A great value for money family car by Maruti.

By for Maruti Ertiga 2012-2015 2013-11-29 14:59:24.0
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Pros : Excellent mileage, spacing, practicality, dual AC vent, leg room, easy drivablity, compact dimension

Cons : Cons: Rear wiper, Third row seat neck rest, steering mounted controls, ABS option not available in

Spacing: 5/5 Drivablity: 5/5 Amenities: 3/5 Power: 4/5 Mileage: 5/5 Overall: 5/5 Detailed Review:  Spacing:  Phenomenal amount of work have been fone by Maruti to create such a compact car to serve every need of the customer. Even with CNG maruti has fitted the tank in such a way that their has been no compromise with the third seat. I must say that third row seat is pretty much comfortable for average individual for short distances. With all the seats occupied Eritga has almost no boot space due to CNG tank but when third row seat folded it give more space than a normal sedan. Drivablity: Its just as good as driving a sedan. Very comfortable seating with great visiblity. It has good ground clearance backed by great suspension absorbs almost all the city bumps. Pick up is little slow when the car starts in CNG but once it reaches 20kmhr the drive is absolutely smooth. Switching from petrol to cng is very smooth without any time lag.  Only two concerns: One is when you drive on expressway when the speed crosses 80kmhr there is a wierd air cutting noise which keeps increasing with speed. Even service stations are not able to resolve this.  Second is without ABS it is little dangerous to drice beyond 100kmhr Apart from these two the car is fantastic to drive and almost zero engine noise inside the cabin. Amenities: Music system, power windows, central locking, key less entry, dual AC vent What it lacks is steering mounted controls which are a kind of must have features in today's world. Dual AC vent is good for cooling during morning and evening drives but for a proper after noon drive say above 40degree it cannot cool the cabin to a great extent. But still is managable. Power: Power is just enough to carry 7 passenger and have a comfortable ride. It lacks initial pickup with cng but it is quiet managable by shifting gears to lower levels. Rest car never let you feels a rational driver powerless. Excellent Mileage:  Here is the place where Ertiga is miles ahead when compared to its competitors. With cng option it easily delivers 12-14km per kg in city traffic with AC and 20-22km per kg on highway. With cng price at ~40 rs per kg it arrives to roughly 2Rs per km or even lower. Driving becomes very economical with Ertiga. I guess cng option is the best compliment which maruti has given this car to make it a very attractive option for people who have cng infrastructure in place. Overall:  Ertiga is best option for a person who wish to have option occansional 7 people or For a five seater with huge boot space. Its cost of driving is so low with cng that it makes overall ownership cost very less when conpared to petrol or diesel models. Lack some of the basic features but when compared to the overall package which comes at this price this is the most compelling option one can ever have. Issues: Air cutting noise above 80km/hr speed

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  • saratchandra |07 Dec,2013 02:56:13 PM

    I have been asking the Mithra Dealers located in Machilipatnam to provide me a test drive of Maruti Ertiga but in vain. The indifference on the part of the dealers creates a negative attitude on the part of the customers towards the vehicle.

    giriraj |16 Dec,2013 05:03:12 PM

    Yes its true that Dealers don't give test drive for CNG vehicle but reason is different. Dealer has to buy the test drive cars from companies and almost all the dealers have Ertiga petrol and diesel variant. Dealers are not buying the CNG variant again for the Test Drive as its a big cost for them. But to ease your anxiety, I can very well assure you that car has the best in class comfort and driving pleasure for CNG variant. Only in case of steep curves on ghats you might feel little bit concerned about the power. But rest of the time this cars delivers best of both the worlds- Comfort of Big car and Flexibility of the Dual fuel option. Hope this helps !

  • jayesh |26 Aug,2014 02:59:56 PM

    I am planning to buy ertiga this month.I am confused between cng vxi and vdi variant. My monthly running will be around 1000 kms. Occassionally running will be to Nasik,Kolhapur and Poona, may be in a year 10-12 times, rest will be in Mumbai locally. As far as running in mumbai is concerned, CNG option is ok but I am worried on the part of maintenance which I have read/heard that after 2-3 years,there is huge maintenance on CNG starts. I have been using Swift disel for last 7 years and did not face any single problem. Please guide me deciding this.

    Mayur |02 Oct,2014 12:33:25 AM

    Go for CNG

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