Citroen C5 Aircross vs Maruti Ertiga

Should you buy Citroen C5 Aircross or Maruti Ertiga? Find out which car is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their Price, Size, Space, Boot Space, Service cost, Mileage, Features, Colours and other specs. Citroen C5 Aircross price starts at Rs 36.91 Lakh ex-showroom for Feel (Diesel) and Maruti Ertiga price starts Rs 8.69 Lakh ex-showroom for Lxi (O) (Petrol). C5 Aircross has 1997 cc (Diesel top model) engine, while Ertiga has 1462 cc (Petrol top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the C5 Aircross has a mileage of 17.5 kmpl (Diesel top model)> and the Ertiga has a mileage of 26.11 km/kg (Petrol top model).

C5 Aircross Vs Ertiga

Key HighlightsCitroen C5 AircrossMaruti Ertiga
On Road PriceRs.44,50,032*Rs.14,91,834*
Fuel TypeDieselPetrol
Engine(cc)19971462
TransmissionAutomaticAutomatic
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Citroen C5 Aircross vs Maruti Ertiga Comparison

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        Citroen C5 Aircross
        Citroen C5 Aircross
        Rs37.67 Lakh*
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            Maruti Ertiga
            Maruti Ertiga
            Rs13.03 Lakh*
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          Basic Information
          On-Road Price in New Delhi
          Rs.44,50,032*
          Rs.14,91,834*
          Finance Available (EMI)
          Rs.84,702/month
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          Rs.29,435/month
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          Insurance
          User Rating
          4.1
          Based on 75 Reviews
          4.5
          Based on 486 Reviews
          Service Cost (Avg. of 5 years)
          -
          Rs.5,192
          Brochure
          Brochure not available
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          Engine & Transmission
          Engine Type
          Engine type in car refers to the type of engine that powers the vehicle. There are many different types of car engines, but the most common are petrol (gasoline) and diesel engines
          DW10 FC
          K15C Smart Hybrid
          Displacement (cc)
          The displacement of an engine is the total volume of all of the cylinders in the engine. Measured in cubic centimetres (cc)
          1997
          1462
          No. of Cylinders
          ICE engines have one or more cylinders. More cylinders typically mean more smoothness and more power, but it also means more moving parts and less fuel efficiency.
          Max Power (bhp@rpm)
          Power dictates the performance of an engine. It's measured in horsepower (bhp) or metric horsepower (PS). More is better.
          174.33bhp@3750rpm
          101.64bhp@6000rpm
          Max Torque (nm@rpm)
          The load-carrying ability of an engine, measured in Newton-metres (Nm) or pound-foot (lb-ft). More is better.
          400Nm@2000rpm
          136.8Nm@4400rpm
          Valves Per Cylinder
          Valves let air and fuel into the cylinders of a combustion engine. More valves typically make more power and are more efficient.
          4
          4
          Transmission Type
          Automatic
          Automatic
          Gear Box
          8-Speed
          6-Speed
          Drive Type
          FWD
          Fuel & Performance
          Fuel Type
          Diesel
          Petrol
          Mileage ARAI (kmpl)
          17.5
          20.3
          Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
          52.5
          45
          Emission Norm Compliance
          BS VI 2.0
          BS VI 2.0
          Top Speed (kmph)
          211
          -
          Suspension, Steering & Brakes
          Front Suspension
          Macpherson Strut Suspension with Double Progressive Hydraulic Cushions - Compression and Rebound
          Mac Pherson Strut & Coil Spring
          Rear Suspension
          Twist Beam Axle with Single Progressive Hydraulic Cushions - Compression
          Torsion Beam & Coil Spring
          Steering Type
          -
          Power
          Steering Column
          Tilt & Telescopic
          Tilt
          Turning Radius (Metres)
          -
          5.2
          Front Brake Type
          Disc
          Disc
          Rear Brake Type
          Disc
          Drum
          Top Speed (Kmph)
          211
          -
          Tyre Size
          235/55 R18
          185/65 R15
          Tyre Type
          Tubeless,Radial
          Tubeless, Radial
          Alloy Wheel Size Front (Inch)
          -
          15
          Alloy Wheel Size Rear (Inch)
          -
          15
          Dimensions & Capacity
          Length (mm)
          The distance from a car's front tip to the farthest point in the back.
          4500
          4395
          Width (mm)
          The width of a car is the horizontal distance between the two outermost points of the car, typically measured at the widest point of the car, such as the wheel wells or the rearview mirrors
          1969
          1735
          Height (mm)
          The height of a car is the vertical distance between the ground and the highest point of the car. It can decide how much space a car has along with it's body type and is also critical in determining it's ability to fit in smaller garages or parking spaces
          1710
          1690
          Wheel Base (mm)
          Distance from the centre of the front wheel to the centre of the rear wheel. A longer wheelbase is better for stability and also allows more passenger space on the inside.
          2741
          2380
          Kerb Weight (kg)
          It is the weight of just a car, including fluids such as engine oil, coolant and brake fluid, combined with a fuel tank that is filled to 90 percent capacity.
          1685
          1150-1205
          Grossweight (kg)
          The gross weight of a car is the maximum weight that a car can carry which includes the weight of the car itself, the weight of the passengers, and the weight of any cargo that is being carried. Overloading a car is unsafe as it effects handling and could also damage components like the suspension.
          2060
          1785
          Seating Capacity
          5
          7
          Boot Space (Litres)
          580
          209
          No. of Doors
