Maruti launched the Ertiga back in 2012. With its overall usability, and value for money product, it sold well. In 2019, Maruti launched the second-generation of the Ertiga. With the BS6 emission norms, the diesel engine was discontinued later, and now the Ertiga comes only with petrol and CNG options. Let’s take a thorough analysis to find what’s the Ertiga all about.
Maruti Ertiga Exteriors
The second-generation Ertiga looks more mature and grown-up than its predecessor. Upfront, the Ertiga looks more stylish with its sharp bonnet lines and bold chrome grille. The headlamps get projector setup with halogen bulbs. Unfortunately, there are no LEDs even in the top-end trim. From the side, you can notice that the window line is getting merged with the rear windscreen to give it a sort of floating roof appeal. However, the 15-inch alloys look small compared to the dimensions of the car. The tail lights get 3D effect and combination of LED and halogens bulbs.
Maruti Ertiga Interiors
The interiors of the second-generation Ertiga are a big step up in terms of quality and fit-finish. The interiors come with a beige colour treatment which gives an airy feeling in the cabin. There are Audi like AC vents running through on the dashboard. It also gets fake wood inserts on the dashboard, on the steering wheel, and on the sides of the door which uplifts the overall cabin experience. The leather-wrapped steering feels nice to hold and comes with a flat bottom. A lot of switchgear comes from the other Maruti cars and look quite outdated. The instrument cluster is easy to read with crisp dials and a coloured MID display in the centre. All the three rows get 12V charging sockets. However, USBs would be a pleasant touch.
The Ertiga comes equipped with Maruti’s SmartPlay infotainment system. It supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB & AUX connectivity, steering mounted controls. Other features include automatic climate control, electrically adjustable, and foldable ORVMs, reverse parking camera, reverse parking sensors, and much more.
Maruti Ertiga Space
The front seats are extremely comfortable and have a good driving position. With its large glass area, visibility isn’t an issue in the Ertiga. You get space to keep 1-litre bottles in each door. The second-row seats are wide enough to fit three passengers. The large windows bring an airy feeling to the cabin. Getting into the third row is a bit tricky because the second-row seat doesn’t tumble up completely. Once you get into the last row, you can find a sufficient amount of space. With all the rows up, you get boot space of 209-litres. Folding the third row will increase the boot carrying capacity to 550-litres. To increase the boot carrying capacity furthermore, you can fold the middle row and get 803-litres of boot space.
Maruti Ertiga Engine Performance
The Maruti Ertiga comes with a 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine with Smart Hybrid Technology. The engine churns out a power output of 104 HP @ 6000 RPM and a torque output of 138 Nm @ 4400 RPM. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or an old school 4-speed torque convertor. The petrol engine with CNG generates the same output figures when engine uses petrol as fuel. When it is using CNG than the power and torque output, figures are slightly lower than the petrol. The power output is 92 HP @ 6000 RPM and torque output is 122 Nm @ 4400 RPM. The petrol with CNG engine option comes only with 5-speed manual transmission and you also don’t get the Smart Hybrid Technology.
The petrol engine feels quiet at lower RPMs. However, it gets vocal at higher RPMs. Power delivery is smooth and feels punchy at lower RPMs. However, the midrange is flat. The engine feels livelier with the 5-speed manual transmission. The clutch feels light and gear throws are also precise. The 4-speed torque convertor feels a bit bland and its good with a light foot on the throttle.
Maruti Ertiga Mileage
The BS6 Maruti Ertiga has an ARAI fuel efficiency of 19.01 km/l for the manual transmission, and 17.99 km/l for the automatic transmission. In the real-world conditions, it will return around 13-14 km/l in city traffic conditions and 15-18 out on the highways for the manual transmission. The automatic will return around 11-14 km/l in city traffic conditions and 14-17 km/l out on the highways. The petrol engine with CNG has an ARAI fuel efficiency of 26.08km/kg. However, fuel efficiency also depends upon the style of driving and traffic conditions.
Maruti Ertiga Handling
With its stiffer chassis, the Ertiga feels more planted around the corners. However, it’s not like the Maruti Swift in changing its direction. The steering feels connected to the road, and the driver can have a sense of confidence while driving.
Maruti Ertiga Comfort
One of the major highlights of the Ertiga is its ride quality. It smoothens out potholes and bad patches of the road with ease. There is no side-by-side movement even on the bad patches of the road. At high speeds, there is some amount of vertical movement, but there is no discomfort as such.
Maruti Ertiga Safety
In terms of the safety equipment, the Ertiga is equipped with dual airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, security alarm, ISOFIX child seat mounts, seat belt pre-tensioner & force limiters, high-speed alert. In an automatic transmission, you also get ESP, and Hill Hold feature.
Maruti Ertiga Service
It is a known fact that Maruti has an excellent sales and service network over the entire country. You can find a Maruti service station in any city, town or village.
