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2019 Maruti Wagon R vs Tata Tiago: Variants Comparison

Modified On Jan 31, 2019 04:18 PM By Saransh for Maruti Wagon R

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For every variant of the WagonR, there’s a closely priced Tiago variant on offer as well, but which one should you choose?

Maruti Wagon R vs Tata Tiago

The third-gen Maruti Wagon R has been launched in India and it renews its rivalry against the likes of the Hyundai Santro, Datsun GO and the Tata Tiago. While we have already seen how it fares against the Santro (here) and GO (here) on paper, now it’s time to compare it with the Tata Tiago.

Also Read: New Maruti Wagon R 2019 Review: First Drive

Dimensions:

Maruti Wagon R Vs Tata Tiago

  • The Tiago is longer and wider than the Wagon R.
  • However, the Wagon R 2019 has a longer wheelbase here.
  • The Wagon R triumphs the Tiago in terms of luggage carrying capacity.

Engine & Transmissions

Maruti Wagon R vs Tata Tiago

  • While the Tata Tiago is available with a single engine, the third-gen Wagon R can be had with two engine options.
  • The Tiago is the more powerful car here. While Maruti’s smaller 1.0-litre engine makes 17PS/24Nm less than the Tiago’s 1.2-litre unit, the 1.2-litre unit makes 2PS/1Nm less.
  • Both the cars are available with 5-speed MT and AMT transmission options
  • The Tiago is not only more powerful than the Wagon R, it has a higher claimed fuel efficiency too

Also Read: New Maruti Wagon R 2019 Mileage: Does It Beat Hyundai Santro, Tata Tiago & Datsun GO?

Variants:

2019 Maruti Wagon R

Tata Tiago

LXI Rs 4.19 lakh/LXI(O) Rs 4.25 lakh

XE Rs 4.20 lakh/ XE(O) Rs 4.36 lakh

VXI 1.0L Rs 4.69 lakh/VXI(O) 1.0L Rs 4.75 lakh

XM Rs 4.52 lakh/ XM(O) Rs 4.68 lakh

VXI 1.2L Rs 4.89 lakh/VXI(O) 1.2L Rs 4.95 lakh

XT Rs 4.85 lakh/ XT(O) Rs 5 lakh

ZXI Rs 5.22 lakh

XZ W/O alloys Rs 5.21 lakh

 

XZ Rs 5.32 lakh

 

XZ+ Rs 5.64 lakh

 

XZ+ Dual Tone Rs 5.71 lakh

   

VXI 1.0L AGS Rs 5.16 lakh/ VXI(O) 1.0L AGS Rs 5.22 lakh

XTA Rs 5.21 lakh

VXI 1.2L AGS Rs 5.36 lakh/ VXI(O) 1.2L AGS Rs 5.42 lakh

 

ZXI 1.2L AGS Rs 5.69 lakh

XZA Rs 5.74 lakh

(All prices, ex-showroom Delhi)

Note: We will only consider the optional variants of both the cars for this comparison since they get dual front airbags and seatbelt pretensioners with load limiters.

Maruti Wagon R LXI(O) vs Tata Tiago XE(O)

Maruti Wagon R LXI(O)

Rs 4.25 lakh

Tata Tiago XE(O)

Rs 4.36 lakh

Difference

+Rs 11,000 (Tiago is more expensive)

Common Features

Safety: Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, driver seatbelt reminder and front seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters.

Tata Tiago

Exterior: Body coloured bumpers

Comfort: Manual AC and power steering

What Wagon R LXI(O) offers over the Tata Tiago XE(O): Central locking, co-driver seatbelt reminder, speed alert system, rear parking sensors, front power windows and roof antenna.

Tata Tiago multiple driving modes

What Tata Tiago XE(O) offers over the Wagon R LXI(O): Tilt-adjustable steering, corner stability control and multiple driving modes.

