Maruti Ertiga Diesel LUV Vs Mahindra Xylo 2012 MPV


Most of the buyers who wish to own a big car and cannot afford a luxury SUV, go for an MPV. Talking about some interesting MPV’s we have Mahindra Xylo and Toyota Innova as the top contenders. Recently Maruti has launched the much awaited Maruti Ertiga which may not be a hardcore MPV but is surely a tough competitor. Named as LUV or lifestyle utility vehicle, it is appreciably cheaper than a full fledged MPV which is the reason why we are here to compare it with the Xylo. In this article, on our continuation in our car comparison series, we will compare in details the two promising vehicles – Maruti Ertiga Vs Mahindra Xylo.

Maruti Ertiga LUV Vs Mahindra Xylo MPV

image – Maruti Ertiga(left) and Mahindra Xylo(right)

Exteriors Comparison of Maruti Ertiga Vs Mahindra Xylo 2012

Maruti Ertiga is based on the platform of 2011 Maruti Swift but the same has been elongated to fit the body dimensions of Ertiga. From the front it resembles Maruti Ritz and Swift to an extent while from the sides and rear its an all new car. Looks wise the car is refreshing and different and has its own road presence.

The Xylo is a popular car and the facelifted model is even more popular now. The face gets remarkable improvements and it looks very upmarket now. The masculine character of the car is reflected across the length and breadth of car and there is now way it will go unnoticed.

Maruti Ertiga LUV Dimensions

  • Length: 4265mm
  • Width: 1695 mm
  • Height 1685 mm
  • Wheel Base: 2740 mm

Mahindra Xylo 2012 Dimensions

  • Length : 4520 mm
  • Width : 1850 mm
  • Height : 1895 mm
  • Wheelbase : 2760 mm

Evidently the Xylo is significantly, longer, wider, taller and also has a much longer wheelbase. So if your concern is space, then Xylo does have an edge over Ertiga.

Interiors Comparison Of Maruti Ertiga Vs Mahindra Xylo 2012

Maruti Ertiga LUV Interiors

image – Maruti Ertiga Interiors

Maruti Ertiga Interiors (1)

image – Maruti Ertiga Interiors

Talking about the interiors of Ertiga, I would like to mention that Maruti has come a long way and Ertiga is a fabulously built car. The fit and finish on the inside is enormously improved over the Swift or Ritz. The dual tone interiors are pleasing, however the design is simple and less interesting. Features offered with the car include ABS (LDI only), Manual AC, Engine Immobilizer, Power Steering, Internally adjustable ORVM (Manual), Accessory Socket, 60/40 Spilt seats (2nd Row seats with seat slide), Tilt Steering, Retractable cup holder, Body coloured bumpers, Low fuel warning lamp, Door Lock canceller(front), Twin AC, Security alarm system (Door+ Hood), Tachometer, Front Fog Lamp, Audio+CD+USB, Speakers(FRX2+RRX2), Seat back pocket(Co-driver side), Rear Centre Armrest(w/o cup holder), Front & Rear Power windows, Driver ‘s side power window auto down,  Coloured outside door handles & ORVM, Remote Keyless entry, ORVM Mounted turn indicators etc.

Premium Walnut brown interiors

image – Mahindra Xylo 2012 New Model Interiors

Luxurious Space and comfort

image – Mahindra Xylo 2012 New Model Interiors

The Xylo is elegantly built but is and the finish is really upmarket. The central console, steering wheel and the rest of the dashboard everything feels good but it is not sporty at all. The design is less interesting than the Ertiga. Features include Sleek chrome accent, Clear lens two-tone tail lamps, Dual SRS Airbags for Safety, Cruise Control for convenience, Steering Mounted Audio Controls, Dual Zone Air Conditioning, Voice Recognition control for controlling head lamps, wipers, fuel lid, door locks etc. Other features are Italian leather seats trim, Dual tone dashboard styling, New Door trims, Wood Inserts in the central console, Improved suspension tuning for better ride and handling characteristic etc.

In interiors Xylo has an edge both in terms of features and space.

Engine Comparison Of Maruti Ertiga Diesel Vs Mahindra Xylo 2012

Maruti Ertiga LUV Diesel Engine

  • 1.3 litre turbocharged DDIS engine
  • Max power of 90 BHP @ 4000 RPM
  • Max torque of 200 Nm @ 1750 RPM
  • ARAI certified mileage of 20.77 KMPL
  • 5 speed manual transmission
  • Kerb weight of 1240 Kg
  • Power to weight ratio of 72 BHP per 1000 kg

Mahindra Xylo MPV Diesel Engine

2.5 Litre mDI CRDe Diesel

  • 2.5 Litre mdi CRDe diesel engine
  • Peak power of 95 BHP @ 3600 RPM
  • Peak Torque of 220 Nm @ 1400 – 2600 RPM
  • 5 speed manual transmission
  • ARAI Mileage of 13 KMPL
  • Kerb Weight of about 1750 Kg
  • Power to weight ratio of 54.3 BHP per 1000 kg

