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Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (2012-2015) Overview
In terms of driving dynamics, the Maruti Ertiga is better than many sedans available in the market, that too with an additional thir row seat.The company positioned it as a sedan substitute that delivers 85 percet extra of what Xylo and Innova offers within less price. Despite sharing the same engine, Ertiga gives a tough competition to its own sibling ‘Maruti SX4’. Maruti Ertiga is Rs.70, 000 cheaper than the SX4 and spacious interior is an obvious add-on. Etriga is more compact than most of the C2-segment sedans. Being based on the Swift platform, this compact MPV looks stylish, but won’t appeal either.
Overall build quality is better than the Maruti Swift and Dzire, but stiffness lacks somewhere. The interior of Ertiga is comfortable and spaciousm, though it feels quite familiar. It comes loaded with rich upholstery and several features like sound audio system with CD player, USB and Aux ports options, power windows, steering-mounted audio controls, powered mirrors, well cushioned seats, flexible seating, good cargo capacity, luggage options and more. Maruti Ertiga is available in two engine options – petrol and diesel. Both versions get 4 cylinder in-line arrangement. Its 1.4-litre, K14b petrol engine delivers a peak power of 93.7bhp and maximum torque of 130Nmm, while resulting into low NVH levels and friction.
On the other side, its 1.3litre multijet tubo diesel engine is powered with DDiS (Direct Diesel Injection System) and VGT (Variable Geometry Turbo). It produces a top power and torque of 88.7bhp at 4000rpm and 202.2Nm at 1750rpm respectively. Despite more power than its sibling Swift and Swift Dzire, the Ertiga offers an impressive mileage of 16.02kmpl (petrol) and 20.77kmpl (diesel). With satisfactory throttle response, Maruti Ertiga is a nice car for driving both in city and on highways. On the pricing front, Ertiga leads the competition in this segment with all models coming in the range of Rs 5.98 lakhs to Rs.8.77 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (2012-2015) Exterior
The headlights are perfectly blended with wheel arches. On its large bumper, the fog lamps are fixed in vertical plastic shell. The ORVM integrated with blinkers add more to its front look. The rear lamps and tail design feels very boring that share resemblance with Honda Jazz. However, the extended and tall body design distinguishes both the versions.
The front and rear wheel arches are flared to reduce the typical ‘van’ effect. The build quality is on upper hand when compared to Swift and Swift Dzire, but lacks with required stiffness. The ribbed roof with upward sloping roofline provides rigidity to the car. The large and heavy doors contribute to its boxy design. Being made-of lightweight sheet metal, it carries kerb weight of 1160kgs (petrol variant) and 1235kgs (diesel variant). The top-end variant of Maruti Ertiga (ZXi and ZDi) are equipped with alloy wheels with 185/65 size of tyres. These powerful wheels enhance its elegance and stability. Its mid variants are available with full wheel covers.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (2012-2015) Interior
This light colored theme creates a spacious, airy and soothing interior. The 1st and 2nd rows of seats score higher, when compared to Swift and Swift Dzire. Seats are well cushioned and comfortable. The driver’s seat in its ZXi and ZDi variants is available with height adjustment option. Lengthwise seats are long and have good under-thigh support and foot space.
There are no issues with its three spoke steering, except that it doesn't extend to sides. For front seat passengers, visibility is reward though, it is highly restricted with 3rd row. The legroom is limited in 2nd row, but as 3rd folds down one can easily slide seats backward and get enough legroom. Similarly, the cargo space can be extended by folding the 3rd row and moving the 2nd row the way forward. But, it significantly restricts the legroom of middle row.
The middle row has 60:40 splits that can be folded flat to increase the cargo space. The backrest is also adjustable. There is good headroom for taller passengers as well. However, its seats are squeezed that neither makes it pure seven seater nor a comfortable five seater with good cargo space. With all three rows of seats, the total boot space is counted 135l-litres only. The larger and heavier doors have provision of bottler holders and other miscellaneous stuff. For driver a cup holder is provided near the gearbox whereas, there is pop out cup holder for the front seat passenger. The medium size glove box, seat-back pockets, a central armrest with storage space, climate control unit with rear and front AC vents, dial arrangement with silver detailing , engine temperature gauge, stylish centre console, power window controls and sound audio system with tweeters, USB/ AUX ports support are configured as standard features.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (2012-2015) Engine & Transmission
All variants of Maruti Ertiga satisfy the S-IV emission norms. Equipped with a 1.4-litre K-series petrol engine, it develops a peak power of 93.7bhp and maximum torque of 130Nm. The K14B engine with VVT is highly efficient reducing the friction and NVH levels. It offers a displacement of 1373cc. The 1.3-litre multijet turbo diesel engine with DDiS (Direct Diesel Injection System) and VGT (Variable Geometry Turbo) delivers a top power of 88.7bhp at 4000rpm and 202.2Nm of peak troque at 1750rpm. The petrol variant of the Ertiga is finely tuned for low-end power delivery, compared to its diesel version. With even distribution of power, the engine of Ertiga performs well both on urban roads and highways. Maruti Ertiga is the most fuel efficient compact MPV that brings a car-like driving experience. Its petrol unit offers ARAI rated mileage of 16.02kmpl. On the other hand, the DDiS diesel engine option proves efficient that delivers 22.7kmpl mileage. For low RPMs, the throttle response of 1.4-litre petrol model of the Ertiga is better than its diesel engine, especially when it comes to urban driving. The Ertiga is proficient to achieve 100kmph from standby within 15 seconds (for petrol version) and 15.5 seconds (for diesel version) and attain the top speed of 155kmph. However, the acceleration (petrol version) slows down after 100-120kph in 4th and 5th gear.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (2012-2015) Mileage
16.02kmpl on highways and 14kmpl in city traffic. Its DDiS diesel powertrain offers 22.7kmpl on highways that drops down to 18kmpl on urban roads. Maruti also has CNG version of the car, which is the most fuel efficient of all by offering an impressive 22.8kmpl of mileage on highways and about 18-19 in city. Maruti Ertiga is one of the most fuel efficient vehicles in this segment with sedan-like driving experience.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (2012-2015) Braking and Safety
maintain a balance between the front and rear axle. It front ventilated disc brakes and rear drum brakes are good enough to manage the panic braking situations or unexpected road surprises. There are two airbags (for driver and front passenger), engine immobilizer and high tensile roof are the other safety add-ons.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (2012-2015) Performance and Handling
Similarly, the ground clearance of 185mm improves its ride quality. Its petrol version delivers a mediocre performance on highways. Despite having the sound-deadening material on unit and hydraulic engine mounts, the NVH levels are high.
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