Tata Tiago was one of the initial products from the brand that helped Tata strongly re-establish itself in the Indian car market. Since the launch of the Tiago, Tata has not looked back. The Tiago is a very promising product and packs multiple qualities to establish itself as a strong competitor in its price segment. Maruti Ignis also falls in the price segment of the Tata Tiago, so it puts both these cars in direct competition against each other. In this article, we will discuss whether you should buy the Maruti Ignis vs Tata Tiago. Let’s go.

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Dimensions & Design

Tata Tiago BS6 2020

The Tata Tiago is 3765mm long, 1677mm wide & 1535mm tall, whereas, the Maruti Ignis is 3700mm long, 1690mm wide and 1595mm high. The Tiago is longer, whereas the Ignis is taller. The Tata Tiago follows design language similar to an entry-level hatchback. The Maruti Ignis on the other hand has a tall-boy design, giving it a bigger appeal. With that being said, both the cars look equally good. The Ignis looks mature in its styling, whereas the Tiago looks sporty.

Engine & Transmission

Maruti Ignis engine

Maruti Ignis gets a 1.2-litre VVT petrol engine that produces 82bhp and 113Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual as well as a 5-speed AMT gearbox. The Tiago on the other hand gets a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine that comes mated to a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT gearbox. The petrol engine on the Tiago makes 85bhp and 113Nm of torque.

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Maruti Ignis vs Tata Tiago Features

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The Ignis has not received any major updates since its launch in the country. The Tiago, on the other hand, receives regular updates, meaning the Tiago packs more features when compared to the Maruti Ignis. The Tiago gets features like premium sound & infotainment system by HARMAN, flat-bottom multi-function steering wheel, fully digital instrument cluster and height-adjustable driver seat over the Maruti Ignis.

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Which one should you buy?

The Tiago is one of the safest cars in its segment. It takes the lead when it comes to features and safety. The product from Tata is also known for its superior build quality. The Maruti Ignis on the other hand is known for its refined engine, similar to all other cars from Maruti. Also, Maruti cars are famous for their reliability, along with the great service network that the brand has in the country which leads to much better resale value. With that being said, it is possible for Maruti to bring the Hybrid variant of the Ignis to India. If that happens, the Ignis would clearly overtake the Tata Tiago. You can read about the Ignis Hybrid in the article linked above. The final decision lies in your hand according to your preference.

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  • Tiago undoubtedly beats ignis.
    With a 4 star GNCAP rating Tiago is far faar superior to IGNIS and most of other small cars.
    Not to forget the fact that most of maruti cars have very miserable GNCAP rating.