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10 Reasons Why the Tata Tiago should be your First Car!

Tata Motors is becoming an epitome for safety standards in India. With every car from the carmaker ensuring comfort as well as safety, it is becoming inevitable for us to recommend you a Tata car as your next one. In this edition of ’10 Reasons Why’ we will enlist the reasons why Tata Tiago should be your first car or the next car if your budget lies between ₹5-7lakhs. Let’s get started!

  1. ABS with EBD and Cornering Stability Control (CSC)

    Tata Tiago | ABS with EBD and CSC
    Tata Tiago | ABS with EBD and CSC

    ABS has been made compulsory under the BNVSAP norms in India. Most of the carmakers offer ABS with EBD as standard in their cars. Tata has gone a step ahead of everyone by introducing Cornering Stability Control (CSC) right from the base variant in Tiago. This makes Tiago’s drive much better than rivals.

  2. Safest Car In The Segment (4 Stars)

    Tata Tiago | Global NCAP Rating
    Tata Tiago | Global NCAP Rating

    It has got driver side airbag, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors right from the base variant. These safety features already make it BNVSAP compliant. But with the addition of another airbag at the front for the passenger and Cornering Stability Control right from the base variant make this car the safest in the segment. It has scored a 4-star rating at the Global NCAP crash test rating, highest in the segment.

  3. Sporty Design (Mini Altroz)

    Tata Tiago's Sporty Design
    Tata Tiago’s Sporty Design

    Right from the tri-arrow piano black front grille to the trendy boomerang-shaped tail lamps, Tata Tiago is designed to ooze out sportiness. The hood of the Tiago has been designed keeping in mind the safety of pedestrians as well ensuring that Tiago stands apart in the crowd. Sporty angular headlamps, stylish dual-tone bumper, chrome garnished front fog lamps, sporty rear spoiler and the piano black ORVMs, all add to the style quotient of Tata Tiago.

  4. Made In India (Vocal For Local)

    Make In India: Tata Tiago
    Make In India: Tata Tiago

    Tata has been in the game of making indigenous cars right from the beginning, a long time before the ‘Make In India’ and ‘Vocal for Local’ campaigns. Tiago is no exception. It has been developed and produced in-house completely. Buying a Tiago will make sure that you are vocal for local too.

  5. Next Generation of Tech Inside

    Touchscreen Infotainment | Tata Tiago
    Touchscreen Infotainment | Tata Tiago

    It’s not just the safety that the Tiago comes loaded with. It does have all the technology you can expect to look out for. Be it the infotainment system or the digital instrument cluster, you get it all. You will get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Support so that you remain connected!

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  6. Ultimate Performance 

    1.2litre Revotron Engine
    1.2litre Revotron Engine

    Tata Tiago is known to be one of the most powerful cars in the segment, all thanks to 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine that can churn out segment-best 84.8hp of power and a peak torque of 113Nm. The engine is paired to a very efficient 5-speed manual transmission. And the company also offers an advanced AMT for a clutch-free driving experience.

  7. Fuel-Efficient Engine

    Tata Tiago Revotron Petrol Engine
    Tata Tiago Revotron Petrol Engine

    Not only the engine is powerful enough, but it also offers great fuel efficiency of over 20kmpl. Its rival, Maruti Suzuki WagonR has a fuel efficiency of 20.52kmpl for the same class of the engine. Thus, it is pretty safe to say that the Tiago will offer good value to money when it comes to spending on fuel.

  8. Comfort Loaded

    Flat Bottom Steering and Digital Instrument Cluster
    Flat Bottom Steering and Digital Instrument Cluster

    There must be something that Tata Tiago lacks in! Well, there seems to be nothing at all. Tata cars initially were known to have lower levels of comfort. But with the advancement in research and development, Tata Tiago has got all the comfort, one may demand at this price point. Starting from the spacious interiors to steering mounted controls, Tata Tiago has all. It also has fully automated climate control, a very few cars in the segment offer this feature. The digital instrument cluster and the flat-bottom steering also add to the sportiness, you might be looking for in your car.

  9. Competitive Pricing

    All this safety and comfort, you might think that the Tata Tiago will cost more than its rivals. The base variant of Tata Tiago has an ex-showroom price of ₹4,60,000 whereas the WagonR will cost ₹4,45,500. Consider the extra safety you get (co-driver airbag and CSC), and this small difference will be negligible.

