The Good and Bad Sides of Tata Tigor’s Mileage

Dated back to over a decade back in 2007, with the launch of Indigo, Tata Motors started to get in the battle of the sub-four-meter sedan market. Then, in August 2014, Tata released the Zest sedan in India to make its way to step further in the sub-compact sedan market. And now, the two predecessors can’t keep the pace with its rivals and can’t offer enough features to appeal the always-changing consumers, either. Tata has come up with another sub-four-meter sedan with the name of Tigor. But I think it is still not enough because Tata only officially provides the new Tigor with a 1.2L 3-cylinder NA gasoline BS6 petrol engine paired a manual or an AMT 5-speed transmission.

Official Claim


The authoritative parameter of the Tata Tigor’s fuel efficiency is about 20.3 kmpl, which is an acceptable and medium figure in the segment. If we assume the real result of the mileage is about 10 to 15 per cent down, the result is still ok and we hope the real data could be almost equal to what Tata says.

Actual Mileage in the City


Well, after our road test in the Indian city and combine it with the buyers’ views we collected, the real number of Tigor in the city ranges from 10.54 to 14.89 kmpl, which is a really disappointing figure and it seems Tata has bragged the fuel consumption too much.

Actual Mileage on the Highway

Luckily, the outcome of our test on the expressway is between 18.35 and 20.11 kmpl, which is an ideal mileage and it’s very close to the official claim. And that means in normal situations, the fuel efficiency is good on the highway. However, I hope Tigor could do better in the city, then in terms of mileage, it’s a good sedan.

Tata Tigor
Tata Tigor