-VTEC engine that outputs 90 PS @ 6000 rpm and 110 Nm @ 4800 rpm. Petrol variant offers both manual and CVT options. Diesel variant comes with 4 Cylinder, 1498cc, DOHC i-DTEC engine, mated to either manual or CVT unit. The manual variant outputs 100 PS / 200 Nm, whereas the CVT variant delivers 80 PS / 160 Nm.

Maruti Dzire petrol variant is powered by a 4-cylinder 1197cc engine that delivers max power of 61 kW @ 6000 rpm and max torque of 113 Nm @ 4200 rpm. Diesel variant comes with 4-cylinder, 1248cc engine that outputs 55 kW @ 4000 rpm and 190 Nm @ 2000 rpm. Both petrol and diesel variants of Dzire come with 5-speed manual transmission and 5-speed AMT.

Mileage

New Tata Tigor petrol variant gives 23.84 kmpl, applicable for both manual and automatic variants. Tata Tigor diesel offers 27.28 kmpl. Honda Amaze petrol engine MT and CVT give 19.5 and 19 kmpl respectively, whereas diesel MT and CVT give 27.4 and 23.8 kmpl respectively. Maruti Dzire petrol engine (MT/AMT) gives 22 kmpl and diesel engine (MT/AMT) gives 28.40 kmpl.

Price

New Tata Tigor petrol variants are priced in the range of Rs 5.2 lakh to Rs 6.65 lakh. Diesel variants are priced in the range of Rs 6.09 lakh to Rs 7.38 lakh. Honda Amaze petrol variants are priced in the range of Rs 5.81 lakh to Rs 8.11 lakh whereas diesel variants are priced between Rs 6.91 lakh and Rs 9.11 lakh. Maruti Suzuki Dzire petrol variants are priced between Rs 5.6 lakh and Rs 8.47 lakh whereas diesel variants are priced in the range of Rs 6.58 lakh to Rs 9.45 lakh.

Which one should you buy?

New Tata Tigor is the most affordable among the three sedans and it tops in mileage as well. It is second in terms of engine power and matches Amaze and Dzire in most aspects such as comfort & convenience, safety features and technology integration. New 2018 Tata Tigor also scores high in terms of design and styling. Overall, new Tigor comes across as a viable option among the three sedans.