Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

₹ 9.84 Lakhs

On-Road Price, Mumbai

Overview of the car

MUV

Manual

Petrol

14.5 Mileage

45 Litres

2 AirBags

7 Seater

2 Years / 40,000 Kms

Performance Metrics
158

kilometers per hour

Top Speed
13.56

seconds

0-100 kph
10.4

Meters

Turning Cycle
Tech Specs

Engine

Displacement
1373 cc
Max Power
92 bhp
Torque
13.2 kgm
Number of Cylinder(s)
4

Dimensions

Wheel Base
2740 mm
Ground Clearance
185 mm
Bootspace
185 ltrs
Turning Circle
10.4 mtrs
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Suspension & Chassis

Front Suspension
Mc Pherson Strut
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
Steering Type
Power Steering
Tyres
Front: 185/65 R15
Rear: 185/65 R15
Front Brakes
Ventilated Disc
Rear Brakes
Drum
Reviews and Video
NARAIN IMG

Narain Says

The long wheelbase gives the Ertiga good poise and straight-line stability for most situations and low speed ride is pretty absorbent too. The flipside is that it isn’t happy darting through corners and prefers a more relaxed driving style.

HORMAZD IMG

Hormazd Says

The Ertiga offers the practicality of a seven-seater and yet is as easy to drive as a mid-size saloon. It doesn't have the sheer interior space of a full-size MPV but the flexible interior allows you to find a happy compromise within its compact confines.

TorqueX Review

What you’ll like?

Plush interiors, Drives like a car.

What you won’t like?

Narrow cabin.

TorqueX Says

The ideal Indian family car.

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Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Review, Road Test

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

The Ertiga’s wheelbase, at 2740mm, is a considerable 310mm longer than the Swift’s and the kerb weight has increased by around 155kg. But this is impressive considering it’s a seven-seater. Suzuki has kept the Ertiga’s weight in check with extensive use of lightweight high-tensile steel in its construction.

With a length of 4265mm, the Ertiga is a fair bit shorter than the other MPVs in the market, namely the Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo and Tata Aria. The Ertiga employs an independent, MacPherson-strut, coil-spring suspension at the front and a non-independent torsion beam setup at the rear. The brakes are also a conventional front disc and rear drum setup.

Styling is typically Suzuki, with swept-back headlights like the new Swift’s, and a grille and bonnet that resemble the Ritz. The overall design is pleasing, but not what you would call eye-catching. In fact, the van-like look, which clearly doesn’t exude the status and image of a saloon, is possibly the Ertiga’s biggest weakness.

Entry to the cabin is made easy by large doors that open wide. The dashboard is a straight lift from the Swift, which means quality and ergonomics are good. Even the door pads and other plastics are of good quality, and the Ertiga doesn’t feel built to a price. There’s a long list of equipment too, which includes a CD player, Aux and USB ports, steering-mounted audio controls, powered mirrors and power windows. However, the more affordable VDi/VXi variants do without alloy wheels, fog lights and airbags.

Visibility is decent from the front seats, which are taken from the Swift. They are broad with soft yet generous cushioning, which makes them truly comfortable even over long journeys. In the second row, the seat squab is a touch short, so under-thigh support is not as good as we would have liked. Other than that, it’s hard to fault. The high ‘hip point’, adjustable backrest, terrific headroom and decent legroom make the Ertiga’s middle bench a pretty comfortable place to be.

Move to the rear and it is clearly evident that the Ertiga can’t compete with the likes of the Xylo and Innova for sheer carpet area, but that said, the last row isn’t as uncomfortable as we thought. The narrow access means getting into the last row requires some contortion, and once you’re inside, shoulder room is tight and the squab is short.

