Maruti Suzuki DZire has been one of the best selling models of the company. It even went on to beat its sibling, Maruti Suzuki Alto in the race to become the top-selling car in India. It has been ruling the compact sedan segment for a long time now. But Tata has got one to rival the segment top seller. The Tata Tigor, a Tiago with a boot to be precise. Has the Tigor got what it takes to beat the DZire? Or is the DZire only option we Indians have? Let’s find out!

Tata Tigor vs Maruti Suzuki DZire | Engine Specifications

Engine and Transmission Comparison

Specs⇓ Tata Tigor Maruti Suzuki DZire
Engine 1.2-litre Revotron Petrol 1.2-litre K12B Petrol
Power  84.8hp@6,000rpm 88.5hp@6,000rpm
Torque 113Nm@3,300rpm 113Nm@4,400rpm
No. of Cylinder 3 4
Transmission 5-speed Manual / AMT 5-speed Manual / AMT
Fuel efficiency 20.3kmpl 24.12kmpl
  • Maruti Suzuki DZire is clearly in lead in terms of the engine specifications.
  • It has got better power output, better fuel efficiency and similar torque delivery. Although the torque is delivered at a higher RPM as compared to Tigor.
  • Tigor having a 3-cylinder engine will have more engine vibrations as compared to the 4 cylinder engine in DZire.
  • For the transmission front, both the cars offer manual as well as automatic transmission.
  • So, for this round DZire does take a lead for sure. Now let’s compare the dimensions of the cars.

The Dzire is longer, wider and has more space

Dimensions comparison

Specs⇓ Tata Tigor Maruti Suzuki DZire
Length (mm) 3,993 3,995
Width (mm) 1,677 1,735
Height (mm) 1,532 1,515
Wheelbase (mm) 2,450 2,450
Boot Space (litres) 419 378
Kerb Weight (kg) 992 – MT / 1004 – AMT 880 – MT / 915 – AMT
  • The DZire is much wider than the Tigor which means more shoulder room for the occupants.
  • Tigor has got slightly more headroom as compared to the DZire, although the difference is not much.
  • Tigor does have a bigger boot space as compared to the counterpart.
  • Tata’s compact sedan weighs much more than the DZire, which means the car will feel a bit underpowered as the engine specs are already lower than the DZire.

Tata Tigor vs Maruti Suzuki DZire | Safety Comparison

Safety Comparison

Safety Specs⇓ Tata Tigor  Maruti Suzuki DZire
Engine Immobilizer
Driver-side Airbag
Co-driver Airbag
ABS with EBD
Cornering Stability Control
Seat belt pre-tensioners
Rear Parking Sensors
*Base Variant Specs Only*
  • The previous generation of DZire scored a rating of 2 stars at the Global NCAP crash testing whereas Tata Tigor has a rating of 4 stars. The 2020 DZire has not been rated as the company has decided not to send their cars for the testing at Global NCAP.
  • The extra weight on Tigor might be due to the extra safety added to the car which helped it to score 4 stars while the structure was deemed to be stable.

Other Features Comparison 

Features Comparison

Specs⇓ Tata Tigor  Maruti Suzuki DZire
Infotainment System
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Steering Mounted audio and phone controls
Voice Command Recognition
Fully Automatic Temperature Control
Digital Instrument Cluster
Cruise Control
*Features are across the variants, base variant might not have all of these features*
  • DZire is one of the only few cars in the segment that offers cruise control but only in the top-spec variant.
  • Tata Tigor has got a digital instrument cluster which you will not get in the DZire. Note that this feature is available right from the base variant in Tigor.
  • Both the cars offer other features, although not in the base variants.

Tata Tigor vs Maruti Suzuki DZire | Price Comparison

Variant-Wise Price

Models Variants Price*
Tata Tigor XE ₹5,75,000
XM ₹6,10,000
XZ ₹6,50,000
XZ+ ₹6,99,000
XMA (Automatic) ₹6,60,000
XZA+ (Automatic) ₹7,49,000
Maruti Suzuki DZire LXI ₹5,89,000
VXI ₹6,79,000
 AGS VXI ₹7,31,000
ZXI ₹7,48,000
AGS ZXI ₹8,00,500
ZXI+ ₹8,28,000
AGS ZXI+ ₹8,80,000
*Ex-Showroom, India – Tata Tigor / Ex-Showroom, Delhi – Maruti Suzuki DZire
  • Tigor has surely got an upper hand in this comparison of price. Better safety at a lower price.
  • But it does lack in terms of power as well as fuel efficiency.
  • So for the question, does the Maruti Suzuki DZire justify its price tag, yes it does! But is Tigor a good choice? Yes, it is if you can compromise a bit in terms of the performance.

So, what do you think about the compact sedans? Let us know in the comments section below.

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10 COMMENTS

    • Hi Sunitaraman,

      Specifications such as performance, comfort features and safety features are comparable. Both of the cars are from compact sedan segment and ave a similar price range, though the top-end variant of Maruti Suzuki DZire is priced higher. Stay tuned!

  1. If you drive a 900kg 2 star rated unsafe tin box like Maruti Dzire, ofcourse the performance will be good. You can go to heaven and count the money you saved from Dzire`s excellent mileage.

    • Hi Mithun,
      Tata Tigor is definitely a better car in terms of safety. But when it comes to engine refinement and performance, Maruti Suzuki does have an upper hand over the Tata. Stay tuned!

  2. Sometimes it is necessary to give an upper hand to safety rather than fuel economy. Tigor 2020 is a fair player in the segment and safety assured.

  3. After knowing all the points it’s upto personal choice of customer. There is no point in justifying anything to anyone. Let people buy what they want but it is good that positive and negative of all vehicles are being highlighted,Its a good practice.

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