Days ago, Mahindra launched their much awaited Marazzo – the latest entrant to the 7-seater MPV segment in India. The Marazzo looks quite promising but the Maruti Ertiga is expected to offer tough competition to the newly launched MPV. Let’s check which one outperforms the other, as far as technical specifications go.
Mahindra has done a commendable job with the pricing of the Marazzo, launching the MPV (D2) at Rs 9.99 lakhs (ex-showroom) with the top-end variant (D8) priced at Rs 13.9 lakhs (ex-showroom). The Maruti Ertiga is a cheaper alternative to Mahindra Marazzo with prices starting at Rs. 6.34 lakhs(ex-showroom) for the LXI trim and the top-end diesel variant is priced at Rs. 10.69 lakhs (ex-showroom).
The Maruti Ertiga is offered in petrol, CNG and diesel options along with manual and automatic transmissions to choose from. The Mahindra Marazzo is currently offered in diesel engine trim with only manual transmission as option. Clearly, the Ertiga is a more suitable option for those who are looking for a fully loaded MPV with a budget of Rs 10 lakh.
For those who have a higher budget and want more space than the Ertiga, but don’t have the budget for the Toyota Innova Crysta, the Marazzo makes sense.
The Mahindra Marazzo is powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine, which produces maximum power of 121 Bhp and 300 Nm of peak torque that comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Mahindra is planning to bring in a petrol engine variant and an automatic gearbox option in the near future.
The Maruti Ertiga, on the other hand, comes with two engine options – a 1.4-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine is a 1373-cc four-cylinder unit, which produces 91 Bhp of peak power and 130 Nm of peak torque and comes with 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic only in VXI trim. The diesel variants are powered by a 1,248-cc four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which churns out a maximum power of 88.5 Bhp and 200 Nm of peak torque.
Here again, Maruti Ertiga takes the lead with two engine options and transmission options to choose from whereas Marazzo only offers diesel engine with manual transmission. While the Ertiga offers more options, the Marazzo is the one that’s more powerful, especially in diesel trim. Want a petrol/petrol-automatic MPV? Go for the Ertiga. For everyone else, the Marazzo is the better pick.
The Mahindra Marazzo is a newly designed MPV inspired by shark face, whereas Maruti Ertiga is yet to receive an all-new model, which is due by the end of 2018. The Marazzo definitely has the better road presence among the two. Mahindra Marazzo measures 4585 mm in length, 1866 mm in width and 1774 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2760 mm.
The Maruti Ertiga is lot smaller when compared to Marazzo with dimensions measuring 4296 mm in length, 1695 mm in width, and 1685 mm in height with wheelbase measuring 2740 mm (almost similar to Marazzo). Clearly Mahindra Marazzo is the winner and comes out as an optimal choice for a 7-seater family MPV.
Features and space
The Marazzo is the clear winner here. It’s got a more spacious cabin and is offered with four captain seats on the 7-seat variants, and is also sold with an 8-seat layout. The Ertiga is smaller, and gets a 7-seat cabin as standard. As for safety features, the Marazzo offers twin airbags and ABS as standard, which is the same as what the Ertiga offers.
The cabin on the Marazzo is more premium, and for the extra premium you pay for it, the MPV offers a range of features that are not available on the Ertiga. Maruti is yet to launch the all-new Ertiga in October, which will host a lot more features than the current generation model. If you can afford the higher price tag, the Marazzo is the leader when it comes to features and space.