Tata Tigor is a subcompact sedan manufactured by Tata Motors. It was first introduced in 2017 and is based on the same platform as the Tata Tiago. The Tigor features a unique design that combines elements of a sedan and a coupe. Here, we take a look at all the Tigor’s variants, and find out which one offers the most value for money.
Tata Tigor: Top Competitors
The top rivals of the Tata Tigor include the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Aura, and the Ford Aspire.
Tata Tigor Variants
The Tata Tigor comes in 12 variants, which are listed below along with their prices (ex-showroom, Delhi):
|Tigor XE||Rs 6.20 lakhs|
|Tigor XM||Rs 6.70 lakhs|
|Tigor XZ||Rs 7.15 lakhs|
|Tigor XMA AMT||Rs 7.30 lakhs|
|Tigor XM CNG||Rs 7.60 lakhs|
|Tigor XZ Plus||Rs 7.80 lakhs|
|Tigor XZ Plus Leatherette Pack||Rs 8.00 lakhs|
|Tigor XZ CNG||Rs 8.05 lakhs|
|Tigor XZA Plus AMT||Rs 8.40 lakhs|
|Tigor XZA Plus Leatherette Pack AMT||Rs 8.60 lakhs|
|Tigor XZ Plus CNG||Rs 8.70 lakhs|
|Tigor XZ Plus Leatherette Pack CNG||Rs 8.90 lakhs|
Tata Tigor: Quick Review
Design and features: The front of the Tata Tigor is dominated by a bold grille, flanked by sharp headlamps. Moving to the side, the Tigor’s sloping roofline and coupe-like silhouette give it a sleek appearance. The blacked-out C-pillar creates the illusion of a floating roof. The rear of the Tigor features split tail lamps that are connected by a chrome strip.
The Tata Tigor comes with a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. It also has a four-speaker audio system with Bluetooth connectivity.
The Tigor also has automatic climate control, steering-mounted controls, electrically adjustable ORVM, keyless entry and push-button start/stop.
Engine and performance: The Tata Tigor comes with the option of two engines: Ṛevotron 1.2 L 3 cylinder petrol, and Revotron 1.2 L, 3 cylinder CNG. The petrol engine produces a power of 84.82 BHP, and a torque of 113 Nm, while the CNG engine produces a power of 72.4 BHP, and a torque of 95 Nm.
The petrol engine also comes with the option of a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic transmission. The CNG engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The Tigor’s engines offer decent power and torque output, making it suitable for both city and highway driving.
Ride and handling: The Tata Tigor’s suspension is soft enough to absorb minor bumps and undulations on the road, yet firm enough to provide good stability and control at high speeds. The Tigor’s ride quality is enhanced by its well-cushioned seats.
The Tigor’s steering is light and responsive, making it easy to maneuver through tight spaces. The car’s low center of gravity and stiff chassis help keep it planted and stable around corners, while its efficient brakes provide good stopping power when needed.
The Tigor also has multi-drive modes (Eco and City). The Eco mode optimizes fuel efficiency and reduces power output, while the City mode provides a more responsive and sporty driving experience.
Comfort and space: The Tata Tigor offers a spacious and comfortable cabin that can accommodate up to five passengers. The Tigor’s cabin maximizes space utilization, providing enough legroom, headroom, and shoulder room. The seats also offer good support.
The Tigor’s cabin is also well-insulated from outside noise and vibrations, and the car’s air conditioning system is effective.
In terms of storage space, the Tigor offers a decent-sized boot with a capacity of 419 liters. The car’s rear seats can also be folded down in a 60:40 split, providing additional storage space when needed.
Safety: The Tata Tigor comes with a host of safety features, which include dual front airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), rear parking sensors and camera, three-point seatbelts, engine immobilizer, and child safety locks.
Mileage: The Tata Tigor’s overall mileage ranges from 19.28 km/l to 26.49 km/l, depending upon the variant.
Concluding remarks: The Tata Tigor offers a comfortable and practical driving experience, and has a chic design, spacious cabin, and an efficient engine. Overall, the Tigor is a reliable and capable car that offers a balance of style, comfort, and performance.
Tata Tigor: Most Value for Money Variant
The most value for money (VFM) variant of the Tata Tigor is the Tigor XZ Plus, which is priced at Rs 7.8 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Most VFM Variant in Comparison with Base Variant
The base variant of the Tata Tigor is the Tigor XE, which costs Rs 6.2 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The most VFM variant has certain extra features over the base variant, which include follow-me-home headlights as a safety feature.
For driver assistance the most VFM variant has rear parking camera, steering mounted controls, automatic ORVM (manual in the base variant), fog lights, and DRLs.
Among convenience features, the most VFM variant has climate control, glove box cooling, USB ports, keyless entry, push-button start, power windows in the front and rear (base variant only has it in front), and rain sensing wipers.
The most VFM variant has 15-inch alloy wheels in comparison with 14-inch steel wheels in the base variant.
In terms of gadgets, the VFM variant has a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation support, voice activated controls, and Bluetooth connectivity (Android Auto, Apple CarPlay), and Harman audio system with 4 speakers.
Most VFM Variant in Comparison with Top-end Variant
The top-end variant of the Tata Tigor is the Tigor XZ Plus Leatherette Pack CNG, which is priced at Rs 8.9 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The top-end variant has the same features as the most VFM variant; however, it has 14-inch steel wheels, whereas the VFM variant has alloy wheels.
Key Take-outs from Comparative Analysis of the Base, VFM, and Top-end Variants Above
The base variant only comes with very basic features, while the most VFM variant gets a significantly higher number of features. However, there is practically no difference between the VFM variant and the top-end variant in terms of features. The top-end variant, however, has a CNG engine, which is considered more environmentally friendly.
To conclude, the most value for money variant of the Tata Tigor, the Tigor XZ Plus, comes with a host of features, and is priced at around more than Rs 1 lakh over the base variant’s price.