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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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
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
Black front grille
60-40 split second-row and 50-50 split third-row seatbacks
Halogen projector headlamps
Black door handles and mirrors
Notable omissions in the LXI variant are:
Rear AC vents
Day/night inside mirror
Remote for central locking
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
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
Front Accessory Socket
Black Front Grille
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
Gear Shift Indicator
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:
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
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:
Front fog lamps
Rear washer and wiper
Height-adjustable driver seat
Third-row power socket
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
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
Rear Parking Camera
Android Auto and Apple Carplay
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel w/ Wooden Finish
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.
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.
MT - Rs. 9,17,000
Top recommended variant
AT - Rs. 10,13,000
Top recommended variant
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
5-Speed MT & 4-Speed AT
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
Toyota Innova Crysta
550-lt 3rd (5-seat)
300-lt (7 & 8-seat)
45-lt (petrol) & 60-lt (CNG)
What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga?
The 2020 Ertiga is available in the following 5 colour options:
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
Alto, Kwid (exception), Santro, Celerio
Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago, Kwid
Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza
Ciaz, City, Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga
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