Tata Zest

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Zest Key Features

Engine 1193 cc Power 88.7 bhp
Mileage 17.57 kmpl ABS No
Driver Airbag No Turbo Charger Yes
USB & Aux No Integrated 2DIN Audio No

From the experts

Things We Like in Zest

 Good build quality and fit and finish. Modern looking design

 The suspension setup of the Tata Zest makes for a comfortable ride

 The 1.3 litre MultiJet engine is a proven unit that provides good driveability

 The Tata Zest has very confident handling traits

Things We Dont Like in Zest

 Rear end design could have been better

 Sharper bumps can make for a jiddery ride

 The new Revotron petrol engine should have been more responsive. The AMT gearbox provides jerky gear changes

 ABS should be standard on all variants

Price List of Zest

Variant Price Specifications  
Quadrajet 1.3 75PS XE ₹ 6.25 Lakh*
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1248 cc, 74 bhp, 22.95 kmpl, Diesel
Quadrajet 1.3 75PS XM ₹ 7.02 Lakh*
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1248 cc, 74 bhp, 22.95 kmpl, Diesel
Quadrajet 1.3 75PS XMS ₹ 7.28 Lakh*
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1248 cc, 74 bhp, 22.95 kmpl, Diesel
Premio ₹ 7.74 Lakh*
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Manual , 175mm , Yes, Diesel
Quadrajet 1.3 XMA ₹ 7.84 Lakh*
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1248 cc, 88.7 bhp, 21.58 kmpl, Diesel
Quadrajet 1.3 XT ₹ 7.88 Lakh*
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1248 cc, 88.7 bhp, 20.65 kmpl, Diesel
Quadrajet 1.3 XTA ₹ 8.70 Lakh*
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1248 cc, 88.7 bhp, 21.58 kmpl, Diesel
Revotron 1.2T XE ₹ 5.28 Lakh*
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1193 cc, 88.7 bhp, 17.57 kmpl, Petrol
Revotron 1.2T XM ₹ 5.97 Lakh*
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1193 cc, 88.7 bhp, 17.57 kmpl, Petrol
Revotron 1.2T XMS ₹ 6.15 Lakh*
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1193 cc, 88.7 bhp, 17.57 kmpl, Petrol
Revotron 1.2 XT ₹ 6.73 Lakh*
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1193 cc, 88.7 bhp, 17.57 kmpl, Petrol

Zest Colors

Zest is available in 6 different colors - Platinum Silver, Dune Beige, Pristine White, Venetian Red, Buzz Blue and Sky Grey.

  • Platinum Silver

  • Dune Beige

  • Pristine White

  • Venetian Red

  • Buzz Blue

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Zest Mileage

Variant Mileage (City) Mileage (Highway)
Petrol 13.57 kmpl 17.57 kmpl
Diesel 18.95 kmpl 22.95 kmpl

Zest Review

  • Overview
  • Exterior
  • Mileage Running Cost
  • Comfort Suspension
  • Engine Performance
  • Braking Safety


The Tata Zest has a very chic design language that makes the car look very contemporary. The lamps are big and swept in. The grille is something that you will recognize as typical Tata, which is not a bad thing as it does lend a nice upmarket appeal to the car. The projector headlamps are complemented with chrome accents for petrol and diesel versions. Only the petrol version, however, gets the day time running lights. The triangular air dam in the front bumper is pleasing to the eye as well. The bumper is chunky and supports the overall look of the car quite well.


From the side, the Zest’s windows get a chrome border. A bold shoulder line runs from the A-pillar to the C-pillar and the Zest also gets 15” alloys. The boot blends beautifully and seamlessly into the cabin and it does not look like an after-thought. Which brings us to the rear of the car and this is where we hoped Tata Motors had worked a little hard. The lamps are almond shaped and look a little dated. The boot of the Tata Zest seems spacious too. Though it does not seem big enough as the boot of the Amaze or the Xcent but can fit 3 big suitcases with ease.