          5
          5
          Comfort & Convenience
          Power Steering
          Mechanism that reduces the effort needed to operate the steering wheel. Offered in various types, including hydraulic and electric.
          YesYes
          Power Windows FrontYesYes
          Power Windows RearYesYes
          Power BootYes
          -
          Automatic Climate Control
          2 Zone
          Yes
          Remote Trunk Opener
          Some cars have buttons on the key to unlock only the trunk/boot of the car without unlocking any of the doors.
          Yes
          -
          Low Fuel Warning LightYes
          -
          Accessory Power Outlet
          12V power socket to power your appliances, like phones or tyre inflators.
          YesYes
          Trunk Light
          Lighting for the boot area. It usually turns on automatically when the boot is opened.
          Yes
          -
          Vanity Mirror
          A mirror, usually located behind the passenger sun shade, used to check one's appearance. More expensive cars will have these on the driver's side and some cars even have this feature for rear seat passengers too.
          YesYes
          Rear Reading LampYesYes
          Rear Seat HeadrestYesYes
          Adjustable Headrest
          Unlike fixed headrests, these can be moved up or down to offer the ideal resting position for the occupant's head.
          YesYes
          Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
          A foldable armrest for the rear passengers, usually in the middle, which also comprises cup holders or other small storage spaces. When not in use, it can be folded back into the seat, so that an additional occupant can be seated.
          -
          Yes
          Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
          A type of seat belt on which the height can be adjusted, to help improve comfort.
          YesYes
          Cup Holders Front
          Storage spaces that are specifically designed to hold cups or beverage cans. Sometimes these can be cooled and heated too.
          YesYes
          Cup Holders Rear
          -
          Yes
          Rear AC Vents
          Dedicated AC vents for the rear passengers, usually located between the front seats. Helps cool the rear compartment, while offering passengers the option to control the flow. Some rear AC vents allow for fan speed control.
          YesYes
          Seat Lumbar SupportYes
          -
          Multifunction Steering Wheel
          A steering wheel that has many buttons to control various functions of the infotainment system and key car functions like cruise control. This allows the driver to manage these functions without taking their hands off the steering wheel.
          YesYes
          Cruise ControlYesYes
          Parking Sensors
          Sensors on the vehicle's exterior that use either ultrasonic or electromagnetic waves bouncing off objects to alert the driver of obstacles while parking.
          Front & Rear
          Rear
          Foldable Rear Seat
          Rear seats that can be folded down to create additional storage space.
          -
          60:40 Split
          Engine Start Stop ButtonYesYes
          Bottle Holder
          -
          Front & Rear Door
          Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles
          -
          Yes
          USB Charger
          Front & Rear
          -
          Central Console Armrest
          An added convenince feature to rest one's hand on, while also offering features like cupholders or a small storage space.
          With Storage
          Yes
          Hands-Free Tailgate
          A tailgate that, in most cases, can be opened automatically by swiping your foot under the rear bumper.
          Yes
          -
          Gear Shift Indicator
          A display that shows the current gear the car is in. More advanced versions also suggest the most prefered gear for better efficiency.
          NoNo
          Rear CurtainNo
          -
          Luggage Hook And NetNo
          -
          Additional Features
          -
          MID With Coloured TFT, Digital Clock, Outside Temperature Gauge, Fuel Consumption (Instantaneous and Avg), Headlamp On Warning, Air Cooled Twin Cup Holders (Console), Power Socket (12V) 2nd Row, 2nd Row Smart Phone Storage Space, Power Socket (12V) 3rd Row, Retractable ORVMs (Key Operated),Coin/Ticket Holder (Driver Side), Foot rest, Suzuki connect(Emergency Alerts, Breakdown notification, Stolen Vehicle Notification and Tracking, Time Fence, Trip Suary, , Driving Behaviour, Share Trip History, Area Guidance Around Destination, Vehicle location Sharing, Overspeed, AC Idling, Trip (Start & End), Low Fuel & Low Range, Dashboard View, Hazard Light ON/OFF, Headlight OFF, Battery Health), Distance to Empty
          One Touch Operating Power Window
          Unlike standard power windows, this one allows you to roll up/down the window fully with a single press of the button.
          -
          Driver's Window
          Drive Modes
          2
          -
          Idle Start Stop System
          -
          Yes
          Air ConditionerYesYes
          HeaterYesYes
          Adjustable SteeringYesYes
          KeyLess EntryYesYes
          Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYes
          Electric Adjustable Seats
          Front
          -
          Automatic HeadlampsYesYes
          Follow Me Home HeadlampsYesYes
          Interior
          Tachometer
          A tachometer shows how fast the engine is running, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM). In a manual car, it helps the driver know when to shift gears.
          -
          Yes
          Electronic Multi Tripmeter
          Measures the distance a vehicle has travelled for a particular trip. A multi-tripmeter can keep track of multiple distances. For example kilometres since the last fuel up and kilometres travelled since the last service. The different tripmeters can be reset by the user as and when needed.
          Yes
          -
          Leather SeatsYes
          -
          Leather Steering WheelYesYes
          Glove Compartment
          It refers to a storage compartment built into the dashboard of a vehicle on the passenger's side. It is used to store vehicle documents, and first aid kit among others.
          YesYes
