Tiago vs Figo Comparison

Tata Tiago vs Ford Figo Comparison

Overall, the Figo diesel is clearly our pick, not just of this test but of all cars up to 12 Lakh rupees. It is immensely more powerful than the diesel Tiago, has superior ride-handling and better ergonomics, which is far more valuable than the Tiago's extra electronic knick-knacks and 7% lesser Cost of Ownership. Amongst the petrols, the Tiago's savings are much more substantial and it doesn't have any performance handicap compared to the petrol Figo either, making it a better value proposition than the Figo petrol. However, we don't really recommend either of the petrol cars. But if you insist on a petrol, we would recommend the Baleno or Celerio, depending on your budget.

Figo vs Tiago Comparison Video:

Pricing & Features:
The diesel Figo’s mid-range ‘Trend' variant, retails for 7.1 Lakh (On road, Delhi). Prospective customers considering a Figo ‘Trend’ now have a tempting option of the Tiago's top-end 'XZ' variant. It retails for 6.1 Lakh, which is a substantial 1 Lakh rupees cheaper than the Figo! In spite of being cheaper, the Tiago also has more features than the Figo, especially ABS, Parking Sensors etc. which are worth around 40,000 Rs, making the Tiago 1.4 Lakh rupees cheaper than an equivalent Figo. (Figo ‘Trend’ petrol costs 5.64 Lakh which is 45,000 Rs. more than the Tiago petrol 'XZ’ costing 5.2 Lakh, on road, Delhi)

Common Features: Airbags-2, AC, Power Steering, Power Windows, Central Locking, Keyless Entry, Stereo: FM, USB, Aux, Bluetooth + 4 Speakers, Steering Wheel Switches, Electrically Adjustable Mirrors, Tilt Steering

Extra Features in Tiago (XZ): ABS, Parking Sensors, Fog Lamps- front, Rear Wash-Wipe-Defog, Alloy Wheels, Height Adjustable Driver's Seat, 4 Tweeters

Extra Features in Figo (Trend): Mobile Docking Station, Auto-up Anti Pinch Driver's Window, Electric Boot Release

Performance & Drivability:
Petrol: Neither the Figo nor the Tiago has a decent petrol engine. Both engines are sorely lacking in terms of performance, be it in terms of city drivability or overtaking ability on the highways. However, the Figo has a slight edge over the Tiago in terms of refinement, Ford's 4-pot mill is distinctly smoother and free-revving than the crude and gruff sounding 3-pot of the Tiago.

Power (PS@rpm): Tiago – 85@6000, Figo 1.2 – 88@6300
Torque (Nm@rpm): Tiago - 114@3500, Figo 1.2 – 112@4000
Kerb Weight (kg): Tiago – 1012, Figo – 1040

Power to Weight Ratio (PS/ton): Tiago – 84, Figo - 85
Torque to Weight Ratio (Nm/ton): Tiago – 113, Figo - 108

Diesel: Figo's Duratorq diesel is a real monster! It has mind-blowing torque delivery, starting from as low as 1500 rpm, thrusting the Figo forward with such vengeance, that it leaves cars twice it's price floundering in its wake. The Tiago, with 45% lesser power and 48% lesser torque than the Figo, can't even dream of putting up a challenge to the formidable Ford.
Power (PS@rpm): Tiago – 70@4000, Figo - 100@3750
Torque (Nm@rpm): Tiago - 140@1800-3000, Figo – 215@1750-3000
Kerb Weight (kg): Tiago – 1080, Figo - 1060

Power to Weight Ratio (PS/ton): Tiago – 65, Figo – 94 (45% difference)
Torque to Weight Ratio (Nm/ton): Tiago – 130, Figo – 203 (48% difference)

Fuel Efficiency:
In our real world tests, the petrol Tiago was almost 2 kmpl more efficient than the Figo petrol. The diesel Tiago on the other hand was barely half a kmpl more efficient than the Figo diesel.