2.2 Litre mEagle Diesel Engine

  • 2.5 Litre mEagle diesel engine
  • Peak power of 112 BHP @ 3800 RPM
  • Peak Torque of 260 Nm @ 1800 – 2200 RPM
  • 5 speed manual transmission
  • ARAI Mileage of 13 KMPL
  • Kerb Weight of about 1750 Kg
  • Power to weight ratio of 64 BHP per 1000 kg

2.2 Litre mHawk Diesel Engine

  • 2.5 Litre mdi CRDe diesel engine
  • Peak power of 120 BHP @ 3800 RPM
  • Peak Torque of 290 Nm
  • 5 speed manual transmission
  • ARAI Mileage of 14.02 KMPL
  • Power to weight ratio of 68.5 BHP per 1000 kg

There is a huge difference between the capacity of the engines of Xylo and Ertiga. The former comes in three engine options: a 2.5 litre mEagle engine, a 2.5 litre mDI CRDe diesel and a 2.2 litre mHawk diesel engine, while the latter  features a smaller 1.3 litre. The power and torque figures of Xylo are better which is well justified by the size of its engines. If you look a the fuel efficiency of both the cars, Ertiga does win with a fairly good margin. It has a certified mileage of 20.77 Kg which is way better than Xylo’s 13 KMPL and 14.02 KMPL.

Performance And Handling Comparison of Maruti Ertiga Vs Mahindra Xylo

The Ertiga is a less taller vehicle and is based on Swift’s platform. This means that its handling characteristics are good and it is stable on high speeds. Another important fact is that it handles well on sharp corners. The Xylo is a taller vehicle and in spite of the extra power and torque it feels less confidence inspiring on corners and one can experience some body roll. However on straight roads, it is quite stable.

Maruti Ertiga LUV Diesel Price Vs Mahindra Xylo 2012 MPV Diesel Price

The official price list of Maruti Ertiga LUV ex-showroom Delhi is as follows:

  • Maruti Ertiga LUV Diesel LDi is priced at Rs. 7.30 Lakhs
  • Maruti Ertiga LUV Diesel VDi is priced at Rs. 7.90 Lakhs
  • Maruti Ertiga LUV Diesel ZDi is priced at Rs. 8.45 Lakhs

Mahindra Xylo Diesel Prices are as follows:

  • Mahindra Xylo Diesel D2-BS IV : Rs. 7.47 lakhs
  • Mahindra Xylo Diesel D4-BS IV : Rs. 7.88 lakhs
  • Mahindra Xylo Diesel E4-BS IV : Rs. 8.24 lakhs
  • Mahindra Xylo Diesel E4 ABS BS IV : Rs. 8.48 lakhs
  • Mahindra Xylo Diesel E8 ABS BS IV : Rs. 9.28 lakhs
  • Mahindra Xylo Diesel E8-ABS-AIR BAG-BS IV : Rs. 9.66 lakhs
  • Mahindra Xylo Diesel E9 BS IV : Rs. 10.47 lakhs

Ertiga comes in only three variants, LDi. VDi and ZDi whereas Xylo comes in a number of variants which are D2, D4, E4, E8 and E9.

The base LDi comes with a couple of features as standard including ABS which is not present in Xylo D2 or D4 variants. The VDI even comes with 3 point ELR seat belts. Rest of the convenience and safety features are absent in both the base models.

The E4 variant comes in two sub-variants, one standard and the other with ABS and are priced at Rs. 8.24 and Rs. 8.48 lakhs respectively. The VDi variant of Ertiga which is almost 1 lakh cheaper comes with enough features like 2nd row A/C, audio system with radio and USB support, power windows, keyless entry, back door handle etc. The E4 comes with driver assist system which is an extra feature over the D2 and D4.

The E8 variant comes with a couple of extra features like rear spoiler, new headlamps, fog lamps, alloys, mobile charging points, rear glass embedded antenna, 3 point lumbar support, height adjustable driver seat, foldable snack trays etc. The E8 also comes with optional Airbags, while ABS comes as standard.

The top end Ertiga ZDI is priced at Rs. 8.45 lakhs and is offered with all the features listed in the brochure. The E9 Xylo is the top end model with more than enough features that give it an edge over the top end Ertiga, but then there is a huge difference of approximately 2 lakh INR in pricing.

Car Blog India Verdict – Maruti Ertiga LUV Diesel Vs Mahindra Xylo 2012 MPV Diesel

First of all if you are considering both the models, please test drive each of them. Now coming to the verdict of Maruti Ertiga Vs Mahindra Xylo, these cars do not fall into the same price and size segment, but there is some considerable overlap with the Xylo being on the higher side of features, size and price segment. If you consider other aspects like the after-sales service, both companies have a good network of service stations. So now it depends on the reader whether he wishes to shed some extra money for extra features and space and take home the Xylo or spend less money for a value for a more money car and take home the Ertiga.

Also check out the detailed comparison between Mahindra Xylo 2012 and Toyota Innova 2012.

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