Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Petrol CNG Variants Explained Which One to Buy

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Petrol CNG Variants Explained Which One to Buy

In this variants explained article, youll find out which variant of the 2021 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga petrol & CNG you should buy based on the August 2021 price, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we will compare and objectively analyse Ertigas petrol & CNG variants and features. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the 2021 Maruti Suzuki Arena Ertiga with its competitors and other petrol-powered 3-row cars and MPVs like Maruti Suzuki Nexa XL6.

 

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

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

The pros or advantages of Ertiga petrol are:

  • Maruti’s reliability and omnipresent service network
  • Good fuel efficiency from the hybrid petrol engine - even with the power-sapping torque converter automatic
  • Option of CNG in a reasonably-loaded VXI variant
  • Decent ground clearance of 180mm
  • Top-notch survivability* score in GNCAP crash safety tests is right up there with the 5-star rated XUV300 and Nexon

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

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

  • Automatic transmission is of the vintage, power-sapping torque converter variety and only a 4-speed one
  • No diesel engine option
  • LXI doesn’t get must-have features like rear AC vents, remote central locking, day/night mirror, etc.
  • Some buyers don’t want to drive around in a car with a ‘taxi’ image (consider buying the Nexa XL6 Zeta instead - XL6 Variants Explained)
  • 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)
  • Although the survivability score is good, a 3-star overall GNCAP safety rating may not inspire confidence among buyers

What Is The Price Of 2021 Maruti Suzuki Arena Ertiga?

The Maruti Ertiga is available in 4 variants with the petrol engine and a manual transmission. The prices for the Ertiga petrol-manual start at Rs. 7.82 lakh and go up to Rs. 9.9 lakh. The VXI variant is also available with the CNG for an additional Rs. 90,000. You can have the VXI and ZXI variants with a torque converter automatic transmission as well for an additional Rs. 1.2 lakh.

MARUTI SUZUKI ARENA ERTIGA | PRICE LIST

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | AUGUST 2021

VARIANTS

MANUAL

DIFFERENCE

AUTOMATIC

LXI

Rs. 7,81,500

--

--

VXI

Rs. 8,56,500

Rs. 1,20,000

Rs. 9,76,500

VXI CNG

Rs. 9,46,500

--

--

ZXI

Rs. 9,39,500

Rs. 1,20,000

Rs. 10,59,500

ZXI+

Rs. 9,91,000

--

--

 

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga LXI - Base Model Features & Review

The base LXI variant of the Ertiga costs Rs. Rs. 7.82 lakh and is only available with a petrol engine and a manual transmission. The notable standard features of the Ertiga LXI are 60-40 split-folding with sliding and reclining second row, 50-50 folding third row, cooled cup holders, halogen projector headlamps, full-colour MID and all power windows.

For a big car like Ertiga, rear AC vents should be standard when small cars like the Nios get the feature in most of its variants. Besides some basic features like a music system and remote central locking, the LXI variant also doesn’t get a day-night inside mirror. Although, it is neither difficult to install nor too expensive. Because of these missing features, we suggest that you consider upgrading to a higher variant.

Also Watch - 2021 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Variants Explained | LXI, VXI, ZXI, ZXI+ | The Ultimate Analysis | June

ERTIGA LXI | FEATURES

Rs. 7,81,500 (PETROL MT)

Safety

Functional

Style

Std Safety Features

60:40 Split Second Row

Cooled Cup Holders (2)

Body Coloured Bumpers

ISOFIX

Tilt Steering

Front Power Outlet

LED Tail Lamps

Front Seatbelt Pretensioners w/ Load Limiters

Adjustable Headrests in All Rows

Driver Sunvisor w/ Ticket Holder

Coloured MID

Central Locking

Slide & Recline Second Row

Front & Rear Cabin Lamp 

Black ORVMs & Door Handles

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

50:50 Split Third Row w/ Recline

All Door Pockets

R15 Steel Wheels

Projector Headlamps

All Power Windows w/ Driver Side Auto Down

 

 

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga LXI vs VXI Variant

The price difference between the Ertiga LXI and VXI variants with petrol-manual is Rs. 75,000. The VXI petrol manual costs Rs. 8.57 lakh while the petrol automatic costs 9.77 lakh, which is Rs. 1.2 lakh more.

MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA | PRICE COMPARISON

 

LXI

DIFFERENCE

VXI

PETROL MT

Rs 7,81,500

Rs. 75,000

Rs 8,56,500

DIFFERENCE

   

Rs 1,20,000

PETROL AT

NA

--

Rs 9,76,500

 

The VXI variant of the Ertiga also has the option of CNG for an additional Rs. 90,000 and it costs Rs. 9.47 lakh.

MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA VXI MT | PRICE COMPARISON

PETROL

DIFFERENCE

CNG

Rs 8,56,500

Rs. 90,000

Rs 9,46,500

 

The notable additional features of the Ertiga VXI are day/night inside mirror, rear AC vents, power-adjustable and foldable outside mirrors, wheel covers, music system with steering-mounted controls, a rear armrest and remote central locking.

