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Tata Tigor JTP vs Ford Aspire vs Maruti Dzire vs Honda Amaze – Best compact sedan?

Faster and more powerful than its rivals and yet competitively priced, Tata Tigor JTP has made its global debut in India. Tata Tigor JTP also has some exciting features that give it a bold and sporty makeover.

Developed in collaboration with Jayem Automotives, Tigor JTP is likely to turn up the heat on rivals. Here’s a quick comparison between Tata Tigor JTP vs Ford Aspire vs Maruti Dzire vs Honda Amaze to help you identify the best car in this segment.

Design and styling: Tata Tigor JTP has a bold exterior design, featuring striking projector headlamps, bonnet and fender vents, 15-inch diamond cut alloys, contrast coloured outside mirrors, dual-tone exterior, side skirts, twin pipe exhausts, and exclusive JTP badging on the front grille, fender vents and rear. Maruti Suzuki Dzire has smooth sedan styling, which looks suave and sophisticated. Key features include LED projector headlamps with DRLs, precision-cut dual tone alloys, fog lamps with chrome fins, and LED rear combination lamps.

Honda Amaze makes an imposing stance with its aggressive front, and bold, solid design. Prominent features include stylish headlamps, signature LED position lights, solid wing face chrome grille, multi-spoke alloys, body coloured front & rear bumpers, and body coloured door mirrors. Ford Aspire has a distinctively elegant design that is bound to leave a lasting impression. Key features include sporty headlamps, C-shaped chrome housing for fog lamps, premium cellular grille, and R15 alloys.

Interiors: Tata Tigor JTP interiors are designed to thrill and they appeal to the racer in each one of us. It has black interior theme with sporty red accents, which looks super cool. Steering wheel is wrapped in premium leather and comes with contrast red stitching that can also be seen on the seats. Maruti Dzire has dual-tone interiors with Burl Wood ornamentation that looks classy and elegant. Honda Amaze has dual-tone black & beige theme, which has a luxurious feel to it.  Ford Aspire also has dual-tone interiors that are elegantly crafted to ensure the most comfortable journeys.

Comfort & convenience: Tata Tigor JTP has 5-inch ConnectNext Infotainment System by Harman that comes with 8 speakers and app suite and supports voice command recognition and Bluetooth. Maruti Dzire has Smartplay Infotainment System with Navigation and Voice Command (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay enabled). It comes with 4 speakers mounted on the four doors. Honda Amaze has 17.7 cm Digipad 2.0 touchscreen infotainment system that supports Bluetooth, voice commands, video playback and navigation. Ford Aspire has 6.5 inch touchscreen infotainment system featuring Ford’s SYNC 3 technology. It supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Engine & transmission: Tata Tigor JTP is powered by an 1199cc, 3-cylinder, 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that delivers max power of 114 PS @ 5000 RPM and max torque of 150 Nm @ 2000-4000 RPM. Engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Maruti Dzire petrol variant is powered by an 1197cc engine that delivers 83 PS @ 6000 RPM and 113 Nm @ 4200 RPM. Engine is mated to 5-speed manual transmission or AMT unit. Honda Amaze petrol is powered by an 1199cc engine that makes 90 PS @ 6000 RPM and 110 Nm @ 4800 RPM. Engine is mated to 5-speed manual or CVT unit. Ford Aspire petrol variant has 1.2l Ti-VCT engine that delivers 96 PS/120 Nm. Both manual and automatic transmission options are available to customers.

Safety & security: All four sedans offer advanced safety features such as impact-absorbing chassis, strengthened steel body, dual air bags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking assist, engine immobilizer, and ISOFIX child mounts.

Mileage: Tata Tigor JTP is designed for superior performance, and most would expect it to be a fuel guzzler. However, surprisingly, Tata Tigor JTP gives the best mileage at 23.84 kmpl. Next is Maruti Suzuki Dzire with 22 kmpl (petrol manual), followed by Ford Aspire at 20 kmpl (1194 cc petrol manual) and Honda Amaze at 19.5 kmpl (petrol manual).

Price: Tata Tigor JTP is priced at Rs 7.49 lakh. Maruti Dzire patrol manual variants are available in the range of Rs 5.6 lakh to Rs 8 lakh. Honda Amaze petrol manual variants are available in the range of Rs 5.81 lakh to Rs 7.69 lakh. Ford Aspire petrol manual variants are available in the range of Rs 5.55 lakh to Rs 7.24 lakh.

Verdict – Which one should you buy? Tata Tigor JTP is built for performance and superior styling, so it would be the preferred choice for people who want to experience the thrill of racing. Zero to 100 kmph in less than 10 seconds and clocking a max speed of 160 kmph are things that racers at heart would definitely like to try out. Rival sedans also have powerful engines, but Tigor JTP appears to be a notch above. Tata Tigor JTP will be targeting a niche audience, and going by the specs, it seems to have all the stuff that petrolheads love and admire about performance cars.

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