2009 Tata Indica vs. 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan

To start off, 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2009 Tata Indica. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2009 Tata Indica would be higher. At 2,000 cc (4 cylinders), 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan (197 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 123 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan weights approximately 539 kg more than 2009 Tata Indica. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan (281 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 166 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica. 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan has automatic transmission and 2009 Tata Indica has manual transmission. 2009 Tata Indica will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Tata Indica 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
Make Tata Volkswagen
Model Indica Tiguan
Year Released 2009 2013
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1405 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 74 HP 197 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 5100 RPM
Torque 115 Nm 281 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 5000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 75.1 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79.5 mm 92 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.6:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1005 kg 1544 kg
Vehicle Length 3680 mm 4427 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1809 mm
Vehicle Height 1670 mm 1683 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2604 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 37 L 64 L


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