Harleen, I noticed you already read our comparison here http://www.cartoq.com/maruti-suzuki-ertiga-vs-nissan-sunny-diesel-comparison/ Let me put it this way. If you want a car that can seat 5 people in OK comfort and 2 with some compromises by everyone, then Ertiga is the right car. Also if you want flexible luggage space in the back (folding rear…[Read more]
@Harleen Singh Rawal, as you have mentioned that you are planning to keep the vehicle for 8 – 10 years, then it must be a Maruti because, service and maintenance costs should be given more importance. Hence, better to go for Ertiga because Maruti is known for low maintenance and service costs.
The other thing that should affect your decision is easy access to service network and availability of spares. Nissan is still in the process of expanding its service network, whereas Maruti has a well-established network. Also since the Ertiga diesel shares plenty of its components with the SX4, service should be easier. As far as utility is…[Read more]
Total Stupid comparo. Serch for some other ways to Advertise Ertiga. Sedan is always Sedan cant compare it with LUV. Sunny Diesel is mre VFM then Ertiga. If you want to travel with 7 people on board Ertiga is not a choice because there is almost null legroom for last row passenger if middle row is occupied and if there are 7 people onboard then…[Read more]
Jignesh, in India people go by budget first – and Sunny and Ertiga have overlapping prices. Tomorrow, if there is a SUV in the same price range, people would ask us questions about ertiga vs that SUV vs Sunny too. In fact, we do these stories because people actually think like that. Car enthusiasts do not think on those lines – they would always…[Read more]
Go for Ertiga Zdi than Sunny.
great article…what s the experts take…similar budget, both cars r great, which one U suggest in Diesel & why…
The Vento looks solid and performs better than the Sunny while the latter comes with more features at substantially lesser price than the Vento. Both the cars target family saloon buyers which are often chauffer driven. Therefore, performance and handling may be a second preference as against space, comfort and features. On that count, we pick the…[Read more]
the vento definitely drives better and feels more solid than the sunny. the leg space in the sunny is unmatched but its cramped if 3 ppl have to sit on the back seat. in this respect the vento fares better. sunny has the push button start though i dont know what happens if it conks off as i could not see a regular key with the car. the vento has…[Read more]
It looks like you’re in any case more inclined to the Vento. In which case, go with what your mind tells you. The Vento is a good car overall, but will be more expensive initially. And if you’re going to be driving it yourself, the Vento diesel is probably better.
@Anish…U had mentioned problem in the upkeep f skoda laura …can U explain s I m confused between sunny & rapid
why not linea or sx4
If after-sales and cost of spares is a big concern, you’re quite OK with a Maruti SX4 diesel. However, among the three cars you’ve picked I think the Sunny diesel is the best of the lot, looking at maintenance cost and comfort, while engine performance and mileage too are decent. However, Nissan is still in the process of expanding its service…[Read more]
I would suggest you the cars in this order 1) SX4 diesel 2) Sunny diesel 3)Vento diesel and finally, 4) Rapid diesel.
Spares-wise, SX4 diesel is a clear winner here. Sunny diesel is a very value for money diesel car – but it is too new, and we don’t know spare parts issues or costs yet. Complete reliability and hassle free life, Honda City petrol AT wins – spares are costlier than SX4 etc, but nothing goes wrong with Hondas
I m askin fr DIESEL car pls…SX4 s good but th design seems dated, also safety features r only n th top model> pls assist t decide budget approx 9lacs
Sunny diesel, if space is important to you. It is extremely spacious. Otherwise, rapid and vento are the same car – but Rapid has more variants and you can pick one which is closest to your budget. There is absolutely no problem with Vento at all. Skoda service is also much better than before nowadays. Nissan is too new, so can’t say for sure…[Read more]
Thanks Experts, sunny XLD s giving much better safety features although I like the crisp diesel engine f Rapid. But heard quite a few stories abt Skoda’s ASS & cost f spares… pls advise since I plan t keep my car fr loong! Thnks
Hi, Sunny is too new for us to asy anything about the long term maintenance of the car We need to see it at least for a year to figure out what kind of issues occur (if anything occurs). Buying any totally new car is a bit of a gamble! Recently we had a poll on our Facebook page about Skoda cars, and most Skoda owners said they faced no issues.
I am in the same dilema……need to chose between Sunny XV Diesel & Vento Diesel Highline. I am more inclined to vento because of drive and interiors……but vento has unmatched leg space. Rapid is out because skoda service is really bad & extremely expensive. facing a lot of issues with my Laura service.
vento is better brand value, looks, driving, milage, drving comfort.
Skoda Rapid is actually the VW Vento in a different shape. Sunny is very new, and even the verna is relatively new. Maintenance costs are very difficult to estimate within one year of launch. There is no big difference in mileage between the cars either.
The Sunny and the Verna have almost similar claimed fuel economy of over 22 kmpl. In city conditions, we expect the Verna to be slightly more frugal. In terms of service accessibility, Hyundai service centers have better reach, so maintaining a Hyundai car should be easier.
so wich car do you suggest all over?