          Digital Clock
          Refers to a display that shows the current time in a digital (numerical) format.
          Yes
          -
          Digital Odometer
          A meter that keeps track of the total kilometres a vehicle has travelled. This cannot be reset by an owner and serves as a record for tracking service intervals and waranty validity, and also is important when selling the vehicle.
          YesYes
          Driving Experience Control EcoYes
          -
          Dual Tone Dashboard
          When the dashboard has two colours of trim it's called a dual tone dashboard.
          -
          Yes
          Additional Features
          Metropolitan Black Interior Environment,Black 'Claudia' Leather + Fabric Seat Upholstery - With Advanced Comfort Seats,Height And Reach Adjustable Leather Steering Wheel With 2 Control Zones,Alloy Pedals - Accelarator & Brake Pedals,Stainless Steel Front Citroën Embossed Sill Scuff Plates,Insider Door Handles - Satin Chrome,LED Illuminated Cup Holder,31.24cm Customizable Digital Instrument Cluster,Front Roof Lamp With Welcome LED Lighting And 2 LED Front Spot Lights,LED Mood Lights - Cluster & Cup Holders,Illuminated Glove Box
          Sculpted Dashboard with Metallic Teak-Wooden Finish, Metallic Teak-Wooden Finish on Door Trims (Front),3rd Row 50:50 Split Seats with Recline function, Flexible luggage space with Flat Fold (3rd Row), Plush Dual-Tone Seat Fabric, Front Seat Back Pockets, Driver Side Sunvisor with Ticket Holder, Dazzle Chrome Tipped Parking Brake Lever, Gear Shift Knob with Dazzle Chrome Finish, Split Type Luggage Board
          Digital Cluster
          -
          Semi
          Upholstery
          -
          Fabric
          Exterior
          Available ColorsCumulus Gray With Black RoofPearl White With Black RoofEclipse Blue With Black RoofPearl WhiteCumulus GrayPerla Nera BlackEclipse Blue+2 MoreC5 Aircross ColorsPearl Metallic Dignity BrownPearl Metallic Arctic WhitePearl Midnight BlackPrime Oxford BlueMagma GreyAuburn RedSplendid Silver+2 MoreErtiga Colors
          Body Type
          Adjustable HeadlightsYes
          -
          Fog Lights Front
          Front fog lights are lights placed near the lower half of a car's front bumper. They are designed to improve visibility in bad weather conditions such as fog or heavy rains.
          Yes
          -
          Fog Lights Rear
          Rear fog lights are lights placed near the lower half of a car's rear bumper. Unlike front fog lights, rear fog lights are designed to ensure cars driving behind you can see you better in bad weather conditions such as fog or heavy rains.
          Yes
          -
          Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
          Power-adjustable exterior rear view mirror is a type of outside rear view mirror that can be adjusted electrically by the driver using a switch or buttons.
          YesYes
          Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View Mirror
          Manually adjustable exterior rear view mirrors refer to stick-like controls inside the car that are used to adjust the angle of the exterior rear view mirrors.
          -
          No
          Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
          A vehicle's rear-view mirrors that can open and close at the touch of a button.
          YesYes
          Rain Sensing Wiper
          It refers to a water/moisture sensor that automatically starts the wiper when it rains or water is splashed onto the car's windshield. It is a feature that aids both convenience and safety.
          Yes
          -
          Rear Window Wiper
          It is a single wiper used to clear the rear windshield of dust and water. It can be used by itself or with a washer that sprays water.
          YesYes
          Rear Window Washer
          It is the sprayer/water dispenser located near the rear windshield that works with the rear wiper to clean the glass.
          YesYes
          Rear Window Defogger
          Rear window defoggers use heat to increase the temperature of the rear windshield to clear any fogging up of the glass caused by weather conditions.
          YesYes
          Wheel Covers
          -
          No
          Alloy Wheels
          Lightweight wheels made of metals such as aluminium. Available in multiple designs, they enhance the look of a vehicle.
          YesYes
          Rear Spoiler
          Increases downforce on the rear end of the vehicle. In most cars, however, they're used simply for looks.
          Yes
          -
          Sun Roof
          A glass panel on the roof of a vehicle, either just over the front seats or extending further backward towards the rear.
          Yes
          -
          Moon RoofYes
          -
          Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
          An additional turn indicator located on the outside mirror of a vehicle that warns both oncoming and following traffic.
          YesYes
          Integrated Antenna
          -
          Yes
          Chrome Grille
          A shiny silver finish on the grille of a vehicle.
          -
          Yes
          Projector Headlamps
          Projector headlights are high-performance headlights that use a special lens to focus the headlight beam better, improving visibility.
          -
          Yes
          Halogen Headlamps
          -
          Yes
          Heated Wing Mirror
          Heated wing mirrors can also be called mirror defoggers. As the name says, using heat, the outside rear view mirrors can be cleared from fogging up during cold/rainy weather, improving rearward visibility and safety.
          Yes
          -
          LED DRLs
          LED daytime running lights (DRL) are not to be confused with headlights. The intended purpose is to help other road users see your vehicle better while adding to the car's style.
          Yes
          -
          LED Headlights
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the main headlamp. LEDs provide a bright white beam, making night driving safer.
          Yes
          -
          LED Taillights
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the taillamps.
          YesYes
          LED Fog Lamps
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the fog lamp. A fog lamp is placed low on the bumper to help illuminate the road and surrounding area, enhancing safety in foggy/rainy conditions.
