The compact sedan segment was once as popular as the compact SUV segment now. However, with the increase in sales of SUVs, the compact sedan segment has still not lost all of its spark. Today we will be comparing the base variant of the Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Aura and Tata Tigor. Find out below about the best and cheapest compact sedan.

Price and Dimension

NameMaruti DzireHyundai AuraTata Tigor
PriceRs. 5.88 lakhRs. 5.79 lakhRs. 5.39 lakh
Ground Clearance163mm165mm170mm (Laden)
Boot Space378L402L419L
Wheel Size14 inch14 inch14 inch


While the lengths of all the three compact sedans are quite similar, the Maruti Dzire is wider than the competition by a considerable amount.  The additional width of the car may pose as a safety risk but provides more cabin space.  The Tata Tigor with 419L of boot space is impressive against the competition. All the three sedans also get similar sized 14-inch steel rims.

Tigor Front

Engine and Performance

NameMaruti DzireHyundai AuraTata Tigor
Engine Type1.2-litre Petrol engine1.2-litre Kappa Dual1.2-litre Revortron
Engine Displacement1197cc1197cc1199cc
Max Power88.50bhp@6000rpm81.86bhp@6000rpm84.48bhp@6000rpm
Max Torque113Nm@4400rpm113.7Nm@4000rpm113Nm@3300rpm
Fuel efficiency23.26kmpl20.5kmpl20.3kmpl
Fuel tank capacity37L37L35L
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual


Maruti Swift Dzire Best Cheapest Compact sedan

All the three sedans get the same capacity engines with the Dzire’s engine producing slightly more power. Torque figures of all the compact sedans are the same as each other. Maruti Suzuki cars are known for their fuel efficiency and the Dzire is no different.  Both Aura and Dzire also have the same fuel tank capacity of 37L. More about Best Cheapest Compact sedan below.

Hyundai Aura Best Cheapest Compact sedan

The Tata Tigor clearly wins in the safety aspect against the competition. It has scored a 4-star rating in the Global NCAP tests.  While all the base variant sedans come with dual airbags, front power windows are only available with Tata Tigor.  Buying the Tata Tigor also give you the added advantage of buying a Local made product.

Also read: 7 Reasons Tata Tigor is better than a Hatchback

For more such content stay subscribed to the Motoroctane Youtube, Google NEWS, Facebook and Twitter. We also have a paid car consultancy service for all your doubts – Know more before one of your largest investment.


Your email address will not be published. All the fields are required.