Here, we are discussing about the two most popular brands of India and their trendy MPVs. One is Toyota and second is none other than Maruti Suzuki. Both the brands are one of the trustable brands in the Indian car market and buyers love to buy their cars. While Toyota has launched its face-lifted version of Innova just few days before, the Maruti also have its master piece in market in the form of Ertiga. But there are so many differences in these two MPVs. The major difference is said to be in their size as well as price. Let’s go deeper to know more about them.
As always, let’s start with price first. The price difference is much, much bigger between these two cars top selling models. The new Ertiga comes at the price range of just Rs. 5.99 to 9.25 lakhs, the Toyota Innova costs much more than Ertiga in fact one can buy two Ertiga in the price of one Innova. Having said that, it comes in the price bracket of Rs. 12.49 to 16.02 lakhs and it is certainly overpriced by 2-3 lakhs. *All prices are of ex-showroom Delhi.
After the price, it’s another category where Ertiga takes away the cake by offering both the engines: diesel as well as petrol, but Innova just offer the diesel variant. While Ertiga is equipped with K14 VVT petrol and D13A DDis diesel engine comes paired to a 5-speed manual and 4 speed AT gearboxes. While Innova has 2.5 liter, 2KD diesel engine, both are mated with 5-speed manual transmission gearbox.
Toyota Innova belts out max power of [email protected] and torque of [email protected] over the power and torque output of [email protected] & [email protected] in Ertiga diesel. Innova is not available in petrol engine but we expect Toyota to offer petrol engine on the newer version of the bestselling MPV which is scheduled to be launched in 2016 in India. On the contrary, Ertiga offers [email protected] 6000rpm and [email protected] 4000rpm respectively in its petrol version.
It is a noticeable fact here, the Innova is more powerful than Ertiga, but comparatively its more weight naturally cuts down fuel efficiency as compared to Ertiga. While the mileage of Innova is just 12.9 Kmpl, Ertiga’s diesel version offers an improved and impressive mileage of 24.52 Kmpl, which undoubtedly makes the Ertiga a better option to choose. The mileage of Ertiga’s petrol version is 17.5 Kmpl.
Note: All the figures of mileage above are ARAI certified.
Though both the MPVs have seating capacity for seven passengers, but face-lifted Innova provides more space than Ertiga. While seven adults can sit comfortably in face-lifted Innova, it becomes tough to sit same seven passengers in Ertiga. The reason behind this is said to be Ertiga’s smaller dimension than face-lifted Innova.
Toyota Innova measures 4585mm*1765mm*1760mm in dimension along with the ground clearance of 176mm. On the contrary, Ertiga has dimension of 4265mm*1695mm*1685mm with comparatively better ground clearance of 185mm. More ground clearance is said to better because it prevents the vehicles from unwanted speed breakers on bad roads.
The Ertiga has the minimum turning radius of 5.2m which is less than face-lifted Innova’s turning radius i.e. 5.4m. But Ertiga is smaller in size; hence this difference can be bearable. Also face-lifted Innova provides fuel tank capacity of 55 liters over the 45 liters of fuel tank capacity in Ertiga.
While Ertiga just offers 135 liters of boot space, face-lifted Innova offers the amazing boot space of 300 liters.
While Innova has manual as well as automatic air conditioner (depends upon variants), Ertiga just offers manual air conditioner. Ertiga’s interior is well embellished with premium features like sporty dashboard with light beige color scheme, 7 inch Smartplay touchscreen display with navigation and voice guidance, 2nd row AC with control, chrome door handles, stylish information cluster, high quality upholstery, 2nd row armrest, front and rear door pockets, power windows, steering with audio control, central locking, glove box etc. (among these features, some are present in all the variants of Ertiga while some are just available in its top variants).
On the other hand, face-lifted Innova also has all those features which a buyer wants like clock, MID (multi-information display), touchscreen infotainment system with bluetooth and DVD support, tachometer, trip-meter, front map lamp, glove box, vanity mirror, leather/urethane covered steering wheel as well as gear knob, vents for 2nd & 3rd row, tilt steering column, power windows, central locking, audio system with speakers, audio controls on steering etc. (among these features, some are present in all the variants of face-lifted Innova while some are just available in its top variants).
Undoubtedly, Ertiga just received a renovation; hence it feels more premium than Innova.
When looking from outside, its jazzy cluster lamps, aerodynamic look, built-in fog lamps, alloy wheels, stylish side view mirrors, trendy tail lights etc make the Ertiga trendy and increase its glimpse. On the contrary, the newly added features at outside in face-lifted Innova are giving it a new, modified and refreshing look. Presence of alloy wheels, front and rear wiper, front fog lamps, rear defogger, outside rear view mirrors, radiator grille with chrome make this MPV more attractive.
Road handling & Safety:
Talking about safety features, ABS with EBS system for controlled braking on road, dual airbags to protect in an accident, keyless entry, immobilizer (an anti-theft device), door-ajar warning which warns if doors are not locked properly are available in both the MPVs. Now, Maruti is offering driver side airbag, ABS and seat belt with pretensioners as standard across all variants of Ertiga.
Here is one remarkable fact that makes Ertiga better at drivability; it is its capacity of similar torque output as face-lifted Innova which makes Ertiga’s ride as comfortable and balanced as Innova, despite Ertiga’s less powerful engine.
Toyota Innova can accelerate 0-100 km/h in just 12.9 seconds with the top speed of 170 km/hr; while it takes 13.0 seconds for Ertiga diesel to achieve a ton with the top speed of 160km/h.
- Affordable price range
- Available in both petrol and diesel trims
- Excellent mileage of diesel trim
- Hybrid technology and AT gearbox is an added advantage
- Maruti’s Fuss free ownership experience
- Cramped third row seats
- Last row seats need better access
- Comparatively larger in Size, a full fledge MPV
- More comfortable interior space and humongous Cargo capacity
- Superior fit and finish
- Better acceleration and excellent drivability
- Overpriced by 2-3 lakhs as compared to its competitors
- Fuel mileage is not impressive
- Cabin becomes noisy after 100 km/hr mark
- Dated interior design and less features