Head-to-Head: Tiago vs WagonR - Which Hatchback Takes the Lead in Price, Safety, and Specs?
Head-to-Head: Tiago vs WagonR - Which Hatchback Takes the Lead in Price, Safety, and Specs?

Two popular contenders in India's automobile market, the Tata Tiago and the Maruti Suzuki WagonR, have been locking horns for dominance. In November 2023, Maruti Suzuki's WagonR claimed the top spot in hatchback sales with a staggering 16,567 units sold, while Tata Motors' Tiago, although a strong performer, trailed significantly with 5,508 units sold during the same period.

Tiago: Price Breakdown and Features

The Tata Tiago offers petrol and CNG variants, boasting a 1.2 L Revotron Engine delivering a robust performance of 86 PS@6000 rpm and 113 Nm@3300 rpm torque. With a starting price of Rs 5,59,900, the Tiago presents an array of nine models to consumers, including the XE, XTO, XT, XT Rhythm, XZ+, XZ+ DT, XZ NRG, XT NRG, and XZ NRG (all prices mentioned are ex-showroom in Delhi).

Loaded with impressive features, the Tiago is equipped with projector headlamps, LED DRLs, R15 Dual Tone Alloy Wheels, dual front airbags, a 17.78 cm Connect Next Infotainment system by Harman™ with 8 speakers, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ connectivity, fully automatic temperature control, steering-mounted audio controls, and more.

In terms of safety, the Tata Tiago has earned accolades, securing a four-star rating for adult occupant protection and a commendable three-star rating for child occupant protection from Global NCAP.

WagonR: Pricing and Specifications

Maruti Suzuki's WagonR, a perennial favorite, offers both petrol and CNG variants. Its K10C engine delivers an impressive performance of 49.0 kW (66.62 PS)@5500 rpm and 89 Nm@3500 rpm torque.

The WagonR lineup comprises various models:

  • WagonR LXI: Rs 5,54,500
  • WagonR VXI: Rs 5,99,500
  • WagonR ZXI 1.2L: Rs 6,28,000
  • WagonR LXI CNG: Rs 6,44,500
  • WagonR VXI AGS: Rs 6,54,500
  • WagonR ZXI+: Rs 6,75,500
  • WagonR ZXI AGS: Rs 6,83,000
  • WagonR VXI CNG: Rs 6,89,500
  • WagonR ZXI+ AGS: Rs 7,30,500

(All prices mentioned are ex-showroom in Delhi)
In safety evaluations by Global NCAP, the Maruti Suzuki WagonR didn't fare as well, achieving a modest one-star rating for adult crash safety and zero stars for child safety.

As the battle between these two hatchbacks rages on, consumers weigh factors such as pricing, features, and safety ratings to make an informed choice in this competitive automotive industry.

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