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    Which Variant of 2020 Maruti Suzuki XL6 Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

    by Mahesh Yadav on Monday, Jul 27 2020

    Read on to find out which variant of the 2020 Maruti Suzuki XL6 petrol is the most value for money. Here we compare the prices of the 2020 XL6'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 XL6 with its competitors and other petrol MPVs.

     

    2020 Maruti Suzuki XL6

    What Are The Pros And Cons Of Maruti Suzuki XL6 Petrol?

    The pros or advantages of XL6 petrol 2020 are:

    • Significantly different styling somewhat takes away the taxi image
    • The first mass-market car in India and the only other car besides the Hector Plus with captain seat-only arrangement
    • Fuel efficient and refined hybrid petrol engines
    • Well-kitted and good VFM base, Zeta variant

    The Maruti Suzuki XL6 petrol 2020 has the following shortcomings or problems:

    • No turbo petrol engine, no turbo diesel engine and a vintage 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission
    • Being a Nexa-only car limits reach for some buyers in remote areas
    • Ertiga-like silhouette still has MPV/taxi vibes

    If you prefer watching instead of reading, then here’s our Hindi video breakdown of the XL6 2020 variants:

    What Is The Price Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki XL6?

    The 2020 Maruti Suzuki XL6 is available in 2 variants with prices ranging from Rs. 9.85 lakh to Rs. 11.51 lakh (ex-showroom). The XL6 Zeta costs Rs. 9.85 lakh with manual transmission and Rs. 10.95 lakh with the automatic. The Alpha costs Rs. 10.41 lakh with manual and Rs. 11.51 lakh with the automatic transmission.

    MARUTI SUZUKI XL6 PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | JUL 2020

     

    Manual

    Automatic

    Zeta

    ₹9,84,689

    ₹10,94,689

    Alpha

    ₹10,41,189

    ₹11,51,189


    Is The Zeta Variant Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki XL6 Petrol Worth Buying?

    The 2020 Maruti XL6 Zeta costs Rs. 9.85 lakh with manual transmission and Rs. 10.95 lakh with the automatic. This variant gets the following notable features:

    • Dual Front Airbags
    • Black Interior
    • ABS
    • Speed Sensitive Auto Door Lock
    • Side Cladding
    • Rear Parking Sensors
    • LED Reflector Headlamps
    • Day/Night IRVM
    • Roof Rails
    • LED Fog Lamps
    • LED Tail-lamps
    • Rear Wiper & Washer
    • Alloy Wheels
    • Rear Defogger
    • ESP w/ Hill Hold (AT Only)
    • 7-inch Touchscreen
    • Auto AC
    • Height Adjustable Driver Seat
    • Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • 2nd Row Manually Adjustable Vents
    • 2nd Row Captain Seats with individual armrests, slide and recline
    • Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVMs
    • 3rd Row Seats w/ 50:50 Split
    • Keyless entry w/ Push-button Start / Stop
    • Steering Mounted Controls
    • Cruise Control
    • Front Row Sliding Armrest
    • Tilt Steering
    • All Power Windows
    • All Rows Power Outlet
    • MID w/ Coloured TFT
    • Air Cooled Twin Cup Holder
    • Sunglass Holder
    • All Adjustable Headrests

    Also Read - 2020 MG Hector Plus vs Maruti Suzuki XL6 - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    XL6 ZETA | SAFETY & STYLE FEATURES

    ₹9,84,689 (MT) | ₹10,94,689 (AT) - JUL 2020

    Safety

    Style

    Dual Front Airbags

    ISOFIX

    DRLs

    Black Interior

    ABS w/ EBD

    Speed Sensitive Auto Door Lock

    Side Cladding

    Chrome Inside Door Handles

    Rear Parking Sensors

    LED Reflector Headlamps

    Front & Rear Skid Plates

    Front Grille w/ Chrome Garnish

    Front Seatbelt Reminder

    Day/Night IRVM

    Roof Rails

    Back Door Chrome Garnish

    High-Speed Alert

    LED Fog Lamps

    Chrome Door Handles

    LED Tail-lamps

    Front Seatbelt Pretensioners w/ Load Limiters

    Rear Wiper & Washer

    Alloy Wheels

    Black ORVMs w/ Turn Indicators

    Central Locking

    Rear Defogger

       

    ESP w/ Hill Hold (AT Only)

         


    As you can see, the feature list of the base XL6 is quite extensive. After all, it builds upon the higher variants of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. The Maruti Suzuki XL6 Zeta manual and Alpha variants are definitely worth buying as they don’t cost all that much compared to the Ertiga ZXI. The additional features alone justify skipping the ZXI Plus in favour of the XL6 Zeta. The XL6 Zeta is, in fact, a better value for money car than the Ertiga ZXI Plus.