The Ertiga’s best trick is the massive 240mm seat travel that allows you to deftly balance the legroom for both the second- and third-row passengers. Well-engineered latches and levers allow you to push forward or collapse the seats neatly into the floor. With all seven seats in place, there is enough space in the back to hold just two soft bags, while a concealed storage bay hidden beneath can hold small items. For more space, the third row can be folded flat. You also have the option to fold the middle row, and the 60:40 split further aids flexibility. Simply put, the cabin is far more useable than the Ertiga’s exterior dimensions would suggest.

The Ertiga comes with two engine options – the familiar Fiat-sourced 1.3 Multijet diesel and a brand new 1.4-litre K-series petrol. The petrol produces a peak output of 94bhp at 6000rpm and torque is 13.25kgm at 4000rpm, and its crisp throttle response is its biggest trump card. The power is evenly spread out over the rev range and power delivery is smooth and linear. Thanks to the short gearing and the torquey nature of the motor, you never feel short on power and progress is quite brisk. Driveability is fairly good too, and gearshifts are kept to a minimum. The petrol Ertiga manages to set very competitive times, with 100kph from rest coming up in a very brisk 13.56 seconds and in-gear times of 12.58sec and 19.54sec for 20-80kph and 40-100kph in third and fourth gears respectively being impressive too.

The diesel Ertiga, on the other hand, uses the same 89bhp, variable-geometry turbo (VGT) engine that powers the SX4, but the gearing is quite different. So, despite it being heavier than the saloon, the Ertiga’s shorter gear ratios help make it quicker off the line. It takes 14.28 seconds to reach 100kph and reaches its top speed of 167kph rather easily. In-gear times are impressive too.

The fly in the ointment is the considerable turbo lag below 2000rpm and the lack of response
at low revs. Fall below 2000rpm and you will be forced to downshift to keep the engine on the boil. Once the turbo kicks in, there is a strong surge and the Ertiga picks up speed quite rapidly.

Out on the highway, the strong mid-range makes the diesel an able cruiser. Since you’re usually in the meat of the powerband at cruising speeds, it responds quite well to throttle inputs to make overtaking easy and fairly effortless. What’s also good is that both diesel and petrol engines come with smooth-shifting five-speed gearboxes allied to light and progressive clutches.
 

The Ertiga’s driving dynamics are largely influenced by its long wheelbase – the 2.74-metre gap between the front and rear axles give this MPV good poise and straight-line stability for most situations. The flipside is that it isn’t happy darting through corners and prefers a more relaxed driving style. The soft suspension means the low-speed ride is pretty absorbent, and even as speeds increase, the Ertiga handles bumps with aplomb and feels pretty solid. The Ertiga’s suspension works silently too and it’s just over sharp bumps that there is a mild thud from the suspension.

There is a bit of up-and-down motion over undulating surfaces and the diesel pitches a bit more in the front. However, at moderate speeds, this never gets uncomfortable and it’s only when you begin to push really hard that you long for a tauter setup.

Considering its MPV proportions, the Ertiga doesn’t roll excessively and the steering is fairly accurate too. What you do miss is a tighter turning circle and the ability to wiggle into tight parking spots as with a hatchback. However, this doesn’t take away from the fact that the Ertiga is by far the most urban-friendly MPV in the market today.

The diesel returned a frugal 12.8kpl in the city and 16.8kpl on the highway, while the petrol-powered car managed 10.2kpl in the city and 14.8kpl on the highway. Clever gearing and a low kerb weight are largely responsible for the Ertiga’s frugal nature and this once again drives home Maruti’s advantage in this crucial area.

The Ertiga is a balancing act between size, practicality and ease of use that Maruti has played almost to perfection. It offers the practicality of a seven-seater and yet is as easy to drive as a mid-size saloon. True, it doesn't have the sheer interior space of a full-size MPV, but with average-sized adults and children on board, the flexible interior allows you to find a happy compromise within its compact confines. To offset the upward spiral of petrol costs, Maruti has priced the base petrol variant at a mouth-wateringly low Rs 5.89 lakh, which makes it outstanding value. The diesel Ertiga, however, is significantly more expensive, with the top-end ZDi stretching to Rs 8.45 lakh. Also, the diesel motor feels sluggish at low speeds and the spiky power delivery can be annoying in traffic. For sheer versatility, there is no other vehicle at this price point that even comes close, and as a pure family car the Ertiga is hard to beat.