Just from a value-for-money perspective, it doesn’t completely justify the upgrade. However, the VXI variant adds most of the must-have features and it’ll offer a far better ownership experience than the LXI. For petrol-automatic buyers, the upgrade is almost justified as the VXI AT also gets some extra safety features. Moreover, it costs less than Rs. 10 lakh, which should help save on the on-road price.

For CNG buyers, this is the only option. Thankfully, the VXI variant of Ertiga gets most of the must-have features. So, it’s a good option for Ertiga CNG buyers.

ERTIGA VXI | FEATURES OVER LXI

Rs 8,56,500 (PETROL MT) | Rs 9,76,500 (PETROL AT) | Rs 9,46,500 (CNG MT)

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Day/Night IRVM

Audio System

Rear AC Vents & Power Outlet

Chrome Exterior & Interior Detailing

Anti-theft Alarm

USB & Bluetooth Connectivity

Remote Central Locking

Wheel Covers

Electronic Stability Control (AT)

Steering Mounted Controls

Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVMs

Turn Signal on  ORVMs

Hill Start Assist (AT)

4 Speakers

Passenger Side Vanity Mirror

Body Coloured Door Handles

   

Rear Armrest

Body Coloured ORVMs

   

Split Luggage Board (petrol)

 

 

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga VXI vs ZXI Variant

The price difference between the Ertiga VXI and ZXI variants is Rs. 83,000 with petrol manual and petrol automatic. The Ertiga ZXI costs Rs. 9.4 lakh with the manual and Rs. 10.6 lakh with the automatic. (ex-showroom).

MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA | PRICE COMPARISON

 

VXI

DIFFERENCE

ZXI

MT

Rs 8,56,500

Rs. 83,000

Rs 9,39,500

DIFFERENCE

Rs 1,20,000

 

Rs 1,20,000

AT

Rs 9,76,500

Rs. 83,000

Rs 10,59,500

 

In terms of additional features, the ZXI variant gets front armrest, keyless entry with push-button start-stop, rear defogger, washer and wiper, auto AC, height-adjustable driver seat and 15-inch alloy wheels.

Also Watch - Ertiga ZXI vs XL6 Zeta | Which Is Better₹| Jan 2021 | The Ultimate Analysis

While most of these are good-to-have, at least on the value front, the ZXI completely justifies the upgrade over any of the lower variants and this is our top-recommended variant. Petrol automatic buyers will need to factor in the higher on-road cost as the registration may cost more in some states. But for a more balanced ownership experience, we’d suggest you upgrade to the ZXI automatic if your budget allows.

ERTIGA ZXI | FEATURES OVER VXI

Rs 9,39,500 (PETROL MT) | Rs 10,59,500 (PETROL AT)

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

Rear Defogger

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

Dashboard & Door Wooden Trim

Front Fog Lamps

Front Armrest

Rear Chrome Insert

Rear Wiper & Washer

Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

R15 Alloy Wheels

2 Tweeters

Auto AC

Chrome Door Handles

 

Third Row Power Outlet

 
 

Front Seat Belt Height Adjuster

 

 

Maruti Suzuki Arena Ertiga ZXI vs ZXI Plus Variant

The top-spec ZXI Plus variant of the Ertiga is only available in petrol-manual configuration and it costs Rs. 9.91 lakh with the manual transmission. The ex-showroom price difference between the Ertiga ZXI and ZXI Plus petrol manual is Rs. 51,500.

MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA | PRICE COMPARISON

 

ZXI

DIFFERENCE

ZXI+

MT

Rs 9,39,500

Rs. 51,500

Rs 9,91,000

DIFFERENCE

Rs 1,20,000

 

--

AT

Rs 10,59,500

--

NA

 

The notable additional features of the ZXI Plus are a rear parking camera and touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple Carplay. At this asking price, you’re better off buying the ZXI instead of the ZXI Plus as it’s not worth upgrading to this variant.

ERTIGA ZXI+ | FEATURES OVER ZXI

Rs 9,91,000 (PETROL MT)

Safety

Entertainment

Style

Rear Parking Camera

7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment

Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel w/ Wooden Finish

 

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

 

 

Which Variant Of The 2021 Maruti Suzuki Arena Ertiga Petrol & CNG Should You Buy?

If you’re considering buying the petrol-manual Ertiga, then you should at least buy the VXI variant as LXI is missing several must-have features. If you can afford it, then the ZXI variant is a good choice and a better value for money option than the VXI. The ZXI Plus trim is not worth upgrading. ZXI Plus buyers should instead consider the Nexa XL6.

MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA MANUAL | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

LXI

Rank 1

Rs 7,81,500

Lacks basic features. Upgrade to VXI

VXI

Rank 3

Rs 8,56,500

Gets basic must-have features. Suitable for budget buyers.