The dashboard design is, again, unlike any Tata Motors’ car. It comes in a combination of beige and black and the quality of material used is very fine. In fact, quality is better than that of the Maruti DZire and Honda Amaze.Two rectangular air conditioning vents are on either side. The ones in the center get chrome outline. The music system of Tata Zest has been developed by Harman especially for Tata. This touch screen music system is USB, Aux-In, radio and Bluetooth compatible. It is connected to 4 speakers. This is the regular bit about this music system, now comes the special bit. The 5-inch touchscreen when connected with Bluetooth reads out SMS, sends SMS too. Also, it is voice enabled and it is compatible with 19 Indian accents. With this you can change music modes, tracks, send SMS’ etc. The infotainment system also allows you to set the duration of follow me headlamps and auto-locks. This system duplicates as a reverse sensor display in the petrol version too. The voice and music controls are provided on the steering wheel as well. You can view your phone images on the screen as well.

Tata Zest : Long Term Report

The multi info display (2.5” screen) shows clock, dual trip meter, outside temperature, instantaneousness fuel consumption, distance-to-empty, average fuel economy and drive mode indication.

The seats of the Zest are comfortable and well-cushioned. Front seat leg room is decent and the drivers seat gets a height adjust as well. What’s missing in the cabin are the cubby holes with no place to store kick knacks and just one cup holder in the front. There is a storage tray below the co-driver seat. Coming to the rear seat, it’s like any other Tata. It’s comfortable, it’s spacious and can seat three people with much ease. There’s good thigh support and knee room on the rear seat. However, no cup-holders or bottle holders on this seat too.

Under the hood, the Zest is available with the choice of a diesel and petrol engine.
The 1.2 litre turbo charged petrol motor has been developed by Tata Motors from scratch. 1.2 litre engine has a power output of 90PS@5,000 rpm and a peak torque of 140Nm@1,750-3,500 rpm. It’s one of the most easiest engines to drive. It’s responsive and peppy and it pulls very well. You can drop to lower speeds in higher gears and the engine pulls up so smoothly that we are much more than impressed. The drivability of this engine will come very handy in peak traffic when the speed drops and you don’t want to change gears out of sheer habit or laziness. The turbo kicks in seamlessly at 1,750 rpm and is available thereon. The 5-speed manual gearbox on the Zest is smooth and switching is very easy. This is an effortless petrol engine.
The petrol engine is mated to three driving modes: City, Eco and Sport. The automatic setting is that of the city mode. Eco mode is what gives you optimized fuel efficiency. The DID keeps flashing the gear you driving in and whether you need to upshift or downshift.

Comparison : Tata Zest AMT vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire AMT

The 1,3 litre Multijet unit tuned to deliver 90PS of power@4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of peak torque@1,750-3,500 rpm. It does seem good on paper. Before we get down to telling you more, in the journalist test drive we were only provided with the AMT diesel. The AMT by Tata Motors on the diesel unit is where the car is not up to the mark. The gearbox is shift assisted and yes it will be a blessing considering how crowded our roads are getting. The AMT does the job but it’s not a very smooth unit especially the downshift. There is a very evident jerk that tells you that the gear has changed. When if you have to come to a sudden stop the downshift is even more jerky. There is an option of manually switching gears as well as a Sport mode that lets the engine hold onto revs longer.

The Tata Zest is underpinned by a McPherson strut suspension with coil springs, an independent lower wishbone and an anti-roll bar at front, while the rear suspension setup has a semi-independent twist beam setup with coil springs. This makes for a decently comfortable ride. The Tata Zest has very confident ride and handling traits. It behaves well around corners even on wet roads at a relatively fast pace. It is also the first car in it’s segment to come with Corner Stability Control.

The Tata Zest comes with dual front airbags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution along with segment first Corner Stability Control in the top-end XT models. The car also gets rear parking sensors along with a reverse camera in the top-end petrol variant.


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The Zest is definitely an evolution for Tata\'s design language. The car looks very modern and appears to have a very chic European look to it. Use of good quality plastics and lights also adds to the upmarket exterior appeal of the car.


  • Front Design

    The front fascia of the Tata Zest looks chic and is unlike any Tata car seen in the past. The design lines are neat and quite European, meaning it\'s neat, aggressive and taut- all at the same time. The front end of the Zest features large swept-back headlamps with projectors; prominent chrome lines running between the headlamps on either side and a bold bumper design housing large fog-lamps and day-time running LEDs/ chrome embellishments. All in all, the front design of the Tata Zest is pleas

  • Rear Design

    Compared to the front, the rear leaves a lot to be desired. The almond-shaped LED tail-lamps look nice but a little oddly aligned when viewed dead-on from the rear. That said, to give it an upmarket feel, there\'s a chrome strip running across just above the number plate and a single fog lamp is integrated onto the rear bumper. Still, the rear design would be the least impressive angle to view the Tata Zest from.

