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August 2022 - Tata Tiago Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Tata Tiago petrol you should buy based on the ex-showroom prices, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the 2022 Tiago's petrol variants and the features to figure out which variant is worth buying for a good value for money and ownership experience. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the Tata Tiago with its competitors and other petrol-powered B1-segment hatchbacks like Maruti Suzuki Swift, Nexa Ignis and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios.

Tata Tiago

Updated: Tata Motors recently updated the prices of the Tiago petrol, discontinued the XZ variant and added a new XT Rhythm pack. They also moved some features from the XZ Plus and XTO to the XT variant. This article includes the latest prices and buying recommendations for the Tiago petrol variants based on the current feature distribution.

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Tata Tiago Petrol?

The pros or advantages of Tata Tiago petrol are:

  • A reasonably long list of features including auto AC, projector headlamps, LED DRLs, touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, steering-mounted controls, auto headlamps, auto wipers, auto AC and keyless entry
  • The only petrol hatchback in its segment with a 4-star GNCAP crash test rating
  • Satisfactory ground clearance of 170mm for a hatchback
  • For a normal petrol engine, the peak torque comes at a fairly low 3300rpm, which should help with drivability in the city

The Tata Tiago petrol has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • 3-cylinder engines can’t match the inherent refinement of a 4-cylinder engine; most of its rivals have a 4-cylinder engine
  • The base variant is too basic even for buyers on a tight budget and misses out on several must-have features

What Is The Price Of Tata Tiago Petrol Variants?

The Tata Tiago petrol is available in 4 main variants with prices starting from Rs. 5.40 lakh for the XE manual. XZ Plus is the top variant of the Tiago petrol and it costs Rs. 6.83 lakh (ex-showroom) with the manual transmission. The Tiago petrol is also available with an AMT automatic in the XT and XZ Plus variants, which cost Rs. 6.70 lakh and Rs. 7.38 lakh, respectively. The automatic transmission carries a flat Rs. 55,000 premium over the petrol-manual variants.

TATA TIAGO PETROL | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | AUGUST 2022

Variant

Petrol-Manual

Difference

Petrol-Auto

XE

Rs. 5,39,900

-

-

XTO

Rs. 5,84,900

-

-

XT

Rs. 6,14,900

Rs. 55,000

Rs. 6,69,900

XT Rhythm

Rs. 6,44,900

-

-

XZ Plus

Rs. 6,82,900

Rs. 55,000

Rs. 7,37,900

The top XZ Plus variant is also available with dual-tone exterior colour option for an additional Rs. 9,000.

Tata Tiago Petrol XE - Base Model Features & Review

The base model of the Tata Tiago petrol costs Rs. 5.40 lakh and it’s only available with a petrol-manual powertrain. It gets some notable features like:

  • Tilt steering
  • Body-coloured bumpers
  • Adjustable front headrests
  • Rear parcel tray
  • Black door handles
  • 14-inch steel wheels

This variant misses out on some key features like:

  • Day/night internal mirror
  • Music system
  • Wheel covers
  • Power mirrors
  • Power windows
  • Remote central locking
  • Body-coloured door handles

Because of these critical missing features, we won’t recommend buying this variant even to budget buyers.

TATA TIAGO XE

BASE MODEL STANDARD FEATURES

Style & Safety

Functional

Std. safety features

Tilt steering

Seat belt pretensioner w/ load limiter

Adjustable front headrests

Digital instrument cluster

4x door pockets

Puncture repair kit

Front cup holders

Body coloured bumpers

12V power outlet

Black door handles & outside mirrors

Integrated rear headrests

Integrated rear spoiler

Tinted glasses

14-inch steel wheels

Dead pedal

Tata Tiago Petrol XE vs XTO Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The Tata Tiago XTO petrol costs Rs. 5.85 lakh, which is Rs. 45,000 more than the XE. The XTO variant of the Tiago petrol is also available with a manual transmission only. For the additional price, this variant adds the following features:

  • Remote central locking
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • All power windows
  • 4 speakers
  • Wheel covers
  • Power mirrors
  • Day/night inside mirror

TATA TIAGO XE vs XTO  | PRICE COMPARISON

XE

Difference

XTO

Rs. 5,39,900

Rs. 45,000

Rs. 5,84,900

The XTO petrol variant of the Tiago almost completely justifies the incremental price gap. So, you’re not compromising on value, but it doesn’t get a music system. If you are okay with adding an aftermarket music system, then the XTO is a fantastic option for budget buyers as it gets most of the must-have features.

