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May 2022 - Tata Tigor Petrol, CNG Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Tata Tigor petrol or CNG you should buy based on the ex-showroom prices, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the 2022 Tigor's petrol and CNG 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 Tigor with its competitors and other petrol-powered B2-segment sedans like Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Aura and Honda Amaze.

Tata Tigor

Updated (May 24, 2022): Tata Motors recently updated the prices of the Tigor. This article includes the details and buying recommendations for the Tigor petrol as well as Tigor CNG with the latest May 2022 prices.

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Tata Tigor Petrol And CNG?

The pros or advantages of Tata Tigor petrol and CNG 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, keyless entry and more
  • The only sub-4m sedan with a 4-star GNCAP crash test rating (Note that the Amaze sold in Africa also has a 4-star rating but the GNCAP haven’t tested the India-spec model of the Amaze)
  • Option of 3 powertrains; petrol-manual, petrol-auto and CNG-manual
  • Largest-in-class boot space of 419L is on par with the Honda Amaze
  • The only car in the segment with hydraulic struts for the boot lid; these look premium and don’t intrude into the boot cavity
  • The CNG kit carries a reasonable premium of Rs. 90,000, which you can recover in a still reasonable 45,000km (calculated based on the May 2022 fuel prices and official mileage figures)
  • A rare car with the option of factory CNG kit in top variant

The Tata Tigor petrol and CNG has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • No diesel engine option; the Amaze and Aura, both have a diesel engine with manual as well as automatic transmission
  • No turbo petrol engine option available
  • While the CNG is somewhat cost effective, it’s only 2.5km better than what Dzire promises with the petrol-automatic; with the CNG, the Dzire offers an astonishing 31.12kmpkg mileage
  • Missing features like cruise control, LED headlights and front centre armrest
  • The base variant is too basic and misses out on many must-have features
  • 3-cylinder petrol engine can’t match the inherent refinement of a 4-cylinder engine; all of its rivals have a 4-cylinder petrol engine

What Is The Price Of Tata Tigor Petrol And CNG Variants?

The Tata Tigor has a starting price of Rs. 5.98 lakh for the XE petrol manual and the price range stretches up to Rs. 8.15 lakh for the XZ Plus petrol automatic. The price difference between the manual and automatic variants is constant at Rs. 60,000.

TATA TIGOR PETROL | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | MAY 2022

Variant

Manual

Difference

Automatic

XE

Rs. 5,97,900

-

-

XM

Rs. 6,44,900

Rs. 60,000

Rs. 7,04,900

XZ

Rs. 6,94,900

-

-

XZ Plus

Rs. 7,54,900

Rs. 60,000

Rs. 8,14,900

The Tigor is also available with a CNG bi-fuel option in the XZ and XZ Plus variants for an additional cost of Rs. 90,000. The Tigor XZ CNG and XZ Plus CNG variants cost Rs. 7.85 lakh and Rs. 8.45 lakh (ex-showroom). Based on the official mileage figures of the Tigor petrol and CNG and the May 2022 fuel prices in Delhi, you can expect to recover this additional cost in about 45,000km. If you intend to drive the car for considerably more than 50,000km, then you should consider buying the Tigor CNG.

TATA TIGOR PETROL | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | MAY 2022

Variant

Petrol

Difference

CNG

XZ

Rs. 6,94,900

Rs. 90,000

Rs. 7,84,900

XZ Plus

Rs. 7,54,900

Rs. 90,000

Rs. 8,44,900

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

Tata Tigor Petrol XE - Base Model Features & Review

The base model of the Tata Tigor is only available with a petrol-manual powertrain and costs Rs. 5.98 lakh. The XE variant gets some notable features like:

  • Front power windows
  • Tilt steering
  • Body-coloured bumpers
  • Adjustable front headrests
  • 14-inch steel wheels

This variant misses out on some key features like:

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

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

TATA TIGOR XE

BASE MODEL STANDARD FEATURES

Safety

Functional

Style

Std. Safety Features

Tilt Steering

Body Coloured Bumpers

Seatbelt Pretensioners w/ Load Limiters

Adjustable Front Headrests

Chrome Finish on Rear Bumper

Corner Stability Control

Tinted Glasses

LED Tail Lamps

Puncture Repair Kit

Front Power Outlet

Fabric Upholstery

 