Maruti Ertiga Price
Following are the prices (on-road Mumbai) of the Maruti Ertiga:
- Maruti Ertiga LXi (MT):- Rs. 8.82 lakhs
- Maruti Ertiga VXi (MT):- Rs. 9.67 lakhs
- Maruti Ertiga ZXi (MT):- Rs. 10.61 lakhs
- Maruti Ertiga ZXi+ (MT):- Rs. 11.23 lakhs
- Maruti Ertiga VXi (AT):- Rs. 10.83 lakhs
- Maruti Ertiga ZXi (AT):- Rs. 11.89 lakhs
- Maruti Ertiga VXi (MT-CNG):- Rs. 10.01 lakhs
Maruti Ertiga Resale Value
Maruti cars offer great reliability. The second generation Maruti Ertiga is doing very well in the Indian market and boasts of good resale value too. The resale value also relies on the condition of the vehicle and the total kilometres driven.
Maruti Ertiga Colours
The Maruti Ertiga is offered in the following colours:
- Pearl Metallic Auburn Red
- Pearl Metallic Oxford Blue
- Metallic Magma Grey
- Metallic Silky Silver
- Pearl Arctic White
Maruti Ertiga Specs
Following are the specifications of the BS6 Maruti Ertiga:
- Engine: – 1462cc, 4 Cylinder K15B Petrol Smart Hybrid | 1462cc, 4 Cylinder K15B Petrol With CNG
- Power: – 103 HP @ 6000 RPM | 92 HP @ 6000 RPM (CNG Mode)
- Torque: – 138 Nm @ 4400 RPM | 122 Nm @ 4400 RPM (CNG Mode)
- Transmission: – 5-Speed Manual, 4-Speed Automatic | 5-Speed Manual
- Fuel Efficiency (ARAI): – 19.06 km/l (MT), 17.99 km/l (AT) | 26.08 km/kg
- Fuel Efficiency (Real World): – Petrol: 13-14 km/l (City Traffic) 15-18 km/l (Highway) (MT) | 11-14 km/l (City Traffic) 14-17 km/l (Highway) (AT)
- Dimensions (L X W X H): – 4395 mm x 1735 mm x 1690 mm
- Wheelbase: – 2740 mm
- Ground Clearance: – 180 mm
- Kerb Weight: – 1135 – 1170 kgs | 1235 (CNG)
- Fuel Tank Capacity: – 45 litres | Petrol-45 litres CNG-60 (Water Equivalent)
- Boot Capacity: – 209 litres (All 3 Rows Up), 550 (3rd Row Folded), 803 (2nd & 3rd Row Folded) | With CNG – N.A.
- Turning Radius: – 5.2 metres
- Tyre Size: – 185/65/15
- Suspension: – MacPherson Strut (Front), Torsion Beam (Rear)
- Brakes: – Disc (Front), Drum (Rear)
Maruti Ertiga Variants
The Maruti Ertiga is offered in the following variants:
- LXi (MT)
- VXi (MT/AT)
- VXi (MT-CNG)
- ZXi (MT/AT)
- ZXi+ (MT)
Maruti Ertiga Rating
We give the Maruti Ertiga a rating of 4.5/5.
Maruti Ertiga Upcoming Models
Because of poor sales of the petrol engine option, Maruti is planning to launch the diesel version of the Ertiga again in the next year. The diesel version of the Ertiga is spied testing. However, there are no official reports from the company.
Maruti Ertiga vs Mahindra Marazzo
The Mahindra Marazzo comes with a single diesel option. There is no automatic offered with the Marazzo. The Mahindra Marazzo has more power and torque compared to the Maruti Ertiga. In terms of dimensions, the Marazzo is 190 mm longer, 131 mm wider, 84 mm taller. The Marazzo has received 4-star NCAP rating, which makes it India’s safest MPV.
Maruti Ertiga vs MG Hector Plus
Recently MG launched the Hector Plus, which is an extended version of the regular Hector. The Hector Plus is a six-seater, while the Maruti Ertiga is a seven-seater. MG Hector Plus gets the captain seats in the middle row. The Hector Plus is also more feature-loaded than the Maruti Ertiga. In terms of dimensions, the Hector Plus is 325 mm longer, 100 mm wider, and 70 mm taller than the Maruti Ertiga.
Maruti Ertiga vs Maruti XL6
If you don’t find Ertiga premium, then you go for the XL6. Maruti XL6 and the Maruti Ertiga are siblings. They both are common in their engine specification and driving dynamics. However, in XL6 you get captain seats for the middle row. In terms of the dimensions, the XL6 is longer by 50 mm, wider by 40 mm, and taller by 10mm.
Maruti Ertiga vs Renault Triber
Renault Triber is more affordable than the Maruti Ertiga. In terms of power and torque output figures, the Maruti Ertiga takes a lead over the Renault Triber. In terms of dimensions, the Maruti Ertiga is longer by 405 mm, taller by 47 mm. However, the Triber is wider by 4 mm when compared to the Maruti Ertiga.