Toyota Etios vs Tata Manza

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by gulku, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. gulku

    gulku New Member

    Jun 19, 2011
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    Variants: J, G, G Opt, V & VX
    Price: Rs 5.04 lakh to 6.95 lakh, ex-showroom, Mumbai
    Basic specs: 1495cc, petrol, 88.8 bhp, 13.5 kgm
    Performance: 0-100 kph - 11.47 secs, Top speed - 180.1 kph, Mileage - 13.1 kpl (overall)

    Variants: Aqua, Aura, Aura ABS, Elan
    Price: Rs 5.57 lakh to 7.02 lakh, ex-showroom, Mumbai
    Basic specs: 1368cc, petrol, 88 bhp, 11.8 kgm
    Performance: 0-100 kph - NA, Top speed - 165 kph, Mileage - 12.7 kpl (overall)

    The Etios is Toyota's first India-specific product after being in India for nearly 12 years. It's also its cheapest offering in India, until the arrival of the Etios Liva, the hatch version of the Etios. Currently offered in only petrol form, the Etios sedan will sport a diesel engine by the end of 2011 or early-2012.

    The Manza is Tata Motors second generation Indigo and has been successful considering its vastly improved build quality, good space and features and refined and frugal motors borrowed from the Fiat Linea. Having been around for the last two years, the Manza has dropped the Indigo moniker to distinguish it from its first iteration.

    Both cars offer great space, comfort and ride quality. The Etios is quicker and more entertaining and is even quite frugal while the Manza has more sedate performance and is better suited for chauffeur driven use. The Etios lacks in features and the build quality isn't typically Toyota, which can be disappointing to many. There's also been a considerably high waiting period on the Etios, which recently forced the company to push back the launch of the Liva and increase the Etios' production.

    What the Etios offers is a peace-of-mind package in a car that is not too expensive to run and is fun-to-drive too at the same time. With the largest boot in the class, the Etios is quite practical. The Manza runs the Etios close and as far as value-for-money goes, it is quite easily several steps ahead of the Toyota offering. But there are still some rough edges that Tata Motors need to iron out, especially with respect to reliability and after-sales service to make it a perfect package. The Etios has the edge on the Manza this time around, but we would like to do a re-match once Tata Motors improves upon the Manza a bit more.
  2. Codename.47

    Codename.47 Guest

    good comparisions.
  3. singh-a-lion

    singh-a-lion Super Moderator

    Apr 23, 2011
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    manza is cheaper wen u go for service
  4. Dhhawal

    Dhhawal New Member

    Apr 26, 2011
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    yep...this is a fight amongst equals, both built within a budget..but even inspite of all that, i think that the tata will lose out on refinement levels...its the weak point that tata has had ever since it got into the business of manufacturing cars, their refinment levels are poor...i guess i can't blame them...their roots lies in manufacturing of i don't blame them, but i guess even a budget car should have tolerable levels of refinement...and of course the good quality of the interiors... !
  5. carfuelindia

    carfuelindia New Member

    Mar 19, 2013
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    In Short good comparison is present to overhear about Toyota Etios and Tata Manza Safire.
  6. namratamahadik

    namratamahadik New Member

    Jun 11, 2013
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    How can you compare this two cars? Both are very different...
  7. rajeshsharma

    rajeshsharma New Member

    Jun 4, 2013
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