All Door Pockets

Digital Instrument Cluster w/ MID

 

Tablet Storage in Glovebox

Black ORVMs & Door Handles

 

Front Power Windows

14-inch Steel Wheels

   

Grey & Black Interior

Tata Tigor Petrol XE vs XM Variant

The Tata Tigor XM costs Rs. 6.45 lakh with the manual and Rs. 7.05 lakh with the AMT automatic. The XM variant is Rs. 47,000 more expensive than the XE. For Tigor automatic buyers, this is the most affordable variant.

TATA TIGOR XE VS XM | PRICE COMPARISON

 

XE

Difference

XM

Manual

Rs. 5,97,900

Rs. 47,000

Rs. 6,44,900

Difference

-

 

Rs. 60,000

Auto

-

-

Rs. 7,04,900

Over the base XE variant, it adds some extra features like:

  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Wheel covers
  • Music system
  • Remote central locking
  • Display for rear parking sensors
  • Rear power windows

While the list of additional features is short, most of these are must-haves in our books. Moreover, the asking price is also reasonable for this variant. So, even if you’re on a budget and are looking to buy the Tigor petrol, you should at least consider this variant.

TATA TIGOR XM

FEATURES OVER XE

Safety

Entertainment 

Functional

Style

Central Locking

Audio System by Harman

Rear Power Windows

Wheel Covers

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

4 Speakers

Cabin Lights

Chrome Finish around AC Vents

Day/Night IRVM

AM/FM, USB & Bluetooth Connectivity

 

Piano Black Finish On Dashboard

Display for Rear Parking Sensors

     

Tata Tigor Petrol XM vs XZ Variant

The Tata Tigor XZ costs Rs. 6.95 lakh with the manual transmission, which is Rs. 50,000 more than the XM petrol-manual. The XZ variant is not available with the automatic transmission.

TATA TIGOR XM VS XZ | PRICE COMPARISON

 

XM

Difference

XZ

CNG Manual

-

-

Rs. 7,84,900

Difference

-

 

Rs. 90,000

Petrol Manual

Rs. 6,44,900

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 6,94,900

Difference

Rs. 60,000

 

-

Petrol Auto

Rs. 7,04,900

-

-

The XZ variant is the most affordable option with the CNG bi-fuel option and costs Rs.6.95 lakh, which is Rs. 90,000 more than the XZ petrol-manual. Based on the official mileage figures and the May 2022 fuel prices in Delhi, you can expect to recover this higher cost in about 45,000km.

For the additional cost of Rs. 50,000 over the Tigor XM the Tigor XZ variant adds the following notable features:

  • Front fog lamps
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Power mirrors
  • Electric boot unlock
  • Rear armrest with cup holders
  • Chrome door handles

With the XZ variant, you get most of the must-have features but it’s not a great value-for-money option of the Tigor. This variant is suitable for buyers who don’t want to stretch the budget for the XZ Plus variant or don’t find those features critical. For buyers who are interested in the CNG bi-fuel option, the XZ variant is the most affordable option for an additional Rs. 90,000. This asking price is somewhat reasonable compared to the other carmakers who also offer factory-fit CNG options.

TATA TIGOR XZ

FEATURES OVER XM

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

Front Fog Lamps

Keyless Entry

One Touch-Down Driver Window

Chrome Door Handles

Steering Mounted Controls

Push Start/Stop Button

Cooled Glovebox

Black Finish B-Pillar

2 Tweeters

Electrically Adjustable ORVMs

Rear Armrest w/ Cup Holders

Glossy Black ORVMs w/ Turn Indicators

 

Electric Boot Unlock

Rear Power Outlet

Chrome Detailing around Fog Lamps

 

Follow-me-home Headlamps

   

Tata Tigor Petrol XZ vs XZ Plus Variant

The top-spec Tata Tigor XZ Plus variant costs Rs. 7.55 lakh with the petrol-manual and Rs. 8.15 lakh with the automatic. The Tigor XZ Plus CNG is Rs. 90,000 more expensive and costs Rs. 8.45 lakh (ex-showroom). The XZ Plus is Rs. 60,000 more expensive than the Tigor XZ and the AMT automatic adds another Rs. 60,000 to the ex-showroom price. This variant adds the following notable additional features:

