First I would like to say that this is not a Promotional post of tata Zest. I am Vijay Bhabhor, Living in Surat and I am one of the proud owners of tata zest XMS Petrol car.
On February 2020 I have used my tata zest almost 71000 KM in 5+ years, I have mostly Used Tata zest for long trip around 350 to 700 KM.
Tata Zest XMS 2014 Model Review After 71000 KM
Bridgestone Tire Feedback [OLD 2014 Model ]
Bridgestone tire is awesome in braking and handling, Long for 38000 KM, Changed.
JK Tyre – Used from 38000 to 75000 KM
Now Using JK Tyre, Little-bit noisy but best Value for Money tire Like my Zest.
Updated New Yokohma Tyre on 75000KM
Its Smooth, highly reliable at speed, Improved mileage, I feel better than bridgstone.
- Battery Long for 3 years, in 2018 I have replaced with a tata green battery.
- Another battery replaced in 2020 – Right now using BOSCH Battery.
Replaced clutch plate in September 2020.
1.2 Revotron Petrol Engine Feedback
- Driven almost 78000 KM [ Updated December 2020 ], Till date not faced any issue related to engine.
- Sometimes I feel less power delivery in eco mode, but I believe this is due to my changed driving habits. I started using tata zest in Eco mode and now I am mostly driving tata zest on City and Sports mode.
- Smooth and fast Steering Response, but when your battery is low you will fill a little hard, you will feel this mostly in third to four years of using tata zest.
- Steering controls – Sometimes volume buttons, not works, but it depends on you how much you are using it on a regular basis.
Door Locks &S Side Mirror Review
- Lock issue is there, sometimes doors lock not open inside and some time out, Its also fixed automatically. I believe it more programming issues.
- Up and down window Glass motors fixed once, the cost was very minimal.
Dashboard, AC Vents Review
- After 3 Years of Usage 1 of my AC Vents Adjustment was broken, I have replaced that.
- Speakers installed on Dashboard gives fantastic sound.
1.2 Petrol Mileage Received
- Zest in the city Milege is giving between10 to 14 KM/L – Mostly Depends on Your driving style and traffic you facing
- Highway Driving – 15 to 16 [ 100 to 110 Speed ]
- Highway Driving – 16 to 18 [ 90 Speed ]
[ OLD REVIEW of Tata Zest ]
I have written a tata zest XMS petrol car review to help others to know how Tata zest petrol car actually performs on roads, maintenance cost and it’s Driving Mode ( Eco, Sports, City ), Suspensions, Seating comfort, Headlights and more.
So Read my full tata zest long term User review and still If you have any Concern or Doubts and wants to know more about my personal experience on tata zest petrol car then please Message me in Comment or email me.
I was looking to buy a car in the budget of 4 Lakh to 6.5 Lakh I was searching for a car with safety, full entertainment, comfort, and Styles.
You don’t believe me, So many times I have checked different cars on carwale. I was regularly comparing swift dezire, Honda amaze, Hundai xcent, Toyota Etios and download their quotation from carwale website, and the research and buying process continues till the launch of tata zest in 2014.
I was fully prepared for buying a compact sedan, In 2014 there are limited options available but now the compact sedan market is expanded and you have many options to select. If you are planning to buy an new compact sedan then do check some comparisons like below I have done. You have more options
The car industry has expanded too much and they have improved all cars in terms of look, safety, and entertainment.
Reasons For BuyingTata Zest XMS Petrol in 2014
In 2014 tata zest XMS petrol car has impressed me lots compared to other cars, I was mainly attracted to tata zest Looks, entertainment system, safety features, and budget. And Finally, I can say that my choice was right. I am very happy with the support I received from Shreeji Automart tata motors in surat.
Now in 2020 when I check the price of tata zest, I noticed that the price is increased compared to what I have purchased in 2014, I am totally surprised. But due to poor market research, they have not upgraded it.
Also, I heard that the New Zest XMS petrol car is now no more coming with alloy wheel. Still, the price is not dropped – this shows the customer trust and success of Zest tata.
