Toyota Liva TRD Sportivo vs Tata Vista D90

Key factors in buying sporty hatchbacks over their regular models are performance and handling. And frankly speaking, none of the two tick all the right boxes, but are certainly more agile and powerful than their regular hatches. While the Liva has respectable performance, it falls short in the handling department. And the Vista D90 isn’t quick off the mark, but it offers better driving dynamics.

At Rs 6.13 lakh the Liva TRD bring along better performance value as compared to the Vista D90 which is priced at Rs 6.83 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Yes, the Vista D90 is efficient and handles better, but it’s a bigger compromise when you consider its performance or the lack of it.

So, if a sporty hatch is on your mind, the Liva TRD makes a better case for itself, at least when it comes to agility.

(Words: Devesh Shobha, Photos: Kiran Jadhav)