Sales of cars in the MPV segment are on the rise and there is stiff competetion among all manufacturers as they compete for number one position. The segment has seen many new entrants recently. Some of the cars that compete for space in this segment are the Chevrolet Enjoy, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Honda Mobilio, Toyota Innova etc.
The specification comparison sheet has been prepared by comparing Enjoy TCDi LTZ 8 seater with Ertiga ZDi (Diesel) and Enjoy Petrol LTZ 8 seater with the Ertiga ZXi. Compare full features Chevrolet Enjoy Vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.
Chevrolet Enjoy Vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (Design and Exteriors)
Chevrolet Enjoy is perhaps the most plain looking car in the segment. The car indeed looks plain with its very sharp and straight creases, however the car is indeed very elegant to look at. The front of the car has a triple slat chrome grille which carries the golden bow tie logo of Chevrolet. Slightly swept back headlights are the most stylish feature that you would note at the front end of the car. The creases under the headlights flow into the sides of the car and run all the way to the back. Front bumper houses fog lamps and a small air dam to direct air towards the engine. From the sides, you will notice, the car looks plain and large glass area that makes the car look roomier. The 3rd row of seats have butterfly windows which is indeed a nice touch. The rear of the car too does not break away from the other styling cues present all around. The rear has tail light cluster which is looks typical of MUV and the chrome strip present over the number plate brakes the monotony if only a little. The ground clearance of the petrol version of the car is 161mm and diesel version is 165mm which is indeed not inspiring and restricts the car to be used only in urban areas.
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is the more rounded and stylish looking car of the two. The car is based on the Swift platform. The front of the car, unlike, Enjoy, is bulbous and houses huge sweptback headlamps. The fog lamps housed in the bumpers and the grille etc. are swift inspired. On the sides, you will notice that there are huge wheel arches that makes the car look sporty and muscular. The ORVMs have integrated indicators which makes the car look premium. You would also notice the large wraparound taillights that are visible from the sides. You get 15 inch wheels on the Ertiga unlike Enjoy which only uses 14 inch wheels. The rear of the car is also great to look at and you would notice that the big taillight cluster that adorns the rear of the car. The rear bumper makes use of double reflectors which breaks the monotony of otherwise plain looking bumper.
Chevrolet Enjoy Vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (Interiors and Features)
If you would been in a Swift or Dzire, you would find the interiors of Ertiga very familiar. The dashboard uses the beige and brown scheme that may not be to everone’s taste. However, it does make the interiors very spacious and roomy. The 1st and 2nd rows of seats score higher, when compared to Swift and Swift Dzire. There are three rows of seats available and can easily accommodate 7 people in comfort. There’s enough room for passengers in the first and second row of seats but tall passengers may struggle with legroom as well as headroom in the 3rd row of speeds. The cargo space of the car can be increased to 400 litres from 135 litres by folding the rear seats. There are spaces for bottle holders in doors and there are seat-back pockets, a central armrest, glove box that makes place for knick-knacks too. There are cup holders available for both the front passengers to place their drinks at. A 2 DIN audio system with speakers and tweeters takes care of entertainment. You also get USB, AUX-in support for connectivity.
Chevrolet Enjoy has black and beige interiors which pleases the eyes. palette that perfectly complements each other. There are faux wood inserts that give a somewhat premium feel. There are spaces all around for bottle and cups etc. The quality of interiors design and plastics is not very inspiring though. The quality of plastics used could have been better though. There are AC vents for 2nd as well as 3rd row of passengers. There is enough room for passengers in three rows of seating and you can choose the seating configuration of your choice. The top variant of the car also get a 2 DIN audio system with USB, bluetooth and Aux-in connectivity. The boot space of the car is great too at 195-litres which can be extended even further to 630-litres by folding last row of seats.
Chevrolet Enjoy Vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (Engine and Transmission)
The Ertiga is available with both petrol and diesel motors. The 1.4 litre K-Series petrol engine churns a maximum power of 93.7bhp and peak torque of 130Nm while the 1.3 litre Multijet turbo diesel engine produces peak power of 88.7bhp at 4000rpm and maximum torque of 202.2Nm at 1750rpm. There is an additional CNG variant available with the petrol version. Both the engines are linked to a five speed manual transmission.
The Enjoy too is available with both petrol and diesel engines. The 1.3-litre diesel engine produces maximum power of 76bhp at 4000rpm and peak torque of 205Nm at 1750rpm. The 1.4 litre petrol engine produces a maximum of 98.82bhp of power at 6000rpm and a maximum torque of 131Nm at 4400rpm The engines are coupled with a 5 speed transmission is both the engine types.
Chevrolet Enjoy Vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (Safety features and Mileage)
Ertiga comes with disc brakes at front and drum brakes at rear. You also get ABS (antilock braking system) with EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution), Brake Assist (BA), central locking, engine immobilizer, driver and passenger airbags, keyless entry, antitheft device etc. The Chevrolet Enjoy too uses ventilated discs at front and drum brakes at rear. You get ABS, EBD but the car misses out on the brake assist feature. There are airbags for both the passengers at front in the top variant of the car. In addition there are features like central locking, engine immobilizer, antitheft device that you would find mid as well as the top variants of the car.
The Ertiga petrol manages to deliver a mileage of 16.02kmpl on highways and 12.3kmpl in city traffic. While its diesel engine delivers 20.77kmpl on highways and 17.2kmpl in city conditions. With CNG, the car promises to deliver a mileage of 22.8km/kg on highways and 19.35km/kg in city conditions. The petrol version of Enjoy promises to deliver a fuel efficiency of 13.7kmpl over highways and 11.2kmpl in city conditions. The 1.3-diesel variant of the car delivers 18.2kmpl over freeways and 15.8kmpl in city conditions.
The competition between these cars is neck to neck since both the cars are equally well equipped. The looks of the Ertiga are somewhat more pleasant and rounded. Ertiga is the car that looks least like the van. In fact the same can be said of the interiors of the Ertiga which are of better quality. Ertiga also comes with CNG option which is indeed a big plus considering the rising fuel prices. The Ertiga beats Enjoy in this comparison if only by a small margin.
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