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If you could own only one car for all situations, this is the all-purpose car for you!

Every car has some advantages and disadvantages. Some ride well, some are spacious, some are fast, some are good for a big family on road trips… but what if you could keep only one car that will do the job decently well in all situations?

Choosing the ultimate car for an Indian family can be a mega task. There are a lot of things that one needs to look for including comfort, the number of seats, luggage space, and more. While there are a lot of options and contenders that can become the ultimate all-purpose car for all situations, we have narrowed it down to the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga or the XL6 automatic. Here are the reasons.

Spacious

If you could own only one car for all situations, this is the all-purpose car for you!

With large Indian families, space remains one of the biggest concerns. The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the XL6 solve this problem quite well. The car can fit 2 to 6 passengers quite comfortably while an additional 7th passenger in the Ertiga can be a squeeze. However, the point is that there is ample space for a big Indian family in the Ertiga or the XL6.

Decent handling

Like all other Maruti Suzuki cars, the Ertiga and XL6 offer decent handling too. While both vehicles might not be an enthusiast’s delight but both of them are good enough to live with. The steering of the Ertiga and XL6 is precise and since both of them are lightweight, which enhances the handling.

Performance

If you could own only one car for all situations, this is the all-purpose car for you!

With the 1.5-litre petrol and 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission, the Ertiga and the XL6 both perform quite well. The engine generates a maximum power of 104 PS and a peak torque of 136.8 Nm. While these might not look like a great number on paper, it is actually good enough to reach even extreme places.

Ground clearance

If you could own only one car for all situations, this is the all-purpose car for you!

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and XL6 offer a ground clearance of 185 mm, which remains as good as many SUVs available in the Indian market. The ground clearance is good enough to take the Ertiga or the XL6 over extremely rough patches, especially to places like Ladakh. We actually did take an XL6 to Ladakh and completed the circuit to Pangong Tso without touching the bottom of the car even once.

Luggage space

If you could own only one car for all situations, this is the all-purpose car for you!

With all three seats up, the Ertiga and XL6 offer a space of 209 litre, which is an alright space but the space expands to massive 550 litres with the last row up and a humongous 803 litres with the second row folded down. With such a huge space, the Ertiga and the XL6 can help to move homes!

Best service network

Being one of the oldest manufacturers in India and the largest car seller, Maruti Suzuki has a deep reach in the Indian market. The brand has more than 2,000 service centres across the country, which makes it the widest network of services. It is also one of the few manufacturers to offer an authorised service centre in areas like Ladakh. With the Maruti Suzuki car, you will never face the problem of locating an authorised service centre nearby and it is an added advantage when it comes to the ownership of a Maruti Suzuki vehicle.