Fact File

 

What it costs

Warranty 24 months/ 40,000km

Engine

Fuel Petrol/Diesel
Installation Front, transverse
Type 4cyls 1373cc/ 4cyls 1248cc
Bore/stroke 73.0/82.0, 69.6/82.0mm
Compression ratio 10.0, 17.6:1
Valve gear 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC
Power 94bhp at 6000rpm, 89bhp at 4000rpm
Torque 13.25kgm at 4000rpm, 20.39kgm at 1750rpm
Power to weight 81.03/72.06bhp per tonne
Torque to weight 11.42/16.51 kgm per tonne

Transmission

Type Front-wheel drive
Gearbox 5-speed manual

Dimensions

Length 4265mm
Width 1695mm
Height 1685mm
Wheel base 2740mm
Boot volume 185-735 litres

Chassis & Body

Construction Five-door MPV, monocoque
Weight 1160/1235kg
Tyres 185/65R15
Spare Full size

Suspension

Front Independent, MacPherson struts
Rear Non-independent torsion beam

Steering

Type Rack and pinion
Type of power assist Electric
Turning circle 10.4m

Brakes

Front Ventilated discs
Rear Drums
Anti-lock Yes

Performance

0-20 1.31/1.29
0-40 3.01/2.88
0-60 5.56/5.46
0-80 8.96/9.13
0-100 13.53/14.28
0-120 21.05/20.50
0-140 33.79/33.76
0-160 -41.26
0-180 -55.84

Acceleration in gear

20-80kph in 3rd gear 12.58/11.14sec
40-100kph in 4th gear 17.39/12.71sec

Braking

80-0 kph 28.96m, 28.24m

Economy

City 10.2/12.8kpl
Highway 14.8/16.8kpl
Tank size 45 litres

Range at a glance - Engines

Petrol 1.4-petrol: Rs 5.89-7.30 lakh,
Diesel 1.3-Diesel: Rs 7.3-8.45 lakh
 
 
 

Comfort & Convenience

  • Central Locking
  • Remote Locking
  • Total Immobilizer
  • Climate Control
  • Remote Boot Release
  • Remote Fuel Lid
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Rear Wiper
  • Rear Defogger
  • Front Power Windows
  • Rear Power Windows
  • Trip Computer
  • Electric Adjust wing mirror
  • Dead Pedal
  • Cruise Control
  • Paddle shifters
  • Sunroof
  • Refrigerator
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Air Conditioner
  • Electric Sun Blinds
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
  • Reversing Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • 360 degree camera
  • Heads Up Display
  • Stop/start
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED Lights
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Rear Power Outlet

Drivers Aid & Safety

  • ABS
  • ESP
  • EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Parking Sensors
  • Airbags Total (2)

Seating

  • Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Split rear seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Folding Rear Seats
  • Front Adjustable Headrests
  • Rear Adjustable Headrests
  • Passenger Seat Height Adjust
  • Lumbar Support
  • Third row of seats
  • Seat Massagers
  • Seat Memory
  • Cooled Seats
  • Electric Seats
  • Driver Seat Power Adjust
  • Rear Seat Foldable Table
  • Rear Seat Centre Armrest

Entertainment & Communication

  • TouchScreen Audio System
  • Audio system (with Radio)
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth & Streaming
  • Steering Audio Controls
  • Speakers
  • Hands Free Telephony
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Single CD Player
  • Rear seat screens
  • Subwoofer
  • Voice activated controls

Tyres & Wheels

  • Spare wheel
  • Space saver
  • Alloy Wheels
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