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Overview

  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    13.8
    17.2
    18.3
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    17.21
    20.77
    24.2
  • Available Colors
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    55
    45
    42
  • Seating Capacity
    7
    7
    7
  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Manual
    Manual
  • Engine Description
    1.5-litre 100bhp mCR100 Diesel Engine
    1.3-litre 88.8bhp 16V DDiS Diesel Engine
    1.5-litre 98.63bhp 16V i-DTEC Engine
  • Engine Displacement (cc)
    1493
    1248
    1498
  • Maximum Power
    100bhp@3750 rpm
    88.8bhp@4000rpm
    98.63bhp@3600rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    240Nm@1600-2800rpm
    200Nm@1750rpm
    200Nm@1750rpm

Standard Features

  • Air Conditioner
  • CD Player
  • AntiLock Braking System
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Leather Seats
  • Central Locking

Engine

  • Engine Type
    mCR100 Diesel Engine
    DDiS Diesel Engine
    i-DTEC Engine
  • Engine Description
    1.5-litre 100bhp mCR100 Diesel Engine
    1.3-litre 88.8bhp 16V DDiS Diesel Engine
    1.5-litre 98.63bhp 16V i-DTEC Engine
  • Engine Displacement(cc)
    1493
    1248
    1498
  • No. of Cylinders
    3
    4
    4
  • Maximum Power
    100bhp@3750 rpm
    88.8bhp@4000rpm
    98.63bhp@3600rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    240Nm@1600-2800rpm
    200Nm@1750rpm
    200Nm@1750rpm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    4
    4
    4
  • Valve Configuration
    DOHC
  • Fuel Supply System
    CRDi
    CRDI
  • Bore x Stroke
    69.6 X 82 mm
  • Turbo Charger
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
  • Super Charger
    No
    No
    No

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Manual
    Manual
  • Gear Box
    5 Speed
    5 Speed
    5 Speed
  • Drive Type
    RWD
    FWD
    FWD

Suspension System

  • Front Suspension
    Independent Double Wishbone , Coil Spring With Anti Roll Bar
    McPherson Strut
    McPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension
    Five Bar Link , Coil Springs
    Torsion Beam
    Torsion Beam

Steering

  • Steering Type
    Power
    Power
    Power
  • Steering Column
    Tilt Steering
    EPS & Tilt Steering
    Collapsible Steering
  • Steering Gear Type
    Rack & Pinion
  • Turning Radius
    5.4 metres
    5.2metres
    5.4 metres

Brake System

  • Front Brake Type
    Disc
    Discs
    Disc
  • Rear Brake Type
    Drum
    Drums
    Drum

Performance

  • Top Speed
    140km/hr

Fuel

  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    13.8
    17.2
    18.3
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    17.21
    20.77
    24.2
  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    55
    45
    42
  • Emission Norm Compliance
    BS IV
    BSIV OBD-2
    BS IV

Tyres

  • Tyre Size
    205/65 R15
    185/65 R15
    185/65 R15
  • Tyre Type
    Tubeless Tyres
    Radial Tyres
    Tubeless Radial Tyres
  • Wheel Size
    R15
  • Alloy Wheel Size
    15 Inch
    15 Inch

Other Specifications

  • Seating Capacity
    7
    7
    7
  • No. of Doors
    5
    5
    5

Payload & Towing

General Car Details

  • Country of Assembly
    India
    India
    India
  • Country of Manufacture
    India
    India
    India
  • Introduction Date
    2012-09-20
    2012-04-12
    2014-07-23
  • Warranty Time
    2 Years
  • Warranty Distance
    40000kms

Comfort & Convenience

  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows-Front
  • Power Windows-Rear
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Quality Control
  • Remote Trunk Opener
  • Remote Fuel Lid Opener
  • Low Fuel Warning Light
  • Accessory Power Outlet
  • Trunk Light
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Rear Reading Lamp
  • Rear Seat Headrest
  • Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
  • Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
  • Cup Holders (Front)
  • Cup Holders (Rear)
  • Rear A/C Vents
  • Heated Seats (Front)
  • Heated Seats (Rear)
  • Seat Lumbar Support
  • Multifunction Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Parking Sensors
  • Foldable Rear Seat
    60:40 Split
    60:40 Split
    60:40 Split
  • Smart Access Card Entry
  • Engine Start/Stop Button
  • Glove Box Cooling
  • Bottle Holder
    Front & Rear Door
    Front & Rear Door
    Front & Rear Door
  • Voice Control
  • Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles

