Maruti launched the Next-Gen Celerio on the 11th of November which received notable overall updates. Along with the updated design, the hatch is also tagged as the most fuel-efficient car in India. Do the updated design and the best-in-class mileage make it the best pick in the category? Let’s find out. In this article, we will compare the Maruti Celerio 2021 vs Tata Tiago, Hyundai i10 Nios and the Santro. 

2021 Maruti Celerio vs Tata Tiago and rivals: Features 

Comfort features are something everyone expects in their car. If not everything, they at least expect a few basic features such as a multi-function steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment, automatic climate control, reverse parking camera, power windows and more.

In this category gets the hill-hold assist which is not seen in any other rivals. But lacks a few features such as a cooled glovebox, automatic climate control and reverse parking camera. From the table, we can clearly see that the Grand i10 Nios takes the upper hand in terms of the features it has to offer. 

Features 2021 Maruti Suzuki
Tata TiagoHyundai Grand  i10 Nios Hyundai Santro 
Keyless entry YesYesYesYes
Start/Stop button YesNoYesNo
Multi-function steering wheelYesYesYesYes
Power Windows YesYesYesYes
Touchscreen infotainment YesYesYesYes
Cooled glovebox NoYesYesNo
Hill hold assist YesNoNoNo
Automatic Climate control NoYesYesNo
Reverse Parking camera NoYesYesYes
Power adjustable ORVMsYesYesYesYes

2021 Maruti Celerio vs Tata Tiago and rivals: Powertrain 

The all-new Celerio is equipped with Suzuki’s new K-10C petrol engine which makes 65bhp and 90Nm of torque. With the smallest engine, the power output seems less compared to its rivals but makes it the most fuel-efficient car. Maruti claims a total of 26.68 kilometres to a litre of fuel. 

The Tata Tiago gets the naturally aspirated Revetron engine which also underpins the Altroz hatch. The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is offered in 4 different engine options. Includes a 1.2-Litre naturally-aspirated Kappa petrol, Bifuel (Petrol and CNG), CRDI Diesel engine and a 1.0-Litre GDI petrol. The Santro on the other hand is offered in two different specs, 1.1-Litre petrol and 1.1-Litre CNG variant. 


Specification2021 Maruti Suzuki CelerioTata Tiago Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Hyundai Santro 
Engine K-10C, 3-cylinder 1.0-Litre Petrol engine Revetron 1.2-Litre 3-cylinder Petrol Engine 1.2-Litre Kappa Petrol 
1.2-Litre CRDI diesel engine 
1.2-Litre Bi-fuel (Petrol and CNG)
 1.0-Litre GDi Petrol engine 
1.1-Litre Epsilon MPi Petrol 
1.1-Litre Epsilon MPi CNG 
Power Output 65 bhp and 90 Nm86 bhp and 113 Nm83 bhp and 114 Nm
75 bhp and 190 Nm
100 bhp and 172 Nm
70 bhp and 95 Nm
69 bhp and 100 Nm
60 bhp and 85 Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual/ AMT 5-speed manual/ 5-speed AMT 5-Speed manual/ smart AMT 5-speed/ Smart AMT 
Mileage 26.68kmpl 23.84 kmpl21-25 kmpl20.3 kmpl

2021 Maruti Celerio vs Tata Tiago and rivals: Dimension 

Coming to the dimension of all the hatchbacks, The grand i10 Nios seems to have better cabin space. It has the longest, widest and has the highest wheelbase comparatively, meaning it has the better cabin space on paper. The Celerio and Tiago get 170mm of ground clearance but the Celerio has the highest Boot space of 313-Litres. 

Dimension 2021 Maruti Suzuki CelerioTata Tiago Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Hyundai Santro 
Length (in m)3.6953.7653.8053.610
Width (in m)1.6551.6771.6801.645
Height (in m)1.5551.5351.5201.560
Wheel Base (in m)2.4352.4002.4502.400
Ground Clearance (in mm)170170165 160 
BootSpace (in Litres) 313242260235


ModelPrice (Ex-showroom, Bengaluru)
2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio Rs. 4.99 - 6.94 lakh
Tata TiagoRs. 4.99 - 7.04 lakh
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Rs. 5.28 - 7.53 lakh
Hyundai Santro Rs. 4.76 - 6.21 lakh

All the cars are closely matched at prices with i10 Nios being the costliest and the Santro being the cheapest. Both the lowest trim and the highest trim is cheaper than the Celerio and Tiago. 


The battle among the four hatchbacks is quite close and seems hard to decide on one car. The Celerio lacks a few key features but in terms of fuel efficiency, cabin and boot space and pricing Maruti has it spot on. The Celerio seems to be the better pick among others. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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