Tata Altroz Racer vs Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor: Which Turbo-petrol Car Should You Pick?

  • Jun 20, 2024
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Even though the Tata Altroz Racer doesn’t belong in the same segment as the Taisor, it packs in more features and performance at a better price point.

The newly launched Tata Altroz Racer has spiced up the hot-hatchback segment which was earlier dominated by just one other option, the Hyundai i20 N Line. With the entry of a powerful 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine, and a competitive price range, the Tata Altroz Racer emerges as an alternative to few cross segment alternatives like the Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor, which also gets a peppy fun to drive turbo-petrol engine.

 For the comparison to be fair, in this article, we compare the price, features and powertrain specifications of the Taisor’s turbo-petrol variants as the Altroz Racer is available with the same. 

Tata Altroz Racer vs Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor: Price

The Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor Turbo petrol models start at Rs 10.55 lakh , which is Rs 1.06 lakh more expensive than the base variant of the Altroz Racer. Yes, the top-end Taisor is way more expensive than the Altroz Racer, but do note that the Toyota gets the option of an automatic transmission. 

Tata Altroz Racer

 

Tata Altroz Racer

Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor

Price (ex-showroom)

Rs 9.49 lakh - Rs 10.99 lakh 

Rs 10.55 lakh - Rs 13.03 lakh 

Tata Altroz Racer vs Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor: Dimensions

In terms of overall dimensions, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor being a crossover is larger in size when compared to the Tata Altroz Racer. Notably though, the boot capacity of the Altroz Racer is larger than the one in Urban Cruiser Taisor.

Toyota Taisor Side Profile

Dimensions

Tata Altroz Racer

Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor

Length

3990 mm

3995 mm

Width

1755 mm

1765 mm

Height

1523 mm

1550 mm

Wheelbase

2501 mm

2520 mm

Boot Space

345 litres

308 litres

Tata Altroz Racer vs Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor: Features

The list of features on board suggest that the Tata Altroz Racer is a better equipped alternative with many niceties over the Urban Cruiser Taisor. The Altroz Racer gets a larger infotainment screen, a digital driver’s display, better sound system, ventilated front seats, a single-pane sunroof and even a tyre pressure monitoring system, over the Urban Cruiser Taisor. 

Tata Altroz Racer

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Equipment 

Tata Altroz Racer

Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor

Headlights

Halogen Projector with LED DRLs

LED DRLs with LED projector headlights

ORVMs

Electrically adjustable with auto fold function

Electrically adjustable with auto fold function

Wheels

16-inch alloys

16-inch alloys

Infotainment system

10.25-inch

9-inch

Digital Driver’s display

7-inch digital

Analogue dials with coloured multi-info display

Apple Carplay/Android Auto

Yes (wireless)

Yes (wireless)

Climate control

Yes

Yes

Audio System

8-speaker Harman Kardon

6-speaker Arkamys tuned

Sunroof

Single-pane

No

Ventilated Seats

Yes (Front)

No

Keyless entry

Yes

Yes

Push button start-stop

Yes

Yes

Cruise control

Yes

Yes

Airbags

6

6

Electronic Stability Control

Yes

Yes

Parking sensors

Yes

Yes

Parking Camera

Yes (360-degree)

Yes (360-degree)

Tata Altroz Racer vs Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor: Powertrain

Both these contenders get a turbo petrol engine, but the Altroz Racer gets it with a bigger displacement and more power. Notably, the Altroz Racer is only available with a 6-speed manual transmission while the Taisor even gets an automatic transmission option for the turbo petrol engine. 
Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor Features

 

Tata Altroz Racer

Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor

Engine

1.2-litre turbo petrol

1-litre turbo petrol 

Power

120 PS

100 PS 

Torque

170 Nm

148 Nm 

Transmission

6-speed manual 

5-speed manual / 6-speed Torque Converter 

Tata Altroz Racer

It must be noted that the Toyota Taisor and Tata Altroz get alternate engine options. The Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor gets a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine (90 PS and 113 Nm) mated to a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT automatic transmission. The Tata Altroz on the other hand gets a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine (88 PS and 115 Nm) mated to a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Additionally, it also gets a 1.5-litre diesel engine (90 PS and 200 Nm) mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Both the naturally aspirated engines in both the cars can be opted in a CNG powertrain as well. 

Verdict

If you are an enthusiast looking for a performance oriented experience, the Tata Altroz Racer stacks above with better figures on paper in comparison to the Urban Cruiser Taisor. It also  offers more features at a better price point. Which of the two would you rather prefer and why? Let us know.

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