Tata Tiago CNG Vs Maruti WagonR CNG – Spec Comparison

The Tata Tiago CNG is the safest CNG car in India right now and offers a long list of features for the buyers

With the fuel prices rocketing sky-high, new car buyers are moving towards CNG-powered vehicles, thus increasing the demand for CNG cars in India. A number of brands have used this as an opportunity and are expanding their CNG portfolio. Tata too launched the Tata Tiago CNG and the Tata Tigor CNG to take on the rivals like the Maruti WagonR CNG, Maruti Celerio CNG, Maruti Dzire CNG, Hyundai Nios CNG, and the Hyundai Aura CNG. If you are also planning to buy a new CNG car in India, here is a detailed Tata Tiago CNG VS Maruti WagonR CNG spec comparison that you should check out.

Tata Tiago CNG Vs Maruti WagonR CNG- Design and Dimensions

Tata Tiago CNG Vs Maruti WagonR CNG

The Tata Tiago CNG is one of the longest cars in the segment and measures 3765 mm in length. On the design front, the car boasts an elegant design that will appeal to all most all the buyers. A large front grille and swept-back headlights complement the overall aggressive front fascia. The side profile is rather subtle and looks proportionate. The rear end of the vehicle, just like the front, is simple. The Indian carmaker also introduced new exterior colour options with this iteration of the Tata Tiago Needless to say, the build quality is impressive and the car scored an impressive four-star rating in the GNCAP tests.

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The Maruti Suzuki WagonR CNG on the other hand boasts a tall-boy stance and a compact footprint. While many may find the overall design language a little polarising, the WagonR does boast a bold design. The high-set hood and short overhangs make it an easy-to-drive car. A quick dimension comparison is mentioned below in the table:

Tata Tiago CNG Maruti Suzuki WagonR CNG
Length 3765 mm 3655 mm
Width 1677 mm 1620 mm
Height 1535 mm 1675 mm
Wheelbase 2400 mm 2435 mm
Ground Clearance 168 mm 165 mm
Tyre Size 175/65 R14, Steel 155/80 R13, Steel

Tata Tiago CNG Vs Maruti WagonR – Engine, Gearbox, and Performance

The Tata Tiago CNG gets a 1.2L Revotron three-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 73 PS and a peak torque output of 95 Nm. This engine comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The engine not only boasts a strong low-end but in addition to this, also impressed us with its refinement levels. The fuel economy too is decent.

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The Maruti Suzuki WagonR CNG however gets a smaller 1.0L K10C engine that churns out 56 Ps and 82.1 Nm of maximum torque. This engine also comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. While the refinement levels are decent, the performance could have been better. The long-term reliability is great and the maintenance too is not very expensive either.

Tata Tiago CNG Maruti Suzuki WagonR CNG
Engine 1.2-L Revotron Bi-Fuel 1.0-litre, three-cylinder K10C
Max. Power 73 Ps at 6000 RPM 56 PS at 5300 RPM
Max. Torque 95 Nm at 3500 RPM 82.1 Nm at 3400 RPM
Transmission 5-speed manual 5-speed manual
Emission Norm BS6 BS6

Tata Tiago CNG Vs Maruti WagonR -Fuel Economy

The claimed fuel economy of the Tata Tiago CNG stands at 26.49 km/kg while the WagonR CNG claimed mileage figures stand at 34.05 km/kg.

Tata Tiago CNG Mileage Maruti Suzuki WagonR CNG Mileage
ARAI Claimed Mileage 26.49 km/kg 34.05 km/kg

Tata Tiago CNG Vs Maruti WagonR CNG

Price Comparison

Tata Tiago CNG Price Maruti Suzuki WagonR CNG Price
Starting Price Rs 6,27,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs 6,42,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Final Verdict

The Tata Tiago CNG is one of the most practical CNG cars in the country that offers a handsome design, comfortable cabin, a long features list and impressive performance. The Tiago CNG also boasts a great build quality and a safety rating of 4-star GNCAP. The Maruti WagonR on the other hand offers a better fuel economy and sorted after-sales support. But it is the Tiago CNG that will be a better choice for its better features list and impressive dynamics.

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Nitin Kadian

Nitin Kadian

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An engineer by education and a motorhead by heart, he loves spending time behind the wheels. In the age of SUVs and crossovers, he still adores old-school low-slung sedans and drools over the Mustang '69.