2019 Maruti Suzuki WagonR

Verdict: Despite being more affordable, the Wagon R is better equipped than the Tiago. It does miss out on multiple driving modes and tilt-adjustable steering, but it is a fair trade off for the additional basic features on offer. The Tiago also gets corner stability control over the Wagon R, but it is more like EBD, which the Wagon R also gets. We will recommend the Tiago only if more than one people will be driving the car because it gets tilt-adjustable steering, unlike the Wagon R.

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Maruti Wagon R VXI(O) 1.0L vs Tata Tiago XM(O)

Maruti Wagon R VXI(O) 1.0L

Rs 4.75 lakh

Tata Tiago XM(O)

Rs 4.68 lakh

Difference

+Rs 7,000 (Wagon R is more expensive)

Common Features:

Safety: Speed-sensitive door lock

Comfort: Central locking, front and rear power windows and tilt-adjustable steering.

Maruti Smart Dock music system

What Wagon R VXI(O) 1.0L offers over the Tata Tiago XM(O): Co-driver seatbelt reminder, speed alert system, rear parking sensors, roof antenna, body-coloured door handles and ORVMs, full wheel caps, electrically adjustable ORVMs, Smart Dock 2-din music system with Bluetooth, USB and Aux, 60:40 split rear seats, day/night IRVM and remote keyless entry.

What Tata Tiago XM(O) offers over the Wagon R VXI(O) 1.0L: Corner stability control and multiple driving modes.

Maruti Wagon R Rear Parking Sensors

Verdict: The Wagon R turns out to be a more feature rich product when you compare its V(O) variant with the Tiago’s XM(O). For a premium of Rs 7,000 over the Tiago, the Maruti hatchback offers a whole lot of important features like rear parking sensors, day/night IRVM, a music system and keyless entry. And it won’t look like a stripped down variant either, since its door handles and ORVMs are also body-coloured. Although the Tiago gets multiple driving modes which the WagonR doesn’t, but the extra features make the latter our pick here as it offers better value.

Also Read: New Maruti Wagon R 2019: Variants Explained

Maruti Wagon R VXI(O) 1.2L vs Tata Tiago XT(O)

Maruti Wagon R VXI(O) 1.2L

Rs 4.95 lakh

Tata Tiago XT(O)

Rs 5 lakh

Difference

+Rs 5,000 (Tiago is more expensive)

Common Features:

Safety: Rear parking sensors

Exterior: Full wheel cover, roof antenna and body coloured door handles and ORVMs.  

Tata Tiago ConnectNext music system

Infotainment: 2-din music system with Bluetooth, USB and Aux.

Comfort: Electrically adjustable ORVMs and remote keyless entry.

What Wagon R VXI(O) 1.2L offers over the Tata Tiago XT(O): Co-driver seatbelt reminder, speed alert system, 60:40 split rear seats, day/night IRVM and steering-mounted audio controls.

What Tata Tiago XT(O) offers over the Wagon R VXI(O) 1.2L: Corner stability control, follow me home headlamps and multiple driving modes.

2019 Maruti Suzuki WagonR

Verdict: The price difference between both the hatchbacks is negligible and the feature list is also at par. With a 60:40 split rear seat and a bigger boot, the WagonR should be the pick for those looking for a versatile compact car. The Tiago is otherwise an attractive car with all the features it shares with the WagonR and the additional ones that the XT(O) gets over the WagonR 1.2 Vxi(O).

Maruti Wagon R ZXI vs Tata Tiago XZ W/O alloys

Maruti Wagon R ZXI

Rs 5.22 lakh

Tata Tiago XZ W/O alloys

Rs 5.21 lakh

Difference

+Rs 1,000 (Wagon R  is more expensive)

Common Features (over previous variants:

Tata Tiago

Exterior: Turn indicators on ORVMs,rear washer and wiper, defogger and front fog lamps.

Comfort: Day/night IRVM and steering mounted controls.

2019 Maruti Suzuki WagonR

What Wagon R ZXI offers over the Tata Tiago XZ W/O alloys: Co-driver seatbelt reminder, speed alert system, 60:40 split rear seats, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and electrically foldable ORVMs.