  10. Built upon the Legacy of Tata

    Tata's Legacy: The reason behind the trust on Tata Cars
    Tata’s Legacy: The reason behind the trust in Tata Cars

    A legacy of over 75 years, ageing back before the independence of our country, Tata has been a key player in the automotive industry. Tata Motors has a legacy of its own which has been successfully carried forward in the presence of Ratan Tata. Tata Group conglomerate has a widespread network in more than 20 different fields. And being a part of this makes Tata Tiago much more worthy than its rivals for sure.

Also, read 10 Reasons Why You Should Choose Tata Altroz Over Maruti Baleno!

So, these are the reasons why should you choose Tata Tiago to be your first/next car. Is there a worthy competitor to this hatchback? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Take a look: Tata Tiago vs Maruti WagonR vs Hyundai Santro | Hatchback Face-Off

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Ritvik Gupta
Ex-Technical Content Developer at GoMechanic | Automobile enthusiast with a knack to decode it for everyone | Automobile Engineer by passion


    • Hi Vishwas,
      You can go for Tata Tiago if you are a bit short on the budget as the ex-showroom price for the XZ+ variant is ₹5,99,000. If you are looking for a more premium hatchback, you should definitely go for Tata Altroz XT which has a price tag of ₹6,85,000. The XT variant comes loaded with a lot of features. As for the Tata Tigor, it is a compact sedan version of Tata Tiago and the variant you enquire is going to cost ₹6,99,000. If you are not looking for extra boot space, there is no need to buy the Tigor. So, I would suggest you go for Tiago XZ+ if the budget is a bit low and if you can spend more, definitely go for the Altroz as it is safer as compared to the Tiago. Stay tuned!

  1. Time has come now, finally TATA my favourite. I can see soon this Home made world class car manufacturer will own more than 60% share in India.
    This company is relly think about Indians. It’s car is super sturdy and robust.Love TATA.
    Though Maruti makes Good cars, but it forgetting the safety aspects. And this company is sending it’s vechile to GNCAP…what’s funny…what it thinks, Indians are fool!

    • Hi Balaram,
      It is great to see that people are starting to understand the need for safer cars in India. Tata Motors is making safety an utmost requirement in their cars thus ensuring safety of their customers. Talking about Maruti, the company does abide by BNVSAP norms. Although we all are familiar that these norms are not enough to make the cars safe.
      Stay tuned!

  2. I happened to read a couple of your analysis. It is great. Unlike others who write i order to promote a brand. It was true and appears to be honest.

  3. Hi,, your advice sounds good , I want to purchase a petrol car with SUV like touch….I have had the occasion to travel on highway twice in s month and that too about 500 Kms..but mostly drive in the city with 5-10 Kms drive perday. Please suggest ,my budget is about 8-10. Lakhs
    Ground clearance bhi chahiye.

    • Hi Kanhaiya,

      If you are looking for an SUV experience in the budget you have mentioned, I would like to suggest you go for Tata Nexon XMA variant if you are looking for an automatic or you can go for Nexon XZ if you are okay with a manual transmission. Tata Nexon has a great build quality with more than enough safety features right from the base variant and will fulfil your desire to experience an SUV. Also, Tata Nexon offers a decent fuel mileage of 17-18kmpl in city drive and 20kmpl on a highway. Stay tuned!

  4. Can agree only to the safety part…rest all are no way comparable to competitors….. Specially the engine… Seems good on paper but sucks in real life…. But speaking of the price point for base model, it’s preferable over a Suzuki…

    • Hi Sourish,
      The latest generation of Revotron engine is bliss to rev. You might have faced the said issues in the previous generation of Tiago. The BS6 compliant engines that Tata has introduced are much more reliable and efficient. Stay tuned!

  5. Hello choice is Tata Nexon, but I have to ask you to please suggest me whether I go for diesel or petrol car…my budget is up to 8 to 10 lakhs… what can you suggest me?

    • Hi Avinash,
      You can choose a petrol model if you have to drive your car locally. But if you have to travel long distances on a daily basis, the diesel variant is suggested as it offers more mileage and power. Although, the diesel variant will cost more than the petrol counterpart. Stay pinned!

    • Hi Satish,
      Tata Indica was indeed a very good car and being the first totally indigenous car that was built by Tata, Indica has a special place among the car lineage in India. Stay tuned!

