For a potential MPV buyer, both the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Mahindra Marazzo command attention from all the quarters. Much anticipation was there before the launch of both the second-gen Suzuki Ertiga and the Mahindra Marazzo. Both the cars belong to the same segment and give an edge-to-edge competition to each other.

Here’s a brief comparison of the tow new gen MPVs.

Launching, Price and Variants

The second-generation 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga was launched on 21st November 2018 with a price value starting from around Rs 7 lakh to Rs 11 lakh. Mahindra Marazzo hit the dealership in the country somewhere in April this year starting at around Rs 10 lakh-Rs 14 lakh. Mahindra Marazzo is available in four variants (M8, M6, M4, and M2) and the Maruti MPV is also offered in four variants ( Z+, Z, V, and L).

The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga price starts from around Rs 7 lakh, which is significantly less in comparison to the Mahindra Marazzo price that starts at around 10 lakh.

Engine specification

The Ertiga MPV is available with both petrol and diesel powertrains but the Marazzo MPV is available with a diesel motor only. Maruti Ertiga is driven by an all-new 1.5-litre K15B petrol motor four-cylinder with 5-speed manual/ 4-speed automatic and a 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced diesel unit with a 5-speed manual. Mahindra equips its product with a 1.5-litre diesel mill mated to a 6-speed manual transmission only.

Mahindra MPV delivers 123 hp power and 300 Nm of torque, which is a better deal than the diesel version of Ertiga’s 90 hp and 200 Nm.

Dimension

If you are looking for a bigger automobile that can comfortably house around 8 people, Mahindra Marazzo will be a better choice. The new-gen Ertiga, despite being the bigger version of its predecessor, cannot equal its competitor in terms of dimension. The wheelbase of Marazzo reads 2760 mm while that of the Ertiga is 2740 mm. The Ertiga offers more cargo space than the Marazzo.

Mahindra Marazzo enjoys a more spacious cabin than the Ertiga.

Fuel Economy

The 2nd-gen Ertiga diesel version claims to offer a fuel economy around 25.47 kmpl, the petrol-manual version delivers 19.34 kmpl and the petrol-automatic provides around 18.69 kmpl.

Mahindra Marazzo offers an impressive fuel efficiency of around 17.3 kmpl but it is still less than that of the Maruti Ertiga.

As far as the interior and exterior design and features are concerned, both the Mahindra cars and Maruti cars will pamper you considerably. Both the auto marque have packed their respective MPVs with attractive features so it will be tough to compare them on such grounds. Hence, it is better to make decision focusing on your budget and requirements. Also check more details about Volvo Cars