Which Variant of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

Which Variant of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

Read on to find out which variant of the 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga petrol is the most value for money. Here we compare the prices of the 2020 Ertiga's petrol variants and the features to tell you which variant is the most Value For Money (#VFM). Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and fuel efficiency of the 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga with other petrol MPVs.

 

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Petrol?

The pros or advantages of Ertiga petrol 2020 are:

  • A wide service network and easily available spares and competent mechanics
  • Strong resale value
  • The most affordable car spacious enough for 7 adults
  • Fuel-efficient hybrid petrol engine
  • CNG option for buyers will high-mileage requirements

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga petrol 2020 has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • Renault Triber offers more flexibility and boot space with removable third-row seats - that too at a lower price
  • Taxi image will turn off some buyers (For such buyers, XL6 is better)
  • No diesel engine option
  • CNG Ertiga has a terrible torque-to-weight ratio of 99Nm/tonne. Especially with a full load, it will need some revving on inclines and highways
  • Automatic transmission is of the vintage torque converter type and that too with only 4 gears

What Is The Price Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga?

The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga petrol is available in 4 variants - LXI, VXI, ZXI and ZXI Plus. The Ertiga’s prices start at Rs. 7.59 lakh and go up to Rs. 9.71 lakh for the manual transmission. An automatic transmission is also available in the middle two variants and they cost Rs. 9.36 and Rs. 10.13 lakh. The premium you pay for the automatic transmission is about Rs. 1.0 lakh.

The VXI variant is also available with CNG for an additional Rs. 61,000 and costs Rs. 8.95 lakh (ex-showroom).

MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA PRICE LIST

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | JUNE 2020

 

1.5L PETROL MT

1.5L PETROL AT

1.5L CNG MT

LXI

Rs. 7,59,000

-

-

VXI

Rs. 8,34,000

Rs. 9,36,000

Rs. 8,95,000

ZXI

Rs. 9,17,000

Rs. 10,13,000

-

ZXI+

Rs. 9,71,000

-

-

 

Is The LXI Variant Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Petrol Worth Buying?

The base LXI variant costs Rs. 7.59 lakh (ex-showroom). Standard features on the base trim are:

  • Safety kit (2 airbags, ABS, parking sensors)
  • All power windows
  • Air-cooled cup holders
  • Sliding and reclining second row
  • Reclining third row
  • Tilt steering
  • Black front grille
  • Manual AC
  • 60-40 split second-row and 50-50 split third-row seatbacks
  • Halogen projector headlamps
  • Tilt steering
  • Body-colour bumpers
  • Black door handles and mirrors

Notable omissions in the LXI variant are:

  • Rear AC vents
  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Music system
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Remote for central locking
  • Power mirrors

While most of these features can be added aftermarket, the biggest missing feature here is rear AC vents. For a car of this size, rear AC vents are absolute must-haves even if you only occasionally use the third row. Without this feature, we can’t recommend the LXI variant even to budget buyers. Buy the LXI variant only if you absolutely can’t stretch for the VXI variant or you don’t need the AC all that much for your local climate. Otherwise, the Ertiga LXI is not recommended.

MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA | LXI VARIANT

Rs. 759,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JUNE 2020

Safety

Functional

Style

Front Seatbelt Pretensioners w/ Load Limiters

Front & Rear Power Windows w/ Driver Side Auto Down

2 Air Cooled Cup Holders

Dual Tone Interiors

Speed Sensitive Auto Door Lock

Slide & Recline Second Row

Driver Side Sunvisor w/ Ticket Holder

Body Coloured Bumpers

Rear Parking Sensors

Adjustable Headrests in All Rows

Front & Rear Cabin Lamp 

3D Tail Lamp w/ LED

Front Seatbelt Reminder

Tilt Steering

Front Accessory Socket

Black Front Grille

High-Speed Alert

Recline Third Row

MID w/ Coloured TFT

 -

Dual Front Airbags

60:40 Split Second Row

Bottle Holders in Each Row

 -

ABS w/ EBD

50:50 Split Third Row

Manual AC

 -

Central Locking

Gear Shift Indicator

Tachometer

 -

ISOFIX

 - - -

Projector Headlamps

 - - -

 

Is The VXI Variant Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Petrol Worth Buying?

The VXI variant of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga costs Rs. 8.34 lakh, which is Rs. 75,000 more than the LXI variant. There’s also a CNG fuel option in this variant, which costs another Rs. 61,000 over the VXI petrol MT’s cost. VXI is the most affordable Ertiga variant with automatic transmission. Additional cost for this convenience is Rs.1.02 lakh, which is a good deal considering that the automatic also gets ESC and hill start assist.

