V3Cars reviews all the diesel variants of the 2021 Tata Tigor to give you a better idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The Tigor gets powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine that gets paired with manual and AMT type transmission options.
What Are The Prices of 2021 Tata Tigor?
The 2021 Tata Tigor’s prices start at around Rs 5.50 lakh. Compared against the 2020 prices, the Tigor’s starting price has reduced by around Rs 25,000. The Tigor XM and XZ variants’ prices have remained almost the same as before. However, its XZ+ manual variant has received a price hike of around Rs 13,000, while the XZ+ AMT variant’s price has increased by around Rs 15,000.
You can view all the price details of the 2021 Tata Tigor variants and the comparison with the 2020 prices in the following table:
2021 TATA TIGOR | PRICES
EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | MARCH 2021
The Tigor’s XM and XZ+ variants are available with AMT type transmission option as well, and their incremental cost is Rs 52,000 over their manual counterparts, which is reasonable.
The Tigor comes packed with a 1.2 litre petrol engine that can generate 86PS of maximum power and 113Nm of peak torque. Its power and torque outputs are comparable with its naturally aspirated petrol rivals. However, the Tigor is heavier and thus, its power:weight and torque:weight ratios are least in the segment. The Tigor gets paired with 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT transmission options, and its claimed fuel efficiency is marginally less than 20kmpl.
The following table lists the engine specifications of the 2021 Tata Tigor:
PETROL ENGINE SPECS
86PS @ 6000rpm
90PS @ 6000rpm
90PS @ 6000rpm
96PS @ 6500rpm
83PS @ 6000rpm
100PS @ 6000rpm
113Nm @ 3300rpm
110Nm @ 4800rpm
113Nm @ 4400rpm
119Nm @ 4250rpm
114Nm @ 4000rpm
172Nm @ 1500-4000rpm
What Are The Dimensions of Tata Tigor?
The Tigor is a B2-segment sedan and its length is almost 4m. It is the narrowest car in the segment, but it’s the tallest. Tigor’s wheelbase is similar to that of the Dzire and Aura, which is less than Amaze and Aspire. However, the boot capacity is almost as much as that of the Amaze, which is better than other cars. The Tigor’s ground clearance of 170mm is comparable with its rivals, while it also offers 14- and 15-inch wheels options like the rest of the cars in this segment.
The dimension details of the 2021 Tata Tigor are mentioned in the table below:
Tyre Size (Base)
Tyre Size (Top)
Tata Tigor Variant-wise Features
What Are The Features of Tata Tigor XE Variant?
The Tata Tigor’s base XE variant is priced at around Rs 5.50 lakh.
This variant offers all the basic safety features apart from which it also has functional features such as tilt steering, front power windows and front power outlet.
This base variant offers body coloured bumpers, but the door handles and ORVMs are black coloured. There are 14-inch steel wheels without wheel covers.
You can view the features details of the 2021 Tata Tigor XE base variant in the table below:
TIGOR XE | FEATURES
Std. Safety Features
Body Coloured Bumpers
Seatbelt Pretensioners w/ Load Limiters
Chrome Finish on Rear Bumper
Adjustable Front Headrests
LED Tail Lamps
Front Power Outlet
Digital Instrument Cluster w/ MID
Tablet Storage in Glovebox
R14 Steel Wheels
Front Power Windows
The XE variant lacks many important basic features such as remote central locking, day/night IRVM, audio system w/ steering-mounted controls, rear power windows, electrically adjustable ORVMs, wheel covers and body-coloured door handles and ORVMs. As a result, we won’t recommend buying the base XE variant.
What Are The Features of Tata Tigor XM Variant?
The Tigor XM variant is Rs 60,000 more expensive than the XE variant. The XM variant also comes with the AMT option, for which you will have to spend an additional amount of Rs 52,000.
TATA TIGOR | PRICE COMPARISON
For the additional premium, the XM variant offers a few added safety features, which include - central locking with speed sensing auto door lock and day/night IRVM.
It also offers features like audio system, rear power windows and wheel covers.
You can check out all the added features of the 2021 Tata Tigor XM variant over the XE variant in the following table:
TIGOR XM | FEATURES OVER XE
Audio System by Harman
Rear Power Windows
Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
Chrome Finish around AC Vents
AM/FM, USB & Bluetooth Connectivity
The XM variant lacks some key features such as remote central locking, steering-mounted controls, electrically adjustable ORVMs and body-coloured door handles & ORVMs.
As per our internal data, the XM variant’s incremental cost of Rs 60,000 for the mentioned features is on the higher side. If you choose this variant, then you’ll have to compromise on both value and basic features. Hence, we can’t recommend this variant and will suggest going for some higher variant instead.
What Are The Features of Tata Tigor XZ Variant?
