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

    by Lakshya Khanna on Saturday, Jun 27 2020

    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.

     

    Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 2020

    If you prefer watching a video to discover the most value for money variant of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga petrol, then here’s our Hindi Variants Explained video:

    Video - Ertiga Petrol 2020 Variants Explained | Lxi, Vxi, Zxi, Zxi+ | Price, Features |The Ultimate Analysis

    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

    Also Read - Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 1.5L Petrol vs Maruti Suzuki XL6 1.5L Petrol - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    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 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

    Also Read - Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 1.5L Petrol vs Toyota Innova 2.7L Petrol - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    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 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.

    Also Read - Renault Triber 1.0L Petrol vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 1.5L Petrol - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    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 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. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna

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