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Tata Tiago vs Maruti Celerio: Variants Comparison

Published On Jul 10, 2018 02:04 PM By Saransh for Tata Tiago

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Which of the two entry-level hatchbacks suits you the best? Let’s find out

Tiago Vs Celerio

The Tiago has been one of the best-selling cars for Tata since it was first introduced back in 2016. Not only this, the Tiago has also been among the best sellers in its class which comprises of the Maruti Celerio and the Datsun GO. So, let’s compare it with the Celerio, which leads sales in the segment, and find out which one of two hatchbacks you should go for.

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Tiago Vs Celerio

Tata Tiago XE(O) vs Maruti Celerio Lxi

Tata Tiago

Tata Tiago XE(O)

Rs 4.21 lakh

Maruti Celerio Lxi

Rs 4.19 lakh

Difference

Rs 2,000 (Tiago is more expensive)

Common Features: Driver airbag, manual AC and power steering.

What the Tiago offers over the Celerio: Passenger airbag, seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, tilt-adjustable steering, foldable rear seat, height adjustable driver seat, front seat adjustable headrest, internally adjustable ORVMs and multiple driving modes.

What the Celerio Offers over the Tiago: Nothing

Verdict: We do not recommend cars without ABS and dual front airbags, features that we consider bare minimum. As none of the cars here offer ABS, we will recommend you to extend your budget and go for the next variant.

Tiago XM vs Celerio Lxi (O)

Maruti Celerio

Tata Tiago XM

Rs 4.30 lakh

Maruti Celerio Lxi(O)

Rs 4.33 lakh

Difference

Rs 3,000 (Celerio is more expensive)

Common Features : Manual AC and power steering.

What the Tiago offers over the Celerio: Tilt-adjustable steering, foldable rear seat, height adjustable driver seat, internally adjustable ORVMs, manual central locking, front and rear power windows, and multiple driving modes.

Maruti Celerio

What the Celerio Offers over the Tiago: Dual front airbags, ABS and seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters.

Verdict: Despite the Tiago being better equipped, the Celerio is our pick simply because it gets basic safety features like dual front airbags and ABS.

Tiago XM(O) vs Celerio Vxi

Tata Tiago XM(O)

Rs 4.52 lakh

Maruti Celerio Vxi

Rs 4.52 lakh

Difference

Nil

Common Features: Driver airbag, foldable rear seats, internally adjustable ORVMs, all four power windows and manual central locking.

What the Tiago offers over the Celerio: Passenger airbag, seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, tilt-adjustable steering, height-adjustable driver’s seat, adjustable headrests for front seats and multiple driving modes.

What the Celerio Offers over the Tiago: Body-coloured ORVMs, door handles and day/night IRVM and 60:40 split rear seats.

Verdict: As none of the cars here offer ABS, we will recommend you to either pick the Celerio Lxi (O) or extend your budget and go for the next variant.

Tiago XT vs Celerio Vxi (O)

Tata Tiago

Tata Tiago XT

Rs 4.61 lakh

Maruti Celerio Vxi(O)

Rs 4.68 lakh

Difference

Rs 7,000 (Celerio is  more expensive)

Common Features: Body-coloured ORVMs and door handles, foldable rear seats and all four power windows.

What Tiago offers over the Celerio: Electrically adjustable ORVMs, tilt-adjustable steering, rear parking sensors, remote central locking, four-speaker music system with Bluetooth and multiple driving modes.

What Celerio Offers over the Tiago: Dual front airbags, ABS, seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, day/night IRVM and 60:40 split rear seats.

Verdict: The Tiago gets a lot more features than the Celerio but it lags behind the Maruti when it comes to safety. So, the Celerio will be our pick here as it gets basic safety features such as dual front airbags and ABS, unlike the Tiago.

Tiago XT(O) vs Celerio Zxi

Tata Tiago

Tata Tiago XT(O)

Rs 4.84 lakh

Maruti Celerio Zxi

Rs 4.78 lakh

Difference

Rs 6,000 (Tiago is more expensive)

Common Features:  Driver airbag, body-coloured ORVMs and door handles, electrically adjustable ORVMs, tilt-adjustable steering, basic music system with Bluetooth, keyless entry foldable rear seats and all four power windows.

What the Tiago offers over the Celerio: Passenger airbag, seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, height adjustable driver seat, front seat adjustable headrest, rear parking sensors and multiple driving modes.

What the Celerio Offers over the Tiago: ORVM with turn indicators, day/night IRVM, steering-mounted controls, rear windscreen wiper and washer.  

Verdict: None of the cars here offer ABS, so, we will recommend you to either pick the Celerio Vxi (O) or go for the next higher variants.

Tiago XZ vs Celerio Zxi (Opt)

Maruti Celerio

Tata Tiago XZ

Rs 5.18 lakh

Maruti Celerio Zxi (Opt)

Rs 5.26 lakh

Difference

Rs 8,000 (Celerio is more expensive)

Common Features (over previous variants): Dual front airbags, ABS, seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, fog lamps, alloy wheels, rear washer with wiper, turn indicators on ORVM, steering-mounted controls, music system with Bluetooth and day/night IRVM.

What the Tiago offers over the Celerio: EBD, corner stability control, height adjustable driver seat, adjustable headrest for front seats, rear parking sensors, Harman music system, cooled glovebox and multiple driving modes.

