The hatchback car segment is one of the favorite segment in India and many first buyers buy Hatchback car. Wagon R, Tiago and Santro are affordable cars and also come with a lot of features. This makes it tough to choose the best out of these. Lets see which one wins the game between Maruti Suzuki Wagon R vs Tata Tiago vs Hyundai Santro.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic Hatchback car segment becomes more popular among buyers. Now people are looking for a car that is affordable, comfortable, safe, and also loaded with exciting features as well. Here I will help you to make the right decision of buying the best out of these three.
Wagon R VS Tiago VS Santro
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R design is box type and it is a tall boy design. This looks simple and this is the reason some people like it whereas some especially youngsters don’t like it.
On the other hand, Tata Tiago is a futuristic design car. And also has sporty looks this is the reason it is the most loved car by youngsters in this price range. Its interior also looks good and has a modern touch as well. In terms of looks, Tiago gets the edge over Wagon R and Santro.
From the front Hyundai Santro has little bit mix looks of i10 and Grand i10. Overall looks of the car are good and it seems that it is inspired by its previous model.
Engine and Transmission
Wagon R comes with two petrol engines. First is the 1.0L 3-cylinder petrol engine which produces a maximum power of 68 BHP and maximum torque of 90 NM.
and second is the 1.2L 4-cylinder petrol engine which produces a maximum power of 83 BHP and maximum torque of 113 NM. Both engines are available with 5-speed manual and AMT gearboxes.
Tata Tiago has a BS-6 compliant 1.2-liter, 3-cylinder petrol engine. This Revotron engine produces a maximum power of 86 BHP at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 113 Nm at 3300 rpm. Here you get both a 5-speed manual and 5-speed automatic transmission system. Undoubtedly Tiago generates the maximum power of 86 BHP in its segment.
In Santro, you get a 1.1L 4-cylinder petrol engine which generates the power of 69 BHP and torque of 99 NM. This comes with a 5-speed manual and also automatic transmission system.
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Wagon R VS Tiago VS Santro
In my opinion, Safety should be your first priority if you are buying any car. In India, people were not that much concerned about safety and this is the reason car companies were also not giving much importance to safety.
But Tata Motors and Mahindra are the two Indian car manufacturers in the Indian car industry who started offering the best in class safety in their cars and because of them other car companies now start giving importance to safety.
Global NCAP ratings of all three cars are –
Hyundai Santro – 2 stars
Maruti Wagon R – 2 stars
Tata Tiago – 5 stars
As you can see Wagon R and Santro has scored only 2 stars in the Global NCAP crash test whereas Tiago has scored 4-stars out of 5. This shows us Tiago is the best in safety among these three cars. And also Tiago is the safest car in this price range.
All three cars come with ABS, EBD and reverse parking sensors as standard. In high variants of Tiago and Santro you also get reverse parking camera which is definitely a plus point.
In Wagon R and Santro you get 1 airbag in its base model whereas in Tiago it offers 2 airbags in its all models as standard.
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These cars shares some Common features such as touchscreen infotainment system Android Auto & Apple car play, Bluetooth connectivity, electrical ORVMs, rear wiper with defogger, reverse parking camera and front fog lamp.
Wagon R and Santro come with 14-inch wheels whereas Tiago offers 15-inch Alloy wheels which help Tiago to look better than others. Tata Tiago is also offering a fully digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control system, and 4 speakers with 4 Tweeters as well. Whereas Wagon R offers 2 speakers and Santro offers 4 speakers accordingly.
|Length*Width*Height (mm)||3655×1620×1675||3765×1677× 1535||3610×1645×1560|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||165||170||165|
|Boot Space (Liters)||180||242||235|
Maruti Wagon R car Price starts from Rs 4.45 Lakh and goes up to 5.94 Lakh. Whereas Hyundai Santro’s price starts from 4.57 Lakh and goes up to 6.25 Lakh. And Tata Tiago Price range is in between 4.60Lakh to 6.60Lakh accordingly.
Which One You Should Buy…..?
I know after reading this detailed information about each car now you can decide which one is best for you. In my opinion, Tata Tiago can be your choice because it looks attractive, has so many features, best in class safety, and a good engine additionally. This makes Tata Tiago a value for money car in the game between Wagon R vs Tiago vs Santro.
And also let me know in the comment section that which one is your favorite and why? At last I will suggest you to take test drive of each car before buying anyone.
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