Interior

  • Air Conditioner
  • Heater
  • Adjustable Steering Column
  • Tachometer
  • Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
  • Leather Seats
  • Fabric Upholstery
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Glove Compartment
  • Digital Clock
  • Outside Temperature Display
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Digital Odometer
  • Electric Adjustable Seats
  • Folding Table in The Rear
  • Driving Experience Control Eco
  • Height Adjustable Driving Seat

Exterior

  • Adjustable Headlights
  • Fog Lights (Front)
  • Fog Lights (Rear)
  • Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
  • Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
  • Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
  • Rain Sensing Wiper
  • Rear Window Wiper
  • Rear Window Washer
  • Rear Window Defogger
  • Wheel Covers
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Power Antenna
  • Tinted Glass
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Removable/Convertible Top
  • Roof Carrier
  • Sun Roof
  • Moon Roof
  • Side Stepper
  • Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
  • Integrated Antenna
  • Chrome Grille
  • Chrome Garnish
  • Smoke Headlamps
  • Roof Rail

Entertainment

  • Cassette Player
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Audio System Remote Control
  • Speakers Front
  • Speakers Rear
  • Integrated 2DIN Audio
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • USB & Auxiliary Input
  • Touch Screen

Exterior Dimensions

  • Length
    3985 mm
    4265mm
    4386mm
  • Width
    1850 mm
    1695mm
    1683mm
  • Height
    1950 mm
    1685mm
    1603mm
  • Ground Clearance
    180 mm
    185mm
    189mm
  • Wheel Base
    2760 mm
    2740mm
    2652mm
  • Front Tread
    1480mm
  • Rear Tread
    1490mm
  • Kerb Weight
    1214 Kg
  • Gross Weight
    1845kg

Interior Dimensions

Safety-Info

  • Anti-Lock Braking
  • Brake Assist
  • Central Locking
  • Power Door Locks
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Anti-Theft Alarm
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Side Airbag (Front)
  • Side Airbag (Rear)
  • Night Rear View Mirror
  • Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
  • Xenon Headlamps
  • Halogen Headlamps
  • Rear Seat Belts
  • Seat Belt Warning
  • Door Ajar Warning
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Front Impact Beams
  • Traction Control
  • Adjustable Seats
  • Keyless Entry
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Vehicle Stability Control System
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Crash Sensor
  • Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
  • Engine Check Warning
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • Clutch Lock
  • EBD
  • Follow Me Home Headlamps
  • Rear Camera
  • Anti-Theft Device

Expert Review

Mahindra Quanto
Maruti Ertiga
INTERIOR:
Mahindra Quanto interior
Ed's take:

The Quanto is a compact SUV, but is spacious on the inside. The bells and whistles and the plastic quality on the Quanto is decent. The Quanto's seats are also fairly comfortable with loads of head room.

The Quanto is based on the Xylo platform, and Mahindra is also sharing most of the mechanical bits on the compact SUV to reduce the cost. Hence, most of the plastics and the interior bits are a direct pick from the Xylo. The plastic quality of the material isn't that great and is very much similar to the Xylo.

There is sufficient space on the inside those. The first two rows are fairly spacious. Not only is there sufficient room, but even the seats are large and supportive. Five people can sit abreast without any issues. The two seats at the end at small and good enough for children or short journeys.

INTERIOR:
Maruti Ertiga interior
Ed's take:

Maruti Suzuki pulled out a rabbit of the hat with the Ertiga. This is the first compact-sized MUV, and is built on the platform of a Swift. It has sufficient space in the first two rows and the fit and finish could have been a tad better for the price you pay, and most of the bits are a direct pick form the Swift.

Ertiga is based on the Swift platform and so are its interiors. These are a direct pick from the Swift. Except for difference in the colour, it resembles the Swift interiors. It seems that Maruti Suzuki wants to standardise the interior styling of its products. The quality of the plastics is decent; we do wish it were a bit better for the price it comes for.

The first two rows of the Ertiga are spacious and there isn’t much of an issue for headroom. The second row seats have decent kneeroom, while the third row is tight on space. It is meant for children. The front row seats are large and supportive, while the second row seats have decent support for the thighs. The boot is also decently sized.

LXi/LDi: This is the base variant of the Ertiga in petrol and diesel engine. Since it is the entry-level model, it is not loaded with too many features but power stee ring, body colour bumpers, manually folding OVRMs (outside rear view mirrors), multi trip meters, AC with heater, etc. come as standard.

VXi/VDi: This variant is placed above the LXi/LDi and it sports features like central locking, electrically folding OVRMs, keyless entry, adjustable headrests and body coloured OVRMs, door handles and many more. In the petrol you also have an ABS version that comes at an extra cost for safer braking.

