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September 2022 - Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Facelift Petrol, CNG Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga petrol you should buy based on the ex-showroom prices, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the new 2022 Ertiga's petrol and CNG variants and the features to figure out which variant is worth buying for a good value for money and ownership experience. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga with other petrol-powered MPVs like Nexa XL6 and Kia Carens 1.5L petrol.

 

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Updated: This update of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga petrol and CNG variants explained article includes the latest prices and buying recommendations based on the latest prices as of September 2022.

Also Read: Kia Carens Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

Maruti Nexa XL6 Facelift Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

You can also watch the XL6 variants explained to see if you should consider buying that instead of the ZXI Plus variant of the Ertiga:

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

The pros or advantages of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga petrol/CNG are:

  • Decent ground clearance of 180mm
  • Maruti’s reliability and omnipresent service network
  • Incredible mileage figures of 20kmpl+ with manual as well as automatic
  • Option of CNG in a reasonably-loaded VXI and top recommended ZXI variants
  • Top-notch survivability* score in GNCAP crash safety tests is right up there with the 5-star rated XUV300 and Nexon
  • Automatic transmission now available in 3 of 4 variants

*Survivability score depends on how well the car protects the driver and front passenger’s critical body parts like the head, neck and chest in the GNCAP crash tests.

The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga petrol/CNG has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • No diesel engine option; no modern and efficient automatic transmission option like DCT or CVT
  • Non-removable third-row seats make less boot space than the smaller Renault Triber in 2-row mode (550 litres vs 625 litres for Triber)
  • LXI doesn’t get must-have features like rear AC vents, remote central locking, day/night mirror, etc.
  • Missing features like curtain airbags, 360 camera, 16-inch wheels, LED headlamps
  • Automatic transmission has only 4 gears - Addressed by Maruti Suzuki in 2022 April update
  • Cab image may sway some buyers away from Ertiga

What Is The Price Of 2022 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Facelift Petrol & CNG Variants?

The new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga facelift is available in 4 variants — LXI, VXI, ZXI and ZXI Plus. all 4 variants get the petrol-manual powertrain option. The top 3 also get petrol-automatic while the mid-spec VXI and ZXI variants are also available with CNG-manual powertrain option.

The petrol-manual variants of the new Ertiga cost between Rs 8.35 lakh and Rs. 11.29 lakh. The new Ertiga automatic starts at Rs. 10.99 lakh and tops out at Rs. 12.79 lakh. The automatic transmission variants cost Rs. 1.50 lakh more than the comparable manual variants. The 2022 Ertiga facelift gets a new 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission, which replaces the older 4-speed automatic gearbox. 2 extra gears should help it deliver better drivability and mileage figures as is evident from the official specs. Still, Rs. 1.50 lakh asking price for the automatic is quite high.

NEW MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA FACELIFT PETROL | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | SEP 2022

Variant

Manual

Difference

Automatic

LXI

Rs. 8,35,000

-

-

VXI

Rs. 9,49,000

Rs. 1,50,000

Rs. 10,99,000

ZXI

Rs. 10.59,000

Rs. 1,50,000

Rs. 12,09,000

ZXI Plus

Rs. 11,29,000

Rs. 1,50,000

Rs. 12,79,000

VXI CNG

Rs. 10,44,000

-

-

ZXI CNG

Rs. 11,54,000

-

-

The new Ertiga is also available in 2 CNG variants — VXI and ZXI. The VXI CNG and ZXI CNG variants cost Rs. 10.44 lakh and Rs. 11.54 lakh, respectively. The CNG variants are Rs. 95,000 more expensive than the petrol models. This price difference for CNG is consistent across all Maruti Suzuki models. Considering the official mileage figures and the fuel prices at the time of publishing this article, you can expect to recover the higher upfront cost in about 45,000 to 50,000km. So, the 95,000 premium for the CNG model is reasonable, although you will lose some of the boot space to the CNG fuel tank.

