6 features that make the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga a good buy!

Maruti Suzuki has just launched its Ertiga compact MPV,  starting at Rs. 5.89 lakh for the base petrol variant and goes up to Rs. 8.50 lakh for the top diesel variant. Here we take at features that make it all the more lucrative.

The Ertiga 7-seater will likely attract buyers looking to upgrade their sedans to a spacious MPV. The USP of Ertiga is its car like handling, compact dimensions and spacious interiors. The Ertiga has a sporty styling that makes it look more like a large hatchback than a conventional three row MPV.

ertiga front right low angle
Photo: The Ertiga is a very impressive and practical car for a large family.

The Ertiga is offered both in petrol and diesel engine variants. The 1.4-litre petrol engine of the Ertiga puts out 94 bhp of power while 1.3-litre turbo diesel engine puts out 89 bhp of power. The ARAI-certified mileage of the Ertiga is 16.02 kmpl for the petrol variants and 20.77 kmpl for the diesel variants. The following are the features offered on the top end variants; the Ertiga ZXI and Ertiga ZDI.

ertiga interior dashboard

Music system: The Ertiga comes with CD/FM/AM player with LCD screen and USB port. The music system is connected to four speakers and two tweeters.

Multi-information display: The orange-lit multi-information display shows outside temperature, range, average consumption and instant consumption, besides time and odometer/trip meter. The neatly laid out instrument cluster is stylish with chrome surround dials and easy-to-read fonts. Read our road test of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga here.

ertiga steering mounted audio controls

Steering mounted audio controls: The Ertiga comes with steering mounted audio controls which include mute button, volume adjust and audio mode controls. The ergonomically laid out controls are easy to use.

ertiga rear ac vents

Roof mounted AC vents: The Ertiga features roof mounted AC above the second row seats. The AC vents have independent controls and helps in cooling the cabin quickly.

ertiga interior boot space

Flexible seats: The drive seat has height adjustable feature. The middle row seats has 60:40 split and can be slid back to improve legroom for middle row passengers. The third row seat can be folded flat to free up 480 litres of luggage space.

Airbags and ABS: The Ertiga offers dual front airbags and ABS. ABS is standard on all diesel variants while optional on VXI mid petrol variant.