  • Projector headlamps
  • Rear defogger
  • Rear parking camera
  • Auto AC
  • Auto headlamps
  • Auto wipers
  • Power folding mirrors
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • 15-inch alloy wheels (not available with CNG)
  • LED DRLs

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

TATA TIGOR | PRICE COMPARISON

 

XM

Difference

XZ

Difference

XZ Plus

CNG Manual

-

-

Rs. 7,84,900

Rs. 60,000

Rs. 8,44,900

Difference

-

-

Rs. 90,000

-

Rs. 90,000

Petrol Manual

Rs. 6,44,900

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 6,94,900

Rs. 60,000

Rs. 7,54,900

Difference

Rs. 60,000

-

-

-

Rs. 60,000

Petrol Auto

Rs. 7,04,900

Rs. 1,10,000

Rs. 8,14,900

The top-spec variant gets a good mix of must-have and good-to-have features. Tigor XZ Plus variant also offers a very good value for money for the additional features it offers over any of the lower variants. The Tata Tigor XZ Plus variant is our top recommendation for all Tigor buyers regardless of whether you want to buy it with the petrol-manual, petrol-automatic or CNG-manual combination.

TATA TIGOR XZ PLUS

FEATURES OVER XZ

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

Rear Parking Camera

Auto AC

15-inch Alloy Wheels

Rear Defogger

Height Adjustable Driver Seat 

LED DRLs

Projector Headlamps

Power Folding Mirrors w/ Auto Fold

Chrome Finish on Front & Side

7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

Vanity Mirror for Co-Driver

Shark Fin Antenna

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Auto Headlamps

Body-colour/Black AC Vents

+2 Tweeters (Total 4)

Auto Wipers

Better Roof Liner & Fabric on Rear Door Armrest

Voice Commands

 

Beige-Black Interior

(-) Rear Parking Sensors

 

14-inch Steel Wheels w/ Stylish Wheel Covers (CNG)

Which Variant Of The Tata Tigor Petrol And CNG Should You Buy?

Let’s first start with the recommendation for the Tigor petrol-manual buyers. The top-spec XZ Plus variant offers the best value for money along with a good mix of must-have and good-to-have features.

If you don’t mind missing out on some of the features of the XZ Plus variant and want to save some cash, then you can consider the lower XZ variant. While it has a lower VFM score, it has a far better bias in favour of must-have features. So you get mostly utility-focused features.

If you’re on a tight budget, then you should at least consider the XM variant. The base XE variant has several critical features missing. So, we strongly suggest you stretch your budget for the XM variant.

TATA TIGOR MANUAL | BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

XE

Rank 2

Rs. 5,97,900

Misses basic features; not recommended

XM

Rank 3

Rs. 6,44,900

Misses some basic features, suitable for budget buyers

XZ

Rank 4

Rs. 6,94,900

Suitable for buyers who don’t want to stretch the budget for XZ Plus variant

XZ Plus

Rank 1

Rs. 7,54,900

Top recommended variant

The Tata Tigor petrol automatic is available in only the mid-spec XM and top-spec XZ Plus variants. Between these two, the XM variant is suitable for buyers on a tight budget but the XZ Plus remains our top recommendation for better value and a balanced set of features.

TATA TIGOR AUTOMATIC | BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

XM

Rank 2

Rs. 7,04,900

Suitable for budget buyers; consider upgrading to XZ Plus

XZ Plus

Rank 1

Rs. 8,14,900

Top recommended variant

If you’re interested in the CNG bi-fuel option of the Tigor, then you have the higher XZ and the fully-loaded XZ Plus variant. Here too, the XZ is a good choice for buyers who find its feature list satisfactory and don't want to spend any more cash. However, if you can stretch your budget and also want some good-to-have features, then the Tigor XZ Plus CNG is worth the upgrade despite getting 14-inch steel wheels instead of 15-inch alloy wheels, which are available in the petrol model.

