With the Ertiga, Maruti Suzuki has hit a bulls-eye in the compact MPV segment, a category which it now rules single-handedly. The car-like driving dynamics, the practicality of a three-row vehicle, efficient powertrains and low maintenance costs have made the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga a default choice for large families and fleet operators.
In the BS6 era, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has become a petrol-only vehicle, with a single CNG-powered variant for those who crave efficiency. In this article, we have compiled all the features and details of the four different variants in which the Ertiga is being offered:
Variants and Prices
In total, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is available across India in four different variants – LXI, VXI, ZXI and ZXI+, all of which come standard with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. However, the mid-spec VXI and ZXI variants are also available with a 4-speed torque converter as an option. For economy-conscious buyers, there is a CNG-powered variant of the VXI as well. Following are the prices of all the variants of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga:
|Manual Variants||1.5-litre petrol||1.5-litre petrol with CNG|
|LXI||Rs 8.13 lakh|
|VXI||Rs 8.93 lakh||Rs 9.88 lakh|
|ZXI||Rs 9.66 lakh|
|ZXI+||Rs 10.14 lakh|
|VXI AT||Rs 10.13 lakh|
|ZXI AT||Rs 10.86 lakh|
Engine and Transmission
The only powertrain which is offered as standard in all the variants is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine. Available with both 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission options, the engine produces a maximum power output of 105 PS and a peak torque output of 138 Nm. This powertrain is also available in a single CNG-powered variant, in which it makes similar maximum power and torque outputs.
|Specifications||1.5-litre petrol Manual||1.5-litre petrol automatic||1.0-litre CNG Manual|
|Maximum power||105 PS @ 6,000 rpm||105 PS @ 6,000 rpm||105 PS @ 6,000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||138 Nm @ 4,400 rpm||138 Nm @ 4,400 rpm||138 Nm @ 4,400 rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual||4-speed automatic||5-speed manual|
|Fuel-efficiency||19.01 km/l||17.99 km/l||26.08 km/kg|
Safety and Security Features
For a vehicle of its size and price, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is decently loaded with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, brake assist and ISOFIX mounts for child seats. As you go up the variant lineup, the Ertiga comes equipped with remote keyless entry and reverse camera too. The automatic variants also come with electronic stability program and hill hold assist.
|LXI||Dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, brake assist, reverse parking sensors, ISOFIX mounts for child seats|
|VXI||All features of LXI + remote keyless entry, ESP with hill hold assist|
|ZXI||All features of VXI + front fog lamps, rear wiper, rear wiper and rear defogger|
|ZXI+||All features of ZXI + reverse camera|
Comfort and Convenience Features
Even the base-spec LXI variant of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is equipped with essential features like projector headlamps, LED tail lamps, power windows and manual AC. The second VXI variant gets wheel caps, steering-mounted audio and Bluetooth controls, rear AC vents and driver seat height adjustment too. The higher ZXI and ZXI+ variants feel more premium with features like 15-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control and push start-stop button.
|Variants||Comfort and convenience features|
|LXI||Projector headlamps, LED tail lamps, power windows, manual AC|
|VXI||All features of LXI + wheel caps, electrically adjustable and foldable rear view mirrors with turn indicators, steering-mounted audio and Bluetooth controls, rear AC vents, driver seat height adjustment|
|ZXI||All features of VXI + 15-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, push start-stop button|
|ZXI+||All features of ZXI + leather steering wheel|
Connectivity and Entertainment Features
The range-topping ZXI+ variant is bestowed with Suzuki’s 7-inch Smartplay touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto. On the other hand, the mid-spec LXI and VXI variants come fitted with a 2-DIN feather-touch audio system with Bluetooth connectivity.
|Variants||Connectivity and entertainment features|
|VXI||2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth and four speakers|
|ZXI||All features of VXI + two tweeters|
|ZXI+||7-inch touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, with four speakers and two tweeters|
With a length of 4395 mm, a width of 1735 mm and a height of 1690 mm, the Maruti Ertiga is perfectly sized for a compact MPV, with space in all three rows. It also offers a decent boot space of 209 litres, which expands to 550 litres, once you fold down the third row of seats.
|Dimensions||Maruti Suzuki Ertiga|
|Boot space||209 litres (with third row up), 550 litres (with third row down)|
|Ground clearance||185 mm|
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is currently having the exclusivity of being the only compact MPV in its price range. However, the introductory prices of entry-level variants of Kia Carens are priced close to the Ertiga.