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2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio vs Tata Tiago: Which Hatchback Should You Buy?

Maruti Suzuki Celerio vs Tata Tiago

Maruti has been known to be the car manufacturer that understands the psyche of Indian car buyers. Incidentally, they have many firsts in the automobile sector in India. Maruti Suzuki Celerio has been the first affordable hatchback with an automatic variant when it first launched in 2014.

Maruti Suzuki is here once again with the facelift 2021 variant of Celerio. This time they have introduced unimaginable changes to the model. The new model will be built on the renowned Heartect platform that is robust and strong, however, being lightweight.

It is battle time in Indian car markets with famed models from the two giants, Tata and Maruti Suzuki locking their horns. We are looking into the features and characteristics of 2021 Maruti Celerio and Tata Tiago, to help you determine which one you should buy. Check out the Tiago and Celerio price in Kerala as well, to confirm that the purchase will not burn your pocket.

Engine Specifications: Tata Tiago vs Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Let’s begin the comparison from the heart, the power centre, of both the cars. Yes, we will start with the engines installed in Tata Tiago and Maruti Celerio.

An all-new 1-litre K10 petrol engine powers the 2021 Maruti Celerio. Producing a power of 65 PS and a peak torque of 89 Nm, it is the right choice for Celerio. The smooth and refined engine is available in both manual and AMT variants and offers a mileage of around 24.97 km/l to 26.68 km/l

Tata Tiago has got a more powerful engine, though it may not be necessary for such a car. The 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine generates a power of 86 PS and a max torque of 113 Nm. The manufacturer claims it to provide a mileage of around 19.8 km/ litre. Maruti Celerio outperforms Tiago in this front as well.

Dimensional Specs: Maruti Suzuki Celerio vs Tata Tiago

Both the cars fight inch-by-inch in the case of dimensional specifications. One may not find it easy to choose the right car just by comparing their dimensions. Notwithstanding, Maruti Celerio is a clear winner in the case of boot space. 2021 Celerio has a boot space of 313 ltr compared to the 242-litre boot space of Tiago. Further, Maruti Suzuki Celerio is more spacious than Tata Tiago is. Therefore, it may be the ideal option for families with grown-up children.

Tata Tiago Dimensions:

  • Length – 3765 mm
  • Width – 1677 mm
  • Height – 1535 mm
  • Wheelbase – 2400 mm

Maruti Suzuki Celerio dimensions:

  • Length – 3695 mm
  • Width – 1655 mm
  • Height – 1555 mm
  • Wheelbase – 2435 mm

Internal Features: 2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio vs Tata Tiago

Most of the features in both cars are common in nature. Maruti has resolved the customer complaints, about the previous version of Celerio, not having enough features. The 2021 Celerio has a spectrum of facilities and advanced characteristics include that would woo car buyers.

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The internal features include a touchscreen infotainment system integrated with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, instrument cluster, push-button start and stop, keyless entry, power windows, steering-mounted controls, etc. The Tata Tiago has an automatic ac system and a cooled glove box.

Safety Features: 2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio vs Tata Tiago

Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2021 is installed with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, hill hold assist, speed warning alert system, child safety anchors etc. On the other hand, Tata Tiago has been the recipient of a four-star rating in global NCAP (Celerio is not crash tested yet). The car has dual front airbags, EBD with corner stability control, reverse camera etc.

Price: Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2021 vs Tata Tiago

Maruti Suzuki Celerio manual transmission variant is priced between 4.99 lakh and 6.44 lakh. At the same time, the Celerio AMT would cost 6.13 lakh to 6.94 lakh ex-showroom.

Tata also has been specific about the pricing of the car. Tiago has been priced in the right range to give a tough fight to the rivals. The Tata Tiago manual transmission model ex-showroom price ranges from 4.99 lakh to 6.5 lakh. The AMT variant of Tiago will cost from 6.25 lakh to 7.05 lakh.

Although we may say both are in the same price range, Maruti Suzuki Celerio is a tad cheaper than Tata Tiago.

Our Verdict

We believe it would be the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, which would win the stiff competition in the end. Besides having a strong identity and having an eminent track record, the 2021 model Celerio has been incorporated with a plethora of features. The technically advanced variant at an affordable price is going to hook the car buyers quite effectively.

Tata Tiago is not much behind in the competition. The drawback, that may impact the sales, is the lack of adequate service centres. One thing that Maruti Suzuki is proud of is its extensive network of servicing centres around the country. With the cost-effective and reliable servicing offered, Maruti has been winning hearts for decades. What do you think? Which car do you like more and why?

 

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