Tata recently gave the Vista range an upgrade in the form of new looks, better interiors, more features and an attractive overall package. The Vista range now looks similar to its elder sibling, the Manza with new headlamps, grille and fog lamps up front. Rear is changed as well with black masking f... More

Tata Vista Price

Diesel Variants

Tata Vista Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3795 mm
Overall Width 1695 mm
Overall Height 1550 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm


Torque 135.4 Nm @ 2500 rpm
Displacement 1405 cc
Power 71PS @ 4500 rpm
No of Cylinders 4

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Tata Vista Features

Tata Vista Diesel LS TDi LX TDi LS Quadrajet VX Quadrajet VX Tech
Power Steering
Power Windows Front Only
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Tata Vista Colors

  • Cavern Grey
  • Arctic Silver
  • Porcelain white
  • Summer Sparkle
  • Spice Red
  • Brilliant Blue

Expert Test Review

Tata Vista Front View

The Vista brand in the Indica range was launched in the year 2008 as a classier and upmarket option for the growing hatchback market in India. With changes to the exterior design as well as the interiors and new engine options, the Vista did enjoy success for a while among half a dozen other rivals. However, over time, with better and more modern options available in market, namely, the Ford Figo, Nissan Micra and Maruti’s new Swift among others, it was time Tata gave the Vista a much needed upgraded. For starters, it does away with the ‘Indica’ brand name and is purely being promoted as the ‘Vista’ standalone brand now. Tata is backing up the product with strong online campaigns and a brilliantly made website and is obviously trying to promote the new Vista among the younger generation. Pricing, as usual has been the case with other Tata products, is also Vista’s strong point. So, is this car worth a very serious look now? Bunny Punia spends two days with Tata’s latest in and around Pune and surely seems impressed!


Tata Vista Dashboard

The changes to the new Vista are not limited to the exteriors. Step in and you immediately notice the new color treatment which now is a mix of black with Sahara Beige. The usage of black color on the upper parts of the fascia and door pads has been done to prevent soiling in conditions like rainy season. The lower part of the fascia and door pads is finished in a lighter beige color which lends an airy feel to the cabin. Infact, this two tone color treatment makes the interiors look up-market. On the features list, the new Vista now gets steering mounted controls for the audio system and answering / rejecting phone calls across the range except for the base one. You also get electrically operated outside rear view mirrors on the top two trim levels. The top three trim levels also get an integrated audio system with Bluetooth connectivity for upto five phones at a time! Safety has been given importance with the top two versions getting ABS as standard. Air-bags come only in the top end model.
To summarize, the new Vista does come loaded to the brim with features and goodies, however that said, we did realize the omission of simple things like one-touch operation for driver’s window or door-open warning indication in the speedometer console. Space has always been the Vista’s forte and this positive aspect remains! Visibility is good and you really can’t complain much when it comes to hauling around five adults with ease.

What we like
Interiors look modern and loaded with features.
What we don't like
Lacks quality.
  • Tata Vista Dashboard
  • Tata Vista Dashboard
  • Tata Vista Centre Console
  • Tata Vista Fascia

Interiors Details

Boot space

Tata Vista has a boot space of about 232 litres which is more than Maruti Suzuki swift Swift. There is ample luggage room. The seats of this car at the rear can also be folded as per the requirements of the passengers.


Light intensity adjustment is provided at the speedometer of the Indica Vista to suit the drivers eye's.

Gear lever

The stylist gear shift knob enhances the look of the interiors of the Vista.

Cup holders

There is no cup holders inside the car.



