May 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 (May 25, 2022): Tata Motors recently updated the prices of the Tiago petrol. This article includes the latest May 2022 prices and buying recommendations for the Tiago petrol variants.

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 5 main variants with prices starting from Rs. 5.38 lakh for the XE manual. XZ Plus is the top variant of the Tiago petrol and it costs Rs. 6.78 lakh (ex-showroom) with the manual transmission. The Tiago petrol is also available with an AMT automatic in the higher 3 variants with prices ranging between Rs. 6.50 lakh and Rs. 7.33 lakh. The automatic transmission is available for a flat Rs. 55,000 premium over the petrol-manual variants.

TATA TIAGO PETROL | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | MAY 2022

Variant

Petrol-Manual

Difference

Petrol-Auto

XE

Rs. 5,37,900

-

-

XTO

Rs. 5,79,900

-

-

XT

Rs. 5,94,900

Rs. 55,000

Rs. 6,49,900

XZ

Rs. 6,34,900

Rs. 55,000

Rs. 6,89,900

XZ Plus

Rs. 6,77,900

Rs. 55,000

Rs. 7,32,900

The top XZ Plus variant is also available with dual-tone exterior colour option for an additional Rs. 12,000.

Tata Tiago Petrol XE - Base Model Features & Review

The base model of the Tata Tiago petrol costs Rs. 5.38 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 and 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

Safety

Functional

Style

Std. Safety Features

Tilt Steering

Front Power Outlet

Body Coloured Bumpers

Seat Belt Pretensioner w/ Load Limiter

Adjustable Front Headrests

Integrated Rear Headrests

Black Door Handles & ORVMs

Corner Stability Control

All Door Pockets

Tinted Glasses

Integrated Rear Spoiler

Puncture Repair Kit

Front Cup Holders

Dead Pedal

14-inch Steel Wheels

     

Digital Instrument Cluster

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

The Tata Tiago XTO petrol costs Rs. 5.80 lakh, which is Rs. 42,000 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. 5,37,900

Rs. 42,000

Rs. 5,79,900

The incremental asking price for the XTO petrol variant of the Tiago is only slightly higher than expected and it also almost justifies this price gap. So, you’re not compromising much on value, but it still doesn’t get a music system. If you intend to add 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

Electrically Adjustable ORVMs

Body Coloured Outside Door Handles & ORVMs

Steering-mounted Controls

Follow-me-home Headlamps

Turn Indicator on ORVMs

4 Speakers

 

Cabin Lamps w/ Theatre Dimming

Day/night IRVM

 

Wheel Covers

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

The Tata Tiago XT petrol variant costs Rs. 5.95 lakh, which is Rs. 15,000 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.

TATA TIAGO XTO vs XT  | PRICE COMPARISON

 

XTO

Difference

XT

Manual

Rs. 5,79,900

Rs. 15,000

Rs. 5,94,900

Difference

-

-

Rs. 55,000

Automatic

-

-

Rs. 6,49,900

This is the most affordable variant with an automatic transmission. This variant only adds a music system and a display for rear parking sensors. For most budget buyers, who don’t want to fiddle with aftermarket accessories, the XT variant is an ideal choice.

TATA TIAGO XT

FEATURES OVER XTO

Safety

Entertainment 

Display for Rear Parking Sensors

USB & Bluetooth Connectivity

 

Audio System by Harman

 

ConnectNext App

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

The Tata Tiago XZ petrol costs Rs. 6.35 lakh with the manual and Rs. 6.90 lakh with the automatic transmission. These prices are Rs. 40,000 more than the XT variant.

TATA TIAGO XT vs XZ  | PRICE COMPARISON

 

XT

Difference

XZ

Manual

Rs. 5,94,900

Rs. 40,000

Rs. 6,34,900

Difference

Rs. 55,000

-

Rs. 55,000

Automatic

Rs. 6,49,900

Rs. 40,000

Rs. 6,89,900

The XZ variant adds the following notable features:

  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Fog lamps
  • Rear washer wiper
  • Height-adjustable driver seat
  • Stylish wheel covers
  • Cooled glovebox
  • 4 additional tweeters
  • Power folding outside mirrors
  • Rear parcel tray

For the incremental asking price the XZ petrol variant of the Tiago is a great value option. This variant has a great mix of must-have and good-to-have features. This variant is most suitable for most Tiago buyers from a value for money as well as ownership experience perspective.

