Tata Tiago JTP vs Maruti Baleno RS spec comparison

Performance hatchbacks have been the norm since the first Fiat Palio came up. A 100 PS hatchback was a revelation back then. Trust us, it still is. So when Maruti Suzuki decided to dip in to this field with its Baleno RS last year, the reception was luke warm. The audience loved the idea of a hot hatchback but Maruti played it a bit too conservatively. That the Baleno didn’t offer anything significantly on the outside is another reason for the sales not hitting a high. Tata Motors decided to explore this field and the outcome is the new Tata Tiago JTP. The hatchback is priced sensibly and promises a lot more performance than the Baleno RS. It however is a smaller car than the Baleno but the equipment on offer is far superior. It is but fair that a Tata Tiago JTP vs Maruti Baleno RS comparison should be done.

So which one out of the two should you select? We have done a  Tata Tiago JTP vs Maruti Baleno RS on paper. Check for yourself which one should you go for.

Tata Tiago JTP vs Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS

Tiago JTP
Maruti Suzuki
Baleno RS
Engine Specification
Type1199cc inline three-cylinder petrol998cc inline three-cylinder petrol
Max Power114PS@5,000rpm101.97PS@5,500rpm
Max torque150Nm@2,000-4,000rpm150Nm@1,700-4,500rpm
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual
Valvetrain4 valves/cylinder4 valves/cylinder
Power to weightNA107.33PS/tonne
LxWxH (mm)3,746×1,647×1,5313,995×1,745×1,510
Wheelbase (mm)2,4002,520
Ground clearance166170
Boot Space (I)242339
Turning Radius (m)NA4.9
Fuel tank capacity (litres)3537
Kerb weight (kg)1016950
FrontMcPherson (dual path) strut typeMcPherson strut
RearTwist beam with coil spring mountedTorsion beam
Front185/60 R15195/55 R16
Rear185/60 R15195/55 R16
Fuel Efficiency
Mfg Claim (kmpl)NA21.1
Price (ex-Mumbai)6.43 lakh 8.51 lakh

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