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

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

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 XL6s 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

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 Yadav

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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