Maruti Ertiga 2018 Vs Mahindra Marazzo Vs Toyota Innova Crysta: Which is the best MPV?

by Vivaan Khatri | 22/11/2018
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Maruti has just launched the latest version of the Ertiga. With the new-gen model, Maruti Ertiga will compete against other MPV like Mahindra Marazzo and Toyota Innova Crysta. Let's compare these three cars to find which one worths your investment?

The arrival of the new Ertiga has heated up the battle of the MPV segment. At its launch, the Ertiga will come up against the likes of Mahindra Marazzo, Honda BR-V, Renault Lodgy or Toyota Innova Crysta. Here we will group the Ertiga with Marazzo and Innova Crysta to compare the specs of these cars to find out which one will suit you most.

1. Maruti Ertiga 2018 Vs Mahindra Marazzo Vs Toyota Innova Crysta Dimension

  Maruti Ertiga  Mahindra Marazzo  Toyota Innova Crysta 
 Length  4395mm  4585mm  4735mm
 Width  1735mm  1866mm  1830mm
 Height  1690mm  1774mm  1795mm
 Wheelbase  2740mm  2760mm  2750mm

Here are some takeaways from this table:

  • The longest car: Innova Crysta
  • The highest car: Still the Crysta
  • The widest car: Mahindra Marazzo

Toyota Innova Crysta front face on road

Toyota Innova Crysta is the largest car in the lot

Obviously, the size is not Ertiga’s strength despite its dimensional extension for the new generation. But if you take a broader view, the Ertiga is the most affordable car among the three and it sits on the segment of compact MPV, it is understandable why it lets other competitors win hand down. Instead of comparing themselves to other, we should appreciate that Ertiga is now bigger than its old self.

2. Maruti Ertiga 2018 Vs Mahindra Marazzo Vs Toyota Innova Crysta Exterior

The 2018 Ertiga will get a reworked exterior with some added touches like the redesigned headlamps with projector light, new chrome grille, prominent stance and L-shaped LED tail lights.

On the other hands, the Marazzo which is just recently launched, its all-new design is spired by the shark. However, the car turns out to be a mild and conventional design. The car has a pronounced stance and sits on larger wheels of 17 inches. Overall, the Marazzo is essentially larger than the Ertiga. More specifically, it is 289mm longer, 171mm wider and 89mm taller.

Maruti Ertiga 2018 on road front face

Maruti Ertiga 2018 is given some major exterior changes

Toyota Crysta looks the most appealing of the three. The design of the Crysta is simple but very effective and elegant. The proportionate and mature design of the Crysta has partly helped it to become one of the best-selling cars in the segment. It is also the largest models out of the cars.

3. Maruti Ertiga 2018 Vs Mahindra Marazzo Vs Toyota Innova Crysta Engine and Transmission

On the engine front, Maruti Ertiga and Toyota Innova Crysta are available in both diesel and petrol version while the Marazzo only comes with the diesel engine at launch, possibly. The petrol motor will be offered on the next updates for the Marazzo, but right now, customers could only get the petrol engine.

 3.1. Diesel engine

   Maruti Ertiga Mahindra Marazzo  Toyota Innova Crysta 
 Engine  1.3-litre  1.5-litre  2.4-litre/2.8-litre
 Power  90PS  122PS  150PS/174PS
 Torque  200Nm  300Nm  343Nm/360Nm
 Transmission  5MT  6MT  5MT/6AT
 Mileage  25.47kmpl  17.6kmpl  13.7 kmpl/11.4kmpl

The Crysta wins hands down in this aspect. It comes with two diesel options, a 2.4-litre and a 2.8-litre motor. The diesel engines that it offers have the largest displacement and obviously are the most powerful out of three engines. The smaller engine is able to develop the maximum power of 150PS and the peak torque of 343Nm while the larger is good for 174PS and 360Nm. The transmission option includes a 5-speed manual gearbox and the 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Toyota Innova Crysta on road front face

Offering 2 diesel options, Toyota Innova Crysta is easily the most powerful car 

Mahindra Marazzo comes second with the total output of 122PS and 300Nm. It is powered by a 1.5-litre motor. The engine is paired exclusively with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Maruti Ertiga only has a humble diesel engine of 1.3-litre. This unit is good for 90Ps and 200Nm. With these output figure, the Ertiga is the least powerful here. However, it is indeed the most fuel efficiency. At 25.47kmpl, it is one of the most fuel-efficient engines in the seven-seater segment. While the Crysta – the most powerful car – turns out to be the least economical option out of the three cars. This aggressive engine eats fuel up so quickly. The claimed mileage rates at 13.7kmpl for the smaller engine and 11.4kmpl for the larger engine. The Marrazzo even though could not compete with the unbeatable mileage of the Ertiga, it still manages to bring out a decent mileage of 17.6 kmpl and easily make its way to the top MPV cars with the highest mileage.