2022 MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA PETROL VS CNG

PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM | SEP 2022

Variant

Petrol-MT

Difference

CNG-MT

VXI

Rs. 9,49,000

Rs. 95,000

Rs. 10,44,000

ZXI

Rs. 10.59,000

Rs. 95,000

Rs. 11,54,000

New Maruti Arena Ertiga Petrol LXI - Base Model Features & Review

The base LXI variant of the new Arena Ertiga is only available with the manual transmission and it costs Rs. 8.35 (ex-showroom). The base model gets the following features as standard:

  • Double-barrel headlamps with halogen projector for low beam
  • 15-inch steel wheels with wheel covers
  • Silver grille
  • Black outside mirrors and door handles
  • All power windows
  • 4x bottle holders
  • Split 2nd and 3rd row seat backs
  • Manual AC
  • Manual central locking
  • Internally-adjustable outside mirrors
  • All power windows
  • 6x adjustable headrests
  • 2x cabin lamps
  • 2x cooled cup holders

The most notable missing features of the base variant are:

  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Rear AC vents (must-have for a large car)
  • Music system
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Remote central locking
  • Body-coloured outside mirror and door handles
  • Power mirrors (must-have for a wide car like Ertiga)

Because of these missing features, we’ll not recommend buying the base LXI variant even to budget-conscious buyers. Instead, you should compromise a little bit on the value and get the higher VXI variant as it’ll offer far better ownership experience. The VXI variant almost justifies the incremental asking price and adds a bunch of must-have features.

MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA LXI

BASE VARIANT STANDARD FEATURES

Safety

Functional

Style

Std. safety features

Tilt steering

60-40 split 2nd row seat backs

15-inch steel wheels

Halogen projector headlamps

All power windows

50-50 split 3rd row seat backs

Wheel covers

Halogen reflector high beam

4x bottle holders in doors

6x adjustable headrests

Silver painted grille

ISOFIX

12V power socket with phone storage

Manual AC

LED tail lamps

Manual central locking

2x cooled cup holders

2x cabin lamps

Full-colour LCD MID

 

Internally adjustable outside mirrors

 

Black door handles and mirrors

New Maruti Arena Ertiga Petrol & CNG LXI vs VXI Variant - Features And Price Comparison

The VXI variant of the 2022 new Ertiga facelift costs Rs. 9.49 lakh with the manual transmission. This price is Rs. 1.14 lakh more than the base LXI variant. VXI trim of the new Ertiga is also available with CNG-manual for additional Rs. 95,000 and petrol-automatic option for additional Rs. 1.50 lakh. The Ertiga VXI CNG-manual and petrol-automatic cost Rs. 10.44 lakh and Rs. 10.99 lakh, respectively. For this additional sum, you get the following notable features:

  • Remote central locking
  • Chrome grille
  • Body-colour outside mirror and door handles
  • Music system with 4x speakers and Bluetooth, AUX, USB
  • Day/night inside mirror
  • 2nd row armrest
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Chrome accents inside cabin
  • 2nd row AC vents
  • Power mirrors with folding
  • Paddle shifters (automatic only)
  • ESP (automatic only)
  • Hill start (automatic only)
  • Rear AC vents with speed control

While the VXI variant seems fairly loaded with must-have features, you might miss the following features in this variant:

  • Rear camera
  • Touchscreen
  • Front armrest
  • Height-adjustable driver seat
  • Auto AC

2022 MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA LXI vs VXI | PRICE COMPARISON

 

LXI

Difference

VXI

CNG-Manual

-

-

Rs. 10,44,000

Difference

-

 

Rs. 95,000

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 8,35,000

Rs. 1,14,000

Rs. 9,49,000

Difference

-

 

Rs. 1,50,000

Petrol-Auto

-

-

Rs. 10,99,000

The VXI variant nicely covers its bases with must-have features and for the features it adds, it isn’t too expensive either. So, we’ll suggest all Ertiga buyers to skip the LXI variant and at least buy VXI. It’ll drastically improve your ownership experience for a small hit in terms of value for money.

MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA VXI

FEATURES OVER LXI

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

ESP (automatic only)

12V power socket in 2nd row

Front passenger seat back pocket

Chrome in gear lever

Hill start (automatic only)

Driver side window anti pinch

2nd row centre armrest

Chrome on parking brake

Central locking alarm

Power mirrors with power folding

Under boot storage (petrol only)

Turn signal on outside mirrors

Music system

Day/night inside mirror

Front passenger side vanity mirror

Chrome grille

Bluetooth, USB, AUX

Paddle shifters (automatic only)

2nd row AC vents with fan speed control

Body-coloured door handles

4x speakers

Remote central locking

 

Body-coloured outside mirrors

Steering-mounted controls

     

2022 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Petrol & CNG VXI vs ZXI Variant - Features And Price Comparison

The ZXI variant of the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga facelift costs Rs. 10.59 lakh with the petrol-manual, Rs. 11.54 lakh with CNG-manual and Rs. 12.09 lakh with petrol-automatic. These prices are Rs. 1.10 lakh higher than the lower VXI variant. For this additional sum, you get the following features:

  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • +2x tweeters
  • Front fog lamps
  • Rear defogger
  • Rear washer wiper
  • Wood grain finish on dashboard and door trim
  • Machined alloy wheels
  • Height-adjustable driver seat
  • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
  • Front armrest
  • Auto AC
  • Telematics
  • Chrome door handles
  • Dual-tone upholstery

2022 MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA VXI vs ZXI | PRICE COMPARISON

 

VXI

Difference

ZXI

CNG-Manual

Rs. 10,44,000

Rs. 1,10,000

Rs. 11,54,000

Difference

Rs. 95,000

 

Rs. 95,000

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 9,49,000

Rs. 1,10,000

Rs. 10.59,000

Difference

Rs. 1,50,000

 

Rs. 1,50,000

Petrol-Auto

Rs. 10,99,000

Rs. 1,10,000

Rs. 12,09,000

The only notable missing features in this variant are rear camera and cruise control. The ZXI variant will look distinct from the outside as well as inside compared to the lower VXI variant. It adds a lot of style and some good-to-have features, which will make it suitable for personal buyers as well. The ZXI variant justifies the incremental asking price over the lower variants and is our top recommendation for all Ertiga buyers. Thankfully, it’s available with all 3 powertrain options so you can buy this variant with your preferred engine-transmission combination.

Only petrol-manual buyers will have to look closely at the on-road price difference between VXI and ZXI to see how much it swells because of the Rs. 10.0 lakh+ ex-showroom price tag. For up to Rs. 1.5 lakh on-road price difference between VXI and ZXI variants, we’ll suggest the ZXI variant over the VXI.

MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA ZXI

FEATURES OVER VXI

Safety & Style

Entertainment

Functional

Rear washer wiper

(-) AUX

Height-adjustable driver seat

Wood grain finish on dashboard and door

7-inch touchscreen

Keyless entry with push-button start/stop

Rear defogger

Android Auto

Front armrest with storage

Front fog lamps

Apple Carplay

Height-adjustable front seatbelts

Dual-tone fabric seats

+2x tweeters

12V power socket in 3rd row

Machined alloy wheels

 

Telematics

Chrome door handles

 

Auto AC

   

Driver seat back pocket

2022 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Petrol ZXI vs ZXI Plus Variant - Features And Price Comparison

The ZXI Plus variant of the new Ertiga facelift is available with petrol-manual and petrol-automatic options costing Rs. 11.29 lakh and Rs. 12.79 lakh, respectively. These prices are Rs. 70,000 higher than the lower ZXI variant. For this additional sum, you get the following features:

  • Cruise control
  • Leather steering with wood finish
  • Auto headlamps
  • 2x side thorax airbags
  • Rear camera
  • ESP and hill start with manual transmission (all automatic variant get it as standard)

