We all know that SUVs are among the best-selling car segment. Well, the best-selling segment still is the hatchback. And what’s better than a premium hatchback that offers the best of many worlds? One, is performance, the next features and lastly fuel efficiency. And in the premium hatchback category, the two best-selling hatchbacks are the Tata Altroz and the Hyundai i20. That said, if you are in the market for one and are confused between the two, let us make it a little easy for you to decide. So, before further ado, let’s get straight in.
The Dimensions | Which has better real estate?
Let’s start with the looks. Well, the looks are subjective, some will prefer one over the other. So, considering the looks, you tell us in the comment section, which one you like the most. Moving on.
When buying a hatchback, it is necessary for the car to have ample space so that all the passengers are in comfort. In addition, the car is ought to have more than enough room for luggage. Hence here, the size does matter.
|Tata Altroz||Hyundai i20|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||165||170|
|Boot Space (Litres)||345||311|
With the digits in front, clearly, it is the Hyundai that is winning this battle as of now. Well, in almost all aspects Hyundai i20 has higher values. For instance, the wheelbase of Hyundai is considerably higher than that of Altroz. This means, that the Hyundai i20 will have better interior space at least for the people sitting in the rear seats. But the Altroz takes wins the boot space card. Compared to i20, Altroz is miles ahead.
Which has the better interior of the lot?
Well, to keep the competition fair and square we are comparing the base trim of both the cars. Hence it all comes down to the basic features that these car offer.
|Tata Altroz||Hyundai i20|
|Infotainment System||2-DIN audio system|
|Rear AC Vents|
|Day and Night IRVM|
|Steering Adjustment||Tilt||Tilt and Telescopic|
|Power Windows||Front Only||Front and Rear|
|Crash Test Rating||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐||⭐⭐⭐|
Well, the base trim of Tata Altroz is lacking some basic features. So, it all boils down to the fact which of the two will you be happier with. Also, there are some features that cannot be installed as aftermarket. Just saying. Here is a complete list, if you want to know more about it.
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With that in typical Tata fashion, Altroz is among the safest cars in the country as it is scored full 5 stars in the global NCAP crash test rating. Talking about i20, it only has 3 stars in the crash test rating. But never the less, both cars come with basic safety features that include, 2 standard airbags as standard ABS+EBD and others. However, the child seat anchor points are only available with the Hyundai i20.
Which vehicles offer Power and Fuel economy?
Both the cars, Tata Altroz and Hyundai i20 both come with two petrol engine options, a conventional naturally aspirated and turbo petrol. In addition to that, both i20 Altroz also comes with a 1.5-litre diesel engine if anyone is interested in it. But both the cars in their base trim offer only a naturally aspirated petrol as well as diesel
Engine And Transmission
|Engine||1199 cc, I3||1497 cc, I4||1197 cc, I4||1493 cc, I4|
|Power||85 bhp @ 6000 rpm||89 bhp @ 4000 rpm||82 bhp @ 6000 rpm||99 bhp @ 4000 rpm|
|Torque||113 Nm @ 3300 rpm||200 Nm @ 1250 rpm||115 Nm @ 4200 rpm||240 Nm @ 1500 rpm|
|Claimed Mileage (kmpl) (ARAI)||18.5||23||20.3||25.2|
|Fuel Tank Capacity Litres||37||37||37||37|
In both situations, it is the Hyundai that is more fuel efficient. And additionally, for the petrol trim, the i20 comes with a 4-cylinder engine. This means it offers better NVH levels.
Price and the final verdict
As said, the vehicles we compared were the base trim for both the respective vehicles. And considering the price, i20 starts at a little bit higher than that of the Tata Altroz. But then, Hyundai also comes with more features in the base trim than the Altroz. But here is the price for both vehicles.
|Fuel Type||Petrol (XE)||Diesel (XE Plus)||Petrol (Magna)||Diesel (Magna)|
|Price||Rs. 6.29 Lakh||
Rs. 7.85 Lakh
Rs. 7.07 Lakh
Rs. 8.42 Lakh
Let us know in the comment section which of the two will you pick.