 Maruti Ertiga red color front face black background 

Maruti Ertiga 2018 remains the old diesel engine from the last generation

3.2. Petrol engine

   Maruti Ertiga Toyota Innova Crysta 
 Engine  1.5-litre  2.7-litre
 Power  104.7PS  150PS/174PS
 Torque  138Nm  245Nm
 Transmission  5MT/4AT  5MT/6AT
 Mileage  19.3kmpl/18.6kmpl 11.25kmpl/10.75kmpl

In terms of petrol options, there will be only the Crysta and the Ertiga to compete against each other. And the Crysta once again triumphs the Ertiga. The petrol engine of the Crysta is able to make 166PS and 245Nm while the new 1.5-litre petrol engine from the Ertiga is able to churn out the mileage of 104.7PS and 138Nm. Manual and automatic gearboxes are all available in the Ertiga and the Crysta: the Ertiga gets a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic gearbox while the Crysta gets a five-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission.

Mahindra Marazzo front face on road

Mahindra Marazzo doesn't offer petrol option at its launch

As far as the mileage concerned, Maruti Ertiga is still the better option. The petrol engine is claimed to reach the mileage of 19.3kmpl for the manual and 18.6kmpl for the automatic version. The Crysta could return the mileage of 11.25kmpl and 10.75kmpl for a manual and automatic variant, respectively.

4. Maruti Ertiga 2018 Vs Mahindra Marazzo Vs Toyota Innova Crysta Features

Maruti Ertiga is packed with a decent safety kit which includes dual airbags, ABS and EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts and seatbelt pretensioners. On the automatic version, it even comes with electronic stability control and hill hold control. However, the Ertiga is still be overshadowed by the Marazzo and Crysta.

Standard Safety features on Mahindra Marazzo

  • Dual front airbags

  • ABS with EBD

  • Brake assist

  • ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts

Read more:

Mahindra Marazzo’s top features: Captain seats, roof-mounted AC vents and more

Standard Safety features on Toyota Innova Crysta

  • Dual front airbags

  • Brake assist

  • ABS and EBD

  • ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts

The higher variant is available with vehicle stability control, hill start assist and a reverse parking camera.

Maruti Ertiga interior features

Maruti Ertiga will offer a 6.8-inch touchscreen with Apple Car Play and Android Auto on the new-gen version

Features Maruti Ertiga   Mahindra Marazzo  Toyota Innova Crysta
  • 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto support
  • Rear parking camera
  • Touchscreen  infotainment system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto support
  • Touchscreen infotainment system 
  • Parking cameras
  •  Projector headlights
  • LED tail lights
  • LED DRLs
  • Projector headlamps
  • Rear wash wipe, and
  • LED projector headlamps
  • Roof-mounted rear AC vents
  • Ventilated cup holders
  • Automatic climate control
  • Push start/stop button
  • Wooden Insert
  • Roof-mounted rear AC vents
  • Automatic climate control
  • Push start/stop button.
  • Start/stop button,
  • Leather upholstery

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All-new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Feature List Revealed in Lastest Teasers

5. Maruti Ertiga 2018 Vs Mahindra Marazzo Vs Toyota Innova Crysta Price

  Maruti Ertiga   Mahindra Marazzo  Toyota Innova Crysta

Rs 7.44 lakh to Rs 10.90 lakh

Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 13.90 lakh

Rs 15.77 lakh to Rs 22.01 lakh

Maruti Ertiga is the cheapest offer on the lots. Costing Rs 7.44 lakh to Rs 10.90 lakh for a seven-seater with a decent equipment list, the new Ertiga is obviously an attractive option.

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