With the 2018 Maruti Ertiga just launched in India, it is time to compare it with rivals. We compare these three offerings in terms of price, features, dimensions and engine specifications. 2018 Maruti Ertiga vs Mahindra Marazzo vs Honda BRV.
Dimensions – With all three competitors in 7/8 seater, three row seating options, the Ertiga sees increased dimensions as compared to its earlier counterpart. The new Ertiga now stand 4,395mm in length, 1,735mm in width and 1,690mm in height while wheelbase measures 2,740mm. It also gets a 45 liter fuel tank and boot space of 153 liters.
The Honda BRV is longer than the new Ertiga at 4,453mm while width is the same at 1,735mm and height is lower at 1,666mm along with wheelbase at 2,662mm. The Honda BRV fuel tank is also smaller than the Ertiga at 42 liters. Mahindra Marazzo dimensions stand a clear winner in this segment of competitors at 4,585mm length, 1,866mm width and 1,774mm height. It has a 2,760mm long wheelbase and fuel tank of 45 liter capacity.
Features – The second generation Maruti Ertiga boasts of some outstanding features. In its new avatar it gets a redesigned exterior with chrome accents on grille, double barrel headlamps, new bumpers and new 20 spoke alloy wheels. Its interiors get upgrades, and though it retains its 7 seater layout, space is at a premium. The cabin is done up in beige with faux wood dashboard, wood inserts on steering wheel and doors and in terms of infotainment, the Ertiga sports a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth.
Honda BRV boasts of a flashy exterior. It gets a commanding road presence with solid wing front race, projector headlamps and LED position lamps. It sits on 16” alloy wheels and gets glossy metallic color options. Interior comfort level has been enhanced with quality upholstery, automatic climate control three pod instrument cluster and roof mounted AC vents for second row passengers
The shark inspired Mahindra Marazzo gets LED headlamps with LED DRLs, 17” black finished alloy wheels and interiors that boast of spacious second and third row seating, roof mounted AC system, a 7” touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Comparing features, while the new Ertiga gets several safety features, the Honda BRV gets advanced technology while the Marazzo commands a strong market presence with a more dominating stance.
Engine Specifications – Ertiga is powered by a 1.5 liter petrol engine offering 103 bhp power and 138 Nm torque. Its 1.3 liter diesel engine produces 90 bhp power and 200 Nm torque with both these engines get mated to a 5 speed manual while the petrol engine also gets a 4 speed automatic transmission.
Honda BRV engine is a 1498cc i-VTEC engine offering 119 PS power at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm torque at 4,600 rpm. The 1495cc i-DTEC engine delivers 100 PS power at 3,600 rpm and 200 Nm torque at 1,750 rpm. Both engines get mated to a 6 speed manual transmission while the petrol variant can also be had with a CVT.
The diesel engine of the Mahindra Marazzo is the most powerful of the trio. Its 1.5 liter diesel engine offers 125 PS power and 300 Nm torque. The Mahindra Marazzo is not offered in a petrol variant which could come in sometime by 2020.
Mileage – The company claims that the new Ertiga offers best in class fuel efficiency with the petrol MT capable of 19.34 kmpl, petrol AT offering 18.69 kmpl and its diesel engine offering 25.47 kmpl. Honda BRV diesel engine offers 21.9 kmpl while the Marazzo engine is capable of fuel efficiency at 17.3 kmpl.
Price – The newly launched Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is price higher than its earlier counterpart, but lower than its competitors, with prices ranging between INR 7.44 – 10.90 lakhs. On the other hand, the Honda BRV price ranges between INR 9.45-13.74 lakhs and the Mahindra Marazzo is priced between INR 9.99-13.90 lakhs.
Variants – Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is presented in four variants of L, V, Z and Z+ while the Honda BRV variants include five variants – E, S, V, V, CVT and top variant VX with leather package. The Mahindra Marazzo is offered in four variants: M2, M4, M6 and top spec M8.
Conclusion – Of the three cars, if you want value for money, it is the Maruti Ertiga for you. It has all the important features to make it one of the best in the segment. But if money is not a concern, and you are looking to buy the best MPV in this segment, it has to be Mahindra Marazzo. Priced about Rs 12 lakhs cheaper than the Toyota Innova Crysta, the Mahindra Marazzo is a class apart when compared with rivals.