I agree, for this segment Engine should have been more robust- Anuj
Had you considered power to weight ratio when commenting on the engine power?!
ERTIGA WEIGHT IS 1845 KG , THATS WHY THEY HAVE GIVEN 1.3 ENGINE WITH MORE TURBO THAN SWIFT, THIS POWER IS WELL ENOUGH TO CARRY ERTIGA WITH GOOD PICK UP.
I don't like to compare Ertiga with Innova or any other model because Innova is outside the budget and also higher fuel consumption. Ertiga is comfortable to sit and drive. Importantly, Easy and cheaper to maintain. It is a regular 5 seater not seven seater. Occasionaly we can accommodate 7 persons or upto 5 persons with lot of luggage. Not a regular 7 seater. Which 7 seater has adequate safety and comfort for the 3rd row? 3rd row is generally very close to the rear glass unless it is an expensive vehicle. I consider 3rd row as an occasional requirement like airport/railway station pickup only. Ertiga is a good family car; not SUV. If it suits my load requirement and budget, I will just buy it. It is not underpowered for the mentioned use. There is no competitor near to it. Good choice for those who were regularly using Wagon R (especially 1999-2010 models). New Wagon R is not a replacement for the older version. Ertiga is much more comfortable than many sedans including Desire. The main disadvantage is its price in comparison with budget. I like the adjustable second row. But the step on which is mounted remains uncomfortable at its original location when you push the seat backwards. I did not find any other disadvantage. I found it better to handle than Swift and Desire. Both Swift and Desire has low luggage space. Much less than the old version Wagon R. But in my experience, they have better riding comfort than even Amaze.
superb version this model
last week I took the test drive of ERTIGA I found the ac was not so much powerful, pickup was fair and comfort of car was good .
For AC problem i am100% agree with u Mr.Raman kumar.AC is not to upto mark i think they have to work on AC.&rear to fill AC on 3row
I took test drive of Ertiga vehicle,it is ok,I believe 1.3L engine is not sufficient for 7 seater,Immage with 7 ppl in the car,how it climbs Up road.it will go like a bullock cart.
if a 150cc yamaha R15 can out perform higher capacity bikes liike pulsar 180 and herohonda karizma 220 why cant an ertiga give competation to innova and xylo.first of all its nota fair comparison .a xylo e8 is 1.7 lakhs expensivethan ertiga and 6kmpl less fuel efficient than an ertiga and an innova is 5 lakhs expensive plus 8kmpl les efficient than an ertiga.an innova is 500kgs heavier than an ertiga and has got only 12bhp extra than an ertiga and both the engines produce same amount of torque at sahough engine cc is important its not everyth.ing
what is more important here is Ertiga is no match to either xylo or innova,but as we say we are looking in a segment which is not yet established perhaps maruti want to move up from wagonR and eec0 or versa, so it has come up with a mocktail know as ertiga , with a concept of LUV and not MPV or MUV. the taste of the pudding lies in 6 month down the line, and volume will speak for itself. as of now best buy on all set parameter (i.e : value for money and performance) the new xylo is the new leader and mahindra has gone way ahead from it initial launch, where as new innova has not been able to update itself as per expectation.
Some important facts that have been overlooked while criticizing the Ertiga for its seemingly underpowered engine is that the Ertiga weighs just 170kg more than a Swift and has a light car-like monocoque chassis as opposed to the body-on-frame construction found in a heavy MUV like the Innova, giving the advanced 1.3L engine adequate pulling power to haul the light weight Ertiga around with ease. The power to weight ratio for the Ertiga must definately be on the higher side, which cancels out the possibility of any shortfall in power delivery. Moreover, a reputed company like Maruti-Suzuki will certainly not stake its reputation by dumping an underperformer in the market without being sure of its credentials. And the aircon which performed efficiently in the Swift will certainly not be found inadequate to cool the compactly cute Ertiga either.
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