ZXi/ZDi: Like other Maruti Suzuki’s other models, the ZXi and ZDi are the range topping models for Ertiga as well. This variant gets a number of premium features, which are not offered in the starting and mid-range models. These include Airbags, alloy wheels, outside temperature gauge on information display integrated into meter cluster, front seat belt with pretension and force limiter for driver and co-driver, steering wheel mounted audio controls, etc.

ENGINE:
Mahindra Quanto engine

This new engine on the Quanto is a newly derived engine from the existing Mahindra powertrains. The twin turbos help to reduce the lag and make it more drivable as the power delivery is linear, like a petrol mill. Mahindra does a good job with its new engine.

Mahindra has introduced a brand-new engine on the Quanto. This is a 1.5-litre, three cylinder twin turbo engine that produces 100bhp of power and 240Nm of torque. The power delivery on this mill is linear as there is negligible turbo lag on the compact SUV. This engine is a tad noisier than one would want, however the vibration isn’t that bad. 

The Quanto has good enough power to overtake in the city and the highways, but that punch like other diesel engines seems to go missing. The 5-speed manual transmission on the Quanto is a tad rubbery, and the throws are a bit long. Mahindra has developed a new transmission for the Quanto and it does feel a bit better than the already existing products..

C2: The C2 is the base model on the Quanto. It’s like plain vanilla ice cream that gets power steering anc HVAC. Even the bumpers, door handles and grille are black in colour.

C4: The C4 gets wheel cover, body coloured bumpers and spare wheel tyre cover, digital clock, micro hybrid start-stop, power windows,, central locking and rear-wiper and washer as extra over the C2.

C6: The C6 gets a lot more goodies like body coloured door handles, side steps with puddle lamps, digital drive assist, keyless entry, ABD, integrated music system and even front fog lamps.

C8: The C8 is the top of the line version on the Quanto and it comes loaded with all the bells and whistles like dual airbags, Park Assist and also alloy wheels.

ENGINE:

Petrol and diesel options are available on the Ertiga. The 1.4-litre petrol is efficient and also has sufficient torque to potter around in city. The 1.3-litre multijet has some amount of turbo lag, but once within the torque range, the power is sufficient.

1.3-litre diesel:

The diesel version of the Ertiga is powered by a 1.3-litre multijet, which also propels the Maruti Suzuki SX4, Fiat Linea, Tata Manza and Fiat Grande Punto 90HP. This engine has the variable geometric turbocharger that helps it to produce 89bhp of power at 4000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1750rpm. This is one the largest seeling engines in the country and is one of the most tried and tested one. The engine’s NVH levels are moderate and there is some typical diesel clatter on cranking the engine. But it sort of settles down, once the engine warms up.

There is some amount of lag in this engine and it performs well only if the revs are kept above 2000rpm for best performance. One has to downshift to make those overtaking moves. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission that is slick with positive and short throws.

1.4-litre petrol:

The Ertiga is also offered with a 1.4-litre petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 95bhp at 6000rpm and also a peak torque of 130Nm at 4000rpm. Most of the buyers are likely to buy the diesel version, but the petrol is a good option for those who will scarcely use their cars. This is a K-Series petrol engine with variable valve timing and also refinement levels are high.

This engine has good torque at low rpm despite being a petrol mill. This means that you can lug it into a higher cog and potter around, even in city traffic. The five-speed manual transmission on the Ertiga is slick like the diesel version and doesn’t feel rubbery. Overtaking isn’t a difficult ask in the Ertiga, whether in city or on the highway.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Mahindra Quanto Dashbord

The ride and handling of the Quanto is one area that doesn’t impress us. The problem is that, neither the ride is excellent nor is the handling that great.  

The Quanto has same underpinnings like that of the Mahindra Xylo and the Genio. So, we expected the ride to be good, but somehow we weren’t very pleased with it also. The ride is smooth and soft, but the increased travel of the suspension doesn’t make it desirable. 

Again the long travel doesn’t help the Quanto in the handling department. So there is no pleasure to drive around hills and winding roads. Also the tall size of the body and higher ground clearance, increase the body roll.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Maruti Ertiga Dashbord

Ride and handling, both aren’t a problem on the Ertiga. Both are good enough and nothing to worry about in the Ertiga, as it handles like a hatchback despite its size.

The ride of the Ertiga is fairly composed and smooth at low and high speeds. The suspension does a good job of soaking up all the road shocks without affecting the ride. The Ertiga glides through potholes with a muted thud.

The handling of the Ertiga is good enough for its size. The Ertiga is based on the Swift platform and its driving dynamics are good despite the stretch. There is some amount of body roll, and you won’t loose control unless something stupid is done. The steering wheel is also light at low speeds and it weighs up nicely as the car gathers speed.

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