ARAI Mileage (kmpl):
Tiago (petrol, manual) – 23.84, Figo (petrol, manual) – 18.16
Tiago (diesel, manual) – 27.28, Figo (diesel, manual) – 25.83

Fuel Cost for 75,000 km (in Lakh):
Tiago (petrol, manual) – 3.05, Figo (petrol, manual) – 4.00
Tiago (diesel, manual) – 2.20, Figo (diesel, manual) - 2.32

Space & Comfort:
The Figo is a little bit bigger than the Tiago, which has translated into marginally better interior space than the Tiago. Especially, the rear shoulder space, which is slightly tight for three occupants inside the Tiago, but adequately comfortable inside the Figo. Even in terms of ergonomics, the Tiago falls short on lower-back and under thigh support, causing driver fatigue during long hours in the saddle. The Tiago also has a shade smaller boot, having 242 liter capacity in comparison to the Figo's 257 litre boot-space. Both cars have modern and well finished interiors and airy cabins with an uncannily similar glass-house design.

Length (mm): Tiago – 3746, Figo – 3886
Width (mm): Tiago – 1647, Figo – 1695
Height (mm): Tiago – 1535, Figo – 1525

Ride Quality & Handling:
Tiago has appreciable dynamics for a car of its class, but it is no match to the legendary dynamics of the Figo. The 'D' in Ford's DNA stands for dynamics! Ford is deemed responsible, for revolutionising the dynamics of all the mainstream cars in Europe, and by extension, all over the World. The way in which Figo has managed, to keep body roll under a tight leash, and yet maintain incredible suppleness over the bumps, is just unbelievable! The Tiago also absorbs rough roads quite well, but not as seamlessly as the Figo. Tiago also corners with enthusiasm, but does not have the sheer poise and finesse of the Figo. Tiago is also let down by its steering, while the Figo's steering is an epitome, of how precise and feel-some an Electric Power Steering can possibly be!

Ground Clearance (mm): Tiago – 170, Figo – 174

Tyre Size:
Tiago – 155/80R13 (XB/XB/XM), 175/65R14 (XT/XZ)
Figo - 175/65R14

Reliability and After Sales Service:
Both Tata & Ford carry baggage of bad reputation for Product Quality and Service Support in our country. However, Ford has turned a leaf with the launch of the EcoSport, and made decent progress in the past few years. Tata, on the other hand remains complacent and has continued to deteriorate further and further, losing touch points in prime urban locales to its competitors.

Resale after 5 to 7 years est. (Lakh):
Neither Tiago nor Figo are bound to hold good resale value compared to offerings from Maruti or Hyundai. However, the Figo will have slightly lesser depreciation than the Tiago, over the next 5 to 7 years.
Tiago XZ (Petrol manual) – 2.65, Figo Trend (Petrol, manual) – 3.04
Tiago XZ (Diesel manual) – 3.30, Figo Trend (Diesel, manual) - 4.05

Total Cost of Ownership (in Lakh): (Vehicle Price + Fuel Cost – Resale Value)
The Figo diesel works out to be just 35,000 Rs. more expensive than the Tiago diesel in terms of Overall cost of Ownership, since it makes up for the higher price tag, by retaining better residual value than the Tiago. The petrol Tiago works out to be a notable 1 Lakh rupees lesser than the petrol Figo.
Tiago (Petrol manual) – 5.60, Figo Trend (Petrol manual) – 6.60 (18% difference)
Tiago (Diesel manual) – 5.01, Figo Trend (Diesel manual) - 5.37 (7% difference)

Verdict:
The Figo diesel is clearly our pick, not just of this test but of all cars up to 12 Lakh rupees, in India. It is immensely more powerful than the diesel Tiago, has superior ride-handling and better ergonomics, which is far more valuable than the Tiago's extra electronic knick-knacks and just 7% lesser Cost of Ownership. Amongst the petrols, the Tiago's savings are much more substantial and it doesn't have any performance handicap compared to the petrol Figo. This makes it a better value proposition than the Figo petrol. However, we don't really recommend either of the petrol cars. But if you insist on a petrol, we would recommend the Baleno or Celerio, depending on your budget.

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