Tata Tiago Expert Review


The Tata Tiago is a small hatchback that’s trying to add a bit of style to this cost-conscious segment. The Tiago is currently in its first generation, having been around since 2016. Tata gave it a facelift in 2020, which also was when it got upgraded to BS6 emission norms and lost its diesel engine. Since then however, Tata Motors has gone on to launch a CNG version to alleviate the absence of a diesel variant. And lest we forget, the Tiago has a 4 star safety rating from Global NCAP, which earns it a basket of much-deserved brownie points. In its way stand the likes of Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Maruti Suzuki WagonR, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Citroen C3. With the Tiago, Tata Motors has tried to cast a wide net over the small car market in India. Its excellent safety rating makes even the base variant a worthy choice for safety-conscious buyers and its top-end variants tries to entice buyers with a sense of premiumness. If you are looking for a small hatchback which is primarily safe, easy to drive, and offers something for everyone, then it makes sense to take a look at the Tiago.


Paint Quality3/5
Panel Gaps3/5




No. of Airbags2


Eng. Response3/5
Clutch & Gears3/5


The Tata Tiago comes across as a small hatchback that is offering a decent-enough experience in all areas. It manages to keep you comfortable, entertained and all of that while being relatively easy on the pocket. But the ace up its sleeve is its safety rating from Global NCAP which is better than that of its peers.

Who should buy a Tata Tiago

You should look at buying the Tata Tiago if safety is your number one priority and you want all the bells and whistles of a top-spec variant. These characteristics extend to the CNG variants as well, giving you the additional benefits of higher fuel efficiency in the city.

Pros of Tata TiagoGood exterior designWell-designed storage spacesGood crash test ratingGood handling
Cons of Tata TiagoEngine not refinedAMT gearbox is a bit slowLack of rear seat amenities