Tata Vista Front View

Dimension wise, the Vista stands tall and proud among its chief rivals. At 1550 mm high, it is higher than the likes of the Swift, i20, Figo and Polo. On the width front, it fares better than the Figo and Polo. Lastly, with a wheelbase of 2470mm, the Vista scores over the Swift and Polo in this regard. However, what really makes the new Vista stand out is the complete front design change. It now looks similar to its elder sibling, the Manza. New triple barrel headlamps, new grille and fog lamps now lend a classier and modern touch to the appearance up front. Apart from this, there are a lot of chrome inserts all around depending on the trim level you choose. At the rear, the tail lamps get a black mask effect and there is a horizontally running pearl black finish strip under the windshield. The Tata logo too is different and now the Vista range will only be denoted by new version names like LS, LX, VX and ZX for the diesel and GLS, GLX, GVX and GZX for the petrol engine options.
The top end, ZX and GVX models, gets new 15-inch smoked black alloy wheels. The new Vista is now available in a couple of new color options and the one you see on this page, porcelain white, looks sporty and refreshing. The overall paint quality and levels seems to have gone up as well.

What we like
Looks handsome.
What we don't like
Build quality not class best.
  • Tata Vista Rear View
  • Tata Vista Side View
  • Tata Vista Rear View
  • Tata Vista Rear View

Exteriors Details

Front design

Tata has grafted the nose of the Manza onto the Vista; so when viewed head-on, it looks like its bigger sibling. The chrome grille and large, triple-barrel headlamps give it a more upmarket look. Compared to many other hatchbacks available in the market, the Tata Indica Vista has better external design.

Rear design

The changes at the rear of the Tata Indica Vista is not that much from the other Vistas , however, are very subtle and the only difference is the addition of plastic cladding below the rear windscreen which looks quite nice but its easy to miss, and lightly smoked tail-lamps.

Side profile

Vista side looks stylish it has body coloured rub rails added to the side.

Ground Clearance

Vista has a ground clearance of 165mm.



The Vista continues to come with four different engine options and mechanically, these remain un-touched. On the petrol front, you get to choose from either the 65PS Safire motor or the more powerful 90PS Safire engine. The smaller one has decent amount of torque and until unless you want to drive quick, this engine won’t really disappoint you. The problem comes in the fuel economy – with an ARAI rated figure of just 16.7kmpl, the Safire 65 is one of the most inefficient petrol hatchbacks around. The more powerful 90PS option however is in a world of its own. It generates 38% more power and 21% more torque than its smaller sibling and least to say, rewards the driver with a very good drive. It is peppy and can prove to be a fun to drive vehicle for the enthusiast. Like its younger petrol sibling, this engine too performs poor on the fuel economy front with an ARAI rated figure of just 13.7kmpl.
Most Vistas though will be sold in the diesel avatars. The TDI motor is still on sale, though only for BS-III markets. It generates decent power and torque and due to its cheap construction, makes the Vista TDI a very good value for money buy. However, we feel, the one to opt for it’s the top of the line Fiat derived Quadrajet engine generates more power and torque inspite of having a smaller displacement. It also has a very impressive ARAI claimed figure of 22.3kpl – this is remarkable considering that the Vista is a big and a heavy hatchback.
The Quadrajet engine scores very high as far as low end engine speed response is concerned. This means that in city traffic, you don’t really have to work on the gears or the gas pedal to keep moving. Out on the highways, it also feels relaxed at triple digit cruising speeds. All the four engine options are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox which has pretty good shift action. It is on the harder side but we didn’t face any issues whatsoever during the two days we had the car with us for. The clutch has been made lighter and is a huge improvement for typical city traffic jams!

What we like
Diesels are 90PS petrol is fast.
What we don't like
65PS petrol is slow.

Engine & Performance Details


Tata Indica Vista is quick in the highways and reaches Zero-100kph in 16.4sec

Top speed

Tata Indica Vista has a top speed is a decent 151 Kmph.

In-gear acceleration

Tata Indica Vista can reach 40-60 in 2.93 seconds on the third gear and 80-100 in 6.29 seconds on the same third gear.


Tata Indica Vista comes with a good gearbox and the 3rd gear is well and reach for a comfortable gear shifting.