Here are all the notable additional features of the Ertiga VXI variant over LXI:

  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Music system
  • Steering mounted controls
  • 2nd row AC vents
  • Remote central locking
  • Power mirrors with power folding
  • Second-row armrest
  • Chrome grille
  • Full-colour MID (not in CNG)
  • Wheel covers
  • ESC and hill start assist (only in AT)
  • Body colour door handles and mirrors

The VXI variant is a little expensive for the additional cost over the LXI variant. However, it is a good option for budget buyers as it gets a lot of must-have features. The CNG and VXI AT variant also get a ‘buy’ recommendation from us. If you’re looking for better value, then consider the ZXI variant instead.

MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA VXI | FEATURE OVER LXI VARIANT

Rs. 8,34,000 (MT) | Rs. 9,36,000 (AT)  | Rs. 8,95,000 (CNG)| EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JUNE 2020

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

Electronic Stability Control (AT Only)

Split Type Luggage Board (except CNG)

Chrome Tipped Parking Brake Lever

Hill Hold Assist (AT Only)

Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVMs

Gear Shift Knob w/ Chrome Finish

Day/Night IRVM

2nd Row AC Vents

Chrome Front Grille

Security Alarm

Keyless Entry

Wheel Covers

Steering Mounted Audio & Calling Controls

MID w/ Coloured TFT (except CNG)

Turn Signal on  ORVMs

USB, AUX & Bluetooth Connectivity

Passenger Side Vanity Mirror

Body Coloured Door Handles

4 Speakers

2nd Row Power Outlet

Body Coloured ORVMs

Music system

2nd Row Armrest

 -

 

Is The ZXI Variant Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Petrol Worth Buying?

The ZXI variant of the Ertiga petrol MT costs Rs. 9.17 lakh, which is Rs. 83,000 more than the VXI MT. The ZXI automatic costs Rs. 10.13 lakh, which is Rs. 77,000 more expensive than the VXI automatic. The price difference between the ZXI manual and automatic is only Rs. 96,000, which is again a good price considering the 2 extra safety features - ESC and hill hold.

For this ~Rs. 80k price jump over the VXI variant, you get the following notable features:

  • Rear defogger
  • Front fog lamps
  • Rear washer and wiper
  • Front armrest
  • Height-adjustable driver seat
  • Automatic AC
  • Third-row power socket
  • Alloy wheels

This variant is the only one that justifies its higher asking price over the LXI variant with its feature list. The Ertiga ZXI - with the automatic or manual transmission - is our top recommended variant and is a good value for money.

MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA ZXI | FEATURE OVER VXI VARIANT

Rs. 9,17,000 (AT) | Rs. 10,13,000 (AT) EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JUNE 2020

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

Rear Defogger

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

Sculpted Dashboard w/ Wooden Finish

Front Fog Lamps

Sliding Armrest w/ Utility Box

Wooden Finish Door Trims (fr.)

Rear Wiper & Washer

Outside Temperature Gauge

Back Door Chrome Garnish

2 Tweeters

Auto AC

Chrome Door Handles

 -

Third Row Power Outlet

Alloy Wheels

 -

Front Seat Belt Height Adjuster

 -

 

Is The ZXI Plus Variant Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Petrol Worth Buying?

The ZXI Plus variant is the top option in the Ertiga lineup and it’s only available with a manual transmission. This variant costs Rs. 54,000 more than the ZXI and is priced at Rs. 9.71 lakh. For this extra sum, you only get a parking camera, touchscreen infotainment and steering wheel wrap. You can get all of these features from the aftermarket for about half this asking price. This is not an upgrade even worth considering. The ZXI remains our top pick and the Ertiga ZXI Plus is not worth buying.

MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA | ZXI+ VARIANT | FEATURES OVER ZXI

Rs. 9,71,000 | EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | JUNE 2020

Safety

Entertainment

Style

Rear Parking Camera

Android Auto and Apple Carplay

Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel w/ Wooden Finish

 -

7-inch Touchscreen

 -

 

Which Variant Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Petrol Offers The Most Value For Money?

The LXI variant of the Ertiga petrol is not worth considering as it doesn’t get many must-have features. But the biggest missing feature is the rear AC vent. Such a big car meant to carry 7 occupants should absolutely have rear AC vents. Buy the LXI variant only if you live in colder regions and you don’t want to stretch your budget further.