          Yes
          -
          Additional Features
          Glossy Black Upper Grille,Front Panel : Chrome surrounded Glossy Black Chevrons + Chrome animation for Barrettes,Body Side Molding - Including Fender,Colour Pack (DARK CHROME OR ANODISED ENERGIC BLUE Based on Body Colour) : Front Bumper / Side Airbump,Glossy Black Outsider Rear View Mirror,Satin Chrome - Window C Signature,Chrome Dual Exhaust Pipes,Roof Bars - Glossy Black with Matt Black Insert,Two Tone Diamond-Cut 'PULSAR' Alloy Wheels,3D LED Rear Lamps,LED High Mount Stop Lamp, LED Vision Headlamps
          3D Origami Style LED Tail Lamps, Dynamic Chrome Winged Front Grille, Floating Type Roof Design in Rear, New Back Door Garnish with Chrome Insert, Chrome Plated Door Handles,Body Coloured ORVMs
          Fog Lights
          -
          Front
          Boot Opening
          -
          Manual
          Tyre Size
          235/55 R18
          185/65 R15
          Tyre Type
          Tubeless,Radial
          Tubeless, Radial
          Safety
          Anti Lock Braking System
          A safety system that prevents a car's wheels from locking up during hard braking to maintain steering control.
          YesYes
          Brake Assist
          -
          Yes
          Central LockingYesYes
          Child Safety Locks
          Safety locks located on the car's rear doors that, when engaged, allows the doors to be opened only from the outside. The idea is to stop the door from opening unintentionally.
          YesYes
          Anti Theft Alarm
          An alarm system that sounds when anyone tries to access the car forcibly or break into it.
          -
          Yes
          No. of Airbags
          6
          4
          Driver Airbag
          An inflatable air bag located within the steering wheel that automatically deploys during a collision, to protect the driver from physical injury
          YesYes
          Passenger AirbagYesYes
          Side Airbag FrontYesYes
          Side Airbag RearNoNo
          Day Night Rear View Mirror
          A rearview mirror that can be adjusted to reduce glare from headlights behind the vehicle at night.
          YesYes
          Seat Belt Warning
          A warning buzzer that reminds passengers to buckle their seat belts.
          YesYes
          Door Ajar Warning
          A function that alerts the driver when any of the doors are open or not properly closed.
          -
          Yes
          Traction ControlYes
          -
          Tyre Pressure Monitor
          This feature monitors the pressure inside each tyre, alerting the driver when one or more tyre loses pressure.
          Yes
          -
          Engine Immobilizer
          A security feature that prevents unauthorized access to the car's engine.
          -
          Yes
          Electronic Stability ControlYesYes
          Advance Safety Features
          Passenger Airbag Deactivation Function,Curtain Airbags,Coffee Break Alert,Electric Parking Brake,Perimeter, Volumetric and Tilt Alarm
          Suzuki Heartect Platform
          Rear Camera
          A camera at the rear of the car to help with parking safely.
          -
          With Guidedlines
          Anti Theft Device
          -
          Yes
          Anti Pinch Power Windows
          Windows that stop closing if they sense an obstruction (usually the hands of occupants), preventing injuries.
          -
          Driver
          Speed Alert
          -
          Yes
          Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
          -
          Yes
          Isofix Child Seat Mounts
          A secure attachment system to fix child seats directly on the chassis of the car.
          YesYes
          Pretensioners And Force Limiter Seatbelts
          These mechanisms tighten up the seatbelts, or reduces their force till a certain threshold, so as to hold the occupants in place during sudden acceleration or braking.
          -
          Driver and Passenger
          Sos Emergency Assistance
          -
          Yes
          Blind Spot Monitor
          A function of ADAS that uses radar to alert the driver if there are vehicles behind them that aren't fully visible in their mirror.
          Yes
          -
          Geo Fence Alert
          -
          Yes
          Hill Descent ControlYes
          -
          Hill Assist
          A feature that helps prevent a car from rolling backward on a hill.
          YesYes
          Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockYes
          -
          Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
          -
          Yes
          Advance Internet
          Live Location
          -
          Yes
          Remote Immobiliser
          -
          Yes
          E-Call & I-Call
          -
          No
          Google / Alexa Connectivity
          -
          Yes
          Tow Away Alert
          -
          Yes
          Smartwatch App
          -
          Yes
          Valet Mode
          -
          Yes
          Remote AC On/Off
          -
          Yes
          Remote Door Lock/Unlock
          -
          Yes
          Entertainment & Communication
          RadioYesYes
          Speakers FrontYesYes
          Speakers RearYesYes
          Integrated 2DIN AudioYesYes
          Wireless Phone ChargingYes
          -
          USB And Auxiliary InputYes
          -
          Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYes
          Touch ScreenYesYes
          Touch Screen size (Inch)
          10
          7
          Connectivity
          Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
          Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
          Android AutoYesYes
          Apple Car PlayYesYes
          No. of Speakers
          6
          4
          Additional Features
          Central 25.4cm Capacitive Touch Screen
          SmartPlay Pro Touch Screen Infotainment System, Premium Sound System, Wireless android auto & apple carplay
          Usb Ports
          -
          Yes
          Auxillary Input
          -
          Yes
          Tweeter
          -
          2
          SubwooferNo
          -
          Rear Touch Screen Size
          -
          No
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          Pros and Cons