Diesel Mileage 19.4 kmpl

The Vista is available with four engine options. The two petrols are the 65PS Safire or the 90 PS Safire. The 65 PS version gives 16.7 ARAI, while the 90 PS version gives 13 kmpl. The diesel gives 22 kmpl which is our choice for its frugality as the petrol just lacks the efficiency.

Diesel Variants
Tata Vista Diesel LS TDi 19.4 kmpl
Tata Vista Diesel LX TDi 19.4 kmpl
Tata Vista Diesel LS Quadrajet 22.3 kmpl
Tata Vista Diesel VX Quadrajet 22.3 kmpl
Tata Vista Diesel VX Tech 22.3 kmpl

Diesel Mileage

In city the mileage of Vista is 16kmpl and 24kmpl on highway. The overall it gives 18kmpl of mileage.

Mileage Details

City fuel economy

Tata Indica Vista returns around 16kmpl in the city.

Highway fuel economy

Indica Vista returns around 24km to a litre in the Highways.

ARAI rated economy

Tata Vista GLS Safire 65 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 16.7 kmpl Tata Vista GLX Safire 65 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 16.7 kmpl Tata Vista GLX Safire 90 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 13.7 kmpl Tata Vista GVX Safire 65 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 16.7 kmpl Tata Vista GVX Safire 90 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 13.7 kmpl Tata Vista GZX Safire 90 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 13.7 kmpl Tata Vista LS TDi Fuel Diesel (ARAI Specified) 19.4 kmpl Tata Vista LS Qua

Tank Range

One full tank on the diesel can get you to 660 Kms.


On the handing front, it’s true that you really can’t play with the Vista like the way you can with some of the other hatchbacks out there. There is a certain degree of body roll and taking curves or corner at high speeds has the tyres squealing and car unstable. However, seldom will a typical owner ever subject the car to such antics and in typical day to day driving, the Vista does the job perfectly well. It has got ABS and airbags.

What we like
Improved handling and good safety features.
What we don't like
Handling not as good as rivals.

Handling Braking & Safety Details


The steering has better feel too, thanks to tweaks to the hydraulic valves in the power steering system. However, it still lacks the precision and consistency to provide entertaining handling. Also, the steering is a bit too light on the highway and the overall dynamics are still some way off the class benchmark set by European rivals. It is way roomier than others in the class.

Braking performance

Vista uses 240mm of ventilated discs in the front and drums of 200mm at the back. Area of improvement is the brakes which feel a lot better, thanks to a larger 10-inch brake servo thats been introduced.

Safety features

Four top of the line safety & security features like ABS with EBD, dual airbags, crumple zones and side intrusion beams complete safety of the passengers. Features like an engine immobilizer and remote keyless entry will come as standard in the new Tata Indica Vista.


Vista does have an option for ABS.

Traction control

Vista does not have traction control but it does have an option for EBD.


The Vista or the even the Indica range for that matter has always been known for its comfortable suspension set-up. The new Vista is no different and goes about absorbing typical bumps and undulations on the road with ease. It isolates the passengers from the happenings outside and you can literally put the Vista into bad sections without having to worry. On the highways, stability is good as well and changing lanes at triple digit speeds doesn’t make the driver nervous. Tata has worked on the steering and made it lighter which makes city community a joy. Driving the Vista at slow speeds doesn’t call for much effort.

What we like
Imporved ride, steering now.
What we don't like
Ride still bouncy.

Comfort & Suspension Details


This car excels in space and comfort. Thanks to the seat height and steering adjust, finding an ideal driving position is easy. The front seats are large and back and thigh support is good too. There is plenty of space for tall passengers but ergonomics could be a bit better. The rear seats are superbly comfortable

Front suspension

The Indica Vista retains the same MacPherson strut in the front which handles potholes very effectively.

Rear suspension

Vista has non-independent rear suspension layout. It shows great composure while dealing with our potholed and rutted roads.