The VXI variant is the bare minimum worth considering and it is not a bad value offering either. The VXI variant of the Ertiga petrol also has an automatic transmission and CNG options and they both are worth buying.

Based on the estimated cost of features added, the ZXI variant offers the best value for money in the entire lineup. The ZXI variant is the top-recommended variant and definitely worth buying. The Ertiga’s ZXI Plus variant is not worth buying as it offers poor value in terms of features over the ZXI variant for the incremental cost.

MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA | RECOMMENDATION

PRICES, EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | MAY 2020

Variant

Price

Recommendation

LXI

MT - Rs. 7,59,000

For budget buyers who do not need rear AC

VXI

MT - Rs. 8,34,000

Suitable variant for budget buyers, but not a value-for-money upgrade over LXI.

AT - Rs. 9,36,000

Suitable for buyers who do not want to stretch their budget. Gets all basic features.

CNG - Rs. 8,95,000

Gets must-have features. Suitable for high mileage buyers. Running cost is half compared to petrol.

ZXI

 MT - Rs. 9,17,000

Top recommended variant

AT - Rs. 10,13,000

Top recommended variant

ZXI+

MT - Rs. 9,71,000

Not worth upgrading over ZXI

 

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Petrol?

The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 2020 has 1.5-litre hybrid petrol with CNG option in the VXI variant. The petrol engine makes 105PS of power and 138Nm of torque. When running on CNG, it makes 92PS of power and 122Nm of torque.

This means it has a torque-to-weight ratio of 99Nm/tonne, which is comparable with the Kwid 0.8’s figure of 98Nm/tonne. This figure is poor by any standards for a car this expensive. So, don’t expect it to pull at low revs like the petrol engine - especially when you’re carrying a full load of passengers. Even then, be prepared to rev this engine quite a bit. But, you will enjoy lower running costs as the CNG variant will cost about half to run than the petrol engine.

MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA

ENGINE SPECS

 

HYBRID PETROL

CNG

Displacement

1.5L

1.5L

Cylinder

4

4

Engine Capacity

1462 cc

1462 cc

Maximum Power

105PS@6000 rpm

92PS@6000 rpm

Peak Torque

138Nm@4400rpm

122Nm@4400rpm

Transmission

5-Speed MT & 4-Speed AT

5-Speed MT

Claimed FE

19.01kmpl (MT)

17.99kmpl (AT)

26.08 km/kg

 

What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga?

To give you a perspective of its dimensions, let’s see how it compares against the smaller Renault Triber and the Toyota Innova Crysta - the other 2 petrol MPVs.

The Ertiga is about 40cm larger than the Triber and about a foot smaller than the Crysta. In terms of width, the Ertiga is comparable with the Triber but it’s almost 10cm narrower than the Innova. The wheelbase, though, is comparable with the Innova and only 10mm shorter.

The Maruti Ertiga 2020 has an acceptable ground clearance of 185mm. With all seats up, it has better boot space too - 209 litres vs 84 litres in Triber. It’s still about 100 litres less than the Innova. Once you fold/remove the last row though, the Triber beats the Ertiga with 75 litres more space - 625 litres vs 550 litres in Ertiga. The tyre size of the Ertiga is the same as the Triber’s top variant’s tyre size.

MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA VS RIVALS

DIMENSIONS

 

Renault Triber

Maruti Ertiga

Toyota Innova Crysta

Length

3990mm

4395mm

4735mm

Width

1739mm

1735mm

1830mm

Height

1643mm

1690mm

1795mm

Wheelbase

2636mm

2740mm

2750mm

Ground Clearance

182mm

185mm

193mm*

Boot space

625-lt (5-seat)

84-lt (7-seat)

803-lt (2-seat)

550-lt 3rd (5-seat)

209-lt (7-seat)

300-lt (7 & 8-seat)

Fuel Tank

40-lt

45-lt (petrol) & 60-lt (CNG)

65-lt

Wheel Size

165/80 R14

185/65 R15

185/65 R15

205/65 R16

215/55 R17

*unofficial

What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga?

The 2020 Ertiga is available in the following 5 colour options:

  • Blue
  • Silver
  • Dark Red
  • Grey
  • White

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (exception), Santro, Celerio

    

B Segment

B1

3700-3850mm

Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago, Kwid

B2

3850-3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

    

C Segment

C

4000-4499mm

Ciaz, City, Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

    

D Segment

D

4500-4750mm

Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

    

D+ Segment

D+

4750+mm

Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lakshya Khanna

Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he's mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He's usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars editorial team.

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