    • Hi Dipti,
      As far as the Maruti Suzuki Ignis is concerned, it is a really good car with optimum features at the offer. If you want a fun city driving car with a tall boy stance, Ignis is good to go. And if you are looking for a hatchback experience, you can go for the Tata Tiago. As far as safety is concerned, Tata Tiago is much safer than the Ignis. Tiago has scored a 4-star rating at the Global NCAP crash test while Ignis has a 3-star rating. Stay tuned!

    • Hi Chandan,
      Being a new driver, you must go for Tata Tiago because of ease of driving and simpler dynamics. It has got a good engine, decent fuel mileage and optimum comfort features. And it has got a very good safety rating too.

    • Hi Nitin,

      We would suggest you go for Tiago as it is a Value For Money car. For Tigor, you’ll have to spend an extra 1 lakh for the extra boot, which is not at all worth what you will have to spend. Tata Tiago is the safest car in the segment and has got good performance as well as features. Stay tuned!

  6. Rajagopalan Nair
    I am using Alto 800 for the last 5 years. We are only 2 using ones in a month. I would like to go for another one. Preferance is safety, comfort, infotainment, rear camera, two air bags, abs.( If automatic with hill support). Budget is 7-8L. Please suggest.

    • Hi Rajagopalan,

      You must go for the Tata Tiago if you want all the features you have mentioned above. The XZ+ variant comes equipped all the convenience and comfort features one can ask for in this budget. As for safety, all the Tata cars come equipped with more than enough safety features right from the base variant. The Tata Tiago XZ+ will fit right in your budget. Stay tuned!

  7. Hi
    I heard that tata cars engine create problem when it become older means after 5 years, lot of noise , vibration and performance issue Pls suggest U can call me 9810566580

  8. Hi ritvik can i call u pls share your no, celerio and wagonr also having 3 cylinder engine but having any noise and vibration

    • Hi Kumar,
      If you are looking for safety as well as mileage, Tata Tiago is the best car you can choose. The top-spec variant costs around 7 lakhs (on-road). Tata Tiago is feature-loaded, has a powerful engine and is the safest car in the segment. Stay tuned!

    • Hi Kishore,

      Tata Tiago is the best option in the segment and the price range you have mentioned. WagonR and Celerio would have been a good option, given they had better safety. But sadly, the Maruti offerings are not at par with the safety standards of Tata Motors.

  9. Hello someone asking Tata vehicles Need more maintenance after 15000 to 20000 kilometre running and its parts cost also too hi approx 20 to 27% as compared to Maruti Suzuki car.
    Please suggest I am interested to buy tiago or tigor.

    • Hi S.K Mishra,
      Maruti Suzuki is known to offer the cheapest service and spare parts. But don’t worry about the service costs anymore. You can save up to 40% by getting your car serviced at GoMechanic. So, let Tata take care of the safety part and GoMechanic will make sure you never pay in excess for the service and spares. Stay tuned!

  10. After sales services of TATA is not good. No punctuality is followed by service centers, impolite behaviour of service personals. As a product TATA is good but second and most important part is service, should need to improvements.

    • Hi Abhishek,

      We have been told the same thing by many of our readers. Tata Motors has improved the quality of products and should now start focusing on the after-sales too. You can always choose GoMechanic for your car service, be it any brand. GoMechanic has got state of the art infrastructure and customer-first policy to make sure that your car gets what it deserves. You also save up to 40% when compared to the authorised service centres.

  11. Hi,
    I am a first time buyer having no experience in driving any car before. Budget is around 10 lakhs. Which car will you suggest for a beginner. Kindly suggest.

    • Hi Soumya,

      You can choose Tata Tiago. It has decent performance and a plethora of features at the offer. Though Tata Tiago is much safer. You can buy the top-spec Tata Tiago in your budget easily. It will cost you around ₹7.5 lakhs (on-road).

  12. Hi,
    I want to buy a car with Auto transmission, but few of my friends suggested me to go with manual transmission as there will be extra load on engine in auto transmission, hence here i need your suggestion on this and also please provide the latest price for Tinago Auto transmission for all variants…. thnx

    • Hi Narendra,

      Modern automatic transmission, be it AMT, CVT or DCT are updated and very designed. They put no load or stress on the engine. Infact, some automatic cars have proven to return better fuel economy than their Manual counterpart. For the latest price of the Tata Tiago XZA in your location, we would request you to take a look at Tata’s official website. Thanks 🙂

    • Hi Abha,
      You’ve made a good decision choosing the safest car in the segment. Both Tiago and Tigor are based on the same platform which means the quality is the same. Both of the cars have the same engine as well as the same transmission options. Tigor has an extra boot space which is a good point. Stay pinned!