Tigor XZ variant is Rs 41,000 costlier than the XM variant. The XZ variant is not available with the AMT option.
TATA TIGOR | PRICE COMPARISON
For this added cost, the XZ variant offers a handful of extra features. Some of its notable additional features include -- fog lamps, steering-mounted audio controls, remote central locking, electrically adjustable ORVMs, cooled glovebox, rear armrest, chrome door handles and body-coloured ORVMs.
The following table lists the all the additional features of the 2021 Tata Tigor XZ variant over the XM:
TIGOR XZ | FEATURES OVER XM
Safety & Entertainment
Front Fog Lamps
Remote Central Locking
One Touch-Down Driver Window
Chrome Door Handles
Steering Mounted Audio Controls
Push Start/Stop Button
Black Finish B-Pillar
Electrically Adjustable ORVMs
Rear Armrest w/ Cup Holders
Body Coloured ORVMs w/ Turn Indicators
Electrical Boot Unlock
Rear Power Outlet
Chrome Detailing around Fog Lamps
According to our internal data, the XZ variant’s added features do not justify the incremental cost over the XE and XM variants. However, as far as the basic set of modern-day features is concerned, this variant is adequately equipped. Thus, we suggest that even if you wish to buy an affordable basic variant of the Tigor, then you should at least go for the XZ variant.
What Are The Features of Tata Tigor XZ+ Variant?
The top Tigor XZ Plus variant is Rs 61,000 more expensive than the XZ variant. The XZ+ variant comes with the AMT option as well, which will cost you an additional premium of Rs 52,000. It is worth noting that the XZ+ AMT’s price difference with the XM AMT is around Rs 1 lakh.
TATA TIGOR | PRICE COMPARISON
The XZ+ variant offers a whole host of additional features. Its added entertainment features include a touchscreen infotainment system along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.
Its additional safety related features include projector headlamps, rear parking camera display and rear defogger.
As far as the XZ Plus’ add-on functional features are concerned, there are features like - auto AC, height adjustable driver seat, electrically foldable ORVMs and keyless entry.
This variant also offers few extra styling features, such as - 15-inch alloy wheels, LED DRLs and shark fin antenna.
You can see all the added features of the 2021 Tata Tigor XZ+ variant over the XZ variant in the table below:
TIGOR XZ+ | FEATURES OVER XZ
Safety & Entertainment
Rear Parking Camera
R15 Machined Alloy Wheels
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Piano Black ORVMs
Electrically Foldable ORVMs
7” Touchscreen Infotainment System
Vanity Mirror for Co-Driver
Chrome Finish on Front Upper & Lower Grille & Window Line
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
Shark Fin Antenna
Body-colour Coordinated AC Vents
Better Roof Liner & Fabric on Rear Door Armrest
The top Tata Tigor XZ+ variant’s additional features are worth much more than the incremental value of Rs 60,000. According to our internal data, this is the best variant of the Tigor in terms of features and value. If you are considering the XZ variant, then we strongly suggest that you stretch your budget a bit to settle for the XZ+ variant instead, as it is a sensible choice in terms of both value and features.
In the case of AMT, we strongly recommend that you choose the XZ+ and not the XM variant.
2021 Tata Tigor Variants - Which One To Buy?
Now let us sum up all the variant-wise recommendations of the 2021 Tata Tigor to ease your buying decision.
In case of the manual transmission Tigor variants, the XZ covers most of the basic features. However, you will have to compromise on value if you choose this variant.
Below the XZ variant, the XM and the base XE variants lack a number of basic features. Hence, we recommend at least the Tigor XZ variant even for the budget buyers.
The Tigor XZ+ top variant is the most value-for-money variant. If you wish to avail feel-good features in the Tigor range and can stretch your budget till the XZ+ variant, then we definitely recommend buying it.
In case of the AMT option, the Tigor range has only 2 variants available, namely -- XM and XZ+. As choosing the XM variant would mean compromising on both value and some basic features, our only recommendation is certainly the XZ+ variant.
Here’s a brief look at our variant-wise recommendations on the 2021 Tata Tigor:
TATA TIGOR | RECOMMENDATION
Misses basic features; not recommended
Misses some basic features, not a value-for-money upgrade; upgrade to XZ recommended
Suitable for buyers who don’t want to spend on XZ+ variant
Worth upgrading for good-to-have features; the most value-for-money variant
Better upgrade to XZ+
Top Recommended Variant
What Are The Exterior Colour Options of Tata Tigor?
The Tata Tigor is available for sale in 5 exterior colour options, namely - Red, Blue, White, Grey and Silver. Among these, we think that the Tigor looks best in the Grey colour. Which colour option of the Tigor do you like the best? Do let us know in the comment section.
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