Can Tata Tigor Petrol beat Honda Amaze in refinement: Noise test reveals all [Video]

With the rising popularity of the sub-4m compact sedans in India, there are numerous choices available in the market now. With cars like Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire, Tata Tigor, Volkswagen Ameo and Honda Amaze, the competition is quite stiff. The all-new Honda Amaze has become a blockbuster car from the brand and has become the best-seller from the manufacturer in India.

But the tax saving rules for the sub-4m vehicles is not related to the length of the vehicle but also its engine capacity. The petrol engine in the sub-4m vehicles should be below 1.2-litre displacement while the diesel engines should be below 1.5-litre of displacement. To keep up with the rule, manufacturers use three-cylinder engines, which are not as smooth as the four-cylinder engines and produce extra noise too. But can a Tata Tigor petrol beat a Honda Amaze when it comes to refinement and engine noise? Well, here is a comparison video of both the vehicles from the outside and inside that will clearly differentiate between the two vehicles.

The video by Lets TorQue compares the level of noise of both the vehicles from outside and inside. The video uses an application of a phone that measures the level of noise through the microphone and then plots it on a graph. The app shows the maximum level of noise recorded and an average level of noise recorded that gives a clear idea of the difference between the noise level of both the engines.

First, he tests the levels of Honda Amaze 1.2-litre petrol engine by keeping the phone on the edge of the engine bay and then measuring the noise inside the cabin. He follows the same steps with the Tata Tigor, which is powered by a 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine.

The Honda Amaze produces a maximum noise of 92 dB outside the cabin with the phone placed on the engine bay. On average, it produces a noise of 84.4 dB. The Tata Tigor produces a maximum of 101.6 dB and 78.5 Nm of noise on an average. It clearly indicates that the Honda Amaze is much more silent than the Tata Tigor.

Why is the difference?

Both the vehicles get 1.2-litre engine but the Tata Tigor gets a 3-cylinder set-up while the Honda Amaze gets the four-cylinder set-up. The three-cylinder engines are not as well balanced like the four-cylinder engines, which are much more balanced and have fewer vibrations compared to the three-cylinder engines. The Tata Tigor’s 1.2-litre engine produces a maximum power of 85 PS and 114 Nm of peak torque. The Honda Amaze gets powered by the 1.2-litre four-cylinder that produces a maximum of 90 PS and 110 Nm. The Honda Amaze gets a 5-speed manual and CVT automatic transmission while the Tata Tigor gets a 5-speed manual and 5-speed automatic transmission.