ZXI

Rank 2

Rs 9,39,500

Top recommended

ZXI+

Rank 4

Rs 9,91,000

Not worth upgrading

 

Ertiga CNG buyers have only the VXI variant as an option. This variant is reasonably loaded with most of the must-have features. So, CNG buyers can buy this variant.

For the Ertiga petrol automatic buyers, the VXI is more suitable as it also costs less than Rs. 10 lakh and will be considerably cheaper on-road in most states. However, if you have a higher budget, then you can go with the ZXI variant as it’ll offer a better ownership experience in the long term.

MARUTI SUZUKI ERTIGA AUTOMATIC | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

VXI

Rank 1

Rs 9,76,500

Gets basic must-have features. Suitable for budget buyers

ZXI

Rank 2

Rs 10,59,500

Top recommended

 

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2021 Maruti Suzuki Arena Ertiga Petrol & CNG?

The Ertiga petrol has the same 1.5-litre hybrid petrol engine as the Ciaz. It makes 105PS of power and 138Nm of torque. However, theres also hybrid technology, which adds some off-peak torque at low RPMs for better low-speed driveability and efficiency in the city.

The 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission is a letdown as torque converters eat up a lot of performance and fuel efficiency in stop-and-go city traffic. Moreover, it’s a 4-speed unit in times when rival manufacturers have 6-speed AMTs, 7-speed DCTs and 6-speed TCs in their portfolio. Although, with the help of hybrid tech, the Ertiga manages to post strong efficiency figures of 18kmpl even with this automatic transmission. That figure is just 1kmpl less than what you get with the manual transmission.

With the CNG, the Ertiga makes 92PS of power and 122Nm of torque. With these figures, the Ertiga and Triber 1.0L petrol have a similar torque-to-weight ratio. So, while the Triber by itself, may appear underpowered on the spec sheet, its drivability will be no worse than the Ertiga CNG. With the CNG, the Ertiga delivers 26.08kmpkg.

ERTIGA vs RIVALS | ENGINE SPECS

 

Ertiga

Nexa XL6

Triber

Displacement

1.5L, mild hybrid

1.5L CNG

1.5L, mild hybrid

1.0L

Cylinder

4

4

4

3

Cubic Capacity

1462cc

1462cc

1462cc

999cc

Power

105PS @ 6000rpm

92PS@6000 rpm

105PS @ 6000rpm

72PS @ 6250rpm

Power: Weight

90.52PS/t

74.49PS/t

88.98PS/t

75PS/t

Torque

138Nm @ 4400rpm

122Nm@4400rpm

138Nm @ 4400rpm

96Nm @ 3500rpm

Torque: Weight

118.96Nm/t

98.79Nm/t

116.95Nm/t

100Nm/t

Manual

Transmission

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual

Claimed FE

19.01kmpl

26.08kmpkg

19.01kmpl

18.4kmpl

Automatic

Transmission

4-speed TC

--

4-speed TC

5-speed AMT

Automatic

Claimed FE

17.99kmpl

--

17.99kmpl

18.3kmpl

 

What Are The Dimensions Of The 2021 Maruti Suzuki Arena Ertiga?

In terms of dimensions, the Ertiga and the XL6 are naturally similar and a fair bit longer than the triber. This extra length not only results in better legroom for third-row occupants but also shows in the 3-row boot space figures. The Ertiga and XL6 have 209 litres of boot space with all 3 rows upright while the Triber only has 84 litres. In a surprise twist, the Triber manages to handily beat the Ertiga with bigger boot space in a 2-row setup. The third row of the Triber is not only foldable but also removable. This liberates 625 litres of cargo room where the Maruti twins only deliver 550 litres. All of these cars offer about the same ground clearance of 180mm.

ERTIGA vs RIVALS | DIMENSIONS

 

Ertiga

Nexa XL6

Triber

Length

4395mm

4445mm

3990mm

Width

1735mm

1775mm

1739mm

Height

1690mm

1700mm

1643mm

Wheelbase

2740mm

2740mm

2636mm

Ground Clearance

180mm

180mm

182mm

Boot space

550-lt (2 row)

209-lt (3-row)

550-lt (2 row)

209-lt (3-row)

625-lt (2-row)

84-lt (3-row)

Fuel Tank

45-lt (Petrol)

60-lt (CNG)

45-lt

40-lt

Tyre Size (Base)

185/65 R15

185/65 R15

165/80 R14

Tyre Size (Top)

185/65 R15

185/65 R15

185/65 R15

 

What Are The Colour Options Of The 2021 Maruti Suzuki Arena Ertiga?

The 2021 Ertiga is available in the following 5 colour options:

  • White
  • Silver
  • Grey
  • Blue
  • Dark Red

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

B2

3850-3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000-4499mm

Ciaz, New City (Exception), 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

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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