    XL6 ZETA | ENTERTAINMENT & FUNCTIONAL FEATURES

    ₹9,84,689 (MT) | ₹10,94,689 (AT) - JUL 2020

    Front Seat Belt Height Adjuster

    Outside Temperature Display

    Height Adjustable Driver Seat

    Split Type Luggage Board

    Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    2nd Row Manually Adjustable AC

    2nd Row Captain Seats

    Front Map Lamp & Cabin Lamp

    USB, AUX & Bluetooth Connectivity

    Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVMs

    3rd Row Seats w/ 50:50 Split

    Keyless entry w/ Push-button Start / Stop

    All Power Windows

    Cruise Control

    Sunglass Holder

    Tilt Steering

    Steering Mounted Controls

    All Rows Power Outlets

    Second Row Individual Armrest

    MID w/ Coloured TFT

    Air Cooled Twin Cup Holder

    Front Row Sliding Armrest

    All Adjustable Headrests

    Bottle Holders in Each Row

     

    7-inch Touchscreen

    Auto AC

    Gear Shift Indicator

    Is The Alpha Variant Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki XL6 Petrol Worth Buying?

    The Alpha variant of the Maruti XL6 Zeta costs Rs. 10.41 lakh with the manual and Rs. 11.51 lakh with the automatic transmission. This variant is about Rs. 57,000 more expensive than the XL6 Zeta. For this additional cost, you get the following notable features:

    • Reverse Parking Camera
    • Auto Headlamps w/ Follow Me Home
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Electrically Foldable ORVMs(Key Sync)
    • Leather Seats
    • Sun Visor Vanity Mirror w/ Light

    The additional features don’t quite fill the price gap to justify spending the additional Rs. 57,000. Especially for buyers considering the XL6 with a manual transmission, the Alpha variant could end up costing way more than the ex-showroom price suggests. That’s because, in many states, cars above Rs. 10 lakh have a much higher registration fee.

    The XL6 Alpha is not worth buying as it’s not a great value for money option. So, we’d suggest you get the Zeta variant of the XL6 and based on your preference, get the rear camera, better seat covers, and power-folding mirrors as aftermarket accessories. This will cost you much less than upgrading to the Alpha variant.

    MARUTI SUZUKI XL6 ALPHA PETROL | FEATURES OVER ZETA

    ₹10,41,189 (MT) | ₹11,51,189 (AT) - JUL 2020

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Reverse Parking Camera

    Auto Headlamps w/ Follow Me Home

    Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

     

    Electrically Foldable ORVMs(Key Sync)

    Leather Seats

     

    Sun Visor Vanity Mirror w/ Light

     

    Which Variant Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki XL6 Petrol Offers The Most Value For Money?

    The Zeta variant of the Maruti Suzuki XL6 offers the most value for money and it’s our top recommended variant to buy. The Zeta MT variant not only costs under Rs. 10 lakh, but it also covers the must-have as well as good-to-have features really well. It is worth considering for Ertiga buyers as it offers better value than the Ertiga’s ZXI Plus variant.

    MARUTI SUZUKI XL6 | RECOMMENDATION

    Variant

    VFM Rank

    Manual

    Automatic

    Recommendation

    Zeta

    Rank 1

    ₹9,84,689

    ₹10,94,689

    Top recommended. Most VFM.

    Alpha

    Rank 2

    ₹10,41,189

    ₹11,51,189

    Not Recommended.

    What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki XL6 Petrol?

    The Maruti XL6 has slightly poorer performance than the Ertiga because of the heavier kerb weight from the additional features. But the difference is barely noticeable in real-world driving. Its torque to weight ratio is much worse than the MG Hector Plus as that car has a turbo petrol engine. However, it has better figures than the cheaper MPVs like Renault Triber and Datsun Go Plus.