My Car-Buying Requirement
I was looking for a car in which interior and exterior impress me with full features.
- Alloy wheel
- Good sound System
- Budget Limited to Below 6.5 Lakh On Road Price
- I know that the common features like AC, Power staring, power windows come if I go for 5+ Lakh car.
While research my main requirement was the car with alloy wheel, airbags, abs, Good sound system on budget 6 – 6.5 Lakh, But When I was checking On the road price of all the car with the same feature the price was getting little high and was not matching my pockets.
This all research was done before launching of tata zest, And you don’t believe me almost 90% I prepared for buying Hyundai Xcent.
Now the story turn, The time was launching of all new Tata Zest in 2014, TV ads, paper Ads matching My dream car. Initially, I discussed with my office friends, I have Watched videos of Renuka Kriplani about zest tata. You may like to see that video.
Finally, I come to carwale started comparing features, found on-road prices and books for a test drive. After the Test drive, I was very impressed with the car, and My discussion of buying car continues with my friends, the concern was only about tata brand trust.
After deciding for buying a zest tata, I was confused about choosing a color, At that time Only blue color zest tata was available in surat, but the Internet and youtube have shown me white zest tata.
And after clearing all payments I received my dream Tata zest car within 20 to 25 days on initial launch. And In my case Zest was the first car that I had driven, and I had bought after taking the first test drive.
Speed Test on Express Way
On the Way towards Ahmadabad & Baroda Express Way (Minimum Traffic) Road I crossed 160 KM speed in sports mode. I suggest 90KM to 110 KM speed for zest is best.
Tata Zest XMS Petrol Car Dealer in Surat
I had purchased Zest XMS (Petrol) From Shreeji Automart, Surat and they had provided me on time. The guidance Given from the salesmen Mr. Dinesh during the test drive was impressed me, and I have switched from Zest XM to the Zest XMS model.
The exterior of Tata Zest XMS
The exterior is amazing, you can’t complain it, Front view, side view looks modern, Almost a complete package from the front, Alloy wheels gives some modern looks and I am sure it will not allow me to think for a new car in next few years.
Tata Zest XMS Petrol Interior (Features, Space & Comfort)
Space, comfort on zest is outstanding, just I was missing Rare AC, but At this price segment, I have no complaints. The music system by Harmen is just outstanding, Speakers are performing beyond expectations. Speedometer, Steering, and seats are very comfortable.
3 big People comfortably seat at the back seat, and 4 people can also be adjusted for short trips.
Tata Zest Engine Performance, Fuel Economy & Gearbox
I had completed 21000 Km and completed 2 free services. The engine is performing well, We can drive easily around 120 KM – 130KM Speed on highway – at an average of 14 – 16KM
The gearbox is very smooth
When we drive around 70 to 90 Speed in Eco Mode – the average is Coming under 19
When we drive around 70 to 90 Speed in City Mode – the average is Coming under 17
When we drive sports mode (Speed above 120) – the average is Coming 15 to 16
I had attached proof of the average I received. I had crossed 332 KM in 5 hours – Including highway and Surat City Traffic. I measure this from Dahod to Adajan, Surat trip.
I have also made a complaint of average but when the service manager drives my car around 20 KM with AC OFF, My average was coming 22+ on ECO and 19 on Sports mode – We have tracked this on average indicators.
Ride Quality & Handling Quality With Speed Test of Tata Zest
Fantastic car when it comes to handling, Brakes are Nice as I have ABS, Used on first driving and car remain stable even on placing high-speed brakes. Steering remains stable.
Final Words on Tata Zest XMS
I can say that the best car comes to me at the right time. I am enjoying long drives. And I am the happy and proud owner of the Tata Zest.
Staff and Service Manager at Shreeji Auto Mart Surat are very supportive. Also, I am happy that tata motors itself are checking all the improvements. After Purchase Initial 3 months they had contacted me regularly to check the performance.
Even today after service they are also recording customer feedback.
Areas of Improvement in tata zest
Door Noise & Mileage can be improved but still no complaint, Other things I didn’t notice, As maybe it’s my first car it fulfills all my needs.