Verna for me. Space, style and service network.
Overall, the Verna is the best of the lot.
but verna diesel s pretty expensive as compared t sunny & rapid
must b selling …hence company decided to increase price instead f passin discounts!
good review…Sunny has more features, Rapid better engine…but which one will b better in long run…plan t keep my car fr at least 8yrs…(not sure abt Skoda cost f spares, after sales)
Linea with lil discounts on diesel is an attractive option, rides well too.. verna is too much feature loaded and is an excellent vfm but loses some ground on ride quality.. sunny is for calm drivers, it handles well but lacks sporty feel, and about rapid, its better to shell out 25000 more for vento.. If I’ve to choose one, I’d lock between verna…[Read more]
Ride quality is actually quite subjective – it is different in the city and the highway, on good roads and bad roads, at moderate speeds and when driving fast… on straight roads or on mountain curves. Where exactly will you be driving the car? Verna is quite plush and nice on uneven roads at slow speeds, not so good at curves… Rapid is stiffer…[Read more]
@babychen: wo wo wo!
Gaurav must b confused dt wer shud he drive d car to check d ride quality..
@gaurav: buddy, for ride + handling quality &for value for ur money go with Linea. Its gud compared to others. But it has low ground clearance.
Rapid is also a gud choice. Only it vl b expensive to maintain.
Verna is a feature rich car. But its also a bit low grounded &its handling is not so gud as 1 expect.
Test drive al d cars.
@ Pranay Jiraiya, babychen, yogesh.,.,., thank you guys for your advice.,.,.,, thanks a lot.,.,.,
i have a buget of about 8 lacs .,,.,.,., nd i need low maintainance .,.,.,., wich one do you suggest?
or lower maintenance Verna holds good
For ride quality, go 4 skoda or fiat. New linea coming on 3rd jan will get better interiors and ground clearence. Fiat service cost is as low as maruti but quality depends on dealer. Same with skoda but costs are higher.
gaurav, i think u shud go with sx4 diesel. Its ride is gud &so has d fuel effeciency wit low cost maintenance.
all above the best go and test drive new global fiesta ita all above and better in every aspect except pickup
All of the above has got something or the other which make each of them good, or better than the other, Skoda and Hyundai got nice cabin and dashboard and Fiat and Nissan has got nice space in the Cabin. Driving and handling is better in Nissan and Skoda and shifting also, Hyundai has got nice looks and style than the others. Fiat has got nice…[Read more]
any takers for Nissan Sunny Diesel!
sunny s definitely a better bet in the above comparison
Just to update people, though TATAs have a bad service repo coz of d past but they are continuously improving and at least in garhwal where tata cars sell in handsome commercial numbers coz f heavy tourism business the tata has a widespread service network plus the recently started flying service in case of vehicle emergencies is offering good…[Read more]
I PICK SX4 N FORD FIESTA…BOTH R COMFORTABLE CARS FIESTA IS BETTER BUT FORD SERVICE IS NOT THAT GUD WHERE IS MARUTI …THERE R MANY GUD SERVICE STATION N SX4 GIVES GUD MILEAGE …..
Fiesta and SX-4 would be great to drive in cities as the power is not an issue.Verna though looks good in performance will be better in highways.@Pranay Linea is also good but now the three killers murdered it
Hyundai Verna fludic.
Fluidic Verna The Best.
Ermm… I want SX4.. only coz it can negotiate potholes better
Fluidic Verna as no other car offers so many features.
My Choice is:-
1. Fluidic Verna CRDi.
2. SX4 DDiS.
3. Honda City iVTEC.
4. New Fiesta TDCi.
what about toyata-etios…
I prefer a strong and lower maintenance car…for me Maruti Sx4 Diesel tops the list. I would not go for style only..performance is my prime criteria.
SX4 is bst in diesal.
wish verna was from maruti ) in the end maintenance/spares cost is what will burn holes in the pocket.
I think verna top in the list…beauty meets quality…
I would close my eyes & pick all new verna.
Think of vento
new verna !!
my choice is Hyundai Vernaaaaaaaaa.
SX4… coz I thnk it would also offer better resale value.
Obviously the Fiesta should be in the 1st list. Ford engines are considered much more efficient than any other. comparatively the features and prices are also acceptable.
bt it has mearlt 1.3 engine same as dezire….
But SX4 uses a variable geometry turbocharger and this makes a lot of difference.
No Doctor..m a die hard brand loyal to Maruti Suzuki…n over the years i have not been proven wrong that Maruti Cars are the Best cars made for Indian Roads after Fiat and the gr8 Ambi. Vento coming from Volkswagen..is hard on the pocket where spares are concerned..plus after sales service are rare as there service backup is nothing compared to…[Read more]
Verna rocks al the time, fiest looks like frog… worst exterior… old version is better than the new. SX 4 is not at al comparable with verna…..
Maruti SX4 diesel for its service backing and lower parts cost.
what abt Sunny diesel & Rapid….