2022 MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA ZXI vs ZXI PLUS | PRICE COMPARISON

 

ZXI

Difference

ZXI Plus

CNG-Manual

Rs. 11,54,000

-

-

Difference

Rs. 95,000

 

-

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 10.59,000

Rs. 70,000

Rs. 11,29,000

Difference

Rs. 1,50,000

 

Rs. 1,50,000

Petrol-Auto

Rs. 12,09,000

Rs. 70,000

Rs. 12,79,000

Even in the top variant, you don’t get LED headlamps, 360 camera and curtain airbags. It also gets fairly small 15-inch wheels with 185-section tyres. It’s surprising because even the smaller Baleno hatchback gets 195-section tyres with 16-inch wheels. However, from a value perspective, this variant seems like a slightly expensive upgrade and for most buyers. You can still consider upgrading to the ZXI Plus trim if you want these features for a small compromise in terms of value for money.

MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA ZXI PLUS

FEATURES OVER ZXI

Safety & Style

Functional

Rear camera

Outside mirror open/close w/ key

2x front side thorax airbags

Auto headlamps

Leather steering with wood finish

Follow home headlamps

ESP & Hill start (w/ manual also)

Cruise control

Which Variant Of The New Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Petrol Should You Buy?

First let’s address the 2022 Ertiga facelift petrol-manual buyers. The LXI variant is too basic to offer a decent ownership experience and is not recommended at all. Even if you’re on a tight budget, we’ll suggest buying at least the VXI variant. With this option, you’re only slightly compromising on value for a far superior ownership experience. If you can stretch your budget a bit, then the ZXI variant is our top recommendation as it offers better value for money.

The only problem with buying the new Ertiga ZXI petrol-manual is its Rs. 10.0 lakh ex-showroom price tag, which will drastically increase the on-road price. Still if the on-road price jump to the ZXI variant is up to Rs. 1.50 lakh, we’ll still suggest getting the ZXI variant over the VXI. The top model is slightly expensive for the additional good-to-have features it offers. You can still consider buying it if you are comfortable spending a little more for the features.

NEW 2022 MARUTI ARENA ERTIGA PETROL-MANUAL

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Prices

Recommendation

LXI

Rank 3

Rs. 8,35,000

Not Recommended

VXI

Rank 4

Rs. 9,49,000

Best variant for budget buyers

ZXI

Rank 1

Rs. 10.59,000

Top recommended for personal use

ZXI Plus

Rank 2

Rs. 11,29,000

Expensive upgrade

Just like the petrol-manual, for petrol-automatic buyers also, the VXI is a suitable option if you’re on a tight budget. However, we strongly recommend stretching a bit for the ZXI variant as it offers better value with significant visual differentiation. The ZXI Plus is a bit expensive for what it offers and doesn't add enough must-have features to warrant an upgrade either. So, you can buy it if you want cruise control and other top model features.

NEW 2022 MARUTI ARENA ERTIGA PETROL-AUTOMATIC

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Prices

Recommendation

VXI

Rank 3

Rs. 10,99,000

Best variant for budget buyers

ZXI

Rank 1

Rs. 12,09,000

Top recommended

ZXI Plus

Rank 2

Rs. 12,79,000

Expensive upgrade

The new Ertiga CNG is now available in 2 variants. If you don’t want to stretch your budget, then the VXI variant is a suitable choice. For most personal buyers, the ZXI variant will offer better ownership experience and value for money. It also offers visual differentiation to help shed some of the ‘cab’ image with features like alloy wheels and chrome elements.

NEW 2022 MARUTI ARENA ERTIGA CNG-MANUAL

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Prices

Recommendation

VXI CNG

Rank 2

Rs. 10,44,000

Best variant for budget buyers

ZXI CNG

Rank 1

Rs. 11,54,000

Top recommended

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Petrol & CNG?