  • Side Profile

    In most of the compact-sedans, to undercut the 4 metres government regulations, the boot appears to be an after-thought. On the Zest, however, the design gels very well from front to the rear end. The boot is nicely integrated and doesn\'t look like a copy-paste affair. The windows get chrome borders while a pronounced shoulder line runs from A-pillar to the all the way to the C-pillar on either side. Add the tastefully designed alloy wheels into the mix, and you are looking at an attractive en

  • Ground Clearance

    With the ground clearance of 175mm (petrol) and 165mm (diesel), the Tata Zest can take on any roads in the country without bottoming out or scraping its under-body.

  • Bumpers

    The bumpers on the Zest sport a bold design language and have been sculpted to give the car an aggressive look.

  • Head Lamps

    The swept-back headlamps with projectors impart a sporty look to the car, while also making it look more upmarket than its rivals.

  • Tail Lamps

    The almond-shaped LED tail-lamps are neatly designed, although Tata designers could have done a better job. They do not gel very nicely with the stubby rear end of the car.

  • Fog Lamps

    The foglamps on the front are large and come with chrome embellishments around for an upmarket feel. In the higher-end models, they come with LED day-time running lamps instead of chrome surroundings. Similarly, at the rear there\'s a centrally mounted rear fog lamp, which looks nice.

  • Tyres

    The Tata Zest runs on 185/60 R15 tyres, which offer decent grip and traction.

  • Alloy Wheels

    The Tata Zest comes with 15-inch alloy wheels on top-end variant only.

  • Outside Mirrors

    The Tata Zest comes fitted with electronically adjustable ORVMs. The ORVMs on the Zest also house turn indicators.

  • Colors

    The Tata Zest is available in a choice of six exterior shades in total, namely- Buzz Blue, Pristine White, Platinum Silver, Sky Grey, Venetian Red and Dune Beige.

  • Rear Wiper

    The Tata Zest does not have rear wiper.

  • Roof Rails

    The Tata Zest does not come with roof rails.

  • Sun Roof

    The The Tata Zest does not come with sunroof.

  • Spoiler

    The Tata Zest does not have a spoiler.

  • Side Steps

    The Tata Zest does not have side steps.

  • Spare Wheel

    The spare wheel on the Tata Zest is a steel rim of size 185/60 R15 .

Mileage Running Cost

Mileage Running Cost

  • City Fuel Economy

    The petrol variants of the Tata Zest return 13.3 km/l in the city. The diesel variants of the Tata Zest meanwhile have a mileage of 18.2 km/l in the city.

  • Highway Fuel Economy

    The prtrol variants of the Tata Zest have a highway mileage of 17.5 km/l. The diesel variants of the Tata Zest have a highway mileage of 22.5 km/l.

  • Arai Rated Economy

    The petrol variants of the Tata Zest have an ARAI certified mileage of 17.6 km/l. The Tata Zest XE variant powered by the 75PS 1.3-litre QuadraJet engine has an ARAI certified mileage of 23 km/l. The variants of the Tata Zest powered by the 90PS 1.3-litre QuadraJet diesel engine have an ARAI certified mileage of 20.65 km/l. The diesel variants of the Tata Zest mated to the automated-manual transmission have an ARAI certified mileage of 21.58 km/l.

  • Tank Range

    The Tata Zest is fitted with a 44-litre fuel-tank irrespective of engine type or transmission type. If we go by the average mileage, the petrol variants of the Zest have a range of 629 kms, while the diesel variants have a total range of 848 kms on a full tank of fuel.

Comfort Suspension

 The Tata Zest is underpinned by a McPherson strut suspension with coil springs, an independent lower wishbone and an anti-roll bar at front, while the rear suspension setup has a semi-independent twist beam setup with coil springs. This provides for a decently comfortable ride.

Comfort and Suspension

  • Comfort

    The Tata Zest is a comfortable car to be in. The plush seats feel comfy to sit on, the contours stop you from sliding around under hard cornering which reduces stress. The suspension, which includes \'dual-path\' independent front units with anti-roll bars and rear twist beam unit, absorb most undulations that Indian roads can throw at them without becoming bouncy.