          • Pros
          • Cons

            Citroen C5 Aircross

            • Quirky styling makes it stand out
            • Feels and looks premium inside and out
            • Most comfortable SUV of the lot
            • Smooth gearbox and powerful diesel engine
            • Gets updated features including a 10-inch touchscreen and wireless phone charging

            Maruti Ertiga

            • Comfortable 7-seater family car
            • Lots of practical storage
            • High fuel efficiency
            • Available with CNG as well
            • Facelift gets a proper 6-speed automatic transmission
            • More safety features like 4-airbags introduced

            Citroen C5 Aircross

            • No petrol engine or 4x4 option
            • It’s a costly affair
            • Misses segment must-haves like ventilated front seats and a 360-degree camera

            Maruti Ertiga

            • No diesel engine option
            • Boot space behind third row is limited
            • Missing premium features like a sunroof and digital instrument cluster

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          Which car is cheaper between Citroen C5 Aircross and Maruti Ertiga?

          Citroen C5 Aircross price starts at Rs 36.91 Lakh & Maruti Ertiga price starts at Rs 8.69 Lakh in New Delhi. Maruti Ertiga is cheaper between these two cars.

          Which car has good mileage Citroen C5 Aircross and Maruti Ertiga?

          The mileage of C5 Aircross is 17.5 kmpl in New Delhi & The mileage of Ertiga is 20.3 kmpl in New Delhi. Maruti Ertiga gives better mileage than Citroen C5 Aircross.
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