Tata Tigor is the new entrant in the compact sedan segment. This is competing with the new Hyundai XCent, the Korean compact sedan is just about to get a facelift. It will offer more features, gets some cosmetic changes and a new diesel engine too.So, which is the more apt one to buy? We do a detailed comparison of which one to buy? We do a Tata Tigor vs Hyundai XCent comparison.
Tata Tigor vs Hyundai XCent Design
The Tata Tigor is the newest offering in the market and this one looks different. The Tigor has a styleback, which makes it look sporty and stylish. While the other compact sedans struggle to look proportionate, the Tigor does have an appeal to its design. This is out of the box styling for a sedan to make it look stylish, appealing and trendy. The younger set of audience or those who prefer something new will pick the Tigor, while those looking at a more subtle design will be picking the XCent. Design is subjective and we leave this topic for our buyers to decide.
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Tata Tigor vs Hyundai XCent Interiors
Both the Tigor and XCent are one of the stylish and spacious interiors amongst the compact sedans. The XCent has premium looking interiors. There is a large touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, reverse parking camera, keyless entry, push start and stop, steering mounted audio controls and climate control. The front seats are comfortable, however the headrests are fixed, while the rear seats are comfortable. There is more than sufficient knee room and head room for rear passengers. Whats more, there is also rear AC vent to cool the cabin faster. The boot too on the XCent is massive.
The Tigor on the other hand has a neat looking dash board. It doesn’t look as premium as the XCent, but it is stylish. The fit and finish is top notch. The Tigor also gets features like touchscreen, reverse parking camera, 8-speaker Harman system, steering mounted audio controls, dual airbags and ABS too. The front seat headrests are adjustable. The rear seats are comfortable too. They have a good recline, there is even a centre armrest for rear passengers. The boot too is large enough and has 419 litres of space. The Tigor misses out on rear AC vents and push start and stop function. Both the interiors are good, however it is the Hyundai XCent is our pick. the quality on both are good however it is the XCent is a better pick.
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Tata Tigor vs Hyundai XCent Engine and Transmission
The Hyundai XCent comes with a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.2-litre diesel engine. The diesel one is a new one. The 1.2-litre petrol engine has good enough power, however to drive on a daily basis. Driving in city is easy, however for those quick overtaking moves, petrol engine users have to downshift. The petrol engine is highly refined. The diesel engine also is highly refined, and the most silent amongst diesel engines. The power of this engine is good and there is ample of torque to even overtake without having to downshift. Both the petrol and diesel engines have good performance. Both engines come with a five-speed manual and the petrol even has a four-speed automatic on offer too. The manual gearbox is slick, the clutch is soft and easy to shift.
The Tata Tigor on the other hand has a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.05-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine is noisy compared to other petrol engines. However it has good enough power. Driving in city is a breeze, there isn’t much need to shift gears. The diesel engine has decent enough power, but there is no turbo lag. At the same time, the engine has linear acceleration. The diesel engine is highly refined, and has amazing NVH (noise vibration harshness) levels. Both the engines come with a five-speed manual engine.
Tata Tigor vs Hyundai XCent Mileage
The Hyundai XCent petrol has a mileage of 12km/l in the city and about 16km/l. While the diesel engine has a mileage of about 16km/l in the city and about 19km/l on the highway.
Here is where Tigor has an advantage. When we speak of the petrol engine, it has an efficiency of about 13-14km/l in the city and about 18km/l on the highway. On the other hand, the diesel engine has 18km/l in the city and about 22km/l on the highway.
Tata Tigor vs Hyundai XCent Price
The Tigor pricing hasn’t been announced yet, however we reckon it will be about INR 4.75 lakhs to INR 8.5 lakhs (on-road, New Delhi). The pricing of the current Hyundai XCent should be about INR 5.9 lakhs to INR 9.11 lakhs (on-road, New Delhi) and for the new one should see an increase of about INR 10,000 at the most. So, we reckon that the Tigor should be a better value for money product than the XCent.