Look and Style To tell you seriously,This car looks better in person than it looks in the pics.May b the car is not photogenic.But after actually seeing it in person i was mre than satisfied with the looks(which kind of matters to me).My family has an aria too.This doesnt looks as bulky as the aria or innova though,but its actually a good thing.Looks are well balanced.Only thing i dont like is the rear view of brake lights.They should have been more bigger.But the side view of the brake lights just rocks.
Comfort Very comfortable for the front two rows and more often than not i fill the car full with my family (i.e. 7 persons) and the last seats passengers never complained.Although i think getting in and out in the last row seats is difficult in any car,not only ertiga but any car.
Pickup Good pick up at low rpms.But the engine feels far more responsive when the turbo kicks in which is at around 1800 rpm.Although it has a 1.3 L engine but trust me you wont feel any difference even with all 7 passengers sitting.I dont know how,may be its because it is 0.5 ton lighter than innova and similar vehicles but the 1.3l engine easily delivers what you need.Moreover the torque output is the same as innova which is 200Nm and hence this vehicle being 500 KG lighter,doesnt ask for a bigger engine,Maruti seriously nailed it this time with the engine deisgn.
Mileage This is the best part.I have a Vdi diesel.(as i cant get the zdi one!).Getting 14kms in city(bhopal) and 19kms on highway with full 7 persons sitting.
Best Features Price.So much cheaper than innova and aria and still i cant find anything bad in this car as compared to aria.
Handling.I have driven aria for more than 10 months.Driven safari for the same period(as we had both!) but this car doesnt even feels like you are driving a muv.And whats funyy is sometimes i even forget that i am driving such a big car.May be becoz its based on swift platform or sumthing else.But handling is great.There is a bit of body roll at speeds plus 120 kmph but its admissible.
Top speed-Also i never thought this car would cross the 150 kmph top speed mark given its engine but to my suprise it did.
Needs to improve
I dont know yet.This car has delivered better than my expectations.So may be after a year i can update this column but right now nothing comes to my mind
Simply great.Didnt expect so much from this car by looking at its specs sheet.But after all specs are not the only thing a car has.
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