TATA TIAGO XZ

FEATURES OVER XT

Safety

Entertainment 

Functional

Style

Front Fog Lamps

7-Inch Touchscreen Infotainment

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

Styled Wheel Covers

Rear Defogger

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Cooled Glovebox

Black B-pillar

Rear Wiper & Washer 

4 Tweeters

Electrically Foldable ORVMs w/ Auto Fold

Body Coloured Side AC Vents w/ Chrome

 

Voice Commands

One Touch-Down Driver Window

Chrome Detailing on Fog Lamps

   

Parcel Tray

 
   

Passenger Vanity Mirror

 

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

The top-spec Tata Tiago XZ Plus petrol variant costs Rs. 6.78 lakh with the manual and Rs. 7.33 lakh with the automatic. These prices are Rs. 42,000 more than the lower XZ variant. For the additional price, this variant adds the following features:

  • Auto AC
  • LED DRLs
  • Projector headlamp
  • Rear parking camera
  • 15-inch alloy wheels

TATA TIAGO XZ vs XZ PLUS  | PRICE COMPARISON

 

XZ

Difference

XZ Plus

Manual

Rs. 6,34,900

Rs. 42,000

Rs. 6,77,900

Difference

Rs. 55,000

-

Rs. 55,000

Automatic

Rs. 6,89,900

Rs. 42,000

Rs. 7,32,900

Since this variant gets a rear view camera, Tata have removed the rear parking sensors from this variant.

On the value front, this variant justifies its asking price better than all of the lower variants. However, most of these features are good-to-have. So, we’ll suggest upgrading to this variant only if you want these features. The great thing about the upgrade to the XZ Plus variant is that you're getting the most value-for-money variant of the Tiago.

TATA TIAGO XZ PLUS

FEATURES OVER XZ

Safety & Functional

Style

Rear Parking Camera

15-inch Alloy Wheels

(-) Rear Parking Sensors

Piano Black ORVMs

Projector Headlamps

Knitted Roof Lining

Auto AC

LED DRLs

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 variant is worth buying and our top recommendation. It offers a better mix of good-to-have and must-have features and also offers better value for money. If you find the features of the XZ Plus variant desirable, then you can upgrade to this variant as it has an even better VFM score. However, it doesn't have enough must-have features to warrant an upgrade. So, we'll leave this decision up to you.

TATA TIAGO PETROL-MANUAL | BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

XE

Rank 3

Rs. 5,37,900

Not recommended

XTO

Rank 5

Rs. 5,79,900

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

XT

Rank 4

Rs. 5,94,900

Best variant for budget buyers

XZ

Rank 2

Rs. 6,34,900

Top recommended variant

XZ Plus

Rank 1

Rs. 6,77,900

VFM upgrade; worth buying

For the Tiago petrol-automatic powertrain also, the XTA remains a good choice for budget buyers. But, the XZA offers a better balance of features for everyday usability and earns our top recommendation. The top-spec XZA Plus variant is worth upgrading from a value for money perspective. However, it doesn't have enough essential features to earn the must-upgrade badge from us. So, you’ll have to decide for yourself if you want to buy the XZ automatic or the XZ Plus automatic variant of the Tiago petrol.

TATA TIAGO PETROL-AUTO | BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

XTA

Rank 3

Rs. 6,49,900

Suitable for budget buyers. Upgrade to higher variants recommended.

XZA

Rank 2

Rs. 6,89,900

Top recommended variant

XZA Plus

Rank 1

Rs. 7,32,900

VFM 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

Displacement

1.2L Normal

1.2L Normal

1.0L Turbo

1.2L Normal

1.2L Normal

Cylinder

3

4

3

4

4

Capacity

1199cc

1197cc

998cc

1197cc

1197cc

Maximum 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

Peak 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

260-lt*

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

 

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Ciaz, New City (Exception), Slavia (Exception), Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D

4500-4750mm

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

       

D+ Segment

D+

4750+mm

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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