After the 2022 facelift update, the new Ertiga is now more efficient than the older one. It now pushes out 20.51kmpl mileage with the manual transmission and 20.30kmpl with the automatic. Speaking of automatic, the car now gets a new 6-speed torque converter, which probably also helps with improving the efficiency of the engine. The CNG model has about the same mileage figure as before. These fuel efficiency numbers are significantly better than the Carens 1.5L, which only promises 15.7kmpl mileage. However, it makes up for the lower efficiency figures with better power and torque output.

In terms of performance figures, the new Ertiga and XL6 are slightly down but the tradeoff is more than worth the slight compromise as the mileage figures are considerably better. Shockingly, the XL6 manages to deliver slightly better mileage figures even with larger alloy wheels. This is because the XL6 has different kinds of low-rolling resistance tyres.

If you’re considering buying the new Ertiga CNG, then you’ll have to pay an additional Rs. 95,000. While it seems a little high in one glance, you can recover this with just 45,000 - 50,000km of driving.

Find out how you can get the best mileage or fuel efficiency from your car:

10 Tips To Get Better Mileage From Your Petrol, Diesel Or CNG Car

2022 MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA PETROL & CNG Vs RIVALS

PETROL ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

 

Ertiga Petrol

Ertiga CNG

XL6

Carens

Displacement

1.5L Hybrid

1.5L Normal

1.5L Hybrid

1.5L Normal

Cylinder

4

4

4

4

Cubic Capacity

1462cc

1462cc

1462cc

1497cc

Maximum Power

103PS @ 6000rpm

88PS @ 5500rpm

103PS @ 6000rpm

115PS @ 6300rpm

Power:Weight

86PS/t

70.4PS/t

86PS/t

94PS/t*

Peak Torque

137Nm @ 4400rpm

122Nm @ 4200rpm

137Nm @ 4400rpm

144Nm @ 4500rpm

Torque:Weight

114Nm/t

97.6Nm/t

114Nm/t

118Nm/t*

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

6-speed

Manual FE

20.51kmpl

26.11kmpkg

20.97kmpl

15.7kmpl

Automatic

6-speed TC

-

6-speed TC

-

Auto FE

20.30kmpl

-

20.27kmpl

-

*Estimated

You can use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how much any petrol, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

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What Are The Dimensions Of The New Maruti Suzuki Ertiga?

The Carens is a larger car than the Ertiga and XL6 and you’ll notice the difference without a measuring tape when you see these cars on the road next to one another. The Ertiga is even slightly smaller than the XL6 in all exterior aspects. Still, the Ertiga and XL6 manage to deliver about the same boot space with all seats upright. After the 2022 update, the Ertiga continues to get 15-inch wheels with 185-section tyres while the XL6 now gets larger, 16-inch wheels with 1-size wider tyres.

MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA VS COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Ertiga

XL6

Carens

Length

4395

4445mm

4540mm

Width

1735

1775mm

1800mm

Height

1690

1755mm

1708mm

Wheelbase

2740

2740mm

2780mm

Ground Clearance

180mm*

180mm*

190mm*

Boot Space

209L

550L (2-row)

209L

550L (2-row)

216L

Fuel Tank

45L

60L (CNG)

45L

45L

Tyre Size (Base)

185/65 R15

195/60 R16

195/65 R15

Tyre Size (Top)

185/65 R15

195/60 R16

205/65 R16

*Estimated

What Are The Colour Options Of The New Maruti Arena Ertiga Petrol & CNG?

The new Ertiga facelift is available in the following 6 monotone exterior colours:

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

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we classify 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

 

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Exception - New City, Slavia

Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D

4500-4750mm

Carens, XUV700, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

       

D+ Segment

D+

4750+mm

Gloster, Fortuner, Superb, 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.

2 Comments

  1. R Rahul says:
    January 26 2022 00:51:16

    Eartiga cng new model m kai aayi hai to plese contact me

  2. B Biju Mathew says:
    May 07 2022 18:14:10

    Well researched artical ,properly structures so that any layman can understand. A good read for buyer's .

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