Today, in this post, we compare the recently launched Tata Punch vs. Maruti Ignis to figure out which one offers more features or, at least, maximum bang for the buck. The Tata Punch was launched a couple of months ago and has been promoted as a min-SUV. While it’s actually nothing more than a hatchback that has a high ground clearance and Tata Harrier-like looks, it turns out to be a worthy rival to the Maruti Ignis, which is another hatchback-on-stilts that tries hard to pass off for an SUV.
The Tata Punch might not be as capable as an SUV is, but it’s surely a rugged-looking car that comes with a spacious cabin and some features that aren’t available on the immediate rivals. In comparison, the Maruti Ignis has been a sufficiently popular car that has impressed many with its smooth engine, high fuel efficiency, low maintenance, and sensible pricing. Our Tata Punch vs. Maruti Ignis comparison below will help you find out how these two stack up against each other in various aspects –
The recently launched Tata Punch is a mini-Harrier, especially when you look at its front-end. While the Punch is based on the HBX concept, it actually ends up looking a lot like the Harrier. The front grille, the hood-level DRLs and even the chunky front bumper with large air dam and fog lamps will remind you a lot of the C-SUV from the same family. Even in the side profile, it manages to look SUVish with plastic cladding, a large greenhouse, and beefy wheel arches. Meanwhile, the rear-end carries stylish LED taillamps that make the tail look as modern as the front.
In comparison, the Ignis doesn’t look as rugged but definitely holds its own with a stylish look that will remind you of classics from Japan. Like we said, it doesn’t look as bold, but it certainly enjoys a decent street presence through its sportier exterior.
The Maruti Ignis has a retro design for the dashboard and is overall a pretty spacious car that can seat four in reasonable comfort. It also holds a few advantages over the Punch as it offers split-folding rear seats, which the Punch doesn’t. It also offers a better driving position, and overall, its exterior has a more funky look.
On the other hand, the cabin of the Tata Punch feels a bit better built, though there are definitely some rough edges to it like exposed welding marks on the C-pillar. However, it definitely enjoys an edge over the Ignis when it comes to the equipment level. Like its rival, the Punch offers equipment like automatic climate control, electric windows, push-button start/stop, and even electric ORVMs. However, in addition, it also offers a cooled glovebox, cruise control, iRA connectivity suite that is a lot more advanced than Suzuki Connect, semi-digital instrument console, rear AC vents, and even doors that open at 90 degrees.
|Tata Punch||Maruti Suzuki Ignis|
|Engine Type||Revotron 1.2-L BS6 Engine||1.2-L K12B VVT Petrol BS6 Engine|
|Capacity, Cylinders||1199 cc, 3 Cylinder||1197 cc, 4 Cylinder|
|Max Power||86 ps @ 6000 rpm||83 ps @ 6000 rpm|
|Max Torque||113 Nm @ 3300 rpm||113 Nm @ 4200 rpm|
|Gearbox||5-Speed MT/ 5-Speed AMT||5-Speed MT/ 5-Speed AMT|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||37 L||32 L|
The Tata Punch clearly comes with more features than the Maruti Ignis, but it is in terms of specs that the latter emerges as a winner. True, the two look equally matched on the paper, but in real-world performance, one is quick to notice a sea of difference. The Ignis is not only a whole lot peppier, but it’s also smoother, more refined, and even more fuel-efficient. A lot is due to the fact that compared to the 3-cylinder layout of the Tata Punch, the Maruti Ignis has a four-cylinder engine. It’s also a lot lighter. Finally, even though both the cars get an optional AMT, it’s the Maruti that has done a better job.
A quick look at the price list reveals that the entry-level trim of the Maruti Ignis is Rs 39,000 cheaper than the base model of the Tata Punch. Similarly, the top-end Ignis turns out to be Rs 1.62 lakh cheaper than the top-end Tata Punch.
|VARIANT||ENGINE||MINIMUM PRICE||MAXIMUM PRICE|
|TATA PUNCH||Pure||1.2L Petrol||–||Rs 5.49 lakhs|
|Adventure||1.2L Petrol||Rs 6.39 lakhs||Rs 6.99 lakhs|
|Accomplished||1.2L Petrol||Rs 7.29 lakhs||Rs 7.89 lakhs|
|Creative||1.2L Petrol||Rs 8.49 lakhs||Rs 9.09 lakhs|
|MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS||Sigma||1.2L VVT Petrol||–||Rs 5.10 lakhs|
|Delta||1.2L VVT Petrol||Rs 5.81 lakhs||Rs 6.31 lakhs|
|Zeta||1.2L VVT Petrol||Rs 6.22 lakhs||Rs 6.72 lakhs|
|Alpha||1.2L VVT Petrol||Rs 6.97 lakhs||Rs 7.47 lakhs|
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