Tata Tiago CNG has been launched, at it is calling out every possible CNG car in its vicinity. One such is the tallboy hatch from India’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki WagonR CNG. WagonR CNG has been one of the most sought-after CNG hatchbacks in India, thanks to the space and fuel efficiency it has to offer. So, will Tata Tiago CNG be able to compete against the breadwinner? Let’s find out in a battle of Maruti Suzuki WagonR CNG vs Tata Tiago CNG!
Performance comparison | Which of the two hatches offer better numbers?
It is clear from the above table, Tata Tiago CNG has got a peppier engine, thanks to the extra 200cc it has. But, the WagonR makes it up for the loss in power by providing an extra 6kms per kg of CNG. Again, Tata Tiago CNG has got a new tech up its sleeves which allows it to star on CNG, which no other car has to offer in the segment. So, even if you end up without an empty petrol tank, you don’t need to worry as the Tiago CNG won’t give up on you. Now, if you are a performance freak, you should go for the Tiago CNG. But, if you seek fuel efficiency as your main objective, WagonR CNG is what you shall go for. Oh, wait! Isn’t it too early to announce the verdict? Yes, it is! Now that I have your undivided attention back, let’s head to the next comparison, the comparison of the dimensions!
Maruti Suzuki WagonR CNG vs Tata Tiago CNG | Dimensions Comparison
As we can see, the tallboy is tall indeed. WagonR CNG has better headroom to offer. It also offers a bit more legroom than the Tiago CNG as it has a bigger wheelbase. Tata Tiago CNG offers a 3mm extra ground clearance though, it is not much of a difference. Tiago CNG is also bigger than the WagonR CNG in terms of length. Which one would you prefer if space is your concern? Let us know in the comments section below.
Which of the two hatchbacks offer better safety features?
When it comes to safety, Tata Motors has been a prominent Indian carmaker when it comes to safe cars. And it is visible in this segment as well. Tata Tiago is the safest hatchback in the segment with a 4-star rating at the Global NCAP. Maruti Suzuki WagonR, on the other hand, has been able to score a 2-star rating on the same platform.
If we talk about the safety features, Tata Tiago CNG offers dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD, cornering stability control, and rear parking sensors as standard. As for the Maruti WagonR CNG, it offers dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors as standard.
But what really impresses us is the features at the Tata Tiago CNG!
And this is a game-changer. While all the other carmakers have a CNG variant in the base variants, Tata decided to offer CNG across 4 variants with a variety of features. Let’s start with features offered by Maruti Suzuki WagonR CNG. Front power windows, storage spaces, rear parcel tray, AC and heater, etc. are among the only basic features offered by WagonR CNG.
Now, coming to the Tata Tiago CNG! For starters, even the base XE variant offers a digital instrument cluster. As you go towards the higher variants, you get all-power windows, steering mounted controls, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 8-speaker surround system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, FATC, rear parking camera, auto-fold ORVMs, height-adjustable driver seat, rear defogger, front fog lamps, cooled glovebox and much more!
Tata Tiago CNG has surely made a statement that CNG can come without compromising on safety, features, as well as performance. But wait, what about the pricing?
Price Comparison | Maruti WagonR CNG vs Tata Tiago CNG
And, we have a winner! Even if you were to go for the base variants, Tata Tiago CNG undercuts the WagonR CNG by almost Rs. 3,000! In addition, you get to choose from four variants as opposed to two variants of WagonR CNG.
Should Maruti Suzuki offer higher variants of WagonR CNG and Celerio CNG? It is clear that Tiago CNG is going to attract a lot of customers at it has a lot to offer. What do you think? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.