Other Tata Cars

Pros good comfortable ride,good drive quality,smooth engine precise gear shift

Cons luggage space

Tata Indica Vista--Aura Saffire Driven so far 1400KMs mostly on highway and got 17KMslitre.excellent to drive,good ride and road grip.Great value for money.

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Grab It
Posted on 17 Sep 08 at 5:01 am

Pros GR8 Value For Money

Cons No ABS

Hi, I have taken a test drive of both quadrajet aura and saffire aura. The choice was very easy, Quadrajet is the car to own. Driving on the roads is like cutting knife thru butter. There is no difference even when AC is on full blast. Buy the car with anti-rust treatment, teflon coating, suede seat covers, mp20 sunfilm from OEM (VKOOL), Keyless entry--remote all this will cost Rs 20k extra. Now u have fully loaded car that will change everything. good luck..i hve already booked one)

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Posted on 5 Jan 09 at 10:33 pm



What were they thinking about I have purchased a Vista Aqua 4 months back and there was not a single day that i had some problem with the car. Within a month the car brake failed while driving it on the highway almost killing me with a collission. next the plastic trims of the interiors are already coming off and all the rubber packing detached itself from the doors. The cabin noise is high with all the wondows rolled up and the ac gives a mechanical rubbing noise. The hub cap are poorly fitted and i had to get all the 4 renewed as the original one keep coming off. the list can be endless. it is just an advice that if u r considering buying the car please weigh your options by considering the other car in this segment u wll be saving urself a lot of money and frequent trips to the workshop

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Vista Saffire ... SIMPLY ROCKS
Posted on 26 Jun 09 at 7:19 pm

Pros Smoooth ride ; Comfort ; Space ; Looks

Cons can't place anything on the dash board becase of it's curved styling.

I bought my Vista Saffire Aura (Solar Orange) from Pratham Automobiles - Pune. The car was delivered to me on 14th May 2009 (within a week of placing final order). As on today, I have clocked 1100 km in city traffic with AC on !! The milege has been 13 km in city traffic with AC on and my first-car driving experice of shifting gears and accelerator. Did not take it out for a long ride highway. So don't know what will be the milege there. Fortunate to get free insurance worth 10K , mud flats, door mats, service booklet worth couple of thousand free of cost ;-). I could have probably bargained more for free filming and anti-rust treatment in these recession times but well there is no end to human desires ;-) . The whole process of sales , The after-sales service has been excellent. There is always a very obidient service personal from Pratham available to attend to my needs whenever I visited them. I also had one of the TATA company professionals visiting me to explain some of the features and clarify my doubts. That was in response to my mail through customer care web-site. The whole process of after sales service is very professional and very plesant. One thing I would like to warn everyone is if any one says that their car doesn't make sounds like this and like that , but it is found in your Vista...... then just don't go by their word. Better conform their saying by sitting in their vehicle. Get a feel of the same and then make a decision whether whatever they say is true or not. Or-else you might end up running behind service personal unnecessarily. It happened to me. The perfomance and comfort in the car JUST rocks. The ride quality is too smooth. One of my friends who owns a Swift VDI commented that the smoothness and ride comfort that he found in my Vista is not found in his vehicle. This is not my opinion , but opinion of a Swift VDI owner ;-). Time to feel proud Mr. Tata. The gas filled shock absorbers are just too smooth even for my pregnant wife. The rear seat leg-room ... oh... man it is just amazing. My 65 yrs old mom feels that finally there is a hatch-back which has respect for elderly parents who usually prefer to sit at the rear seats. You may note that I had travelled in rear seats of Swift, A-Star, Wagon-R and Alto - and none of them could give me such a great comfort as Vista . Ofcouse , you might find that comfort in sedans only. But Vista is hatch-back so I am comparing with other hatch-backs. Value For My hard-earned Money --> Integrated audio with USB, all power windows, height adjustible seat, titlable steering, Engine Immobilizer, Extended Warranty, Warning buzzers ... oh ... man the list just continues. All these EXTRA FEATURES for an amazingly competitive price. Planning to go for a long ride sometime soon . Will update about that experience later. Finally ... Thanks to TATA for providing such an excellent vehicle at such a competitive price. Keep going. Wish you great success to you.