Tata Tiago

What Tata Tiago XZ W/O alloys offers over the Wagon R ZXI: Corner stability control, follow me home headlamps, multiple driving modes and height-adjustable driver seat, adjustable front headrests and cooled glove box.

Verdict: For most buyers, we’ll recommend the Wagon R here simply because it’s a better and more modern package overall, compared to the Tiago. It’s more versatile, gets a usable convenience feature in the form of electrically-foldable ORVMs and then there’s the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system as well. However, we can’t discount the fact that the Tiago is quite a competent car as well. With adjustable front headrest and height adjustable driver’s seat, it’s the car to buy here in case you can’t get into a good driving position in the WagonR.

AMT Variants:

Maruti Wagon R AGS Tata Tiago AMT

Maruti Wagon R VXI(O) 1.0L AGS vs Tata Tiago XTA

Maruti Wagon R VXI(O) 1.0L AGS

Rs 5.22 lakh

Tata Tiago XTA

Rs 5.21 lakh

Difference

+Rs 1,000 (Wagon R  is more expensive)

Common Features:

Safety: ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors.

2019 Maruti Suzuki WagonR

Exterior: Body coloured bumpers, full wheel cover, roof antenna and body-coloured door handles and ORVMs

Tata Tiago

Comfort: Manual AC and power steering, Central locking, front and rear power windows and tilt-adjustable steering, electrically adjustable ORVMs and remote keyless entry.

Infotainment: 2-din music system with Bluetooth, USB and Aux.

What Wagon R VXI(O) 1.0L AGS offers over the Tata Tiago XTA: Dual front airbags, front seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters, co-driver seatbelt reminder, speed alert system, 60:40 split rear seats and day/night IRVM.

What Tata Tiago XTA offers over the Wagon R VXI(O) 1.0L AGS: Corner stability control, follow me home headlamps and multiple driving modes.

Verdict: The Wagon R continues to be our pick simply because it is better equipped on the safety front - it gets dual front airbags, which the Tiago misses out on.

Maruti Wagon R ZXI AGS vs Tata Tiago XZA

Tata Tiago

Maruti Wagon R ZXI AGS

Rs 5.69 lakh

Tata Tiago XZA

Rs 5.74 lakh

Difference

+Rs 5,000 (Tiago  is more expensive)

Common Features (over previous variants):

Safety: Dual front airbags and front seatbelt with pretensioner and load limiters.  

Exterior: Turn indicators on ORVMs, rear washer and wiper, defogger and front fog lamps.

Comfort: Day/night IRVM and steering-mounted controls.

What Wagon R ZXI AGS offers over the Tata Tiago XZA: Co-driver seatbelt reminder, speed alert system, 60:40 split rear seats, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and electrically foldable ORVMs.

What Tata Tiago XZA offers over the Wagon R ZXI AGS: Corner stability control, follow me home headlamps, alloy wheels, multiple driving modes and height adjustable driver seat, adjustable front headrests and cooled glovebox.

Tata Tiago

Verdict: Since it’s the AMT variant we’re talking about, needless to say you’ll be in the driver seat most of the time and ease of driving is what you’re looking for. In which case, the Tiago will be the better car here. It’s got height-adjustable driver’s seat, adjustable front headrests and multiple driving modes too -- all driver-centric features. What you’ll miss is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, which is not a very big miss, considering the fact that you can rely on your smartphone for maps and music.

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manhar sharma
Apr 1, 2019 1:38:53 PM

Tiago is far better over the all maruti models from Alto to Baleno availble in between.

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    abhishek s. vinod
    Jan 31, 2019 11:32:31 AM

    Compare the top end models too.... Compare the top end WagonR to the top end Tiago XZ+. If one needs to have a better quality built ... Do choose the tata tiago.

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    cardekho
    Feb 1, 2019 4:38:59 AM

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