  13. I have very bitter experience with Tata Tiago. My new tata tiago XZA+ car has serious technical problems. It suddenly stops on road with alarm symbols engine stops. Within two months 2 times same problem faced. Past 6 days engineers trying to fix the problem. But not got clue.

  14. Hi Ritvik,

    I was surprised to see the old model lock (stick model) and rear vents for top end model whic is costing me around 7Lakhs. Why should we compromise and why Tata didn’t take care of it.

    • Hi Sravan,
      Tata cars do lack some features but when it comes to safety, Tata is the one carmaker that has thought of providing maximum features. You can surely go for Tata if you don’t seek comfort as your first preference. Stay pinned!

  15. Hi Ritvik
    I’m confusing to choose a family car in this two
    Grand i10 Nios sportz (petrol) & Tiago XZ+
    Please let me know which is giving best mileage and better maintenance. Kindly suggest. Please provide the reason to better understanding.

    • Hi Sarath,
      Both cars offer similar performance. Tata Tiago is the safest car in the segment. But Grand i10 Nios also offers enough safety features. Rest, take a look at the pros and cons of both the cars.
      Tata Tiago:
      1. Safer
      1. 3-cyl engine, engine vibrations are high
      2. Cabin comfort is low
      3. Less space when compared to Nios (Smaller wheelbase)

      Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
      1. Stable engine, low NVH levels
      2. Offers optimum safety features
      3. Comfortable
      1. Less safe when compared to Tiago
      2. Will cost you ₹33,000 more than the Tiago

      Both cars offer similar fuel efficiency. The maintenance cost of both the cars is similar, though the standards service from GoMechanic for Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is relatively cheaper. So, in my opinion, Grand i10

  16. This looks like a paid review .

    Biggest drawback of Tata Tiago is it’s lacklustre petrol engine. It is the least performing one among it’s rivals. Combined with a lethargic and poorly tuned AMT box it is a pure letdown.

    Pros and Cons are there for every car which should be mentioned in a review however u like one model or support any cause.

    • Hi Mithun Mohan,

      First of all, This is not a review rather than a take on why the Tata Tiago should be your first car. We agree that there are a few drawbacks with the Tiago, but which car is fault-free? With that said, the Tiago is one of the best budget hatchbacks that money can buy. Thank you for reading. Stay Pinned!

  17. Hi, being first time car buyer and having no drving experience at all and considering all above comments and Tata Co. ethics, I prefer to buy Tata Tiago XZA+(ST). I am 62 years old. Pl advise me

    • Hi Uday,
      You can definitely go for the Tata Tiago as it has got optimum power, safety and features. But if you can spend a bit more, I would personally advise you to take a test drive of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno as it offers a CVT transmission, a much better option than the AMT.

  18. I am looking for a hatchback car with approx 7 lac budget. I am confused between Maruti Suzuki Swift vxi, Grand i10 Nios Sprtz and Tata Tiago XZ+ .
    Which one would be a best buy? Please suggest. If yuu kindly provide a pros and cons of each car it would be easy for the readers to understand.

    • Hi Paul,

      Tata Tiago is the safest car in the segment. But Grand i10 Nios also offers enough safety features. Rest, take a look at the pros and cons of both the cars.
      Tata Tiago:
      1. Safer
      1. 3-cyl engine, engine vibrations are high
      2. Cabin comfort is low
      3. Less space when compared to Nios (Smaller wheelbase)

      Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
      1. Stable engine, low NVH levels
      2. Offers optimum safety features
      3. Comfortable
      1. Less safe when compared to Tiago
      2. Will cost you ₹33,000 more than the Tiago

      Both cars offer similar fuel efficiency. The maintenance cost of both the cars is similar, though the standards service from GoMechanic for Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is relatively cheaper. So, in my opinion, Grand i10. As for the Maruti Suzuki Swift, it does offer a great power-to-weight ratio but safety is a concern with this car. Swift offers a good space inside the cabin. But if overall VFM is to e considered, Grand i10 Nios is a great option. Stay pinned!

  19. Sir mai bhi pehli bar car lene ke liye soch raha hun,Tata Tiago ka mud hai,kya iske parts aur service maruti cars ki apekcha costly hain.pls give me right decision den.