What the Celerio Offers over the Tiago: None

Verdict: The Tiago is certainly the better equipped car here. It not only packs more features but  is more affordable as well. And hence, it is the recommended pick here.

Variants with automatic transmission: Apart from the standard 5-speed MT, both the petrol hatchbacks are available with an option of AMT as well.

Tiago XTA vs Celerio Vxi AMT

Tiago AMT vs Celerio AMT

Tata Tiago XTA

Rs 4.99 lakh

Maruti Celerio Vxi AMT

Rs 4.95 lakh

Difference

Rs 4,000 (Tiago is more expensive)

Common Features: Body-coloured ORVMs and door handles, foldable rear seats, all four power windows and creep function.

What the Tiago offers over the Celerio: Electrically adjustable ORVMs, tilt-adjustable steering, rear parking sensors, remote central locking, four-speaker music system with Bluetooth and multiple driving modes.

What the Celerio Offers over the Tiago: Day/night IRVM and 60:40 split rear seats.

Verdict: Since none of the cars are equipped with basic safety features, we will recommend you to extend your budget and go for the Celerio Vxi AMT (O).

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Tiago XTA vs Celerio Vxi AMT (O)

Tata Tiago XTA

Rs 4.99 lakh

Maruti Celerio Vxi AMT (O)

Rs 5.11 lakh

Difference

Rs 12,000 (Celerio is more expensive)

Common Features: Body-coloured ORVMs and door handles, foldable rear seats, all four power windows and creep function.

What the Tiago offers over the Celerio: Electrically adjustable ORVMs, tilt-adjustable steering, rear parking sensors,remote central locking, four-speaker music system with Bluetooth and multiple driving modes.

What the Celerio Offers over the Tiago: Dual front airbags, ABS, seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, day/night IRVM, 60:40 split rear seats.

Verdict: For a premium of Rs 12,000 over the Tiago XTA, the Celerio Vxi AMT (O) offers basic safety features such dual front airbags and ABS. The Celerio Vxi AMT (O) does miss out on some comfort features that the Tiago XTA offers, but safety takes the front seat here.

Tiago XZA vs Celerio ZXI AMT (O):

Tata Tiago

Tata Tiago XZA

Rs 5.58 lakh

Maruti Celerio Zxi AMT(O)

Rs 5.38 lakh

Difference

Rs 20,000 (Tiago is more expensive)

Common Features (over previous variants): Dual front airbags, ABS, seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, fog lamps, alloy wheels, rear washer with wiper, turn indicators on ORVM, steering mounted controls, music system with Bluetooth and day/night IRVM.

What the Tiago offers over the Celerio: EBD, corner stability control, height adjustable driver seat, adjustable headrest front seats, rear parking sensors, Harman music system, cooled glovebox,  and multiple driving modes.

What the Celerio Offers over the Tiago: None

Verdict: The Tiago certainly is the better equipped car here. And the premium of Rs 20,000 it commands over the Celerio is justified in our opinion. So, we will recommend you to go for the Tiago here.

Related: Tata Tiago XZA AMT - Detailed Review

Readers’ Note:

Maruti Celerio CNG: The Celerio is also available with a CNG kit. It is available in two variants: Vxi and Vxi (O), priced at Rs 5.14 lakh and Rs 5.30 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), respectively.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Tour H2

Maruti Celerio Tour H2: Maruti is also offering a taxi-specific variant of the Celerio, priced at Rs 4.20 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Celerio Tour H2 is based on the Lxi(O) variant, which means it gets basic safety features such as dual front airbags and ABS. Apart from this, since it’s made for commercial purposes, it comes fitted with a speed governor (set at 80kmph) to comply with Indian government’s revised rules which require all taxis to be fitted with this device, in the interest of road safety. Click here to know more about it.

Tiago Diesel: Unlike the Celerio, the Tiago is available with a diesel engine also. The diesel engine is a 1.05-litre three cylinder unit that makes 70PS/140Nm, coupled with a 5-speed MT. The Tiago diesel is available in nine variants which are priced from Rs 4.16 lakh to Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

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Price List (ex-showroom Delhi)

Tata Tiago

Maruti Celerio

XB (Rs 3.35 lakh)

LXI (Rs 4.19 lakh)

XE (Rs 3.98 lakh)

LXI(O) (Rs 4.33 lakh)

XE(O) (Rs 4.21 lakh)

VXI (Rs 4.52 lakh)

XM (Rs 4.30 lakh)

VXI(O) (Rs 4.68 lakh)

XM(O) (4.52 lakh)

ZXI (Rs 4.78 lakh)

XT (Rs 4.61 lakh)

VXI AMT (Rs 4.95 lakh)

XT(O) (Rs 4.84 lakh)

VXI AMT (O) (Rs 5.11 lakh)

XTA (Rs 4.99 lakh)

ZXI AMT (5.21 lakh)

XZ W/O Alloys (5.07 lakh)

ZXI (Opt) (Rs 5.26 lakh)

XZ (Rs 5.18 lakh)

ZXI AMT (Opt) (Rs 5.38 lakh)

XZA (Rs 5.58 lakh)

 

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Tata Tiago

Rs.3.4 - 6.05 Lakh* Get On Road Price
Petrol23.84 kmpl
Diesel27.28 kmpl
TransmissionManual/Automatic
*Ex-showroom Price in New Delhi
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