TATA TIAGO XTO

FEATURES OVER XE

Safety & Entertainment 

Functional

Style

Remote central locking

Front & rear power windows

Piano black finish on steering & dashboard

Speed sensing auto door lock

Power mirrors

Body coloured outside door handles

Steering-mounted controls

Follow-me-home headlamps

Turn indicator on outside mirrors

4x speakers

 

Cabin lamps w/ theatre dimming

Day/night inside mirror

 

Wheel covers

   

Piano black outside mirrors

Tata Tiago Petrol XTO vs XT Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The Tata Tiago XT petrol variant costs Rs. 6.15 lakh, which is Rs. 30,000 more than the XTO petrol-manual. For an additional Rs. 55,000, you can also get the Tiago XT petrol with the AMT automatic transmission and it has an ex-showroom price of Rs. 6.70 lakh.

TATA TIAGO XTO vs XT  | PRICE COMPARISON

 

XTO

Difference

XT

Manual

Rs. 5,84,900

Rs. 30,000

Rs. 6,14,900

Difference

-

-

Rs. 55,000

Automatic

-

-

Rs. 6,69,900

The XTO variant adds the following features:

  • Music system
  • Height-adjustable driver seat
  • Stylish wheel covers
  • Rear parcel tray
  • Front passenger vanity mirror

This is the most affordable variant with an automatic transmission. For most budget buyers, who don’t want to fiddle with aftermarket accessories, the XT variant is an ideal choice. The jump to the next variant is also quite high. So, budget buyers can choose between the XTO  and XT variants depending on their budget.

TATA TIAGO XT

FEATURES OVER XTO

Others

Entertainment 

Display for rear parking sensors

FM, USB & Bluetooth

Passenger vanity mirror

Music system by Harman

Stylish wheel covers

Speed-dependent volume

Height-adjustable driver seat

 

Parcel Tray

 

Instead of a normal music system, if you are interested in a touchscreen music system, then you can buy the XT variant with the Rhythm pack, which will cost another Rs. 30,000 and add a 7-inch touchscreen with 4 additional tweeters. The touchscreen unit also has Android Auto and Apple Carplay connectivity for convenience. Although, this price seems too high. So, if you want a touchscreen, then we’d suggest you either buy the XTO and add an aftermarket touchscreen or stretch the budget some more and buy the XZ Plus variant. It’s worth noting that XT Rhythm is only an option for Tiago manual buyers. The automatic buyers have no choice but to get the XZ Plus for a factory fit touchscreen along with some additional features.

TATA TIAGO XTO vs XT  | PRICE COMPARISON

 

XT

Difference

XT Rhythm

Manual

Rs. 6,14,900

Rs. 30,000

Rs. 6,44,900

Difference

Rs. 55,000

-

-

Automatic

Rs. 6,69,900

-

-

Tata Tiago Petrol XT vs XZ Plus Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The Tata Tiago XZ Plus petrol costs Rs. 6.83 lakh with the manual and Rs. 7.38 lakh with the automatic transmission. These prices are Rs. 68,000 more than the XT variant.

TATA TIAGO XT vs XZ  | PRICE COMPARISON

 

XT

Difference

XZ

Manual

Rs. 6,14,900

Rs. 68,000

Rs. 6,82,900

Difference

Rs. 55,000

-

Rs. 55,000

Automatic

Rs. 6,69,900

Rs. 68,000

Rs. 7,37,900

The XZ Plus variant adds the following notable features:

  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Fog lamps
  • Rear washer wiper
  • Cooled glovebox
  • 4 additional tweeters
  • Power folding outside mirrors
  • Projector headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • 15-inch alloy wheels

For the incremental asking price the XZ Plus petrol variant of the Tiago is offering a decent value for money. Now that the XZ variant is not available, the XZ Plus seems like a suitable choice for buyers who want an upmarket ownership experience from the hatchback.

TATA TIAGO XZ

FEATURES OVER XT

Safety

Entertainment 

Functional

Style

Front fog lamps

7-Inch touchscreen

Power folding outside mirrors w/ auto fold

15-inch machined alloy wheels

Rear defogger

Wired Apple CarPlay

Cooled glovebox

Black B-pillar

Rear wiper & washer 

Wired Android Auto

One touch-down driver window

Body coloured side AC vents w/ chrome

(-) Rear parking sensors

4x tweeters

Auto AC

Chrome detailing on fog lamps

Rear parking camera

Voice commands

 

LED DRLs

Projector headlamps

ConnectNext app

 

Knitted roof lining

Which Variant Of The Tata Tiago Petrol Should You Buy?