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Average Car
Posted on 18 Jun 09 at 1:25 am

Pros Good looks, Comfort, Excellent Ride

Cons Poor Fuel Economy, Bad Gear shift

I bought Indica Vista after selling the Indica V2. My friends and family suggested me to go for the Swift DDis but after extensive expert reviews on various auto websites for 2 months and BS motoring recommended it, I decided to buy Indica Vista Aura Quadrajet on 3rd April,2009. I wanted a family car with the driver driving it 80% of the times. BUT I AM NOT A HAPPY OWNER My experience Pros 1) Indica name is a misnomer. Its not a Taxi dear, like the old V2!! This is the reason why Vista is NOT AVAILABLE IN WHITE COLOUR- to dis-associate itself from the image of a white Taxi. Also it is not being sold under the Taxi quota. Good for the car's brand image. 2) Cabin is silent, shockers are very good. 3) Road grip is excellent. I drove it at 140kmhr on the NH2 to Calcutta. The ride was excellent. Braking needs a little betterment. 4) Rear seat comfort too good 5) Fine audio system..but not meant for Rock and Pop lovers!! 6) Good Aircon 7) NO need to shift gears frequently during jams..through congested areas. 3rd gear with A.C works fine, absolutely!! Cons 1) Queaking sound from the door handles from the first day due to loose fittment. 2) The rubber lining on the rear doors gave way after a month. the doors need effort to be closed. 3) The rear plastic tray and the steering nose assembly has been fitted very poorly. The Ac vents have sharp edges!! 4)BAD GEARSHIFT. Simply no match with the Swift. I drive it 20% of the times and I still want to enjoy the rear seat. Thoretically it should be a better combination than Swift beacause both the gearbox and engine in Vista are from Fiat!! BUT NO!! I DONT KNOW!! may be the sticky klutch plate of the TATA is the culprit!! 5) POOR FUEL ECONOMY!! highways-15.5kmltr and city-14kmltr only!!(with A.C) i was expecting at least 19 and 17 respectively going by the mileage of Swift which has the same engine. 6) And yes, The TATA dealers are landlords and not hardworking businessmen. They still have this "take it or leave it" attitude when their cars are not selling well. Just imagine what would have happened if they would have managed the sales figures close to SWIFT!!. I dont know how much mileage other Users are getting!! Can anyone please comment on this issue. CONCLUSION Maruti was considered for its Petrol cars, It had failed miserably with Zen Diesel. But see its success with DDIS!! TATA means diesel. It still has little success with the petrol Indica Vista Saffire(selling very few nos.) Vista has been launched in reaction to Swift DDis after 2 years but I am sad to say, Vista is still a few notches below the Swift overall. Vista has much more features for the price but with the poor fuel economy and lesser re-sale value than Swift(I m sure about that), the price advantage is actually not there. NOR is the driving pleasure!! TATA should have tried to give a Skoda Fabia at the price of SWift rather than TRYING to give a SWIFT at a lesser price. Mr.TATA please understand Bharat mein sirf sasta nahin, acha bikta hai!! I am sure the sales figures of Vista quadrajet are nothing compared to Swift. It is rarely visible on the roads after almost 8 months of launch!! !!GOD BLESS THE SALES OF VISTA!! Amit Agarwal(amitonline74@yahoo.co.in) Dhanbad Jharkhand

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By jayanta kumar Posted on Dec,01,2014 at 22:31 PM

is there any petrol car as tata vista what's its price

By BHUVNESH KUMAR AGNIHOTRI Posted on Aug,22,2014 at 15:35 PM


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