    Despite its bigger size, larger engine displacement, more power and heavier kerb weight, it claims to deliver a mileage of 18-19kmpl, which is comparable with the smaller MPVs. It’s also several notches better than the MG Hector Plus’. For a petrol car with captain seats, the XL6 is definitely worth a second look, even for prospective Hector Plus buyers, if you value better fuel efficiency.

    What hurts the XL6 on the mechanical front is the old-school 4-speed torque converter. A CVT or DCT automatic would’ve greatly improved its fuel efficiency and performance. Other than that, we also wish it had a turbo petrol engine. Even the discontinued Baleno RS’ 1.0-litre turbo engine would’ve been enough to give it a good performance. Turbo petrol engines have much better torque output, especially at low and mid RPMs.

    MARUTI SUZUKI XL6 PETROL VS MPVs

    ENGINE SPECS

     

    XL6

    Ertiga

    Hector Plus

    Triber

    Go Plus

    Displacement

    1.5L hybrid

    1.5 hybrid

    1.5-litre turbo & turbo hybrid

    1.0-litre normal

    1.2-litre normal

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    3

    3

    3

    Cubic Capacity

    1462cc

    1462cc

    1451cc

    999cc

    1198cc

    1198cc

    Maximum Power

    105PS @ 6000rpm

    105PS @ 6000rpm

    143PS @ 5000rpm

    72PS @ 6250rpm

    68PS @ 5000rpm

    77PS @ 6000rpm

    Power:Kerb Weight

    88.98PS/t

    90.52PS/t

    86.72PS/t

    77.67PS/t

    73.35PS/t

    80.97PS/t

    Peak Torque

    138Nm @ 4400rpm

    138Nm @ 4400rpm

    250Nm @ 1600 - 3600rpm

    96Nm @ 3500rpm

    104Nm @ 4000rpm

    104Nm @ 4400rpm

    Torque:Kerb Weight

    116.95Nm/t

    118.96Nm/t

    151.61Nm/t

    103.56Nm/t

    112.19Nm/t

    109.35Nm/t

    Manual

    5-speed

    5-speed

    6-speed

    5-speed

    5-speed

    -

    Manual FE

    19.01kmpl

    19.01kmpl

    14.03kmpl (Hybrid)

    19.0kmpl

    19.02kmpl

    -

    Automatic

    4-speed TC

    4-speed TC

    6-speed DCT

    5-speed AMT

    -

    CVT

    Automatic FE

    17.99kmpl

    17.99kmpl

    11.67kmpl

    18.4kmpl

    -

    18.57kmpl

    What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki XL6?

    In terms of dimensions, the Maruti XL6 2020 is slightly longer than the Ertiga. But, it’s much smaller than the Hector Plus yet, much bigger than the Triber and Go Plus. it has better boot space than the Hector Plus with all seats upright and with the last row folded. But, the Triber’s removable last row seats allow it to beat the XL6, Ertiga and Hector Plus in this aspect with 625 litres of luggage capacity.

    At 185mm, the XL6’ ground clearance is also good but not phenomenal like that of the Hector Plus.

    MARUTI SUZUKI XL6 PETROL VS COMPETITOR MPVs

    DIMENSIONS

     

    XL6

    Ertiga

    Triber

    Hector Plus

    Go Plus

    Length

    4445mm

    4395mm

    3990mm

    4720mm

    3995

    Width

    1775mm

    1735mm

    1739mm

    1835mm

    1636

    Height

    1700mm

    1690mm

    1643mm

    1760mm

    1507

    Wheelbase

    2740mm

    2740mm

    2636mm

    2750mm

    2450

    Ground Clearance

    185mm

    185mm

    182mm

    196m

    180mm

    Boot space

    209 - 550-lt

    209-lt

    84 - 624-lt

    155-530-lt

    0 - 347-lt

    Fuel Tank

    45-lt

    45-lt

    40-lt

    60-lt

    35-lt

    Tyre Size (Base)

    185/65 R15

    185/65 R15

    165/80 R14

    215/60 R17

    165/70 R14

    Tyre Size (Top)

    185/65 R15

    185/65 R15

    185/65 R15

    215/60 R17

    165/70 R14

    *unofficial

    What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki XL6?

    The 2020 XL6 is available in the following 6 colour options:

    • Grey
    • Silver
    • White
    • Dark Red
    • Brown
    • Dark Blue

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

           

    D Segment

    D

    4500 - 4750mm

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

           

    D+ Segment

    D+

    4750+mm

    Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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