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Which to buy? Toyota Etios or Tata Manza

Last updated on: March 21, 2011 10:39 IST

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With the Toyota Etios, the Japanese carmaker entered the segment ruled by two Indian players - Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Tata Manza.

While the company is getting encouraging numbers the competition is always a cause of worry.

Here's how the Etios stands when pitted against the Tata Manza, one of its close competitiors.

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Power

The Toyota Etios sedan is powered by a 1.5 litre petrol engine capable of generating 90 PS power at 5600 rpm and torque of 132 Nm at 3000 rpm.

It comes with a 5 speed manual type transmission.

The Tata Indigo Manza comes in both petrol and diesel version with as many as 16 variants.

The petrol version is equipped with a 1386 cc Safire engine packed with MPFI (Multi Point fuel Injection) system along with Intelligent Port Resizer.

This petrol engine offers a maximum power of 90 PS at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 116 Nm at 4750 rpm.

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The diesel version or the Quadrajet is packed with 1248 cc CRDI (Common Rail Diesel Injection) engine that produces 90PS at 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 200Nm at 1750-3000 rpm.

The Toyota Etios gives a mileage of 17.6 kmpl on highway and 12 kmpl in city and crosses the 100 kmph make in 12.5 seconds with its top speed as 178 kmph.

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The petrol version of Manza offers a mileage of 12.2 kmpl in the city roads and a mileage of 15.1 kmpl on the highways.

The diesel engine gives a mileage of 13.8 kmpl in the city and 18.2 kmpl on the highways.

The petrol does the 0 to 100 km sprint in 14 seconds with a top speed of 165 kmph, while the diesel does the 0 to 100 sprint in 15.6 seconds and has a top speed of 164.2 kmph.

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Image: Rear view of Manza.

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Features:

Etios is a well styled car with good fabric and built quality.

The interiors are top class as in any other Toyota. The car is big on the space front and has ample of space, but the seats do not fold or slide to make more room.

The car has a lot of storage space in the form of a large boot and other spaces like a glove box etc.

The car also has a centrally mounted instrument cluster and leather-wrapped steering wheel in the higher end model.

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Image: Interior view of Etios.

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Even though the exterior designing of the car is plain it is the overall package that is attractive.

The car comes with features like chrome finish upper grille, black lower grille, pearl white fog lamps, standard rear side view mirrors are in body colour along with door handles, rear cowl and bumper.

It has triangular taillights which includes brake, turn and reverse indicators.

The boot space is wider and large and it has a 170 mm ground clearance.

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The Manza tries to break away from the Taxi image of Indigo sedan has subtle but good looking features like chrome inserts on the rub rails and door handles, striking three barrel headlamps, chrome strip in hoods, high mounted tail lights, body coloured front and side rub rails and the outer door handles, larger front and rear overhangs, stylish 15 inches wheels with tubeless tyres and full wheel cap, electricity controlled outer rear view mirrors et al.

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While the Toyota Etios offers all this at Rs 496,000 - Rs 686,500 (ex-showroom, New Delhi) the Tata Manza comes with a price tag of Rs 502,564 - Rs 751,535 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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