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Maruti Ertiga XL6. Review Positives and Negatives of Maruti XL6

Maruti Ertiga XL6. Review Positives and Negatives of Maruti XL6

Are you looking for Spacious Family MPV Car and confused in between all new Maruti Ertiga XL6 to buy or consider Marazzo. Review Space, Features, Prices, Safety with Positives and Negatives for Best Value Buy


Maruti XL6 : Positives and Negatives Explained

Maruti Suzuki launched XL6 (or can say Ertiga Cross) in Premium Crossover Layout. The MPV Gets key updates over Regular Ertiga

  • 2nd Row with Captain Seats having Independent armrest makes it lot more comfy. Also is XL6 slight longer (40 mm) and wider (50 mm) and taller (10 mm) in dimensions against Regular Ertiga
  • Cosmetic Changes with all new Grille Design, LED DRL, New Bonnet and Bumper Design, Skid Plates in Front and Rear, Side Moulding with Wheel Arch Cladding, Black Treatment on Alloy Wheels along with Light Design Changes
  • Interiors too gets an update with Stone Black theme Dash, Black Treatment on Dash and Seats, Cruise Control on Top End Model

However, this MPV is only introduced in K15 BS6 Compliant Petrol Engine as what seen in Ertiga. The suspension Dynamics, Steering Feedback, Tyre Profile are exact same as in regular Ertiga - hence the overall handling behavior of car is going to be more or less as seen in Ertiga. But is new XL6 a worth over Marazzo

See if we see first Hand, 

  • Ertiga XL6 - Available in Petrol Manual and Petrol Automatic. BS6 Compliant Petrol
  • Marazzo - Available in Diesel Manual Transmission. BS4 Compliant Diesel

So, while XL6 is Petrol Car, Marazzo is Diesel. While XL6 is a BS6 Compliant Petrol Engine, Marazzo is a BS4 Compliant Diesel Engine. Also no choice of Automatic in Marazzo, but XL6 do gets Automatic in both Trims

Still there is a comparison 

  Mahindra Marazzo Maruti Ertiga XL6
Build Design 7 Seater (2+2+3) 6 Seater (2+2+2)
Length 4585 mm 4445 mm
Width 1866 mm 1775 mm
Height 1774 mm 1700 mm
Boot Space - with all 3 Rows up 190 Lit 209 Lit
Wheelbase 2760 mm 2740 mm
Wheels 16 Inch, 17 Inch 15 Inch
Ground Clearance ** 165 mm  185 mm
Engine 1.5 Lit Diesel 1.5 Lit Petrol
Power 122 PS 104.7 PS
Torque 300 NM 138 NM
Transmission 6 Speed Manual 5 Speed Manual, 4 Speed Automatic
ARAI Mileage 17.6 Kmpl 19.01 Kmpl (Manual), 17.99 Kmpl (MT)



Positives of Maruti Ertiga XL6

  • The Car Definite looks a Crossover with Wheel Arch Cladding, Skid Plates, New Flat Bottom Bonnet Design, Quad Chamber LED Headlights with LED DRL along with Sweeping Cross Bar Chrome Garnish. The Looks certainly makes XL6 more a Crossover as against MPV. 
  • Lot Spacious in Cabin. With introduction of Captain Seats with Independent Armrest, Flexibility of Slide and Recline on 2nd Row along with Recline Option on 3rd Row Seat. All Seats comes with adjustable Head Restraints. 3rd Row comes with Bottle Holder, Glass Area on 3rd Row is Bigger. The Ingress and Egress to 3rd Row is good. For any one considering a Family Car with very good Seating Comfort for 2 Senior Members on 2nd Row, Kids to Teenagers on 3rd Row with Couple on Front will appreciate space. Boot Space is 209 Litre which can be extended a lot by Part Splitting 3rd Row to complete Fold 3rd Row


  • Petrol Engine is Refined with Superior Engine NVH Levels, and if having an expectation of Sedate, Comfortable ride will like XL6 Petrol. Tuned for Buyers who love relaxed drive, comfort drive, linear pick up. Very Important to have expectation Correct - Remember its a People carrier car and been in Petrol, Not Torquey as what seen in Diesel. 4 Speed Automatic is best for relaxed drive. No Quick Throttle response pls as else wont enjoy drive.
  • Good Visibility all across, Steering is Light and Flat Bottom Steering is good to hold, Braking is well Effective too on the lines as what seen in Eriga
  • Comes with Mild Hybrid to improve Mileage by turning off Car Engine on Red Light. Maruti Suzuki Proven Reliability is definite a plus Point along with Option of 5 Year Warranty 
  • Features List with Comprehensive Features in Zeta and Alpha Trim with prices starting at Rs 9.79 Lakh (Zeta Manual), Rs 10.36 Lakh for Top End Alpha Manual. While Automatic Trim starts at Rs 10.89 Lakh for Zeta Automatic and Alpha Automatic Trim at Rs  11.46 Lakh.



Negatives of Maruti XL6

  • The 15 Inch Wheels looks a tad smaller, there was definite an opportunity lost of even Bigger 16 Inch Wheels with Wider Tyres which could have enhanced the looks, stance and ride of car on Highway
  • Not a Car for Enthusiastic Performance. Its a car for those who love Sedate Comfortable Ride. No Explosive Pickup, No Peppy Mid range and 4 Speed Automatic can turn vocal if push throttle response to high. Mid range is Flat
  • Interiors although good, but can appear Claustrophobic due to Black theme. The Owner need to consider in that fact of Black Interiors (which though looks Sporty, but seems a slight mis-match in Family Car)
  • Advanced Safety Features is definite a miss. No Side Airbags, No Curtain Airbags. No Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. Had Maruti Suzuki incorporated these Safety Features it could have enhanced the Value appeal of this Car a lot. However, no complaints on Braking despite of Rear Brake Drum, the Braking of Ertiga and XL6 remains a benchmark for Maruti Suzuki range, very close to levels of S Cross (which comes with all 4 Disc Brake)
  • Been Wheelbase is similar as in Ertiga Regular Edition, if have well stocked Adults on this MPV in 3rd Row then they may not be much comfortable as limited Headroom and Legroom. Innova Crysta yet remains a benchmark and followed next in Marazzo


Should you Buy Maruti XL6

Answer is Yes - Basis Modality of Space in this MPV with Utmost Comfort for Family of 6, Rich Features List, Crossover Appeal, Engine Refinement, Reliability, Future Emission Compliant and for those who seek Comfort Oriented Drive. Its a Premium MPV from Maruti Suzuki and can be a good consideration for those who love relaxed drive with Convenience as the First Preference in Budget of 10 to 12 Lakh.

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Comments 1

Guest - Abhishek on Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:36

Hey Gagan,

Can you please add thoughts on the crumple zone of the car. Is it safe on rear seats?


Hey Gagan, Can you please add thoughts on the crumple zone of the car. Is it safe on rear seats? Thanks, Abhishek
Sunday, 23 February 2020

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