The base XE variant of the Tiago petrol-manual is too basic and has barely any must-have features. So, we’ll recommend getting at least the XTO variant. However, if you don’t want to install an aftermarket music system, then the XT variant will suit the needs of most budget buyers.

If you can stretch your budget further, then the XZ Plus variant offers better value but only because of some of its high-value good-to-have features like alloy wheels, projector headlamps and DRLs. Unfortunately, our favourite XZ variant, which offered the best balance of value and features, is no longer on sale. So, you will have to decide between the XT and XZ Plus variants depending on your budget. Both of these variants are good options. This recommendation is valid for Tiago petrol-manual as well as petrol-automatic buyers.

TATA TIAGO PETROL | BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Manual

Automatic

Recommendation

XE

Rank 3

Rs. 5,39,900

-

Not recommended

XTO

Rank 5

Rs. 5,84,900

-

Buy if you don’t want to stretch your budget further

XT

Rank 4

Rs. 6,14,900

Rs. 6,69,900

Best variant for budget buyers

XT Rhythm

-

Rs. 6,44,900

-

Not recommended

XZ Plus

Rank 2

Rs. 6,82,900

Rs. 7,37,900

Value upgrade; worth buying

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Tata Tiago Petrol?

The Tiago has a 3-cylinder normal petrol engine which makes 86PS of power and 113Nm of torque. While its torque comes in sooner compared to the normal petrol engine of its rivals, it’s worth noting that all of its competitors offer a 4-cylinder engine. These are inherently balanced and are smoother than 3-cylinder engines.

The Nios turbo is the only other car in this segment with a 3-cylinder engine as an option but its meaty torque band because of the turbocharger gives you enough reasons to look past its number of cylinders.

The Tiago’s mileage figures are on par with its rivals save for the Swift, which has a significantly better mileage output from its new dual-jet engine.

TATA TIAGO VS RIVALS

PETROL ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON

 

Tiago

Nios

Ignis

Swift

Engine

1.2L Normal

1.2L Normal

1.0L Turbo

1.2L Normal

1.2L Normal

Cylinder

3

4

3

4

4

Displacement

1199cc

1197cc

998cc

1197cc

1197cc

Power

86PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

100PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

87.58PS/t

90.12PS/t

101.73PS/t

97.08PS/t

102.86PS/t

Torque

113Nm @ 3300rpm

114Nm @ 4000 rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

113Nm @ 4200rpm

113Nm @ 4400rpm

Torque:Weight

115.07Nm/t

123.78Nm/t

174.97Nm/t

132.16Nm/t

129.14Nm/t

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

20.09kmpl

20.7kmpl

20.3kmpl

20.89kmpl

23.20kmpl

Automatic

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

-

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

Auto FE

20.09kmpl

20.5kmpl

-

20.89kmpl

23.76kmpl

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What Are The Dimensions Of The Tata Tiago?

The Tiago offers a good middle ground in terms of dimensions as it's larger than the Ignis but a fair bit shorter than the Swift. The Tiago’s ground clearance is also somewhere in the middle for the segment at 170mm. So it’s better than the Nios and Swift, but less than that of the Ignis.

TATA TIAGO VS COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Tiago

Nios

Ignis

Swift

Length

3765mm

3805mm

3700mm

3845mm

Width

1677mm

1680mm

1690mm

1735mm

Height

1535mm

1520mm

1595mm

1530mm

Wheelbase

2400mm

2450mm

2435mm

2450mm

Ground Clearance

170mm

165mm

180mm

163mm

Boot Space

242L

260L

260L

268L

Fuel Tank

35L

37L

32L

37L

Tyre Size (base)

175/65 R14

165/70 R14

175/65 R15

165/80 R14

Tyre Size (top)

175/60 R15

175/60 R15

175/65 R15

185/65 R15

What Are The Colour Options Of The Tata Tiago Petrol?

The 2022 Tiago petrol is available in the following 5 colours:

  • Red
  • Blue
  • White
  • Grey
  • Dark purple (a.k.a. Midnight Plum)

Dual-tone exterior colour is available in the top XZ Plus variant for an additional Rs. 12,000.

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we classify cars based on their size.

CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

       

B Segment

B1

3700 - 3850mm

Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

       

B Segment

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Exception - New City, Slavia, Virtus

Ciaz, Creta, Seltos, Compass, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D1

4500 - 4750mm

XUV700, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V, Carens

       

D Segment

D2

> 4750mm

Gloster, Fortuner, Superb, Camry, Carnival

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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