TATA TIGOR CNG | BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

XZ

Rank 2

Rs. 7,84,900

Better upgrade to XZ Plus

XZ Plus

Rank 1

Rs. 8,44,900

Top recommended variant

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Tata Tigor Petrol And CNG?

Just like most of its rivals, the Tigor petrol also gets a 1.2L normal petrol engine, which makes 86PS of power and 113Nm of peak torque. This engine is available with a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT automatic transmission. With the manual, it promises to deliver a mileage of 19.93kmpl and 19.28kmpl with the automatic. All of these specs are on par with most of its rivals. Only the Dzire manages to beat the Tigor petrol’s mileage figures. Meanwhile, the Aura turbo beats the Tigor on the power and torque front because of the turbocharger.

TATA TIGOR VS RIVALS

PETROL ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON

 

Tigor

Dzire

Amaze

Aura

Displacement

1.2L

1.2L Mild Hybrid

1.2L

1.2L

1.0L Turbo

Cylinder

3

4

4

4

3

Capacity

1199cc

1197cc

1199cc

1197cc

998cc

Maximum Power

86PS @ 6000rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

100PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

87PS/t

98.90PS/t

96.36PS/t

84.87PS/t

100.4PS/t

Peak Torque

113Nm @ 3300rpm

113Nm @ 4400rpm

110Nm @ 4800rpm

114Nm @ 4000rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

Torque:Weight

114Nm/t

124.18Nm/t

117.77Nm/t

116.56Nm/t

172.69Nm/t

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

19.93kmpl

23.26kmpl

18.6kmpl

20.5kmpl

20.5kmpl

Automatic

5AMT

5AMT

CVT

5AMT

-

Auto FE

19.28kmpl

24.12kmpl

18.3kmpl

20.3kmpl

-

When running on CNG, the Tigor offers 73.4PS of power and 95Nm of torque. These figures are 12.6PS and 18Nm lower than the petrol-only model but still on par with what you can expect from other CNG cars in a similar price bracket. The Tigor CNG has a mileage figure of 26.49kmpkg. In terms of fuel costs, it boils down to an advantage of Rs. 2.0 for every kilometre at the May 2022 fuel costs in Delhi. You can also use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how much any petrol, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

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TIGOR PETROL vs CNG | ENGINE SPECS

 

Petrol

Difference

CNG

Displacement

1.2L

 

1.2L

Cylinder

3

 

3

Cubic Capacity

1199cc

 

1199cc

Maximum Power

86PS @ 6000rpm

12.6PS

73.4PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

87PS/t

20PS/t

67PS/t

Peak Torque

113Nm @ 3300rpm

18Nm

95Nm @ 3500rpm

Torque:Weight

114Nm/t

27Nm/t

87Nm/t

Manual Transmission

5-speed

-

5-speed

Manual Claimed FE

19.93kmpl

-

26.49kmpkg

Fuel Cost/km

Rs. 4.79

Rs. 3.15

Rs. 1.64

What Are The Dimensions Of The Tata Tigor?

The Tata Tigor is the narrowest car in its segment but also the tallest. It has the largest boot space in the segment, which is on par with the Amaze and offers a good 170mm ground clearance. With the CNG kit, the ground clearance drops to 165mm, which is still satisfactory for a sedan.

TATA TIGOR VS COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Tigor

Amaze

Dzire

Aura

Length

3993mm

3995mm

3995mm

3995mm

Width

1677mm

1695mm

1735mm

1680mm

Height

1532mm

1501mm

1515mm

1520mm

Wheelbase

2450mm

2470mm

2450mm

2450mm

Ground Clearance

419L (205L CNG)

420L

378L

402L

Boot space

170mm (165mm CNG)

170mm

170mm

165mm

Fuel Tank

35L (60L CNG)

35L

37L

37L

Tyre Size (base)

175/65 R14

175/65 R14

165/80 R14

165/70 R14

Tyre Size (top)

175/60 R15

175/65 R15

185/65 R15

175/60 R15

What Are The Colour Options Of The Tata Tigor?

The 2022 Tigor is available in the following 5 colours:

  • Red (2 shades)
  • Dark blue
  • White
  • Grey

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 are classifying 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, Carens

       

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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