Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 1.5 diesel vs rivals: Specifications comparison

14th May 2019 6:00 am

With the new 1.5-litre diesel engine under its hood, is the Ertiga now a better match for its rivals? Find out here.

Maruti Suzuki has launched the Ertiga with its new in-house developed 1.5-litre diesel engine. As on the Ciaz where it made its debut, the engine makes 95hp and 225Nm on the MPV and comes coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox. However, the new engine does not replace the tried-and-tested 90hp, 1.3-litre diesel; instead they will be sold alongside each other. The addition of this higher capacity unit means that the Ertiga is now even better equipped to compete against its closest rival MPVs, namely the Mahindra Marazzo and the Renault Lodgy. We compare the top-spec variants of each, on paper.

Dimensions

In terms of dimensions, the Ertiga is the shortest, narrowest and has the smallest turning radius in this comparison. However, despite its compact footprint, the Ertiga has a spacious cabin and the second largest boot. The Lodgy has the longest wheelbase and also the largest turning radius, at 5.55m. The Mahindra Marazzo is the largest across all parameters barring the wheelbase and the boot space, which at 190 litres is the smallest of the lot.

2019 Ertiga 1.5 diesel vs rivals: Dimensions
Ertiga 1.5MarazzoLodgy
Length4395mm4585mm4522mm
Width1735mm1866mm1767mm
Height1690mm1774mm1709mm
Wheelbase2740mm2760mm2810mm
Turning radius5.2m5.25m5.55m
Boot space209 litres190 litres207 litres

Engine, gearbox and mileage

With the introduction of the new 1.5-litre diesel, the Ertiga is now on par with its rivals in terms of engine displacement. However, it does miss out on the mild-hybrid setup that is available with the older 1.3-litre unit. All competitors here are powered by turbocharged, 1.5-litre, four-cylinder diesel motors. However, the Ertiga’s unit puts out the least amount of power (95hp) and also the lowest torque figure (225Nm). The Marazzo is the clear segment leader here with 123hp and 300Nm on tap. All MPVs come with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. In terms of fuel efficiency, the Ertiga 1.5 reigns supreme with an ARAI-rated 24.20kpl, followed by Lodgy that is rated at 19.98kpl. The Marazzo is the most powerful but trails the other two MPV’s in fuel economy with a figure of 17.3kpl.

2019 Ertiga 1.5 diesel vs rivals: Engine, gearbox & mileage
Ertiga 1.5MarazzoLodgy
Displacement1498cc1498cc1461cc
Type4 cyls, turbocharged4 cyls, turbocharged4 cyls, turbocharged
Power95hp at 4000rpm123hp at 3500rpm110hp at 4000rpm
Torque225Nm at 1500-2500rpm300Nm at 1750-2500rpm245Nm at 1750rpm
Gearbox6-speed MT6-speed MT6-speed MT
Fuel efficiency (ARAI)24.20kpl17.30kpl19.98kpl

Features

All MPVs in this comparison come well equipped in their top-spec variants. All feature a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, keyless entry and rear parking sensors with a camera. However, the Lodgy misses out on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Ertiga is the only one here that gets a push-button start/stop system, while the Lodgy is the odd one out, missing out on auto climate control. In terms of safety, all the MPVs come with dual airbags, ABS and EBD.

2019 Ertiga 1.5 diesel vs rivals: Features
Ertiga 1.5MarazzoLodgy
Airbags222
Infotainment7.0-inch touchscreen7.0-inch touchscreen7.0-inch touchscreen
Apple CarPlay/Android AutoYes/YesYes/YesNo/No
Keyless entry/Push-button start-stopYes/YesYes/NoYes/No
Climate controlAuto 1-zoneAuto 1-zoneManual
Rear parking sensors with cameraYesYesYes

Prices

The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga continues to undercut all its rivals on all trim levels. The Ertiga is the best-selling MPV in the segment and with a price this competitive, it sure seems like it will remain just so.

2019 Ertiga 1.5 diesel vs rivals: Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Ertiga 1.5Marazzo*Lodgy
Base-specRs 9.86 lakhRs 10.18 lakh-
Mid-specRs 10.69 lakhRs 11.45-13.00 lakh-
Top-specRs 11.20 lakhRs 14.58 lakhRs 12.11 lakh

*Mahindra Marazzo prices are ex-showroom, pan-India 

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