  • Front Suspension

    The Tata Zest get \'dual-path\' front suspension with coil-over springs and an anti-roll bar

  • Rear Suspension

    The Tata Zest has a twist-beam suspension at the rear with coil-over springs

Engine Performance

The 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine devlivers adequate power for most part of the rev range, requiring fewer gear changes. it develops 90PS of power @  5,000 rpm and 140Nm of torque between 1,750 - 3,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The famed MultiJet diesel engine develops 90PS of power @ 4,000 rpm and 200Nm of peak torque between 1,750 - 3,750 rpm. The engine can be specified with a five-speed manual gearbox or an automated manual gearbox. 

Engine Performance

  • Gearbox

    The Tata Zest variants come in a choice of a 5-speed manual or an AMT automatic gearbox (diesel). The manual gearbox is smooth and the gearshifts are precise. It works effortlessly. The AMT on the other hand makes driving more comfortable and effortless. It works brilliantly at low speeds, however, as the speed, or engine rpm climbs over 3,000 rpm, the gear-shifts tend to be jerky. This does not allow for enthusiastic driving. Although, you can switch from automatic to manual mode in the AMT eq

  • Power

    The Zest diesel variants are offered in two states of tune of the Fiat-sourced 1.3 litre diesel engine. The lower tune of the engine develops 75PS @ 4,000rpm, whereas the more powerful tune churns out 90PS @ 4,000rpm. The Zest petrol features a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that develops a maximum power of 90PS @ 5,000rpm.

  • Torque

    The diesel engine in its two different tunes on the Zest develops 190Nm and 200Nm between 1,750-3,000rpm. The Zest petrol develops a peak-torque of 140Nm @1,500-4,000rpm.

  • NVH Levels

    The NVH levels on the Zest are impressive, and the engine vibrations both in petrol and diesel engine do not filter in the cabin.

Braking Safety

The Tata Zest has very confident ride and handling traits. It behaves well around corners even on wet roads at a relatively fast pace. It is also the first car in it’s segment to come with Corner Stability Control. 

Brakes and Wheels

  • Handling

    The dual-path front independent suspension with anti-roll bar along with twist-beam suspension at the rear give the Tata Zest a good combination between comfort and handling. The suspension handles most undulations without any drama, meaning it can be driven hard and fast without the fear of losing control. The anti-roll bar also keeps everything stable when tackling corners, this also aids the front tyres to find grip under very hard cornering. The suspension is also setup to prevent the Zest f

  • Braking Performance

    The front-disc and rear-drum combination is good enough to provide adequate braking performance on the Tata Zest

  • Safety Features

    Safety features on the Zest include: Engine immobiliser, speed-sensitive auto door-locks, ABS+EBD+Corner Stability Control, front dual-airbags, and front seatbelts with pre-tensioner and load limiter. Apart from the engine immobiliser, the rest of the features are not standard across all variants.

  • Abs

    All variants except the base XE variant of the Tata Zest get Anti-lock Braking System and Electronic Brake Distribution

  • Traction Control

    Though traction control is not available on the Tata Zest, all variants except the base XE variant get Corner Stability Control system.

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    Chandrakant Jun 22, 2017
    Perfect package at reasonable price.

    Tata zest is really a value for money car with great performance & safety features at reasonable price. No other car in this class offers such class leading package in competitive price. I am getting 18KMPL in city with AC & more than 20KMPL on highways with AC. Read More

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    Bimal Jun 22, 2017
    Best Car and value for money

    I am driving this car for past 3 months and really happy with performance and comfort of the car. This is truly best car from Tata till date. I bought XT Petrol model and since then enjoying the ride. Normally we compromise security features for fuel efficiency and other cost saving features. However, this car has all. The body is Read More

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    Sandeep Jun 22, 2017
    Awesome car in Segment & Value for Money!

    *Whatever, I;m going to type is my personal review so do not compare it with your own review. It's about your decision whether you are going to buy it or not. Any how. This is my first car. Before purchasing it I went to take Test Drives for Maruti Suzuki Dzire & Honda Amaze. My relatives & friends suggested me Read More

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