    • Hi Ram Singh,

      Tata Tiago is a great choice if you seek safety upfront. But if comfort is what you seek, you can go for the Maruti Suzuki Baleno as it gets a CVT transmission in the automatic arena where Tiago gets an AMT. Overall both cars are great in terms of service and spare parts too.

  20. Hi ritvik,
    As a first car with highway travel over weekends, which will be suitable more..tigor amt or Tiago amt?
    Does tigor amt has drive modes like Tiago?
    Overall if one compares on paper, tigor only offers bigger bootspace over Tiago..any other noteworthy features to chose tigor over Tiago?
    Kindly reply
    Dr. Rohit

  21. I will not advise you to go for Tata Tiago. This is a first hand experience. Am repenting purchasing one. Initially works sort of ok but then demands abundant reparing/replacement of parts which is an expensive affair. I hv been told to replace a machine part which cannot be done from outside.

  22. I own a Tata Tiago. Car is pretty good, but after sales service is poor, that I started regretting buying from Tata. Service personals are very rude and also service is just name-sake.

    • Hi Hemanath,

      Tata Tiago on papers has a powerful engine when compared to the competitors and is good for hill drive. For a real-world experience, we would have to wait for the corona to end so that we get to witness the cars from behind the wheel.

    • Hi Rohan,

      I would agree with your point. Maruti Suzuki Ignis is surely a good car with a good cabin comfort. It is adequately safe too, scored a 3-star rating at the Global NCAP. But Tata Tiago beats every car in the segment when it comes to the safety rating.

    • Hi Asad,
      Depending upon the segment there are various options in your price range.

      If it is an SUV you are after,

      1. Hyundai Venue – DCT Automatic
      2. Nissan Magnite – CVT Automatic

      Or will be a hatchback?

      1. Maruti Suzuki Baleno – CVT Automatic

      Hope it helps. Stay Pinned! 🙂

  23. Hi,
    Thanks for the suggestion.
    This will be my first car. So is it ok to consider an SUV as first car because i am beginner.

    Also, what about the safety of cars which you suggested to me?


    • Hi,
      Yes, it is perfectly alright to go for an SUV as your first vehicle. Talking about safety, all of them get dual front airbags with many of the electronic aids like ABS and EBD. In higher variants, some of these vehicles get some more electronics like ESP. All in all, if you are spending nearly 10 lakhs on a car it will be safe. Hope it helps! 🙂

  24. Hi
    i am little confused between Tiago XZ and Altroz XE. Although,Tiago XZ is rich in features but we can have same features retrofit in Atroz XE over the time. Would it be a better decision to have retrofit features loaded Altroz XE or company fitted features of Tiago XZ.

    Also this would be my first car.

    Kindly suggest.


    • Hi Rj,
      If the Tata Tiago XZ variant is in your budget, we’ll recommend you to go for it eyes closed. Sure, most of the bells and whistles in the top end trim can be installed in the XE variant as aftermarket, but they will not have the perfect fit and finish. Hope it helps, stay pinned! 🙂

  25. Hi Ritvik, have shortlisted Wagonr ZXI 1.2 ltr and Tiago XT. I currently own a wagonr vxi 1.0 variant
    Though wagonr is bigger and has better space, Tiago looks decent and has a better ride comfort.

    Wanted clarity on a few aspects before I freeze my choice.

    My old wagonr had a bad AC….when it comes to AC, which is better wagonr zxi and Tiago ( if anybody can help coz I travel a lot in the heat).
    Can I trust the AC ofwagonr zxi, given the fact that, car is very big for the 4 AC vents.

    Though Tiago had some vibrations compared to wagonr when I went for a test ride, that was not much of an issue.

    Some drivers whom ppl at my house inquired, told tata cars are bad and maruthi is good

    But Tiago looks heavy and solid in my opinion.

    How is the maintenance cost and service centers of tata?

    How is the resale value of tata cars in general nowa days given the current generation of tata cars are doing great.

    Lastly, can I trust my instinct and go with Tiago?

    • Hi There
      Having driven both the latest gen Tiago and WagonR, I would like to say that the AC is a lot better on the waggy. Tiago has a lot of vibrations that are felt inside the cabin. No doubt with the fact that the build quality is good with Tata.On the other hand, Marutis are more practical in terms of daily use and maintenance

  26. I recently booked Tiago NRG as my first car considering the fact that it has good ground clearance and sporty look than Tiago xz+ , waiting for the delivery 🙂


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